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  • Apple Earnings Preview: It's All About iPhone Sales Momentum [View article]
    People don't seem to understand that "deep innovation" doesn't directly relate to a stock being great. So Apple followed a trend into larger screens. It was great business and earnings are way, way up. That's what makes a great stock.
    Apr 24, 2015. 10:33 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: A Small Change In Apple Maps, A Giant Leap Into Mobile Ads [View article]
    For some reason, that's how AAPL works. It might just be because it has so many eyes on it, but AAPL price stays compressed until earnings push the valuation so ridiculously low that it springs up 30% in a few months. It's happened many times with AAPL. You're seeing the spring getting loaded again right now.
    Apr 15, 2015. 06:52 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Music Strategy Looks Increasingly Risky [View article]
    Risky financially? Apple is so big, they could leave the music biz entirely and it wouldn't matter much, financially.

    But never underestimate the power of having an app pre-installed in every iPhone. If they can be as good and as cheap or cheaper than other services, the path of least resistance will be their friend.
    Apr 5, 2015. 06:28 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman: Buy during buyback blackout period [View news story]
    So true. They don't give out free advice out of the goodness of their hearts.
    Mar 25, 2015. 12:15 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: New Apple TV launching in June, will feature App Store/Siri [View news story]
    Absolutely true. Making fun of Apple maps is an old meme at this point. I "hey siri"d my way all over California this year with hands free driving directions and never had one problem.
    Mar 21, 2015. 04:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: New Apple TV launching in June, will feature App Store/Siri [View news story]
    I really bet Primesense motion tracking will be big here. The apps that make the most sense in the TV are games. Games may be the killer feature of the new appletv. I'd count on controllers being part of the package.
    Mar 21, 2015. 04:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bloomberg: Apple delays production of 12.9" iPad to September (updated) [View news story]
    Don't see how that's a surprise. Large iPad needs multitasking which won't be out until ios9.
    Mar 4, 2015. 11:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Notes On Cars (And Apple) [View article]
    You're vastly overestimating how good human driver are at dealing with those things. A computer can detect and track 1000s of obstacles all at once without losing focus or getting distracted. It can see around corners and objects.
    Mar 4, 2015. 09:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple patent infringement suits keep coming [View news story]
    The "patents" were created by a company that exists solely to patent things they know will be done in the future and just wait until the time comes to sue the person who does it. It has nothing to do with innovation.
    Feb 27, 2015. 03:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Electric Vehicle Opportunity [View article]
    It's easy to forget that people thought it was crazy for a computer company to get into phone making. They were seen as two completely different things 10 years ago.
    Feb 21, 2015. 12:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay gets foot into a big door: U.S. government transactions [View news story]
    I'm sure that was the same when credit cards started. These things don't go from zero to everybody overnight. Early numbers are very promising though.
    Feb 13, 2015. 09:18 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Numbers Get Serious [View article]
    This is the law of large numbers thing again, isn't it?
    Feb 12, 2015. 02:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Apple in talks to launch Web TV service [View news story]
    I don't think you remember what phones were like before the iPhone. Or music before itunes.
    Feb 8, 2015. 03:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings Review: It's Always A Good Time [View article]
    The fact that only a small percentage of buyers were upgrades says nothing of the stickiness of the iOS platform. Ios has over 90% repurchase rate. This is about Apple expanding into places where it hasn't had a presence before, attracting new users
    Jan 28, 2015. 09:26 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple roundup: Cook's pay, board change, Apple Watch, Verizon [View news story]
    $350 for the basic model. There's a cool thing that happens when information goes from easy to completely frictionless.
    Jan 23, 2015. 09:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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