Is Apple doomed in China, or what?

“China has been weighing heavily on Apple lately — at least in the minds of the financial press,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt writes for Fortune.

“With the iPhone sliding into third place in China, the Shanghai Index falling 26% in six weeks, and December’s tough compare looming, things must look pretty bleak to the algorithms that just pushed Apple’s share price into correction territory,” P.E.D. writes. “Apple PR has so far declined to comment on any of this. And why should they? The company’s CEO, and resident China expert, has already said his piece.”

I think China is a fantastic geography with an incredible unprecedented level of opportunity there. — Apple CEO Tim Cook

Cook’s full quote in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: No, Apple is the opposite of doomed in China.

The annual “let’s scare mom and pop out of AAPL and make some free money” bullshit train is chugging along. Either profit from it or sit back and enjoy it, just don’t believe a word of it.

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  1. According to the news media, Apple is doomed everywhere you can name. I wonder if it really is scaring mom and pop out of Apple stock. It’s sort of stupid to buy high and sell low unless those people really need the money or they bought on margin which a lot of people do. However, I do understand the fears of 2012 when Apple took a big dump but Apple doesn’t appear to be in the same situation to me. Not that it really matters, if there is collusion on Wall Street, Apple can plunge again for some other reason.

    1. Collusion? What, they all meet in the back room somewhere? Who is involved in the collusion? There is no “they”. It’s not baseball. It’s Wall Street. There is no collusion. Wall Street is just a place where investors conduct their business. It’s not a secret group of people out to cheat you out of your money. There is no “they”. Stop looking for a scapegoat.

  2. It’s August. In August, Xiaomi releases its newest iPhone knock-offs of the upcoming Apple iPhones. Apple will not be releasing their new iPhones until September. Anyone would be a FOOL to buy last year’s model in August when they know that if they merely wait a month the new model will be out at the same price they would be paying now for last year’s model! If the just wait, they can have the new one or buy last year’s at a discount. They are NOT FOOLS nor IDIOTS.

    Those buyers who wouldn’t be buying Apple anyway are busy buying the Xiaimi (Show-me) knock offs because they want to LOOK LIKE they bought an Apple iPhone. . . but they only want to pay 1/3 the price of the Apple. Those buyers can buy right now, so naturally they’ve overtaken the iPhone’s sales numbers for a while. This happened LAST August as well. It’s temporary.

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