Source: Market Watch
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.