Apple's Summer of Our Discontent

Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) Tim Cook probably didn't think that a hopeful comment from last week's quarterly conference call would be taken the wrong way, but there's no other way to approach it.

"Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software, and services that we can't wait to introduce this fall and throughout 2014," he said, implying that early adopters will be out of luck if they were saving up for springtime or summertime rollouts. 

It could be worse, though. In this video, longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz points out how the new products that Apple will probably announce in a few months are low-margin items. Investors will need to get used to the contracting margins, but things don't have to end badly for the consumer tech giant.

There's 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 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 April 30, 2013, at 10:46 PM, tychicum wrote:

    Apple's greatest strength is everyone with whom they compete is incompetent on the business side. Apple makes over 80% of the available profit to be made from smart phones but does so with a smaller share of the sales.

    Life is good. That is just exactly what makes a successful brand.

    Rick you get to buy the next round ...

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