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In article<p24ci80pej@news6.newsguy.com>, PeterN
<"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net> wrote:

> >>
> >> https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-25/analysts-cut-ipho...
> >> ipment-forecasts-citing-lukewarm-demand
> > 
> > that's nothing more than the usual analysts talking out their ass in an
> > attempt to manipulate the stock price for personal gain and that of
> > their clients.
> > 
> > last october, the same idiot analysts were saying the iphone 8/8+ were
> > a flop, that lines were short and no backlog of orders, it's not enough
> > of a jump over the 7 so people were opting for the 7 instead, little to
> > no customer excitement, blah blah blah.
> > 
> > at the earnings call in early november, apple stated the iphone 8/8+
> > were the two most popular models sold. the iphone x had not yet shipped
> > at that point.
> > 
> > it happens every quarter.
> > 
> > apple's next earnings call is in mid-february, where *actual* numbers
> > will be announced.
> > 
> >>    But don't worry. Once it gets down to $40 I'll buy one
> >> to use as a camera...
> > 
> > you wouldn't use one if it was given to you for free.
> > 
> >> if they can demonstrate to me
> >> that the camera is usable without activating the phone.
> > 
> > there is *no* need to activate an iphone with cellular service.
> > 
> > you'll just need wifi for any connectivity (and you can also turn that
> > off if you prefer).
> > 
> > older iphones are commonly given to kids for exactly that purpose,
> > since the parents don't want to sign them up for their own cellphone
> > plan.
> 
> I do not disagree with much of what you say. but, back up what you say 
> with authenticated facts, and logic.

examples of october news reports:
<https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-19/apple-suppliers-f...
after-report-of-lower-iphone-8-orders>
  The Taipei-based Economic Daily News reported Thursday that Apple cut
  orders for its latest model, which went on sale last month, by more
  than 50 percent. The newspaper didn