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  • Apple Would-Be Shorts: Bide Your Time, Apple's Run Will Be Over Soon Enough [View article]
    Michael started out by saying that he might initiate a short within the next 72 hours. I was really, really looking forward to seeing how that worked out for him.

    With other stocks such as GOOG and LINKD rocketing above $1,000 while they have rarified atmosphere PE ratios and no dividends, its only a matter of time before AAPL makes its own launch toward the $1,000 per share club.

    But by the end of the article, he had already backed off (without commenting on that fact that he would no longer initiate a short position in the next 72 hours) and stated that he might initiate a short position "in January," after the quarterly report is released.

    Ho hum... so there's really nothing of any immediate relevance in this article, but he managed to use bear-bait-and-switch with the article title, to attract plenty of readers.
    Nov 28 03:13 PM | 24 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
  • My Once-A-Year Article On Apple [View article]
    Spoken like a true bear. The more bears, the more bearable a long position. As for Apple's OS... it is of the Unix genre, as are all the various different distributions of Linux. Linux/Unix is a far better OS than anything Microsoft has come up with, including their latest.
    Jan 17 03:46 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Would-Be Shorts: Bide Your Time, Apple's Run Will Be Over Soon Enough [View article]
    You are obviously a bull on your own religion. Atheism has been defined as a religion by high court rulings. With regard to different religions, each person must decide for himself or herself what is bull and what is not.

    Seeking Alpha is not a forum for discussing religious beliefs, even the beliefs of an ardent fanboy of atheism.
    Nov 28 03:25 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Likely To Crush Analyst Estimates With 53 Million Q1 iPhone Shipments [View article]
    Why does SA let someone get away with posing as Cramer? Although... the real Cramer's remarks this morning were equally worthless.
    Jan 14 11:58 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More from Mark Zuckerberg: He once more claimed a Facebook phone doesn't make sense, in spite of rumors (I, II) that it's building one. He also mentioned Facebook is handling 1B queries/day, and suggests Facebook will eventually build a search engine. Many have called on Facebook to enter the search market, and Microsoft (MSFT) execs reportedly once floated the idea of selling Bing to Facebook, only to have Zuckerberg turn them down. Should Google (GOOG) be worried? FB +3.2% AH. ZNGA +2.9%[View news story]
    Facebook is so yesterday. I deleted my account many annoyances and invasions of privacy ago.
    Sep 11 06:03 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Take The Money And Run [View article]
    If Apple stock is truly for the dogs, then I'll buy some more shares. Woof!
    Sep 7 10:04 PM | 7 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
  • Apple: The Ultimate Value Play At $520 [View article]
    Another way to address the same point for Apple investors is: If anyone is long AAPL, they should hold off selling covered calls unless they are sure they will have no regrets about the shares being called away from them in the near future.
    Jan 11 01:37 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Public Companies Should Have Public Tax Returns [View article]
    The author of this article needs to make up his mind whether he is writing about EVASION or AVOIDANCE of taxes.

    The former is illegal and is what gets people sent to prison. The latter is legal and even the IRS claims that it encourages all taxpayers to take full advantage of all of the provisions in the tax code for avoidance of taxes.
    May 21 02:42 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time For Apple To Waddle And Quack [View article]
    You are a bit behind the times then. E*Trade has been around since the early 1980s. I first opened an account with them and traded electronically using a Tandy Model 100 computer, before the internet existed.
    Feb 21 12:32 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 28 Big Reasons Apple Will Fall: A Rebuttal [View article]
    The author's point of view is confirmed after-hours by Apple rocketing from its closing price of $560.64, to 570... 580... 590... 594... as I sit here and watch the Time & Sales.

    Score another round for the Bulls.
    Apr 24 04:42 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 February 'Feel Good' Factors For Apple Fanatics [View article]
    Cramer is a fickle, shallow stock analyst who will turn on a dime with his opinion on a stock. His wife is the only one of the two of them who is sensible, rational and logical.
    Feb 2 04:09 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Should You Pay For Apple? [View article]
    AAPL, if given the same P/E as AMZN, would have traded at about $154,457 per share today. Nice.

    Conversely: AMZN, if given the same P/E as AAPL, would have traded at about $0.78 per share today. Nice (if you're bearish on AMZN).
    Jan 31 08:29 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Noting U.S. smartphone sales growth has slowed dramatically, and that many first-time buyers are now prepaid users who often go for low-end Android (GOOG) devices, NPD's Stephen Baker questions whether the next iPhone will lead to major U.S. share gains. Working in Apple's (AAPL) favor: the iPhone's customer loyalty is unmatched, and it has been gaining share in the U.S. even as its European share has declined. [View news story]
    Nota bene: I was among the first Verizon cellphone users to get an iPhone when it was available for all Verizon customers (I pre-ordered iPhone). I signed up for a 2 year contract, like many Verizon customers.

    The date on which I (and ALL the other two year contract Verizon customers who were the first to get a Verizon iPhone) am eligible to get a discounted upgrade to a newer iPhone is: October 12, 2012.
    Sep 11 05:10 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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