Thanks KB. This is from the article linked to in the previous post:
"Apple Schedules Extended Retail Meetings May 22nd Sparking Speculation About Event"
"- There's an overnight shift planned for around 10-15 individuals at each Apple Store to work from late Saturday all the way through mid-Sunday. - During the overnight shift, it's going to be required that employees lock cell phones in the main office. They will also have to sign an NDA with Apple. - There are a wide variety of roles, we're told, for the overnight shift. This includes all visuals staff, a manager, a business team member, a few Genius team members, one back-of-house employee, and a few generic Apple specialists. - Apple stores have apparently already received hardware to install, and are expecting more hardware to come on Friday or Saturday. All materials that Apple stores have received have been instructed to be under lock and key until after close on Saturday night. - Apple employees will be putting up black curtains at all stores so that people walking outside cannot see inside. - Employees have had to download gigabytes of data from Apple corporate labeled, "training" in a password-protected zipped folder that won't accessible to managers or anyone else until Saturday afternoon. - Lastly, all Apple retail stores have mandatory meetings on Sunday, May 22nd. Most meeting are scheduled for the morning, but there are evening meetings as well."
It is amazing how the investment community has consistently underestimated Apple over the past several years. Apple has incredible vision and I would not at all be surprised to yet again be amazed by Apple's next big thing. I was late to the Apple bandwagon. But now almost everything I do revolves around my iPhone (well at least the music, paying bills, TV, Netflix, email, etc. you get the picture) There is a reason EVERYONE is trying to emulate their products. You don't see Apple trying to copy the droid or whatever crap motorola or blackberry puts out. Apple is king and as an owner of Cirrus stock I'm glad to ride the Apple wave. I think Apple continues to sell more units, be it iPhones or iPads, and hopefully we are able to increase the content, ASP, per unit. These increases simply are not reflected in the analyst's rev/earnings estimates. IMO.
EVERYTHING Apple is wonderful, BUT I also own MMI, I like their stuff too! NOTHING wrong with the ZOOM, and their phones are very cool too, not junk at all, I talk to VZ all the time and get their opinion, cuz they sell it all! I figure that this tablet/smartphone thing is just getting started and many players will take a piece of the pie, MMI is coming out with their 4G Bionic soon, if they just sell phones they will be just fine on that alone. I will probably get rebutted here, but too bad, to say I only have eyes for Apple, IMHO is foolish.
AND RIMM is totally overdone in their sell off NOTHING does email faster than Blackberry, total business/enterprise phones, mkt got them wrong too! but I am not in it YET!~!