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Apple Has Satanic Close To Quarter

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Ending the day at the lows, AAPL's stock price traded with a truly demonic $666.66  after-hours. The reason for the last few days' weakness? Who knows when a bubble bursts but between its analog to MSFT's meteoric rise, the stocks' weight in the NASDAQ, 'disappointing' first-week sales, Cook's Maps FUBAR, supply-chain disruptions, or the market having to suddenly price in the arrival of the new Obama-phone, volumes have been picking up.

 

The Bat-Phone...

 

The Apple iPhone... and its high-volume selling pressure and $666.66 after-hours close...

AAPL +65% YTD, +14% in Q3, +0.23% in September

 

The Cleveland Obama-Phone...

 

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Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:01 | 2840080 Yen Cross
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i-666?

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:05 | 2840094 There is No Spoon
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Just printed 666.66 in AH

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:31 | 2840122 kaiserhoff
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The subtle and mystical tones of the Kabbalah can help unlock the wisdom of the ages.  Those who are clairvoyant in the medium, especially women, can fine tune their inner knowledge and spiritual selves, to decipher secrets from the sages encoded in the distant past.  For example, stripped of spacing, punctuation, and read right to left, Hebe style, the phrase veryinsaneobama translates seamlessly into "I phuka ze prophet's horse",  or maybe that should be "We are so fucked by this Jack Ass."

Leroy, you sure about this shit?  Looks hairy as gopher balls to me!  Good help these days... we git back atcha.   LEROY!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:38 | 2840181 magpie
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Who needs kabbalah, it's all hidden in plain sight by now

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:48 | 2840212 francis_sawyer
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FLY BY NIGHT... (away from here)...

~~~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGls1vVq0Dg

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:03 | 2840249 negative rates
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HEY, don't forget about me!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEszTzdUMcY

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:23 | 2840303 flacon
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AAPL was a WILD ride today in the options pit. Yikes! 

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 21:30 | 2840717 economics9698
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Fuck you guys I want my fucking free wheelchair.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 21:50 | 2840758 palmereldritch
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Free cell phone?  Is that the new owePhone?

Or is it the sell phone?  I'm confused...

Who's the provider? 

Is it a 4 year contract and then it's pay-as-you go?

Will it have the new Facetime drone EBT-cancelling app Debt From Above?

Or how about that emergency video conferencing feature FEMAtime? That would be cool. I hope they have good wifi there.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:07 | 2840265 AldousHuxley
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have you seen apple's supplier samsung's new phone?

 

apple is done.

 

Chinese slave laborers in FOXCONN are rebelling. instead of a visionary, they have supply chain manager as CEO.

 

never invented shit except some sleek marketing.

 

Steve Wozniak talks about Pirates of Silicon Valley

Jobs was given $5000 for his work. He told Woz the pay was $600, and gave Woz $300. True story, and Woz never knew till much later. Imagine what else Jobs screwed him out of. Well Woz is still alive, Steve fucking died after arrogantly not accepting other's recommendations. Karma bitches.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lx9JsSTklI

 

 

 

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:18 | 2840289 ToNYC
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You forgot to mention I suppose, that when the Jobs Steve found out that the Woz Steve finally got the chilly news of the pay spread, Jobs made sure that Woz got an early and free wake-up call so he could be first on line on iLaunch Day.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:47 | 2840353 Mark Carney
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LOL, its either end of day and I need to leave office or you went full retard there...

 

IHAVENOIDEAWHATYOUJUSTSAID

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 09:33 | 2841361 TWSceptic
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I take the original over the cheap overrated clone any day. It's good to know the new iphone contains no Samsung parts.

 

De mortuis nil nisi bonum.

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 06:07 | 2841244 New World Chaos
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The more you learn, the more you will spot.  A sizeable fraction of "public consumption" reality is stage-managed by occultists.

There are always multiple reasons why they do stunts like this but I suspect the main reason in this case may be the rich occultists' equivalent of gang graffiti.  They did it with the S&P in '09.  They did it with gold multiple times in its early runup, probably to spook any Christians who watch CNBC.  They did it with the sale price of the first apple PC ($666.66, according to snblitz below).   

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 09:02 | 2841336 RiverRoad
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Gotta watch them fingers on the Ouija board.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:34 | 2840170 negative rates
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I thought that and the VIX were tied together? What gives??

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:41 | 2840191 sgt_doom
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It's funny and perhaps coincidental as well that I just happened upon a confidential tape of a Willard Mitt Romney brainstorming session, where he keeps mumbling to himself over and over,

What would Satan do? ? ?

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:46 | 2840204 bank guy in Brussels
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Satan would say:

Beelzebub, bitchez!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:50 | 2840217 Dr. Engali
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Maybe he should ask Obama.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 19:43 | 2840469 lakecity55
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iBama

   =

iSatan

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:09 | 2840105 EnglishMajor
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iBeast

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:23 | 2840304 ThisIsBob
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iBarf

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:02 | 2840083 lolmao500
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Apple will be the greatest crash ever. It's gonna be hilarious to see all those hipsters go into meltdown!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:27 | 2840151 dbTX
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ibust

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:35 | 2840172 MillionDollarBogus_
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If/when Apple crashes, will that signal the start of the economic reset..??

Uncivil unrest...???

Blood flowing in the streets...???

I don't really understand the fervor for or against Apple products, but what does a troll's troll know, anyway...???

 

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:23 | 2840307 Whiner
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Dammit, MDB. Stay in the closet! You just lost your mystique! Gonna junk you forever! [not really]. So cut it out.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:41 | 2840194 ebworthen
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CALPERS will cry many tears as they probably bought a boatload of shares at $699 right after the court decision to fine Samsung for infringing on a rectangular screen with icons.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:11 | 2840275 AldousHuxley
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CALPERS doesn't give  a shit.

 

It is CA tax payers who will pay taxes to make up to offset investment losses.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:02 | 2840085 Sabibaby
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Eve must have taken a bite!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:05 | 2840092 slaughterer
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AAPL: just a trading vehicle at this point,.  No longer a good investment.  

That woman in the video talking about the Obamaphone is pretty good.  

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:09 | 2840104 Blasé Faire
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I love it when the American voting public supports their views with well-thought-out arguments.

Also, isn't the whole platform of providing benefits voter manipulation???  Vote for me and I'll give you free (insert anything).

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:24 | 2840142 Rainman
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Dammit. there's an enormous underworld of gubmint free stuff. I need to spend more time in Compton to find out how the bruthas work this shit out. I'm doin something very wrong.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:37 | 2840178 Dr. Acula
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 20:07 | 2840464 WillyGroper
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In all fairness, OBamney did not start that program for the free phones. It started w/ landlines & the corporate taxpayer teat advanced from there. I used to have to t/w people like the freeloader in the video. I CRINGED. They had EVERY vertical feature offered for $1. More than I was willing to pay for having a job. Back then just a landline was $8 per mo w/ no features. 

All one has to do is follow the $$$$$. It's no different than GE. Cellphones have higher margins, pass the laws to allow cellphones funded from the universal service fund & voila-----Corporate & elected officials are shittin in tall cotton & wipin with satin napkins made from taxpayer $$$. 

On a side note, a rep from AR wants this subsidy removed. See how far he gets. Kabuki.

F'em all! Both sides & lazy ass freeloaders too!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:06 | 2840096 JohnG
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iSatanic.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 20:20 | 2840550 NachoLiebor
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Is there an app for playing MP3's backwards?

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 00:39 | 2841093 Oh regional Indian
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T'wood (!!!) sell like hotcakes...great idea...do it.

ori

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 22:56 | 2840931 spastic_colon
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Exact same numbers as the S&P 500 at the bottom.....interesting

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:08 | 2840102 Winston Churchill
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iSpoiled.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:16 | 2840119 Dr. Engali
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666.66 and Obama .... Fitting.

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 11:15 | 2841511 Harbanger
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If I were he Devil I would.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJc8Mzg0C-c

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:19 | 2840124 fonzannoon
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I had like 10 people send me the link to this 2016 movie this week. They all wrote something like "watch this for the sake of your childrens future"

I wrote back to a few of them "Thank you for the link. I am sure the movie will only reinforce my vote for Ron Paul". They all had the 6 minute abs response, "No No No step into my office cause your fuckin fired"

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:37 | 2840179 Zap Powerz
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I have no desire to see that movie because I can tell from the trailer it will have no tits, pussy zero body count and no explosions in it.

I go to movies to escape the stupidity around me.  I dont need to spend 10 bucks to be reminded of what I see every fucking day.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:02 | 2840244 becky quick and...
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i don't know who the fuck you are, but you need to post more.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:25 | 2840128 Blazed
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Even dah cookie monster gots da Obamafoan, or so it sounds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye8mB6VsUHw

 

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:33 | 2840129 TWSceptic
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Apple was a sell at $700 I told several people who believe it's going to $1000. It's possible but why take the risk in this economy? Apple is due for a correction anyway. The % gain there is just not that great compared to other stocks and the downside risk is high as well.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:26 | 2840133 Dr. Acula
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sin(666 degrees) = cos(6*6*6 degrees) = co(6^6^6 degrees)

 

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:26 | 2840147 mayhem_korner
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Atomic structure of carbon-12 atom = 6 neutrons, 6 protons, 6 electrons; everything made of carbon (flesh) has the mark of the beast.

(Theory #471a of the meaning of Revelation 13:16)

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:48 | 2840211 ParkAveFlasher
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hellz bellz, bitchez!!!

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 13:04 | 2841655 PhilofOz
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Following the sequence of the English alphabet....

F = 6
O = 15 = 1+5 = 6
X = 24 = 2+4 = 6

FOX = 666

I'm still trying to figure who or what the anti-Christ might be....

FOX News

FOXconn

Abe FOXman

Any other suggestions welcome.

 

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:23 | 2840136 blu
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Their closing stock price today is the same as what it cost to buy the original Apple ][ computer: $666.

The bite in the "apple" logo has more significance that most appreciate.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 20:39 | 2840584 Time for Titus
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Yep. Jobs claimed he didn't realize the significance of the price he had chosen. Riggghhhht!

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 07:26 | 2841284 A Man without Q...
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Wasn't the bite to get round the copyright case from Apple records?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Corps_v._Apple_Computer

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 07:57 | 2841298 dark pools of soros
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No, conspiracy trumps history

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:23 | 2840138 Cursive
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I'll do some pitchfork TA and get back to ya.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:23 | 2840139 magpie
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iMark of the beast, bitchez

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:25 | 2840144 booboo
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IDiablo

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:26 | 2840146 JustPrintMoreDuh
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rofl - u cant make this shit up ... 

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:28 | 2840154 Money 4 Nothing
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It means get the fuck out because the shit is hitting the fan on Monday. You guy's been watching the staged cyber bank lockouts? JP Morgan and BOA?

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:31 | 2840161 fonzannoon
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Why monday?

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:33 | 2840168 Yen Cross
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Sunday, Asia.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:43 | 2840196 Dr. Engali
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It's as good as any other day. But it is the start to a new quarter and there is going to have to be some positioning for year end"fiscal cliff" ( I'm sick of those words) as well as mutual funds will be closing out their books for the year. There will be a lot of selling pressure for tax purposes and distribution purposes.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:47 | 2840206 fonzannoon
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I hear you, and that makes a lot of sense. Almost too much sense. I would have sold today. But thats just me.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:55 | 2840227 Dr. Engali
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Nothing makes sense to me any more. Everything is all bass ackwards.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:50 | 2840214 Yen Cross
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Dr. Feel good, I like ya!  (outflows) come to mind?   P/E ratios are Fed. Bought!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:54 | 2840224 richard in norway
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what cyber bank lockouts? more info please

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 19:30 | 2840452 lakecity55
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Due to the Obama black op mooselam film?

Gee, Barry must be afraid of Mittens. He's been ordered by the Iranians to speed up attacks.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:52 | 2840256 Money 4 Nothing
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Adam tempted Eve with an Apple IPhone?

 

Here is the bank cyber lock out links. http://abcnews.go.com/US/hackers-block-us-banks-online-service-bank-america/story?id=17343055#.UGWYNkXyaCM

 

And no, It's not Iran, It's China.

By ENJOLI FRANCIS

Sept. 27, 2012

 

The financial and banking industries are on high alert tonight as a massive cyberattack continues, with potentially millions of customers of Bank of America, PNC and Wells Fargo finding themselves blocked from banking online.

"There is an elevated level of threat," said Doug Johnson, a vice president and senior adviser of the American Bankers Association. "The threat level is now high."

"This is twice as large as any flood we have ever seen," said Dick Clarke, an ABC News consultant and former cybersecurity czar.

Sources told ABC News that the so-called denial of service attacks had been caused by hackers from the Middle East who had secretly transmitted signals commandeering thousands of computers worldwide.

Those computers -- or "zombies" -- were then used to overwhelm bank websites with a barrage of electronic traffic.

Different banks have been targeted on different days.

Today was PNC Bank's turn: For three hours, ABC News tried to get on the PNC website to no avail.

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images Pedestrians walk past a Bank of America... View Full Size

Iranian Hackers Attack U.S. Banks Watch Video

Citibank Security Breach Hits America Watch Video

Epsilon Email Breach Exposes Client Data Watch Video

On Facebook, a frustrated customer, Cynthia Schirm, wrote, "Trying to pay bills. This is ridiculous."

"Hopefully it can be up soon," wrote Stacy Briggs-Gerlach. "Never realized how dependent I am on it!!!"

A group of hackers calling themselves Izz ad-Din al-Qassam warned the financial industry that it was going to attack in retaliation for the controversial film "The Innocence of Muslims," which provoked outrage across the Muslim world earlier this month.

The U.S. said it suspected that hackers in Iran were also involved.

 

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:33 | 2840164 Zola
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Here are some more retarded sheeps :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrxOZ72vlGs

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:48 | 2840213 Dr. Engali
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I heard that interview ... when shtf it is going to be ugly.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 19:27 | 2840439 lakecity55
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Bring Back Poll Tax.

 

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 19:47 | 2840491 Winston Churchill
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Bring back the Pole Axe.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:33 | 2840166 Zap Powerz
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With all due respect to the Apple fanboize, Apple sucks.  Over priced and underperforming chinese made crap.  You know, like everything else in this stupid fucking cuntry.

iPhones dont even make good paper weights because they break easily and who wants a broken paper weight?  Not me, thats who.

Someone predicted APPL would be the first company to be worth 1 trillion dollars.  Like that is some kind of significant feat in a world where a trillion bucks evaporates like the morning mist.  Pretty soon almost everyone will be trillionaires.  Dirt poor trillionaires.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:33 | 2840167 nmewn
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"...the stocks' weight in the NASDAQ, 'disappointing' first-week sales, Cook's Maps FUBAR, supply-chain disruptions..."

iApologize

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:54 | 2840223 Yen Cross
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nmewn , you are a silent genius!  never forgotten!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 20:27 | 2840538 Wakanda
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----  genius - yes

----  silent - no

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:41 | 2840195 DavosSherman
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Just Jobs reaching out from the dead to call Cook a Dickhead for fucking up the maps.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:27 | 2840313 Wakanda
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Steve is withdrawing his Reality Distortion Field from this plane of existence and Tim can't make the magic mojo sauce like Jobs.  Dear iLeader has passed and the iFaithful must now cope without him.  666.66 marks the boundary to iHell and the outer circle awaits the Windoze and Android users.

Repent now - iPhone x+1 awaits the faithful!   : )

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 23:48 | 2841013 earnyermoney
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Nope. Who was the CEO of Apple when Google was building it's dominance? Who was the CEO that threatened "thermonuclear war"? Epic fail by Steve Jobs. Left Tim Cook twisting in the wind. Worship of Steve jobs is nothing short of bizarre. Change the world? Hardly

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:47 | 2840205 RiverRoad
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Baked Apple:  the new core holding.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:56 | 2840230 q99x2
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Sheesh I wonder what kind of attractions they have at Cleveland's zoo.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 17:59 | 2840238 s n p
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negative diversion in price to MACD foretells a good drop.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:03 | 2840251 yogibear
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One hell of a close!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:06 | 2840264 semperfi
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What was that movie with Stallone & Bullock where every company was Taco Bell?  Well we got the reality movie now where everything is Obama...

ObamaCar (GM)
ObamaCare
ObamaPhone
ObamaStamps

There - almost all basics in life covered:  food, healthcare, transportation, communication.  Just a few to go and we'll be all covered.  America, what a country !!! 

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 02:30 | 2841172 TIMBEEER
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The 3rd term will include ObamaMansion and ObamaBitch so all aspects of life are covered.

Sun, 09/30/2012 - 13:48 | 2843223 Sheriff Douchen...
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Love the 3rd term reference. Subtle but it's implications are huge.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:12 | 2840277 Yen Cross
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CAT /under guided.  UPS/underguided.    USPS [Bank Rupt], and long "JUNK MAIL"!

 

   Smart Z/Her's already did the fuzzy math!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:12 | 2840278 ThisIsBob
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So where are we now? You really can't be sure.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:18 | 2840291 bozzor
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A PE of around 15.5 is hardly overvalued for results like Apple is delivering. Sure it's a huge market cap, but this is hardly some speculative PE of 50 where everyone is betting that results absolutely must grow spectacularly for years to come.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 19:19 | 2840422 css1971
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It's a margin/earnings bubble as Reggie keeps pointing out. Imagine the e being much smaller.

Take the new iPhone. They spent nothing on research, development or design and the result is the iPhone 5 is about as close to identical to the iPhone 4 as they could possibly get without it actually being an iPhone 4. So they make a huge margin on it, 50%. Nobody else in the business makes anything like that.

However, lack of development and QA:

  • The new iPhone scuffs; 20 mins in your pocket with some change or keys and it looks like a year old piece of shit which has to be covered up by some cheap looking plastic.
  • Apple maps are missing entire towns and even Apple users noticed that.
  • The camera paints your photos purple if you happen to be pointing towards the sun or bright light source.

You think customers are going to continue to accept dated operating system, cartoon maps, shoddy materials, zero design and zero innovation when there's a 50% margin on the phone? Nah. Lower earnings/margin means a higher effective P/E and therefore a lower price stock.

In the meantime  along comes Nokia with an R&D organisation 5x larger than Apple's and produce a phone with great design, better screen, astounding low light and image stabilised camera, high quality offline maps, wireless charging and nfc for payment and authorisation all for less money.

Some margin compression on the way there for Apple.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 19:23 | 2840432 lakecity55
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i.e., they jumped the shark on this one!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 19:29 | 2840448 Citxmech
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Don't forget the fact that you can't service the f'n battery and, of course, they had to change the ports so none of the shit you already had works.

After being told that we had to send my wife's iPod in for a battery replacement (for $60) when the POS was only 3 month old - we both decided that we will NEVER buy another Apple product ever.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 19:42 | 2840472 Parrotile
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But, WHY should APPL be even slightly bothered? Surely you must know that "A smartphone's NOT a REAL Smartphone unless it's an IPhone!" - or so that seems the case down in backward Australia!

Image is SOOO important - MUST be an IPhone - nothing else will do don't you know!!

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 20:02 | 2840523 css1971
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What I find interesting is none of the problems I mentioned are difficult to find.

If they'd actually tested the camera at all in the real world, they'd have seen visual artefacts. If they'd actually put the thing in their pocket for a couple of weeks and compared what it looks like before and after they'd have discovered that yes, aluminium scuffs easily. And if they'd ever looked at their maps they'd have seen the world melting in their 3D view.

What's missing in all of these problems is Quality. Now you get quality through testing so either, they didn't test or they did and found the problem but said "fuck it, our customers are too dumb to notice".

Either way the iPhone is not a premium device.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:41 | 2840343 ShakaZulu
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I don't know how else to say it so I will just say it.  How do you think this is supposed to end when every single one of our leaders are Pure Evil, Demonic, Satanic, Perverted, Slimy, Criminal, piles of manure?

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:48 | 2840355 semperfi
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A:  like this......

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

-- Thomas Jefferson

 

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 18:52 | 2840369 devo
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I thought Apple would be solid through January earnings. Looks like hedgies might have had that same idea and be getting out early, though.

Also, did you guys see this Obama ad?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og35U0d6WKY

How is this real??? Wake me the fuck up.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 19:21 | 2840427 lakecity55
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hmmm.. ghetto. no class. just like the black muslim president (says Madonna).

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 19:00 | 2840381 NeedleDickTheBu...
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The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.

Winston Churchill

 

Or in this case, a 45 second conversation.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 19:53 | 2840505 Winston Churchill
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Was I right or what ?

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 19:07 | 2840396 mademesmile
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Have kept the Republic

Have not kept the Republic

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 19:51 | 2840500 Beltway1776
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"You on welfare, you on food stamp, you on disability, you got Obama phone - everybody in Cleveleand got Obama phone" - Darth Vader

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 09:03 | 2841339 drchris
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She clearly says FOOL STAMPS.  

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 19:54 | 2840512 Parrotile
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Just a gentle reminder of how Apple have cheerfully fleeced their customers for decades:

In 1984 I was working in a (now closed) Hospital in London, UK, and at the time the Pharmacy Department was running two Apple 2Es (2 x floppy drives) with OKI printers and Microvitec monitors. The Director investigated upgrading to an external 5Mb (big in those days . . . . .) hard drive, and the cost of buying a SINGLE Apple hard drive was MORE than the cost of replacing BOTH 2Es with BBC Model B micros, with Microscribe 5Mb Hard Disks for BOTH BBC Machines.

And you wonder why the vast majority of computers Worldwide do NOT fly the Apple logo . . . . . .  .

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 20:09 | 2840530 markar
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I've dropped my $149 Virgin Mobile LG Optima on a tile floor 3 times. The back case & battery come off, put em right back on --good as new. Friend dropped his I Phone on the same floor and back to the store for replacement.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 20:32 | 2840574 css1971
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Nokia drop test all their phones.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/27/lumia-920-IS-lab-test/

Do Apple even bother?

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 20:46 | 2840597 stant
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white ap -l cult , agents of misfortune

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 21:12 | 2840660 robertocarlos
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Today was the first day of iPhone 5 sales at our provincial service provider and at 3pm they still had a few black 16 GB phones, they scratch easy so maybe the custonmers were avoiding black., and I thought, SHORT APPL, it's over.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 21:55 | 2840794 Earl of Chiswick
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speaking of 666

 

this buried in the text of an AP article that is making the rounds

Nearly half the public, 44 percent, supports allowing police forces inside the U.S. to use drones

 

http://www.telegram.com/article/20120928/NEWS/109289614/1052

 

 

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 22:03 | 2840827 muppet_master
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aapl close = 666

it closed at that price several times. 

***ALSO*****

spx intraday low = 666 in early march 2009

GE intraday low = 6.66 in early march 2009

= cover shorts in march 2009 bc the demon-ratic QEorganizer is on his way to RAPE the peasants with banksternankQE

ps I called the TOP 1 day after QE3 = spx 1475, eur 1.315....posted this on ZH on 9-14-12..been riding and will ride....did you guys enjoy ur one day pop yesterday?? me = yawn at the 1% pop.

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 05:19 | 2841233 Ratscam
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this time it's not a bullish sign.
Just my unimportant opinion

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 22:55 | 2840927 whoisjohngalt11
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Obama is just phoning it in any way on this election he is toast..http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/unskewed-polls-show-nearly-8-point-romney-lea... and he knows it..

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 23:29 | 2840980 pq7
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iPhone 5 can be the Apple's phone with the most problems discovered just after its release.

And the list is growing...

http://goo.gl/YNdJB

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 06:15 | 2841248 css1971
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They're supposed to find and fix those before release. Isn't that what you're paying the premium for?

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 23:35 | 2840989 Rikky
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in a meeting at work today and the 'cool' guy next to me had the IPhone 5.  i'll admit i have an IPhone 4S because IOS is the only platform I can integrate with our email system at work.  wondering what all the fuss is about i asked him if i could see it.  aside from it being a longer, a bit slimmer and the screen being a tad nicer, frankly I don't see what all the fuss is about.  5 million phones sold for what?  cultural phenomenon?  really?  either the world has truly gone mad or i have.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 23:56 | 2841032 earnyermoney
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given the quality of the map application, it's amazing he found the meeting room ;-)

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 00:32 | 2841083 snblitz
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Number of the beast?

Original price of the very first advertised apple computer?  $666.66

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 11:18 | 2841508 realtick
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That is an incredible and chilling factoid.

For chart lovers, presenting the iStone:

http://chartistfriendfrompittsburgh.blogspot.com/2012/09/istone.html

 

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 01:40 | 2841141 caerus
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enjoy the generational triple top...buy natural gas

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 02:27 | 2841170 Grand Supercycle
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AAPL weekly & monthly overextended parabolic charts are at EXTREME levels.

This will end in tears and longs will be badly burnt.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-12-24/market-analysis
http://trader618.com

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 04:27 | 2841223 TraderTimm
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Might as well post this here.

Apple is on the way out, period.

I write apps for various devices, and quite frankly, I'm tired of the fucking Apple treadmill. There are developers that bitch about "Android fragmentation" but you know what? That isn't SHIT compared to when you are trying to get an app out, and the fuckers won't approve you --- or the fact that you need no less than FOUR FUCKING SIGNED CERTIFICATES to get your job done and submit to the fucking iTunes store.

Here's the development path for iOS - assuming you are doing native code (which not everyone does):

App Dev program ---> XCode ---> Compile and repeat ---> Run on device ---> Release version ---> Programmer Cert ---> Distribution Cert ---> Developer Cert ---> Application Cert ---> Submit to iTunes ---> Get knocked back because your app duplicates something they have in the fucking pipeline, or you just don't have the right 'feel' (no shit, real reason).

Compared to Android:

Android SDK (Fucking FREE, not $99 a year like Apple) ---> Eclipse IDE ---> Code your heart out ---> App is signed ONCE, and if you want to use Google Play, TWICE ---> Push to device ---> Fucking RUN TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT

Yeah, FUCK Apple, seriously. The wankers can't even get their wifi and screen tech right. God help them if Samsung decides not to play ball and architect their next processor, or supply parts for the iPhone Leftover party.

 

 

Sun, 09/30/2012 - 13:52 | 2843228 Sheriff Douchen...
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Good insight dude.

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 08:10 | 2841304 ThaBigPerm
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Can't ... get this song ... outta my head .... :0/

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ4j-MBnLQo

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 08:45 | 2841323 overmedicatedun...
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44% in favor of drones over US...Polls by HSA to convince the public everyone likes the fascist state.

why do election polls all want us to think every election is close? if you do not know, you are too dumb to read ZH anyway.

never a poll that has the question..do you give a rat's ass  about this fake poll? 

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 09:42 | 2841376 Lost Wages
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666? Big whoop. Call me when it closes at 218, the number of the Anti-Cosmic Current of Chaos Gnosticism.

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 09:53 | 2841389 Blazed
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No big deal, now if it trades at 616 we are screwed, or maybe it is 666, blahaha.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_the_Beast

Other Revelation manuscripts such as Papyrus 115 and Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (C; Paris, one of the four great uncial codices) reads the number of the beast in (13:18) as 616.

 

P115 (P. Oxy. 4499), located at Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum, dates to around 300 CE. The manuscript is one of the oldest fragments of Revelation[15][16] containing Chapters 2-15. It agrees with both Codices Alexandrinus and Ephraemi Rescriptus, two of the best known witnesses to Revelation.[17] However, only Codex Ephraemi agrees with the number 616, which is argued to be the original reading of the Greek text,[18][19] [20] written out as: ????????? ???? ??, hexakosioi deka hex (lit. "six hundred and sixteen").[21]

 

Although Irenaeus (2nd century AD) affirmed the number to be 666 and reported several scribal errors of the number, he knew about the 616 reading, but did not adopt it (Haer. v.30,3). However, several centuries later, correcting the existing Latin language version of the New Testament, commonly referred to as the Vetus Latina, Jerome left 616 in.[22] "The number 666 has been substituted for 616 either by analogy with 888, the [Greek] number of Jesus (Deissmann), or because it is a triangular number, the sum of the first 36 numbers (1+2+3+4+5+6...+36 = 666)".[23] The number 616 can still be found in the Latin version of Tyconius[24] and an ancient Armenian version (ed. Conybaere, 1907).

 

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 09:54 | 2841392 resurger
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hahahahahaha

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 21:05 | 2842446 TPTB
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Grandma wanted Apple stock, but instead received the mark of the beast!

Sun, 09/30/2012 - 13:54 | 2843232 Sheriff Douchen...
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I wish everyone who bought an Iphone5 on the first day of release was wiped off the planet like a late term abortion. Can anyone say the world wouldn't be much better off?

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