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Apple sees 98% iPhone growth as Microsoft, Google prepare for battle

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.


Apple's pricing discipline gives Mac 10.5% market dollar share

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.


Strong Mac, iPhone sales projected to propel Apple stock to $280

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.


Apple seen moving 2M iPads in 2010 before sales 'catalyst' emerges

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.


Wall Street expects Apple's 'risky' iPad to sell 1M-5M in first year

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.


Apple's earnings impress, but analysts hold breath for 'latest creation'

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.


Apple's iPhone 'halo effect' lifts Mac to 16.4% sales growth

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.


Needham downgrades Apple stock on technicality

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.


Apple stock seen poised to pop after record setting quarter

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.


iPhone predicted to drive Apple stock to $235

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.


Despite lack of surprises, Apple announcements seen as positive

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.


Apple's Mac leads sales growth as PC market begins to recover

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.


Despite revenue decline, Apple Stores "turn the corner" - report

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.


Firm urges investors to buy Apple after panic on Mac sales

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."


Analysts trim Apple estimates amid weaker iPhone, Mac sales

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.


iPhone single-handedly driving smartphone growth

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.


Mac small business share nearly triples over the summer

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.


Apple seen having leeway to sell iPhone at $99

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.


An $800 MacBook would be 'the height of folly' - report

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.


iPod on long road downhill as iPhone halo effect kicks in

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.