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I'm guessing that number will be considered a huge failure for Apple and the cries for the removal of CEO Tim Cook will quickly start.  I was under the impression the Wall Street geniuses and tech pundits felt Apple should have sold this many AppleWatches the first weekend.  This will be considered an abysmally slow start and critics will say that Apple has lost its way.  More numerical fodder to drive Apple's share price down even further.  Since outright sales numbers...
I understand Apple wanting to go with perfect detail, but unfortunately Wall Street and the whole tech industry thinks Apple is wasting its time and effort on things that don't even matter.  Nearly everyone is bitching and moaning how AppleWatch is too expensive and the battery life is too short and this on a product that hasn't even hit the street's yet.  Basically, the industry is saying Apple is not focusing on the things that really matter to consumers.  Apple got a...
I had thought it was mostly the hedge funds who are vultures and not other institutional investors who I thought were made up of very conservative groups of investors for pensions and mutual funds.  I thought those large sell-offs were led by the super-slick hedge fund managers who appear to have no interest in any companies but only how quickly they can make money for themselves at any cost.  I agree that Apple hasn't fundamentally changed for a number of years and yet...
I'm hoping it will hook up with third-party GPS modules since it doesn't contain its own GPS chip.  I don't want to have to carry an iPhone all the time.  It's a minor gripe since I could simply wear an AppleWatch on one wrist and a Fenix 2 on the other.
...but Apple is losing massive amounts of market share to Android tablets.  No one is buying iPads anymore because Android has tablets just as good as iPads for just a fraction of the price of an iPad.  What can we attribute Apple's failure to?  Charging too much money simply to make profits.  All consumers would much rather own a $50 Android tablet than pay $300 for an Apple iPad.  Because of Apple's stubbornness of not making cheaper products, Apple's iPad business is on...
I'm sure in the global scheme of things, very few Android flagship models are being sold and I'll bet most of those consumers are going to hold on to their older Android smartphones as long as they can.  I really can't blame them.  Smartphones don't become obsolete in two years.  They'll still run simple apps and make phone calls.  How many consumers out there actually need some highly-spec'ed smartphone?  I'm sure there would be very few.  I'm somewhat curious to see what...
No.  Mark it off as the human competitive spirit.  They're eventually waiting for Apple to make a huge mistake and then the floodgates will open for them.  Most of the companies that got into the smartphone business truly believed if Apple could make huge profits with the iPhone, they could too.  After all, they're not paying Google for Android OS licensing, so that's a great start.  It's just unfortunate that 200 other companies had the same idea.  And besides, some...
True.  For Wall Street stellar growth is more important than dull profits.  That's why they love start-up companies.  They can quadruple their growth in a few months even if they don't turn a profit.  But they tell themselves that company is going to be a profit-machine five years from now.  They'll really be making it big then, providing they're still around.  Right now, Apple is said to be peaked out.  Nothing left.  Absolutely nothing can move Apple's pegged "needle"...
Yeah, but Android has 83% world-wide smartphone market share and growing.  Now, that's what really matters to Wall Street.  Wall Street can't possibly believe that Android has a massive 83% market share and only a miniscule 13% profit share.  It doesn't compute.  Market success is supposed to be all about volume.  After all, aren't about 5 million Android devices activated by Google on a daily basis.  In five years there will be about three Android smartphones for every...
I honestly think Wall Street is going to find Apple too hard to ignore and continue claiming the company has no future.  Apple is definitely making things happen in a good way to change the way consumers are doing things.  It appears as Apple was doing a lot of work behind the scenes to get ready for big changes.  Wall Street didn't have a clue and neither did anyone else outside of Apple except the companies directly involved.  I think they were definitely wrong about Tim...
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