Perfectly happy to be at this level prior to the earnings report. Sure looks like nobody wants to miss out on the bump from the new iPhones, even though it is likely close to two months away, and despite the never-ending drumbeat of stories about expected production delays. I'm sure that there are many out there (and in here?) who expected to be able to swoop in and pick up some AAPL relatively cheaply before the The Big Reveal, but I can't see things changing too much unless Tim drops a hint that there will indeed be limited supply for the initial release. If anything, that could just make the Christmas quarter that much more explosive.
We'll see whether Tim and Luca drop any hints about the future while discussing this quarter's results with the analysts, but I expect that all of the tea-leaf readings will be based on the guidance for the upcoming quarter. This is certainly a good time to be a long because it may take some time for things to sort themselves out.
Finally, RIP iPod Nano and Shuffle.
Last Edit: Jul 29, 2017 11:00:07 GMT -5 by chinacat
Still, where is the market for AR/VR? I have big doubts about this.
I have felt the same. I was not at all interested in Pokemon Go, running around capturing imaginary creatures (that may be a bit off, I have a very surface understanding of the phenomenon). But the AR extension to Maps that I mentioned is an example of the useful, practical applications that may not become sensations, but merely yet another handy tool to be applied in the right circumstance. This is why I am still skeptical about VR as anything more than fantasy entertainment, but perhaps I just need to have the right application demoed to better illustrate its value. The virtual AR tape measure is another example of a real world function that can be subsumed by the mobile phone, the tool you always have with you.
Humble home game quarterly earnings preview (this is the 17th) is now live, with 25% less words than the last one (I mean, we're all still waiting for iPhone 8, after all, so no need to be AS TL;DR this time around).
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mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
May 10, 2019 12:48:32 GMT -5
Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
Mar 25, 2019 14:42:52 GMT -5
sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
Apr 29, 2018 15:25:17 GMT -5
galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
Nov 7, 2017 15:32:18 GMT -5
rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
Aug 21, 2017 20:09:43 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
Jan 28, 2015 14:54:46 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
Jan 27, 2015 11:12:53 GMT -5