When cars were first offered as a lease option I thought "who in their right mind would do that" When H&R Block
offerred folks an opportunity to get a rapid refund of their own money they let the gov't hold all year an obscene interest loan I thought "what putz sou;d do that". Now we are seeing that people are buying the best iPhones when offered to pay full price but spread out over the life of their contract but interest free. This is actually a much better deal then any of the above and it is being snapped up. What I once thought was going to be a difficult hurdle in overcoming the death of subsidies is now seen as a plus for aapl. The only downside is folks are going to likely wait out the two years between getting new phones but if the moat is widened that won't matter.
Deal is in the works for a tax holiday.
AAPL needs to take a page from them to get their cool back. If aapl plays this Beats deal correctly it is going to be an enormous windfall toward selling all their products to a demographic critical to long term success. If I were them I'd be wooing Lebron to the fold as I type.
He played his little bully game with me and I spanked him like a bad little child. Apple at 360 when it likely will double that. Stay in the baby pool fool.
With spotlight and moving to Bing aapl is hitting google where they live search.
This was supposed to be a throwaway qtr and it looks like aapl is selling another qtr record getting more and more in the ecosystem. Appl's universe of dedicated subscribers continues to grow worldwide and the mother of all upgrades is yet to come.
Actually you can search far and wide and never find a more even keel fellow. I am extremely comfortable in my handsome Italian Stallion skin,LOL.
The split helps that process along because psychologically people swallow a 100 price much easier then a $700. one. Many investments are tied to human behavior. Meanwhile aapl is in line for major innovations.
He is a small time piker acting all puffed up on a penny board bullying those who are staying the course. He's a sad pathetic loser of epic proportions.
Apple is going to disrupt the wearable market and enhance everyone's health and fitness again making all out lives better.
With all the junk android phones sold in the low to mid range Google is finding it makes very little money from them because they just don't spend the time and money needed for monetization.
Apple just went to Bing and Duckduckgo as their preferred search engine thus cutting a major source of revenue to Google. While Google wasted money on Motorola, Google glasses the self driving car Apple has put together a dream team for entrance into wearables and come this fall the next big thing will be just in time for Christmas.
With a mac tossed in,cool.
I love it. I laughed so hard. Please keep them coming. I'll give you one a day to respond to.
Split to around 95 and a steady grind not the 100's. Based on the products coming and the new software initiatives the short sleep is officially over. AAPL is taking on all comers including msft in Enterprise, google in search Facebook in social and samsung in hardware,
Don't ever mess with the big boys. Be a bully in the baby pool.
It's the last bastion of aapl bashing and it is going to shift once the larger phones hit the market. It's as if Toyota went from the leading manufacturer of cars to second because they suddenly decided to #$%$ every other manufacturer as one against Toyota. That's what they do when they lump all Android phones including the majority that are not so smart and say Aapl is sling the market share race. A race, in fact, aapl doesn't even choose to run in.
This provides aapl with an enormous advantage when deploying new features and their new OSes are awesome. Apple is going to destroy Android in 2014/15.