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They didn't refresh a lot of products in over a year and they haven't entered new markets.   When Jobs was in office and they got on a role, they started product announcements every quarter.  It's not that way anymore, it's all being pushed into the last quarter of the year.  Jobs NEVER did that.  He would spread out product announcement with new S/W or new H/W every quarter there was some form of announcement.  They used to do product refreshes with speed bumps every 6...
http://appadvice.com/appnn/2014/04/angela-ahrendts-start-date-at-apple-may-be-delayed-over-bonus I know TVs aren't upgraded that often, but that's the dumb TV market.  A smartTV that had more functionality with computing power internally might get upgraded more often because it does more than just displaying TVs and Movies.  So I think the SmartTV market, if done properly might get upgraded more often due to heavier reliance on internal computing power to play video games...
When has there ever been an announcement of someone in upper management taking 6 months to leave one company to move to another?  That's not normally done.  When the former CEO of HP left to Oracle, that happened VERY quickly.  I'm sorry, but I don't do drugs and I would have NO problem tell Angela to her face.  What's she going to do if I told her that?   NOTHING.  She'd probably have to admit that she should have made the transition a lot sooner.   No offense, but I...
I heard the name a couple of years ago, but I haven't the need for it.  Why would i need it?   I have no use for it. Putting internal 24 Bit DACs in their entire product line would take 3 years. No need for it?  Well, if they want to do well with 24 bit audio on iTunes, they kind of need it so that the people that don't want to buy an external DAC would still be able to play 24 bit sound files.  That's the only way to do it.  Obviously you don't want or think you want 24...
 35% growth rate is unsustainable?  Well, it depends on how you look at it.  The way they've been going, yeah, but they haven't really done anything to increase any markets with new product introductions for existing markets or for new markets.  They aren't doing anything to go after the Enterprise market, they haven't released any larger screen phone models, and they haven't been able to prove how they monetize what they are doing with the auto industry, and they haven't...
An unlocked S4 is $250?  I see them on Amazon for unlocked S4's for about $420 for international version with 16GB w/o warranty.Yeah, the ~5inch iPhone 6 will sell like hotcakes.  I'll be one of the first in line for one since my iPhone 4 is over two years old.  I think it might sell a good 75 Million, and then an upgraded 6S to replace the 5S will still sell well, and then a 5.5 will sell OK, but that's a smaller market.  I think they might as well pump one out because...
The problem with mixing platforms is the products don't always work well together, which is important to a lot of users.   Example.  If I have my desktop/laptop, iPhone, iPad when i have ANY issues on any combination, I have one phone number to call and they help me.  If my computer was a Wintel, my phone was an Android and i had an iPad, I would be, as they say SCREWED, GLUED and TATTOOED.  It's a LOT harder for one company to help resolve issues when you have two or...
I'm not familiar with Handbrake. I'll do some reading on it.  But in general, it would greatly help Apple separate themselves from the rest of the industry by refreshing products with internal 24 bit dacs and getting a high quality AAC 24 content on iTunes.  It would take Apple about 3 years to fully refresh everything and that would help in all aspects including iTunes sales.  Right now, I buy content either the 16 bit CD and rip it to the computer or I am buying 24 bit...
I'm not comparing qtrs to each other in the same fiscal year.  I compare year to year quarter to quarter.  But I think they should not put all of their eggs in one quarter.  It's cramps up production.  When Apple announces a new product, during the following 6 months is their best sales for that product and then it tapers off.  So what's happening is they are pushing their announcements to the end of the year, which helps their December quarter and flows into the March...
Wall Street and Investors.  If Wall Street and Investors don't see at least a 30 to 35% growth rate with good margins, then they won't put BUY recommendations to help kick the stock price up.   When an investor invests in a company, they want to see growth.  20% with slightly smaller margins doesn't attract a lot of investors.  I'm just simply talking about what they NEED to do to kick that stock price back into gear so it will see $700 a share or higher within the next...
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