In the article it says: 'In the report Pacific Crest Securities noted, "We believe the majority of people earning $15,000 a year or more in the world will own an iPhone exiting F2015." There may be no way to verify this, but just the thought of it should send alpha-seeking investor hearts a-twitter. This is an extraordinarily valuable fact or near fact.'
I agree - if this is even close to true, I think it bodes very well for the fruit company. Staggeringly well, in fact.
Trust DoctorRX to get something as simple as this wrong. The guy is a total flake. Hargreaves wrote this as a negative comment on Apple - basically another market saturation warning. And this guy misses that point and interprets it completely backwards. SMH.
Had a WTF experience with my first use of Apple Pay. Went into Passbook and tapped on the card I wanted to use (foolishly thinking that was all I needed to do). Of course it used my default card - no big deal but very counterintuitive. When was the last time you had to read the instructions and f perform a BASIC function on an Apple product (watch not included).
Fair number of reviewers also saying that apple watch (and apple music?) can be unintuitive at times as well. Apple may have to watch the ease-of-use vs. number-of-features thing here. But they have been making intuitive products for decades and are undoubtedly getting lots of feedback so should be able to figure it out. You know these first versions...
The Greek referendum was probably the dumbest, most schizoid thing Tsipras could have done. How could the EU trust a warmed over proposal the Greeks clearly voted against? Nonetheless, meetings continue that appear to be the equivalent of a smoke-filled room, possibly allowing a political solution rather than an economic one, in the time remaining before the deadline.
The cancellation of the originally scheduled meeting Sunday of the finance ministers doesn't mean a deal won't get done.
You were expecting rational thought and practical solutions from a guy who's the head of a far-left party in Greece?
They are deadbeats and should be kicked the the curb and made an example of. That's the only way, or other countries will try this shit, and then we've really got a problem.
Last Edit: Jul 12, 2015 16:28:18 GMT -5 by JDSoCal
"Our favorite holding period is forever." -- Warren Buffett
Andy Hargreaves is a notorious AAPL bear. No one takes him nor Seeking Alpha seriously. Wasted digital ink.
The craziest thing about this is we have a guy writing an article about Apple, who seems incapable of figuring out what Hargreaves is actually saying. Let alone that he is not worth listening to in the first place. Interpreting an obvious bearish comment as bullish is totally hilarious. He should write an article on Greece for more comic relief. He probably thinks a far right government is in charge over there.
Google Apple’s Share of Smartphone Industry’s Profits Soars to 92% which will take you to a WSJ story that is normally behind a paywall.
Roughly 1,000 companies make smartphones. Just one reaps nearly all the profits.
Apple Inc. recorded 92% of the total operating income from the world’s eight top smartphone makers in the first quarter, up from 65% a year earlier, estimates Canaccord Genuity managing director Mike Walkley. Samsung Electronics Co. took 15%, Canaccord says.
Apple and Samsung account for more than 100% of industry profits because other makers broke even or lost money, in Canaccord’s calculations.
Events last week highlighted the lopsided financial picture. Apple is asking suppliers to make a record number of new iPhone models. Meanwhile, Samsung forecast disappointing profits, HTC Corp. reported a quarterly loss, and Microsoft Corp. wrote down 80% of the value of the smartphone business it acquired from Nokia Corp. last year.
Apple’s share of profits is remarkable given that it sells fewer than 20% of smartphones, in terms of unit sales. The disparity reflects its ability to command much higher prices for its phones. Its rivals mostly use Google Inc.’s Android operating system, making it harder for them to distinguish their offerings, and prompting many to compete by cutting prices. Moreover, Samsung and HTC have made missteps in recent years.
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