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Apple Stock : Rumored Bigger Services in the Financial News (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple suppliers in China will begin mass production of its largest iPhones ever next month, according to people familiar with the plans, as the smartphone maker faces increased competition, according to a report from the Financial Times anout the Apple Inc stock (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Apple is ramping up on two bigger devices, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans are private. One model will have a 4.7-inch display, compared to the 4-inch screen of the current iPhone 5s, that may be available to ship to retailers around September, said two of the people. A 5.5-inch version is also being prepared for manufacturing and may be available at the same time, the people said. Wall Street financial analysts have already valued these new developments for the Apple stock (AAPL)

Amazon Makes Pitch To App Developers Ahead of Apple

Amazon may not have a new smartphone yet, but it already seems to be making a not-so-subtle pitch for developers to build apps for one. The ecommerce giant announced Monday that its Appstore for Android devices and the Kindle Fire now has more than 240,000 apps, nearly triple the number one year earlier.

That still makes the Amazon app ecosystem significantly smaller than Apple or Google, both of which now have more than one million apps across their respective devices, but the growing number of apps is only part of the pitch.

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