Rumor: Apple considering becoming a carrier, leasing network from existing wireless providers

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  • Reply 21 of 55
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,467member
    sog35 wrote: »
    Strange coming from you.
    Why?
  • Reply 22 of 55
    am8449am8449 Posts: 376member

    I don't see how Apple getting into the carrier business makes sense.

     

    Can someone who thinks so shed some light on this idea?

  • Reply 23 of 55
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,467member
    flaneur wrote: »
    I believe you/we are being baited a bit, for amusement.
    Nope, not at all.
  • Reply 24 of 55
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    Now dropped below 3%... The alleged connection to Apple is the Greek stock market "bloodbath" in progress, so it's just wholly irrational panic selling.

    Just here to remind Sog that he has promised to self-ban for a year if AAPL fails to hit $150 by year end...

    Except it doesn't look like other big name tech stocks are panicking. And Microsoft is in the DOW too.
  • Reply 25 of 55
    sirlance99sirlance99 Posts: 1,282member
    sog35 wrote: »
    and if it does reach $150?  Are you banning yourself for 1 year?

    As an added bonus I'll tell exactly when I think this will hit $150.

    We will continue to see weakness in August and the first half of Sept.  We could see $115 or lower.

    Mid point Sept we will see the release of the 6S and that should give the stock a nice jump to $120+

    Oct we can possibly see clues regarding iPad Pro and AppleTV.  Another jump to $128+

    Late Oct we see release of earnings and THE KEY WILL BE GUIDANCE FOR Q1.  I'M PREDICTING THAT THE GUIDANCE WILL SHOW REVENUE/PROFIT GROWTH OF 15-20% YoY.  That is much higher than Wall Streets expectations of 5-8% growth.  That will be the ultimate stimulis that will move this stock to $150.  But not all at once.  We close Oct at a new ATH of $137.

    Nov we get the release of the new iPad Pro and AppleTV.  Move up to $145 area.

    Mid/Late Dec we breach $150.

    $150 is not going to happen this year. Just deal with it.
  • Reply 26 of 55
    quinneyquinney Posts: 2,528member
    gatorguy wrote: »
    If governments would stay out of it Apple could probably buy every single one of them, maybe even throw Google in as a bonus, and still have some cash left over. Cut out everyone who won't use an Apple device.

    Charming mixture of peevishness and fear.
  • Reply 27 of 55
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

     

     

    and if it does reach $150?  Are you banning yourself for 1 year?

     

    As an added bonus I'll tell exactly when I think this will hit $150.

     

    We will continue to see weakness in August and the first half of Sept.  We could see $115 or lower.

     

    Mid point Sept we will see the release of the 6S and that should give the stock a nice jump to $120+

     

    Oct we can possibly see clues regarding iPad Pro and AppleTV.  Another jump to $128+

     

    Late Oct we see release of earnings and THE KEY WILL BE GUIDANCE FOR Q1.  I'M PREDICTING THAT THE GUIDANCE WILL SHOW REVENUE/PROFIT GROWTH OF 15-20% YoY.  That is much higher than Wall Streets expectations of 5-8% growth.  That will be the ultimate stimulis that will move this stock to $150.  But not all at once.  We close Oct at a new ATH of $137.

     

    Nov we get the release of the new iPad Pro and AppleTV.  Move up to $145 area.

     

    Mid/Late Dec we breach $150.




    Of course I'm not volunteering to self-ban. You're the one who made the bet voluntarily, dude. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 28 of 55
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member
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    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post





    What in the world is "knee jerk Libertarianism"? Is that something practiced by all of our overbearing, meddling political masters? Oh, that's right...there are no Libertarian masters.

    If you don't see that the threat to your 'liberty' is from your Galtian corporate masters more than from 'we the people', then I'm terribly sorry for you.

  • Reply 29 of 55
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
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    Originally Posted by GQB View Post

     

    If you don't see that the threat to your 'liberty' is from your Galtian corporate masters more than from 'we the people', then I'm terribly sorry for you.




    Name them. Who are these alleged John Galt acolytes who lord their power and influence over the American people. LOL!

  • Reply 30 of 55
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member

    Wow, you're really unfamiliary with the degree to which corporations own the electoral system and write the laws, aren't you.

    Oh well, enjoy your latest Koch nominee.

  • Reply 31 of 55
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GQB View Post

     

    Wow, you're really unfamiliary with the degree to which corporations own the electoral system and write the laws, aren't you.

    Oh well, enjoy your latest Koch nominee.




    Obviously, you've got nothing. Welcome to my "block party".

  • Reply 32 of 55
    sockrolidsockrolid Posts: 2,789member



    Hey, AT&T.

    Your coverage stinks.

  • Reply 33 of 55
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    gqb wrote: »
    Oh well, enjoy your latest Koch nominee.

    Will be a million times better than your Saul Alinsky nominee. :D
  • Reply 34 of 55
    monstrositymonstrosity Posts: 2,234member
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    Originally Posted by GQB View Post

     

     

    Ah, good 'ol knee jerk Libertarianism at work...

    Couldn't be that LACK of government action (in the form of preventing telecom monopolies) is the real problem, and that they should be instead regulated as utilities, huh?




    What a stupid idea. 

  • Reply 35 of 55
    irelandireland Posts: 17,793member
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    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post



    If governments would stay out of it Apple could probably buy every single one of them, maybe even throw Google in as a bonus, and still have some cash left over. Cut out everyone who won't use an Apple device.

     

    I love Apple, but that's scary. I would not want that.

  • Reply 36 of 55
    bobschlobbobschlob Posts: 1,074member
    Forget it. Apple had their chance back when they declined to buy all the spectrum they could ever want at auction several years ago.
    They could have owned the the cell-waves, the same way they could have owned the automobile market if they had just bought the bankrupt Big Three.
  • Reply 37 of 55
    calicali Posts: 3,494member
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    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

     

     

    Dumb ass manipulating Wall Street will always find an excuse.  If Apple stops getting 70% of its revenue from iPhone they will say Apple is losing focus and should focus more on iPhone.  Remember when Wall Street assholes wanted Apple to sell cheap iPhones?  And then they turn around and say iPhone is in trouble because Average selling price is down?

     

    Then these Wall street mofo's said the Watch did not matter since it was such a small percentage of revenue?

    But then when it did not sell to their expectations all of a sudden it was such a big deal?

     

    bottom line is these mutherfukers will do anything to manipulate the stock price so they can make $

     

    There is no way to please the Wall Street jackass manipulators.   Because these are the same manipulators who are shorting the stock, getting kick backs from Apple's competitors, or are selling call options.

     

    Either you beleive in Apple long term ( 5-10 years ) or you don't.  If you don't you should sell your shares.  If you do then flucuations in share price should not bother you.  Look at Apple's 5, 10, and 15 year returns.


    You might get banned for using those words. I've been banned before for using a word that was also in an AI article *facepalm*

     

     

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post



    If governments would stay out of it Apple could probably buy every single one of them, maybe even throw Google in as a bonus, and still have some cash left over. Cut out everyone who won't use an Apple device.

     

    A world without cheap knockoffs and piggybackers. Nirvana!

  • Reply 38 of 55
    atlappleatlapple Posts: 496member
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    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post



    Is this the reason for the big dip in the stock this morning?



    78B market cap drop since Jul 20th

  • Reply 39 of 55
    atlappleatlapple Posts: 496member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

     

     

    Dumb ass manipulating Wall Street will always find an excuse.  If Apple stops getting 70% of its revenue from iPhone they will say Apple is losing focus and should focus more on iPhone.  Remember when Wall Street assholes wanted Apple to sell cheap iPhones?  And then they turn around and say iPhone is in trouble because Average selling price is down?

     

     


    Goes to show you can't come out with absolute statements when it comes to stock price. Market cap is down 78 Billion since Jul 20th. 

  • Reply 40 of 55
    patpatpatpatpatpat Posts: 628member
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    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

     

     

    I don't remember it.  If you find it fine.

     

    But someone would have to bet with me to take the bet.


    I'll bite. You're on. $150 by year end or self ban.

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