Originally Posted by MacRulez
You believe AAPL will perpetually grow for a hundred years without any decline in there at all? I admire your optimism.
When you asked about decline, you were implying permanent decline. Apple can have a few bad years now and then over the next how-many-ever years are left in the knowledge revolution in which they, along with Intel and Microsoft, maybe Google, are now leading companies.
As in the car biz, which has lasted 100+ years so far, a few companies will be there for the duration, like Benz. Apple has the best chance of any so far to go the distance. Why? Because they're onto the same formula that always makes a few good companies last in their respective disciplines.
Don't be so short-sighted. This isn't Osborne or Atari we're talking about. You seem to be unaware that you are witnessing the early years of a defining technological era, like the Industrial Revolution. How long has Krupp been around? DuPont? Open your eyes. It ain't optimism, it's logic.
Edit: I do not mean to suggest in the second sentence above that Apple is in any kind of decline right now or that it will be in the near future. All this recent talk is made up "news" for manipulating the stock price to $500.Edited by Flaneur - 1/19/13 at 1:34am