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What's Been Going On With Apple?

What's been going on with Apple, besides the drop in its stock price? In this video, Andrew Tonner describes why he thinks there's a big disconnect between Apple's future prospects and its current valuation. Most notably, Apple is expected to roll out a low-cost iPhone that should help the company better penetrate emerging markets. Apple also has a ton of cash that it could return to shareholders in a couple of different ways. These and other initiatives could reverse Apple's stock trend and reward long-term-thinking investors.

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, after its recent backslide, down 35% since it peaked in September, there is a debate raging 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 February 24, 2013, at 6:24 AM, lojikfool wrote:

    Hi Andrew, don't we have a lower cost iPhone already in the 3GS, although maybe even further adjusted to have cheaper body/components?

  • Report this Comment On February 24, 2013, at 9:33 AM, lucasmonger wrote:

    The substantial pullback of the Apple share price is completely because of analyst insane expectations of continued product grand slams over and over again which is just unsustainable. Anyone who has watched Apple over the years doesn't believe that cheaper phones is in Apple's DNA. They have always come in at the high end with their flagship product, and sold older versions at the next lower price point. At $199 subsidized in the US, I really don't see how a new model at $99 or free helps Apple's profitability.

    What I would like to see is Apple build the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 at a price point where carriers can still charge $199, but drop the 2 year contract commitment to 1 year so customers can upgrade to new phones every year. A significant percentage of buyers would upgrade instead of the current practice of being forced to wait every other release to upgrade. The profit will still be there and the growth is fueled by more units getting shipped and sold.

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