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  • Tim Cook's Improbable Victory In Washington [View article]
    Just to be clear, is it your assertion that Apple is breaking laws with regards to how it handles its taxes? Because that's kind of how it sounds.

    Funny that people like to blame Apple for using every advantage it can to minimize its tax burden. Funnier when you consider that the CEO goes before Congress to say that the company supports a revamped tax policy, one that would actually see the taxes paid by Apple INCREASE.

    But I guess it's easier just to call them the bad guy and then move on to the next sensationalistic item.
    May 22 09:46 AM | 62 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple looks to raise $17B in bond sale [View news story]
    "No doubt the Apple fanboys will be out in force cheering this latest development, all the while denying that this is nothing more than financial engineering rather than genuine investment in future product lines."

    Ah, Financial Engineering, the newest buzzword heralding the end of Apple.

    I mean, my God, how DARE they take one SINGLE resource away from technological innovation! What is the CFO doing, wasting his time trying to plan effective uses of capital? He should be in the lab, innovating with everybody else!

    As for investment in future product lines, have you perchance looked at Apple's R&D spending recently? Or their acquisitions? Just curious if you have.
    Apr 28 06:21 AM | 27 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Loser Strategy [View article]
    Just so I'm clear, you think you have a better handle on the worldwide mobile phone business than Apple does?

    If that's really what you think then it would be worthwhile to post some credentials to give your opinions some weight. Otherwise, I'll just stick with the company that spends a vast amount of time and energy doing things like market research.
    Sep 12 08:24 AM | 27 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Continues To Bleed Market Share [View article]
    "Does anyone know the name of the syndrome Mr. Blair is suffering from?" It's called "How many articles can I write about the exact same thing, but use enough different words so it sounds like a new idea-itis."

    I was beginning to worry though - we hadn't seen an "Apple is Doomed" article from him in a while. Interesting that he's now trying to blame the US fiscal crisis on Apple. Apparently, were Blair the CEO of Apple, he would volunteer to pay more tax than required simply to be a "good corporate citizen".

    This inane vitriol leads me to believe that there's more to his Apple bashing than simply his desperate need to support his short position. Maybe somebody at Apple ran over his dog.
    May 4 08:56 AM | 25 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Can't Replace Steve Jobs - But It Must Try [View article]
    "News Flash - Steve Jobs has been replaced!"

    Yes, and by the guy that Steve Jobs himself picked to replace him.

    I'd take the opinion of Jobs himself over some random author who thinks that Apple needs a 'revival'.
    Mar 12 08:36 AM | 22 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple, Cirrus Logic rally after iPhone/iPad supplier reports strong sales [View news story]
    Hmmm... "checks" from a research firm I've never heard of, or 30% revenue growth from one of Apple's suppliers.

    If only I knew which piece of information was more valuable.
    Jan 13 02:34 PM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Apple: HomeKit, 3rd-party keyboards, Touch ID, widgets [View news story]
    "I can't see Homekit being much of a success."

    The multi-billion dollar Home Automation market in the US would seem to indicate that you may not represent what most people actually want.
    Jun 2 03:30 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Bulls: You Win [View article]
    "The company is the same one that is losing margin and is being caught more and more everyday by its competitors. Management realizes this and has decided to simply spend all of its cash buying companies it doesn't need for stupid valuations and engage in the largest buyback in history while paying out a costly dividend. But it doesn't matter. And I give up."

    Gee, bitter much? Yeah, you gotta hate all those stupid things stupid management is doing to return value to the stupid shareholders.
    Jun 9 07:44 AM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Icahn buys more Apple shares following post-earnings selloff [View news story]
    "carl is fighting the tape. He should realize it is not prudent to try and catch a falling knife"

    You should call him. I'm sure he'd be eager to get investment advice from the people that post here.
    Jan 28 11:31 AM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Should Not Give In To Icahn [View article]
    Carl Icahn is pushing Apple into a $150B buyback? Why, because he had lunch with Tim Cook?

    Apple would be stupid NOT to listen to Carl Icahn. But listening and obeying are 2 vastly different things.

    I will say, though, that if I had to pick one person to listen to, between Carl Icahn and some SA blogger, it would probably be Icahn. His accomplishments are plainly visible. Sure he's pushing his own agenda, but my interests as an Apple shareholder are much more aligned with his than with yours.
    Oct 1 02:28 PM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Icahn buys more Apple shares following post-earnings selloff [View news story]
    "10%, however, matters so little for regular investors."

    Without a reference to a timeframe your comment is useless.

    I don't know a lot of 'regular' investors that would turn down a 10% return over the course of a month, or 6 months.

    Getting a 10% capital return while earning a dividend close to 3% is a pretty sweet deal, especially if you think the company in question might in fact do better than 10%.
    Jan 28 11:31 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Could Go To $625 [View article]
    "Take a look at some other opportunities. BBRY will guarantee run to at least $20 before being bought out. That's an easy double right there."

    A guarantee? Easy double? Finally somebody is speaking my language. Forget all this research - I'll just listen to Uncle Sherpalot from now on.

    For the record, I think it's absolutely hilarious that you are judging the 'downgraded specs' of a phone that, to date, is simply a rumour. But I guess that's what shills do. Shill.
    Aug 15 07:16 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: A Comeback Or Speculation? [View article]
    Yes, Apple's margins are "dropping like a rock". It won't be long before they fall to where BB's margins are.

    I hope you're taking whatever you're earning as a BB shill and using it to buy AAPL at least. I'd hate to see all your hard work end up being for naught.
    Aug 8 01:09 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) amends Tim Cook's stock compensation package to tie it to the performance of Apple shares. Previously, Cook was guaranteed (provided he remained CEO) 500K restricted stock units in Aug. 2016, and another 500K in Aug. 2021. Now, only 100K units vest in those periods, and an 80K-unit annual award is given until 2021 provided the performance of Apple shares beats at least 2/3 of S&P 500 companies in a given year. The award gets cut by 25% if performance is in the middle third, and by 50% if in the bottom third. Apple says it wants to tie a portion of exec. compensation to performance, and that Cook "is leading this initiative by example." (8-K[View news story]
    What's not mentioned is that the Board didn't 'wake up' - Tim Cook himself brought the recommendation to the Board.
    Jun 21 08:08 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sharp (SHCAY.PK) has "nearly halted production" of displays for the regular iPad as demand shifts towards the iPad Mini and Apple (AAPL -0.6%) attempts to manage inventory, Reuters reports. Many analysts have already forecast the Mini, which is thinner and much lighter than the 4th-gen regular iPad, will account for a majority of iPad sales in Q1. Higher Mini sales benefit display suppliers AUO and LPL. Due to lower price tags, Apple's average gross profit on Mini sales appears to be lower than its average gross profit on regular iPad sales. [View news story]
    Dude, just come out and admit you're short AAPL. Everybody else discloses their positions.

    You are adamant in defending the rumours that get posted, reposted and reposted again here as 'news'. The reach here to underline that the gross profit is less for a mini is laughable. First it was gross margin that wasn't high enough. Now it's gross profit that's not high enough.

    Your idiotic comparison of the iPad to PCs doesn't highlight my logic disconnect, but rather yours. Unless you also want to compare the gross profit of an ipad mini to a tractor? Or maybe women's perfume?
    Jan 18 11:04 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment