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You're Crazy Not to Buy Apple Today

The Motley Fool's chief technology officer, Jeremy Phillips, thinks that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) is a screaming buy at $500. In this discussion with analyst Austin Smith, Jeremy addresses several of the most important questions that confront the company today:

  • How is Apple positioning itself for the coming "smart TV" revolution? 
  • Did Apple handle the iPhone maps issue correctly, and was the issue overblown in the media? 
  • How does the company's valuation compare to some of its key competitors (an "Apple-to-apples" comparison)?

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  • Report this Comment On January 07, 2013, at 8:25 PM, techy46 wrote:

    Apple's going to be in a $566 +/- 10% trading range with the uncertainty around competition from Android and Windows 8 ecosystems heating up more and more as 2013 proceeds. There nothing wrong with buying at $510 and selling at $600 for 15% plus gains.

  • Report this Comment On January 07, 2013, at 8:39 PM, doinitmyway wrote:

    I've recently purchased a few shares of Apple and may buy more, however, I'm not swayed by this presentation. I'm sorry, but issues with a product rushed to market is NOT good business, the Map issue illustrates poor decision making by management on many levels. If similar issues creep up because a new product must reach market at an accelerated rate, then I will regret buying my shares. I believe Apple is a very good value at these prices, but only if they continue to provide innovative and exceptional products that the market place will embrace. The next few months will tell if the recent management changes fixed the problem or if there is a more serious problem with Apple.

  • Report this Comment On January 08, 2013, at 6:38 AM, techfrk68 wrote:

    Als lot has been said about Microsoft's earnings and price. One question we must answer is whether Apple can survive a challenge to it's business model the way Microsoft has.

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