Are Investors Unfairly Sour on Apple?

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Nice. A bit of reality therapy, for people who are not obsessed by the moment.
  3. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003

    47% growth in the iPod business on the same quarter last year is a phenomenal success and should be celebrated as a big achievement.

    Apple even managed to integrate their digital video strategy into the entire line (apart from the shuffles) which foreshadowed the Movie Rentals announcement.

    Based on the above, this is a bit silly. Apple doesn't have a desire for all iPods to handle video, the have already achieved it. Also in the “Wi-Fi mobile platform” quote, they mention, Tim made no specific mention of video.

    Not only that, they introduced the touch which was tremendously well received.
  4. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003

    The author was writing about Apple's desire to establish the iPod as a Wi-Fi mobile platform. That is, to have the general public accept that the iPod is for more than just music and video.
  5. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    well if you think about it the economney is going into a down turn world wide. A largest part of apple sales are in the luxury item deparment and in items that are general the first to be cut when peoples budgets start getting tight. They are worried that with the down turn apple sells will take a huge hit.

    Add that to the fact that apple stocks have not just been doing better but a hell of a lot better than others in the techology market. This leads me to believe that the stocks have been over valued so it will take even a bigger dive in the adjustment to the market place.
    It should level out soon and that would be a good time to buy apple stock.
  6. themadchemist macrumors 68030


    Jan 31, 2003
    Chi Town
    This is irrational exuberance in the wrong direction. Apple's fundamentals are more than sound and this quarter's earnings were great. The guidance just freaked out an extra jumpy market, but I'm hoping things will resolve themselves as people start to get a grip.
  7. DMann macrumors 601


    Jan 13, 2002
    The halo effect is just beginning to take off, and exponential growth is imminent. At $122/share, it is a steal..........
  8. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030


    Sep 18, 2003
    London, UK
    Good article, although I find it interesting one of the comments made regarding Steve Jobs' arrogance/greed with the China mobile deal (i.e. in the 'comments' section at the end). This may indeed have had an impact. With such a massive market, Apple maybe should have sacrificed a little profit - after all, the potential market size is so big, it could dwarf the rest of the world, even if the profit per unit was less...

    Still, Apple is hardly struggling and its innovation keeps on coming through and through. It is true that Mac customers tend to become 'sticky', whereas iPod and iPhone serve to introduce people to the potential of getting a Mac.
  9. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    I was going to buy an 24 inch iMac about a week ago, but decided to stick with my MacBook and bought 12 shares at $131.50. If the share price drops below $100, I plan on picking up another 15-20 shares.

    I don't expect a pay-off like those that invested back in 2000, but I won't argue with a 60% increase in 3-5 years.
  10. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
  11. macFanDave macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2003
    Are Investors Unfairly Sour on Apple?


  12. MacTheSpoon macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2006
    Why do all of these financial writers forget about AAPL's seasonality? The stock usually plunges after Christmas, last year was an exception because of the iPhone release.

    A large part of the stock's decline right now is because of this, even though yes it's also partly due to recession freakouts.

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