2012-10-10, 09:35 AM
Post Jobs, Apple leaks have been pretty accurate... when it came to the iPhone 5, the rumours just before release got the specs right to a tee, and they even leaked design renders. There's no more secrecy in the company anymore, I think Tim Cook wants leaks to happen.
2012-10-10, 11:24 AM
The iPhone 4 was also leaked with Jobs at the helm. When you are producing tens of millions of units across various factories halfway across the world, preventing leaks is a monumental, near-impossible task.
2012-10-10, 11:32 AM
This is the naysayer article I was thinking of, by one of the senior editors at Macworld. He's probably wrong, but time will tell ;-)
2012-10-10, 01:39 PM
It's not reasonable to expect producing millions of units of a device completely secret. How many thousands of workers would be involved?
2012-10-10, 02:56 PM
Agreed, especially from the most publicly scrutinized company on the planet.
2012-10-10, 09:58 PM
Interesting - the much anticipated iPad Mini invitation failed to occur today. Even more interesting, the stock didn't seem to react to the news (or lack thereof). Hopefully it's coming up soon. It's a tricky one as some people still don't think the product even exists, and I'm not 100% sure myself.
2012-10-11, 07:36 PM
Risk vs reward:
Food for thought,
Is APPL going to $1000 from $630 a big reward? $370 difference seems like a lot of money for one share. That's only a 59% gain. I don't think a person's portfolio should only consisted of one stock-AAPL. A 59% gain for one stock is insignificant for an equal weight portfolio with 30 stocks. That gain is translated into 2% gain for the whole perfortlio. So whoever is longing AAPL is betting that Apple will become a trillion dollar company for a reward of 2% overall gain. I get 4% dividend per year without doing anything.
Well, if AAPL is the majority position in your portfolio, good luck.
P.S. Let's look at the top 50 largest cap stocks in US and see who they are. Apparently, Apple is currently sitting at top and it makes almost 75% of its money from two products: Ipad and Iphone.
Last edited by namelessone; 2012-10-11 at 07:44 PM.
2012-10-12, 08:31 AM
You're not making any sense. Of course a 59% gain is a big reward. It doesn't matter if your portfolio is diversified - why wouldn't you want to own a stock with that much potential? By the way, if your gains are 4%, a single stock giving you additional 2% is 50% more return for you. Not too shabby of a contribution for 3% of your portfolio.
Originally Posted by namelessone
Exxon makes most of its money from one product: oil. What's your point? Apple making money from two of the fastest growing industries in the world is not a bad thing.
2012-10-12, 10:53 AM
iPad mini is confirmed for the 23rd.
For those unaware, Jim Dalrymple only says "Yep" when an event is confirmed to happen. He is basically an official indicator since Apple doesn't announce their plans ahead of time.
2012-10-12, 11:43 AM
My guess is that they'll also announce new iMacs at the same time, because I just bought a new iMac and Apple always announces a new model a month after I buy one of their products. ;-)
Seriously, though, a new iMac should be coming along sometime soon, and a new Mac Pro in 2013 as promised by Tim Cook earlier this year.