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  • Steve Would Be Proud: How Apple Won The War Against Flash [View article]
    No, not anything substantial, of course my eyes aren't perfect, but then do I really need a display that is better than my vision? I'm not blind, but not 20/20 either.
    Jul 26, 2012. 05:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell-side reports pour in on Apple (AAPL -4.9%): most defend the company, and suggest investors look ahead to the next-gen iPhone and iPad Mini. William Blair notes Apple trades at just 9x its FY13 EPS estimate (exc. cash). Sterne Agee maintains a $780 PT, but is worried the new iPad's retina display is affecting margins. JMP, which maintains a rare Neutral rating, thinks "compelling Android alternatives" are as much of a problem as next-gen iPhone anticipation. (more) (transcript)  [View news story]
    Excellent perspective, thanks for the reply.
    Jul 26, 2012. 05:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell-side reports pour in on Apple (AAPL -4.9%): most defend the company, and suggest investors look ahead to the next-gen iPhone and iPad Mini. William Blair notes Apple trades at just 9x its FY13 EPS estimate (exc. cash). Sterne Agee maintains a $780 PT, but is worried the new iPad's retina display is affecting margins. JMP, which maintains a rare Neutral rating, thinks "compelling Android alternatives" are as much of a problem as next-gen iPhone anticipation. (more) (transcript)  [View news story]
    I have been bashed in the not so distant past for saying AAPL at 1000.00 by the end of the year is absurd. I would like to know where all the enthusiasm is here at 575? Or at least an acknowledgement that the hype was out of control when the trend was straight up. I remember hearing about all the options millionaires during the parabolic move up, I feel sorry for the small investors who bought the top and are getting pounded, even though they are probably some of the same people who told me how clueless I am about Apple. Analysts should have to answer for unrealistic predictions, although I don't know how they could be held accountable. The more I learn about the market, the more I believe it's manipulated.
    Jul 26, 2012. 03:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • HTC phones don't infringe on four Apple (AAPL) patents related to touchscreen technology, and three of those Apple patents are invalid, according to U.K. Judge Christopher Floyd. The patents in the case were: slide-to-unlock feature, tools to scroll through photographs and change alphabets, and functionality to touch the screen in two spots simultaneously. It's not an insignificant defeat for Apple.  [View news story]
    I agree with you 100% Tack, I said the same thing on a different post. Putting that much effort into defending trivial patents instead of innovating to make that technology obsolete is definitely a warning sign.
    Jul 4, 2012. 11:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Use Options To Go Long Apple Earnings And Earn 43% Return With Controlled Risk [View article]
    I plan on buying calls but I think we might see 580's again before earnings. I think Apple will beat earnings but I don't expect a home run, and I don't think I'm alone. If we get near 580-585 I will buy some calls and put a stop on them.
    Jul 4, 2012. 11:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Debt is going to be the ending of the developed world, says The Smartest Man in Europe, according to Byron Wien. Politicians can keep staving off catastrophe, but not forever, and in the meantime, the standard of living in the developed world will continue to converge with that of the developing. What's he buying: IBM and Apple (AAPL). Go figure.  [View news story]
    @ron284, I couldn't agree more. With all the technological advances our quality of life has only gotten worse. People are now so dependent on devices for information, automation for production, and media for information and entertainment that we could no longer survive without them. I am as guilty as anyone, I find myself staring at a TV, computer, or phone most of the time. It's almost like an addiction to technology, soon there will be big money to be made with techno-rehabilitation....
    Jul 3, 2012. 03:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • As Apple (AAPL +1.1%) nears $600 for the first time since late April, Digitimes claims a next-gen iMac could arrive around October, possibly with a retina display in tow. Rumors that an iMac refresh would arrive at Apple's June Worlwide Developer Conference didn't pan out. Meanwhile, a Chinese site is providing the latest rumor about the arrival of a 7.85" iPad Mini - it claims the device will have 8GB of storage, and sell for $249-$299.  [View news story]
    Reuters has an article saying Apple has a problem in Italy now, I'm not sure if it's true because I haven't seen anything else on the matter.
    Jul 3, 2012. 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As Apple (AAPL +1.1%) nears $600 for the first time since late April, Digitimes claims a next-gen iMac could arrive around October, possibly with a retina display in tow. Rumors that an iMac refresh would arrive at Apple's June Worlwide Developer Conference didn't pan out. Meanwhile, a Chinese site is providing the latest rumor about the arrival of a 7.85" iPad Mini - it claims the device will have 8GB of storage, and sell for $249-$299.  [View news story]
    Why did they delete your email?
    Jul 3, 2012. 01:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Samsung (SSNLF.PK), scrambling to respond to a U.S. Galaxy Nexus injunction, is now "working closely" with Google (GOOG) to create a common legal front against Apple (AAPL), The Korea Times reports. The patents Google acquired from Motorola Mobility might help Samsung's cause, and so might a notification bar patent Google has applied for.  [View news story]
    Android is a stolen product? What in the world are you talking about? I'm pretty sure it's been a while since Steve Jobs said that, if he did, and simply because he said something doesn't make it the law, or even the truth, neither of which was my point. My point was, why is Apple all of the sudden so concerned about a company like HTC's phones? I wouldn't have though Apple would even consider them a threat. Aside from that, to your statement about "stolen", the patent wars are getting ridiculous, not just from Apple but almost everyone involved with phones, tablets, and software. What that says to me is that there is obviously not going to be much in the area of real innovation or improvements in these devices in the near future. Why else would the biggest tech company in the world spend so much time and money to prevent competitors from releasing their products, rather than focusing on making that "stolen" technology obsolete.
    Jul 2, 2012. 10:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Samsung (SSNLF.PK), scrambling to respond to a U.S. Galaxy Nexus injunction, is now "working closely" with Google (GOOG) to create a common legal front against Apple (AAPL), The Korea Times reports. The patents Google acquired from Motorola Mobility might help Samsung's cause, and so might a notification bar patent Google has applied for.  [View news story]
    I don't really understand why Apple is involved with so many legal battles lately. They just tried to stop HTC's phones from entering the country, but failed. Trying to kill flash, the ban on Samsung, why is a company like Apple so worried about companies that aren't even really competition?
    Jul 2, 2012. 10:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Steve Would Be Proud: How Apple Won The War Against Flash [View article]
    I'm not buying that tim, not having retina display saves battery life too, and I'd rather have flash and java because I can't see the difference with the display. I think it was about protecting profit, not about improving performance, you can have the ability to run flash when you need it and not use it if you don't want to.
    Jul 2, 2012. 09:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bernstein's Tony Sacconaghi becomes the latest analyst to air a cautious note about near-term iPhone (AAPL +1.9%) sales (I, II). Sacconaghi thinks Chinese sales may have fallen by 1.5M Q/Q in in the June quarter, thanks to an inventory build-up and a slowdown in sales at China Telecom (CHA - previous). However, he sees China's growing middle class increasing the iPhone's addressable market by 55M over the next 5 years, and notes the iPhone's customer loyalty remains unmatched.  [View news story]
    I bought them at $50 (.50) on the 28th and sold them at $500 (5.00) on the 29th.
    Jul 2, 2012. 12:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Steve Would Be Proud: How Apple Won The War Against Flash [View article]
    The Surface tablet will have windows 8, which will run flash and java. I really don't see how not having flash can be a victory, just my opinion.
    Jul 1, 2012. 04:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Every Apple Can Fall From The Tree [View article]
    Thanks Mike, I don't yet have much experience writing covered calls but I've been doing some research on different strategies, yours sounds like a winner. I have had some luck following the trend and more recently trading the range. Good article, thank you.
    Jul 1, 2012. 03:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Every Apple Can Fall From The Tree [View article]
    Simyo I believe you said you bought AAPL because you like the company, isn't that also "gambling", gambling that AAPL will outperform the market. Why not just buy a basket of proven stocks? It's a rhetorical question of course, you bought AAPL because you did research and believe AAPL stock will outperform the market. By the charts AAPL didn't see $18 a share in 2001, it was well above that in 2000 so assuming you bought it in 2000 If you held AAPL since 2000 at $18 a share then you lost 50% at one point and didn't break even until mid 2004. Personally I would rather have bought a new car and drove it for two years then sell it for half what I paid for it, my point is there are many people wishing they bought AAPL at 18$ a share, but what if you bought it in 2000 at $38 you wouldn't have broken even until 2005, not to mention margin calls, and sitting with the stock at $7.00 in 2001, that's an 80% loss because you happened to buy AAPL right before the bubble burst and refused to cut your losses. Pull up a monthly chart and look at the last year compared with 2000, I hope investors are paying attention.While we disagree, I do appreciate your response.
    Jul 1, 2012. 01:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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