ONE PR in 3 weeks for 472 billion dollar company!
Even Pandora, 5 billion dollar company and NFLX 20 billion dollar company had many times more PR in the same time than this mysterious company.
Jeez. Like this is a total surprise.
No PR from AAPL over the entire weekend. How can a 500 billion company go without PR for so many days?
I would have to agree with you on bigger phone. That is one and ONLY one reason I am still an Android phone user. I think Apple has relinquished probably 50 million smartphone market to Samsung because of lack of big screen phone.
Having said that, I think they did brilliant job with IOS7 (which I was apprehensive about initially) 5S and new ipad line ups.
Apple investors are showing their disappointment for AAPL management. There are ZERO net new investors in Apple. Not for not bringing great products and great execution, but for
1. letting AAPL stock become vehicle for market manipulators by spreading false rumors make massive money at the expenses of shareholders.
2. letting useless and misleading market surveys by IDC, Gartner influence the minds of new Apple investors
They have let the Apple investors down in the last year or so. When the world stock market has exploded, Apple stock languishes in flatline in spite of greatly improving prospects.
Great fundamentals and great outlook DOES NOT always mean GREAT stock price.
What if world stock market takes tumble Mr. Cook & Co.? AAPL will fall further behind, causing more agony to its shareholders.
Why are you not in control? You have stop this media/rumor mill machine and show market you are in control. Start issuing more PRs, keep market well informed about good or bad data points so that they can make informed decisions.
The current Marketing and Sales is pathetic at Blackberry to say the least. A major issue why Z10 ended up in a disaster.
Z30 one of best smartphones in the market now. Check the reviews on Amazon, Verizon.
Where is advertising for the new phone? They should be running full page ads in major news papers (like WSJ, NYT).
Mr. Chen take a note. Z30 might end up in disaster like Z10 in inspite of being one of the best smart phone.
Ever wonder about that?
He is the 'other' major shareholder besides Watsa who has lost his a##.
I highly doubt he agrees with everything that has been going on. I also doubt that he is just taking it on the chin and has no choice.
Another mysterious aspect of this conundrum.
He came from IFM investments barely 30 million dollar market cap Company to managing a company whose assets are approaching 2 billion dollars and market cap close to 600 million.
He has MBA from Central Washington University. I am sorry but CWU is not an institution that you hear often (I had never heard of honestly) in high position finance engagements.
Ever since his appointment I thought Kevin Wei was underqualified for XIN CFO position IMO.
If they had that much brains they would have done a huge buyback long time ago.
They could actually borrow at 12% to do buyback and still make more money than their core business.
I did not like all Chinese management when Gurnee resigned.
Although I was little relieved thinking that we will not have longtop baggage anymore
They could have worded differently (like he is resigning for personal reason #$%$ is personal reason related to duties and responsibilities ?????)
They could have announced increased dividend and/or buyback to show their confidence
They could have asked CFO to make a statement.
They could have stated that they are aggressively looking for new CFO
Why XIN does not do massive buyback is beyond my comprehension.
It is bigger NO-BRAINER than famously quoted Apple buyback by Carl Icahn.,
XIN will get 2X to 3X return on their buyback investment than they will ever make in their core business. They would have significantly increased their EPS.
XIN does not need 800 million dollars for land purchases. They have nice cash flow coming in every quarter. The could keep 500 million and still have fortress balance sheet.
I am done with cheapo Samsung.
No more samsung for me. I have 2 galaxy notes and 2 galaxy phones.
Android Apps suck,
Samsung battery life sucks.
I will be completely switching to Apple eco-system in the next 2 months eventually replacing all my samsungs.
if there were supply issues? Just because Apple did not announce this with great fanfare means that there are supply constraints.
Wouldn't it made more sense for Apple to wait until supply constraints were somewhat resolved?
They could have easily waited for few more days, Nobody expected them to launch mini today.
So supply constraints is just another lie spread by short hedge funds trapped with big short positions and big guns sharks that want to accumulate at lower price.
WS crooks playing their games.