The Q3 results will beat expectations. Indications are that iPhone 6/6 Plus sales have remained unusually strong for this time of year rather than the usual slowdown from Q1 and Q2.
Correct. We are already at more than $875 on a pre-split basis and have been as high as $938. So $1,111 is not so far off.
White's call of $1,111 (pre-split) will be proven correct if we hit $159 post-split.
And his $1,111 pre-split target will probably end up being correct. That would be $159 post-split.
He said it was going to $1,111 (pre-split) and on a pre-split basis it is now $875 and has been as high as $938. Anyone who bought when he said $1,111 and showed some patience would now be doing very well.
Carl Ichan is saying AAPL is worth MUCH more than a pre-split $1,111. He is talking about more than $1,600 pre-split.
That's good. It means the Apple Watch is a hot topic.
It's time to worry if people STOP talking about it.
When's the last time you saw CNBC do a story about the Galaxy Gear or Moto X?
That doesn't make any sense at all.
Apple's "market cap" does not affect its operations at all because, fortunately, Apple is not leveraged against its stock price like, for example, Bear Sterns was. Apple's market cap is really meaningless to Apple, at least, in the short run.
Billions "wiped out"? Really?
Nothing is wiped out any more than it is really created when the market is up. Prices go up, prices go down, nothing is made or wiped out unless or until you sell.
Tomorrow, or more likely, next week the markets will recover because of the reason you indicated. Greece is really no reason for the global markets to drop, but that is only true in the long run. In the short run, people panic and sell for any reason at all, whether it makes sense or not. And it's not as if nobody saw this coming.
If you sold today at the lows and lost money, then I suppose your money was "wiped out," but whoever bought what you sold at a loss will probably make money.
Why do you include "for myself"?
Who else are you going to do it for?
Do you expect us to believe you are a hedge fund manager or something?
What do you mean "show some visibility"?
What do you want them to do?
And what do the Micron earnings have to do with Apple?
How is Google going to eliminate smart-phones?
Are you talking about Glass? That is a smart-phone accessory, just like Apple Watch. Most of its functionality requires a phone. Hardly a replacement. Not to mention the fact that it does not exist as a consumer product.
Whatever name we use, maybe it will be called something else eventually, what we refer to as a "smart-phone" is really a kind of universal, personal, communications and computing device. People are always going to want to have one.
If anything, people will become more and more dependent on them as the devices increase in capability. Even now, most people wouldn't want to be without one for even a day.
Why do you think people complain so much about battery life. They freak-out if they run out of power before then end of the day. They can't be without their smart-phones for even a few minutes and YOU think they are going to give them up in the future?
There are whole generations growing-up who ave never known a world without smart-phones and have even had them from as young as the age of ten or less. These people will NEVER stop using these devices.
People stopped using sewing machines because people stopped SEWING.
But these "smart-phone" devices do just about EVERYTHING and are able to do more and more each year. So unless you think people will stop doing EVERYTHING, the comparison with sewing machines is not apt.
People stopped using sewing machines.
Are you suggesting that people are going to stop using smart-phones?
This is the pre-season game for the Apple Watch. That's for marketing, advertising, in-store, availability, ship-times, everything. They are just getting things ramped-up and prepped for the REAL game.
The real game begins in October/November for the Holiday Season.
"it was said"?
By whom? Don't listen to all the moronic speculation.
Just think about how taking a blood pressure measurement is accomplished. You have to substantially compress someone's arm in order to cause the blood flow to be restricted and then measure the pulse as you release the pressure.
A watch can, and does, measure the pulse, but no "watch" can do the job of a blood-pressure cuff. Don't just say, "Apple only knows." Ask yourself how it could be done.
How would it work. Would the wristband inflate and compress the wearers wrist? How would that look/work. Think how huge would the wristband have to be. Think about how much electric power would be needed to do such a thing. There is no way it could be done.
Do your own analysis. Don't rely on what you hear others say. Ask yourself what makes sense.
But if the prices go down, then those puts might get exercised and the put writers could lose money on the deal. Still makes no sense.
If they can get more money for the puts they sell, it is because there is a greater likelihood that the share price will fall below the strike price which would be bad for the put writers.
Only a fool would engage in the strategy you are suggesting. If anything, call sellers would hire bashers AFTER they had sold calls.
Anyway, this is all nonsense because nothing that people write on these message boards has any effect on the stock price. You're out of your mind if you think that "bashing" Apple on Yahoo Message boards can make the share price go down.
Do you ever watch CNBC?
They are big conservatives. Ever watch Lawrence Kudlow?
Hell, Rick Santelli alone started the Tea Party movement when he said in response to the mortgage bailout program that maybe the traders in Chicago should dump tea into the Chicago river in protest.
Everyone, but Steve Liesman, complains about any government interventions. They all hated the TARP program back in 2008.
Anyway, what does Gillis have to do with being liberal? You think liberals are anti-Apple?
How do you propose a watch could monitor blood pressure?
Do you know how blood pressure is measured? Haven't you ever had your blood pressure taken either by a person or a machine or both?