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Earnings preview: Apple expected to report record iPad sales, first shrinking profit in a decade

04/22/2013, 02:04 pm

Expectations are low for Apple's recently concluded March quarter, in which some market watchers believe the company likely saw its first year-over-year profit decline in a decade, despite booming sales of its iPad lineup.

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Broader Apple-Yahoo partnership viewed as logical step for both to fight Google

04/11/2013, 10:04 am

Rumors of a growing alliance between Apple and Yahoo for delivering information to iPhone users have been met positively by one Wall Street analysts, who sees strong benefits for both parties in the relationship, particularly in combating Google.

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iPhone on T-Mobile US seen as a 'big deal' that will help Apple's June quarter

03/27/2013, 08:03 am

Though T-Mobile is the fourth-largest carrier in the U.S., Apple's new iPhone agreement with the wireless provider has been viewed as a "big deal" that will serve as an additional sales catalyst.

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Rumored iPhone order cuts prompt Sterne Agee to drop Apple price target to $630

03/15/2013, 09:03 am

Apple is rumored to be drawing down build plans for current iPhone models ahead of product refreshes in the second half of 2013, which has prompted Sterne Agee to reduce its forecasts.

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Apple 'leaving money on the table' by not releasing big-screen iPhone

02/05/2013, 10:02 am

Calls for Apple to make an iPhone with a larger display around 5 inches diagonally are growing among investors, who see a big-screen iPhone as a major revenue opportunity.

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iPhone 5 demand 'robust,' order cuts likely stem from improved yields & supplier shifts

01/15/2013, 08:01 am

While recent reports about iPhone 5 component orders being reduced have caused "great confusion," the reality is consumer demand for the iPhone 5 has not waned.

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Strong iPhone 5 launch in China highlights Apple's 'enormous' growth opportunity

12/17/2012, 08:12 am

Greater China has become an increasingly important part of Apple's business, generating about 15 percent of the company's fiscal 2012 sales, and the nation's role is expected to grow even more with a particularly strong debut for the iPhone 5.

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Apple suppliers say iPhone 5 demand still strong, iPad mini cannibalizing 9.7" iPad

12/12/2012, 08:12 am

Demand for the iPhone 5 remains strong as supply and yields continue to improve, but total iPad sales for the holiday quarter may prove lower than market watchers expect, as the iPad mini cannibalizes sales of the new fourth-generation iPad.

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Improving production yields on iPhone 5 expected to boost profitability for Apple

12/04/2012, 09:12 am

Supply of the iPhone 5 continues to improve as yield rates on the difficult-to-build handset have reportedly grown, reducing costs and boosting profitability for Apple and its suppliers.

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iPhone 5 capacity improving, Apple forecast to sell 46.5M phones in Dec. quarter

11/08/2012, 09:11 am

Despite recent comments from Foxconn admitting difficulty in manufacturing the iPhone 5, there are reportedly signs that Apple's capacity is "much improved."

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Market watchers expect $329 iPad mini will justify its price to consumers

10/24/2012, 09:10 am

Though the starting price of the iPad mini is higher than many had expected, Wall Street analysts believe the storage capacity and build quality offered by Apple will be more than enough to court consumers and make the product a success.

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Apple expected to partially absorb higher quality control costs for iPhone 5

10/22/2012, 09:10 am

Difficulties in manufacturing the iPhone 5 are expected to affect Apple's gross margins for the near term, as the company is predicted to absorb some of the quality control costs associated with producing its latest handset.

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Apple's smaller iPad forecast to become 'competition's worst nightmare'

10/19/2012, 09:10 am

Tablet makers have failed to compete with Apple in the $400-and-up market segment, and a new, smaller iPad priced below $300 is only expected to make matters worse for the competition.

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Analysts stand by Apple stock recommendations after recent declines

10/09/2012, 12:10 pm

As Apple's stock has dropped more than 10 percent in recent weeks in the face of negative headlines, Wall Street analysts still remain confident in recommending investors to buy in.

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Yield rates for Apple's iPhone 5 in-cell touch panels improving

10/02/2012, 08:10 am

After some initial issues with creating in-cell touchscreen displays for Apple's new iPhone 5, yield rates are said to be improving, helping to ease constraints.

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Apple earnings preview: Big quarter expected for iPad, iPhone forecasts vary

07/23/2012, 08:07 pm

On Tuesday Apple will report earnings for its third quarter of fiscal 2012, and analysts expect the iPad will be in a position to set new records, while consensus on the iPhone is more divided.

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RIM's survival until BlackBerry 10 all about cash preservation

06/29/2012, 09:06 am

While Research in Motion reported dismal quarterly earnings this week, the company did manage to improve its cash balance, suggesting the its demise isn't imminent if it can survive until the launch of BlackBerry 10.

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iPhone orders 'significantly' reduced as Apple begins prepping for next-gen model

05/15/2012, 08:05 am

Apple has begun drawing down build plans for its current iPhone models, as sales begin to ease in anticipation of a new sixth-generation model expected to launch later this year.

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iPhone, iPad momentum may prompt Apple to give less conservative guidance

04/20/2012, 08:04 am

In its quarterly earnings call next week, Apple's guidance for the current June quarter may be less conservative than usual, thanks to particularly strong sales of both the iPhone and iPad.

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Release of 'iPad mini' from Apple viewed as 'question of when, not if'

04/17/2012, 10:04 am

A new iPad model with a smaller form factor is an inevitability, in the eyes of one analyst, though Apple is not expected to imminently release such a device.

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