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1 Problem Apple Doesn't Want to Talk About

In the wake of Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) recent earnings report, investors seem to be convinced that all is well with the Cupertino giant after all. However, there's one problem that Tim Cook and crew are facing outside the realm of smartphones and tablets: cyber crime. Following a breach in one of the company's websites late last week, one of the world's most respected technology companies suddenly finds itself looking surprisingly vulnerable.

Watch as Motley Fool analyst Lyons George breaks down why cyber crime is currently creating $100 billion worth of problems for American businesses -- and no small amount of opportunity for investors who can connect the dots.

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  • Report this Comment On July 27, 2013, at 12:14 PM, DanManners wrote:

    I guess Apple is screwed now. They didn't want anyone to know this but you managed to tell everyone. I won't tell you my secrets.

    Apple is always vulnerable but they have less problems than Windows. Do you think this is the end of the company or their sales will hurt tremendously from this? Enterprise sales will still grow as Apple has far less problems and they will address the ones they do. And fast.

    What is the next problem you see? Are there any good things. Obviously 90% of the articles on here are negative. Oh but Apple is dead and they will be out of business next week.

    The information here is not the best. Almost as bad as Stocktwits which has amateurs spewing nonsense and their own book.

    These web sites are for them to make money not to offer honest help.

  • Report this Comment On July 27, 2013, at 1:49 PM, spakklal wrote:

    I feel investors should not trust fear mongers. These kind of hack attack is common and it is fixed immediately. Sometimes they pay hackers to see if they can hack, so that dangerous criminals are not able to attack email addresses and phone numbers of some fools.

    On a side note, If you ever wonder why the iPhone has consistently had higher quality and customer satisfaction ratings than any other phone, and why iPhone owners are much more likely to buy another iPhone in the future than users of other phones would repeat their purchase choices, it’s because Apple’s product development and production has a very different focus than those of competitors.

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