Apple's Stock Price Projected to Keep Rising on 'iPhone 8' Optimism

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  1. Fall Under Cerulean Kites macrumors regular

    Fall Under Cerulean Kites

    May 12, 2016
    What you may be mistakingly calling “burn in” is likely actually “temporary image retention.” However, unless one sits and games for 8 hours straight on an OLED TV, this is unlikely to be an issue. (Certainly a potential use scenario, just not one for me.) This scenario is even less likely on a phone.

    I’ve had zero TIR or BI issues with my LG OLED (2016), my OLED Apple Watch, or my 10+ yr old Plasma.

    Maybe I’m just “lucky.” Or maybe it’s just not a problem.
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    I guess I have to point this out once again: "Pre-split" AAPL is valued at nearly $8,000, since the last split wasn't the first split for the stock, it was the fourth. It's a silly number to cite anyway, and the older the company, the sillier it becomes.

    As for valuation. Stocks are always accurately valued by the markets at any given moment, unless you think you know something the rest of the market does not. Which, if you are going to be least bit honest, you have to admit that you do not.
  3. citysnaps macrumors 68030

    Oct 10, 2011
    San Francisco

    And Apple will still sell 200+ million iPhones for the year (and even more the following year). Because it will be a phone a lot of people want to own.
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    To the extent these product cycles create tidal waves of earnings followed by troughs, these changes in earnings expectations are to be expected. The only way for Apple to avoid them is to sell a broader base of products that drive earnings through the inevitable slack periods for the flagship.
  5. 2IS Suspended

    Jan 9, 2011
    Same design after a 3rd generation with the only difference being OLED sounds like the exact opposite of huge.
  6. djcerla macrumors 65816


    Apr 23, 2015
    Nobody refers to pre-split Apple as the first split. It's clearly referred to the last 7:1 split.

    And thanks for the good laugh about stocks always accurately valued by the market (see: dot com bubble)
  7. Tycho24 Suspended


    Aug 29, 2014
    32gb RAM! That would be QUITE the upgrade over the 2gb in the iPhone 7 & the 4gb in flagship Android phones... shoot, that's double what you can get in a MacBook Pro!

    Jk! Obviously a typo/brain fart on your part, but in all seriousness:
    I expect the new iPhone to be available with 64gb storage @ $849, or 256gb @ $999.
  8. macs4nw macrumors 601


    It's hard to deny though that this change of business model DakotaGuy was referring to, is a somewhat radical departure from the earlier years, i.e.

    Steve: make the best possible products regardless of obstacles and set the trends, after which the money will follow, or
    Tim: maximize profits by following trends and giving people what they want, while paying lip service to lower performing product lines and let them languish by allocating more R&D $$ to the top sellers.

    While that admittedly may a bit of an over-simplification, it just seems to be more about profits than bleeding-edge innovation lately. A lull in the development cycle perhaps?

    I question however whether Apple can still come up with the kind of market-disruptive product categories that have propelled them to the top, and which are so crucial to stay there. I secretly wish to be blown away once more!
  9. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Much closer to ¾ trillion. 732 billion as of current price.
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    Except if you're running a business, which Apple is. The only thing that matters is profits. It's why businesses exist.
  10. Armandodj macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2015
    Land O Lakes, FL
    The stocks goes high, and the iPhone 8 will be more expensive too!
  11. StyxMaker macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2010
    Inside my head.
    The four Apple Watches I've purchased over the last two years don't add up to your $12000 price.
  12. darcyf macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    If that's what's driving the stock price up then expect it to drop dramatically after the release when everyone realizes it's still just an iPhone.

    That's not some pro-Android sort of snide remark. I love my 5s. But if ten years later the best Apple can come up with is ANOTHER iPhone -- oh look it does three new things! -- then, well, that's not a whole lot to bet a company on.
  13. HJM.NL macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2016
    It beats me why Apple isn't buying all its shares back and go private. This way they won't feel pressure from shareholders who don't care about customer experiences except profits... oh wait or is that Cook...
  14. Shaun, UK macrumors 68040

    Mar 23, 2006
    The Mac does make money. Mac users also buy iPhones. Kill the Mac and iPhones sales will fall.
  15. MH01 macrumors G4


    Feb 11, 2008
    iPhone 4 had the best hardware / software at the time . I suggest you do some research on the iPhone 4 and it competitors at the time.

    You are the one that's brought up amazing functions interdicted , so what is this about? The legacy that is iPhone 1.....some of us don't live in the past
  16. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    Am I the only one who fully expects iPhone 7S to be next, followed by iPhone 8 in 2018?

    They've just released iPhone 7 last year. It was iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 6, 6S before that. It's it most likely that 7S is next after 7?
  17. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Laugh all you like, but it is true nonetheless. You are in possession of no information about the future that the rest of the market does not have, so your statement about a stock being undervalued is nothing more educated than a guess. Your argument that because stocks go up and down they aren't being valued accurately by the market is contrary to the entire purpose and function of the market and ignores the reasons why they go up and down. I'm not laughing because I am always sorry to hear how many people don't get the basic principle of the thing.

    And yes, market neophytes do like to refer to Apple's last split as the only one that matters. Anybody who's been at it for awhile won't talk about the split that way because it's fundamentally meaningless.
  18. TallManNY macrumors 601


    Nov 5, 2007
    Many journalists get review items, but they have to give them back. Also many take advantage of Apple's generous return policy. You can easily do an unboxing and review within a 14-day window. But they have to buy their own daily driver. You can trust me that a $1,000 iPhone is a significant fraction of the typical journalist's yearly after-tax income.
  19. I7guy macrumors G5

    Nov 30, 2013
    What Exit?/Saguaro Country
    This still doesn't address the point of overall accomplishments over time.
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    Or maybe you are lucky and it is a problem, time will tell.
  20. apolloa macrumors G3


    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    We'll see, I doubt if they charge over a grand for it plus, that it will sell as well as the iPhone Plus did. It doesn't have the new Chinese market to fall on these days to boost its sales figures. And I can't imagine many in India spending that much on a mobile phone.. the pricing of it will make it or break it.

    And? What's your point?
  21. Larry-K macrumors 68000

    Jun 28, 2011
    Oh, you must mean "Apple Computer", yeah, they're dead.

    Now it's "Apple, take a hike legacy users, we only care about iPhones, fat margins and share prices".
  22. Bacillus, Mar 7, 2017
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    Bacillus macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2009
    ...where they put cpu's in any iPhone and are retro enough to find out you can also use those in a computer that could be called a Mac - now that the guy that fased that out forgot to kill that name in his inifinite halfbaken turdom.
    Spend the money thrown into the AppleCar that is already dead, and you have a second IBM.
  23. Constable Odo macrumors 6502

    Constable Odo

    Mar 28, 2008
    I truly hate when the analysts and the news media start getting ahead of themselves when it comes to Apple. Let's have some moderation. Apple news always seems to swing to extremes.
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    They're surely able but definitely unwilling. Even the last MacMini Apple made was crippled and totally closed with no quad-core i7 model. Apple could certainly follow HPs Elite Slice desktop as an example of how to build a mini-desktop. I honestly don't understand Apple's motives for making their computers non-upgradeable in terms of memory and hard-drives except to grab a high initial price from customers.
  24. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    While Apple's cash on hand is currently about $240 billion, they can't afford to buy all the outstanding shares, at $730 billion. I'm certainly no expert, but they might only need to obtain 51% of the company to gain full control, but I'm not sure that's something Apple is looking to do. They are currently making an incredible amount of money, so perhaps they don't want to shake things up too much.
  25. MH01 macrumors G4


    Feb 11, 2008
    So quoting you, you would rather have the famous apple functionality in 2017 rather than immature oled tech....though now you are twisting it that it's nothing to do with OLED goes back to 2007......

    Which is is mate, cause you are moving the goal posts all over place. Or what amazing 2007 functionality is sooooo superior to OLED?

    Do tell :)

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