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  • Apple (AAPL) is at risk of losing one of its key competitive advantages over Google’s rival Android system as application developers say they are becoming more constructive with Google's (GOOG) Android smartphone platform. GOOG's app store has long lagged AAPL's iPhone, however the sheer scale of Android, which now accounts for three out of every four smartphones sold, is commanding developers’ attention, despite their continuing difficulties in monetizing the platform. [View news story]
    Two of my close friends currently own Androids and as soon as their contracts are up they both plan on getting the iPhone 5. Why? Because their Androids are way too glitchy and they feel that they were left abandoned once developers stopped supporting their Androids.
    Dec 27, 2012. 07:47 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) is at risk of losing one of its key competitive advantages over Google’s rival Android system as application developers say they are becoming more constructive with Google's (GOOG) Android smartphone platform. GOOG's app store has long lagged AAPL's iPhone, however the sheer scale of Android, which now accounts for three out of every four smartphones sold, is commanding developers’ attention, despite their continuing difficulties in monetizing the platform. [View news story]
    I couldn't agree more, 215304. What's the point of increasing revenue if your profits fail to increase?
    Dec 27, 2012. 07:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) is at risk of losing one of its key competitive advantages over Google’s rival Android system as application developers say they are becoming more constructive with Google's (GOOG) Android smartphone platform. GOOG's app store has long lagged AAPL's iPhone, however the sheer scale of Android, which now accounts for three out of every four smartphones sold, is commanding developers’ attention, despite their continuing difficulties in monetizing the platform. [View news story]
    'An IT guy thinks "I can save $20 a seat over XXX seats by buying solution B and it fits my budget." An end-user thinks, "Twenty bucks? The cost of a couple lattes for the most important device in my personal and professional life."'

    Nailed it!
    Dec 27, 2012. 07:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) is at risk of losing one of its key competitive advantages over Google’s rival Android system as application developers say they are becoming more constructive with Google's (GOOG) Android smartphone platform. GOOG's app store has long lagged AAPL's iPhone, however the sheer scale of Android, which now accounts for three out of every four smartphones sold, is commanding developers’ attention, despite their continuing difficulties in monetizing the platform. [View news story]
    Great feedback!

    Developing Apps for Android is a financial lost cause.

    The money to be made is in developing iOS Apps.

    I see the majority of Android users having no idea how to use their phones vs 99% of iPhones being used almost non-stop. On top of that, most Android users keep their phones in their pockets because 9 out of every 10 phones I see are iPhones.

    I'd venture to say that most people are proud to own an iPhone and ashamed to own an Android.
    Dec 27, 2012. 07:38 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) is at risk of losing one of its key competitive advantages over Google’s rival Android system as application developers say they are becoming more constructive with Google's (GOOG) Android smartphone platform. GOOG's app store has long lagged AAPL's iPhone, however the sheer scale of Android, which now accounts for three out of every four smartphones sold, is commanding developers’ attention, despite their continuing difficulties in monetizing the platform. [View news story]
    "Apple's U.S. smartphone share at 53.3 percent, thanks in part to strong sales of the iPhone 5. That number was up from 35.8 percent a year prior. And it's likely to grow."

    Source: http://cnet.co/Uwwlgf
    Dec 27, 2012. 07:29 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Could Be Why Apple Shares Are Down [View article]
    The assumption is that you sell and re-buy at the same price, not knowing what the future holds for an up or down stock price. You buy the sure thing, which happens to be $520 at the time of your sale.
    Dec 27, 2012. 03:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Could Be Why Apple Shares Are Down [View article]
    Great point! The resale value on Apple products is quite robust.
    Dec 27, 2012. 12:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Could Be Why Apple Shares Are Down [View article]
    Comparing Apple to Hyundai, Honda and Toyota is an absolute joke.

    Show me who competes with the Porsche 911. Untouchable for almost 40 years now and counting.

    Want me to keep going - Coca Cola, Nike, most luxury brands, etc.

    Try comparing Apples to Apples next time you analogize...
    Dec 26, 2012. 10:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • This Could Be Why Apple Shares Are Down [View article]
    I actually would prefer it if AAPL would go down. Why? Because I'm a buyer right now and I always welcome a sale or even better a clearance event.
    Dec 26, 2012. 10:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Could Be Why Apple Shares Are Down [View article]
    I'd venture to say that most people that are budget conscious aren't going out of their way to buy a luxury product - Apple.

    Did you know that the majority of Android phones around the world don't have a data plan? Most people never use their android to their full potential. However, a much higher percentage of iPhone users have data plans. What does that all tell us? People with money buy quality products that they are proud of - Apple products.

    Buying an Apple product is psychologically no different than buying a Porsche. They are obviously on a much different scale, but both provide massive amounts of pride and joy. Sure you could buy a Kia (Android), but where's the fun in that... YOLO!
    Dec 26, 2012. 08:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • This Could Be Why Apple Shares Are Down [View article]
    "isn;t it conceavable
    that in a couple of years some co. around the world,will come out with a gadget that will make the apple ones obsolete,"

    Yup - that company will be Apple.
    Dec 26, 2012. 08:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Could Be Why Apple Shares Are Down [View article]
    Totally agree, Roy. Apple's enormous presence is right in front of all our eyes. Just like Coca Cola...
    Dec 26, 2012. 08:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • This Could Be Why Apple Shares Are Down [View article]
    I disagree with you 100%, but at the same time I hope your 3 reasons are what brought down AAPL shares. Why? Because they are far reaching and have no legs.
    Dec 26, 2012. 08:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Could Be Why Apple Shares Are Down [View article]
    Thanks for bringing in some real world selling and buying.

    I'm curious to know what made you sell at $600.
    Dec 26, 2012. 08:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Could Be Why Apple Shares Are Down [View article]
    I always thought Blackberry was garbage. I was forced to have one at work and rarely used it. I always deferred to my iPhone.

    Try this - think of Apple as a luxury product company instead of an electronic commodity company. That might make a little bit more sense to you and explain why Apple has done so well (profit wise) compared to others.
    Dec 26, 2012. 08:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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