Snapshot of analysts’ recommendations are worthless. Need the trend. Also, most analysts’ public comments are after the fact, when prices are going up, they say buy, strong buy; when prices are dropping, they start to downgrade. Long ago when Apple is a small cap, downgrades and upgrades affect the share price significantly, nowadays hardly move the price. No longer follow analysts’ upgrades and downgrades.
AI in 2018: Apple is acquiring knowledge, but results may take a while
Apple’s main business is still making iPhones, where AI remains a small component.
That’s not to say the company doesn’t have big plans in store. The Apple of the not-too-distant future may be able to diagnose a litany of complex health problems before you even know to get tested for them. Its software could help self-driving cars avoid hitting pedestrians even in a blizzard. Augmented-reality glasses, for which Apple recently received a patent, could identify people it’s never seen before by reviewing your contacts and Facebook profile.
For now, though, Apple must walk a fine line, integrating cutting-edge new features into its products without alienating users wary of drastic changes to Apple applications to which they have become accustomed. The company is known for waiting for technology to reach a certain threshold before adopting it in full and pushing it to the masses, and Apple will likely take a similar approach with AI.