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mercredi 6 août 2014

JOB Opportunité

US-Business Leader

  • Job Number: Various
  • United States
  • Posted: Aug. 6, 2014
  • Retail Store

Job Summary

Every day, business customers come to the Apple Store to discover what powerful, easy-to-use Apple products can do for them. As a Business Leader, it’s your responsibility to make sure our stores provide business customers with key technology solutions for a wide range of industries and create long-term customers with experiences built on trust. You drive the business sales strategy for your business team and manage teams across a market area that encompasses several Apple Store locations. By leading and inspiring all partners to provide unparalleled customer service, you foster long-term loyalty to Apple and its business solutions.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience building respected leadership teams and developing talent to support business growth.
  • Ability to lead and influence cross-functional relationships with both internal and external partners.
  • Proven ability to drive incremental revenue, create new relationships and manage existing ones, and build loyalty within a market region.
  • Strong understanding of how to position technology-based solutions for business clients.


As a Business Leader, you drive the strategy and infuse the business vision into management and store teams in each market location. You foster consistent practices for all locations, but you're also flexible enough to manage unique variances in your market. Even when you're not present, you maintain a constant influence in every store, ensuring team members are intensely focused on forging new relationships with local businesses, managing accounts, and building loyalty by providing quality experiences for business customers. You develop talent - building a strong business team that helps companies succeed and enables our stores to reach and exceed performance goals. You bridge the worlds of retail, corporate, and business development by combining the company vision with field execution to create future business success for Apple Stores.

Additional Requirements

•You have at least five years of experience managing a complex business across multiple locations. •Cross-industry experience is welcome — a retail background is not necessary. •You have a passion for learning about Apple technology and products. •Multilingual ability is a plus. •You’ll need to be flexible with your schedule. Your work hours will be based on business needs.

samedi 2 août 2014

Apple pays ISPs to deliver their content faster

WEB - Like Netflix, the company established its own network of content delivery (CDN) ...

Your update to iOS7 was long and painful? That would normally go to iOS8 faster. For the famous distribution network Apple content, or CDN English, is now operational, as noted expert Dan Rayburn Thursday. According to him, Apple should pay a total of more than $ 100 million to Internet service providers (ISPs) by the end of the year to accelerate transfers. What revive the controversy around Net Neutrality, although in this case the problem is different.

In fairness, pay to go faster is prohibited. But this applies only to the portion of the pipes leading to the subscriber ("the last mile" or the last 1,500 meters). The rest of the network in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, for example, there are already large commercial interconnection agreements between content creators and telecom players. Internet is actually a network of networks, and no control of end-to-end.

Google, Amazon and Microsoft are such

Here, instead of paying an intermediary such as Akamai or Level3 to rent their CDN, Apple, like Netflix, directly pays ISPs to control the routing of its contents. For this, servers are installed in telecom companies to preload data or choose the data center closest to the user.

Netflix pays whining but Apple has so far been rather low profile. "Netflix is trying to confuse talking about net neutrality so that it is as interconnection trade agreements," says Dan Rayburn 20 Minutes. According to the expert, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Ustream ... Everyone or almost done the same for years. What is changing is the scope of these contracts. Some fear that small players can not compete on equal terms, for lack of means.

Apple places his pawns in the Cloud

Its CDN should allow Apple to better manage traffic spikes to distribute OS X or iOS8 Yosemite. At present, the company should continue to use CDN-third more of hers, especially for iTunes content. But Dan Rayburn expects to see gradually switch all traffic.

The infrastructure is already there. According to the expert, the ability of Apple CDN exceeds several terabits per second, or more than "ten times its current needs." This could change, especially if it launched an Internet TV service à la carte ...

Apple activates its own distribution network content

Apple s'émancipe de ses partenaires historiques avec la mise en route de son propre réseau de distribution de contenus (CDN). La société accepterait de payer pour accéder aux infrastructures des grands fournisseurs d'accès.

 Control chain from beginning to end is a trademarks of Apple historical and distribution of online content is not likely to escape the rule. While the company used hitherto services partners to deliver software, videos and music to its customers, it gradually switches to a managed in-house infrastructure. According to Dan Rayburn, an analyst at Frost & Sullivans, Apple shall indeed currently commissioning its own network of content distribution (CDNs for Content Delivery Network). 

It is estimated that by the end of the year, Apple has invested over $ 100 million in this project. At this stage, the company does not have the intention to completely emancipate its current providers: Rayburn and says it will continue to work with Akamai for content related to iTunes or Level3 for matters relating to the Radio offers. However, it should more often to use its own infrastructure to the rest of its distribution, starting with software releases highly anticipated as future iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite. 

Remains to be seen what is the interest for Apple to lead such a project? Treat internal mission is not necessarily cheaper (especially in the short term), but have its own CDN allows Apple to directly manage financial constraints ... starting with the thorny question of the connection between his own infrastructure and network of major Internet service providers, starting with American actors. On this ground, Apple would advance without too complex, agreeing to pay the major ISPs to interconnect with their networks. 

According to Rayburn, several contracts have already been signed, including with Comcast: information that falls probably in time to feed the controversy aroused by Netflix, he refuses to pay to inject its content on the network of major suppliers 'U.S. access (some French users know the problem follows a similar occurrence bickering between Free and Google / YouTube). The question obviously arises in the same terms for Apple, its huge cash reserves and ambitions, we always imagine more important as digital markets of tomorrow.

vendredi 1 août 2014

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Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display

 Apple today updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a new, lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook. Apple also lowered the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro to $1,099. “People love their MacBook Pro because of the thin and light, aluminum unibody design, beautiful Retina display, all day battery life, and deep integration with OS X,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The MacBook Pro with Retina display gets even better with faster processors, more memory, more affordable configurations, and a free upgrade to OS X Yosemite this fall.” MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Pro are available through the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Read more:

lundi 28 juillet 2014

Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

Growth in iPhone sales, Mac and services generated record revenues for the quarter ended in June and a 20% growth in earnings per share 

CUPERTINO, California-On July 22, 2014-Apple today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014 ended June 28, 2014. The company reported quarterly revenue of $ 37.4 billion and net quarterly profit of $ 7.7 billion, or $ 1.28 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $ 35.3 billion and net income of $ 6.9 billion, or $ 1.07 per diluted share for the same quarter last year. Gross margin represented 39.4% compared to 36.9% in the same quarter last year. International sales accounted for 59% of sales in the quarter. 

Apple's Board of Directors declared a dividend of $ 0.47 per common share, payable August 14, 2014 to August 11, 2014 recorded in the evening shareholders. 

"Our record sales for the June quarter was driven by strong sales of iPhone and Mac as well as the continued growth of sales from the Apple ecosystem, which has generated the strongest growth in earnings per share for seven quarters, said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. We are very excited by the arrival of iOS and OS X 8 Yosemite, as well as new products and services that we can not wait to start. "

"We generated $ 10.3 billion of operating cash flow and donated nearly $ 8 billion in cash to our shareholders through dividends and share repurchases during the quarter ended in June, said Luca Maestri, Apple's CFO. This brings the cumulative payments under our program of return on capital to 74 billion, for a total of $ 130 billion, with another six quarters until its completion. "

The objectives provided by Apple for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 

revenues between $ 37 billion and $ 40 billion 
gross margin between 37% and 38% 
Operating expenses between $ 4.75 billion and $ 4.85 billion 
Other income / (expenses) of $ 250 million 
tax rate of 26.1% 

Apple will release real-time web conferencing its financial results for the third quarter of 2014 July 22, 2014 from 14 pm (Pacific Coast of the United States), at earningsq314. This web conference will continue to be available afterwards for about two weeks. 

This press release contains forward-looking statements including purely indicative, those concerning estimates of gross margin, operating expenses, other income / (expense) and income tax rates. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ from those contained in this release. Potential risks and uncertainties include without limitation the effect of competitive and economic factors and the answers that the company could make the purchasing decisions of Apple products by the general public and professionals; consistency of competitive pressures in the marketplace; the ability of the company to propose in due time new programs, innovative products and technologies to the marketplace and stimulate customer demand for these products and technologies; the possible repercussions product introductions and transitions to new products, changes in pricing and product mix, and / or increases in component costs of the products on the gross margin of the company; the inventory risk associated with the need for the company to order or commit to order product components in advance of customer no orders; the continued availability on acceptable terms of certain components and services essential to the company's business currently obtained by the Company from sole or limited sources; the effect that the dependence of the Company with respect to manufacturing services and logistics provided by third parties may have on the quality, quantity or cost of products manufactured or services rendered; risks associated with international operations of the company; the dependence of the Company with respect to the availability of digital content and under the intellectual property of others; the potential impact of a finding that the Company has infringed on the intellectual property of others, and the dependence of the Company on the performance of distributors, carriers and other resellers of the Company; the impact of quality problems on product sales and operating results of the company; the presence and permanent availability of key executives and employees; war, terrorism, public health issues, natural disasters and other circumstances that could disrupt supply, delivery, or demand of products; and unfavorable results of other legal proceedings. Further information on factors that could affect the financial results of the company are from time to time in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" of the documents filed by the company with the SEC, particularly the Annual Report (Form 10-K) for the year ended September 28, 2013, the interim report (Form 10-Q) for the quarter ended December 28, 2013, the interim report (Form 10 - Q) for the quarter ended March 29, 2014 and the interim report (Form 10-Q) for the quarter ended June 28, 2014 to be filed with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the statements or forward-looking information that is of value only to their respective dates. 

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, as well as the operating system OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software system. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its iPhone and its revolutionary App Store and defines the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad. 

Press Contacts: 

Jasmine Khounnala 
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01 56 52 97 48 

Charlotte Robic 

01 56 52 97 27

mercredi 23 juillet 2014

Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 6

IPhone sales have so far almost never showed signs of slowing, despite the lack of innovation that characterized, for example, the passage of the iPhone 4S to the iPhone 5. The contract in January between Apple and China Mobile, the world's largest operator, ensures an important market in China. 

The Cupertino company has asked its suppliers to produce between 70 and 80 million units by the end of the year. The iPhone 6, which will be unveiled in September, should exist in two versions, with two screen sizes: the two models should be larger than that of the iPhone 5 screen. 


A way for Apple to catch up on Samsung dominating the segment of large screen smartphones, but a technical challenge for manufacturers, which will provide larger screens but just as thin and lighter than the previous iPhone. 

These forecasts exceed those that were made for iPhone 5S and 5C, which Apple had ordered before launch between 50 and 60 million units, a sign that Apple anticipates strong demand, especially for the holiday season. 

The third quarter should be no surprise to Apple, even though analysts rather expect sales growth of 15% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts also look at whether iPad sales, lazy, straighten. 

To Forrester, "the results show Apple in particular how the iPad and the Mac further complements the use of the iPhone." "We believe that the shift to mobile is just beginning, said Frank Gillett, chief analyst, and the results show that Apple's products continue to play a leading role in this transformation. "