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  • Analysts pile on Apple following revenue guidance miss

    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 rapidly
    (5) Trade-related hostilities are boiling between the U.S. and China

    I 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.  
  • Trump calls tech CEOs to June meetings, orders overhaul of US government IT

    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.
    What are you even talking about? We didn't say anything about the program other than it exists. The author didn't criticize the president at all, not with even one word.

    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.
    I'm with you.  I re-read the AI article and I can't tell what LoneStar88 is so touchy about.  You didn't same anything negative about the president, but you STILL hit a nerve and seemed to anger him.  Kind of peculiar!