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  • Apple Brings iBooks To Computers - Should Amazon Be Worried? [View article]
    Umm...Yes AMZN should be concerned. THEY DON'T MAKE ANY MONEY!!!!!!! APPL does!!!!!

    Case closed!
    Jun 12 08:46 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The Verizon Data Freaked Apple Shareholders [View article]
    China, the master of piracy. Need I say more?
    Apr 21 08:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Big Mystery Buyer In Q1 2012 [View article]
    PCLN is making the same parabolic move as AAPL . I am wondering if your theory would test true on PCLN?
    Apr 3 10:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Now Dislike Apple [View article]
    Demophilus,

    Thank you for the reply and greatly appreciate the lack of name calling. That is the stuff of children.

    . As do you, I have the right to express my viiews and opinions. Before I go any further, I want to state the in the forum of the written word, much is left to the reader's individual interpretation as to the writer's emotions, attitude, etc. It is very easy to put your own spin on my words, even if it is not the spin I am attempting to share. This being said....My comments were and are never meant to be judgemental or condascending. If YOU knew ME, you would know this. I don't and will do not profess to know everyone on this board and/or their lives.

    My comments about Apple Addicts and the Apple culture are not the first to be thought or written. I just happen to see the majority of Apple product consumers as fiercely loyal to Apple products and highly defensive of anyone offering up some negative views on anything Apple, whether that be the stock price or any of the products, or the management etc.

    Now, I personally know ALOT of people that are addicted. It doesn't matter that they have 5 cell phones, and two ipad, and five ipods, or two macs. When Apple tweaks with a change or two and rereleases, these same people HAVE to have the newest and latest gadget, and spare no cost. Of course, not EVERYONE falls into this category, but many do.

    Jobs and his team were/are master marketers. They have managed to give made in China products a magical luster. There are other high end retailers such as Ralph Lauren that are successful with that same strategy. RL products are mainly made in China, alongside the JC Penney's brand, but those Ralph Lauren products have that image that allows them to command a higher price.Apple has perfected this and thus have a very strong following.

    So what relevance does this have to my not liking Apple? I believe that in time, the addiction and cultish fever will begin to fade when people start realizing that they are spending alot of money for repetitive products. At some point, I predict that more versus less people will decide that their current Iphone is just fine, and they don't need to spend another $400 for a slightly longer battery, etc. The market is so saturated with tablets and phones, etc..that each CEO including Cook are over courting China to get that "growth".

    I think Apple products are great, but overpriced. I personally don't need to have a phone, ipad, ipod, laptop and a tv. I can do what I need to do on one or two of these devices. I can't possibly find enough time in a day to use all of them and make it worth the cost of owning all of these products let alone keep rebuying them every time Apple makes a change. I am thinking that many others will come to that same realization at some point in the future.

    Good Luck to you in your investments.
    Apr 3 09:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Now Dislike Apple [View article]
    It hurts to hear the truth sometimes.

    Get your wallet ready, the next Iphone is due out soon...oh...and the next ipad too...

    I will give Apple this, at least they are changing the tape for awhile with the pending arrival of the I-tv.

    As for the proof of "fanaticism", just look at the volume of replies and the intensity of them in "defense" of Apple.

    Case closed.
    Apr 3 02:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Now Dislike Apple [View article]
    Paulo,

    You are not alone in your dislike for Apple. Like you, I cannot believe the level of fanaticism, or as I refer to them as Apple Addicts. God forbid anyone speak against the Apple cult.

    Steve Jobs did one good job and that was to recognize how to capture electronic addiction. He has succeeded in cultivating a mindset (played a perfect head game on so many addicts) that woos these addicts to buy the same products over and over again.

    You see, Apple's way is to make a few changes and rerelease the same products over and over again. They change the battery life, or the number of pixels, etc (you get the picture) and rerelease. The Apple addicts race to the store to buy their third iphone, and second Ipad, and fifth Mac, and fifth Ipod. The Apple graveyard in some of these homes would qualify for hoarders! The Apple addicts just have to have the newest and latest Apple product, no matter if they already have a slew of products already.

    Jobs captured human nature addictions(just like alcohol, tobacco and p**n industries). He played a mind game on these types of people that they will just throw their money at anything Apple no matter what. Soon these people won't have time to do anything else other than use their Apple products. I mean, you can access the internet on the Iphone, but also on the Ipad, and the Mac. You can watch movies on all of these, and soon the Apple tv will be here. Apple addicts will need Jobs to create some "time" from above so they can use all of their products in a day's time!

    I am sorry...this is all reaching insanity.The fanaticism is running at epic levels, the addicts breate Apple, and the stock has gone beyond parabolic.

    At some point, and I suspect sooner or later this addiction will move onto something different. Which is probably why Cook is over courting China, because to keep up the growth, they need to hook a large population of new addicts.

    I don't like Apple, and won't buy their products. I have never cared for Apple long before the stock went parabolic.

    I am short now, recently having bought puts out into future, and I will just sit and wait for this stock to fall.

    At some point, even the Apple addicts will realize they are being taken and played to line the pockets of the Apple execs.
    Apr 3 12:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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