Saturday, September 7, 2013

What Will The Stock Market Do?

It will fluctuate famously answered J.P. Morgan a long time ago. But what's on everyone's mind these days is "what will Apple do?". We'll find out on Tuesday in California and Wednesday in China. Here are some of my guesses.
  1. Take the iPhone the iPod route: have it in different colours and use something other than gorilla glass to lower the price of the company's cash cow for better penetration in emerging markets. 
  2. An apple TV. Man, they've been looking at this for some time now. If they are happy and roll it out, get ready to throw away what you have at home.
  3. A smartwatch. There are a few out there -- Samsung just unveiled its idea of what it should look like a few days ago --  but they are expensive and don't have that Apple design signature in them.
  4. A driverless car. That would surely upend development efforts in this market namely those of Google.
  5. Enter new markets: you know what I mean if you read Mona Simpson's eulogy or the iBio.
  6. Little tweaks of existing products. These should not be underestimated. It's very difficult to keep on simplifying great products.
Let's see.


akagugo said...

The stock market is saying this: we're momentarily tired of your (over-hyped?) products, bring back your genius, else...

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

There is a whole industry that's built on finally being right about a potential downfall of Apple. They've been predicting trouble for the Cupertino juggernaut for eons. It's not going to happen anytime soon. Apple doesn't really bother about the quarterly earnings season.

They have an electric car in the works plus the Apple watch is already a $6 billion business. And last time I checked the iPhone was earning almost all the profit of the smartphone industry.

Anyway, the problems that Apple is having are kind of nice to have.