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« on: June 23, 2009, 05:16:22 AM »

Dvorak - March 2007

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As for advertising and expensive marketing this is nothing like Apple has ever stepped into. It's a buzz saw waiting to chop up newbies

The problem here is that while Apple can play the fashion game as well as any company, there is no evidence that it can play it fast enough. These phones go in and out of style so fast that unless Apple has half a dozen variants in the pipeline, its phone, even if immediately successful, will be passť within 3 months.

There is no likelihood that Apple can be successful in a business this competitive. Even in the business where it is a clear pioneer, the personal computer, it had to compete with Microsoft and can only sustain a 5% market share.

And its survival in the computer business relies on good margins. Those margins cannot exist in the mobile handset business for more than 15 minutes.
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 05:25:12 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 06:20:25 AM »

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What Apple risks here is its reputation as a hot company that can do no wrong. If it's smart it will call the iPhone a "reference design" and pass it to some suckers to build with someone else's marketing budget. Then it can wash its hands of any marketplace failures.

It should do that immediately before it's too late. Samsung Electronics Ltd. might be a candidate. Otherwise I'd advise you to cover your eyes. You're not going to like what you'll see.


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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 06:27:24 AM »

Dvorak even < Aske predicting the markets.




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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2009, 08:42:18 AM »

Dvorak even < Aske predicting the markets.




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LOL, AAPL is right about where it was preIphone... not great, but better than most stocks right now...


Personally, I'm just glad I wasn't heavy in this clunker which breaks the yahoo stock graph software...
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009, 12:47:49 PM »

lmao @ thread title.  Grin
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