While Samsung phones have sold all they can to middle school girls on aol and all the women who want to hold a pizza box sized phone to their face walking around Walmart and their trailerpark and now has warned that revs will miss by 10%, and now Blackberry's failed turnaround is in everyone's knowledge base (not just those of us short that POS), little old aapl has NOT warned -- again.
Gee, that means they are likely taking up a bunch of the slack.
Longs can have fun thinking that through, and shorts' are about to be crushed out once we are past the bs window dress hedging and selling for the June 30 q end.
We are very close to completing the $385 retest/final shakeout... kick the dog (gently) if you must, but don;t give away your shares to the chumps who will be scrambling next week.
Good Points! Apple only sold 37 Million IPhone's the last quarter. With the sales of the IPhone now fast approaching 300 Million sold. How will the affect the sales of the phone going forward? What happens to the 200 Million I-Phone's they're current making for China? What happens to all the #$%$'s and gangsta's if they can't get the new pizza box gangsta phones for their Ho's? These are very important issues. Damn, I got's to go pick-up my Ho's..............BRB................LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Not only Apple will miss earnings estimates on July 22nd, it will miss them by more than 20%... And, even if they announce new products (like iPhone 5s) for the Fall - everyone will be waiting in Q3 instead of buying "outdated" iPhone 5. It is quite a scary outlook
Best case scenario, Microsoft decides to stop further Windows "upgrades" rolling back and freezing Windows at the 7.x version. Takes 8.x and renames it Surface 1.0 (which is what the thing is designed for) so they can throw away ALL the legacy #$%$ in it and start over with an entirely fresh OS. That is, best case for MicroSoft.
If they don't do that then they're going to hinder sales of their Surface hardware AND Software. Apple realized a complete OS rebranding was needed when OS X was developed, and has reacted accordingly. Microsoft should have maintained Win7 is "the" legacy Windows environment and simply moved on, even if they kept most of the programming API's similar to make porting code to the new OS easier. For some reason though Balmer doesn't seem to have a brain in his head when it comes to leveraging his IP. Legacy business Windows users could have been offloaded to long term software maintenance contracts while Surface became the new consumer OS, and then they could have tailored the required Surface hardware to the way Surface itself is designed to work.
RIMM needs to do something similar with its platform, perhaps secure channel communications for business and government. That would let them recover and dwell in a niche environment they could dominate through inertia if nothing else. Still, it's not really a Consumer product when you do that, taking them out of the equation either way, either bankrupt due to trying to compete in a market where they are SO far behind, or catering strictly to business and out of Apple's way.
As for Android, well . . . I don't see a version of Office Mobile for Android coming anytime soon. Or anything else dealing with data someone would want to keep secure. Android is for hacking, not for serious phone use, or serious anything use unless you want access to cheap motherboards for Microcontrollers by taking apart discarded phones and turning them into something else.
Apple's doing fine. Blackberry and Samsung both already introduced their new models, blew their wads. Samsung and Blackberry's new top of line phones not selling well. People are WAITING FOR NEW APPLE PHONE OUT THIS FALL.