I think having the 8 available too, helps the less-well-heeled customers - it's still a great phone and up to date (plus smaller than the Xx versions), plus a couple hundred bucks cheaper. It's what I got when I needed a new phone last year.
5G: I don't think being first out of the gate with that will be all that important. Usually there are many other limiting factors other than the radios the phone uses, which limit overall bandwidth. You'd need to be in a very cutting-edge location (e.g. not the USA, but maybe somewhere in Southeast Asia where bandwidth is more plentiful) with network providers/ISPs that are really on top of the game, before even worrying about the promise of 5G speeds. Before those backbone issues are solved, Apple will undoubtedly have gotten their ducks in a row on their end. They weren't first with 3G either, but it didn't really matter in the end. Most usage paradigms are not limited by 4G bandwidth, except maybe streaming 4k video, but even that's limited in other ways too, so I wonder what usage paradigm you have in mind that will need that much bandwidth that isn't already covered by fast wifi (where available)?
I am hoping for some future bundling re: services. I'd love to pay one price and have something like Apple Music, Apple TV+, maybe Apple News+ (depending on content providers...) and maybe something else, for $50-75/month or whatever. It would be nice if Apple had a book service they could bundle too, where you could get all-you-can-eat books for a fixed monthly price.
Most usage paradigms are not limited by 4G bandwidth, except maybe streaming 4k video, but even that's limited in other ways too, so I wonder what usage paradigm you have in mind that will need that much bandwidth that isn't already covered by fast wifi (where available)?
I assume that "you" refers to me, so...
I did not have anything specific in mind, and I don't know what you mean by "fast wifi." I just know that my own work (and play) habits certainly morphed through the years as speeds increased. But I do feel that Apple has excelled in bringing us new ways to work and play that exploit the latest technology. Perhaps the best current example I can think of is iCloud and iCloud Drive, which make cooperation among our various devices something that happens without most of us ever thinking about it. That would never have happened if we still had dial-up speeds.
I am slowly buying June Puts. Aapl is going up because of the market. WS is giddy about low interest rates and inflation in check. Let’s check back in 18 months.
Please do check back in 18 months.
no need to wait 18 months... june puts expiring in just over 3 months!
didn't sponge buy a bunch of $140 puts ahead of apple march event? i just looked, those are worth 20 cents as of today... they were above 30c most of march, and they were worth over $10 apiece on 2 separate occasions, december 24th and january 3rd-4th
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
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rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
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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