News Apple to lose it's most valuable company crown

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    SAN FRANCISCO: As the digital advertising market booms and demand for smartphones wanes, Alphabet Inc. could soon dethroneApple as the world's most valuable company.

    If it happens, Alphabet will move to the head of the class just five months after Google reorganized itself under the holding company.

    The Silicon Valley rivals could trade places as early as Friday, given how rapidly the financial gap between them is narrowing. At the end of trading on Thursday, Apple's market value stood at $522 billion; Alphabet was worth $515 billion.

    That's a dramatic swing from where things stood just 13 months ago. Apple then boasted a market value of $643 billion, almost twice Google Inc.'s $361 billion.

    Since then, investors have soured on Apple Inc. The company has struggled to come up with another trend-setting product amid slumping sales of its most important device _ the nearly 9-year-old iPhone, which accounts for roughly two-thirds of Apple's overall sales.

    Apple has already acknowledged the iPhonewill begin this year with its first quarterly sales decline since it debuted in 2007. The slowdown helped push down Apple's stock price by 15 percent since the end of 2014.

    In contrast, Google has maintained its leadership in the lucrative Internet search and ad market while building other popular products in video, mobile, web browsing, email and mapping. That bundle of Google services brings in most of Alphabet's revenue, and is expected to deliver growth in the 15 per cent to 20 per cent range as marketers shift even more of their budgets to digital services.

    Alphabet also has impressed investors by reining in its spending. Google hired a Wall Street veteran, Ruth Porat, as its chief financial officer last May
     
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    My wife is an iDrone....every update is nearly identical. You'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between today's iPhone and a 10 year old iphone. Best marketing in history though.
     
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    I was playing with the latest iPhone and yes you are right....

    The only real difference is the camera
     
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  4. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...apple lost its most valuable company crown when steve jobs died. it was guaranteed downhill after that. they put a finoakio in charge of the company, what did you think you were gonna get out of that?
     
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    its*
     
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    people must like Alphabet soup
     
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    You must be pretty oblivious or horrible at observation if you can't tell the difference between an iphone 6s and this iphone you mention that didn't exist 10 years ago.
     
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    You sound like my wife...no point in even discussing it. Again, their marketing is absolutely brilliant though. Hats off to Apple's business model/plan.
     
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    ....and sooooo sorry. 9 years. What a burn!
     
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    There is a point in discussing it when your original premise is factually wrong.
     
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    Wait until people realize that their iPhones are no longer subsidized. The entire smart phone industry will take a hit, but iPhones at $1,000 a piece will be a big problem. That family of 5 that used to buy 1 or 2 iPhones a year will be going away pretty fast. All of Apple Eggs are in the iOS business and the competition is really picking up.
     
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    The 16GB iPhone 1G in my drawer is exactly the same as my 128GB 6S Plus. Sometimes I grab the 1G by mistake and don't realize it for days.
     
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    Gotta give them credit, at least Apple makes real profits. Many tech companies don't.
     
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    I'm still using my Galaxy Note 1, it still runs flawlessly. The original battery died about a year and a half ago, so I just ordered up another from Amazon and swapped it out in about 5 seconds.


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    I like the look of apple products and ease of use for basic functions. But as for the company, those mother fuckers. I am happy to receive my dividends, but their "free cash" is so overvalued because of their liabilities that its not the cash monster people tend to believe.
     
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    maybe if you're fucking retarded
     
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    so you pay a little more per month for the cost of the phone, but your phone bill also goes down because they are not subsidizing the phone, so it ends up costing about the same
     
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    retardation confirmed
     
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    Sure, but after the 2yrs of payments are up and people see their cell bill is $20+ less each month, they are less likely to upgrade.
     
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    Oh boy, you're going to upset all the Apple sheep with that statement.

    Do you mean they waited in line for two days for nothing?
     
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