“Apple put on a great show for investors in its earnings report yesterday after the stock market closed,” Howard Gold scribbles for MarketWatch. “The company reported quarterly earnings that were much better than analysts had expected on stronger-than-anticipated iPhone sales. Apple said it would return $130 billion to investors through 2015. And it announced a seven-for-one stock split, which would make it much easier for retail investors to buy the shares.
Gold blathers, “But iPad sales were very disappointing, and the company announced no new products, nor would it give guidance on when they might be coming.”
MacDailyNews Take: You know, because Apple always waits for conference calls to unveil new products. 😉
Gold rattles on, “Apple’s three great innovations of the 2000s were rolled out three to four years apart.”
MacDailyNews Take: Let’s be exact, shall we? Facts speak louder than, you know, lies.
• 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 2 years, 8 months, and 1 day.
Gold drivels, “Apple caught lightning in a bottle three times in the 2000s. In 2014, a new and improved iPhone 6 just won’t be enough. The barriers for innovation are much higher now but the stakes are higher still.”
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MacDailyNews Take: This insipid moron’s twaddle has been iCal’ed for future use.