Testing Wall Street's patience and resolve? Seriously? The same Wall Street that tanked Apple's stock after record-breaking results last year? Wall Street is testing MY patience and resolve!
mj web wrote: »
Apple has become painfully predictable and stuck in<span style="line-height:1.4em;"> slow motion</span>
innovation-wise<span style="line-height:1.4em;">. The media and Wall Street are correct! Tim Cook has </span>
<span style="line-height:1.4em;">put </span>
<span style="line-height:1.4em;">Apple in position where Cupertino now needs to prove it still</span>
<span style="line-height:1.4em;"> possesses</span>
<span style="line-height:1.4em;"> "fire in its belly</span>
<span style="line-height:1.4em;">". </span>
<span style="line-height:1.4em;">?My radar leads me to conclude the iW</span>
atch<span style="line-height:1.4em;"> is </span>
imminent<span style="line-height:1.4em;">. That may move the needle! A larger iPhone will plug the dyke but I think it's too late to be </span>
significant<span style="line-height:1.4em;"> because</span>
<em style="line-height:1.4em;"> </em>
everyone<span style="line-height:1.4em;"> expects it. By </span>
making Apple TV a hobby for way too long I fear Apple has blown that opportunity too! There are people in denial here but the fact remains, compared to what Apple was in 2007-2011, the company is a bloody mess.
nkhm wrote: »
Apple need to de-list, become a private company again and do what they do best. Make great products that people want and make a shed load of money doing so.
ajbdtc826 wrote: »
I feel the same way. Their last major product was the ipad.
Everything else is just spec bumps. Don't get wrong, I love my apple stuff n I'm a very happy customer, I just wish they would get involved with other stuff n make them better.
Like what? Watches? TVs? Cars? Airplanes? What exactly? You don’t know do you. All you know is they’ve got to do something, anything, right? Just pick something and do it because Steve is dead?
FYI the wearables market is proving to be non existent. Lots of hype but the public isn’t buying. Google is buying everything in sight, robots, drones, self driving cars but what have they actually DONE? Nothing. Chromecast a game changer? Nope. Google TV defining a new paradigm? Nope. Chrome OS and Chromebooks taking over? Nope.
The iPod was released in 2001. SIX YEARS LATER came the iPhone. SIX YEARS! Apple did nothing then either except bring out newer iPod models and updated Macs. Not a single mind bending, world changing product until the iPhone. And THREE YEARS later came the iPad.
But Steve was alive then so it was okay, right?
The stock market is a zero-sum game, just like poker.
Tell that to the millions who have built and owned houses, sent their kids to college, taken vacations, retired well, and paid for their health care from investing -- and staying the course for the long haul -- in the stock market.
Sept 2011 - $700
April 2014 - $526
Apple's value is in an extended state of atrophy in an otherwise booming economy. Yes, I'd say that's a bloody mess!
Apple has become painfully predictable and stuck in slow motion innovation-wise. The media and Wall Street are correct! Tim Cook has put Apple in position where Cupertino now needs to prove it still possesses "fire in its belly".
?My radar leads me to conclude the iWatch is imminent. That may move the needle! A larger iPhone will plug the dyke but I think it's too late to be significant because everyone expects it. By making Apple TV a hobby for way too long I fear Apple has blown that opportunity too! There are people in denial here but the fact remains, compared to what Apple was in 2007-2011, the company is a bloody mess.
Apple, to me, has been predictable for a long time, until they announce something completely unexpected. Sometimes they pull some surprises, but they STILL have a long ways to go in the smartphone arena, especially with 64 bit, and larger screen models as they lost a lot of business to Android, but they can capture quite a bit of it back, it'll just take a couple of years and they really need the production levels to be there in order to achieve decent growth.
IPads is kind of the same thing, but not as bad. They have other things to consider.
IPods (and all other devices), i really think going 24 Bit audio will help kick start some growth instead of declining. Apple just has to figure out how to make it more affordable, which they can if they can price AAC 24 bit albums/songs less than everyone else.
They still have that whole in the MacMini to MacPro headless unit, I still think a LOT of Windows users would switch if there was something in that price range. A lot of PC users simply don't want AIO units, only a small percentage do.
The MacBookAir does need higher resolution screens and I think as 12 inch unit might be useful. Maybe a 14 or 15 inch version as well????
I still think something is going to happen with that sensor company they bought and it would be interesting and a new market if they did make SmartTVs. I think a lot people would buy them, they just have to figure out how to do it where people would upgrade the guts inside every so many years , OR they simply have to kick out some AppleTV boxes that would make that market explode into s larger market for them. I think that area is an interesting one and that could be some potential growth. I think it would be cool to have a nice Apple TV with built in sensors and then something the size of an iPad Mini (without screen and battery) that you slide in/out to upgrade functionality every year or so when a new upgrade becomes available. I think that might work.
I don't know how much money Apple plans on making from the Auto industry with iOS in the car. They haven't added a pie slice to the chart yet, maybe the next earnings call they might address that.
It's still unknown how many MacPros they are actually selling, but they are still 4-5 weeks backlogged. I think Apple needs to spend more money in marketing OS X, they always advertise iPhones, iPads, and iPods over the last 7 years or so, but not that much in the desktop/laptop market, which they SHOULD do.
Someone mentioned not too long ago that Apple was planning on some big buyout of some sort worth in the billions, but I'm trying to figure out who would be the best play in that area and if it's going to happen.
The iWatch wearables is eminent but I don't think it's going to be a HUGE percentage of future sales/profits to make a big difference. I see it more in the area of accessories. Do you think a lot of people are going to spend more than $300 on a iWatch? And how many would they sell if it gets too expensive? Tough call.
And, you know this how?
I have good friends at apple
Hardware, though I assume there's software to go with it, but my sources are hardware.
There are so many people that think this, it is really a shame, because they could help themselves out tremendously by investing for the long term.
So, everybody who invests money in any random stock will make money?
Are there infinite number of shares available to be bought at any time?
No. There is a buyer and a seller for each share. Only one of them will be better-off.
Here are a few definitions of "zero-sum game" in case you need a refresher:
Investors, brokers, and media alike, love to build a company up. They continue the hype for purposes not necessarily for the benefit of the company, but for selfish and ridiculous reasons understood by few. Investors and brokers do it for financial gains. Media does so for the readership and clicks to their website.
All that said, in this one example, they will all suffer through their ignorance. In the long term, Apple has gained a foothold that few companies in the world have been able to achieve. The unique products, technological edge, and cash reserve, produces an environment that many companies envy. The environment that quite simply states, if you don't want to invest in our company, WE WILL.
The fact that the stock prices continue to go down, means that more and more stock can be repurchased by the company. With each and every share bought back, the companies profit continues be shared with fewer and fewer members of an elite society that will grow many into millionaires over time.
They don't know anything. Blocked.