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Given that:(1) Only Chinese sales are missing the forecast, not the rest of the world,(2) iPhone pricing is similar around the world(3) Apple explicitly is aiming at making its iPhones last longer(4) The Chinese economy is slowing rapidlyand(5) Trade-related hostilities are boiling between the U.S. and ChinaI conclude that ...... this is not an iPhone pricing issue nor an iPhone lifecycle issue. It IS a China issue, both their economy and the incipient trade war.
Mike Wuerthele said:LoneStar88 said:More of the obligatory negative references to our President. Nothing but surmise, and totally uncalled for. And nothing like continually dredging up old news to try to prop up the propaganda mill. Good job, AI.
This is a new initiative, and obviously NOTHING has been determined yet as to what will be implemented or what any company's specific involvement will be.
But cheap politics certainly don't have to be a factor in any contracts written.
I'd say both Trump and Cook are pragmatists, so this is Cook's chance to sell his products/services/computing philosophies, etc. to the federal government, whose money is just as good as anyone's. And what about IBM's likely involvement as an important Apple enterprise partner. This could be a choice opportunity for Apple.
Major contracts would also mean jobs creation—right here in River City (USA)!
You liberals need to get off the pity pot and get with the program, if not fully on the Trump Train, because America WILL be great again with our without your help.Also, speaking as somebody from inside the beltway, this will generate exactly zero new jobs -- and I have no problem with that. Federal IT sourcing and contracting is brutally inefficient, and if any efficiency can be eked out that's good, but will literally cost hundreds if not thousands of contractors their jobs.