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  • Study finds Facebook "basically dead" to U.K. teens [View news story]
    Teenagers may still be in the age group, where trends start, but not where the real money is. As long as their parents and grandparents use Facebook it will be around, since teenagers, especially in America are not where the money is at.
    Dec 26 11:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Much Ado About Apple: Why The Pessimists Are Wrong [View article]
    As an investor in Apple, I have followed the recent Apple "debacle" with some amusement, and have determined it to be merely a bad case of Apple acrophobia, perhaps, a prescient "flash forward" of the situation of Apple in the year 2018, but having very little relevance today.
    Jan 2 07:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Cannibalization' Isn't Really Bad News For Apple [View article]
    I have purchased and used all of the generations of the iPad and iPhone. The iPad Mini is the perfect size for portability, and readability. I leave my iPad at home, and take my Mini with me wherever I go. I can, and do reach for my iPad Mini with its protective case, securely between my right thumb and forefinger; it is just that light! I joked with co-workers, as I held my iPad Mini this way, that I now had "the whole world in my hand". It is incredibly empowering. I believe that, if the profit margin on the iPad Mini is lower (I am not convinced that it is). The number of Minis sold will more than make up for this! I believe that the Mini, after the iPhone, will be Apples's most successful product!
    Dec 28 04:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 11 analysts have lowered their Apple (AAPL -0.4%) targets in recent weeks, Fortune observes. Many of them attributed their cuts (I, II) to reports of iPhone order reductions, but the recent drop in Apple shares is probably playing a role as well. Topeka's Brian White maintains the highest target ($1,111), and ACI Research's Ed Zabisky the lowest ($270). The average target is still at $740, 44% above current levels. [View news story]
    Has Apple stock given the Market a bad case of Acrophobia? I read insatiably the diatribes of the Apple Bears, it really makes great reading. It's a bit like discussing a mole on the face of a great beauty, and wondering if it might become malignant sometime in the distant future.
    Dec 28 04:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Apple: Topeka's Brian White, he of the $1,111 PT, claims "an insatiable appetite" exists for the iPad Mini in mainland China and Hong Kong, with checks indicating nearly all models are sold out in Hong Kong stores. He also claims Chinese iPhone 5 availability has improved, and that local resellers are calling it the most popular high-end smartphone. (previous[View news story]
    Apple products with their sleek design, enhance my life experience daily. Almost all the technological products that I buy, relate, or sync in someway with my Apple products via Apps created for Apple products, and the list is long. There is even an App allowing me to avoid the wait for reps in the Apple stores by picking out accessories and buying them right there in the store myself (really)! I think Apple is going to continue in this direction, which is where the future beckons. If people want just a stand-alone phone, they have a plethora of other choices. I want a phone that links my life experiences, facilitates, protects, advises,assists,alerts. As for the stock? It will fluctuate. however, it has done a pretty good job of paying for all my Apple products!
    Dec 28 02:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • After seeing Verizon report it sold just ~650K iPhone 5s in Q3 due to supply issues, Jefferies' Peter Misek thinks only 5M units may have been sold overall in the quarter - he previously believed sales of 8M-10M were possible. But Misek argues iPhone 4/4S sales will make up for any shortfall to his 26M-unit iPhone forecast. Meanwhile, Stifel notes the iPhone 5 is still back-ordered for 3 weeks at Verizon. Apple (AAPL -2.8%) is selling off along with many other tech large caps, and is down 13% from its Sep. 21 high. (earlier: I, II[View news story]
    It doesn't seem to be such a problem having so many orders to fill that you can't fill them all. Many companies would love to be faced with this problem, and at least in Apple's case, their massive production facilities in China will eventually rise to the occasion, and provide a valuable lesson for Apple in future product rollouts. I ordered an iPhone 5 a little after midnight the morning it became available and had it within in a week or so. It is the best phone that I have ever had. My life now revolves around Apple, and its products, others have referred to it as the Apple ecosystem. I wouldn't have any use for a "stand-alone" phone. Apple products just don't "stand alone", they have the whole constellation of other Apple products standing with them.
    Oct 21 06:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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