Quoting Jafo, reply 25
Quoting starkers, reply 24I'll just sit back and watch Apple crumble
Someone hit him.....
Sadly, he is correct. It has nothing to do with their loss of innovation and excellence. It has to do with unrealistic expectations.
Dump your stock now. The company will be around for a lot longer, but the stock is a money loser.
Yeah, Apple will be around alright, but it will be an 'also ran' as Samsung, LG, Nokia and others beat Apple at its own game. The loss of innovation and excellence hasn't helped any, though. When I've been out and about in tech stores, I've been a nosy body and asked people looking at iStuff why they were choosing it, and honestly, the amount of people who said they were only comparing and actually considering a Samsung alternative was quite staggering... say 8 out of 10, perhaps. The reason? Most thought that Samsung had surpassed Apple in both phones and tablets, that the Galaxies were superior products.
Also, my local Telstra store, where i do a bit of business, ordered in 50 Apple TV units in November 2012, they have still to sell just one, while other TV/Media Players are selling reasonably well. In fact, most tech stores in my area report a drop in Apple product sales... and I know this because I'm an inquisitive body and I like to ask about these things.
Yup, I saw the writing on the wall for Apple long before the mini iPad and iPhone 5 failed to meet expectations for consumers and the company alike. I've seen it for 6 to 8, maybe even 10 months now, probably before Steve Jobs tok ill and passed, that Apple is on a downward spiral and will not recover in this or the next couple of decades. So yeah, the stock is a money loser, not that I would ever have purchased any anyway.
Oh, and Dr Guy, apple crumble is a dessert we enjoy here in Oz, so there was an intended pun, for which Jafo felt it appropriate to incite a mob to put me in the stocks and throw rotten fruit at me.