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  • Update: Apple's iWatch Patent Has Been Approved [View article]
    Agree this does not bode well for any currently available monitoring device . I wear a polar heart monitor tied in with my iphone for display. Polar is a major manufacturer of exercise equipment; treadmills, etc.
    Long AAPL
    Jul 30 11:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Sold Apple And Bought Yahoo [View article]
    Thanks for the article. It was worth the effort to scan the comments especially regards Yahoo. The user interface is critical, in my view, and where a prospective long range investor should concentrate. The Yahoo site continues to degrade, further accelerated by the seemingly routine design changes. I have used and depended upon Yahoo Finance for eons. Their data package provides metrics unavailable from either of my two brokerage accounts. Hopefully the trend will at least moderate. I can't fathom a move elsewhere.
    
    Feb 4 08:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Earnings Mediocrity [View article]
    Unless I missed it among the numerous comments to this article, no one has surfaced a growing Apple issue with declining product quality. My last two Apple device failed requiring (1) carrying my MacPro to a long distant Apple store after an on-line assist also failed and (2) yesterdays 2 week old iphone freeze up requiring a yet to be placed call for (hopefully) an on-line correction. Went to the source, a local AT&T store, they denied any culpability. Apple's out sourcing all manufacturing suggests they do not have sufficient knowledge of the process. . . . and I thought that problem was limited to clothiers and the like. A real investors heads up, in my view.
    Oct 30 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Public Companies Should Have Public Tax Returns [View article]
    Great comment. Nice go'in. Keep it simple, eh.

    But it's much too simple for the Washington types. They want someone to beat up on and think they found one. Amazing isn't it?
    May 22 06:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Solid Mac Performance Compares Favorably To Sluggish PC Sales [View article]
    Gaming is one of the fastest and profitable segments in this over-all space and windows seems to be the platform of choice. Will these play on an iMac?

    While its a numbers issue of Apple vs. MSFT OS installs, the gaming software is a long and expensive development cycle. Isn't it rarely done with parallel platforms in mind?
    Dec 12 08:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Heading For Breakout Or Breakdown? [View article]
    Charts and graphs are relatively meaningless when it comes to high expectation technology growth stocks. As for AAPL, few really understand the company. Fewer again really understand the technology at hand. Those who own and use an iPhone, an iPad, and an iMac have a first hand look how they're inextricable linked together. No competitor has the whole "package" and the package will become significantly larger when our friends start introducing the next platform, a semblance of an iTV. Hey, it's the Jetsons . . . . . .
    Jun 18 10:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iPanel TV Release: Put Up Or Shut Up [View article]
    Looks like the "Fly" needs a swatter. There are too many seasoned investors reading S/A who will fortunately give this post its due.
    Apr 26 12:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iPanel TV Release: Put Up Or Shut Up [View article]
    No one will wait 5-10 years to buy their next TV if it's an AAPL product exclusively controlled with their iPhone and/or iPad while sitting in their proverbial couch. No "honey, please come in and touch my screen" scenario. Think big . . . . think of the innovation possibilities. It will not be simply "another TV" anymore than an iPhone is just another smart phone. Innovation rules and APPL will continue to do it best, in my view.
    Apr 24 11:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Shares Probably Won't Be Hitting $700 Anytime Soon [View article]
    My, that would have been nice but something in the middle deserved a high five. While I was in and out, managed accounts continue to hold AAPL and I see no reason to sell.

    Welcome to S/A. I understand membership is now over one million. You'll see a myriad of opinions here but well worth a careful exploration. Good luck!
    Apr 4 11:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Shares Probably Won't Be Hitting $700 Anytime Soon [View article]
    No, I don't give financial advise especially within such a medium. Had I done so, however, I obviously would not short the stock.

    AAPL is an excellent long term investment, in my view, and at some risk to those in retirement such as you and I. As suggested by the comment by Artardio, I enjoyed an early 35% gain by buying too late and selling too soon consistent with a capital preservation mode. Perhaps like yourself, having reached "critical mass", I do not need to risk capital and live very comfortably with what I've accumulated over the years.
    Apr 4 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Shares Probably Won't Be Hitting $700 Anytime Soon [View article]
    Having just spent over 1/2 hour in an Apple Store in Orlando's Florida Mall yesterday, anyone doubting AAPL should do the same. The place was packed not only with shoppers like myself (currently a PC person) but many in training with already owned devices which strikes me as a vital service to strengthen an already well established brand. Happy users are the best marketers.

    The sales people were well informed, unlike places such as Best Buy, salaried, and very helpful. While the devices were priced 50-100% above comparably labeled PC's, we'll likely buy both a laptop and desk top.

    Full disclosure: I do not personally own the stock but AAPL in within accounts managed.
    Apr 3 10:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Chink In Apple's Armor [View article]
    Why on earth would anyone stop buying APPL products? And do what, go back to buying Ford Tin Lilies? Get real! Apple products slam dunk the opposition and they are innovating faster than the few competitors still standing.

    This is high technology and the quantum leap mirrors what happened during the race into space. Then we learned how to fit 10 pounds of sugar into a 5 pound bag. Unless you understand the technology, best to avoid this investment sector completely (and ensuing silly comments)
    Mar 31 09:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Chink In Apple's Armor [View article]
    Your comment focus appears more appropriate for AAPL than the author's theme, in my view. Supplier process yields are already challenging further complicated by rising iPhone, iPad, etc. market demand.

    Investment garu Peter Lynch routinely visited retail outlets of his Fidelity Magellan holdings for an "on-the-street" assessment. Apple outlets are busy but the real story lies in the enterprise sectors where AAPL historically did very little. APPL's success is generational. Younger educated buyers are bringing their personal devices to the work place in droves. Business infrastructure along with educational sites are responding. APPL is no longer a "cult" following of the recent past but a market leader. Aside from the supplier issue, one should question whether they can manage the market success.
    Mar 26 08:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Chink In Apple's Armor [View article]
    Is this wild speculation or wishful thinking. I gave the article one star.
    Mar 23 02:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And Income Inequality In The U.S. [View article]
    <Perhaps it is time for corporations to rethink more meaningful and productive long-term strategic use of their cash, instead of driving the income gap ever wider to appease the 1%>

    Perhaps its time for tax payers and pundits to realize the income gap comes from a sub-standard education U.S. system. Corporations are hording their cash in order to establish off-shore manufacturing and R&D facilities in areas of the world where trained engineering and production workers live. There's a reason the "lower class" is becoming lower and its not the pay scale of the 1%.

    While this article is obviously aimed to the social conscientious, investors need to pay attention to what's happening (or not happening) in Washington. We can no longer assume our elected officials know what they're doing. It should become obvious they do not. S/A readers wouild also be well served, in my view, by giving this article the recognition it deserves . . . one star.
    Mar 22 11:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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