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Does the Apple Bear Case Hold Up?

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which advisor Charly Travers and analyst Bryan Hinmon discuss topics across the investing world.

Is Apple's share buyback an indicator that this great company is losing its intense customer focus and starting to play Wall Street's quarterly earnings games? Can Apple avoid the fate of formerly best-of-breed consumer electronic and computing companies like Dell, Nintendo, Sony, and Nokia, each of which have fallen on hard times?

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  • Report this Comment On April 18, 2012, at 1:32 PM, techy46 wrote:

    Not this quarter but the winds of competition are starting to blow. Increasingly competitors are matching the iToys designs and features with lower prices and even more features and better deisigns. It happens to all enterprise's sooner or later.

  • Report this Comment On April 18, 2012, at 3:31 PM, 1984macman wrote:

    re: techy46;

    The second you hear someone use a derogatory term like "iToys" beware; the poster has an agenda.

    Back to the gist of the video: I felt it was a solid, reasoned discussion. Well done, guys!

  • Report this Comment On April 19, 2012, at 12:18 PM, melegross wrote:

    I just don't agree with his examples of the XBox and other game machines, of moving from a Dell to a Mac, because that's where there is a cost to move. Examples of Tv's, one Windows machine to another, etc. are good examples of cost-less moves.

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