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I agree with Mel and would also like to add that the higher prices are also used to control the supply/demand curve at the initial launch. I think this is especially the case with the iPhone launch. Apple has not been able to keep up with demand for many products including iPods in the past. If you can sell all your stock at $600, it would be foolish for any company to price those same units at $400 and not be able to make enough units to fulfill demand. When they...
I agree with you 100%. What I can't figure out is why... Say they got a judgment that 105 million has to be paid back to the shareholders. Apple has to take the money out of cash, or let's go further and say that Steve Jobs has to pay it personally. So their share of 105 million will be what? 1 million maybe? But the negative publicity will cost far more even to their own investment. Not to mention the cost and overhead of locating and sending paltry sums of money...
These people are ridiculous. Look at all these execs making tens of millions running their companies into the ground. CEO after CEO leave companies with stock prices lower than when they signed on and take huge compensation packages. NOT ONLY THAT, BUT STEVE JOBS NEVER EXERCISED HIS OPTIONS. PERIOD. He forfeited them and was given stock instead. Therefore, it doesn't matter what they were dated as they were never used. As a longtime Apple shareholder, if the board...
I predict that their press release will come out when they hit the 1 million mark. I predict that this will happen before this Friday at 6pm.
No way will he put it on sale right at the end of the Keynote because that would be extremely rude to all of the conference attendees who paid to attend the workshops, etc and then would not be able to get in line for the iPhone.I think the launch will be a separate event between Apple and "Cingular is now AT&T" on a different day, but I do think he may announce the date at WWDC.
That reminds me of the story where in the 1970's some of Apple's computers were shipped in a refrigerated truck because they thought the boxes contained 'Apples."
I have the exact same feelings about stock splits. I always use the analogy of a a pizza. If you have a 16" pizza that is cut into 8 slices, but then you cut it again into 16 slices (a 2:1 split if you will) you have the exact same amount of pizza, just smaller pieces. I think splits do have a place though especially in the case where a stock price gets so high per share that the investors lose flexibility in making transactions. Someone who owns a Class A share of...
There was never a contest, Jobs wanted TBWA/Chiat/Day, and he got what he wanted as always. There was a quote along the lines of "Steve Jobs believes market research is looking in the mirror and asking himself what he wants." I guarantee you that if there was a "contest" it was only in the minds of AT&T execs, not Jobs. You are talking about a guy who will physically take a contract and throw it in the trash if he doesn't like it. When he wanted to work for Atari, he...
You must be the laziest person that I have ever heard of. How many programs could you possibly have? Maybe 50? Of those, how many do you use on a regular basis. Less than 15 I bet. How many produce sound, probably no more than 10 and I am being generous. Now how long would it take you to adjust the volumes on 10 programs. Probably less than 5 minutes or less time than you spent reading this thread and posting your reply.
This is exactly how the bulk of CEO pay should be structured. A small salary, then generous stock. This would eliminate instances like that of CEO Hank McKinnel of Pfizer who got a pay package of nearly 200 million while the stock declined 40% during his tenure, Carly Fiorina at HP, etc.
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