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  • Has Apple Finally Found New Engines For Super Growth? [View article]
    The Chinese government gets a lot of money from Apple selling an iPhone. The tariff levied on each one is $200 or so. You do the math and you will see why Xiaomi does not figure in this equation. Likewise, the government is keeping a sharp eye on all iPhone smuggled into the country for the black market..
    Sep 13 12:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Apple Finally Found New Engines For Super Growth? [View article]
    The Chinese government levy a high tariff on any goods offered by foreign companies because of this, a lot of Chinese will buy their iPhones in the US and smuggle them back. Nothing to do with Apple being greedy.
    Sep 12 09:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Apple Finally Found New Engines For Super Growth? [View article]
    What is killing Dell and HP is their inability to price their hardwares the way Apple can. Why is that so? Because of the inter competition among all PC makers in the Wintel world. The same goes for Android phones. The competition is fierce there. Apple do not have such competitors. It is the sole owner of the iOS platform and there is a large segment of users who will be locked (willingly) in this environment. There is a huge market for used iPhones out there and that will take care of the cheap side of the business. There is a huge segment of iPhone users who will upgrade whenever they can and want.
    Sep 12 09:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Apple Finally Found New Engines For Super Growth? [View article]
    Dont't worry, Apple still have billions of $ to buy the stocks that the day traders are dumping.
    Sep 12 09:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Non-Decline And Fall Of Apple [View article]
    Anybody who thinks Samsung is going to take down Apple must ne nut because it just does not have the same offering Apple does. 100% from Apple just works and are handsomely supported by the company. Samsung has none of that support base and needs one ASAP because a large portion of its products are just not good. People like me who have had the misfortune to buy an electronic product that failed after one year of use from Samsung has already kissed the company good by. The cheaper smartphones from Samsung are not creating the kind of captive audience Apple's pruducts do and last, not least Samsung does not have the kind of ecosystem Apple offers users of its products. Comparing these two businesses just is not very helpful.
    Mar 13 12:39 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple's Threat Real In The Living Room? [View article]
    You do not need to have the computer running when you use Netflix and iTune stores and all the other available channels directly through the iTV box. You only need to have the TV on when you stream shows directly from your computer iTune program to the TV and if you use Airplay, you can push your show from the computer, iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad to the TV. From your post, it appears that you do not quite know the full potential of that little iTV controller. It has enabled me to save over a thousand $ but cutting off cable network television from my house.
    Feb 5 07:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple's Threat Real In The Living Room? [View article]
    They do not need to spend that kind of marketing money, when word of mouth, client satisfaction speak volume about the company products. Besides, Apple has trouble producing enough goods to meet the demand so why spend extra money that need not be spent on advertising.
    Feb 5 07:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: 2013 Will Be Rewarding To Shareholders [View article]
    This is still the best Peter Lynch stock out there and AAPL has gotten ridiculously cheap. Contrast this to AMAZ with its PE of 3000+ and I wonder why no one is spilling any ink on that particular stock!!!!
    Dec 21 03:36 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons Windows 8 Will End Apple's Market Share Growth - And Why Apple Shouldn't Care [View article]
    OS X is not a joke. It is used by most creative people to produce music, movies, great graphic works in addition to business documents as effortless as you can imagine. It is extremely powerful and yet easy to maintain and run. That is why the Mac platform is still growing as opposed to PC business which is now contracting.
    Dec 21 02:35 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) announces the iPhone 5 will go on sale in China on Dec. 14, and the iPad Mini and 4th-gen regular iPad on Dec. 7. That gives Apple a little over 2 and 3 weeks, respectively, to rack up (authorized) Chinese sales of the devices in FQ1. The iPhone 5 launch was widely expected, given regulatory approval and China Telecom's (CHA)  pre-orders. Separately, Apple has begun selling the iPhone 5 unlocked in the U.S. at prices ranging from $649-$849. (PR[View news story]
    Samsung is a waste of money. I have two dead Samsung products in my house and do not know where to send them for repair. One is a blue ray player that is barely two years old. I am certainly not wasting a single dollar more in anything starting with s&@/###.
    Nov 30 02:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) has fired the manager behind the mapping software which put a cloud over the iPhone 5 release, reports Bloomberg. Maps manager Richard Williamson was let go by Senior VP Eddy Cue, who recently was put in charge of Maps and Siri amidst a management shakeup that saw the departure of iOS chief Scott Forstall. [View news story]
    The map has been very good in the US, even in Hawaii where I tried it recently. It was not ready for Ireland and Australia for sure. but it will get better as Apple gathers more data for these countries.
    Nov 27 01:56 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL +3.2%) roundup: 1) iPhone 5 shipping times have dropped to just 1 week after falling to 2 weeks a few days ago. 2) Apple has bought the trademark for "Lightning" from Harley-Davidson (HOG). 3) Apple, which has made clear its interest in lowering its dependence on Samsung, has reportedly dropped Samsung as an iPad/MacBook battery supplier in favor of Chinese firms Amperex and Tianjin Lishen. [View news story]
    And all this in the midst of an austerity program going on in England.
    Nov 26 07:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Evidence continues to pile up that iOS (AAPL) users are much more lucrative (on average) to developers and advertisers than Android (GOOG) users. IBM estimates the iPhone and iPad accounted for 18.5% of Black Friday online shopping traffic, and Android devices just 5.5%. Other studies have already shown iOS accounting for a disproportionate share of ad sales, app download revenue, and (thanks in large part to the iPad) Web traffic. This is a headache for Google, since it has to make search ad revenue-sharing payments for Mobile Safari traffic. [View news story]
    It is called end users satisfaction. IOS users like their devices so much that they feel a need to constantly use them. This is obviously not happening in the Android world.
    Nov 26 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Evidence continues to pile up that iOS (AAPL) users are much more lucrative (on average) to developers and advertisers than Android (GOOG) users. IBM estimates the iPhone and iPad accounted for 18.5% of Black Friday online shopping traffic, and Android devices just 5.5%. Other studies have already shown iOS accounting for a disproportionate share of ad sales, app download revenue, and (thanks in large part to the iPad) Web traffic. This is a headache for Google, since it has to make search ad revenue-sharing payments for Mobile Safari traffic. [View news story]
    The reason is that iOS users know that whatever app they buy WILL run well on their iDevices. Not so for the Android users who therefore are not likely to pull the triggers and buy.
    Nov 26 01:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Unsung Apple Advantage [View article]
    Seeing how aggressive Samsung is, it will end up eating Google parent company "Motorola" into the ground and cause a lot of headache for Google itself, which will struggle in this hardware competition within the Android community. I think Steve Jobs may be having the last laugh, after all.
    Nov 25 03:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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