Not selling them this year is not a ball-dropping move. It's strategic. Their customers will invest heavily in the new phones. then, next year, the watch will hit the streets. This ensures two amazing quarters for Apple. In the mean time, developers who were not in on the early access program for the AppleWatch will be able to develop for it increasing the number of apps to what will likely be an impressive amount.
Yeah, I'm not buying this. Cash flow is king, and one jaw dropping quarter beats two good quarters. Plus, early adopters were always going to be preordering this the first day possible so lack of apps is not relevant to them.
They had promised new product lines in 2014 and they failed to deliver. No way this was on purpose.
AppleWatches will be on more than half of the major hollywood stars at the Oscars. People will flood to them.
People scoffed at the iPod.
I don't doubt that they will be a hit. Because people are stupid.
The iPhones constitute the new products for this year and they will take in the revenue.
If you doubt, go ahead and sell your apple stock now.
A new iPhone is clearly not a new product category, and Cook has at least implying (I'd argue he's done more than that) for a while now that this was the year
. In the scheme of things, it doesn't matter when it goes on sale, but there's no way an early 2015 rollout was a part of some concerted strategy. COmpanies want cash now, not in two quarters. Factor in the required pairing with iPhone and no mention of battery life (spoiler alert: it'll suck), and this comes across to me as a disappointment. I'm not saying Apple won't revolutionize the wearable market, I'm just saying this doesn't look to be it. But yes, I LOL'd at the iPad, so...
I don't have any shares of Apple to sell but I have considered shorting them. That's a dangerous strategy in a "market" that's not allowed to go down though.
Looks cool, will buy.
I really love the Apple hate... it's pretty simple: If you don't like it, don't buy it.
Full disclosure: I'm a fanboy