2012-02-28, 12:11 PM
So far so good. But it is what comes after the iPad and iPhone that will have to be seen. Is it iCloud and iTV. Don't know. It depends on what cooperation they can get. I don't see Sony cooperating anytime soon but then their planning horizon is mush longer than most of us can see.
(I mean they opened stores when others were closing them. They charged for songs when others were offering them free. They were able to defy "common sense" and make a profit. They offered a phone without a keyboard when everyone else considered a keyboard essential.)
BTW 4 of my wife's girlfriends are happily using iPads here in PV. Before the iPad, they all used PCs...
2012-02-28, 12:33 PM
Last edited by ddkay; 2012-02-28 at 12:38 PM.
2012-02-28, 04:58 PM
Wish I could buy more, but I'm pretty maxed out on AAPL.
Sitting at $535 today!
2012-02-28, 09:02 PM
You may or may not be correct, but it has very little impact on whether AAPL is a great investment right now and for next good while.
Originally Posted by Jungle
Apple is a massive company with many brilliant minds capable of turning out great products. Jobs is not replaceable but Apple is likely to continue to be strong going forward. Who knows how many years of product Apple has planned for with Jobs' vision. No other company has a Jobs either, and Apple is on a far better footing than any of its competitors.
2012-02-29, 09:50 AM
Do you remember the Newton?
Originally Posted by ddkay
2012-03-01, 02:24 PM
I feel like i'm @ a crossroad and each week that passes i feel like i should make a decision but i'm stuck!My apple holding is creeping to be about 14% of my portfolio(non reg)and i want to balance things out a bit better but also want to let a winner run.I'm up about 4500 hun in 6 mth(25 shares)....have'nt took anything off the table....I get more uncomfortable with my winning stocks than with my losers and i feel comfortable with my flat positions(wierd how the mind works)Got the samething going on with my phillip morris holding(ironically)by luck they both are over 10% and my biggest holdings by book value first/profits.
This stock could easily go to 486 in a heartbeat....i keep thinking of taking some off the table.Greed/fear-this is where it starts feeling tough.Wondering if im too closely flirting with greed.
2012-03-01, 02:50 PM
Which stock could go to 486- you mean you think AAPL will dive, or PM will jump from 84 to 486? if so, I want in!! (just kidding, I know what you meant) But for now, I'm firm in my belief that Apple is good to grow for quite some time. I'll quote my post of a while ago:
Originally Posted by donald
"I would personally not sell Apple at this point- there is too much upside on the horizon. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone advising to sell this stock right now- unless you believe there is a slight correction ahead before a new run, and you want to sell now and repurchase.
-Apple is sitting on almost 100 billion dollars.
-Tim Cook is hinting at plans for some of that green- possibly dividends or a stock split, which could increase the value of shares.
-They are the most valuable company in the world right now. Whatever the future brings, that is a HUGE factor.
-Their products are incredibly well-made, ergonomically excellent, fun, functional, easy to use, and desired by billions of people who want Apple and nothing else.
-They are just about to release Mountain Lion, with greater functionality and integration with their mobile platforms as well as a wealth of significant upgrading for the Chinese market.
-They recently made a foray into electronic textbooks.
-Apple TV is in the offing.
-They have a moat around their products in that they are self-integrated with iCloud, iTunes, etc and their products all work seamlessly together- a big deal.
-Every analyst's stock price estimate keeps rising- some are talking about the possibility of $1,000 in a few years.
-Apple is incredibly well-run, has massive brand identity and desirability, a creative team that is second to none, and more and more people around the world are buying in to their product line (and by extension, iTunes etc)- which means repeat customers for a long, long time.
-Who knows where their ingenuity and ideas will go- imagine if they cornered the market on electronic textbooks or some other educational fundamental. --How about if they decide to get into the POS industry, for sales registers in retail and restaurants?
-The iPad 3 will be released shortly.
-The iPhone 5 is soon to follow.
-every benchmark rates Apple as significantly undervalued
etc etc etc."
2012-03-01, 03:04 PM
I'm not so worried about the company,i'm more worried about the traders/investors and there emotions!Last low on apple was 486 in that dip recently and alittle bad news broad/or company related and the thing will craft down.I like apple inc-traders are what the danger is.Like how traders selled of caterpiller to $67 few mth ago(company stayed the same)now it's back at 115!(that is the work of traders dumping/pumping)I'm fearful of traders!
2012-03-01, 03:18 PM
Can someone explain how that recent ridiculous dip could occur? Was it a co-incidence to do with someone having an open order without setting a limit to sell and someone else having a buy limit order set very low? Any insite would be great!
2012-03-02, 06:54 AM
If you want to enter a lot of text, a keyboard is very helpful. The touch keypads are not as good.
Originally Posted by kcowan
A tablet isn't a PC. You can do a lot on a tablet, but there are somethings you need an actual computer setup for (today).
Interesting one is ubuntu for android, I expect apple will do a similar thing. They'll probably get the credit for being so innovative on that too.