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  • The Fault In Apple's Star [View article]
    toneguru, what's really upsetting is that anyone named Cook could overlook the obvious money to be made in baked goods. It's like Apple isn't even trying anymore. They should at least make apple pies. That is clearly in their wheelhouse.
    Mar 24, 2015. 03:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple TV Is Fighting For Survival [View article]
    fritz68, 18 months later he's still saying the same thing, only now he uses $40 billion. Do you think he might say the same thing in 2017 with $50 billion?
    Mar 24, 2015. 03:50 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'The U.S. Is Broke' [View article]
    "There is a good TV show on consequences of hoarding :)"

    Is it called "19 kids and counting"?
    Mar 22, 2015. 05:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: New Apple TV launching in June, will feature App Store/Siri [View news story]
    That little fanboi got his own jet airplane. That little fanboi he's a millionaire.
    Mar 22, 2015. 12:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Plan To Rethink Television [View article]
    Not even my mother has a land line anymore. I don't think landlines will figure very heavily into the success or failure of these cord cutting products.

    To the extent that it is a factor, it may be that some older folks realize they don't need to be paying extra for an additional phone that they can't even carry with them.
    Mar 21, 2015. 12:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Uniquely Well Positioned For The Future Of TV [View article]
    45Cal, I agree with you because I am probably close to your age. But I was talking to a parking garage attendant the other day and he told me that when the credit card reader went down for a couple days, he discovered most young people don't even carry cash anymore. And none of them has any idea what a "checkbook" is or why they would want one.

    Debit cards are the norm. And while that is "cash" as opposed to credit, it carries all the technology risks you are talking about. I still like to pay with paper money. It's simple, quick, and anonymous. But kids don't see it that way. Cash is being replaced.
    Mar 19, 2015. 10:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Uniquely Well Positioned For The Future Of TV [View article]
    Mr. Blair, a company with $170 billion is uniquely suited to disrupt a lot of industries. That should not be a controversial notion.
    Mar 19, 2015. 01:01 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Apple's Web TV: What about NBC, basic pay TV channels? [View news story]
    My choice of internet providers is Comcast or paying someone to call me up and describe what they are seeing on their computer. There is also using a bike messenger to deliver screen shots to my home. I went with Comcast, albeit reluctantly.
    Mar 18, 2015. 09:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Watch Won't Impact The Stock Right Away [View article]
    "If Apple really was just offering 2 sizes, why did they choose the standard sizes for men and woman watches? "

    If Apple was offering men's and women's sizes, why aren't they being called that?

    "You must be really delusional to ignore sex parts because you think its the trendy thing to do."

    Are you talking to Tim Cook? No one here had anything to do with the decision to offer sizes that were not gender labeled.

    And in any case, you'd have a hard time explaining in any logical fashion how "sex parts" have any relationship to what size watch one should wear. I mean, assuming one wears their watch on their wrist, of course.
    Mar 17, 2015. 12:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Watch, MacBook, PC Industry Challenges (Podcast) [View article]
    And the site linked is FUDzilla. Why I am not surprised.
    Mar 15, 2015. 12:08 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Amazon Is Still Cheap [View article]
    My favorite part is using NFLX valuation as a metric to measure the value of AMZN's streaming business. This assumes, of course, that NFLX is fairly valued, which I think is erroneous.
    Mar 14, 2015. 01:47 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Electric Vehicle Opportunity [View article]
    looking at Apple's design for the new Macbook, I can't help but wonder if they might think of a car in the same terms. What of you made a car chassis that was filled with contoured batteries? Just as the Macbook is essentially a battery with a keyboard and screen attached to it (the logic board is incredibly small), an electric car designed from the ground up might be a battery with wheels.
    Mar 14, 2015. 01:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Watch Won't Impact The Stock Right Away [View article]
    "I guess you have to be a watch person to know the difference."

    No, that's not it. Early in the design process someone obviously talked about making men and women's sizes. As every knows, that would be standard for this type of accessory. But it is also obvious that Apple made an explicit choice to offer "two sizes" without labeling either one the women's watch. This was deliberate on their part. They could have easily said "Here is the women's watch and here is the men's watch" but they didn't. Why do you think that is?

    It is clear they chose to present two sizes because those who want to view them as "men's and ladies' " will do so. But others (mostly the younger generation) will simply see them as two watch sizes.

    I'm not tall and I have thin wrists. There is a woman I know who is 6'2" and she's built like a body guard. It would be silly to assume that I should be wearing chunky watches while she wears dainty ones. Apple gets this. Anyone still stuck with the notion of "men and women" in sizing needs to flip their calendar over to the 21st century.
    Mar 14, 2015. 12:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Watch Won't Impact The Stock Right Away [View article]
    Apple is not saying they have men's and women's watches. They have a smaller version and a larger version. Depending on your personal taste and the size of your wrist either one should be an option regardless of your gender. I think that is the point.
    Mar 14, 2015. 12:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Fighting The Battle That Can't Be Won [View article]
    richbar, it's possible some of the "weakness" is because very few people are actually investing in AAPL with the premise that growth will continue the breakneck pace of q1. Modest growth, coupled with return of some of the cash Apple mints are enough to compel many investors to want to hold or accumulate. A breather and even pull back from AAPL's lofty heights of 133 (or 931 in 2012 terms) is healthy for the stock. But the price at the current level does not have to assume insane growth going forward.
    Mar 13, 2015. 08:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment