Did Apple Mislead Investors?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Blorzoga, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    If Apple management knew that Steve Jobs' cancer had returned and did not disclose that Apple's founder was terminally ill, do shareholders have a valid complaint? When he appeared on stage for ipad2 looking thin and frail, the official statement from Apple was that his condition was the result of his "recovering from a bout with a common bug, that's all there is to it". Had an investor purchased Apple stock with the belief that SJ was not terminally ill, that he was merely suffering from a common cold, only to have him pass away shortly thereafter, and then have his investment plummet in value, the investor might be able to claim securities fraud.
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Pancreatic cancer is terminal. Very few people survive it (rate is 5%). They thought he'd be dead 2 years ago.
     
  3. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, AAPL mislead investors directly to the bank. Poor guys.
     
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  5. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel for a thread topic. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Blorzoga thread starter macrumors 68030

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    As if "iPhone 4s shipment update" thread is more interesting.
     
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  8. Blorzoga thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What a ridiculous and pointless post
     
  9. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    +1
     
  10. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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    Since when did everyone get a sense such a sense of entitlement that a person's medical condition is no longer private?
     
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    you mad, bro?
     
  12. Blorzoga thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Apple is a public company. Investors have a right to know certain things, including conditions that are known by management that might affect the health of the company.

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    Nope
     
  13. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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    wrong. They have no right to know anything about his medical condition. If they were that worried about it then investors should have compelled the board to replace him. The fact is that investors were to busy riding the gravy train that they really didn't give a crap about his health as long as they were raking it in. Now that the ride might be over everyone wants to piss and moan about it. They have no right to delve into his personal medical condition.
     
  14. Blorzoga thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So, if Warren Buffet had a stroke and was incapacitated, then shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway shouldn't be informed?
     
  15. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    You have NO idea what investors were or weren't told. Knew or didn't know. Believed or didn't believe.
     
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    For what he must be paying her (since she is taxed at such a high rate) his secretary could just step in.
     
  18. Blorzoga thread starter macrumors 68030

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  19. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Are you trying to make a quick buck (is that what it is called?) or something?
     
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  21. Blorzoga thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm devastated

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    Wow, aren't we mature.
     
  22. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    Actually, yes, *I* am.

    Cheers on your thread dude.
     
  23. Blorzoga thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Wow, thanks. And thanks for your thoughtful contribution, dude!
     
  24. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    When Apple has given the haters hardly anything to work with, what can you expect?
     
  25. Blorzoga thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Not an Apple-hater at all, just posting something I thought was interesting.
     

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