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  • Apple gains following bullish Piper, Morgan Stanley iPhone notes [View news story]
    Year to Date:

    DOW - 0.8%
    S&P 500 - 2.4%
    NASDAQ - 8.1%
    AAPL - 16.0%

    I recall one of the bond rating agencies referring to fund managers as "muppets". I don't think that was intended to be a compliment.
    Jun 25, 2015. 06:34 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reports: Apple working on iPhone design that eliminates home button [View news story]
    BlackBerry on Tuesday reported a quarterly loss that was slightly larger than analysts had forecast, while revenue fell short of expectations.

    The company posted a first-quarter adjusted loss of 5 cents per share, narrowing from a loss of 11 cents a share in the year-earlier period.

    Revenue fell to $658 million from $966 million a year ago.

    Wall Street forecast BlackBerry would deliver a quarterly loss of 3 cents a share on $679 million in revenue, according a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.

    BlackBerry shares rose in premarket trading following the announcement. (Get the latest quote here.)

    In May, the company acquired WatchDox, a data security company. BlackBerry's stock has been reeling in 2015, having dropped 16 percent. Meanwhile, shares of iPhone seller Apple have jumped 15 percent year to date.
    Jun 23, 2015. 09:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reports: Apple working on iPhone design that eliminates home button [View news story]
    You think that Android phones aren't made by slaves?

    Apple is the only company that cares about the assembly workers in other countries. When is the last time you saw Samsung, HTC, or any other smartphone company do anything for labor conditions?
    Jun 23, 2015. 08:58 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reports: Apple working on iPhone design that eliminates home button [View news story]
    HTC even made a profit last quarter of $11.6M on $1.33 billion revenue.

    Pretty similar to what Apple did.....

    Apple reported a profit of $13.6 billion on $58 billion revenue.

    HTC is one of the better Android phones.
    Jun 23, 2015. 08:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Reports: Apple working on iPhone design that eliminates home button [View news story]
    Once again we see what kind of people pick Android over iOS.
    Jun 22, 2015. 03:56 PM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple launches 15" Force Touch MacBook Pro, cuts 5K 27" iMac prices [View news story]
    MB typically comes out on AAPL pullbacks. He is a very reliable "buy signal". The GOOG news is that you don't even need to click on his article. As soon as you see the headline, it's time to buy some short term calls.
    May 19, 2015. 11:27 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why Apple Is Weak Since Earnings [View article]
    Only 20% of the iPhone customer base upgraded to the 6/6S. How about the other 80%? There isn't any indication that they're dumping iOS for Android.

    You're ignoring the 2 year renewal cycle. My wife got the 6. I didn't only because I wasn't up for my 2 year renewal. As soon as I'm eligible, I'll pick up the 6S.
    May 8, 2015. 07:32 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Bear Case From A Bull [View article]
    Android is fragmented. The implementation in a Motorola smartphone is different than the implementation in Samsung. Then the carriers muck it up as well.

    Here's a summary of GOOG last earnings report. Does this sound promising to you? http://on.mash.to/1DxK1dD
    Apr 25, 2015. 11:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Bear Case From A Bull [View article]
    Since you think Apple is now at the top that must mean that you've been long on Apple up until now.
    Apr 25, 2015. 10:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why Analysts Have High Hopes For The New Apple Watch [View article]
    An Apple Watch isn't a watch; it's a wearable computer that happens to show the time. You still might not want a wearable computer and that's fine.

    Not everyone wants or needs every Apple product.

    Attractiveness will be a factor for some and that's a matter of personal taste. My wife doesn't like the look because it's "blocky".
    Apr 4, 2015. 02:13 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Watch Event: A Lot Of Good News For Investors [View article]
    Almost as bad as teens buying $300 designer jeans or athletic shoes. Never happen.
    Mar 10, 2015. 09:59 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: The New Battle For Smartphone Profit [View article]
    I like the approach Samsung uses for performance testing. They write software to detect when performance software is being used to test their products and then take care of things "accordingly" ... wink, wink.
    Mar 6, 2015. 05:52 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: The New Battle For Smartphone Profit [View article]
    SURPRISE !!!

    "....Ive also explains why, unlike so many other companies out there, Apple doesn’t use focus groups to fine-tune their products.

    “We don’t do focus groups – that is the job of the designer,” says Ive. “It’s unfair to ask people who don’t have a sense of the opportunities of tomorrow from the context of today to design.”..."

    http://tinyurl.com/of4...

    Why in the world would Apple use focus groups on a competitor's products when they don't use focus groups on their own products?
    Mar 6, 2015. 05:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: The New Battle For Smartphone Profit [View article]
    Re; The S6 looks powerful and beautifully designed. We will see how it fares against the iPhone 6 in the coming weeks.
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    "Nearly one-fifth of current Samsung phone owners are considering buying an iPhone in the next year, according to a UBS survey of 4,000 phone owners in the US, UK, China, and Italy.

    In another way of looking at it, of all the people who said they are likely or very likely to buy an iPhone in the next year, 30% of those people are current Samsung owners. UBS called the result "stunning" — in past surveys, only 15% to 20% of potential iPhone switchers were coming from Samsung."

    http://tinyurl.com/nzp...

    Looks like Samsung owners aren't as impressed with Samsung as much as you are. But what do they know?

    Samsung's strategy of releasing the beautifully and powerful S6 after Xmas and the Chinese New Year was certainly a clever strategy.
    Mar 6, 2015. 05:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: The New Battle For Smartphone Profit [View article]
    I'm beginning to wonder if Alpha authors don't believe that Apple is aware there is competition in the smartphone business.

    Do we really think that Apple is just now going to be thinking about chip fab because of the release of the S6?

    If anyone thinks that Apple doesn't look any further than 3-6 months you better ditch your shares ASAP.
    Mar 6, 2015. 05:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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