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  • Emerging Competition Threatens Apple In 2014  [View article]
    I don't see any innovation from competitors. Most are in cycle of cloning and some might sale more devices but do not provide the ecosystem in comparison to apple.
    Nov 1, 2013. 12:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Apple On Sell-Off  [View article]
    Nobody can predict the bottom or top. Buy if you think the fundamentals are there for long term gain. Apple is one of the best companies out there but like any company in this sector you have to apply risk/reward model.

    As for apple is dead - check the sales/revenues & profit. I hope this is a bad joke.

    Even after 20% down Apple is still ahead of all competitors & s&p.
    Nov 16, 2012. 06:07 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Apple On Sell-Off  [View article]
    Still Beating all competitors and S&P.

    1 month return YTD returns1 year 3 year returns
    Apple -18.05% 32.04% 38.99% 158.8%
    S&P 500 Total -5.81% 9.74% 10.08% 31.85%
    Microsoft Corporat -9.23% 5.17% 4.72% -2.72%
    Google -13.11% 0.18% 5.82% 12.29%
    Nov 16, 2012. 05:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL +1.8%) bounces after AT&T (T) discloses it activated 4.7M iPhones in Q3, well above Q2's 3.7M. That figure comes in spite of Ma Bell's admission iPhone 5 supply constraints affected its postpaid net adds. Apple sold off yesterday on concerns about the iPad Mini's pricing, and perhaps also Tim Cook's claim that cumulative iPad sales topped 100M 2 weeks ago - that implies FQ4 sales of 16M, below an 18M consensus. FQ3 iPad sales were boosted by inventory builds, something that may have led to an FQ4 inventory draw-down.  [View news story]
    Reminds me of S.Jobs response to why he does not make
    cheap netbooks:

    Netbooks aren't better than anything," he said to rousing laughter. "They're just cheap laptops."

    What has made Apple leader is not cheap copy-cats but innovative best in class products.
    Oct 24, 2012. 01:20 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Apple Now While It's Cheap  [View article]
    Let me comment on price issue. I actually did a comparison of a comparible Dell to Macbook Air and actually came to conclusion that MBA was cheaper.

    Good summary in terms of hardware.


    In terms of software/OS from my reading Dell only gives you nothing but Windows Operating system and a few half cooked applications lured to buy full versions.

    MBA includes
    includes Mail, Messages, Contacts, Calendar, Safari, Reminders, Notification Center, Notes, Dictation, iCloud, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, AirPlay, Game Center, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Gatekeeper, Twitter and Facebook integration,

    All supported with ZERO Ads, no spyware, and integrated to work together.
    Oct 12, 2012. 01:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Apple Now While It's Cheap  [View article]
    I think employee breach can happen in any company my main issue is collection of data without consent of client and unclear privacy policies. Ecosystems marketed as "free" which are hubs of personal data collectors without the consent of client and used or sold for advertise revenue.

    Oct 12, 2012. 11:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Apple Now While It's Cheap  [View article]
    Price is not the only factor to consider, You have to consider the quality of product, access to expert advise, after sales support and seemless integration. How secure is google drive , dropbox, ?
    http://bit.ly/Tj7Gqe Rodriguez, the CEO of enterprise storage vendor Nasuni, also believes that companies need to watch out for Google Drive and warns IT departments that they won't want the application running on their network if they require any sort of basic security for their data.

    My initial experience with Samsung Galaxy S 4G was nothing but terrible. Did not work after two weeks, support in Canada was terrible, no store with product expertise, took one month to fix and even then it was still not working. Even when it worked for week getting Music on it was not seamless and took a bit of effort to get it working compared to my exp with iPad / Ipod Touch.

    The ecosystem, stability, seamless integration and support from Apple has been second to none. I use iTunes alot for movies, shows and music and so far have not found a comparable replacement. How do I steam movies in HTC ecosystem to TV seamlessly. I am talking about 1-2 clicks and its ready to view onany of my devices.
    Oct 11, 2012. 11:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Qualcomm (QCOM) will reportedly begin offering a reference design in Q1 for phones supporting China Mobile's 3G TD-SCDMA network, and potentially its budding 4G TD-LTE network. The reference design includes Qualcomm's MSM8930 Snapdragon processor (a cheaper alternative to the powerful MSM8960),  and should give Qualcomm a chance to take share in a TD-SCDMA baseband chip market dominated by Spreadtrum (SPRD), Marvell (MRVL), and MediaTek.  [View news story]
    bang on
    Sep 28, 2012. 02:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • As Samsung (SSNLF.PK) continues making counter-arguments in its closely-watched California trial with Apple (AAPL), Judge Lucy Koh is calling on the combatants to try once more to reach a settlement."I see risk here for both sides if we go to a verdict," says Koh: her rulings have shown a pro-Apple tilt thus far, but the case will ultimately be decided by a jury. A prior meeting between Apple and Samsung's CEOs apparently failed to accomplish anything[View news story]

    When its a blatant copy even the packaging and button placement. it is joke that there is even a trial. My take is the only way to get any justice is if people stop buying copy-cats and start to think beyond price which I doubt will happen.
    Aug 15, 2012. 03:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) scores a tactical victory in in the California theater of its legal war with Samsung (SSNLF.PK) when Judge Lucy Koh allows a 132-page Samsung document comparing the original Galaxy S with the iPhone to be used as evidence. The document provides a feature-by-feature comparison of the devices, and often suggests the Galaxy S needs to be more iPhone-like. (previous[View news story]
    My son owns a Galaxy S and I can tell you Galaxy S looks like a cheap copy of iphone and quality is just not there. It is to point they even copied the packaging and earphone design.

    My Son's Galaxy S stop working after 2 weeks and now is repair for over a month. He bought it from Mobilicity in Canada. The service and response from Samsung has been horrible. It has been over a month the GalaxyS has not been fixed. After this experience he would never buy Samsung again. This could be one bad experience but does not leave us with good impression. I asked for refund and you cannot get that, I asked for new replacement and was refused on that.

    I have bought 7 apple products and have one problem with their earphones. I walked into Apple Retail and ear phones were replaced with new one in 10 minutes without receipt.
    Aug 8, 2012. 02:06 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) scores a tactical victory in in the California theater of its legal war with Samsung (SSNLF.PK) when Judge Lucy Koh allows a 132-page Samsung document comparing the original Galaxy S with the iPhone to be used as evidence. The document provides a feature-by-feature comparison of the devices, and often suggests the Galaxy S needs to be more iPhone-like. (previous[View news story]
    Have you even looked at Galaxy S ? If I was Apple I would go after them for every penny. Samsung even copied the packaging, button placement, ear phone design, size. What has Samsung innovated?
    Aug 8, 2012. 01:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tim Cook's Rotten Apple  [View article]
    To add to this many of Apple's great products have been due to acquisitions of smaller company and not started internally. Examples
    Siri, Lala,..etc. They don't need to innovate internally. The have Billions of dollars in cash on hand. The question is also will new generation of engineers/start ups be as innovate and hungry as past. I think they will if not in U.S then perhaps in China or Indian.
    Aug 3, 2012. 12:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tim Cook's Rotten Apple  [View article]
    I scan through some of posts and read Tim Cook has to prove himself ?

    Below is chart of Apple stock and major milestones under Cooke. The stock price has more then doubled under Cook & delivered blow out earnings. All of this under some very tough economic times probably much harder then S.jobs.

    Aug 1, 2012. 02:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tim Cook's Rotten Apple  [View article]
    I have to totally disagree. Let me go through some of your points

    > Their customer service has degraded.

    First of all apple products are so robust and easy to use you hardly need to get customer service. Check a chart comparision with other vendors ( consumer reports usually has it) and Apple will be at the top. Their on-line support system is best in class.


    Consumer Reports also published its latest rankings, based on reader surveys, for tech support and Apple took first place there, too. Readers awarded AppleCare a score of 86 points, dwarfing the competition; Lenovo/IBM came in second place with just 61 points. Both Apple's phone-based and online support scored the magazine's highest possible ratings, which no other company achieved in either category. Readers also reported that 80 percent of their technical issues were solved by Apple's tech support, while the next best companies—IBM and Dell—solved issues only 57 percent of the time.

    >He was a product genius, but was driven by ego

    Steve jobs was one person in apple and he has many brilliant people working under him.

    >Apple may have only one more chance at product leadership and that would be the t.v

    Apple is a lot more then one product . Ecosystem is more important then product. There is sometimes too much focus on new products then ecosystem.

    I am long on Apple and as long as I see innovation I am not selling a dime.
    Jul 28, 2012. 03:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tim Cook's Rotten Apple  [View article]
    Apple growth is slow according to your data but what is compared to its competitors ? Chart out the growth rate of its competitors and that will give you more realistic view.


    I think in this economic times Apple is doing good and innovating to stay ahead of its competitors. It is not just product that is important but also sales,support and retail experience.

    As for Tim Cook managing Wall Street expectations, perhaps he is more realistic and realizes you cannot keep beating Wall Street unrealistic fictitious expectation whose main aim is make money for fund managers at the expense of shareholders.
    Jul 26, 2012. 10:05 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment