Just ordered an 11 for me, 64 gig in Red. Nearly all of the sizes for the red, white, and black models are still shippable for Friday (I think one had a 10-14 day wait). Same with the 11 Pro in Gold. But everything else has a wait.
Also just signed up for the AppleCard, which was fairly easy but really not much different than any other card. The photo of the ID wasn't working, but at least it could be used instantly, unlike last year with signing up for the Costco card right when ordering a MacBook Air.
FWIW you need an iPhone 6 or later to sign up for the AppleCard. Not a big deal, especially since you can get those models for cheap now, but since I'm replacing a 5s I had to wait around for my wife to get back with her 8+ so I could sign up....so I could then order a newer iPhone. Not a problem for most people, but it delayed my purchase a little.
(OT, but I also ordered an EGO 18" chainsaw today. This new model has a little more power than the old ones, and likely triple my neighbor's Ryobi which still does a decent job limbing (though I've fried a few batteries doing what I'd consider light work, this time dropping a 30' fir, limbing it, and bucking it up. At only 8" diameter this should have been easy, but the battery went and lost it's magic smoke. Still under warranty, so Ryobi sent out a new 40v battery). None of these battery powered saws will completely replace gas ones in all areas, especially with 24"+ logs, but there are more and more areas that they do. And there are some big advantages, of no mixing up fuel, no carbs to keep clean and tuned, no air filter, and a lot less noise.)
We have the choice to build this board up, or tear it down. Make the right choice, or don't post here.
To All: Please remember to keep non-Apple SPECIFIC political stuff out of the daily thread. Post it over in the Dungeon, if you really want to discuss it with others on the AAPL Finance Board.
Stock market drops will happen, some small, and some big. The bigger ones are likely to be tied to recessions, which will also happen, but world events are sometimes enough. Like the lead up to the housing bubble, it's hard to call exactly when it will be. Many people were much too early to calling that, including me not wanting to buy in the SF Bay Area in say 2002 because things seemed way too overpriced. And yet things grew for quite a few more years, until even some naysayers threw in the towel and went for it. Much like the Tulip bubble recounts, or 1929, this is what really shows the frothiness.
OTOH, there have been enough negative pieces and negative movement over the past year+, along with 2 frothy crashes relatively fresh in people's minds, that the market doesn't appear to be near a frothy bubbly top. That doesn't mean that this couldn't possible be a top, but rather that if this were a top it wouldn't be anywhere near the crazy manic tops that happen at times, and so a crash down would be much more likely to be on the order of 10-20% than 50%.
The tide will turn at some point, and something like SA coupled with trade issues could set it off. But even if it were to happen, which seems unlikely in the next few months given how things have been over the last 12 months, it wouldn't likely be a huge drop from this level.
Correct and logical, there is no frothy top, irrational exuberance, etc. So sponge may just be incorrect, huh..whod a thunk it. Peak phone sales are in the past but Apple is trying to overcome and compensate for this situation by selling more services, wearables, computers. If you believe they will fail to do so then you should sell your shares. If you believe in the future success of Apple’s leadership, new products, services, customer satisfaction, and the 86% of people 12-25 yrs of age who say their next phone will be an iPhone then you stay invested. Based on their track record, I wouldn’t bet against this company.
You better have a look at the literature and what people are doing with computers nowadays....
I don't have time to quibble about this kind of things, but this one point on the list hints to the possibility that several other points are born out of misinformation or wishful thinking. Better to develop just two or three points but think about them more deeply, looking for data that supports them.
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