Are we witnessing the fall of Apple?

Are we witnessing the fall of Apple?
Apple stock has plunged to another low today and the company is no longer the world’s most valuable, falling behind Exxon Mobil. But it is still the most valuable tech company, and that means a lot. Yet, Apple stock has been on a downward slide for quite a while, and it seems it just continues going down and down.

Could the lack of Steve Jobs’ leadership or the quick rise of Android have pushed Apple out of relevance? That is definitely not the case today, but commentators are increasingly worried that it might happen in the future.

Folks from MoneyChoice have now compiled this interesting infographic summarizing Apple’s recent stock price fluctuations and mixing in its product launched. Take a look.

source: MoneyChoice.org

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80 Comments

1. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Their next device conference will bring it back to 425 but it will slowly drop down and stabilize ~360. It won't go below 300.

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Gee, you sound sure.

8. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Insider trading!

19. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Law of gravity - what goes up must come down. Right now, I think Apple is being hammered by collateral news. Audio chips piling up in inventory at the chip manufacturer, and immediately slow iToy sales get blamed. Maybe Apple should use some of its pile of $ to do a stock buy-back? Once word of a stock buy-back leaked, I suspect the share price would firm up.

26. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

The stock is on its way down, and it better hold 354.00. I posted that Apple would fail based on the 5th Elliot wave 702 top, and that the possible low target was 354.00 which is where it started its major climb. 354.00 is a major support area, and it is the 50 day simple moving average on the monthly. When the monthly chart corrects then maybe it will bounce but only if new awe inspiring products hit the shelves. Apple didn't go as high as it did because the stock was worth it, it's because it was a trend investors made money on until the music stopped back in October. October is where I posted the E wave prediction BTW.

32. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Apple has so interior products =just iConboards, that must be falling all the time in a time of multi user API, copy file etc.. Apple will just steal Android features like statusbar to save itself a little Inferiority of iConboards is obvious.....

60. jcarrigan unregistered

okay i dont know what their talking about but unfortunately apple has pretty much been the most popular single manufacturer of smartphones in the us because women find them "oh so pretty and i can put my pink bedazzled fuzzy case on it" whereas in the rest of the world the people are smart and choose android over apple.

70. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

US citizens are very easily influenced..... They eat everything you serve them..... They even don't care their gov lied them about mass destruction weapons in Iraq so US gov murdered thousands of US soldiers, people are simply stupid.... Wake up! Vote for different parties! Otherwise you don't care you support murders......

76. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Don't vote "different" parties. Don't vote for major parties at all. Screw these idiot psychopath politicians.

78. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Of course

79. jcarrigan unregistered

Well i an american and i have never supported apple, i have always been a fan of android and in some small cases windows and blackberry.

73. nirmik379kale

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

Its not always about right choice!! sometimes its the budget!! in India iPhone is a hole in the pocket and STILL a thing of luxury!! or atleast a device u would love to own!! primarily coz not all could xperience it!! i feel Americans have just used apple ova the years and now that they are bored, they wana blame apple for everything... yeah apple needs to innovate now... but its also wrong on the [art of the people to just scrap apple like this coz they are 'BORED!!'

2. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Lmfao Really good news You deserve it

28. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

You didn't Trademark or Register anything! D:

36. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

You're observed gmracer1™ I was using the iP5, this usesless scrap phone dosn't have any Keyboards to download on App-store that has the symbol " ™®©" I normally, everytime use GN2, on Android you have loads a Keyboard Apps vailable® So whenever i don't use the ™®© it's cause that iP5™

63. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Noted, good sir!

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Poor Apple! Even though I don't like Apple, but I'm sad when reading this article. ;( Stand up, Apple! You need to stand up!

61. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

why are you so dramatic?

71. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

xperia droid is right! Apple can stand up.the just need to redesign iOS,bring a hardware that is on par with the highend droid device and add some freedom(you won't need iTunes) and improve pricing.this way apple can stand up

4. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Took long enough. Everyone saw this coming. When the only change you make on your device is a bigger screen and 1 new color, your destined for failure. Wheres the innovation?? Did Apple not learn from BlackBerry's mistake?

11. nirmik379kale

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

Innovation at apple was always driven by the excellence of Steve and his taste to natural things in life ... ther's noone so passionate as him anymore @ Apple... Its now only about numbers!! Earlier it was about pouring in heart! :)

38. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

They followed the philosophy if IKEA, "simple design" and it worked at first but the problem is Apple are not making wooden spoons... Phones are Technical devices which need to evolve in form and function to remain attractive in the industry. Just imagine the same approach to phones 100 years ago... we will still be winding up the old box on the wall to our ears to get enough current to call someone in the next suburb, or tyres, we'll still be rolling on wooden rims.

40. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

I've said that same thing multiple times. Apple is walking the Blackberry path of near stagnation. I've never been an Apple fan, but that doesn't mean I want them to fail. They need to be decent to keep choices up and prices lower. Apple must fight being complacent, b/c if they don't, they will be in big trouble, and so will we as consumers. Having fewer choices is never good......

6. nirmik379kale

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

Whenever Steve Jobs has left the company, it has always fallen to its face!! Apple was always Steve's company...He poured in his heart and soul to it and it seems that so did the company!! it doesn't want to live without its love! :) Seems hypothetical, but when u see the efforts and passion he put behind Apple, it all seems to 'Just Work' ;)

14. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

He made no difference to, made the same phone 3times again and over! Even if he was here, the public and the average joes who are buying and pushing sales have realised, it's nothing special! Look on the bright side!

72. nirmik379kale

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

then i guess u dont know about his life and apples... it wasnt the same fone 3 times... untill his death there was something new... siri the last one... it brought revolution in the voice recognition sector...and the way we interact with devices... google glass uses voice commands which somewhere, if not started, was given a huge push by siri... i dont own an iPhone but i have studied every iteration of it!! and they were always amazing!! but i am an android , bb10, jolla and ubuntu lover too!!( Hate Windows) and its not just about mobiles... look at the pc industry... what did microsoft innovate? s***!! all they could manage to innovate was touch screen laptops or hybrid devices as they say! Apple? well the Macintosh, iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air... the ultrabook thing started with apple! n so did the 'All in one PC', and STILL, keep any ultrabook besides an Air or an All in one PC besides the iMac and see!! they can just never match!! look at MAC OSX!! B-E-A-U-T-Y!! windows?? hardly any beauty in there man!! They have always invented! and it started with Steve!! the others followed and tried to compete... only Android succeeded!! others never could!! If u havent, please watch 'Pirates Of Silicon Vally' to know abput steve!! or any other video on youtube that describes steves influence!! ThankYou :) ;) P.S: no hard feelings ;) :P

75. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

He steals He copied Sonys keyboard He copied Sony Z series Laptop Apple is a show off a trend Not everyone can afford Z series laptop

77. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Yeah. I think the iP5 is what hurt them the worst. I mean the changes were so minimal from the previous 3.5 inch phone that people that held off decided it was a good time to start saving a tiny bit of money by buying the older phones. At least in the past they had some truly new "marketable" feature to ram down our throats about how great their phones supposedly were. The iP5 had nothing new on it other than a screen size bump. If that's the best you can do then you should expect failure. PS, I'm not saying apple created siri or the other things that they would release gen of gen, just that they had something to market. Now they don't, and a .5 inch screen change isn't going to make their user base run out and buy the "new" one over that.

7. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

I'm afraid that Apple have become a bit complacent and competitors have caught up. I've never had an Apple product so I can't really comment too much on what they need to do. What I do know is that the OS is looking a bit tired and dated, and this is the one thing that deters me from trying them out. They are also very expensive and it is obvious that consumers are being ripped off from the huge levels of profit Apple make. Their hardware is good but not good enough to warrant how much more it costs you to have an iPhone than the top competitor phone over a two year contract. From what I've heard their customer service leaves a lot to be desired too. When you pay top dollar you expect top support and customer service. Also what's it all about...launching a phone with so many known defects straight out of the box. This alone sums up Apples arrogance and disregard for their loyal customers.

9. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

For those of you in the UK...how good is that cider advert, taking the pi** out of Apple. Absolute quality!

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