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  • Analysis: Apple Christmas Sales [View article]
    Those are very good numbers. I guess I'm a microcosm of Apple's success after buying 3 iPhone 6s, one Beats headset, a Mac Mini, and some Apple gift cards for Christmas.
    Dec 29, 2014. 08:06 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I'm Increasing Apple To 30% Of My 2015 Portfolio [View article]
    Glad you mentioned iAd. I think that has more potential than many give it credit. I believe Apple Pay will also be great, but not a huge revenue driver nor even a big one short term. Beats and a larger iPad will also help.
    Dec 10, 2014. 10:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Multiple Hits 3-Year High [View article]
    Nice, but Apple user since 1883?
    Dec 2, 2014. 07:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Watch: 3 Things You May Want To Know [View article]
    I like your idea except for the "now" part. Apple needs to announce the watch specs., etc. before putting much energy into actually selling it.
    Sep 14, 2014. 11:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Asian Growth Sends Strong Bull Message For Apple [View article]
    Better late than never wrt the larger screens. I agree these will be a big hit.
    Sep 12, 2014. 11:18 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Will Collect Fees On Apple Payments, Back Of The Napkin: Could Add Billions To Bottom Line [View article]
    I agree that this is a strong product for Apple given the profit and benefits to their ecosystem. However, $2.4B profit seems too high for 2015 anyways.
    Sep 10, 2014. 07:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Drops: Should Investors Be Concerned? [View article]
    There is a big difference. If you're concerned about the front door, don't use simple passwords. Now Apple will enforce more complexity, which it probably should have done earlier anyway.
    Sep 5, 2014. 08:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Bigger iPad To Reverse The Declining Sales Trend [View article]
    I do think the larger iPad will come with flash as standard and of course have a more powerful CPU than the Air. Opening the APIs is also huge. Given those changes, when do you think you'd use the Pro versus the iPad?
    Aug 29, 2014. 09:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPad Refresh Will Boost Shipment Figures [View article]
    I partially agree with you. I think that opening many APIs and the IBM deal will help a lot, but much of the benefit will take time. In the meantime, I think they'll either trim the pricing of some units or make 32 GB standard in their top of the line unit. Cook will do something to grow its revenues without compromising quality.
    Aug 18, 2014. 09:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Q3: iPhone Does Well Across Price Points; Mac Defies Shrinking PC Market [View article]
    Don't forget about Apple opening up a lot of its APIs. Personally, I think that will be more of a driver for the iPads than the relationship with IBM although the two go hand-in-hand. I bet the relationship with IBM was actually formalized months before the announcement and they come out with some of the new apps when the new iPads ship. Also, Apple may ship 32 GB as standard on their new iPads -- we'll see. This would effectively be a price reduction. They need to do this sometime... Between all three, Apple could really drive iPad sales.
    Jul 27, 2014. 08:31 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Apple Earnings [View article]
    The Mac sales were quite strong. It's starting to gain critical mass in some businesses, which could be a major driver in the future.
    Jul 22, 2014. 09:39 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Playbook Revealed [View article]
    Nice article. Comparing Apple to Google and Microsoft is ok, but I wouldn't compare them to Amazon, which is essentially an e-commerce retailer with low margins..
    Jun 20, 2014. 09:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Xiaomi Is A Big Threat To Apple [View article]
    It's not just poor people who buy those bags.
    Jun 12, 2014. 04:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Caught Stealing Beats [View article]
    Your wife must be more inexpensive to take out to dinner than mine. It costs me at least $95 just for the dinner. :-)
    May 23, 2014. 05:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What To Do With Apple Stock Ahead Of Split [View article]
    Agreed, but this is probably better to show using statistics than just one example.
    May 19, 2014. 09:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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