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  • Oh Apple, About That 'Win' You Thought You Got... [View article]
    Who is this guy?
    Talk of patenting 'rounded rectangles' is all I need to know to relegate this as one of the worst articles I have read on Apple on S.A.

    Who is going to make up the revenue Apple bruings to Samsung once they move on?
    Samsung knows Apple is leaving, and rightly so, and is simply trying to squeeze everything they can out of a loosing proposition.
    Nov 13, 2012. 03:31 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Still Calm Before The Storm [View article]
    Just bought an engraved ipad mini. Shipped in 2 days!

    Of course now I will see comments to the effect that nobody wants them...

    If I had said ships in 3 weeks they would be saying that they have problems making them.

    When I ordered it, the wait time was listed as 2-3 weeks so I was pleasantly surprised to get an email telling me that it had shipped with a tracking number.

    Regarding Apple being American.

    Samsung does not pay ANY corporate tax to the U.S. on the phones it sells to Americans! Apple does as well as hiring people to develop the products as well as man the retail stores, customer service etc... and all those people pay income tax to the U.S.

    Those are two additional reasons I support Apple rather than Samsung. (Although, if Apple did not make awesome products I would not support them.)
    Nov 10, 2012. 01:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can You Profit From Amazon? [View article]
    Selling Kindle Fires does not add to Amazon's bottom line. Amazon makes the same amount whether customers buy stuff on Amazon from a kindle or an iPad.
    At least with Google if someone searches on a Nexus Google keeps more money as they don't have to pay Apple a share as when a search is done on an iPad or iPhone.
    Can someone explain how it makes sense for Amazon to compete in the tablet space rather than just concentrating on being a great retailer?
    Nov 8, 2012. 09:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Still Calm Before The Storm [View article]
    There is an article declaring how little tax Apple pays on its foreign earnings.
    Considering all the problems in the U.S. needing more tax, I am surprised that one of the criteria going into Americans' decisions on what smartphone to buy is not this: if you buy a phone from Apple as an American, more than 20% of the profit goes to Uncle Sam.
    Buy a Samsung phone and how much goes to Uncle Sam?

    Like goofydon, I believe in supporting the innovator not the copycat in the hopes that the innovator will continue to take risks and spend to innovate.
    The tax aspect is one thing that I am surprised is never mentioned, or am I missing something?
    Nov 8, 2012. 11:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Numbers Tell Us Not To Worry [View article]
    "Only time will tell, but we think the think AAPL's price is right at $600, and even down to $550, absent a nuclear winter in technology and consumer spending."

    Do you mean that you think that Apple is right to buy and $550-$600, or do you mean that you think it is fairly priced at $550-$600?

    Nov 4, 2012. 08:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Stretched Or Just Stretching? [View article]
    Does it sink with your phone and your laptop?

    I think that Apple and Android have different definitions on TONS of Apps...
    Sep 26, 2012. 09:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL -0.9%) pares the losses it saw after announcing it sold over 5M iPhone 5 units during opening weekend, less than some were forecasting. Horace Dediu observes the sales rate for the 5 was even with the 4S when normalized for countries supported - a little disappointing given the growth in Apple's base, and the fact the 5 is a bigger upgrade. On the other hand, initial 4S sales were likely boosted by the outpouring of emotion following Steve Jobs' death. One unanswered question: did the Maps controversy affect weekend sales? [View news story]
    Yes, get a Samsung or Nokia because they are made in North America by happy, well paid workers with a strong union...
    Sep 24, 2012. 12:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Could This Financial Product Be Apple's Next Big Blockbuster? [View article]
    "Technology is being held back"????

    How is Samsung copying Apple's designs advancing technology? Their business model is let the other guy work hard in time and money and then copy the thing. Just involves purchasing one of the 'things' and reverse engineering it. Pretty good business model but not what I would call 'common decency'.
    Aug 15, 2012. 04:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • More from the Apple (AAPL)-Samsung (SSNLF.PK) fight: Considering that Samsung was a supplier, Apple had offered to license its patents for $30/smartphone and $40/tablet, according to a presentation that AllThingsD is publishing. The (clearly unsuccessful) 2010 talks might have headed off today's jury trial. But Apple subsequently took a more hard-line stance: in July, the company was reported to be asking Samsung for $31.14/unit in royalties for its design IP and just 3 software patents, along with $2.5B in damages. [View news story]
    What then is the purpose of a patent?
    I thought that it was to give the innovator a period where they can profit from all the time, money and energy spent on innovating.
    I for one will refuse to ever buy a Samsung phone as long as it looks and acts like an iPhone.

    If every company behaved like Samsung, an innovators are not rewarded, where will future innovation come from?

    It is clearly more profitable to let the 'other guy' spend all the money on research and development and then just rip of his inventions. Makes better business sense, but is not better for the greater good of society.

    If Samsung comes up with something unique and better, great for them, but if they persist in copying then I won't be supporting them.
    Aug 12, 2012. 05:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Special Dividend: The Solution To Apple's High Class Problem [View article]
    Long time Apple investor.
    Mar 4, 2012. 11:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Special Dividend: The Solution To Apple's High Class Problem [View article]
    The CEO's name is TIM Cook...
    Mar 4, 2012. 11:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mr. Market Is Not Undervaluing Apple [View article]
    Could you answer this: to my way of thinking, sales by themselves are not that important. For an extreme example to show my point, take kindle fire for instance. If that was Amazon's only product, and they lose money on every one, how would you value their sales numbers?
    It is not the volume of your sales that is important but what you KEEP of your sales that is important.
    I would much rather own a company with sales of two million that kept one million in profits that a company that sold 10 million in sales and kept 100,000 in profits.
    I don't think that you can look at sales without looking at the company's margins. Amazon, by its very nature, has much lower margins than Apple so I would value their sales and consequently their sales/price ratio far lower than Apple's.
    Jan 25, 2012. 05:48 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment