Bill Shamblin

Market analyst, economist, stat geek, and comedy writer. My goal at The Fool? Tell the story behind the numbers. I've developed competitive analysis for Fortune 500 clients, managed an econometric model of US price and wage indices, and written comedy for syndicated radio programs. BA economics/computer science, University of Maryland. MBA Georgia Institute of Technology. Follow me at: @bshammy

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Sat Apr 19



bshamblin published an article 2:00 PM

Here's the Reason Apple Inc. Will Charge More for the iPhone 6

The iPhone 5c showed Apple that a larger-than-expected percentage of Apple customers are willing to pay a higher price for premium features. Based on the iPhone 5c experience, Apple is likely confident it can price the iPhone 6 at $299.

Thu Apr 17



bshamblin published an article 12:20 PM

Is Android's KitKat Good News for Apple Inc?

Android KitKat has been streamlined to increase the appeal of Android in emerging markets. But, will Google's new Android strategy let Apple capture a larger share of the premium-priced smartphone market?

Fri Apr 4

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bshamblin commented on an article. 10:48 AM

Memo to Apple: Here's Your Next Big Thing

Correct, Apple margins are cyclical - they always drop with a new product introduction as the company works down material cost cycle.

However, if you look at Apple margins over an extended period you would see


Thu Apr 3



bshamblin published an article 4:39 PM

Memo to Apple: Here's Your Next Big Thing

Apple's been plagued by slowing top-line growth and eroding margins, here's how they can solve both problems.

Tue Apr 1



bshamblin published an article 12:22 PM

Is Microsoft Helping to Sell iPads to Businesses?

Microsoft Office is the dominant productivity software in enterprise, and the iPad, the dominant tablet. Redmond's decision to provide Office apps for the iPad have just cemented the hold that Office and the iPad have in business.

Wed Mar 26



bshamblin published an article 1:04 PM

Can China Mobile, iPhone 6, and the iWatch Return Apple to Double Digit-Growth?

In 2014, investors need to determine what opportunities, if any, could significantly increase revenue growth for Apple. This analysis gives investors a basis for understanding what can happen in 2014.

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bshamblin commented on an article. 7:49 AM

Should Apple Fear This New Phone?

Apple, no.

Samsung, maybe.

Tue Mar 11

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bshamblin commented on an article. 8:27 AM

Android and iOS Dominate Tablets, but Could Windows 8 Catch Up?

How do you define, "The year of the Windows 8 tablet"? Sales doubling?

At that point Windows 8 would account for less than 4% of 2013 sales - and given the growth rates for tablets, that probably


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