Apple's shares tumble below $500 amidst continued investor concern

By Shawn Knight
Jan 15, 2013
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  1. There have been very few times in the last several years that owning Apple stock hasn't been a financially rewarding endeavor. Those who were lucky enough to buy in before 2010 have enjoyed a tremendous return on their investment but...

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  2. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 477   +117

    Will I soon see the great fall of the most overrated fashion tech company? Naw, too many zombie followers for that to happen.
    I bet they could mess up big on an important feature and still be called amazing by those sheeple... oh, wait...
    Uvindu, PC nerd, avoidz and 1 other person like this.
  3. Sniped_Ash

    Sniped_Ash Newcomer, in training Posts: 103   +29

    Wow I had no idea that Apple's stock was valued so high. Shouldn't they be LONG overdue for a stock split?
  4. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,259   +216

    Stock prices that high are unsustainable for specialized company with very little diversity like Apple. The only way they'll hit and maintain those numbers is if they continually innovate new technologies, rather than just rely on yearly refresh iterations. They are awash in a sea of competitors and similar products, where it is easy to get lost in the shuffle if you can't keep flashing huge "look at me!" beacons to keep people interested...

    Plus, those constant Apple commercials are becoming so very, very irritating! Heh.
  5. @m4a4 You see phones as fashion accessories? you are one weird dude
  6. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 458   +65

    What are you talking about.

    In his post its the apple sheep that see them as fashion accessories. You need to work on your reading comprehension bro!
    Uvindu, m4a4 and avoidz like this.
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,889   +609

    I think the latest round of new products really did them in. The iPhone 5 'upgrades' were a 4 inch screen, 4G LTE and a thinner body. Nothing to write home about when compared to the competition. Same goes for the iPad mini. No retina screen even, and a higher than expected price. Even the iPad 4 isn't a significant improvement.

    But look at the interation before that. The 4S brought us Siri... something that no one else had. The iPad 3 gave us the retina screen, which no one else had.

    They're not pushing the bar forward anymore, they're just throwing stuff in their products that should have already been there. Sure the iphone 5 and ipad 4 tear up the benchmarks, but that's not noticed by many.
    Kezhen Gao, Kezgao and Littleczr like this.
  8. captainawesome

    captainawesome TechSpot Booster Posts: 410   +42

    yeah we all know why the iPad mini doesn't have a Retina display - so that they have a feature to add for their next refresh.

    Apple are gonna need to double their R&D budget to stay relevant in the long run. I find it disgusting that they can spend ~4 times their R&D on litigation.
    Skidmarksdeluxe and avoidz like this.
  9. @Lionvibez no, he said it directly, here is the exact quote:
    Quote: "m4a4 said: Will I soon see the great fall of the most overrated fashion tech company?
    He is calling it an overrated fashion.
  10. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    ..Is it not?

    Anyway, Apple improving yields? That's a load of BS. I seem to remember an article a while ago saying that the manufacturing process is extremely difficult for the iPhone 5 and a large percentage of parts don't pass the test.
    m4a4 likes this.
  11. I have an iPhone, its stays in my pocket unless I a need it. to all the *****s who think it as a fashion accessory grow up and get out of your teenage mindset. Its a phone, plain and simple.
  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,209   +523

    Damn. Didn't you people know hiring an iJudge & organizing iWitnesses costs a lot of money & takes up a lot of time.
  13. PC nerd

    PC nerd TechSpot Booster Posts: 314   +34


    People see iPhones as fashion accessories. Especially girls.

    Get a phone that works and isn't locked down tighter than Fort Knox.
     
  14. @PC nerd

    I gave android a shot. 10 days ago went out and "downgraded" to a Galaxy 2S X with ICS from an old iPhone 4. Love the screen size for the first few days but after the ten days usage I just HATED it. Reminds me of the Linux (android) VS Windows (IOS).

    Here is what I found with Android ICS

    1) Clumbersome and confusing menu system
    2) Apps were noticeably (not horrible ) lagging and crashing on Driod
    3) The screen at angles other then straight on was horrible (phone dependent I know)
    4) Shorter batter life even with a way larger capacity battery (phone dependent I know)
    5) Horrible predictive text, I would almost want to give up texting if I had to use droid and the other apps you can download did improve it a little but still sucked.
    6) Terrible google+, skype, yahoo video chats. Compared to facetime, all were very terrible.

    Like stated above, Andriod (linux) is just confusing for most and only the "geeks" would want to mess with all the possible settings and go through the hassle of rooting it or installing custom rom's etc. Where IOS (windows) just works out of the box. Why would you want to mess with a phone constantly, what a waste of time for most.

    Aside from the bigger screen, there is nothing I liked about the Android phone and will never go back even though the 3.5" screen on the iPhone is pathetically small. I do hope that apple sees people want a bigger screen phone and not what is in the Iphone 5, I mean BIG screen and not just tall and narrow. 4.5" seems perfect to me.
  15. Oh I forgot to mention that just yesterday I "upgraded" from my brand new Galaxy 2sx to my old 3 year old iPhone 4 again. :)
  16. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,209   +523

    That's exactly what Apple want's you to do... Waste your money on them.


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