Re: High end "smartphone" market is mature
Indeed, Sir:- bad news of that sort pertaining to my earnings/bank account would be most welcome.
Analysts are the bad news in this scenario; I cannot understand how they manage to persuade someone to part with oodles of money to them, giving in return 'guesses' that are about as reasoned and accurate as those coming from a seaside fortune-teller.
As regards Tim Cook:-
'"We're working on things that you see that we're shipping today, but we're [also] working on things that are not," Cook told analysts and reporters'
In other words, Apple is continuing to operate just as it always has by not announcing work in progress or future projects. Why the hell should they happily inform their competitors what's in the pipeline?
If a few cretinous analysts end up with egg on their faces, and some greedy speculators/gamblers get their fingers burned, who gives a damn?
Before all the anti-Apple brigade down vote this, I would sal that the foregoing applies to any technology company.
Perhaps a cull of analysts & speculators could be a new team sport?