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Total Apple Watch sales predicted to double this holiday, reaching 12M in 2015

11/30/2015, 08:11 am

Sales of the Apple Watch have continued to grow since its launch in April, and one analyst believes total sales of its wearable device could double this holiday alone, moving 6 million units in the lucrative three-month shopping period.


iPad Pro predicted to drive $2.4B in near-term revenue for Apple

11/24/2015, 09:11 am

Apple's newly launched high-end iPad Pro is expected to make a big splash for the company, with one analyst forecasting the 12.9-inch tablet to be a $2.4 billion revenue opportunity in its first three months alone.


Goldman Sachs sees Apple's transition into services company driving stock to $163

11/18/2015, 08:11 am

Goldman Sachs on Wednesday gave a ringing endorsement for Apple stock, telling investors that the iPhone Upgrade Program, Apple Music, and anticipated streaming television product will change how the market views the company.


Hedge fund manager David Einhorn ups stake in Apple stock to 11.7M shares

11/17/2015, 10:11 am

Billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn, who once had a high-profile spat with Apple management over the company's use of cash, increased his stake in the iPhone maker significantly last quarter, new filings reveal.


UBS sees Apple selling 78.4M iPhones this holiday, growing sales 4% in fiscal 2016

11/16/2015, 03:11 pm

Investment firm UBS believes Apple will sell a record 78.4 million iPhones this holiday season, easily topping the company's best-ever quarter from a year ago and continuing to eat away at competitor market share.


Solving the mysterious failure of Apple's iPad

11/15/2015, 12:11 am

Across Apple's fiscal 2015, annual iPad unit sales fell by an astounding 19 percent while iPad revenues fell 23 percent, a plunge from fiscal 2014 of just over $7 billion. The tech industry pundits love to talk about the failure of Apple's tablet business, but are short on the specifics of what's happening. Here's why.


Apple's iPad Pro & powerful A9X CPU pose threat to Intel, Cowen says

11/12/2015, 12:11 pm

Investment firm Cowen and Company has a bullish outlook for Apple's new iPad Pro, citing performance benchmarks that show the device is capable of replacing many mainstream laptops running an Intel processor.


Apple acquired 15 companies this year, but the identity of 6 remain a mystery

11/11/2015, 04:11 am

Over the past 12 months of Apple's fiscal 2015 (ending in September), the company "completed 15 acquisitions to enhance and accelerate our roadmap for products and services," noted its chief executive Tim Cook in the company's quarterly earnings call. However, the identity of only nine of these are known, and some of those haven't been confirmed.


Apple shares dive on rumors of weak iPhone 6s demand

11/10/2015, 10:11 am

Investors sent Apple stock sliding on Tuesday following reports that the Cupertino company may have been forced to dial back orders for its new flagship handsets due to lower-than-expected demand.


iPad Pro predicted to push tablet sales back up to 15% of Apple's total revenue

11/10/2015, 07:11 am

While the iPad lineup has continued to shrink to a smaller portion of Apple's total business, this week's launch of the iPad Pro could reverse that trend, one analyst believes, predicting total iPad sales will account for 15 percent of the company's revenue in 2016.


Apple shares approach ex-dividend as it gears up to distribute $3 billion to shareholders

11/04/2015, 10:11 pm

On November 12, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.52 per share, but investors must have settled ownership of the company's stock by Thursday November 5 in order to qualify.


Apple's investments in infrastructure, tooling, retail to jump to $15 billion in 2016

10/31/2015, 12:10 pm

After spending $11.2 billion across fiscal 2015 on capital expenditures, Apple anticipates that it will ramp up its investments in manufacturing, data centers, facility and retail infrastructure to $15 billion over the next year.


Wall Street relieved by Apple's strong guidance for holiday quarter

10/28/2015, 12:10 pm

Concerns that the iPhone 6s upgrade cycle could post first-ever year over year sales declines were alleviated this week, when Apple indicated it expects iPhone sales will grow yet again this holiday quarter. Analysts on Wall Street reacted to the news positively, advising investors to buy in.


Apple, Inc snatches up $14 billion of its own shares in massive Q4 buyback surge

10/27/2015, 06:10 pm

Apple reported a spike in its capital return program, spending $17 billion in Q4, including $14 billion in open market stock buybacks in addition to $3 billion in dividend payments to shareholders.


Tim Cook 'positive' on China as local revenues surge 99% to $12.5B

10/27/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple's Chinese revenues soared 99 percent year-over-year in its fiscal fourth quarter, growing from just under $6.3 billion to about $12.5 billion, as CEO Tim Cook sounded optimistic tones about the company's plans for the region.


Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2015 conference call

10/27/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple grew its revenue another 22 percent year over year in its September 2015 quarter, a result set by record iPhone and Mac sales. Following the announcement, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of inventory follow.


Apple earns record $51.5B revenue on sales of 48M iPhones, 5.7M Macs

10/27/2015, 04:10 pm

Apple reported yet another record smashing quarter on Tuesday, earning $51.5 billion in revenue and $11.1 billion in net profit on blockbuster sales of 48 million iPhones.


Cowen raises Apple target to $135, sees 80M iPhones shipping this holiday

10/26/2015, 03:10 pm

Ahead of Apple's September quarter earnings report, investment firm Cowen and Company on Monday increased its price target to $135, with sales forecasts higher than consensus on Wall Street.


Wall Street expects $51B in revenue, record 47.8M iPhone sales from Apple's Sept. quarter

10/23/2015, 10:10 am

Investors are eagerly awaiting the results of Apple's September quarter, due to be reported next Tuesday, in which it's expected Apple will report record sales of 47.8 million iPhones.


Earning a third as many paid users as Spotify in under 4 months, Apple Music already a hit, FBR says

10/20/2015, 09:10 am

Less than four months after it launched, Apple Music already has 6.5 million paid subscribers, or nearly a third of the 20 million who pay for Spotify, a service that has been around since 2008, investment firm FBR & Co. said on Tuesday.