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  • How High Can Icahn Drive Apple Shares? [View article]
    Strange thing to write, Humble Eagles: "... it will never get back anywhere close to the all time highs."

    AAPL's all time high is a little over $700 pre-split. It closed today at $101.02, which is a pre-split price of $707.14.

    Near enough to be "anywhere close?"

    Or aren't you aware that AAPL split 7:1?
    Oct 10 02:41 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If The Apple Watch Fails, Does Tim Cook Get Fired? [View article]
    Wait and see is a good approach to the Apple Watch.

    It's a just a WATCH..., and many people, like myself, stopped wearing watches a long time ago. But people are curious and Apple fans (anyone who has one or more Apple devices and is happy with them) AND who own iPhones ( the models which will work with the watch) will be especially curious and will buy millions of them ... to satisfy their curiosity.

    Until I had my first iPhone, I never would have guessed that it would become something I "couldn't live without."

    So the question is, will the Apple Watch become something that iPhone users, once they try one, "can't live without?"
    Oct 6 10:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If The Apple Watch Fails, Does Tim Cook Get Fired? [View article]
    You're a bit behind - the "shock virus" is called shellshock and it is not a virus. It was a bug and it has been fixed already. Check Mac Observer.

    As for the "iWorm," if that is what you are referring to, that is something that only comes with illegal/pirated software. Illegal/pirated software has always been a "you get far worse than what you pay for" idea and has a long history of infecting any and all operating systems including even the most secure Linux distributions.
    Oct 6 10:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Will Do A Television Set [View article]
    This article is about the possibility and hope for an Apple television, not about "bendgate" or the backward-hat wearing guy who made a lot of money from the millions of hits he got on his u-tubular video.

    Regarding an Apple television, I'm still using an old CRT television with a digital-to-analog convertor, while I continue to patiently wait for Apple to introduce its own take on what a television should be like.
    Sep 26 05:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Invest In The Millennials, Invest In Apple [View article]
    My youngest daughter, now a high school teacher, is still using the iBook I bought for her when she started college 9 years ago. Her motto is, if it works, why replace it?
    Sep 20 10:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Invest In The Millennials, Invest In Apple [View article]
    My recent PhD, now professor daughter had a Mac all through college and grad school. It was a mix of Macs and PC's among her fellow students in college, but in grad school, EVERYONE, including the professors, used Macs.
    Sep 20 10:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Invest In The Millennials, Invest In Apple [View article]
    If the people who are selling out of CMG use that money to buy AAPL, AAPL will go to $1,000 ($7,000 pre split).
    Sep 20 10:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • At Apple, There's No Need For Tim Cook To Be Revolutionary [View article]
    Actually, yes.
    Sep 19 08:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: An American Horror Story - A Fictional Account Of What Does Not Exist [View article]
    The Fire phone was not a failure, it was a flop. Read what famous people like Thomas Edison and Babe Ruth said about unsuccessful attempts and strikeouts, respectively.

    Amazon is simply willing to have flops a lot more frequently than Apple is.

    Apple calculates, stalks and lays in wait for the opportunity to make a product better than the others of the same genre which have flopped. Amazon approaches it more like Babe Ruth or Thomas Edison, expecting dozens if not hundreds of strike-outs and flops in between each home run.

    Amazon's Kindle was a home run and they've made a huge bundle from it.

    The iPad has exceeded the Kindle, because from personal experience I have witnessed my wife transform from a Kindle fanatic to a person who carries her iPad with her all the time. Her iPad has the Kindle app. Her Kindle is somewhere in the house, gathering dust and probably in desperate need of a battery re-charge.
    Sep 19 08:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • At Apple, There's No Need For Tim Cook To Be Revolutionary [View article]
    There are plenty of math and data articles on Apple ... more than plenty. Articles like this are welcome too, like seasoning is welcome with most food.
    Sep 19 06:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • At Apple, There's No Need For Tim Cook To Be Revolutionary [View article]
    When a stock begins making new highs is when all the stockholders are happy and least inclined to sell. The single most famous stock trader of all time, Jesse Livermore, would only buy stock when it was making new highs.
    Sep 19 06:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • At Apple, There's No Need For Tim Cook To Be Revolutionary [View article]
    Rocco, thanks for the fresh perspective. Emotion is good; it is what adds technicolor to an otherwise black and white market. The Spock (of Star Trek) viewpoint is essential in the stock arena, but logic alone is desolate and incomplete without emotion.

    As for what may be said asserting or denying "revolutionary" or "innovative" to Apple and any of its CEOs from Steve Jobs on through time ... the most outstanding aspect of what Apple does was revealed for the first time to me, if not to anyone else, when I read the article in the print edition of the September 22nd issue of Time Magazine about the Apple Watch.

    I didn't expect much from the article but it turned out to be very worthwhile reading. Too bad, the article isn't available online.

    One thing the author(s) wrote which had never before occurred to me as a take on what Apple does is: Apple is in the "grisly business" of "resurrecting" dead products or (as in the case of the smartphones before the iPhone) of bringing to life the "walking dead" by doing the most thorough and deep analysis of what is wrong and what it would take to make it most right, most near "perfection."

    The article's author(s) referred to what Apple does as "the Lazarus effect" or something like that (I don't have the print magazine in front of me, so as to be able to quote perfectly or extensively from the article).

    Samsung didn't do any innovation by simply imitating Apple iPhone nor by pushing out a larger screen version ASAP. Apple was patient, watched, waited, analyzed and then made the right decision at the right time ... to offer larger screen size and to do it right the first time.

    Same with the Apple Watch. I pre-judged the Apple Watch, because I could not imagine anything improved enough over the Samsung watch or any of the others to be worth buying. I decided in advance to not buy an Apple Watch.

    But now that I've seen the Apple Watch and some of its potential and some of how it works and had a glimpse of how Apple has worked its "Lazarus effect" once again by resurrecting the "walking dead" smart watch ... I won't camp out in front of any Apple Store, but I'll be one of the first to get one because from what I've seen and learned of the Apple Watch, it is the first smart watch I would consider worth owning.
    Sep 19 05:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • At Apple, There's No Need For Tim Cook To Be Revolutionary [View article]
    @dezee - Once upon a time, I was a closed-minded Microsoft devotee like you. But when it came time for my daughter to go off to college and I envisioned periodically spending time on the phone with her to sort out her latest problem with a Microsoft laptop, I opted for an iBook, the first Apple computer I ever bought because they claimed in TV ads that it "just works". Said daughter never once had a problem with her iBook during her 4 years of college and graduated to a Macbook Pro, which she now uses, post-PhD. Because of what I saw with her and her Mac, I switched to a Mac about 10 years ago and... I've never looked back.

    If you don't like Apple, that's fine, but you don't have to be so sour grapes about it.
    Sep 19 03:14 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors Can't Believe The Apple Hype [View article]
    Welcome back Rocco. My favorite articles on any stock are neither the Crameresque raging bulls nor the Michael Blaire-esque ones, but the ones which labor to be thoughtful. Good labor on your part.

    Regarding Starbucks pay-with-your-phone app, none in my family have ever used it because we don't like the extra drop/fumble risk of handing our phones to someone.

    But the Apple pay with NFC is appealing.

    Regarding the Apple Watch, since it is related with its ability to do Apple Pay ... at first, I would have answered any survey regarding it by saying I'd never buy one. But then I saw a video of the portion relating to it, from the recent Apple Event and also read the recent Time Magazine article about the Apple Watch and now I fully intend to get one and others in my family may also because it far exceeds what our expectations had been for Apple's foray into the smartwatch realm.
    Sep 17 02:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And Conspicuous Consumption: So What? [View article]
    Michael Blair more resembles an idiot at best, an outright liar at worst than a stock analyst. Whenever I see one of his articles announced in my email, I've taken to deleting the email and not wasting a nanosecond on the article.

    I've been using personal computers since they were first introduced as the Altair (the very first personal computer for the masses) and others. I became a devotee of the Microsoft OS (operating system) until MS introduced XP which would have forced me to buy yet another hardware system and trash the former computer.

    I switched to Apple OS around the time that Apple introduced their hardware which utilized Intel CPUs.

    The reason I became an Apple computer devotee and never again looked back to Microsoft OS computers was nothing to do with the ridiculous Veblen notion witch Blair wrote about. I switched to Apple computers because of what I witnessed with my two youngest daughters.

    Before those daughters left home and went off to college, they each had a Microsoft-based personal computer and I was their "IT" guy who would fix their all-too-frequent computer hang-ups.

    As a high school graduation gift for each of them, I gave them laptops to use in college. The laptops I gave them were the first Apple computers I'd ever bought, iBooks.

    They literally "just worked," like the Apple ads on television at the time claimed they would. Never even ONCE during either of their years in college did either of them have a problem with their Apple computers. Their friends in the dorms who used Microsoft-based computers had plenty of problems, but my daughters' Apple computers "just worked" and did the work asked of them.

    I was totally amazed and as a result I switched from a "PC" to a Mac and never looked back.

    Michael Blair only writes for the $500 per article and he writes negative instead of positive articles about Apple simply because such articles get even more clicks and therefore more money from clicks than do the articles with neutral or positive titles. For Blair, its all about the money he gets and nothing to do with the foundational truth of Apple products compared to others. It's sad, that he has sold his soul for filthy lucre.

    Pay no attention to Blair.
    Sep 16 09:30 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment