Netflix Earnings, More Red Flags Appear for Netflix, WaPo Goes After Apple and China

Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories:

  • Netflix Earnings

  • More Red Flags Appear for Netflix

  • WaPo Goes After Apple and China

There is a lot to talk about when it comes to Netflix earnings. The company is the paid video streaming leader. We have to pay attention to this company closely when it comes to analyzing Apple TV+ and the broader paid video streaming space. The first story in today’s update will be primarily fact-based, including the most relevant numbers from Netflix’s earnings. The second story will connect the dots. There are worrying signs for Netflix here. We conclude with a look at The Washington Post going after Apple’s decision to engage with China.

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More on Apple and China, The Google Hardware Event, Google’s Ambient Computing Vision

Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories:

  • More on Apple and China

  • The Google Hardware Event

  • Google’s Ambient Computing Vision

We kick off today’s email with additional comments on the newest Above Avalon article, “A Different View on Apple and China.” The discussion then turns to my thoughts on Google’s hardware event in NYC with a focus on the company’s ambient computing vision.

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Apple Shares Hit All-Time High, Disney’s Ingenious Disney+ Marketing, Dyson Pulls Plug on Electric Car

Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories:

  • Apple Shares Hit All-Time High

  • Disney’s Ingenious Disney+ Marketing

  • Dyson Pulls Plug on Electric Car

Today’s email kicks off with my thoughts on Apple’s very strong stock performance. The discussion then turns to Disney unleashing a great Disney+ marketing campaign ahead of the streaming service’s launch. We conclude with Dyson ending its electric car project. We go over why the move ends up being a symbol of where the auto industry finds itself.

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Apple Pulls Police Tracking App in Hong Kong, Apple Pulls Quartz News App in China, Thursday Q&A

Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories:

  • Apple Pulls Police Tracking App in Hong Kong

  • Apple Pulls Quartz News App in China

  • Thursday Q&A

Given how yesterday’s update was primarily about China, it makes sense that we continue the discussion in today’s update. We have two news events that touch upon many all of the points found in yesterday’s update. We conclude with a new installment of Thursday Q&A. I answer the following questions from Above Avalon members:

  • How long can Apple afford to sit back on their heels as far as responding to the new form factors that other companies are releasing?

  • How much of a market share threat are these new Surface products?

  • If Microsoft's goal for Surface products is to promote its Windows products, how does Duo (Android-based dual screen tablet/smartphone) fit in their strategy?

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The NBA, China, and Apple, Apple’s China Stance, Another Essential Smartphone

Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories:

  • The NBA, China, and Apple

  • Apple’s China Stance

  • Another Essential Smartphone

Today’s update will begin with China. The growing uproar involving the NBA (National Basketball Association) and China is putting a spotlight on Apple's business in China. We go over my thoughts on the entire situation. The email then turns to the silliness found with Essential unveiling another smartphone.

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Apple Music’s Next Act, Music Industry Pushing Back Against Apple Bundle, Apple TV+ As a Pawn?

Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories:

  • Apple Music’s Next Act

  • Music Industry Pushing Back Against Apple Bundle

  • Apple TV+ As a Pawn?

We kick off today’s email with Apple’s near-term objectives for Apple Music. The email then turns to news that Apple is receiving pushback from the music industry when it comes to potentially bundling Apple Music with Apple TV+. The discussion concludes with my thoughts on Apple using Apple TV+ as a pawn to push some kind of bundle containing multiple content distribution services.

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Apple Increases iPhone 11 Production, Another Positive Data Point for iPhone Sales, Apple Buys IKinema

Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories:

  • Apple Increases iPhone 11 Production

  • Another Positive Data Point for iPhone Sales

  • Apple Buys IKinema

We begin today’s email with the Nikkei’s latest report saying Apple is increasing iPhone 11 production. In particular, we go over whether or not Nikkei should be viewed as a credible source. The discussion then looks at the growing amount of evidence pointing to positive iPhone sales trends. The email concludes with my thoughts on Apple's latest acquisition: IKinema.

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Rethinking Apple’s Content Distribution Arm, New Content Bundles' Impact on Apple EPS, Thoughts on Microsoft’s Surface Event

Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories:

  • Rethinking Apple’s Content Distribution Arm

  • New Content Bundles' Impact on Apple EPS

  • Thoughts on Microsoft’s Surface Event

We kick off today’s email with additional comments on the newest Above Avalon article, “Measuring Apple’s Content Distribution Arm.” In particular, we focus on the new way I am thinking about Apple’s revamped content distribution arm. We also go over the impact Apple’s new paid content bundles (Apple News+, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade) will have on Apple EPS. The email then turns to my thoughts on Microsoft’s Surface event in NYC.

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Internal Facebook Meeting Audio Leaks, Tim Cook Sits Down with Stern, Ringification of Suburbia

Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories:

  • Internal Facebook Meeting Audio Leaks

  • Tim Cook Sits Down with Stern

  • Ringification of Suburbia

We begin today’s email with my thoughts on The Verge getting its hands on leaked audio from two recent Mark Zuckerberg Q&A sessions with Facebook employees. We discuss how the press continues to mishandle its approach to Facebook. The discussion then turns to several new comments from Tim Cook on competition and regulation. We conclude with a look at a recent Wired piece on how home security cameras are taking over neighborhoods. There are a few observations worth discussing when thinking about security cameras and smart homes.

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Goldman’s Struggle Is Apple’s Gain, Jeff Williams Talks Apple Watch, Apple Valuation Stumps Wall Street  

Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories:

  • Goldman’s Struggle Is Apple’s Gain

  • Jeff Williams Talks Apple Watch

  • Apple Valuation Stumps Wall Street

We begin today’s email with my thoughts on the WSJ’s profile of Goldman Sachs struggling to find new cash cows. Goldman’s transition has Apple implications. The email then turns to new comments from Jeff Williams regarding health and Apple Watch. We conclude with AAPL valuation and my preferred valuation methodology for Apple shares.

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Apple to Release Movies in Theaters, EU Requirements for Apple TV+, The High-End Speaker Race

Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories:

  • Apple to Release Movies in Theaters

  • EU Requirements for Apple TV+

  • The High-End Speaker Race

We kick off today’s email by discussing why Apple will release a number of original movies in theaters before making them available on Apple TV+. The discussion then turns to how Apple plans on meeting EU requirements regarding quotas for localized content. We conclude with my thoughts on the latest developments in the high-end stationary smart speaker space.

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The Amazon Hardware Event, Amazon’s Questionable Privacy Pitch, Amazon Unveils Day 1 Editions Initiative  

Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories:

  • The Amazon Hardware Event

  • Amazon’s Questionable Privacy Pitch

  • Amazon Unveils Day 1 Editions Initiative

Today’s update will be dedicated to going over the Amazon hardware event that was held in Seattle. We first go over my thoughts on the big picture regarding Amazon and hardware. The discussion then turns to why I think Amazon’s privacy pitch is comical. The email concludes with how Amazon’s Day 1 Editions initiative ends up being a doubling down of the company’s “failing is good” strategy.

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WSJ Botches iPhone 11 in China Story, Netflix Warns of Higher Content Costs, Apple Unveils Oprah's Book Club

Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories:

  • WSJ Botches iPhone 11 in China Story

  • Netflix Warns of Higher Content Costs

  • Apple Unveils Oprah's Book Club

We begin today’s email with a WSJ story that didn’t sit well with me this past weekend. The discussion then turns to some worrying comments from Netflix’s Reed Hastings regarding the upcoming “content arms race” in paid video streaming. The email concludes with Apple announcing details regarding Oprah’s revised Book Club.

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  • Apple financial estimates.

  • My perspective and observations on current news and Apple competitors.

  • Full coverage of Apple earnings, product events, and keynotes.

If it is of interest to Apple, it is something I pay attention to. 

Member Privileges and Benefits

  • Exclusive Analysis. Receive exclusive daily updates containing my analysis and perspective, 100% related to Apple. Approximately 200 daily updates are published throughout the year. Members also receive my exclusive reports, in-depth examinations into Apple's business strategy. Each report covers one topic, and a new report is published each quarter.

  • Email Priority. Receive timely responses to email questions and inquiries.

  • Apple Earnings Model. Access my working Apple earnings model. The model is fully functional and adjustable with the ability to alter earnings drivers.

  • Archive Access. Read daily updates and reports previously sent to members. The archive can be viewed here.

  • Forum Access. Join other Above Avalon members in a forum containing in-depth discussion and Apple debate. The forum can be accessed here. Members live in 55 countries and hold a diverse range of backgrounds and occupations. I (Neil Cybart) personally moderate and oversee the forum.

  • Receive Above Avalon Weekly Articles via Email. Receive the weekly Above Avalon article via email. This feature is only available to members.

  • Member meet-ups. Meet me and other Above Avalon members to discuss Apple and other related news items. Prior meet-ups have taken place in San Francisco, Cupertino, and San Jose. Future meet-ups are possible in other cities.

  • Above Avalon Support. Play an active role in supporting Above Avalon as an independent source of Apple analysis. Above Avalon is fully sustained by its members.

Apple Arcade Initial Impressions, Google Launches Play Pass, Mac Pro Manufacturing to Remain in U.S.

Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories:

  • Apple Arcade Initial Impressions

  • Google Launches Play Pass

  • Mac Pro Manufacturing to Remain in U.S.

We kick off today’s email by going over my Apple Arcade initial impressions. The discussion then turns to Google launching its own gaming and app subscription service called Play Pass. We conclude with Apple announcing that the new Mac Pro will be manufactured in the U.S. We go over the various twists and turns this story has taken in recent months and why the whole thing strikes me as odd.

Above Avalon membership is required to read this daily update. Members can read the update here.


Above Avalon Membership

Above Avalon members receive all of my analysis and perspective on Apple. The cornerstone of Above Avalon membership is access to my exclusive daily updates about Apple.

Daily updates are 2,000-word emails that revolve around the following topics:

  • Apple business and strategy analysis.

  • Apple financial estimates.

  • My perspective and observations on current news and Apple competitors.

  • Full coverage of Apple earnings, product events, and keynotes.

If it is of interest to Apple, it is something I pay attention to. 

Member Privileges and Benefits

  • Exclusive Analysis. Receive exclusive daily updates containing my analysis and perspective, 100% related to Apple. Approximately 200 daily updates are published throughout the year. Members also receive my exclusive reports, in-depth examinations into Apple's business strategy. Each report covers one topic, and a new report is published each quarter.

  • Email Priority. Receive timely responses to email questions and inquiries.

  • Apple Earnings Model. Access my working Apple earnings model. The model is fully functional and adjustable with the ability to alter earnings drivers.

  • Archive Access. Read daily updates and reports previously sent to members. The archive can be viewed here.

  • Forum Access. Join other Above Avalon members in a forum containing in-depth discussion and Apple debate. The forum can be accessed here. Members live in 55 countries and hold a diverse range of backgrounds and occupations. I (Neil Cybart) personally moderate and oversee the forum.

  • Receive Above Avalon Weekly Articles via Email. Receive the weekly Above Avalon article via email. This feature is only available to members.

  • Member meet-ups. Meet me and other Above Avalon members to discuss Apple and other related news items. Prior meet-ups have taken place in San Francisco, Cupertino, and San Jose. Future meet-ups are possible in other cities.

  • Above Avalon Support. Play an active role in supporting Above Avalon as an independent source of Apple analysis. Above Avalon is fully sustained by its members.

The Apple Watch Marketing Pivot, Fitbit Explores a Sale, Comcast Makes Xfinity Flex Free

Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories:

  • The Apple Watch Marketing Pivot

  • Fitbit Explores a Sale

  • Comcast Makes Xfinity Flex Free

We begin today’s update by discussing what appears to be a pivot in the way Apple is marketing Apple Watch. We also go over a few takeaways from Hodinkee’s Apple Watch Series 5 review. The email then turns to news that Fitbit is exploring a sale. We conclude with Comcast adjusting its video strategy ahead of launching its new video streaming service, Peacock. The discussion includes why I think Comcast’s NBCUniversal will likely be given a seat at the paid video streaming table.

Above Avalon membership is required to read this daily update. Members can read the update here.


Above Avalon Membership

Above Avalon members receive all of my analysis and perspective on Apple. The cornerstone of Above Avalon membership is access to my exclusive daily updates about Apple.

Daily updates are 2,000-word emails that revolve around the following topics:

  • Apple business and strategy analysis.

  • Apple financial estimates.

  • My perspective and observations on current news and Apple competitors.

  • Full coverage of Apple earnings, product events, and keynotes.

If it is of interest to Apple, it is something I pay attention to. 

Member Privileges and Benefits

  • Exclusive Analysis. Receive exclusive daily updates containing my analysis and perspective, 100% related to Apple. Approximately 200 daily updates are published throughout the year. Members also receive my exclusive reports, in-depth examinations into Apple's business strategy. Each report covers one topic, and a new report is published each quarter.

  • Email Priority. Receive timely responses to email questions and inquiries.

  • Apple Earnings Model. Access my working Apple earnings model. The model is fully functional and adjustable with the ability to alter earnings drivers.

  • Archive Access. Read daily updates and reports previously sent to members. The archive can be viewed here.

  • Forum Access. Join other Above Avalon members in a forum containing in-depth discussion and Apple debate. The forum can be accessed here. Members live in 55 countries and hold a diverse range of backgrounds and occupations. I (Neil Cybart) personally moderate and oversee the forum.

  • Receive Above Avalon Weekly Articles via Email. Receive the weekly Above Avalon article via email. This feature is only available to members.

  • Member meet-ups. Meet me and other Above Avalon members to discuss Apple and other related news items. Prior meet-ups have taken place in San Francisco, Cupertino, and San Jose. Future meet-ups are possible in other cities.

  • Above Avalon Support. Play an active role in supporting Above Avalon as an independent source of Apple analysis. Above Avalon is fully sustained by its members.