After Apple introduces a new product at one of its signature news conferences, the screen on stage will typically flash the date when fans around the world can line up to buy the shiny device, along with a list of countries where it'll be available on launch day. That list keeps getting longer.
Dan Kowalyshyn figures he owes about $200,000 more than what his four-bedroom house is worth today. It faces a cul-de-sac where three of the six homes have been lost to foreclosure since his $570,000 purchase in 2006.
A band of Apple Inc.’s most bullish fans on Wall Street are growing increasingly bearish over concerns that holiday iPhone sales have been weak and that the company needs new breakthrough products to fend off rivals Google Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.