Chaos in Cupertino: Apple’s First Quarterly Sales & Profit Decline in 13 Years

iPhone Sales Fall for the First Time in Its History Cupertino, CA-based Apple, Inc. announced its fiscal first quarter results yesterday and it wasn’t a pretty picture. And although Wall Street acted with shock, no one should have been surprised … Continue reading

Backing Beats – Apple Launches Retaliatory Attack on Monster

BREAKING NEWS Monster’s Noel Lee Talks to Us About Latest Lawsuit Developments As many regular readers know, Strata-gee has been closely following the litigation between Monster, LLC and Beats Electronics, LLC. Although the matter is really just getting started, it … Continue reading

Apple’s Smartwatch: A Magnum Opus? Or A Major Oh-Oh?

Smarmy smugness notwithstanding, Apple executives must be getting at least a little nervous. As we recently reported, their launch of the new Apple Watch saw a response that was tepid at best. As the press expressed a healthy dose of … Continue reading

Think Apple’s Watch is Doomed to Fail? Better Think Again

Apple, Inc. announced the coming availability of the Watch, its first major product in years, at a presentation earlier this month. Since that announcement, we’ve been struck by the lack of enthusiasm for the product amongst members of the TECH … Continue reading

Irony: Apple Reports Historic Fiscal Quarter Results – Sony Announces More Layoffs

Two rather significant news stories emerged today – one about Apple’s amazing Q1 fiscal results and the other about Sony’s troubled mobile division – and we couldn’t help but notice an incredible irony. In a way, it’s almost a tale … Continue reading

Apple Launches New iPhones, Stock Gets Squashed Like a Bug

Is Apple the Victim of Unreasonable Expectations? Or Is the Reaction to Incrementalism Justified? Apple, Inc. announced on Tuesday the long-awaited update of its key iPhone 5 smartphone, only to see its stock pummeled – losing more than 2% of … Continue reading

To Skeptical Crowd, Apple’s Tim Cook Promises ‘Game Changers’ are Coming

Wall Street analysts are getting increasingly concerned about the ability of Apple, Inc. to sustain its historic run of innovation. Some are suggesting the company’s best days may in fact be behind it. Exacerbating the growing drumbeat of discontent…it has … Continue reading

Beats Gets $60 Million Investment in Daisy; And a Visit From Apple CEO

How big has Beats Electronics, LLC become? Big enough to warrant a visit by Apple, Inc. CEO Tim Cook to discuss a potential partnership in Beat’s new streaming music service tentatively code-named Daisy. And big enough to relatively easily obtain … Continue reading