Another quarter, another blowout. While analysts and pundits imagined that domestic iPhone sales would signal an end to the gravy train, international demand pushed the handset past the 35 million mark and shot AAPL back above the $600 line. Even with the iPad refresh hitting at the end of the quarter, Apple sold almost 12 million of the tablets to get to 67 million total sales in just two years on the market.
Apple's developer conference, WWDC, opened up ticket sales this week -- and promptly closed them again a couple of hours later as the event sold out. Some ticket buyers who thought they were good to go found out otherwise when Apple's overzealous group ticket restrictions cancelled their valid orders.
Meanwhile, The New York Times has been focusing on Apple as a proxy for all things large and corporate lately, and the beat goes on with today's feature story on how the company uses some... interesting tactics to minimize its tax liability in the US and abroad. We'll discuss the story, and consider whether or not slapping a lowercase "i" into a headline works in favor of -- or against -- solid business journalism.
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