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Friday, March 16, 2007

MSN talks up Apple's bright iFuture

I don't normally have much to say about stock prices and strictly financial matters, as this stuff is basically voodoo from what I can tell and often unconnected to real world corporate performance. That said, this MSN Money article about Apple is quite interesting:
Apple is on track to emerge later this year as the single most influential, life-changing and powerful company in the technology and consumer electronics universe. In a few years, it could even become the most [financially] valuable.

The latest step in Apple's amazing transformation from industry doormat to kingpin will come in the next 30 days, as investors and consumers come to recognize a set of powerful catalysts that have the potential to kick Apple's sales and earnings to levels that will shock skeptics and possibly even surprise optimists.

One reason Apple has surfaced as a jewel: While industry rivals Microsoft, Intel, Google and Cisco have been locked into paths that solely leverage their expertise in software, hardware or telecommunications, Apple has uniquely innovated its way into becoming a force in each of those fields, as well as in retailing. It almost doesn’t matter that its path has been random and unintentional at times, so long as you recognize that its appeal is real and hard won.
The author cites five product releases that will trigger what he believes to be a phenomenal jump in Apple's already stellar stock price:

1. Apple TV
2. Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"
3. Adobe Creative Suite 3
4. iPhone
5. [rumored] full-fledged video iPod

I have to be honest here. I don't think any of these things are particularly monumental per se. That said, I'd again point out that I barely understand financial matters at all, and if Apple's stock continues the way it has been, sure, this could all be a big deal after all.


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