yes.. yes ... they are!
(a very happy stock holder since the late 90's - have yet to sell the first share! )
... and some see a 600/share in a 24 month time frame.
Most remarkable is that so many people who despise capitalism just love their Iwhatever.
for every employee walmart has, they generate $210,000 in revenue.
for apple, its $1.3million
I'm sure the sheep will flock to it, but it seems bizarre considering the phones being produced by the competition.
The best thing about the 4S is that I can now buy the original iPhone 4 for 100 bucks instead of 200.
I still have the original 3G, and while it's lasted me this long, it's wearing down. The 4S doesn't impress me enough to be worth 100 dollars more than the 4.
Do any of you think broadcom and other stocks will now go higher because of Apple's success.
Chips are usually a low margin item and they suffer relentless competition across multiple vendors.
Equipment manufacturers, like Apple, are at liberty to simply "design-out" or "second-source" any chip vendors which are giving them problems.
Some components such as displays are more likely to be single-source. These are going to do well with Apple.
Broadcom will do well if they are consistently managed, keep innovating, and keep attracting "design-wins".
Last year, during his best three-month stretch, Jordan Golson sold about $750,000 worth of computers and gadgets at the Apple Store in Salem, N.H. It was a performance that might have called for a bottle of Champagne — if that were a luxury Mr. Golson could have afforded.
“I was earning $11.25 an hour,” he said. “Part of me was thinking, ‘This is great. I’m an Apple fan, the store is doing really well.’ But when you look at the amount of money the company is making and then you look at your paycheck, it’s kind of tough.”
Power, Pollution and the Internet
....They are a mere fraction of the tens of thousands of data centers that now exist to support the overall explosion of digital information. Stupendous amounts of data are set in motion each day as, with an innocuous click or tap, people download movies on iTunes, check credit card balances through Visa’s Web site, send Yahoo e-mail with files attached, buy products on Amazon, post on Twitter or read newspapers online.
A yearlong examination by The New York Times has revealed that this foundation of the information industry is sharply at odds with its image of sleek efficiency and environmental friendliness.
Most data centers, by design, consume vast amounts of energy in an incongruously wasteful manner, interviews and documents show. Online companies typically run their facilities at maximum capacity around the clock, whatever the demand. As a result, data centers can waste 90 percent or more of the electricity they pull off the grid, The Times found.
To guard against a power failure, they further rely on banks of generators that emit diesel exhaust....
There is a lot of secrecy about data center operations for the very good reason that their operating costs (and thus profit margin) are tied to how much energy they can conserve. The bigger the data center, the more important power management becomes.
The bigger picture is also important: putting business functions into a data center (the cloud) provides a net savings in energy simply because the alternatives would use more energy.
For example, netflix' "watch instantly" service probably saves megawatt hours simply because millions of people are streaming their videos to their homes instead of alternatives like driving to a theater or even having DVD's manufactured and mailed to home addresses.
Apple stock is ****ting the bed. Was a high as $705. Down to $460 today.
From April 2012....
Forrester: Apple is Entering a Long Decline
April 26, 2012 04:24pm EST
At least one analyst is bucking the trend of gushing over Apple. Forrester Research chief executive George Colony laid out his case in a blog post Wednesday for why he thinks the company will start looking like just another tech companies within the next four years unless it finds another "special, magical" leader like Steve Jobs.
Colony's position couldn't be more contrarian. Apple just reported record March quarter profits while selling tens of millions of its iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers. In the past few months, other analysts have been jockeying to tout Apple's share price, currently at just over $600 per share, for gains past the $800, $900, and even $1,000 threshold.
But if Apple's riding high now, that's not going to last, according to Colony.
"Apple will decline in the post Steve Jobs era," he writes...
yes! Apple is the best =)
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