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Apple could sway 35% of Android & Windows Phone buyers with bigger iPhone, survey finds

06/24/2014, 01:06 pm

Already on track to capture nearly half of the smartphone market in 2014, Apple could dramatically expand the iPhone's customer base at Android's expense by adding a new model with a larger display, according to a survey released Tuesday by the investment arm of the Royal Bank of Canada.

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RBC ups Apple price target to $100, sees 'iPhone 6' & new product categories driving growth

06/12/2014, 08:06 am

Following this week's stock split, RBC Capital Markets sees shares of Apple reaching near-record highs in the second half of 2014, based on the strength of the expected "iPhone 6," as well as hotly anticipated new product categories from the company.

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RBC cuts March estimates, sees Apple's momentum returning in the second half of 2013

04/12/2013, 01:04 pm

RBC Capital Markets on Friday cut its estimates for Apple's just-concluded March quarter, citing apparent weakened demand, but the firm also believes that the iPhone maker could pick up steam in the second half of the year.

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Rumor: Apple to launch cheaper iPhone with plastic casing, non-Retina display this summer

03/22/2013, 07:03 am

Yet another analyst has thrown their hat into the ring, joining others who have heard from sources in Apple's supply chain that the company is gearing up to debut a low-cost iPhone in the coming months..

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Verizon numbers hint Apple may have shipped more than 50M iPhones last quarter

01/22/2013, 10:01 am

The latest iPhone activation data from Verizon suggests Apple may have shipped more than 50 million iPhones during the 2012 holiday season.

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Apple forecast to sell as many as 5M T-Mobile iPhones in first year

12/06/2012, 04:12 pm

With the iPhone officially coming in 2013 to T-Mobile USA, the fourth-largest carrier in the U.S., one analyst has projected that the deal will add nearly 5 million sales for Apple.

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iPhone deal with China Mobile predicted to add $45 to Apple's stock price

11/09/2012, 12:11 pm

An anticipated deal between Apple and China Mobile, the largest wireless operator in the world, is predicted to add about $3 to Apple's annual earnings per share, and $45 to the company's stock price.

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Apple's cash options include ongoing or special dividends, share buyback

03/19/2012, 07:03 am

Apple's most likely use for its $100 billion cash balance is seen as an ongoing dividend, though other options include a special dividend or share buyback.

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20% of non-iPad buyers would consider a $399 entry-level iPad 2

02/29/2012, 02:02 pm

With Apple expected to introduce its third-generation iPad next week, a survey of consumers not planning to buy an iPad shows that 20 percent would change their minds and buy an iPad 2 if Apple continues to sell last year's model for $100 less.

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RBC ups Apple stock price target to $525 due to 'iPhone frenzy'

01/18/2012, 03:01 am

Investment bank RBC upped its price target for shares of Apple from $500 to $525 on Wednesday on expectations that the company will solidly beat Wall Street estimates for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 and offer healthy guidance going into the second quarter.

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Claims of weakening demand for Apple's iPhone 4S disputed

11/09/2011, 09:11 am

A Taiwanese newspaper made waves on Wednesday by claiming that Apple has reduced orders for the iPhone 4S, but a trio of separate reports specifically dispute the rumor.

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26% of Amazon Kindle Fire buyers delaying purchase of Apple's iPad

11/09/2011, 09:11 am

A new survey of customers who plan to buy Amazon's Kindle Fire touchscreen tablet found that 26 percent of those said the product has prompted them to delay or put on hold a purchase of Apple's iPad.

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Wall Street response to iPhone 4S muted, but optimistic

10/05/2011, 12:10 am

Following Apple's unveiling of the iPhone 4S on Tuesday, Wall Street's response was relatively subdued, though analysts remain optimistic that Apple sales growth will continue to rise.

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'Unprecedented' demand for Apple's iPhone 5 exceeds iPhone 4 hype

09/13/2011, 08:09 am

A new survey has found "unprecedented" demand for Apple's next iPhone, with 31 percent of respondents indicating they are likely to buy the anticipated handset.

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Wall Street doesn't expect Google-Motorola deal to affect Apple

08/16/2011, 09:08 am

While the move may be good for the parties directly involved, Google's purchase of Motorola is not expected to have a major effect on Apple, Wall Street analysts have said.

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RBC reiterates September iPhone 5 debut amid rumors of October launch

08/02/2011, 11:08 am

Pointing to a series of identifiable trends, as well as "build data" from Apple's Far East suppliers, investment bankers with RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday waved caution flags at rumors that an iPhone 5 won't hit the market until October.

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Apple's victory over HTC may set high royalty precedent for Android devices

07/18/2011, 12:07 pm

Apple's initial legal victory over rival HTC in a patent infringement suit could pave the way for Apple to collect high royalties from devices running Google Android, according to one analysis.

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JP Morgan predicts Apple sold nearly 20M iPhones in record June quarter

07/14/2011, 12:07 pm

Next week Apple could post its strongest quarter yet for iPhone sales, as Wall Street firm J.P. Morgan predicted on Thursday sales of 19.6 million iPhones in the June frame.

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76% of iPhone owners plan to use Apple's iCloud, 30% interested in iTunes Match

06/21/2011, 01:06 pm

A new survey of iPhone users indicates that Apple's iCloud service could gain 150 million users, while nearly as many are also interested in using iMessage.

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Wall Street expects iCloud to drive sales of Apple's iOS devices

06/07/2011, 08:06 am

The newly announced iCloud service is expected to further drive sales of iOS devices as users become even more tied in to Apple's increasingly proprietary ecosystem, analysts on Wall Street believe.

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