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  • Apple beats estimates on strong iPhone sales [View news story]
    Depends on if you think the demand will go down or up with the release of the iPhone 6 and the expansion of their China Mobile's LTE network. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
    Apr 23 05:17 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple beats estimates on strong iPhone sales [View news story]
    Pretty good since I first bought 4-5 years ago under $200. And then doubled up when prices dropped below $400 last year. Timing is everything. So I guess I should thank all the relentless bears and the Wall Street analysts who believed them.

    Apple Bull
    Apr 23 05:09 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple beats estimates on strong iPhone sales [View news story]
    Dear Apple Bears,
    Suck it.
    Apr 23 04:45 PM | 27 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Premium Smartphones Are Not iPhones [View article]
    At one point, I commented on your articles because I truly believed you were misinterpreting data. But at least I could respect your opinion even if I differed from it. Now it's clear you are merely trying to fan the flames. If you lose respectability as a contrarian, congratulations - you are succeeding. I will no longer contribute to the comments in your articles.
    Apr 23 03:42 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Premium Smartphones Are Not iPhones [View article]
    Since when is "premium" synonymous with "luxury"?
    Apr 23 03:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lululemon draws some barbs [View news story]
    Pettiness. Analysts are basing their assessment of the stock on what the CEO looks like during a presentation? Why? Do shoppers watch his presentation before deciding whether or not to buy their clothes? Steve Jobs was once criticized for wearing blue jeans during his presentations as well.

    On the bright side, good time to pick up some shares.
    Apr 22 12:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Won't Sell My Apple Stock Below $1,000 - Still Potential To Double From Here [View article]
    Not quite. There's only 890 million shares now after the buybacks. And there will be even fewer after completing the remainder of their committed $60 billion buyback.
    Apr 22 11:57 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Will Short Pandora Furiously Until The Letter 'P' Key Falls Off My Keyboard [View article]
    I asked a couple of my tech illiterate friends who own iPhones if they had used iTunes Radio. They said that they hadn't because their phones didn't think they had it. I showed them where it was (a tab in the Music app), and they said "Aaaaah...". They never use the music app because they simply tell Siri what to play and assumed that the music app was only used to play music they already had on the phone.

    I think you are vastly underestimating how many people don't even realize they have iTunes Radio and when they make it a distinct app in the upcoming iOS 8, it's going to show up in the numbers.

    Oh and also, a lot of people are discovering just now that iTunes Radio has NPR (I just noticed it last week). Pandora? Nope.
    Apr 16 03:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Momentum stocks have their worst day yet [View news story]
    Let's be fair, there have been warning signs for weeks now. I finally had enough and got out on Monday. I'm staying away until at least early June.
    Apr 10 08:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • KGI: Apple launching bigger iPhones, iWatch, 12" MacBook Air in 2014 [View news story]
    1. It could have a been a strategic move. They know how fiercely loyal most of their customers are. So the plan may have been essentially to give Samsung lots of leeway to screw themselves over without anything truly innovative. The larger screens gave them some marketshare but didn't really steal very many iPhone users.

    2. It could have been technical. They may have been unable to make a large screen with thin bezel that would enable them to keep the phone under a certain size. Samsung makes a large screen yes. But along with that, the phone itself is huge and not what I would want to carry around with me in my pockets.
    Apr 10 02:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple roundup: iOS/Mac OS updates, baseband chips, search hiring [View news story]
    What exactly is screwed up about iOS 7? Last I checked, my iPhone and iPad work just fine and just as easily as iOS 6.

    You don't understand the "obsession" maps? Location is an essential part of mobile computing. You seriously don't understand why?
    Apr 9 12:40 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Should Buy Out Comcast [View article]
    Um, of course it was opinionated. It was an opinion - a prediction of what will happen in the future. I never said otherwise. I'm a little surprised that you took offense since I don't believe I was rude about it.

    All of this is a moot point anyhow. Apple will never buy Comcast or do any of things you mentioned above. And if you know Apple as well as you claim to, you should know this.
    Apr 8 01:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Should Buy Out Comcast [View article]
    The people using Comcast pipes for cable TV are already using it for cable internet. If they cut cable TV, they're only left with cable internet. That's a LOT less revenue for Comcast unless they plan on making your monthly bill $120 a month just for internet. If they do, watch the revolt.
    Apr 7 06:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Momentum Investors Took A Bath Friday; This May Be Just The Beginning [View article]
    You won't know if they were really good deals for some time.
    Apr 7 03:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Should Buy Out Comcast [View article]
    I've been thinking about this for awhile too. Ultimately I don't think it's ever going to happen, and probably shouldn't. On the surface it sounds appealing but transitioning all those cable customers over to Apple TV while maintaining Comcast's revenue streams would be tricky at best.

    Meanwhile, why force a transition that's already happening on its own? Cable cutting is picking up momentum and customers are gradually moving onto internet based TV. The cable model is dying - people are becoming fed up with it. The only thing keeping cable alive is live sports. And maybe Game of Thrones. But even that isn't enough as costs continue to go up and more and more people feel like they're being fleeced. Letting the customers transition themselves away from cable doesn't cost Apple a dime.

    Furthermore, we see evidence that an increasing amount of content will be made by internet based companies such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Yahoo, and now, Microsoft. The power is shifting away from cable. It's just a matter of waiting them out and offering disgruntled content providers and alternative. Note how AMC makes their current offerings available via iTunes. I suspect we'll see more and more of this.
    Apr 7 02:34 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment