Apple slides to five-month low, uncertainty grows

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deasys wrote:

Apple’s would-be computers face unprecedented competition during the crucial holiday season as Microsoft, Samsung Electronics, Google and Amazon.com Inc are challenged by Apple’s dominance in smartphones and tablets, a dominance intensified by its introduction of the new and highly regarded iPad mini along with revamps of most of the rest of its product lines.

The stock has also been impacted by a recent low credibility claim made by IDC regarding a decline in Apple’s tablet market share. This claim is not supported by independent corroborating evidence such as Web traffic analysis which show that iPads currently provide over 90% of tablet Web traffic.

Apple’s recently announced last quarter results beat analysts’ revenue expectations but undershot net profit targets by just 8/10ths of 1%. The market’s negative reaction to the results is widely considered to be overblown and out of proportion.

Nov 07, 2012 1:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
deasys wrote:

Apple’s would-be computers face unprecedented competition during the crucial holiday season as Microsoft, Samsung Electronics, Google and Amazon.com Inc are challenged by Apple’s dominance in smartphones and tablets, a dominance intensified by its introduction of the new and highly regarded iPad mini along with revamps of most of the rest of its product lines.

The stock has also been impacted by a recent low credibility claim made by IDC regarding a decline in Apple’s tablet market share. This claim is not supported by independent corroborating evidence such as Web traffic analysis which show that iPads currently provide over 90% of tablet Web traffic.

Apple’s recently announced last quarter results beat analysts’ revenue expectations but undershot net profit targets by just 8/10ths of 1%. The market’s negative reaction to the results is widely considered to be overblown and out of proportion.

Nov 07, 2012 1:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Rich_F wrote:

Apple’s decline is inevitable as the post-PC era is where all the action is in electronics and will see increasing competition with cutthroat margins weighing down Apple’s position. charging more than double the price of competitive mini-tablets ($329 Mini IPad versus $155 Ainol Novo 7 Flame based on Android) won’t hold up for long with a population that will find it increasingly difficult to have discretionary funds to spend on such gadgets. no my friend the end is clear its the timing that’s hard to predict.

Nov 07, 2012 2:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
iphonerulez wrote:

Apple losing share value isn’t even worthwhile news anymore. Apple has been continually falling since about five weeks ago coinciding with the introduction of the iPhone 5. Interesting news would be if Apple shares were to go up one day or if someone said that Tim Cook was getting Apple’s supply chain under control but I’m sure I won’t be hearing that any time soon.

Nov 07, 2012 3:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JPadhiyar wrote:

Top level resignations have played a big role, I reckon. And, of course, all the stuff about production delays and stuff. But they’d probably jump back by the next product launch window.

Nov 13, 2012 1:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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