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  • Is Apple The Next Microsoft? [View article]
    MS has never innovated IMHO. They were certainly not the first to a PC OS, nor were they the first to spreadsheet software (can anyone remember Lotus 123). If MS didn't have a PC Lock-in for the past 20 years they would not be the company they are today.

    You can argue that Apple has not innovated either - they did not create the first PC, cell phone or MP3 player. But what Apple does best is take a technology and make it user-friendly to the masses.

    I will take Apple over MS any day.
    Feb 21 11:18 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time For Tim Cook To Leave Apple? [View article]
    Like (nostatic1 comment that is).

    Looking for a CEO to go after how about John Chambers - now that stock has been dead money for 10 years and counting.
    Dec 30 09:45 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China Mobile Deal Will Be Big For Apple, But Not That Big [View article]
    Only you can attempt to portray a potential deal with China Mobile as something not too significant. Eventually your negative views will be correct but not today.
    Dec 10 03:30 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is On Fire [View article]
    I Love It!!!!

    What an awesome problem to have - How do me make enough phones to sell domestic and international for the next few Years - I bet any other consumer products company would die to have that problem.
    Dec 6 09:04 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Would-Be Shorts: Bide Your Time, Apple's Run Will Be Over Soon Enough [View article]
    I guess we are all now suppose to invest based on Jimmy K. - I think for me it will be earnings, revenue, PE, dividends, buybacks, etc.

    Long apple.
    Nov 28 10:29 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Hidden Holiday Gift To Investors [View article]
    Great article.

    Add to your analysis the fact that the new mini (although rumored to be very constrained in availability) has had a price increase which should also add to some slight margin growth.

    I am also of the opinion that the 5c was never intended for the low end of the market - its purpose is to increase margins in the iPhone category vs. selling older versions at a discount (ie. better margins on the 5c than the 5 or 4s at a significant discount).
    Nov 18 11:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Slowly Rotting: Rosy Financials Mask Competitive Disadvantage And Souring Future [View article]
    If your writing is ever going to be Credible you cannot characterize what about 50 million consumers do each quarter as "Ignorance" - that is simply not believable or factual.

    Why do you really think so many individuals keep buying Apple products when at least you are convinced beyond a shadow of doubt that there are better and cheaper alternatives in the marketplace - give this some additional thought please?.

    So the 5s was announced and released over a month ago and I can still not find the 5s that I want within 200 miles of my home - and I will wait the next 6 months to get the exact iphone 5s I want.

    The only conclusion that someone like you can draw from this is that I am Ignorant, correct? Wrong!!! Keep analyzing this phenomenon please and draw some better conclusions for your next effort..
    Oct 27 09:21 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple - Time To Take Profits As It Cedes Computing Market To Google [View article]
    I agree that I also do not yet understand why Apple needed the 5c - maybe it was simply to maintain or improve margins over keeping an older technology phone in the lineup.

    But calling the 5s "Underwhelming", this I cannot at all understand. This is the first and only phone on the market using 64 bit technology - this one innovation/feature alone will be huge as new apps are written and released for this technology.

    I can't wait to get my hands on the 5s - if only supply would catch-up with the incredible demand (and this is after a full month of availability).
    Oct 25 09:11 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Should Send Delusional Carl Icahn Packing [View article]
    I agree with the compromise approach.

    If they ignore him he will keep making noise - if they fully accommodate him they will begin to jeopardize Apple's longer term financials (IMHO).

    Another $50B added to the existing buyback might be the best approach, maybe within the next couple of quarters.
    Oct 24 12:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • It May Be Apple Harvest Time [View article]
    Guarantee? One (mine) but I think they might sell a few more than that.
    Sep 26 12:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • It May Be Apple Harvest Time [View article]
    So using Mr. Munster's logic about 40% or around 3.5m phones were not really sold but were for channel stuff only, thereby coming close to his projection of about 5.5m phones being sold during the initial launch weekend (how convenient).

    So if this were true why wasn't the same logic and %s used for last years iphone5 launch? They didn't really sell 5m phone, they only sold 3m and 2m (or about 40%) was for channel stuff? RUBBISH!!!

    Either way you look at it this years launch was an overwhelming success.

    Lastly, I still cannot get the new iPhone I want and no one can give me a date when I will be able to get it. Add onto this the potential for a China Mobile deal and Apple will be able to sell every 5s they can build for the next 3-6 months at least.

    Long and adding.
    Sep 25 11:45 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Several Reasons To Respect Apple's Tim Cook [View article]
    That's primarily because they had nothing successful to copy.
    Sep 15 08:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Several Reasons To Respect Apple's Tim Cook [View article]
    Hurray!! Excellent article and about time!!! I couldn't agree with you more!!! Steve Jobs was an Excellent leader of Apple and IMHO, so is Tim Cook.
    Sep 4 08:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Best Days Are Yet To Come [View article]
    I recently drove from Texas to New Hampshire and used Apple Maps exclusively without one hitch - don't understand the past and present concerns about maps.
    Jun 20 07:09 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Truth About Apple [View article]
    "The idea that innovation at Apple died with Jobs doesn't sit well with me."

    Well said, and I agree with your Apple analysis and opinions.
    Jun 19 06:07 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment