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?

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.