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Apple iPhone Record Sales Fail To Impress
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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1/29/2014 | 11:14:58 PM
Re: Misleading title
It's just that it's a cyclical company.  It has its annual-ish grand product release, it soars in the stocks for quite some time after that, and then there's a market correction.

It's the kind of non-news techies like to talk about.  ;)
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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1/29/2014 | 11:12:46 PM
Re: Misleading title
It is worth pointing out that some recent innovations on Apple's part, such as its "downmarket" iPhone model, the iPhone 5c, were years in the making -- announced to be in the works as early as 2011 and before.

I suspect the next big innovation we'll see is the patent described here put into action, taking power away from the carriers.
norris1231
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1/29/2014 | 10:41:15 PM
Re: Misleading title
I completely agree that Apple's anniversary played a major role in the huge amount of attention they received.  The anniversary is a milestone for a company that has shown its aggressiveness to be the top seller.  However, every dog has its day and has a bad game.  Apple just had a bad game on this one.
norris1231
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norris1231,
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1/29/2014 | 10:38:28 PM
Re: Misleading title
I agree that Apple will come back strong with some type of innovating invention.  Apple has been hot and separating itself from the competitors for a long time now.  It was just time for them to have an off section.  They will come back strong very soon in my opinion.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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1/28/2014 | 10:02:57 PM
Re: Misleading title
I also suspect that Apple has attracted more press attention than usual recently because of the company's recent 30th anniversary of selling a computer.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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1/28/2014 | 10:01:37 PM
Eh.
Everybody freaks out when Apple's stock fails to zoom up to epic proportions -- let alone fall.
Thomas Claburn
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1/28/2014 | 5:10:48 PM
no talk about future products
Cook didn't let any hints slip about future products other than to express confidence. The Mac Pro preview obviously isn't something that will be extended to other products.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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1/28/2014 | 12:13:38 PM
Re: Misleading title
Even with the high sales numbers, I feel like Apple is stagnating a bit. That's just part of its lifecycle though and I'm sure before long it'll take a leap and create something interesting again. 
TMagrini850
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TMagrini850,
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1/28/2014 | 11:04:28 AM
Misleading title
Your headline is misleading.  The stock market is a leading indicator.  Investors had already anticipated the record sales of iPhones and other Apple products for this quarter by bidding Apple's stock up from 450 in mid-September to 550 yesterday.  The investor reaction is based on the guidance Apple released for the upcoming quarter.


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