Jobs anniversary, value, MacBook Pro seller, tax avoidance

(Image via Apple World Today)
(Image via Apple World Today, which also links to the Telegraph obituary)

Tim Cook tweets about Steve Jobs on the fifth anniversary of the Apple co-founder’s death — Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple and its long-time CEO, died October 5, 2011 (yesterday, for New Zealanders) after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56. Apple CEO Tim Cook has tweeted in remembrance of his predecessor and his impact on the world at large.

Apple holds top spot with $178B value in annual Interbrand global rankings — For the fourth year in a row, Interbrand has ranked Apple as the most valuable brand in the world, though the company didn’t chart in a list of the fastest-growing brands.

A revved MacBook Pro will be a big seller; Apple remains top laptop retailer — If Apple does release a new MacBook Pro this month – and Dennis Sellers is 99.99% certain it will – it looks to be a big seller. According to new research from 1010data, online sales of laptops from the summer of 2016 reached $2.2 billion and grew 12% year over year. Apple is winning as a brand and as a retailer in the laptop category. From June to August 2016, the top laptop brands by sales were: Apple, Dell, ASUS, HP, Lenovo, Acer, MSI, Toshiba, and Microsoft.

Study claims Apple avoided paying $65.08B in US taxes in 2015 through offshore arrangements — Apple managed to avoid paying $65.08 billion in US taxes last year by keeping $218.55 billion offshore, according to a study produced by an activist group and a non-partisan think tank. [Something we vilify Trump for …]