AAPL Intraday Updates (Archive)

  • Posted: 16 May 2010 08:18 PM

    Let’s get at it…

    [ Edited: 21 May 2010 11:14 PM by DawnTreader ]      
  • Posted: 16 May 2010 11:24 PM #1

    I would like to swap last Sunday’s futures for today’s #s in the red.  The optimistic side of me thinks the Euro FUD will dissipate as the week goes on, unless the bears get the munchies.  It’s just idle speculation on my part, as this market is a challenging read.

         
  • Posted: 17 May 2010 01:16 AM #2

    Monday

    R4         274.21
      midpoint   270.72
    R3       267.23
      midpoint   263.74
    R2       260.25
      midpoint   258.64
    R1       257.03
      midpoint   255.15
    PP       253.27
      midpoint   251.66
    S1       250.05
      midpoint   248.17
    S2       246.29
      midpoint   242.80
    S3       239.31
      midpoint   235.82
    S4       232.33

         
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    Posted: 17 May 2010 08:14 AM #3

    Taiwan’s Foxconn Hires Monks To Stem Suicides

    Last update: 5/17/2010 6:54:50 AM

    TAIPEI (AFP)—Taiwan’s Foxconn Group said Monday it had hired Buddhist monks and psychological counselors for its workers at plants in China in a bid to put an end to a string of suicides.
    The group, known in Taiwan by the name of its parent Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. (2317.TW), said in a statement that more than 100 counselors have been hired while hot lines have also been set up to provide emotional support.

    Foxconn, which makes iPhones for Apple Inc. (AAPL), made the announcement after Chinese media reported that a seventh worker had died at the company’s China operations by jumping to his death. Two others were injured after attempting to commit suicide by similar means.

    “So far the services are largely at the Shenzhen plants,” a Foxconn official said, referring to the city in south China where the company employs more than 300,000 workers.

    He said some Buddhist monks have been deployed to provide prayer service for the workers.
    He declined to give reasons why the Shenzhen plants might have been hit by the spate of suicides.
    According to the China Labour Bulletin, or CLB, a workers’ rights group based in Hong Kong, the Foxconn suicides highlight the pressure faced by young workers in China, who must labor for long hours far from their families.

    The conglomerate, the world’s largest maker of computer components, which are also used in Dell and Hewlett-Packard computers, employs more than 800,000 people worldwide.

    (END) Dow Jones Newswires


    May 17, 2010 06:54 ET (10:54 GMT)

    Well THAT makes sense…..

    .... given that Steve Jobs claims to BE a Buddhist himself… smart move to placate Apple and the powers that be….

    But given the DEMAND pressures to deliver more and more iPad’s, methinks the taskmasters at Foxconn are more afraid of the MARKET DEMANDS from apple for more and more, faster and faster, than they are of the whimpers for workforce Nirvana.

    [ Edited: 17 May 2010 08:17 AM by TanToday ]

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    Posted: 17 May 2010 08:51 AM #4

    Foxconn’s suicide rate is 1/10th the national rate of suicide.

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    Posted: 17 May 2010 09:11 AM #5

    macglenn - 17 May 2010 11:51 AM

    Foxconn’s suicide rate is 1/10th the national rate of suicide.

    Come on….

    ... reality doesn’t count here, its FEEL’N's that do. And right now, the media is having an emotional moment.

    [ Edited: 17 May 2010 09:35 AM by TanToday ]

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    Posted: 17 May 2010 09:50 AM #6

    Interesting insight, and upon reflection, I have to agree…

    The Greatest Changes Since the Industrial Revolution
    From Conversations with Casey

    Monday, May 17, 2010

    Louis James: Do you think Greece will default?

    Doug Casey: First, you shouldn’t talk about “Greece” like that. We’re talking about the Greek government’s debt. And my view is that not only will they default, but that they should default. Generations of future Greek taxpayers should not be turned into serfs in order to pay for the excess of today’s Greek politicians. And the people who lent the Greek government all that money to do stupid things with should be punished for both their lack of foresight and their collusion with corruption.

    And it would be doubly good if this happened, because it would greatly hamper the ability of the Greek government to borrow money in the future, which would limit how much it could spend on all the disastrously stupid things governments spend money on.

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    Posted: 17 May 2010 10:28 AM #7

    Ninth employee death reported at Foxconn China plant
     
    YCWB.net, May 17; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Monday 17 May 2010]

    A male employee fell to his death from the roof of the employee dorm of Foxconn Electronics’ (Hon Hai Precision Industry’s) Shenzhen factory on May 14, marking the ninth fatality at the facility in the past three months.

    Although the victim was found with four knife wounds to his chest, local police have ruled the incident a suicide saying the wounds were self-inflicted, according to a Chinese language YCWB.net report.

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    Posted: 17 May 2010 11:02 AM #8

    Another day we price in the market correction! Sweet.

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    Black Swan Counter: 9 (Banks need money, Jobs needs a break, Geithner has no plan, Cuomo’s grandstanding, .Gov needs a hobby, GS works for money, flash crash, is that bubbling crude?).

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    Posted: 17 May 2010 11:30 AM #9

    FOUR ** OTHER ** Companies Wanted Palm, Who Were They?http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20100517/palms-suitors/

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  • Posted: 17 May 2010 11:48 AM #10

    Foxconn to ship 24m iPhone 4Gs, as reported here.

    Also, the new iPhone is expected to have DOUBLE the resolution of the 3G and have FFS technology, creating a better viewing experience.  The panel is 33% thinner than in previous versions, making more room for an expanded battery.

    The current owners of 2G, 3G and 3GS are going to WANT THIS.

         
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    Posted: 17 May 2010 11:51 AM #11

    OT: Who knew that Amazon’s pricing changes from day to day?

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    Posted: 17 May 2010 11:53 AM #12

    Mercel - 17 May 2010 02:48 PM

    Foxconn to ship 24m iPhone 4Gs, as reported here.

    Also, the new iPhone is expected to have DOUBLE the resolution of the 3G and have FFS technology, creating a better viewing experience.  The panel is 33% thinner than in previous versions, making more room for an expanded battery.

    The current owners of 2G, 3G and 3GS are going to WANT THIS.

    Maybe this is confusion on my part, but is the iPhone hoped for in June 4G (ie ITE) or just the next after the 3GS? If the latter, it has a confusing progression.

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  • Posted: 17 May 2010 11:56 AM #13

    stkstalker - 17 May 2010 02:53 PM
    Mercel - 17 May 2010 02:48 PM

    Foxconn to ship 24m iPhone 4Gs, as reported here.

    Also, the new iPhone is expected to have DOUBLE the resolution of the 3G and have FFS technology, creating a better viewing experience.  The panel is 33% thinner than in previous versions, making more room for an expanded battery.

    The current owners of 2G, 3G and 3GS are going to WANT THIS.

    Maybe this is confusion on my part, but is the iPhone hoped for in June 4G (ie ITE) or just the next after the 3GS? If the latter, it has a confusing progression.

    I’m going with iPhone 4G.  Also, PED is now running the story, including a comment the new iPhone may be available on June 7.  if so, our Q3 estimates will need to be revised UPWARD.  See here

         
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    Posted: 17 May 2010 12:08 PM #14

    Jim O’Neal, Goldman’s chief economist, is a Euro bull. He expects the Euro to bottom around 1.20-1.21.

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    Posted: 17 May 2010 12:10 PM #15

    I love my iPad.  Showed to some friends over the weekend. And they were drooling over it. This item will put us over 300 in a flash in July.