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pjs_socal said:Microsoft has a P/E ratio of 45 and Apple has a P/E ratio of 15.
Apple and Microsoft have similar margins and Apple had better growth in 2018. Apple makes 2.5x more revenue and 3x more profits. So, why are Microsoft shares valued at 3x Apple’s? Because investors are morons.
In reality Microsoft is worth ⅓ the value of Apple.
nunzy said:mjtomlin said:dipdog3 said:Many VNC apps stream live video and send back commands. You could buy the Golden Gate Bridge using a VNC App without giving Apple a cut. How is this any different?
If I were Apple I would start revoking developer accounts for developers who promise things they clearly know is against the rules. Sorry, but ANY developer who’s serious about developing for iOS WOULD HAVE READ the contract and UNDERSTOOD what is or isn’t possible. And getting your fan base worked up in a tizzy should be an immediate cancellation of your developer account.
The guidelines have been in place since day one, in fact they’ve become more relaxed since then. There’s no reason ANY developer should attempt to step beyond those rules and hope for the best. Unless they think they can rally their fan base and try to force it. As I said, in that case, cancel their developer account.Exactly. They knew that they were cheating, but they did it anyway. No surprise that the app got booted.Apple curates the hell out of these apps. Nobody curates nearly as good as Anple. Google is a joke.
The Apple online store is not the same as apple.com homepage. Here’s the apple.com homepage from December 22 in prior years. Note only once is a price mentioned: iPod nano in 2009. Now I went back further than 2009 and there were a couple years where a price was listed on the homepage but it was not the first thing you see and it was in small print. And from what I could tell it wasn’t showing a trade-in or discounted price.
ihatescreennames said:davidmalcolm said:
When you ask all but the geekiest of Android users why they don’t have an iPhone nine times out of ten they say iPhones are too expensive. And the timed they don’t it’s normally something stupid like, “my friend says it’s better” or “I had an iPhone and the screen broke.” (Typically their android phone is already broken.)
mubaili said:Apple must not talk itself into believing that it cannot gain more market share. It must act aggressively, speed up the cycle, and push more variety of devices, i.e., do what they have done to the iPad line up to the iPhone line up.
With the X I think Apple was testing how much of a price increase the market would bear (and the higher ASP would allow them to show revenue growth even when sales were flat to down). I think they got their answer. I’d be surprised if there are any price cuts this year and I’ll bet the XS gets removed from the lineup. But I don’t think we’ll see any price increases or storage configurations that push up the price. And I’ll bet we see Apple aggressively pushing trade-ins again.