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  • Apple: When Negatives Can Be Positives [View article]
    I imagine that GPS units, dvd players for backseat children's viewing pleasure and electronic charging/powering of laptops, tablets and cell phones could all be bundled into a single device, iCar or iAuto, or something else snappier sounding...
    Feb 25, 2013. 03:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Benefits From Cash Allocation Talks, But It Still Needs A Better China Strategy [View article]
    @hahaha48,

    Your posts irritate me like few others on here, but let's break down the silliness bit by bit, shall we?

    hahaha48: A lower cost iPhone will have no effect on Apple's business in the US due to the subsidy of the carriers. A free phone in the US is a $400 phone. Apple now already is selling only 50% of their phone in the US as top of the line and the rest old models. But a lower cost phone will sell big time in India and other nations. (not in China because they already have plenty of low cost phones)

    me: Both China and India will be huge buyers of cheaper &/or larger screened iPhones. People from both countries have been buying iPhones and iPads with a hunger for many years (India moreso). I've been to both countries, been to Apple Stores in both, so unlike some other couch pundits around here, I ACTUALLY know something of what I speak.

    I was wondering aloud to an Apple employee recently, jokingly, that Americans would be buying cheaper/larger iPhones off Alibaba, eBay etc from Chinese resellers & jailbreaking them on their T-Mobile $40/month unlimited networks. Ha, it might/could happen!

    hahaha48: The key for China is China Mobile and that Apple cannot control. But more divident is easy and is 100% control by the board.

    me: Dividends are one thing apart from China, however it appears that a deal with China Mobile is in the works. These things take time. Apple doesn't rush into things, rather it plans & plans, revising & even reversing course if need be.

    hahaha48: If Apple think stock holders are mad now just wait a few more weeks of lower stock prices and they may see a real revote. The backlash will affect Apples business future as less people may buy their product.
    12 Feb, 06:37 PM

    me: Not all stockholders are mad. many are content to wait to see how these latest announcements & upcoming product releases affect the company itself & their stock. By "a real revote" you must actually meant to have typed "revolt". Yes? Only majority stockholders can vote, only Board Members can vote. You & I cannot vote, except with our dollars. People seem to be buying more of their product, except laptops & desktops, which ought to change some with the lowered price points on many laptops.

    I'm typing this on a MBP 15" so I voted with my dollars already & will buy a iWatch & a iTV if they offer them in the future. Plus I'll upgrade to a newer retina display MBP sometime in the next 2 years.
    Feb 13, 2013. 02:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) has slashed prices for three 13" MacBook models. The price of the 13" retina MacBook Pro with 128GB SSD has been cut by $200 to $1,499, and the 256GB model by $300 to $1,699. Meanwhile, the 13" MacBook Air with 256GB SSD has been cut by $100 to $1,399. Apple's 15" retina MacBook Pro models remain priced at $2,199 and $2,799, but both have been given faster Intel Core i7 CPUs, and the costlier model now sports twice as much RAM. The moves follow a quarter where Mac shipments fell 22% Y/Y, and revenue 16%. (PR[View news story]
    Agree!
    Feb 13, 2013. 12:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) has slashed prices for three 13" MacBook models. The price of the 13" retina MacBook Pro with 128GB SSD has been cut by $200 to $1,499, and the 256GB model by $300 to $1,699. Meanwhile, the 13" MacBook Air with 256GB SSD has been cut by $100 to $1,399. Apple's 15" retina MacBook Pro models remain priced at $2,199 and $2,799, but both have been given faster Intel Core i7 CPUs, and the costlier model now sports twice as much RAM. The moves follow a quarter where Mac shipments fell 22% Y/Y, and revenue 16%. (PR[View news story]
    These MacBooks are likely being discounted, like the iPads before them, due to new models coming. And slump in MacBook sales, but let's keep in mind that ALL PC desktop & laptop sales are down, not just Apple's. Just watch: iWatch, iTV, China Apple Stores & new models there in China & here too. And yes lowered prices of old products is to be expected. Nothing to see here, move along. I predict 2013-14 is the year(s) when all the AAPL naysayers eat crow. Margin compression is inevitable given Apple's recent growth history & current competition & world economy.
    Feb 13, 2013. 11:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Is Still A Buy Even Though Amazon And Google Have Better Products [View article]
    @rperson,

    You are my new hero & online crush! I'm just going to stop posting my jabberings & follow your posted gems
    Feb 9, 2013. 10:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Uniquely Positioned To Cash In On Android [View article]
    …uhm, why would Apple build a phone that runs Android only, their main and at this point, only competetor, when they have their own ecosystem that makes them ongoing revenue post-sale on their own hardware: iOS, iTunes & App Store etc? This entire premise is stupid to pursue any further, imo.
    Feb 9, 2013. 10:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Uniquely Positioned To Cash In On Android [View article]
    @Williamtheone,

    iBrain: the brainstem implant surgically installed by the outpatient technicians at the Apple Store. Control all your home, car & navigation devices with a mere blink of your eyes, like Samantha on Bewitched or I Love Jeanie.

    Or simply by thinking it.
    Feb 9, 2013. 05:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL +2%) roundup: 1) A Chinese site reports an iPhone 6 sporting a 5" display is in the pipeline to go with a 4" iPhone 5S, and that the device could launch this year. 2) Macmillan has joined other publishers in settling with the DOJ over e-book price-fixing (previous). This leaves Apple fighting the DOJ by itself. 3) Apple's Indian sales, long a fraction of its Chinese sales, are starting to pick up with the help of aggressive marketing. 4) Former top Apple UI designer Bruce Tognazzini thinks an iWatch is just a matter of time. (iLounge rumors[View news story]
    Einhorn is a selfish greedy already-too-rich jerk. But his "proposal" is not a proposal at all, it's a lawsuit brought against Apple to attempt to strong arm them into an idiotic position whereby he and his investors would mainly be in position to profit from. It does however serve us all, for it has generated ideas for deeper discussion amongst us, the unwashed masses (AAPL stock holders) he seeks to profit from.
    Feb 9, 2013. 05:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Takes On Microsoft With 128GB iPad, As Tablets Munch On PC Sales [View article]
    @hahaha48,

    Ok, so you're either trolling or you need to get out a bit more, or both. And the worst Apple could do would be to do nothing. Their fast response and delivery of the 128GB iPad ought to shut up Apple-haters like yourself, at least for a day or two, but noooooo....
    1) They came out with the iPad mini in response to competition in the 7" form factor, and they've been very successful in that effort.
    2) They are now quickly offering this 128GB iPad, directly challenging the MSFT Surface Pro tablet.
    3) They are likely going to soon release the next iteration of the iPad mini with same retina display as full iPad, that's a given imo.
    4) They are accelerating their releases ahead of their historical schedules, again to keep up with Samsung and other competition.
    5) In summation, as a stock holder, I am satisfied they are churning out quality products, still innovating, still kicking ass. I look forward to not only new and improved full iPads but the minis as well, also the iWatch, iTV & any other new, game-changing products they release. The fun is not over, not quite yet. 2013 & 2014 in my view of how things are shaping up, we will see the OS wars of iOS, Android, Windows, BBRY's new OS
    come to fruition, & whether Samsung can remain on top, where/what will happen with GOOG (is Schmidt leaving?) who until recently have been the Attention Deficit Disorder poster child of the tech industry.
    Feb 9, 2013. 03:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Uniquely Positioned To Cash In On Android [View article]
    BBRY has stumbled out of the gate. Some reviewers love the new BB10 phones, while others equate the BB10 feel and functionality with last generation's smartphones. BBRY will either more likely die in the water left to it's own, or if it is bought out by MSFT or they become partners, then BBRY could do well. The OS wars and smartphone party is about to get fun and much more interesting in 2013.
    Feb 9, 2013. 04:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Now: Trading Your Privacy For The Future [View article]
    Eric Schmidt is dumping 3.2 Million shares, Michael Dell has gathered a group of investors, who along with him, are buying Dell and taking it from a public traded company to a private one. Stock holders will recieve $2 over the current value. Many industry insider sources and select Hedge Funds are alluding to a coming "shift" in the stock markets. The rats are abandoning ship, something is amiss.
    Feb 9, 2013. 03:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google (GOOG) discloses chairman Eric Schmidt plans to sell 3.2M Class A shares, or 42% of his stake in the company, over the course of 2013 through a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan. The sale will encompass nearly 1% of Google's outstanding shares, and 3.2% of their voting power. (8-K[View news story]
    He still retains 58% of his shares and this frees up a load of capital to do with whatever he pleases. He's too young to be segueing into stepping down from his active role in GOOG, so maybe he's looking to fund other outside projects. Or many other possibilities I suppose.
    Feb 8, 2013. 06:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL +2%) roundup: 1) A Chinese site reports an iPhone 6 sporting a 5" display is in the pipeline to go with a 4" iPhone 5S, and that the device could launch this year. 2) Macmillan has joined other publishers in settling with the DOJ over e-book price-fixing (previous). This leaves Apple fighting the DOJ by itself. 3) Apple's Indian sales, long a fraction of its Chinese sales, are starting to pick up with the help of aggressive marketing. 4) Former top Apple UI designer Bruce Tognazzini thinks an iWatch is just a matter of time. (iLounge rumors[View news story]
    It's like the old iPod we used to configure into a watch. Others over the years have commercially attempted to modify Apple devices as watches. Apple's iWatch would be a control for all Apple devices they want you to own: iTV, Apple TV, iMac, iPod, iPad, iPhone etc as well as iOS enabled home security & monitoring systems, travel or whatever can be imagined and/or implemented. Someday people will have imbedded iOS into their brainstems a la iBrain implant. :-)
    Feb 8, 2013. 06:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL +2%) roundup: 1) A Chinese site reports an iPhone 6 sporting a 5" display is in the pipeline to go with a 4" iPhone 5S, and that the device could launch this year. 2) Macmillan has joined other publishers in settling with the DOJ over e-book price-fixing (previous). This leaves Apple fighting the DOJ by itself. 3) Apple's Indian sales, long a fraction of its Chinese sales, are starting to pick up with the help of aggressive marketing. 4) Former top Apple UI designer Bruce Tognazzini thinks an iWatch is just a matter of time. (iLounge rumors[View news story]
    Apple knows that the vast majority of North Americans, like you, wouldn't/won't buy their upcoming 5" iPhone unless they are already devoted customers. It's being rolled out due to overseas trends, mostly China initially, for larger screened phones than our tastes. We have multiple digital and media devices in greater quantities and qualities because we have more discretionary income than most 3rd and 2nd world people do. We also like to buy, own and use more toys. These potential customers are wanting an all-in-one device, which a larger screen attempts to satisfy. And it succeeds, if your expectations or needs are met with a 5" screen.
    Feb 8, 2013. 06:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL +2.4%) responds to David Einhorn's letter opposing Proposal 2 within its shareholder meeting proxy by insisting the proposal won't prevent the issuing of preferred stock, but simply requires that such a move receive shareholder approval. The company adds it will "thoroughly evaluate Greenlight Capital's current proposal to issue some form of preferred stock," and has been "in active discussions about returning additional cash to shareholders." Shares spiked higher into the close. (Einhorn's letter[View news story]
    Am in agreement with the group consensus here. Buy back stock, increase share holder confidence, satisfaction and market sentiment, therefore lead the share price upwards again.

    It was merely days and weeks ago, doom and death were the forecasts for AAPL, now that the stocks rising slowly again, the media is in love again. Such fair weather sucklings!
    Feb 8, 2013. 12:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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