Apple Seeds: Apple Still Most Valuable Brand, The Importance of iPad, More

Apple Seeds is iSource’s daily roundup of Apple-related stories for the most diehard of fans, or for the news junkie that has to have all of the day’s news:

Apple Once Again Ranked as World’s Most Valuable Brand

Although the definition of “brand value” is squishy at best, with many different areas of measurement to take into account, Millward’s Brown has ranked Apple as the most valuable brand for two years in a row with their BrandZ study. According to the report Apple’s brand worth grew 19%, from an estimated $153 billion to $183 billion. [Read More]

iPads Being Used in Greece’s Debt Restructuring

Bob Apfel of Bondholder Communications Group decided to purchase 100 iPads to aid in getting 100,000 bondholders to sign off on forthcoming transactions in Greece’s debt restructuring. In two years, the iPad has come from nothing, to determining the economic future of a country. Amazing. [Read More]

iPad Pushes 124% Growth of Tablet Shipments

A new repot points out that the iPad is responsible for driving 124% of tablet shipment growth year-over-year. Also, the iPad comprises 62.8% of the tablet market, with Samsung in a distant second place with 7.5%. [Read More]

China Mobile Confirms Discussions Are Taking Place with Apple

China Mobile has publicly stated that they are indeed engaged in discussions with Apple regarding the iPhone. Remember, Apple’s only official partner in China up to this point is China Unicom. Also worth mentioning, is the fact that China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile phone carrier, and could represent a massive potential for both Apple and China Mobile. [Read More]

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