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The Anti-Apple Thesis

In our Dec. 6 edition of MarketFoolery, Joe Magyer takes a look at the anti-Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) thesis and indicates that even though Apple is significantly cheaper than it was a few months ago, he still wouldn't be a buyer today. Joe believes the landscape is increasingly competitive and that it will become difficult for Apple to continue operating at the same pace it's been able to in the past. 

There's no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology's largest revolution ever, and that longtime shareholders have been handsomely rewarded, with more than 1,000% gains. However, the debate continues to rage as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on both reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple, and what opportunities are left for the company (and, more importantly, your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.

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  • Report this Comment On December 09, 2012, at 5:18 PM, MacZen wrote:

    mba0001 - come back when you're truly serious about discussing Apple and not just tossing out lame catch phrases.

  • Report this Comment On December 10, 2012, at 3:44 AM, Melci wrote:

    Well let's look at a few actual facts shall we rather than listen to silly criticisms from clueless types.

    Kantar, one of the first analysts to actually measure the effect of Apple's first full month of iPhone 5 sales reports that it surged to 48% Marketshare in the USA causing Android to collapse from 67% to 46% in the 3 months leading up to October 28th.

    Then there is the iPad mini which sold more in its first 3 days than Google or Amazon managed to sell of their Nexus 7 and Kindle Fires in their first 3 months. The Nexus 7 only managed 500,000 sales in its first month according to the manufacturer Asus compared to 2-2.5 million iPad minis in their first three days.

    Then there is China, where Analysys International reports that the iPad has captured a massive 71% of the tablet market despite the sea of cheap Android tablets. And that was before the iPad mini was released.

    Then there is Apple's massive 70% share of all the profit in the entire cellular industry, and the 88% share of tablet web traffic according to IBM or the 67% of ad income according to Opera, and the 6x greater revenue iOS developers make compared to Android etc etc.

    Heck even Apple's venerable iPod line of which the iOS app running iPod touch makes up over 60% still sells more units (40 million per year) than any Android manufacturer except for Samsung.

    When you actually look at the fundamentals of Apple's business, what you continue to see is massive revenue, massive profits and everyone else stuck on the sidelines wishing they could get some of the action.

  • Report this Comment On December 14, 2012, at 5:54 PM, Apps4iDevices wrote:

    Hello i use a MacBook Air to reply....

    I'm the owner of a Website dedicate to the Music Apps for iOS...

    We created an App.. This App has been rejected 5 times... Each time Apple asked us some modifications. We had to spent a lot of money to do them.... At the end when our App was perfect, Apple rejected it one more time.... The reason our App is too similar from the App Store... We make a video or and an audio demo, tutorials for each review...

    We sort the Music Category from the App Store (we have 160 categories), we also have a search engine which allows users to find an App by specifications.... All these feature are not in the App Store... Apple is worst than Big Brother.... Apple lies... Apple is dead with Steve Jobs. Apple is still breathing because of the genius of independent developers... We asked Apple why the didn't tell us that tour App will never be approved. They didn't answer...

    You can check out the Apple Lies here

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