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Apple availability increases, demand unchanged

updated 10:40 am EDT, Mon April 25, 2005

Apple availability

Apple's product availability continues to improve, with most products shipping on the same business day, according to a research note by Piper Jaffary. The research and investment firm, which often comments on Apple, says while critics of the company suggest greater product availability represents slowing demand, "we believe that demand for both Macs and iPods remains strong." Increased availability simply indicates that "Apple is becoming efficient at building products, and for the first time in a year, should have enough product to meet demand."

"As evidenced by strong overall results from Amazon.com's Top Seller Lists, we believe that demand for both Macs and iPods remains strong."

The number of Apple computers in the Top 10 remained flat
with the March 29 list at 4. The number of iPods in the Top 10 declined from 8 on March 29 to 4 late last week. Apple's OS X Tiger and OS X Tiger Family Pack operating system software (both to be released April 29) hold the top 2 spots respectively on the Electronics Top Seller list.

The estimated days to ship the Mac mini, 12" PowerBook, and 15" PowerBook, all dropped to "same business day."

On Friday, Synaptics (maker of iPod, iPod Photo and iPod mini scroll wheels) lowered its June quarter guidance slightly, citing softness in its portable music player business. While clearly "negative," Piper Jaffary points out that "it is reasonable to assume that due to seasonality, June quarter iPod unit shipments would fall from December and March quarter levels."




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  1. Deal

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Can't win

    Can't meet demand and they complain. You start to meet demand and they knock you for that too.

    Talk about problems that any company would want to have and yet Apple continually gets put down for it.

  1. Faizon318

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    pay attention

    This is what you call a pump and dump in the stock market.

  1. Faizon318

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    NOt that I

    I think apple is a great company . I just also think as a stock its a tad over valued .

  1. spacefreak

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    SELL

    This is the signal to sell your shares.

    The major reason Apple is able to ship its products same business day is the fact that the units are not flying off the shelf like they were 6 months ago. Heck, they even have to look around and find a retailer (Amazon) whose top seller list contains Apple products to try and maintain the hype.

    I hope a bunch of you made some good money on AAPL over the past year, but I doubt we'll see rival gains over the next 12 months.

  1. bigpoppa206

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    oh no...

    here come the naysayers!

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