Apple in 2013: Sticky, Cheap, and Green

Apple's  (NASDAQ: AAPL  )  CFO Peter Oppenheimer sat down with Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty last Friday and provided some insights on what investors could expect from Apple in 2013. Huberty's main takeaways from the meeting included expectations for more services to enhance Apple's ecosystem, a lower-cost iPhone to expand Apple's customer base, and more cash for shareholders.

Amid increasing competition from the likes of Amazon and Google  (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) , Apple's strategies in "hot" areas like these will play a major role in making or breaking Apple as an investment in 2013.

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 over 1,000% gains. However, 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 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 28, 2013, at 9:49 PM, techy46 wrote:

    "There's no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology's largest revolution ever" You guys mus've missed #1- the move from mainframes to minis and PCs and #2 - the move from private WANs (client server) to the internet (thin cloud based apps). Now #3 the move from full size PCs to mini mobile PCs isn't small but it's not the largest.

  • Report this Comment On February 28, 2013, at 10:08 PM, jpowers11 wrote:

    I'd like to see some" real " insightful info. From motley... Not the same hopeful optimism in aapl..wishful change in DNA.( ie. never gonna happen) from the most shareholder UNFRIENDLY CO. I HAVE ever invested in your urging.

  • Report this Comment On February 28, 2013, at 10:13 PM, Jjkiam wrote:

    Not sure what Techh46 is trying to say ? Could that person please elaborate ?

  • Report this Comment On February 28, 2013, at 11:06 PM, spencerdr wrote:

    I suggest that AAPL's primary problem is the misunderstanding of Apple by the media. The company was and is a Growth company. I has earned the highest quarterly profit ever, and is expected to increase that further in 2013. Growth companies create (innovation) product lines every few years and flesh them out over time (execution). If the media over-hypes AAPL and Apple merely does great, who do we hate? Not the media, of course. If the media erroneously categorizes AAPL as an Income stock it will be disappointed. And the media will disappoint all those who follow its errors. Take your own look at the numbers and judge them against Apple's promises and the performance of its competitors. You like Amazon's profits? Buy it. You like Microsoft's growth? Buy it. Bubbles were created by listening to hype and not studying performance. Take an objective look at Apple's performance (not the media' s expectations for it) and compare its current performance to its history and you may find that knowledge is surprising. Apple makes money by executing many excellent derivative products from the merely half-dozen great ideas it has given birth to over more than 30 years.

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