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  • 'Weak' Apple iPhone 5 Sales Are A Glitch [View article]
    one thing your link does not say is that the buyback is "... to run over three years, with the primary objective to offset the impact of employee stock options and equity grants."

    http://reut.rs/QykkBJ

    not exactly sure of the impact, but your link makes it appear that the buyback is for common shareholders, eh?
    Oct 1, 2012. 09:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Fell Flat On Its Face Last Week, But... [View article]
    I agree, surprisingly refreshing, I have GPS in my Prius, and I just assumed, after using the Prius for 8 years that turn by turn was ... er ... overrated. It's actually pretty cool.

    Now I know other phones have had this for a bit, but it's new to me as a dedicated iPhone user and it was free!
    Oct 1, 2012. 09:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) roundup: 1) iOS chief Scott Forstall, seen by some as Apple's future CEO, is drawing heat over the Maps debacle. The fact Forstall is also in charge of Siri isn't helping matters. 2) Japanese blog Macotakara claims iPad Mini production has begun at a Brazilian plant (presumably Foxconn's). 3) The EU is investigating Apple over its warranty marketing practices. 4) Piper's Gene Munster claims 16 of 20 surveyed U.S. Apple Stores were sold out of iPhone 5 units - is that due to huge demand, shortages, or both? (earlier[View news story]
    right on but check everyday at 10PM via the Apple Store app on your iPhone. Have your purchase already in your cart and advanced to the screen where you can choose "store pick up", be punctual, by 10:03 the new inventory will be sold out.
    Oct 1, 2012. 09:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Fell Flat On Its Face Last Week, But... [View article]
    not with regard to my workaround, you see shipments arrive at 10PM but by 10:05 the demand is so high the shipments are already sold out. Now those shipments may be 50 or 500 per store, but almost every Bay Area store is sold out every night before inventory even sees the light of day.

    So what I'm referring to is still supply constraint, but you can beat the 3-4 weeks if you have rapid fingers!
    Oct 1, 2012. 08:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Fell Flat On Its Face Last Week, But... [View article]
    You can go online if your order is still processing, cancel your ship to, and reorder as store pickup you can pick it up the next day. Be ready at 10:00pm sharp, don't order anything else just the phone. Use the Apple Store app on your iphonefor better results.
    Oct 1, 2012. 05:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Weak' Apple iPhone 5 Sales Are A Glitch [View article]
    right on, investors/traders will never get Apple, or MS for that matter if they don't get past this "cool" meme. Cool may get you in the door, but cool does not lead to a low churn rate, repeat customers, and halo effect.

    What progresses a consumer into a loyal customer is branding for sure, but mostly value = ecosystem as in integration of sync services, documents, and the user experience of this ecosystem. That's the driver of Apple loyalty not "cool".

    WP8/W8 is on the way towards that reality, not so sure about Android, most posters are so busy dissing iOS they never get specific re any true Android ecosystem.

    That's why I'm long NOK and AAPL. Lumina + Surface + a Lenovo running W8 may truly give Apple a run for the money.
    Sep 29, 2012. 03:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Weak' Apple iPhone 5 Sales Are A Glitch [View article]
    Wait, wait, what's your point? We're talking consumer devices and software right?
    Sep 29, 2012. 01:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - The Next Government Financed Alternative Energy Debacle [View article]
    Right On Surf Dog! This article and thread lost me with all the political rhetoric because it is so clearly lop-sided, thanks for revealing the truth. Judge Tesla based upon its products, R&D, etc., not a subsidy amongst decades of subsidies on both sides of the aisle - political bias.
    Sep 29, 2012. 01:25 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Punkslaps Apple - Cook Makes Strategic Error [View article]
    credit for what?
    Sep 29, 2012. 01:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Punkslaps Apple - Cook Makes Strategic Error [View article]
    interesting article out, CR apologizes and retracts their Apple Maps comments saying "Wow, it's better than we thought, once we actually tested it and did not listen to hearsay!", next we'll have Google and Nokia apologizing tool

    Head to head comparison Apple vs Google maps, ... well, lame comparison but the comments from CR are outrageous!

    http://bit.ly/UUEdsH
    Sep 28, 2012. 05:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Stretched Or Just Stretching? [View article]
    @user, you missed something along the way, Apple doesn't gouge you for "apps", if you are referring to system software or system apps, Apple's "profit margin" has never been associated with system software.

    Don't equate the cost of the "package" with the software.

    If you're talking about a clock app, those are also free for the iPad, in fact there's at least 60K apps out there for the iPad a few are free, Ha.
    Sep 27, 2012. 12:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Stretched Or Just Stretching? [View article]
    Even better people in Tokyo have a public transportation app far superior to anything Apple or Google can make, just like San Franciscans like myself use Nextbus, wrt to transit?

    I hazard to guess that tourist are the only ones seriously hampered in urban cities. Trust me urbanites don't need apps!
    Sep 26, 2012. 10:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Stretched Or Just Stretching? [View article]
    @tom, the setup is just mere clicks, seconds, and the app is a mobile app so it's different than the web google maps
    Sep 26, 2012. 09:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's a new Apple (AAPL) rumor: Tech analyst Paul Mueller claims "at least three people close to Apple" have told him there are next-gen iPad prototypes featuring widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) displays. Many Android tablets sport widescreen displays, which lend themselves well to multimedia viewing, but the iPad has stuck with a 4:3 aspect ratio, which works better for reading and other portrait-mode activities. Judging by market share trends, consumers aren't complaining. [View news story]
    "Judging by market share trends, consumers aren't complaining."

    This makes it sound like consumers aren't complaining about the aspect ratio, but the link seems to suggest consumers aren't complaining about the size of tablet, which implies Apple could just as easily stay with the larger current tablet, eh?
    Sep 26, 2012. 07:19 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Just as IDC's PC forecasts are getting gloomier, its tablet forecasts continue getting rosier: the research firm now expects 117.1M tablets to be shipped this year, up from a June forecast of 107.4M and a March forecast of 106.1M. Moreover, IDC predicts shipments will reach 165.9M next year, narrowing the ratio of PC to tablet shipments to less than 2.5:1. The iPad, perhaps a month away from including a 7.85" model, is expected to account for 60% of 2012 shipments, and Android tablets 35%. [View news story]
    this is a year end projection
    Sep 26, 2012. 07:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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