Spotify Seems Desperate, Apple Plans Record iPhone Production, Q&A Thursday

Today's Above Avalon stories: 

  • Spotify Seems Desperate - Not only is Spotify is seemingly battling Apple Music, but their latest move to go up against Apple's App Store smells of desperation. 
  • Apple Plans Record iPhone Production - We take a closer look at the WSJ report indicating Apple is planning on producing 85-90 million units of two new iPhone models and what it suggests for Apple's iPhone business. 
  • Q&A Thursday - I answer a few questions from members. This week's questions include what Wall Street looks for in AAPL to determine if it is a buy or sell, Apple's sensitivity to interest rates, ResearchKit, and why Apple is embracing human curation.

Today's first story deals with Spotify and what increasingly looks like moves of desperation being taken by the leading music streaming service. Next, we shift over to the WSJ story that includes the first supply data for the new iPhones expected to be announced in approximately two months. We conclude with the second installment of Q&A Thursday. 

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