“As we have seen earlier, Apple is accumulating record sales for its products. However, these records are attributable to Jobs [sic] efforts,” Stephan Dube writes for Seeking Alpha. “Nothing new is coming from its pipeline. The iPhone5S [sic] and the iPad Mini [sic] aren’t new products. Therefore, no excitement will come out from these releases for Apple’s fanatics. These updated devices are only new versions of already well-known products.”
“Thirst for new engineering features has driven its technical audience in the past,” Dube writes. “However, for the common man, without a captivating feature that will sell the product by itself, it will not splash the world like it did in the past, mitigating its success.”
Dube writes, “Apple is instrumental in controlling its prices. Its products sell in so many places without any difference in price. The price you pay is the price set by Apple. You will not see a discounted price on any of its products. At least, customers are expecting to pay the full price every time, everywhere… Mac computers work great but the reliability is declining. Subcontractors’ supplies are not top notch anymore, then cheaper components keep the profit margin high.”
“The insistence on selling fully integrated hardware and software devices instead of focusing on low-cost, widely distributed software has hurt Apple in the past and still hurts the company today,” Dube writes. “Thus, its scrutiny for being an absolute domineering control freak on secretly undermining its competitors is well documented (see the Google Voice incident)… If Apple cannot adapt to that reality quickly by offering the competitive market, cheaper devices and fix the compatibility issue of its product lines, it appears that the company will lose its substantial market share once again. Therefore, investors should expect a 25-30% drop of the stock’s value in the next two years if the trend persists.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Sometimes we just put up articles to amuse ourselves.
It’s always rather amazing to us that someone who possesses no knowledge whatsoever about a certain subject, still decides to write a lengthy treatise about said subject and then slaps it online, especially when they can’t even compose two coherent sentences in a row.
This article is only posted here so that we can use certain quotes from it in order to further emasculate the total buffoon from whence these gems were excreted and hopefully convince this poor fool to turn his attention to something a bit more up his alley – like bagging groceries or asking the lard-assed herds of impending heart attacks if they want fries with that.
This poor bastage makes Rob Enderle look like Albert Einstein.
BTW: iPhone was released 5 years, 7 months, and 19 days after iPod. iPad was released 2 years, 9 months, and 5 days after iPhone. Tim Cook has been Apple CEO for 1 year, 9 months, 5 days.