The New iPod Touch is an Updated iPod, AAPL Earnings Preview (Continued), Thursday Q&A

Today's Above Avalon stories: 

  • The New iPod Touch is an Updated iPod - After looking at the most recent iPod sales, it is clear why Apple updated the iPod touch. However, many are making errors when arriving at long-term implications from the change, including comparing the iPod touch to an iPhone.
  • AAPL Earnings Preview - Guidance, Capital Management, Wall Street Expectations - We conclude our detailed preview of Apple's earnings next week by discussing guidance, buyback, and how Wall Street is positioning itself ahead of earnings.
  • Thursday Q&A - We discuss two questions submitted by members. This week's topics include whether a higher dividend payout ratio would help Apple's valuation and what Apple can do to change investors' perception and a higher P/E multiple. 

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