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  • Asian Growth Sends Strong Bull Message For Apple [View article]
    Good article Nick. Thanks for the research.
    Sep 13 06:06 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay's Advantages Over Google Wallet And PayPal [View article]
    LOL. Bad analogy in my case. I would say it is 20 forgotten wallets to one dead phone. Maybe more! But I know, that's just me.
    Sep 11 02:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay's Advantages Over Google Wallet And PayPal [View article]
    Since I have used POS systems on occasion, I am stunned how some retailers treat your data. One site hires minimum wage workers. Every swiped card is placed in a database screen accessible by all the operators. The only thing not logged is the number on the cards' back but the three digits can be easily memorized by the clerk for later when they flip it over to check you signature.

    Several times now, I have used my credit card only to have the information stolen and the card number used. Once at a restaurant. The waiter takes your card and walks away. Returns in a little while. See what just happened? Had it stolen at a gas station. Someone was ordering Pizza and movies in a neighboring State. The third was at the local grocer where an employee gained access to 3000 CCs. I'm actually not surprised it was done but that it hasn't happened with greater frequency.

    I would like a Watch please.
    Sep 11 02:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay's Advantages Over Google Wallet And PayPal [View article]
    They can let everyone in that uses an iPhone. The other phone manufactures would need finger print sensors, the custom secure software and chip in the phone and contracts with the retailers and banks. They are a monopoly in the Apple world only. Given enough time, interest and money, other manufacturers are free to follow on their hardware with their own innovation.

    Insidious and Microsoft is a nice catch phrase. Every time I return to my laptops I run into a situation and wonder, "People actually pay for this ----?"
    Sep 11 02:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay's Advantages Over Google Wallet And PayPal [View article]
    DW,

    It's like whack-a-mole with Apple bears the last week.

    My sister has gone through two broken Samsung's, mainly because she was price sensitive and too vain to wear glasses. Finally put some glasses on and loves her new iPhone, of which I am sure she is using about 10%. She will probably be wearing glasses for a while though since she trusted Samsung quality and paid each time. Luckily (in a tragic fashion) the second repaired phone was stolen.
    Sep 11 02:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay's Advantages Over Google Wallet And PayPal [View article]
    Nic, get that data to Apple quickly so they don't overbuild to the 80M target they are expecting. I'm sure they would value your math and input.
    Sep 11 02:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Pay And Watch Offerings Unlikely To Move The Needle [View article]
    I think you should wait until the future for the tale, pun intended. You've never seen or used the Watch. Many people criticize Apple for the battery life of the 5S. Mine lasts for days without charge. Usage, Apps, connection and software all affect charge. I predict similar results for the Watch. Someone that wants to monitor activity all day long needs a phone and watch. Another, that wants to skip that process and use the Watch for a watch (how quaint) and tunes (which work stand alone on the watch) is likely to have a different result.

    But I will admit I don't know.
    Sep 11 02:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Pay And Watch Offerings Unlikely To Move The Needle [View article]
    Two things.

    1) "easy and user friendly" There are more people in the world willing to pay for this than users that like to play with bits and bytes. It was the original idea that sold Windows but MSFT just never completely delivered.

    2) Glad your healthy now. At some point in your life you may be thrilled to share your heartbeat, and other bio information, with a health care provider. Hope it doesn't happen to you but the world is filled with people that need to monitor heart, sugar, blood pressure, etc. Healthcare is just huge.
    Sep 11 01:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Innovates But Fails To Inspire Under Cook [View article]
    Humble. Mayo Clinic is writing an App. Might save your life some day.

    I wrote that because Tim Cook made it clear how excited they would be to see the Apps that the Watch and Health Kit would enable. Picture the iPhone 3 before release. What could it do? Make phone calls and Email.

    Every Apple product we have bought has surprised us, and we are only recent converts, with its functionality and integration with Apple. Most exciting have been the Apps. I would say seeking FDA approval tells you it is more than telling time and playing music.
    Sep 11 09:11 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone 6 And Android Value [View article]
    When you get actual data come on back and post.
    Sep 11 08:55 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Brand - Not Products - The Star Of The Show [View article]
    Corrections to my post:

    Oh, and from the author's May 25, 2013 article on AAPL in SA it concluded as follows:

    "The share price of Apple is likely to continue to fall until it provides a response to the Asian smartphone segment of the market. That's where the future is, and that's where Apple's growth must come from."

    Missed a big upturn on that forecast.
    Sep 11 08:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Brand - Not Products - The Star Of The Show [View article]
    Oh, and from the author's May 25 article on AAPL in SA it concluded as follows:

    The share price of Apple is likely to continue to fall until it provides a response to the Asian smartphone segment of the market. That's where the future is, and that's where Apple's growth must come from."

    Missed a big upturn on that forecast.
    Sep 10 07:45 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Brand - Not Products - The Star Of The Show [View article]
    You do understand that developers write apps not Apple? If you are disappointed when the Mayo Clinic's App debuts, please let us know. If you are disappointed when at a retailer and consumers in front of you are quickly checking out with Pay on the Watch, let us know then. TC said Apple is excited to see the Apps that providers would develop with the Watch. He showed how Pay would work. Seems like tight security and so very far from nude photos that the comparison is very, very strained. Perhaps it was too early to introduce a Watch that wouldn't be intuitively obvious to those without a smidgen of vision or insight. One should look at the Apple Watch as an iPhone 3 at introduction. The vision thing by reviewers was sorely lacking then as well.

    In fact, search for the Steve Ballmer video on you tube where he ridiculed the iPhone 3 and laughed hysterically at its $500 price while expressing confidence in the Windows Phone for $99. We all know how that turned out.

    Disappointed in battery Life? Well, how long does it take to charge? It certainly can't take 8 hours since I can charge my car battery in less time. Stating things are unacceptable on a product one has never used, and that isn't even released, seems rash.

    So here's the thing. Apple has a string of big hits and a mountain of cash to invest. MSFT, BBRY and others have a string of losers or are unprofitable. Who do you suspect might pull a rabbit out of a hat?
    Sep 10 07:05 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Apple's Watch Launch Event Remained A Bit Disappointing [View article]
    You do understand that developers write the apps not Apple? If you are disappointed when Mayo Clinic's App debuts, please let us know. Apple isn't going to write the Health Apps themselves. In fact TC said Apple is excited to see the Apps that HC providers would develop with the Watch. Perhaps it was too early to introduce something that wouldn't be intuitively obvious to those without a smidgen of vision or insight. One should look at the Apple Watch as an iPhone 3 at introduction. The vision thing by reviewers was sorely lacking then as well.

    In fact, search for the Steve Ballmer video on you tube where he ridiculed the phone and laughed hysterically at its $500 price while expressing confidence in the Windows Phone for $99. We all know how that turned out.

    So here's the thing. Apple has a string of big hits and a mountain of cash to invest. MSFT and BBRY have a string of losers. Who do you suspect might pull the rabbit out of a hat?
    Sep 10 06:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons The Apple Launch Disappointed [View article]
    Nic Z,

    It's a compound phrase. Let me clarify for you to make it easier. Volumes are astronomical. Volumes are growing. That phrase was intended for the iPhone market which you correctly identified as Apple's largest and I think it is accurate.

    Mac is growing and faster than the overall PC market. ITunes music is down, as is the music industry, not iTunes which includes Apps, etc. It is actually Apple's fastest growing line. US market share grew by a little and India, Japan and Brazil are growing extremely fast. Better?
    Sep 10 01:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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