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  • Apple's Tax Bill Is About To Get Much, Much Bigger [View article]
    The author is obviously not a tax lawyer. The matter is much more complicated and the out come much more cloudy than he portrays. It is far from a sure thing that this "game" wil end.
    Jun 23, 2014. 10:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple For The Alpha Hunter [View article]
    Your future growth projection are assuming no new products. That is very conservative (pessimistic).
    Jun 18, 2014. 07:25 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Was Tim Cook Thinking? An Analysis Of Beats Electronics [View article]
    Few buyers of head phones are audiophiles. So their ratings mean little in the real world of selling high priced head phones. People pay for many high priced items that are not nearly as "good" as some competitors all the time. There is a difference in actual abstract value and in perceived value to the consumer. That is what much of marketing is all about. To many of our young, near young and want to be young being "seen" in the "right" way is worth the price. To many "Beats" is the right way. I just gave my granddaughter here birthday present in cash. She immediately went out an purchased Beats head phones. Why? She told me Beats is where it is at among the young and they have money to spend.
    Jun 10, 2014. 08:24 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stumbling Apple Ramps Up China App Store [View article]
    To call the cheap Xiaomi phone a "smart phone" that competes with the iPhone is a real stretch. Unfortunately there is no accepted definition of what a real smart phone is.
    Jun 9, 2014. 06:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inventory Risks Loom For Apple [View article]
    The author missed an important point noted by Apple. Although inventory levels rose they were not as high as management desired. That generally means a supply/sales imbalance from the supply side. They cannot make enough of them. Supply problems, of course, are generally easier to correct than sales. I believe Apple management thought they managed the quarter very well and were surprised in the market reaction. The market has a fixation on units sold and ASP. The market wants both to go only up. That, of course, is virtually impossible.
    Feb 23, 2014. 09:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Declining Advantage Is Undeniable [View article]
    The Apple 5s is destroying the Samsung Galaxy S4. The Samsung release of earnings all but admitted it. Even with Samsung discounts on the S4 they are losing sales and share in the premium market.
    Jan 24, 2014. 09:16 AM | 32 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings Preview: What A Difference A Year Makes [View article]
    Why do you have gross margin decreasing when you have the growth coming from the high margin iPhone?
    Jan 23, 2014. 06:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Screwed Up Big Time [View article]
    I bought a Kindle Fire HDX. It is a poorly made device. I sent it back.
    Jan 4, 2014. 10:55 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Just 1 Year Away From Becoming A 'Boring' Dividend Income Stock [View article]
    Interesting article based upon assumption instead of fact. Unfortunately, for the author will probably be proved wrong as the facts unfold. Growth is not dead. Apple is not mature. It is moving ahead in ways the author does not seem to comprehend. Most mature people do not understand the transformation going on in the new world. Most authors do not really understand what Apple is and what it means to those ever increasing numbers in its eco-system.
    Dec 26, 2013. 06:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: It's Not About Icahn, It's About Growth [View article]
    Yes, but the author misses the point about Amazon. They grow top line but do not make a profit. You assume they will some day make a profit to justify the stock price. Why? I have used Amazon for years but I am now moving away when I have to pay sales tax. I moved a sizable order this week from Amazon to Overstock for that reason. Also as Amazon raises prices to make a profit many users will probably move else ware. Many if not most use Amazon based on price. The new one day delivery has a very limited appeal. I could care less about it.
    Dec 8, 2013. 04:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why Apple Is Heading Lower [View article]
    Very poor article based not on fact but weak assumptions. The China mobile deal reports in the WSJ helped run up Apple. Then China Mobile denied a contract was in place only saying talks were ongoing. Stock backed off. A China Mobile deal has been rumored for months. With each rumor the stock bounced up or down. As for the statement that products do not make you money in the stock market, Apple's fantastic products have made me millions in Apple stock. Apple is where it is because of its products.
    Dec 6, 2013. 04:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Will Miss iPhone's Consensus Sales Of 55 Million [View article]
    Interesting. Apple cannot continue to grow because of its size, but Samsung, who sells more cell phone can continue to grow. Apple has proved again with the 5s that Samsung will never dominate the premium market. The Samsung numbers are padded by the low end (dumb) smart phones they sell. Since there is no universal definition of smart phone the author is comparing "apples" to oranges.
    Nov 15, 2013. 08:32 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Funds Are Selling Out Of Apple: What You Need To Know [View article]
    Disappointing 5s/5c launch? Hardly. It blew out the numbers.
    Oct 23, 2013. 09:28 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sink Or Swim? Apple's Q1 Guidance Will Tell The Tale [View article]
    I believe the success of the 5s shows the market is not near as mature as the author believes.
    Oct 21, 2013. 09:54 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Looks To Level The Carrier Playing Field [View article]
    Very good article. It shows what Cook brought to Apple. He is not personally innovative from a technical stand point but he is a really good businessman.
    Oct 6, 2013. 09:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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