Apple's iPhone disappointment fans doubt on growth

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Apple fans will never doubt growth ;)

Jan 23, 2013 8:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tychicum wrote:

Samsung sells a killer digital bidet toilet seat. It is pricey for a crapper but one very nice seat. You can often find them on eBay for less money than retail. It even has blow dry!

Jan 23, 2013 9:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tychicum wrote:

Samsung sells a killer digital bidet toilet seat. It is pricey for a crapper but one very nice seat. You can often find them on eBay for less money than retail. It even has blow dry!

Jan 23, 2013 9:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Trawlerman wrote:

Seems to me a classic case of stepping outside your core competence. For many years, Apple seems to have been a company based on software, especially software that was very canned, simple and intuitive, and thus attractive to the more non-techy market segment clientele. For years, this gave them a stable if small market share in computing.

Then, with the Ipod concept, followed by their being first in (with an admittedly fine product) to the tablet and smartphone markets, they reaped some great initial success, but it also moved them out of their core competence area (software). Even Steve Jobs pointed out that Apple is a software company. Now, they are competing in a hardware field which is going to be hard to win in, and even winning the biggest share can still be limiting due to the many capable competitors. Kind of like the old saying that the early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. I fear that unless they can come up with another knock-your-socks-off product, they are in for a steady decline in market share. And, at the moment I don’t even hear rumors of such a product. Time will tell.

Jan 23, 2013 9:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tychicum wrote:

Samsung has a killer SAMSUNG Digital Bidet Toilet Seat/Dryer. They have the crapper segment almost to themselves.

Jan 23, 2013 9:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Neurochuck wrote:

@tychicum – you seem to have diarrhea.
Part of the Android software development kit which runs in Eclipse on MS Windows is an Android phone emulator, which allows one to run Android apps on a PC as well as smartphones.
Needs repackaging for consumer use, but for custom business/corporate applications should be attractive for single target development and staff training savings.
Another upcoming problem for Apple is that their closed, walled garden, strategy to maximise various income streams may wither away as Android becomes the common target for mobile business apps.

Jan 23, 2013 10:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
stargazerCT wrote:

So Apple sells a record number of iPhones this quarter—which was one week shorter than last year in which it’s being compared—and because they don’t blow out the analysts loft expectations their dominance is in question and the company is on it’s last breath?

It’s also odd how before they reported, the consensus on the street was 48 million iPhones. After Apple reported, that number magically moved up to 50 million. Go figure.

Jan 23, 2013 10:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@Trawlerman

“Then, with the Ipod concept, followed by their being first in (with an admittedly fine product) to the tablet and smartphone markets, they reaped some great initial success, but it also moved them out of their core competence area (software).”

The IPhone by no means was the first smartphone. Palm, Microsoft, and Blackberry were well established smartphones before the IPhone came out. The IPad was not the first tablet. Apple did put out one of the first tablets called the Newton in the 90s. It was a failure. Microsoft tried the tablet PC in 99. Intel also had a go at it. Apple came up with a good interface, and they had great marketing. They weren’t first to the party.

Jan 23, 2013 10:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
McBob08 wrote:

Could it be that competition is intruding on a near-monopoly? Any more of that, and real American Values could break out next! Fascist Plutocrats be warned; healthy capitalism is rearing it’s mostly-unseen head for a change!

Jan 24, 2013 3:39am EST  --  Report as abuse

This seems to have all the hallmarks of Microsoft’s decline. Falling technological relevance. The next two quarters may confirm this medium term decline.

Jan 24, 2013 3:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
Rich_F wrote:

just bought a Ainol Novo Hero II 10.1 inch tablet with 1900×1200 display, bluetooth, gorilla glass, android latest OS. pretty much the same as the latest IPad (sans the retina display but does have other better features like an SD card slot). total cost? $179. Apple’s IPad starts at $499. this is why Apple is going to fade away they can’t possibly compete with those $ spreads for equivalent technology.

Jan 24, 2013 7:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
cachucky wrote:

it’s about time people smartened up and stop buying CrApple.

Jan 24, 2013 8:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
February22 wrote:

“Apple said it shipped a record 47.8 million iPhones in the December quarter, up 29 percent from a year earlier.”

This plus record-breaking revenues and profits, while other companies are struggling to keep above a loss, is called “disappointment” and lowers Apple’s stock price???

“But that lagged the 50 million that analysts on average had projected.”

Ohhh! I get it. A huge 29% increase in iPhone sales is only a “disappointment” to idiot “analysts” who manipulate stock prices by making unrealistic predictions that were not met.

People should wake up and realize that “analysts” (just like bankers) are only in the business to make money for themselves at the cost of investors.

There is absolutely no correlation between Apple’s current stock price, and the fact that Apple continues to grow revenues and profits much faster than any of its competitors. With Apple taking 80% of the profits of worldwide mobile phone sales, and with a reserve that’s grown to $135 Billion, it’s totally absurd to call this “disappointment”!

Jan 24, 2013 12:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
stefanag wrote:

Apple’s figures were confirmed as the best quarterly results ever recorded by ANY company in the history of our planet, but Wall Street was disappointed.

Jan 24, 2013 1:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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