Sources: Reuters, Forbes
quote: Agree if you had one person mention Apple your conversation was dominated with all Apple talk now its but a whisper and they are either in denial or you can hear the retreat in their voice as they know there are products on the market that rival them or are flat out better. The confidence that Apple was way ahead of everyone is gone to but a few fans. I just read an article that Apple tablet sales are starting to slide in market share which now you have iphone 5 sales warnings, tablet sales warnings, and now you have comparable products at nearly half the price of Apple in an economic recession. Im a huge fan of Microsoft but I use an Android tablet and like it. I especially love that I get all the functionality I want without the hefty price. This is why I think Microsoft failed with Surface RT because the price should have been $300 or less at $500 for RT its not smart. Im also not sure I need another tablet either I don't want to play crisis on my phone or tablet. I want to play words with friends or something along those lines if I was to play graphic intensive games and get serious I want to do it on my PC.BTW Windows Phone is now 3.1% in the US. Doesn't sound like much but market share is increasing now even in the USA.I personally believe Android has the best Tablet OS just have to get a good hardware manufacturer. I still believe Microsoft has the best Phone OS and to me personally again the Nokia 920 is a slightly better device than the Samsung Galaxy S3. But were about to go another round so hit the reset button. To me if your considering an iPhone your old and looking for an entry level smartphone if your more serious your looking for the next Samsung with android or the nokia pureview camera for windows phone.
quote: Right, so declining share price is not a sign of floundering. I guess I've just learnt something new today.
quote: Share prices can rise and fall, and indeed do, for reasons that have no relationship to the business prospects of the business concerned.
quote: For example many companies lost a lot of share value when the markets crashed in 2008, almost none of which had anything to do with actual business prospects of the businesses concerned.
quote: Why has the share price declined? That is hard to say, using any usual objective calculation method employed to assess a companies worth Apple is woefully undervalued.