03/11/2010, 10:03 am
Worldwide smartphone shipments stormed back last quarter with 37.2 percent in growth, and Apple's iPhone led the way with a 97.9 percent year-over-year surge in shipments. But the real coming battle in the mobile market, according to one analyst, lies between Microsoft and Google.
02/24/2010, 07:02 am
Though Apple carries just 5 percent of the total worldwide home PC market, the Mac commanded 10.5 percent of the market's dollar share during the holiday buying season.
02/12/2010, 08:02 am
Stronger-than-expected Mac and iPhone sales in the last two quarters and the impending launch of the iPad have led Needham & Company to raise its price target on Apple stock to $280.
02/03/2010, 10:02 am
Though it has great future potential, Apple's newly announced multitouch iPad will see a moderate sales start, and most purchases will be at the cost of iPod touch sales, a new analysis has projected.
01/28/2010, 10:01 am
With an aggressive $499 starting price point, Wall Street analysts believe Apple's e-reading, game playing, media consuming iPad device is a worthwhile risk that will become a multi-million seller in its first year.
01/26/2010, 08:01 am
Apple beat most Wall Street analysts' expectations Monday when it reported its most profitable quarter ever, but the impending product announcement scheduled for Wednesday is what everyone is really waiting for.
12/01/2009, 08:12 am
Global Mac sales have significantly outpaced the rest of the PC market, which expanded just 2.3 percent year over year -- just more evidence of the iPhone halo effect, according to one analyst.
11/17/2009, 02:11 pm
Needham & Company downgraded their assessment of Apple stock from a "strong buy" to "buy" rating Tuesday, as a result of the firm's own rules for ratings, but not a change in their positive outlook for the stock.
10/20/2009, 09:10 am
Wall Street analysts have raised their price targets for Apple stock yet again, after the company posted another recession defying blockbuster quarter with record Mac and iPhone sales.
09/15/2009, 08:09 am
A new report predicts Apple stock will break past the $200 milestone, riding high on the successful and profitable iPhone, even as the company's other businesses are predicted to lose value.
09/10/2009, 08:09 am
Although Wednesday's iPod announcements were seen as a relative "non-event," analysts are still high on Apple stock, predicting that the hardware maker will continue to perform well in a down economy.
08/26/2009, 12:08 pm
The worldwide PC market began a slow rebound from the recession last quarter with overall home sales surging, and strong Mac sales with business buyers.
08/05/2009, 10:08 am
Apple's retail stores continued their year-over-year revenue slide last quarter, but a new report predicts that the brick-and-mortar locations could show growth again before the end of 2009, thanks, in part, to Windows switchers.
02/20/2009, 08:02 am
After Apple shares plunged by nearly 4% on Thursday, due to shareholder panic in reaction to NPD's January US retail results, an analyst brief has urged investors "to exploit what we believe is the market's overreaction and buy the stock."
12/16/2008, 01:12 pm
A pair of Wall Street analysts tightened their estimates for Apple's 2009 fiscal year on Tuesday, citing softening demand for Macs in the United States and weaker than expected iPhone growth in Europe.
12/02/2008, 12:12 pm
In addition to outselling a broad and combined range of Windows Mobile handsets, Apple's iPhone 3G is being credited this week as the lone force responsible for growth of the smartphone market during the September quarter.
11/25/2008, 06:11 pm
Even as many home buyers recently suddenly became shy about buying Apple computers in mid-year, small businesses just as quickly took to Macs -- to the point where Apple's market share in that field grew three times larger almost overnight.
10/27/2008, 06:10 pm
Apple's very strong real-world revenues and its high iPhone gross margins are now thought to give the company substantial headroom for a price cut that could lead to huge strides forward in market share.
10/22/2008, 05:10 pm
Had Apple succumb to calls from industry watchers to release a new MacBook at or below the $800 price point, it would have amounted to "a value-destroying event of epic proportions," according to a newly published analysis.
06/18/2008, 07:06 pm
A new forecast has the iPod's influence on Apple dropping steadily over the next few years as the iPhone cannibalizes its sales and generates a halo around the Mac.