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I better understand where you're coming from now. And I don't really disagree with your point. No, I don't believe a company should jump through hoops for (activist) investors like Icahn or anyone else. But there is an old saying, when you buy a stock, you're not (really) buying the company. Apple's stock is a good example. The company (AFAIK) is doing just fine. But the stock has been a dog since last year. And what's good for the company or its product offerings may not...
  One takes a company public in order to raise additional funding and/or to (at least partially) cash out those who invested in the company in its private stage. And yes, it comes down to the number of people that want to invest in the company, or if they are emotional (think Facebook), they may be drawn in by a charismatic personality or hyped story. But whether it's longer term investing or shorter term, the enhancement of wealth is the primary purpose of a public...
Great thread. On another forum, I started a thread where I rejected/challenged the use of the word "smart" when referring to the current crop of phones, tablets and TV's. These are just devices which have more features than the previous generation of devices - but they are hardly (truly) smart. I would love to see Apple charge into the area of artificial or predictive intelligence. And if Apple doesn't do it, I have no doubt that someone will.   Although these tasks...
 Well, that would be an interesting "special edition" strategy. It (the color) wouldn't matter to me, but I like that idea.
 With all due respect, he is correct. The purpose of a (for profit) corporation is to enhance and protect shareholder value/wealth. While Apple (and other corporations) may have other goals as well, anything in their mission statements, which contradicts their fiduciary responsibilities to shareholders, can and should be ignored. Some may not like that fact. But as soon as Jobs and the other backers took Apple public, this was the deal they made... whether it was with the...
 Exactly. And that's what so many people (even "journalists") often seem to miss when they talk about innovation or whether or not a product may find success in the market. How often has Apple been first-to-market with particular product categories? I mean, the iPhone was not the first smartphone. The iPad was not the first tablet. And as you pointed out, the iPod was not the first mp3 player. While being first *may* give an initial marketing and sales advantage, it's...
 Especially concerning the dividends, I agree with you. I've often found it odd or amusing when I've read posts here and other places where people actually complain about receiving the dividend. Now, if the existence of a dividend had a direct cause & effect on share price appreciation (or lack thereof), that would be one thing. But that is not the case. At best, you might find a mild correlation. And even then, despite how some people like to think that when the share...
 I feel the same way. Compared to cable in my area, DirecTV is simply the best (or better) option at this time. But I've been with them for roughly 18 years and other than watching my bills steadily increase, I can't say that much has changed in that time frame. I certainly don't feel that I'm getting acceptable value for the amount that I'm paying each month. So within the next 12-18 months, I want to divorce DirecTV and move on to something else, the cost of which must...
 This is very true. Two of the automotive companies that most vigorously and aggressively enforce their trademarks are Ferrari and Shelby. Similar to Apple, making compatible parts for these marques (that don't infringe on patents) won't get you in trouble - it's trying to pass off something that isn't what it purports to be.
 Possibly so. And we won't know until we know. But just going off Apple's previous pattern, I expect that the iPhone 5 will be around for at least one more product cycle, if not two - no matter what the 5C ends up being. The only question I really have is, which model(s) will next get a bullet, the 4 and/or the 4S? The market for smaller screen smartphones seems to be pretty diminished. I don't know what the margins are for either. But does it make sense to keep producing...
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