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Apple have a cash hoard of $250 billion and enough software know-how to build great self-driving car technology

Apple is a big company with a market cap of $783,07 billion, and most of its success is coming from its flagship iPhone. CEO Tim Cook in May noted a «pause» in iPhone sales but Apple is expected to come out with a new and expensive iPhone in a few months.

It will be a super premium tenth-anniversary iPhone costing $1,000 or more, but that will not help the sales of their iPhone at the moment. In addition, the pause could also be delayed. Maybe into a new fiscal year.

 

 

What is an electric car actually? It is a smart phone with four wheels, because there aren`t much difference from an electric car and a smart phone. And who can enter the auto industry better than Apple?

Apple have everything they need to design a brand new electric car. They have more than enough much-needed software know-how and the company is already working with car companies on CarPlay. They have $150 billion of net cash and $50 billion of free cash flows annually.

Apple compete with Google and Microsoft and it will be very disruptive when they all enters the car industry with its brand new electric cars.

Whats funny to see is that these companies are not car companies but rather software companies. It speaks for itself. Apple is a strong brand with many fans worldwide, and Apple Car can take a large share in the auto market.

Tim Cook said in June this year that Apple has autonomous car ambitions. Apple is working to build self-driving car technology, referring to the endeavor as “the mother of all AI projects”.

But it seems like Google are leading. In December, Google launched Waymo, wich is “a new way forward in mobility.” So far, they have more than 2 million miles of public-roadway testing for its vehicles.

What will happen if Apple buy Tesla? They could quickly become a leader, but Elon Musk laughs off the idea of Apple buying Tesla. But earlier this year, Musk said “Never say never to Apple buying Tesla”.

Apple have a cash hoard of more than $250 billion, and that is giving them the opportunity to spend some of it for acquisitions or buybacks.

We know that Elon Musk earlier this year had a meeting with acquisitions chief at Apple and news regarding this case would be a bomb in the stock market.

Apple Inc is expected to report earnings on Tuesday August 01 after market close. Earnings forecast for the quarter is $1,57 versus $1,42 for the same quarter last year.

 

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Apple event on Wednesday

Apple Inc has launched two important new products this year which is Apple Music and Apple Watch. But who is talking about it and how is the business right now? Readers of Shinybull know what I mean about those two products.

I have earlier said that an Apple Watch is a nice thing to have but a phone like iPhone is a «Must have».

The body design of the new iPhone will be similar to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. We will probably see a new feature called Force Touch, which first debuted with the Apple Watch. Iphone is a very important product for Apple Inc.

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The company cannot expect to be a growth company based on others products and ideas. I have said earlier that Apple Music must make a different platform than Spotify if they want to compete with them. Why should people run from Spotify to Apple Music?

Spotify succeeded because they had a great idea, and the idea was streaming at one price a month. The market wanted it much more than buying songs for about 1 dollar at iTunes.

Some investors sold shares at Fitbit Inc because of the Apple Watch, but Fitbit shears is up 11,98 percent to US $ 35,65 right now in New York. Fitbit Inc went public in June 17 at US $20 a share. Morgan Stanley has a price target of $58 a share.

Despite competition from Apple, Fitbit maintained 21 percent of the wearable market in July. The number of Fitbit users who planned to buy Apple`s watch fell from May to July, according to Morgan Stanley.

Apple is expected to show off a new Apple TV system. CEO Tim Cook talked about Apple TV`s lower price during an event in March earlier this year. Analysts say the new Apple TV could serve as a hub for Siri to control lamps, thermostats and other «smart» appliances, using Apple`s HomeKit technology.

Apple has tried to convince media companies for years to strike deals for the Apple TV to carry live programming outside traditional cable and satellite packages. Now, the company has opened up its TV set-top box to outside apps, and a quality app is vital to win in this market.

The new TV box is part of the company’s strategy to carve out a bigger role in the home. It is expected to see a redesigned Apple TV set-top box with new capabilities for apps and games, and Siri is expected to become «smarter».

Siri can offer recommendations, such as nearby restaurants. She will also offer to add calendar and contact entries based on your incoming email. She can launch apps for you based on your past habits.

Hey, Siri, when is the new event starting?

Apple Inc is hosting its annual splash on Wednesday to talk more about its new iPhone. The event starts at San Francisco`s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium at 10 a.m on Wednesday September. 9.

 

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Apple’s Tim Cook leads different

Spend your Easter holiday to read about the World`s greatest leader here at shinybull.com. It is a long story, so take your time. This story is from the April 1, 2015 issue of Fortune. Enjoy!

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Tim Cook assumed he was ready forthe harsh glare that shines on Apple’s [fortune-stock symbol=”AAPL”] CEO. He had, after all, filled in for Jobs three times during the Apple founder’s medical leaves of absence. Cook ultimately became the company’s chief executive six weeks before Jobs died, in October 2011.

What Cook found out instead is that there is no preparation for the scrutiny that comes with succeeding a legend. “I have thick skin,” he says, “but it got thicker. What I learned after Steve passed away, what I had known only at a theoretical level, an academic level maybe, was that he was an incredible heat shield for us, his executive team. None of us probably appreciated that enough because it’s not something we were fixated on. We were fixated on our products and running the business. But he really took any kind of spears that were thrown. He…

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Samsung Up

Gold bugs are trading down and are now below 50MA. Many of the gold stocks have had a terrible year so far in 2013.

It`s difficult in this mining business. Barrick gold plans $3B capital raise. This stock has plummeted so far this year. Stock price yesterday was down -4,8% AH, after announcing plans for a bought-deal public offering of 163,5M common shares at $18,35 each, for gross proceeds of $3B.

Barrick Gold plans to use 2,6B of the net proceeds to strengthen its balance sheet and improve its long-term liquidity position by redeeming or repurchasing outstanding debt.

It`s better to stick with the tech stocks, but as we all know; shares follow earnings. How is to take over a job after a geniues like Steve Jobs? John Sculley know everything about that when he became the new boss at Apple in 1983.

Steve Jobs died October 5, 2011. The new boss is Mr Tim Cook, and he has a tough job to fill Jobs shoes. The two last quarters has not been so good for Apple, but I hop the holiday season is gonna be good for Apple so we can see a change for Apple.

Samsung is a huge competitor for Apple and thay are doing it well. The earnings are still raising and they are probably going to change the tech battle soon. When you look their earnings compared to Apple`s, you know what stock you should own?

News today: ISM Manufacturing PMI @ 10:00am

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