Yet, every week we are entertained by similarly ridiculous notions and ideas by Monday morning armchair quarterbacks and backseat drivers who would, if they could, put some struggling company into Apple’s product line.
Here’s another one. Jonathan Ho. Check out the headline.
Apple is Bleeding.
No, Apple is not bleeding. That notion is just dumb at best, ill informed at worst. Apple will report the company’s second most profitable quarter. Ever. As with every technology company and most companies in general, the economy has winds for smooth sailing and winds of storms.
Tesla, almost Dead
No, Tesla is not almost dead. The over inflated stock price should indicate that. The company struggles to meet demand, struggles to make a profit, but shareholders should be happy that TSLA is worth about $50-billion while Ford is worth about $35-billion.
Struggling under demands? Yes. Almost dead? No.
They should Merge
Merge my ass. Apple can afford to buy Tesla, and could do it on a stock deal that would make most shareholders happy, but Apple would not call it a merger. It would be an acquisition.
It took 40 years for Kodak to die… Today, Apple pretty much looks the same way Kodak did then but with a way healthier CASH position
Then it’s not the same, dude!
Apple has a few hundred billion in cash, more than a billion satisfied customers, and products at the top of their respective industry’s game. Kodak died because it did not change when the industry changed. Nokia died because it could not change when iPhone and Android came along.
We have not seen the ingenuity and innovation that we saw in the Jobs era since.
CEO Tim Cook is the iPhone Accessories King. There’s that. One cannot argue that every Apple product is far better and more sophisticated than any product under Jobs’ reign. And, there’s that stock price, revenue, and profit growth to compare.
The new iPhones are overpriced and most are forced to upgrade because software updates render 2 year old tech slower and slower.
Good grief. Overpriced indicates a lack of sales and demand. Name another smartphone company that will sell more premium smartphones than Apple. It won’t be Samsung. Not Huawei or Xiaomi or other Chinese knock off makers.
That battery deal makes for good stories as long as facts are not in the way.
The closed software ecosystem was tolerable when everything that got into the Apple store was top notch and malware free but its growing popularity in mass consumer segments eventually put an end to that.
I’m not sure what that means. A closed ecosystem where Google, Adobe, and Microsoft can play alongside Apple is not all that closed. As to mobile malware, a mere 98.9-percent of it belongs to the Android ecosystem. And Notch does not seem to have caused a sales problem.
Tim Cook could use an imagination and creativity infusion from Musk and Musk could use Apple’s billions to keep the lights running on his long term vision in a capitalist environment which is sadly more focused on short-term year-on-year revenues.
Fair enough, but acquisition, not merger.