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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Piper Jaffray rates Apple stock its top pick for remainder of 2015 with $172 target

10/19/2015, 09:10 am

Heading into the fall shopping season, Apple stock is investment firm Piper Jaffray's top large-cap pick for the rest of the year and into 2016, citing continued growth for the company's iPhone lineup led by the new 6s series.

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Shares of Apple don't reflect significance of iPhone Upgrade Program, Piper Jaffray says

10/08/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple's newly launched iPhone Upgrade Program will drive handset owners to upgrade their devices even faster than before, adding to the company's bottom line over the next four-plus years and pushing its stock higher, investment firm Piper Jaffray believes.

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Buyers skew towards higher-capacity iPhones, iPhone Upgrade Program shows early popularity

10/01/2015, 01:10 pm

iPhone shoppers are increasingly favoring high-end, 64- and 128-gigabyte models, and showing strong early interest in Apple's new interest-free iPhone Upgrade Program, data from an RBC Capital Markets survey suggests.

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Pessimistic, questionable iPhone supplier rumor sends shares of Apple further downward

10/01/2015, 12:10 pm

Shares of Apple stock fell more than 2 percent in early trading Thursday, following a highly questionable report from the Far East claiming that Apple's integrated circuit suppliers are concerned over the prospect of fewer iPhone-related chip orders.

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Apple to reveal fiscal Q4 2015 earnings on Oct. 27

09/28/2015, 06:09 pm

Apple on Monday announced plans to reveal quarterly financial results for its final fiscal quarter of 2015 on Oct. 27, which will be followed by a conference call expected to shed light on initial iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales, as well as the upcoming fourth-generation Apple TV.

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Apple's record setting iPhone 6s launch weekend impresses Wall Street

09/28/2015, 12:09 pm

With more than 13 million units sold in the first three days of availability, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus exceeded most market expectations, and analysts responded on Monday by reacting favorably to the announcement from Apple.

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