I’ve got a powerful thirst for some claim chowder.
Taking matters into his own hands, Gruber introduced his own four-course meal.
The appetizer: Zach Epstein of BGR.
Claim: “iPad Demand Said to Be Fading as Competition Heats Up”
Actual results: 15.4 million iPads sold, a 111 percent increase over the year-ago quarter.
The soup (chowder of course): Mohan Sawhney.
Claim: “The iPad: In the Middle (of Nowhere)”
Actual result: 15 million iPads sold last quarter; same prices, same connectivity fees as when it debuted.
The main course: Henry Blodget.
Claim: “iPhone Dead in Water”
Actual result: Apple sold more iPhones in calendar 2011 than in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 combined; 55 percent of all smartphones sold by Verizon last quarter were iPhones.
The dessert: Leonid Kanopka, writing for Seeking Alpha.
Claim: “The Apple Bubble Is Ready to Burst”