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  • Apple Joins Beijing Blacklist For Government Buying [View article]
    Hardog, money!
    Aug 11 10:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Joins Beijing Blacklist For Government Buying [View article]
    Doug Young, what are your bona fides? You suddenly appear on SA with detailed knowledge of Communist Chinese government policies and regulations going back years.

    Your article reads like a web of random incidents magically tied together by your pronounced conspiracies.

    You cannot stop writing more and more articles, and this is how your stories unravel in time.
    Aug 11 10:23 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will China Ban Cripple Apple Earnings? [View article]
    Kismet, SA editors do change the article titles and the contents. That has caused authors some degree of dismay.

    How would you like discovering your fine article has been twisted around to make the opposite points?
    Aug 7 02:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will China Ban Cripple Apple Earnings? [View article]
    Anyone could have figured that out...the byline is Roseanne Rosannadanna!
    Aug 7 02:05 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will China Ban Cripple Apple Earnings? [View article]
    I doubt that Apple has sold many iDevices to the Chinese government. Do you really think the Chinese government shops at the App Store? Apple supports a complete ecosystem so each enterprise has to build its own ecosystem including apps.

    Apple's Chinese sales figures are from retail sales. Some suggest that this snub will increase Apple's Chinese sales because people know Apple did not cave to the government demands like Microsoft.
    Aug 7 02:00 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPhone 6 Event: A Turning Point [View article]
    Arnie, will the new iPhones come in ruby, emerald, and sapphire?
    Aug 7 01:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Note On Cheap iPhones [View article]
    Look at the Apple iPod. I expect the Apple iPhone to follow a similar trajectory over 15 years starting in 2007.

    Initially, technology limitations keep prices high. Over the early years, the product line furcates into low, middle, high cost lines as GE worked out in the 1950s. In the later years, the mature technology coupled with the stable feature set permits the prices to drop along with the costs.

    Apple's DNA is to design and develop devices and services for the best possible user experience.
    Aug 6 08:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Adopting This Mobile Payment Technology Will Be A Game-Changer [View article]
    If Apple provides the standard NFC, I will not buy Apple products again and I will slowly sell my Apple shares. Apple would have gone over to the bad side.

    The NFC standard is the most unsecure wireless standard today. Just like the USB standard is the most unsecure wire line standard today. NFC is a major battery drain. Eavesdropping on NFC is very easy beyond more than 50 feet.

    NFC customers have an always broadcasting channel all the time everywhere they go. This is very bad. You are reduced to cattle with RFID tags.
    Aug 6 06:51 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Hardware Innovation Is No Longer Enough [View article]
    Optimist, riddle me this: why have there been only two smartphone companies in the world making a significant profit? Apple and Samsung (Samsung is being knock out of its position now.)

    SA readers should take ALL the Android claims with a grain of salt. Time after time, the PR rumors have been proven 1) false and 2) planted by competitors and 3) paid infomercials by shills.
    Aug 5 10:53 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Hardware Innovation Is No Longer Enough [View article]
    Spank, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Monkey see, monkey do. The global consumer marketplace has known all along that Apple is the technology leader for personal devices. Apple focuses on the user experience across many perspectives. Apple's designs and services are a lot like the Goldilocks story...just right.

    Sooo, Apple ignores competitors claiming higher PPI screens, irrelevant benchmark speeds, crippled UIs, too large sizes, not securable NFC, untested HW, new HW in limited production, HW with production quality variability.

    Apple focuses on the user experience, like users walking into a digital Disneyland showcasing the best technology, bandwidth, and content.

    Now, are you still worried about Apple's future? Apple is definitely in control. Microsoft is suing the pants off Samsung. Oracle has sued Google over Android's most essential technology. Focus on endgames and outcomes to win big.
    Aug 5 10:35 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Lies Ahead For Apple [View article]
    Majoris, you have hit the nail on the head. Many SA article writers do NOT understand the businesses they write about. Rather than do research, these SA writers fixate on a SINGLE number and opine about things these authors do NOT understand.

    Apple produces HW and SW. Apple distributes globally, Apple sells in B&M stores and their online Web site and at 3rd parties. Apple trains users in stores. Apple provides service and support. Apple is deeply involved in education and this is very important. Apple provides a full range of services including iCloud, iTunes, iTunes U, App Store, educational projects, and so on. Apple proactively negotiates globally for content including songs, movies, tv, educational courses, podcasts, and BEST of BREED Apps.

    Apple's ecosystem provides 3rd parties with a world class ecosystem to market and transact sales. 3rd party SW developers are making multiple 10's of billions in SW sales per year. Apple is driving technology industry growth globally, big time! Apple has recently announced their partnership with IBM.

    What is SA's expert opinion? Apple had another boring quarter! How crazy is this expert disinformation?
    Jul 23 10:24 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings: Ecosystem Contraction Playing Out; Regulatory Risk Looms In China [View article]
    MM, this faceless SA article writer meant to say Samsung. Just copy/replace Samsung everywhere Apple appears.

    You see, it is Samsung suffering a 25 percent (25 PERCENT) drop in profits.
    Jul 23 09:24 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Poised To Beat The Whisper Number? [View article]
    dinero, it is PUMP and DUMP.

    You can only watch how entranced the sheeple are with unvetted, unexplained, unsourced numbers, just because they are labeled whisper numbers.

    The solution is to avoid clicking on any link to these articles.
    Jul 22 06:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Poised To Beat The Whisper Number? [View article]
    My guess is they are a bunch of drinking buddies having fun at your expense.

    SA readers, this BS started in 1998 at the height of the Tech bubble when stock valuations were so high everyone got rich simply by starting up an Internet company and selling to a greater fool.

    So, this is 2014: are you a greater fool for whisper numbers?
    Jul 22 06:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The IBM-Apple Agreement Could Fail [View article]
    Wow! Unbelievable SA article! I really mean that I do NOT believe the article.

    I know better. Apple is going to sell more iPads to enterprises than Gonzalo can count. IBM is going to sell more servers to enterprises than Gonzalo can count. The Apple ecosystem is the most secure ecosystem on Earth.

    Blackberry has been left behind in technology and ecosystems for several years now. Android is highly fragmented, rarely patched or updated, the biggest malware app store on Earth. Microsoft Windows, phones, and tablets have been in decline for several years. 20 years ago, Windows ran on 95 percent of personal devices...today less than 30 percent of personal devices...tomorrow less than 20 percent of personal devices.
    Jul 22 03:25 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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