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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Message Board

  • toonawish toonawish Feb 28, 2013 10:45 PM Flag

    Apple in the Home & on the Road

    Samsung is making huge strides towards dominating the mobile arena but they don't have Apple's ecosphere (iTunes...) Samsung does however have a strong presence in the home with television & kitchen appliances which presents them with the opportunity to develop connectivity in an area which I believe Apple should pursue aggressively (in fact Apple is selling Nest smart thermostats in the Apple store which indicates they are aware of the importance of networking with home appliances.)

    Instead of all the brouhaha about increased dividends (Einhorn is a punk) I'd like to see them buy LG ($13.6B market cap) (as an aside LG makes glass which competes with GLW's product) or better yet GE's appliance production division (value unsure - GE unsuccessfully tried to sell this division back in 2008 & wound up using Toyota's Total Production System to revamp their Louisville ops instead.)

    Last year Apple announced partnerships with:

    BMW, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Chrysler & Honda

    to introduce iOS & Siri & I can't find a whole lot of info on how this is progressing.
    (Maybe I should visit a few car lots...)

    Anyways; I paired up (long) with AAPL & GLW since Corning provides glass for iOS & Android products (in addition to being the proven leader in high tech glass display & laboratory products.)

    Intel would probably be another pair trade but I just can't seem to make myself do it.

    Anyone got any semi solid rumors/factoids about AAPL?

    Oh; I switched from a Microsoft brick to a MacBook Pro a little over a year ago & now iHappy.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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