Source: Market Watch
quote: Apple has a lot of problems to worry about before building their own chips... which is why they are swallowing it and paying Samsung. The courts are wising up to their legal games and starting to push back. Should Apple continue its abuse of the legal/patent system, they will find themselves in a lot of legal trouble... or be made example of (which I hope). They just fired the iOS guy which, lest I remind you, is their #1 moneymaking OS (regardless of it being severely outdated). There's division among the ranks as to which direction to go in. They've lost vision on products (their last two products - iPhone 5 & iPad mini - were "me too" products). There was nothing innovative or boundary pushing about them. They've lost their lead in market share and it's not a trend that appears to turn around anytime soon. Oh and their stock is going down faster than a 10$ hooker with a 50$ bill in your pants.
quote: Keep strokin that Apple dick dude... they must pay you well.
quote: Lets slip back into the real world and rational discourse shall we.
quote: The only way Apple will be beaten is if other companies can make products that are more attractive than Apple's and sell them in very large numbers across the global markets number and at a profit.
quote: The only way to slow down Apple's growth, let alone beat them, is in the market.
quote: Their last two products, the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini, will be respectively the world's top selling handset and tablet in the next quarter and for most of next year.
quote: They are selling as fast as Apple can make them across the world markets, they are very profitable for Apple.
quote: On the legal front Apple's long legal war of attrition is moving ahead, the most recent victory over HTC was a step forward.
quote: If anybody in trouble with the regulators it's not Apple
quote: You do not need to sell your products at a profit to secure significant market share.
quote: Microsoft and Sony did exactly that with their Xboxes and PS3s, by selling those consoles initially at a hefty loss. In fact MS could throw money at its money-losing Xbox division for years simply because it could.
quote: There is a surefire way to crash the Apple train: kill its supply lines. Stalin did that against Germany's eastern front in WWII and forced Hitler to go defensive. Considering Apple manufactures nothing in-house, there is more than one way to choke its assembly line.A little snowball rolling down a hill at the top of Mount Everest becomes a landslide several miles below. A 20% cost increase in smartphone/tablet SoCs and severing the display contract are just the beginning.
quote: Here is another aspect that you are not personally aware of: the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini are the biggest causes of crime in the United States. Their high resale values are tantalizing money spinners for Knockout King participants and amateur scammers.
quote: That's why any disruptions in the supply lines will ultimately hurt Apple.
quote: Whose sane company will make chips for Apple, knowing that Cupertino is more delicate and fickle than the Northeastern US weather patterns of late and willing to "cut the hand that feeds them"?
quote: Mutually assured destruction. HTC is in a irrecoverable downward spiral, and Apple just kickstarted its own decline. One step forward, 99 steps back, good work mongoloid.
quote: Keep 'em comin, anti-heterosexual internet gangster. I'd love to use remote-iPhone-controlled B-stock OCZ power supplies as bomb material against the likes of you zombie hordes.