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)?

Austin Smith owns shares of Apple. Jeremy Phillips owns shares of Apple. The Motley Fool recommends Apple. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, China Mobile, and Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.