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  • Apple being sued because two-factor authentication on an iPhone or Mac takes too much time...

    I would agree with the lawsuit. The two factor authentication process is time consuming and inconvenient for the users.  
    Apple should work on another way to strengthen security. What happened to simple and intuitive philosophy of Apple’s? 
    I got a great idea for you: switch to an Android phone. You obviously are not happy with the security systems provided by Apple. You probably shoulnt own any of their products “hey Alexa, make my phone less secure please”
  • iPhone replacement cycles slowing down to four years, pose threat to services, analyst say...

    Almost of these comments buy to Sacconaghi’s premise to begin with.  He’s been spewing this theory that iphone uogrades are dead.  He then  twists it into the perverse angle that this will mean a slowdown in services revenue.  Big mistake:  yes, the market in cell phones (not just iPhones) is more staurated. But, does anyone truly beelive that people are finished upgrading their phones except every four years.  Not true; people are addicted to the phones and their software. You don have to be a fortune teller to to recognize that 2018 was a very, very bumpy year economically, not just for USA, but the whole world.  That sort of stuff makes people edgy, and nervous financially.  But, if anyone truly believs that people will stop upgrading their phones, they are  dead dead wrong. Even though I am a big Apple user, i recognize addiction when i see it. Just go into any restaurant, subway line or simply stroll down the street.  Everyone is hooked in.  Apple’s approach to the iphone upgrade program is phenomenal and it makes upgrades extreemly affordable.  And the services business, despite what Sacconagh says is only going one way:UP.  Just read Morgan Stanley’s Kate Huberty analysis. Dead on correct.  Remember folks, if we allow the pundits to pontificate and predict Apple’s demise, we are simply falling into the perennial trap. It’s happened before and will continue to happen.  For those still walking around with older iphones, upgrade now and see how much beter the experience is with face ID, faster chips and easier navigation.

    i follow the Buffet philosopy: look at the company, not the stock price.  There is not a single company in the world that would not like to have the finacial and performance fundamentals that Apple has.
  • Apple removes Siri team lead as part of AI strategy shift

    Excellent news. 

    Now, Apple, please do the same with whomever is in charge of that unmitigated disaster called iTunes. Thank you. 
    Totally agree. Bye, bye Eddie. You haven’t got a “Cue”.
  • Chinese iPhone shipments dipped 3.1M in Q4 2018, full year down 2.5M units

    If you do the math, this estimate, if correct, simply supports Tim Cook’s statement when he announced a drop in guidance. He said it was due primarily to China and it looks that’s true. In my opinion, this is not bad news; it means what else he said is also probably true: that other areas are doing extremely well.  And there was a report just yesterday about how well the XR is selling.  How many companies earn $84 billion in one quarter, have enormous cash balances and still prodice some of the most innivative products in the world. As Steve Jobs often said, its not how many we sell, but how good they are.  I believe we will all be surprised when Apple reports next week. Even with a revenue shortfall, its eps is going to be fabulous, and its accomplishments in the wearables and service areas will be fantastic.  

    When it comes to Apple, I’m long, as eevry other wise investor should be.  Or, we could always follow the pundits, take a short term perpective, and gamble away our money in companies that will never even come close on the fundamentals. A respected analyst, Kate Huberty, said it today: buy Apple now, before they reort out next week. Not to sound like a broken record, but i just wish they would finally announce a service bundle for music, tv, movies, books, i Cloud, etc. that will the icing on the cake.
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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook says new services coming this year, talks iPhone XR 'flop,' more

    robbyx said:
    NY1822 said:
    what new services do you guys think Apple should get into?
    That's a good question.  Other than video, what has mass appeal?  I'd be curious to hear what services people currently use.  It's hard for me to imagine what services Apple might launch outside of video and perhaps some kind of all-you-can-eat magazine subscription service (based on their acquisition of Texture).
    Simple:  a one-stop shopping service for a monthly subscription fee. Imagine how easy it would be given thier massive installed base of Apple users. They could do tiered plans: GOLD PLAN: Apple Music, Movies and TV (absorbing itunes and introducing original content), Apps, Books (audio and video), storage, iCloud.   SILVER PLAN: Apple Music, TV, Video, Bronze Plan: Apple Music, Books, storage, iCloud. Or any combination of the above. The point is that their ecossytem is so large, they could easily absorb whatever costs are needed to keep the content providers happy.  And none of this should prevent them from exporting Airplay 2 or ITunes to other providers (Samsung, Vizio, Sony, etc).