Aapls taken a beating the last few months and the general pro consensus is that aapls growth is over. Nick's saying that "IF" they are right and appl comes in with a flat Q1 he'll admit that he's been wrong and move on by diversifying.
"IF" he is wrong. He's not admitting defeat or throwing in the towel, he's humbly saying that we'll know the FACTS in a few weeks and "IF" he's wrong he'll move on.
In spite of the pro sentiment and market treatment, he would be a fool to make claim victory as this point and he wiill wait patiently for judgement day.
If you think he's tossed in the towel and expects 430 vs 630+ on the day of truth, that fully explains all of your delusional behavior.
"If Apple proves to be slowing down to no earnings growth in 2013, I will admit it and quit spending 100% of my time focusing on it. I will get 4 or 5 other stocks and do what I did before I focused 100% on Apple. I will trade 5-10 stocks actively both with swing trades and day trades. Apple will no longer get 100% of my attention. I will no longer write a blog dedicated exclusively to Apple."