Apple For Dummies

Tyler Durden's picture

Since last night's blockbuster earnings by Apple presented yet another "paradigm shift" in how the company is presented to potential new investors (how many are left one wonders); namely, no longer reliant on incremental US purchases - just to avoid the thorny issue of wireless company subsidization - and one now dependent on Chinese consumer demand for future growth, we thought, in conjunction with William Banzai, to present a graphic simplification of what the Apple business model is all about going forward. Two words: "value added"

Courtesy: William Banzai

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nick howdy's picture

I'll never buy it...I've got one old computer in my house and one cell phone for the family..Fuck these stupid gadgets....

Mr Jackson..have you no shame sir!

Comay Mierda's picture

huge gap up today on relatively light volume.  no conviction.  and a huge gap to fill down.  the wise ones shorteth

FEDbuster's picture

At least a business model based on selling to Chinese consumers saves Apple the shipping cost from Foxconn back to the USA.  Invented in the USA, made and sold in China.  Wonder when the Chinese eliminate the invented in the USA part?

The Real Fake Economy's picture

Maybe they save on shipping, but the company still pays import duty tax on all goods made here in China and sold here in China.  

luna_man's picture



"Comay Mierda", you say, "the wise ones shorteth"...I say, pick your battles wisely!...

You see any support under that price?  Any how, @$610 per, YOU ONE TOUGH HOMBRE!

admire your tenacity

nick howdy's picture

Hey who gave me that down arrow?..I got something to say to you..

BeetleBailey's picture

i rather like this memory of Sammy

Jackson's an out and out racist. Any asshole that comes right out and says so (I voted for Obama because he's black/people vote for who they look like) is a complete fucktard, and Pesci's bullets should have been real.

On top of it, he's a mediocre actor. Plus, he's bone ugly.

HarryM's picture

People are so starved for a sliver of good news that one companies success causes the worlds stock markets to surge -  


and this my friends, is the good news?

palmereldritch's picture


How many motherfucking snakes can I get on a motherfucking plane...and still make my tee-off time?

Pool Shark's picture

iLaughed, iCried, iKissed $300 goodbye...


nick howdy's picture

For lonely people with no one to talk to, we now have the iPhone 4s. Enjoy.

The Beam's picture

With all of this talk, I may start calling myself: iBeam!

And they my symbol could be the eye from the pyramid on the dollar bill shooting a Beam like a laser.

Dude.... this was iBrilliant

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mrjig27's picture

ii had a mind too, i would not want to be like you... +5

tempo's picture

How to save $1500. Buy your smartphone & SIMS card on ebay and go to TMobile and get unlimited text and data for $50/month which compares to $130/month for the same service w an iphone. Over 24 months you are paying about $1500 premium for the AAPL product.Its not the initial $199 cost its the additional $70+ per month service charge. Of course it doesn't matter if you are borrowing the money and don't have to pay it back.

TWSceptic's picture

I bet you never used one single Apple device in your entire life.

FearLess_FLY's picture

All you nay sayers will be arguing  on your way to the financial gallows. I too am a cynic on our society. BUT, being cynical about a successful corporation will NOT cause their stock to wither. Wake up brethern.



smb12321's picture

I have not figured out why Tyler (well, this particular Tyler - not sure how many there are) has it in for Apple.  I love their products - pricy but absolutely excellent.   Making a movie, recording a song, etc - there is no comparison with the PC world.   After all, it's not Apple's fault their stock has such a huge ramification on the exchanges.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

It is a product.  It is not any thing that has value outside of your weird emotions for it.  It is inanimate; there will be no recourse to your judgement of it.  You may fall in love with it if you choose, like Nero to his horse.

How long will it last?  As far as an investment goes, what good is it?  You can day trade from it.  If you are a graphic designer you can use aaple products to make you monie.  But are you a cinematographor?  Will you actually make money from owning an apple product?

If so, by all means, buy them.  But for most consumers, they but them to take notes on while in college, or they buy them because their parents handed it to them and said look on Craigslist for a job on this product.

ZakuKommander's picture

I for one am eagerly anticipating the Little Red iBook

streetcrawler's picture

Apple's business model going forward is to hope people in China spend 1/10th of their net income each year on a new iPhone.

unky's picture

That is sure happening. Everyone in Beijing who I met and has a little money is spending it for an iPhone first.

TheGardener's picture

And if not, it will be sold at production costs in its producers market just for the numbers. Mercantilism makes sure parallel imports are treated as if they were counterfeit goods . No joke, the EU got this yoke on free trade transformed into law.

matrix2012's picture

"That is sure happening. Everyone in Beijing who I met and has a little money is spending it for an iPhone first."


iDoubt  iT!!!...

read here about the bunch of knock-offs :D

a great bunch of the Fruit fanatics are willing to pay the exorbitant prices, yet the even much bigger number beyond those fanatics will buy more rationally and favor choices, thus they won't absorb such premium.

The Fruit can hope that its worshippers CAN AFFORD to keep on buying repeatedly...

it has eaten up the piece of cake, what left behind now is the THICK WALL (of resistances) that won't go the Fruit way :D


And iTrust THIS!!