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Friday, June 29, 2012

Orbitz is Playing Dirty

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

"Orbitz Worldwide Inc. has found that people who use Apple Inc.'s Mac computers spend as much as 30% more a night on hotels, so the online travel agency is starting to show them different, and sometimes costlier, travel options than Windows visitors see."

I'm not too surprised about the stat, but I am surprised they actually admit to doing this! You can get around it if you rank by price, but should you really have to do this? I agree with The Loop when they suggest the best solution is just not use Orbitz!

Monday, March 7, 2011

iPad 2 Again Leads The Marathon Tablet War

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 12:00 AM

"The iPad 2 is off to a great start. It hasn't even shipped yet and it's getting rave reviews - applauded as "phenomenal" and clearly outpacing the competition. Yours truly just declared the iPad 2 a "winner.""

Interesting perspective offering some guesses as to why Apple didn't add more features to the iPad 2. The main reason? Price. The competition is scrambling to see how (and if) they can match Apple on tablet price. This is a unique position for Apple, as their competitors have historically been seen as less-expensive, almost across the entire product line. Since Apple seems to be treating this competition as a marathon rather than a quick 100 meter dash, it'll be interesting to see how the other vendors react. Real competition is making -all- the vendors raise their game - to everyone's benefit.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Why the iPad Price Difference Internationally Steve?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 08:00 AM

"With Apple's announcement on Friday regarding availability of the iPad in nine new countries later this month, a number of potential customers expressed dismay at the apparent higher prices in those countries relative to those in the United States. Several of those customers took the time to email Apple CEO Steve Jobs with complaints on the issue, two of whom shared his identical responses with us."

For the customer in the UK, Steve said "Please educate yourself. UK prices must by law include VAT, which is around 18%. US prices do not include tax." When a customer in Germany sent a similar email, Steve said "Blame your government. Germany just added a new copyright levy for computers." Obviously we don't have those taxes (yet anyway) in the US so this just adds to the cost of the device. I think they have always had a price difference because of things such as this haven't they?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

27-inch iMac Ram Upgrade Price Drop

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Desktops" @ 09:30 AM

"Alongside today's release of refreshed MacBook Pros, Apple also quietly reduced the price of build-to-order upgrades for 4 GB RAM modules in its 27-inch iMacs."

Not only was there a refresh for the MacBooks, but to upgrade RAM in the 27-inch iMacs the price dropped $200.00 USD to $400.00 USD.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

How Will Apple Shares Perform Today?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 06:15 AM

"Shares of Apple Inc. today rose $1.84, or 0.77%, on lighter-than-average volume of 11,619,04 shares to set a new all-time closing high of $241.79."

That was as of closing yesterday, wonder how high (or low) they will go today? The previous high was $240.60 USD and the 52-week low was $115.76.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New High for Apple Stocks

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:00 AM

"Shares of Apple Inc. today rose $3.455, or 1.49%, on lighter than average volume of 18,652,558 shares to set a new all-time closing high of $235.845."

That was yesterday of course, and today as of 11:35am Eastern time the stock is at $235.76 USD per share, down slightly. They are also listed as number three in the top five publicly traded companies, behind Exxon Mobil and Microsoft, the number one and number two companies respectively. What this means is that yesterday Apple jumped past Wal-Mart on the list, next stop Microsoft?

Tags: share, high, price, stocks

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Strong Sales for Apple in February

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 08:00 AM

"New retail sales data shows Apple has continued to have strong Mac and iPod sales at the start of 2010, with February's numbers showing significant year-over-year growth."

iPod sales were also up 5% in January and 10% in February from the same time last year. They are calling 2010 the "Year of the Mac" over at Piper Jaffray, estimating sales for the March quarter in the 2.8 to 2.9 million range, and list a target price of $284.00 USD for Apple Stock during the next 12 months.

Monday, March 8, 2010

iPhone Gross Profit Margins Close to 60%

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 07:00 AM

"Bernstein Research's Toni Sacconaghi issued a 13-page report last week in which he estimated that the iPhone's gross profit margins were an astounding 57.8%. Those margins tower above Apple's competitors with RIM estimated to have 43% profit margins, Nokia 33%, Motorola 32%, and HTC 31.7%."

And while it may decline in the future per The Street, Saconaghi thinks it will increase since prices have increased since Q3 2009 to Q1 2010, from $588.00 USD to $638.00 USD, and demand doesn't seem to be subsiding. He also sets a target stock price of $250.00 USD. Well, let's see what June brings.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Now That The Dust Has Settled...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 07:00 AM

"Apple's stock soared after the iPad, a hybrid iPhone and netbook computer, was unveiled Wednesday and then plunged with the rest of the market Thursday morning. That shows the best and worst aspects of investing in Apple, all in less than 24 hours."

Apple stock opened at $206.85 USD on the day of the iPad announcement, fluctuating to a high of $210.58 USD after going as low as $199.53 USD before finally settling in to close at $207.88 USD for the day. But the glow from the event wouldn't last as by Friday, brought down in large part to sell offs in the market as a whole, Apple was down to $192.06 USD as a closing price. Here is hoping today will be a better day!


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Apple Event Announcement Boosts Stock

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 10:00 AM

"The news that Apple is going to announce something on January 27th has the stock market in a tizzy. At one point this morning, Apple shares were up to $214.16, up $8.23 or about 4.0%."

Currently Apple Stock is down to $210.40 USD, just a little over five dollars shy of their 52-week high of $215.59 USD that they reached on January 5, 2010. I guess we shall see in about a week what happens when all is revealed at the event!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Price War in France With The iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 07:00 AM

"An iPhone price war currently underway in France may be our first glimpse of what we can expect if, as rumored, AT&T's exclusivity deal with Apple runs out next year, and the iPhone comes to other carriers."

Ah the free market forces at work. We can only hope that AT&T's hold on the iPhone does run out next year. Not that I would switch, as AT&T works fine for me in my area, but I'd definitely feel the benefits of a little competition and enjoy every minute of it! 

Friday, October 2, 2009

Apple Stock Has a New Target Price

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:00 AM

"Another analyst has raised his price target for shares in Apple Inc. to US$210 per share, joining Thomas Weisel analyst Doug Reid who did the same thing on September 28th. Oppenheimer analyst Yair Reiner said in a research note that investors underestimate Apple's ability to generate profits from the iPhone, and moved his price target on the company's stock from $180 per share to $210."

As of about 5 minutes ago, Apple stock was at $184.56 USD, up a little over $3.00 USD today. This target price increase is based partly on a story we talked about previously, where accounting changes were going to be a benefit to Apple and others that are being allowed to change how they account for subscription based sales. We shall see.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Still no iPhone? AT&T Drops Prices on Refurbs

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 08:00 AM

"16 GB now available for $149. It's almost like AT&T is blowing out inventory for something. On its Website, the mobile provider chopped the prices on refurbished iPhones. Customers, with a two year agreement, can pick up a black 8 GB iPhone for $99, and a black or white 16 GB iPhone for $149."

Sounds like they are clearing out inventory, even though they are refurbished. Or just trying to drum up demand in the midst of all the rumors about Apple coming out with a new iPhone this June. Either way its a good deal on a refurbished iPhone. The 8 GB version, if you can find them, is at last word still priced at $99.00 USD.

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