FORTUNE -- The Australian Financial Review added some local color Wednesday to the Apple (AAPL) tax haven story that was such big news in the U.S. one day last May. (The smartest take on it, for my money, was the one Jon Stewart delivered on the The Daily Show the next night.)
A lot of the detail in the documents Apple filed with the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations was redacted. But it turns out that as a registered foreign company doing business in Australia, Apple was required to file annual financial statements with the Australian government.
The Review got their hands on those statements and used them to produce a series of charts (attached above and below) that do a pretty good job showing how the company, by funneling untaxed profits from a high-tax country like Australia to its tax haven in Ireland, was able to reduce its local federal tax rate to less than 1%.
One caveat: The financial statements the Review obtained only cover the years 2000 to 2009. Its editors had to extrapolate in order to extend the data to 2013. And because the really big money started pouring in after 2009, those eye-popping numbers in the 2010-2013 charts should be taken with a grain of salt.
Below: The Review's data.
Judge Denise Cote, they write, doesn't understand markets. Or antitrust law.
FORTUNE -- I don't know how much weight friends of the court carry in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
But the pro-Apple (AAPL) amici curiae brief filed Wednesday by two economists lays out clearly -- more clearly perhaps than Apple's own trial lawyers -- the economic and legal issues the company tried and failed to get across to Judge MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 5, 2014 4:58 PM ET
From the floor of the Geneva International Motor Show.
FORTUNE -- Of all the demo videos of Apple's (AAPL) new CarPlay system -- and there are several here and here, letting you see how carefully scripted these presentations are -- the one I've attached is my favorite.
I'm not crazy about reporters who feel obliged to say "okay" every time an interviewee complete a thought, but I liked that the correspondent from Mac4Ever, identified MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 5, 2014 11:38 AM ET
While its competitors' average selling prices were falling, Apple's were rising.
FORTUNE --Apple (AAPL) bucked another industry trend last quarter, according to new research Fortune has obtained from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.
Taking a deeper look at a closely monitored smartphone metric, the average selling price (ASP), CIRP researchers found that while Apple's competitors' U.S. prices were falling last quarter, iPhone prices were rising.
ASPs for smartphones -- including Apple's -- tend to fall over time as MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 5, 2014 7:34 AM ET
During Peter Oppenheimer's tenure, Apple's revenue increased more than 20-fold.
FORTUNE -- You can't say Peter Oppenheimer didn't earn his keep. During his tenure as Apple's (AAPL) chief financial officer, the company's annual revenue grew from $8 billion in 2004 to $171 billion in 2013.
But he's not leaving empty handed. He earned $2.6 million in 2013, and we still remember the day four years ago that 200,000 of his Apple restricted MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 4, 2014 10:22 AM ET
How ABC, Twitter and Samsung stage-managed the world's most re-tweeted snapshot.
FORTUNE -- The photo had everything. Lights. Action. That sparkle of spontaneity. And subjects who really know how to smile for a camera.
But the moment that turned into the world's most-retweeted post -- 3.1 million and counting -- wasn't 100% spontaneous. Rather, it was the fortuitous product of a carefully planned multimillion-dollar business arrangement that served the mutual interests of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 4, 2014 7:57 AM ET
The big one -- the world's most-retweeted post -- was shot with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
FORTUNE -- When your only tool is a computer, to butcher Maslow's hammer law, the whole world looks like a platform war. So it was Monday, as the tech press sifted through the morning-after debris of Oscar 2014.
Exhibit No. 1: The attached photo.
It was posted on Ellen DeGeneres' Twitter account at 10:06 p.m. Sunday MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 3, 2014 10:18 AM ET
In the race to control your car's OS, Apple pulls ahead of Google and Microsoft.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) launched a major initiative at the Geneva International Motor Show Monday in what's shaping up as the next battleground -- after the desktop and the pocket phone -- in the computer platform wars: The dashboard of your car.
In a press release and live demos with a trio of big-name automakers, Apple re-released and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 3, 2014 8:15 AM ET
A book excerpt timed to cap off an extraordinary week for Apple's low-profile CEO.
FORTUNE -- Yukari Iwatani Kane has written what is likely to be the most talked-about Apple (AAPL) book of the year.
Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs is scheduled to land on March 18, but the Wall Street Journal, which tied up first serial rights for everything including the Author's Note, began dishing it out on Saturday.
The first chunk, timed MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 2, 2014 7:03 PM ET
Tells shareholders who oppose Apple's sustainability efforts to "get out of the stock."
FORTUNE -- Of the roomful of investors and journalists who heard Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook lose his southern cool during the Q&A portion of the company's annual stockholders meeting Friday, The Mac Observer's Brian Chaffin tells it best:
[A] self-described conservative think tank was pushing a shareholder proposal that would have required Apple to disclose the costs of its sustainability MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 1, 2014 6:27 AM ET
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