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Apple Vs. Amazon: Don't Call It a Price War

To make matters worse, Trip falls by connecting that bit of absurdity with Apple's long-term future.

While they might not be revolutionary in the sense that we're used to from Apple (though that iMac looks pretty darn thin to me), nobody comes close to the latest products from the company.

In positive or negative fashion, there's just no credible way to correlate what Apple is doing now with iPod, iPhone, iPad and Mac to its uncertain future.

Whether you're bullish or bearish, it's irrational, illogical and downright disingenuous to attempt to establish a link.

The current product pipeline will allow Apple to crush the holiday quarter. While weakness on upcoming earnings would not surprise me, beyond that, it's smooth sailing into the first three months of 2013.

At the time of publication the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.

Rocco Pendola is a private investor with nearly 20 years experience in various forms of media, ranging from radio to print. His work has appeared in academic journals as well as dozens of online and offline publications. He uses his broad experience to help inform his coverage of the stock market, primarily in the technology, Internet and new media spaces. He has taken a long-term approach to investing, focusing on dividend-paying stocks, since he opened his first account as a teenager. Pendola, 37, is based in Santa Monica, Calif., where he lives with his wife and child.
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