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Apple Expected To Report First Earnings Drop in Nine Years

Apple is set to report its fiscal-first quarter earnings on Wednesday and analysts are predicting a decline in profits for the iPad maker after Apple warned its profit margins would come down due to higher costs tied to all of its new products, including the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini.

Analysts expect the company to report fiscal first quarter earnings of $13.41 per share, compared with $13.87 a year ago.  A drop in profits for Apple would mark its first profit decline in nine years; however, the company is notorious for issuing conservative guidance and then blowing away estimates.

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Samsung Launches Galaxy S III Mini

Earlier today, Samsung launched the much anticipated, Samsung Galaxy S III Mini, however, the announcement has been somewhat disappointing. Despite the smartphone’s name, the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is not that impressive. The device sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED display running at 800×480, a dual-core 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, a VGA resolution front facing camera, and is running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). To top it all off, the phone does not support LTE.  Wait, what? Yep — no LTE support.

The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is a mere shell of the original Galaxy S III and it certainly won’t make iPhone 5 owners jealous. It may share a name with the original Galaxy S III, but it sure isn’t of the same calibre. If you want a smartphone with a 4-inch screen, the iPhone 5 is still the way to go.

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