Some reporter needs to do an investigative report on these "analysts". How about a public review of their performance over time? They are making investment suggestions - so we should understand just how correct they are or have been in their prognostication over time.
addicted44 wrote: »
I don't have a narrative. Bla bla bla...
The 5c price seems a little high to me too, but I'm sure the folks at Apple who determined the 5c price point put significantly more research, thought and analysis into their decision than anyone who posts on Apple Insider, including myself. My own speculation as to why the 5s is outselling the 5c 3.5 to 1 during the first week of sales is that early adopters are more inclined to chose the high-end option with all the bells and whistles, and they tend to have more disposable income, meaning that $100 difference doesn't seem like much to them. Early adopters want the best, no matter what the cost.
what a moron... $300 for apple in the future. even Google or MS have higher EPS than apple would have at $300. and this guy keep saying apple is failing to innovate. I bet the last thing this guy innovated landed in a toilet
Haha. Agree 100%. That Trainer guy called for AAPL @240 in May of this year! You could be tempted to just call him stupidly stupid (and insult really stupid people) but I think he did it to manipulate, and short the stock . By the way he uses a bogus calculation only he uses, to achieve stock price he wants. And no the SEC never pays attention to these guys.
Of course each and every one of these douche bag analysts are finding some way to play this down. Now that they have been slapped in the face with there utter failure and incompetence. The fact is that Apple blew there estimates, low ball reccommendations and self serving tripe out of the water, the bitter taste of there own vitriol in there mouths make them stay negative. Saying this is just an anomaly. Funning thing is this "Anomaly" happens every year.
What a bunch of buffoons.
There is no reason for the 5c to ever be priced the same as the 5s (which happens at the $200 level).
The 5c is not priced the same as the 5s. It is $100.00 Cheaper.
It would remiss of us to ignore the fact that some analysts are acknowledging that Apple got it right in the first place.
Yes. Because there is no concrete evidence to support this. Before you cite reports from analysts and tech pundits, just remember whether you always take their word for granted.
They already have. First 64 bit mobile processor (by the way that is huge and has nothing to do with the 4 gig crap people keep regurgitating), First mass marketable Capacitance fingerprint sensor that really works (not the pos atria sensor that failed in the first few months of use and was buggy at best) as well as the digitally secure enclave technology in the A7, iOS 7 first 64 bit mobile os, M7 motion co processor, Mac Pro... and the list just keeps rolling.
Why aren’t they being fired for being wrong? Why aren’t they docked pay for being wrong? Why aren’t they made to write public apologies for being wrong?
You want a secure job, be an analyst. Zero accountability, zero truth to find, zero expectations. Want another one? Be a politician in an unobservant district.
Want perpetual tenure? Be a political analyst.
On the other hand, it's their job to help their clients (I pity the fools) make money. Are these salespeople/analysts doing that or not? We don't know. They may publicly scream from the bleachers that Apple is doomed to failure, or whatever, but we are not privy to what they are doing behind the scenes.
Let it be said that there are no takers here for their brand of shuck and jive, except AppleInsider which continues to act as a ready and willing conduit for their sewage.
addicted44 wrote: »
I don't have a narrative. It is clear the iPhone 5c is selling far less than the 5s. Are you doubting that fact?
Based on that I am speculating whether Apple mispriced the 5c, or if it was their plan all along. Based on their track record it is probably the latter.
I don't have a narrative, and I am not saying Apple is doing it wrong.
mikejones wrote: »
And those valid concerns are what exactly? That article is nothing but one of a long string of yearly bleating about how Apple is no longer innovative, blah blah blah. These tards were saying the same thing even before Steve Jobs died. Does no one remember how the iPad was going to fail because it was nothing but a "large iPod touch"?
it seems like that era of innovation has given way to an age of incremental change
Does Apple become a boring profit machine like Microsoft, churning out upgrades and improvements to its existing line of hits? Or do they find a way to create another “must have” new product, new category, new something that we never thought we needed and we can’t live without?
tlevigne wrote: »
APPL will never inovate again, don't bank on that. Think ibank, a serious iTV, and wearables So if you are a swing trader, shut up, take your short term profits and move on to another forum
So true. One of the sad facts of our lives today is that there is no accountability for one's actions.