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  • Go Long Apple, Short The Eurozone [View article]
    Apple make a lot of money in Europe on both iphone and ipad sales and without a deal with China Mobile, which may never come about with the way the Chinese government is slagging Apple off ( China Mobile is a state run enterprise ), china may not begin to pay off until next year or beyond. Companies like Mercedes and BMW, not to mention a few more global businesses based in Europe are still very, very viable as investment vehicles ( excuse the pun ), so I just wondered why he would suggest increasing expose in Apple when its still highly volatile.
    Mar 25 05:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Exorcises Map Demons By Purchasing WiFiSlam [View article]
    Yes I know its a tracking device, however, to get that to work, you need an App or software and WifiSlam are building an App which is why Apple bought/invested in them. And if you are going to quote things, dont bother using WSJ who know nothing. Why dont you try looking it up WiFiSlam themselves.

    http://bit.ly/16bdrzl
    Mar 25 05:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Go Long Apple, Short The Eurozone [View article]
    One question.......the Euro Zone is a recession disaster.....many smaller countries are in fact technically bankrupt and their populations are seeing a huge squeeze on available spending power, so given that a reasonable percentage of Apples income comes from Europe and the EU Zone in particular, I am wondering why you would recommending investing in Apple when their sales are bound to suffer?
    Mar 25 05:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Exorcises Map Demons By Purchasing WiFiSlam [View article]
    Afraid not?....The company I was referring to is Skyhook, the leader in this field, so perhaps you would like to explain?
    Mar 25 05:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Exorcises Map Demons By Purchasing WiFiSlam [View article]
    I think you may be getting ahead of yourselves here a bit. An internal wifi locational system has no bearing on external maps. GPS systems are unable to see into buildings, except those that have a lot of windows and where you are standing by the window. GPS satellites cannot see through a buildings fabric, etc. What this company does is use wifi connections to establish a receivers location, but as it needs at least three wifi transmitters to accurately establish the receivers location, it doesnt work very well outside. There are also issues with different wifi signal strengths and speeds, etc, so whilst it is a good company for them to purchase, dont expect to see major differences in the Map App just yet..
    Mar 25 04:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Exorcises Map Demons By Purchasing WiFiSlam [View article]
    You have been able to do that on Android for over a year now!
    Mar 25 04:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iWatch? iTV? Apple's Innovation Death A Media Construct [View article]
    Why are you bringing Samsung into this?....We are talking about Apple. And perhaps if you learned to read properly you would see that I was asking the author question, not criticising.
    Mar 10 07:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iWatch? iTV? Apple's Innovation Death A Media Construct [View article]
    Yes, but its all irrelevant really because someone else will bring out something that's faster and more powerful, etc. Just look at the high performance car sector, a few years back 500 bhp was considered the top end of the world, now Ferrari are bringing out a 790 bhp car along with a 170 bhp electric motor, so we are talking about over 1000 hp. Can you use it in anger on the road, no. I drive a Mercedes SL63 AMG with the upgraded turbo installation which puts out just under 600 bhp. I can leave most things for dead including a few of the bigger bikes, but I dont really use it at full throttle other than in Germany and after a while, driving at 160 mph plus becomes boring. Its the same with phones. So what if I can shave a few milli seconds off opening an App or a website. Does it improve my life?....no. So when we get to phones that open things before you have even thought about it, life will become boring...again.
    Mar 8 02:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iWatch? iTV? Apple's Innovation Death A Media Construct [View article]
    Hi Ed

    I think you are right. Short of adding a teleporter to a phone, everything is incremental from now on. It will be like the PC sector. Faster speeds, more ram, bigger hard drives and better graphics, oh and maybe bigger display sizes, but you can only go so far on screen size before a phone becomes a tablet, so there are limits to that. Finger print readers ( an Apple iphone rumour ), sensors that scroll for you ( a Samsung rumour ) are just gimmics really, they dont actually advance anything. Now if Apple could make a phone that would do the shopping, I would be seriously impressed.
    Mar 8 11:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Brand And Product Quality Make The Stock A Strong Buy [View article]
    Well your personal opinion is not fine with me......I suggest you have a search on the net.....just a personal opinion
    Mar 8 11:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Brand And Product Quality Make The Stock A Strong Buy [View article]
    Except that Apple satisfaction rating has just fallen....Like I said, its not a perfect world.
    Mar 8 11:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Brand And Product Quality Make The Stock A Strong Buy [View article]
    No I am not bias, I am just fed up reading that Android is rubbish when it isn't and is not worse than iOS when it comes to bugs. I guess some people are blind because there has been a lot of information about the bugs in iOS6, but that isn't the point, The point is all OS's have bugs. I will agree though that Android is not usually easy to update in the sense that you cannot usually do it just via your phone. You have to plug it into a PC ( or Mac ) and do it that way, but that is more to do with the carriers ( telco's ) than Google. And yes there are a few different versions flying around, however, once you do update, in my experience, there are very few issues ( notice I said in my experience ). I now have the new Sony Xperia Z with the very latest version so hopefully I wont need to update it for a while. But you know what, the world isn't a perfect place. If it was, I would be the queen of england, so we all have to put up with a little hardship every now and again.
    Mar 8 11:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • iWatch? iTV? Apple's Innovation Death A Media Construct [View article]
    And what if Apple doesnt bring out the next big thing?.......
    Mar 8 10:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Brand And Product Quality Make The Stock A Strong Buy [View article]
    You hit the nail on the head, they need products that are going to grow the business and redesigned ipads and S versions of iphones are not those products. If they seriously want to capture the emerging markets with iphones, they have no choice but to come up with a lower costs iphone. The average salary in India for example is less than $3000.....pretty much the same in China and in Brazil it is around $2500 ( I mention Brazil because someone else has written an article on Brazil and completely missed this ). In these situations an $850 iphone is simply not going to sell in huge volumes. Yes, there is still growth in established markets, but everyone else is targeting these markets as well, so growth slows by definition, i.e too many players going after the same pool of buyers, therefore, if Apple brought out a lower cost iphone, they could score very high in the emerging markets on the quality of their products. Is it ever going to happen?......Who knows.
    Mar 7 07:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Brand And Product Quality Make The Stock A Strong Buy [View article]
    Well, if you take the point that supply constraints have affected sales, the fundamentals are clearly not right. And if there is growing manufacturing capacity, why were there supply issues?
    Mar 7 07:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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