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  • Earnings For Apple? Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is! My $32,000 Gambit! [View instapost]
    I am long Apple. I think I can match you with reading articles about six hours a day since November! Many of the negative stories are clearly misinterpreted. One Chinese person on line, 50% screen cut, and the like. If I only read articles, and looked at the apple stores, and not the stock price, I would have much less to worry about. My only concern with your article is that you stated that this quarter is a week longer than last years? Did I read that right? Everywhere else it says this quarter is a week shorter which has to be taken into consideration.
    Jan 21 09:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Blossoms In The Spring [View article]
    Since the very first Mac, hasn't Apple always cannibalized one of their products? Ipod, maybe you could call that the non cannibal. Iphone cannibalized Ipod. Ipod Touch, also cannibalized Ipod. When Ipad came out we can all remember "Oh it's just a big Ipod Touch" There have been arguments on SA that the Ipad Mini has just as high margins at the Ipad, plus it's getting new consumers hooked on Apple products. Apple TV (whenever we get it) will be the biggest cannibal of all.
    Jan 21 01:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Apple's Earnings Put Fears To Rest? [View article]
    Yes, and that article was about blow out sales of the Ipad Mini. Some headlines are out there with an anti Apple title, and go on to be positive articles.

    Again, Ipad Mini may have the same or better margins than Ipad.
    Jan 21 08:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Once-A-Year Article On Apple [View article]
    Hey happy daze, we all know your name, you are always first or almost first to reply. And you write the same exact comments every time. Switch it up. You think apple will hit $1,000 a share, and next time apple is doomed! Makes us actually want to read what you have to say.

    Have some fun!
    Jan 17 06:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Most Compelling Reason To Buy Apple Right Now: The Dividend [View article]
    Manipulation! Every day you think it can't get worse. Hopefully in a year we can say "remember when apple products were flying off the shelves while at the same time CNBC spoke all that garbage about the company"? I got my Iphone 5 back in October. I remember even then showing it to friends saying "here it is the horrible phone you keep hearing about" That was October. The scratches, the purple haze . . . . funny how we don't hear that BS anymore. They have to make up new stuff.
    Jan 15 03:58 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) has cut iPhone 5 component orders for calendar Q1 due to weaker-than-expected demand, sources tell the WSJ; display orders are said to be cut by ~50%. The Nikkei also claims display orders have been halved, albeit from an elevated level of 65M. The articles back up analyst reports of iPhone production and component order cuts, and raise the question of whether Apple needs a cheaper iPhone and/or one with a larger display to bolster its international share. Suppliers on watch: LPL, CRUS, OVTI, QCOM, BRCM, SWKS, TQNT, AVGO[View news story]
    How long between ordering components and phone ready for sale? We all know the 5s is on its way. Isn't it normal to cut the components of the 5 at this point if the story is true?
    Jan 13 10:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Needs Product Diversification [View article]
    Here is my crazy thought. A lot has been written during this 25% stock price fall about Apple ignoring it's shareholders. Well if there were nothing new coming down the pipe, or sales were down, wouldn't it have made sense for Apple to buy all those shares? So if Apple isn't concerned, maybe they know something the Apple bears don't know? The next big thing is on it's way?
    Jan 6 12:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple's Ecosystem Strong Enough? [View article]
    Well now I like your comment even better! Also think the iPad mini will be the most convenient apple product to work with the new Apple TV.
    Dec 16 11:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple's Ecosystem Strong Enough? [View article]
    I always watch the amazon bestsellers list. Apple TV is consistently in the top five. Well before the iPods.
    Dec 16 09:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Is Missing Apple's Potential [View article]
    Another comment that floored me was when Tim Cook said that the Ipad made up 91% of web browsing or some hugh percentage like that.

    Imagine if Ford and Chevrolet sold exactly the same amount of cars, but 91% of cars on the road were Ford, while Chevrolets sat in the driveway. What consumer would keep buying the car that was barely driven?
    Dec 12 12:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An 'Apple To Apple' Comparison Of Apple [View article]
    I hadn't sold one share since I bought in 2005. Of course I sold to lock in capital gains. And I bought back. Every single long term holder has had to sell off this fall.
    Dec 10 02:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Run Of The Mill Decline In Apple [View article]
    Capital Gains. If sold now they will pay just 15% this year on gains, and wow has there been gains over the past five years if they have held them that long. After January 1st, those gains will be taxed at 40% for their tax bracket. Who wouldn't sell now to lock down those gains. Buy again later.
    Dec 6 10:54 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Near-Term Gains, Long-Term Caution [View article]
    Apple earnings could be peaking. But I haven't sold one share of aapl since I started buying in 2005. So I will be selling to lock in capital gains. There is no way I am the only one. Tax selling is a big factor.
    Nov 21 07:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Upsetting The Apple-Cart: Google Just Torpedoed The iPhone's Profit Margins [View article]
    Late last night I went online to order an ipad mini. I says it ships in two weeks. Overnight shipping will get it to me on December 11th? So they are backed up closer to three weeks. I clicked on for live chat. Nobody. I clicked to pick up in store. No stores available in my area (I live outside NYC)

    So I ordered a Google product instead. I kid, I kid

    I think this quarter will be extraordinary. Apple products are priced high enough to make a profit. So if they can't keep up with demand and are making a large profit . . . . .
    Nov 21 07:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Institutional Slingshot: Rational Explanation Of Irrational Stock Action [View article]
    Aren't we all selling our aapl stock before the new year to lock in capital gains? I will be buying back as well. My selling has nothing to do with the stock, just Uncle Sam.
    Nov 17 09:27 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment