Investors Need to Worry About AAPL

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Why Investors Need to Worry About AAPL Stock

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Why Investors Need to Worry About AAPL Stock

  • BUZ iNVESTORS Investors Need to Worry About AAPL  (NASDAQ:AAPL) may not like much about the year 2016, as it turned out to be one of the most challenging years ever.
  • Sales of Apple’s iconic “iPhone” declined for the first time, sending AAPL stock into a downward spiral. The victory of Donald Trump as U.S. president did not help either, as he kept putting pressure on the smartphone maker to shift its production to the United States.
  • Reports came in last weekend that Apple Inc. may trim production of its iPhone family by around 10% in the first quarter of 2017, according to calculations based on data from suppliers.

Investors Need to Worry About AAPL

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Investors Need to Worry About AAPL  Reports came in last weekend that Apple Inc. may trim production of its iPhone family by around 10% in the first quarter of 2017, according to calculations based on data from suppliers. The phones have been selling more sluggishly than expected. Information on the production of the latest models and global sales suggest that there will be cuts in both the “iPhone 7” and “iPhone 7 Plus” lines in the coming quarter. (Source: “Apple to slice iPhone production 10%,” Nikkei Asian Review, December 31, 2016.)

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Investors Need to Worry About AAPL

Adding to Apple’s problems, just a few days ago, Consumer Reports magazine withheld recommending the new “MacBook Pro,” as the machine did not deliver the promised battery life. Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing tweeted that the company was working with Consumer Reports to understand their battery tests, as the results did not match Apple’s extensive tests or field data.

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To add to these woes, AAPL stock is also under political pressure to consider shifting its manufacturing base to the United States. President-elect Donald Trump has proposed high tariffs for goods produced in China, but has also conveyed to Apple CEO Tim Cook that he would provide lots of incentives to the company if it builds its manufacturing base in the U.S.

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