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the best Story is always between the lines


I’m a bit skeptical over Salvatore’s article, here (well… below).

as most of you know I’ve been sporting Android devices myself of late (Nexus 7 over my iPad, the Nexus 4, and now the HTC One). Its fun. but, I remain a serious Apple shareholder. I’m thinking long-term.

I’ve pondered Salvatore’s article and found myself asking a fundamental question:

“If he is correct, then why is it every kid in North American schools from College down to the 3rd grade want iPhones? Most of their parents as well.”

If you disagree tell me why. do it!

“Salvatore “Sam” is a member of The Motley Fool Blog Network – entries represent the personal opinion of the blogger and are not formally edited. Although Apple’s iPhone 5 sold more impressively than the Gal … Robert is a…”

that’s it. just that. but, Sal’s position is weak without much relative research. for example he fails to mention that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is subsidized for carriers much differently than Apple’s practice. for example, at AT&T you can pick up the Samsung device for $199. this is why Apple’s margins are better and another reason the stock is underpriced.


The S4 figures in context

“Although Apple’s iPhone 5 sold more impressively than the Galaxy S4, the smartphone market appears to be rapidly moving against Apple. To be completely fair, the iPhone 5 did sell better than Samsung’s S4. There’s no question about that. Apple sold 5 million of its latest iPhone in just the first weekend. AppleInsider has pointed out the apparent media bias when it comes to coverage of Apple: many articles characterized the iPhone 5’s launch as a failure, while Samsung’s S4 has received praise.”

this means Samsung is selling under margin. not a great long-term strategy where you get your customers accustomed to cheap prices. comparatively, Apple has us willing to pay a lot of money for great products.

go play.

peace to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

posted under apple, Technology
2 Comments to

“the best Story is always between the lines”

  1. Avatar June 4th, 2013 at 8:33 pm V. S. Says:

    Thanks for your nice post. Brian, What motivated you to call this blog “the best Story is always between the lines”, not that the title does not go with the content, I am just wondering. I appreciate you sharing this with the rest of us Brian.

  2. Avatar June 6th, 2013 at 6:57 am Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    There is more to almost any story than most authors let on. Information might be omitted or twisted, possibly misinterpreted. So, understanding where the information comes from and the motivation that drives it helps with both understanding, appreciation and utilization of the information.

    I more often than not ask my self, “what motivated the story?” Perhaps that is because I am mostly interested in understanding why people do the things they do, or don’t do. Social History if you will. The study of WHY things happen.

    Examples abound. For example, why communicate with an avatar or anonymous commentor?

    – Cork

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