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. 

Sample daily updates can be viewed here, here, and here. Daily updates are sent via email Monday through Thursday. An RSS feed is also available for members. 

These daily updates have become widely read and influential in the world of Apple. Subscribers reside in 55 countries and hold a diverse range of backgrounds and occupations. They include Silicon Valley executives and investors, the largest Apple shareholders, and the leading Apple journalists in the business.

Above Avalon members also have access to my in-depth reports and working Apple earnings model at no additional cost.

Members receive the full Above Avalon experience throughout the week. If you enjoy Above Avalon weekly articles and podcast episodes, you will love becoming an Above Avalon member and seeing the world from a different perspective.

Payment is hosted and secured by MoonClerk and Stripe. Apple Pay is accepted.

You will receive a confirmation email that includes a link allowing you to update your payment information and membership status at any time.


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.

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

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

  • 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.


Group Subscriptions

Memberships are intended and designed for a single user. If you would like to purchase and manage multiple memberships (five or more) for your team or company, group subscriptions are available.

Above Avalon can serve as your group’s primary and comprehensive source of highly accurate Apple analysis.

Special pricing for groups is available. For more information and to create a group subscription, check out the Above Avalon Group Subscriptions page.


Gift Subscriptions

To gift an Above Avalon membership, simply create a subscription with your name, email address, and payment information. You can then email me the gift recipient’s name and email address.

Additional gifting options are available during the holiday season. Above Avalon Gifts will return for the 2019 holiday season in November 2019.

FAQ

Membership / Payment

I just became an Above Avalon member. What is my username and password?

Above Avalon memberships are unique in that no username or password is required to receive new daily updates after becoming a member. Instead, the emails will be sent directly to your inbox as they are published. 

How can I update my payment information after signup?

You can use the Above Avalon payer portal (available here) to update your payment information. Memberships auto renew but can be canceled at any time using the same payer portal. There are no refunds.

Do you provide detailed invoice and payment receipt for my membership payment?

Payment notifications are automatically sent via email. Detailed invoice and payment receipts are available upon request for annual members.

Can I change my monthly membership to an annual membership?

Yes. Monthly payment receipts contain a link to a form that can be filled out to seamlessly convert a monthly membership into an annual membership. You can also access that form here

Do you offer student pricing?

Above Avalon memberships are priced with accessibility in mind. While one report from an average industry research firm can run thousands of dollars, all of my analysis and perspective is available for just $20 per month. Given how Above Avalon membership includes access to other items such as a working Apple earnings model at no additional cost, this pricing is unprecedented in the industry.

Can I share my membership with other people? 

Above Avalon memberships are intended and designed for a single user. Above Avalon is fully sustained by memberships. If you know someone who may be interested in Above Avalon membership, please pass the word and suggest he or she become an Above Avalon member. 

Do you offer group subscriptions for my team or company? 

Yes. Above Avalon can serve as your group’s primary and comprehensive source of highly accurate Apple analysis. Special pricing for groups (five or more people) is available. For more information and to create a group subscription, go here.

Can I gift an Above Avalon membership to someone? 

Yes. To gift an Above Avalon membership, simply create a subscription with your name, email address, and payment information. You can then email me the gift recipient’s name and email address.

Additional gifting options are available during the holiday season. Above Avalon Gifts will return for the 2019 holiday season in November 2019.

Product

What are Above Avalon daily updates?

Daily updates are emails available exclusively to Above Avalon members. Each email is about 2,000 words and includes my analysis and perspective on the most important stories and news impacting Apple.

How do I read previously sent daily updates?

Members have access to the daily updates archive located here. To access the archive, fill out this form. You will then receive login information via email.  

How do I access the Above Avalon member forum?

The member forum is found here. Above Avalon uses Slack as its member forum. To join the forum, request an invite here

Can I read daily updates in a web browser?

Yes. Every daily update includes a link at the top so that the contents can be viewed in a web browser. Daily updates can also be viewed in a browser when accessing the archive here.

Is there an RSS feed for Above Avalon member material?

An RSS feed is available for the daily updates here. Note: Access to the Above Avalon team in Slack is required to read member material via RSS.

Is it possible to receive one consolidated email per week instead of daily delivery?

Yes. Members have the option of receiving the consolidated email version of the daily emails. Published every Saturday, the weekly email version contains the same topics and analysis found in the daily emails. The difference is that four daily emails are consolidated into one longer email. Subscribing to the weekly email will have no impact on your daily email deliveries. 

Can I share a daily update with someone?

While it’s OK to share a daily update here and there, automatic forwarding is not allowed. Above Avalon is fully sustained by memberships. If you know someone who may be interested in receiving the daily updates, either suggest he or she become an Above Avalon member or gift them a membership.

To gift an Above Avalon membership, simply create a subscription with your name, email address, and payment information. You can then email me the gift recipient’s name and email address.

Can I take a screenshot of a daily update and post it on Twitter / Facebook?

Sure. Word of mouth has played a major role in Above Avalon’s growth over the years. Sharing small snippets of a daily update is fine with proper attribution.

What is the difference between daily updates and reports?

Above Avalon reports are in-depth examinations of Apple's business and strategy. Each report is about 4,000 to 5,000 words and covers one Apple topic. Reports are sent via email to members and are published on a quarterly basis. Daily updates are designed to be read in one sitting and cover everything that is of interest to Apple. Reports help anchor the discussions found in the daily updates. 

What does access to Neil's Apple earnings model entail?

Members have the ability to view my Apple earnings model in Excel format (can also be opened in Numbers). An earnings model is used to model Apple financials going forward. Prior experience with earnings models and financial modeling is not required to get value from an earnings model. The discussion surrounding my earnings model is tailored to all members, regardless of background.