AAPL 3Q16 Earnings Preview (Part 1 - Methodology), Eddy Cue's Odd Interview About TV, Line's IPO

Today's Above Avalon stories: 

  • AAPL 3Q16 Earnings Preview (Part 1 - Methodology)
  • Eddy Cue's Odd Interview About TV
  • Line's IPO

We begin today's email with the first part of my AAPL 3Q16 earnings preview. We discuss my view on earnings previews and how my approach is different than Wall Street's. Today's update helps set the stage for the rest of this week's daily updates in which we cover my expectations headed into Apple's earnings release next Tuesday. The email then turns to Eddy Cue's interview with The Hollywood Reporter concerning TV. A few of his comments stood out to me. We conclude with a few brief observations on Line's IPO, including messaging platform valuation. We also discuss why the narrative that some of these messaging platforms are potential threats to Apple and iOS has been exaggerated.

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