I'd prefer they get more money for their products.
In the month, I have bought an iPhone 6 and two Mac Mini's. Paid full price and didn't mind because, 1.) I've made so much money on just my AAPL dividends alone, I feel as if Apple paid for my purchases; and 2.) I knew my purchases were contributing,if only a tiny bit, to their upcoming quarterly results and, therefore, to the future appreciation of the share price.
And, of course, 3.) I got some great devices for my money.
Ford and IBM gave discounts, probably, because they are desperate to sell more product even if at a discount. If that ever happens to Apple, it'll be past due time to sell your shares.
You are an idiot.
I just wanted to point that out since you may not realize it already because, as I said, you're an idiot.
And its not the "Freedom Tower." It's, "One World Trade Center."
You mean the SEC should investigate how the AAPL share price is up since he came out?
What are you complaining about?
Interesting. But regardless, MCX will fail. It is insane and no customers will want to use it.
In order to use the MCX CurrentC system as a customer:
1. You must provide them with your social security number and bank account number.
2. Purchases withdraw money directly from your bank account.
3. The service may, on an opt-out basis, also collect information for use with marketing programs.
4. To actually pay for something, you must open the your app and hold it up to a bar-code scanner. Apple Pay works with the phone in "sleep mode" and locked. You just put your finger/thumb on the TouchID button (don't press it, just touch it) and hold the phone near the scanner. I've tried it. The screen shows your credit card image (not the actual one, of course) for a few seconds to confirm the transaction, but it never comes out of sleep/lock mode.
So why would people want to provide sensitive information, provide direct access to their bank accounts, have data gathered about their purchases to be used for targeted marketing, and do so with a less convenient payment process that takes much longer?
This will fair because customers will not use it.
So are you predicting AAPL will go no higher than about $110 by, say, the end of the year?
What if I bought my shares in 2006?
Will I be getting "schooled" on Thursday when I collect my dividend?
They will definitely raise it again. They expressly stated as much in April. A rather extraordinary thing for a company to do, but they did it.
They said in their April earning s press release that they will be increasing the dividend annually.
No assurance they will do so indefinitely, of course, but certainly for years to come.
"Being wrong is part of the process."
I guess you should know.
Still sticking with that "his stock will crash hard" call?
Hey, genius. It's not delayed if they have not announced a date. They said "Early 2015" and Ahrendts said, the "Spring."
Guess what that means?
It will be available in March.
March is both the "Spring" and, because it is still the first quarter of the year, it is also "Early 2015."
Not too difficult to figure out if you stop and THINK.
Why are you looking at iPhone 5S/5C numbers?
Apple sold over 10 million iPhone 6/6 Plus the first weekend they were on sale in the U.S. and other markets. So they will almost certainly sell more than 5.5 million in China next weekend given the huge demand indicated by 20 million pre-orders in one weekend.
Looks like it's open to me.
"REC. CLOSE" refers to the SIFMA Bond Market.
The other two "ClOSED" refers to the NYSE and NASDAQ.
It was Apple and the iPhone that prompted many to stop wearing watches to begin with.
If anybody can make them start wearing watches, it is Apple again.
People are not that familiar with Apple Watch's features. There's stuff on there that teens will want mainly related to social media and communications. Basically, it will make it easy to exchange messages with friends without people (e.g. teachers in a classroom, parents, etc.) seeing it. Silly maybe, but that kind of stuff will appeal to teens.
Are you in China?
Why would you expect to see PR about the phone being available in China if you are not there?
"Hey everyone in North America and Europe, we know you can already buy them where you live, but the iPhone will soon be available for purchase in China. Just thought you might want to know in case you planned on taking a trip to China soon."
What you are talking about is PR for the stock market and Apple does not generally do that.
"Need genuine numbers, NOT just before the markets close to-day, but NOW."
Apple does not care about you and your day-trading activities. You'll get the numbers when they're good and ready. If you don't like ti, sell AAPL and maybe buy some GTAT or BBRY. Good luck with that.
They have Carl Ichan telling them how wonderful they are and how the stock should be $203. In his letter, Ichan even pledged that he would not sell any of his AAPL position if they make a proxy tender offer as he suggests. So he is in it for the long run, not just until the market closes this afternoon.
Do you think they care if you want "genuine numbers, NOT just before the markets close to-day, but NOW"?
Do you think I care?
I'll give you three guesses.
They will increase the dividend in April, just as they have for the prior two years. Considering that the increase two years ago was about 14% and the increase this year was just shy of 8%, don't expect anything like a doubling. Where did you get that amount?
Nothing related to Icahn's letter is going to happen in October. The earnings report is ten days away, that's not nearly enough time to start on anything like an additional increase to the buyback. Most likely, anything like that will also be announced in April.
The only reason HP and others split-up their companies is to be able to start selling it off piece by piece just like Motorola.
Consolidation and acquisition is what strong companies do, splitting-up is a sign of trouble.
HP will likely try to sell its consumer PC and printer business and continue operating only "HP Enterprise."
Anyway, what would be the benefit of Apple splitting itself up and what would they split-off?
If anything, what they are trying to achieve is more and more integration of their various product lines.
Maybe he will suggest that they decrease the buyback and shift the money elsewhere. He noted in his first tweet that AAPL is up over 50% since he started buying. Sounds to me like it may not be such a good idea to increase the buyback.
I'd rather see them increase the dividend more.
Well, Tim and I have a "special" relationship. That's all I can say.
I guess its the same with you. Should I be jealous?