While it appears to be part of a more general economic issue, Apple has always been a lightning rod for negative news.
Remember the New York Times' Mike Daisey expose of Chinese working conditions -- though Apple is generally credited with being at the forefront of improving those conditions. Let's not forget the NYT won a pulitzer for this article that was demonstrably false.
As always thanks for your daily start since84! Always my first read of the day, followed by PED30.
Regarding OnePlus in India, somehow AAPL needs to get their act together re: India as a whole, and I would love to see current and future iPhone and iPad manufacturing there ASAP, especiallly with the "China Syndrome" we are in the midst of with tariffs.. Hopefully Foxcon can expedite this, and Wistron steps up as well.
On the Motley Fool article, I say bring iTunes content to every single TV manufacturer, the sooner the better for incremental growth of the "Services" segment, and it now includes Samsung, LG and Sony all throwing their hats into the ring, the more the merrier! This move could potentially double the number of Apple iTunes music subscribers by the end of 2019, and @ $9.99 a month that is some SERIOUS coin without the inclusion of Apples video on demand service! As Martha Stewart says... "That's a good thing".
On the CNBC article, all i can say is who gives a poop about that channel, and all of the talking heads they prance around. For years now it appears they should change their name to the AAPL-CNBC channel as 50% of their poop is AAPL related. An incredible waste of time for any sane mind...
Lastly on the Are Technica article, it is spot on, Apple TV remotes are terrible at best, and I have had every single iteration of Apple TV since time immemorial. The Apple TV interface is also a clunky joke, and I hope AAPL does something about it before the launch of their Multi-Billion dollar investment at Culver Studios, and their "soon to be announced" on demand service of said content. As a cord cutter I only use Apple TV for three things, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and the occasional AAPL/Apple events on a quarterly basis. Dear Tim Cook, please fix that poop if you read this...
Considering Samsung's revised guidance and the issues in the China economy (see auto sales), is this strictly an Apple issue or a more general economic issue?
China is in a world of hurt, their economy is tanking, one fifth of their housing units are vacant, 50 million of them, and the economy is in a free fall of the likes of which has not been seen ever! The tariffs are putting a world of hurt on them, and the US as well, but China is taking the brunt of it. They want an ending to the tariffs as much or more than we do.
China for life leader, President Xi Jinping thinks and plans 20-30 year's into the future, and that can be debilitating in many regards, especially in military spending, which China is currently doing...
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