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  • BlackBerry's Collapsing Ecosystem [View article]
    @mapodga
    S/P though is somewhat deceiving. Blackberry may have the most attractive S/P ratio, but it's FCF negative, unlike AAPL, GOOG, ect. It should have the lowest S/P ratio.
    Sep 30 01:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Now That The iPhone 6 Is Out, Time To Put Down The Apple Kool-Aid [View article]
    The way Apple is able to differentiate itself is with iOS. It's pretty much the only sizable player that controls both its operating system and the hardware. Samsung, HTC, Xiaomi, and the rest all use Android. It's the Android clones that are having difficulty with differentiation.
    Sep 29 08:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's About To Release The Kraken And It Has A Very Long Tail [View article]
    I guess to follow up on my comment, how can you launch a successful advertising platform without collecting user data? Perhaps target customers with promotions/ deals while they are shopping in a store?
    Sep 29 08:07 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's About To Release The Kraken And It Has A Very Long Tail [View article]
    Great insights, the only part I'm not so sure about is Apple becoming an advertising conduit, Tim Cook is firmly against collecting/selling user data. It would go against everything Apple stands for.
    Sep 29 08:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Looks East, Looks West For Growth [View article]
    Yes, I think $7.50-7.80 EPS for FY15 is likely when you consider record iPhone sales, Apple Watch, and Share Repurchases. The Apple Watch should sell around 30 million in calendar-year 15, which would add $5-6 billion to the bottom line or $90-100 billion in market cap. Also the IBM partnership should make the iPad even more desirable to business customers once the vertical software offerings start coming out. Apple is probably the smartest mega-cap bet right now. Thanks for the article.
    Sep 28 11:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Leaving Everything To Be Desired [View article]
    @JamesWalsh
    Steve Jobs wasn't the only brilliant guy at Apple. Cook is hardly a bean counter, he just spent a record $6+ billion on R&D in 2013. I think he's more of a product-person/visionary than most give him credit for.
    Sep 28 03:43 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple higher after Stifel, BMO hike iPhone estimates [View news story]
    What happened to the dip? :/ disappeared overnight!
    grumpy face :(
    didn't get the chance to buy any
    Sep 26 07:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Leaving Everything To Be Desired [View article]
    Well I think they'll sell 30 million in calendar year 2015.. It's innovative, perhaps revolutionary, we'll see who turns out correct!
    Sep 26 06:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Leaving Everything To Be Desired [View article]
    You're dismissing the Apple Watch when it hasn't even gone on sale yet..
    Sep 26 05:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Will Do A Television Set [View article]
    @Fergy
    I own a MacBook Pro, an iPhone 5, and I'm a shareholder as well. I'm a big fan of Apple. I'm not sure that creating hardware (a TV Box) is the real key to revolutionizing TV. I think the TVs that are being made are already pretty darn good. What's not great is the user experience, but I'm not sure if Apple has to create a TV to make everyone's experience better.
    Sep 26 11:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Will Do A Television Set [View article]
    @ Nick
    I agree, I'm 20 and don't use the TV either, except for playing xbox occasionally. I stream sports and watch shows on my MacBook Pro.
    Sep 26 11:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple's 'Bendgate' Give Samsung, BlackBerry An Opening? [View article]
    "Bendgate" is already old news. As Steve Jobs would have said, "There is no
    bendgate."
    Sep 26 11:17 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What 'Bendgate' Means For Apple [View article]
    Only 9 customers have contacted Apple with a bent iPhone 6 plus out of the millions of new 6 plus owners. This is so overblown it's ridiculous.
    Sep 25 05:54 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What 'Bendgate' Means For Apple [View article]
    Apple just issued a statement:
    "Our iPhones are designed, engineered and manufactured to be both beautiful and sturdy. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature a precision engineered unibody enclosure constructed from machining a custom grade of 6000 series anodized aluminum, which is tempered for extra strength. They also feature stainless steel and titanium inserts to reinforce high stress locations and use the strongest glass in the smartphone industry. We chose these high-quality materials and construction very carefully for their strength and durability. We also perform rigorous tests throughout the entire development cycle including 3-point bending, pressure point cycling, sit, torsion, and user studies. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus meet or exceed all of our high quality standards to endure everyday, real life use.
    With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare and through our first six days of sale, a total of nine customers have contacted Apple with a bent iPhone 6 Plus. As with any Apple product, if you have questions please contact Apple."

    This is a non-issue.
    Sep 25 05:38 PM | 32 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Will Do A Television Set [View article]
    I agree,
    Apple is looking at how to change the TV experience. This really jumped out while watching the Charlie Rose interview part 1. I just hope it's not $3,000 and limited to a select group of people, it would be great if it's affordable for pretty much all Apple users. Regardless this product is probably a good 2 years away from release.
    Sep 25 01:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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