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Apple blames 17% drop in Mac sales on iMac supply constraints

01/23/2013, 05:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday released its earnings for the first quarter of the 2013 fiscal year, revealing a precipitous drop in both revenue and shipments for Macs, a sector that once made up the core of the company's business.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2013 conference call

01/23/2013, 05:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday reported record sales of its iPhone and iPad lineups, along with record revenue, but sagging Mac sales and unmet Wall Street expectations dinged the company. Following its earnings report, the company held a conference call with investors and members of the media, and notes of interest follow.

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Apple earnings come in flat at $13.1B on sales of 47.8M iPhones, 22.9M iPads and 4.1M Macs

01/23/2013, 04:01 pm

Apple announced Wednesday a profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.81 per diluted share, on record quarterly revenue of $54.5 billion for the three-month period ended December 29th, 2012.

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Earnings call is Apple's opportunity to 'change the tone of the conversation'

01/22/2013, 03:01 pm

Apple is in a position to work some of its "magic" during this week's quarterly earnings conference call, which could erase the negative sentiment that his surrounded the company's stock for months.

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Apple Q1 2013 earnings preview: The pressure is on

01/21/2013, 09:01 am

Apple this Wednesday is expected to report record iPhone and iPad sales from the 2012 holiday season. But as investors are uncertain about the company's future, all eyes will be on CEO Tim Cook to ease those concerns.

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Apple's 'black ice' predicted to 'thaw' by summer, pushing stock back toward $700

01/18/2013, 12:01 pm

With 2013 off to a tough start for Apple stock, one analyst attempted to ease investor concerns on Friday, noting that comparisons to a strong 2012 will begin to ease as the year goes on.

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iPhone 5 sales strong, but iPad supply issues affected Apple's holiday quarter - report

01/17/2013, 10:01 am

The 2012 holiday season was a blockbuster quarter for the iPhone 5, but iPad sales may have been lighter than expected because of supply issues, according to one analyst.

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Investment banks see 50 million iPhones sold in Q4, $1,111 target for AAPL shares

01/16/2013, 05:01 pm

Researchers at Piper Jaffray expect that Apple will reveal during its quarterly conference call next week that it sold some 50 million iPhones for the quarter ending in December, five million more units than the firm previously estimated, while Topeka Capital Markets sees positive indicators for AAPL and set a price target of $1,111 for the stock.

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Analyst: Apple shipped 52 million iPhones in Q4 to buoy quarterly earnings

01/15/2013, 11:01 pm

Contrary to rumors of significant shortfalls, Apple will post positive results for the fourth quarter of 2012 as strong iOS device shipments more than made up for iPad mini and iMac supply chain issues, one market analyst says.

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Apple's annual shareholders meeting slated for Feb. 27

01/15/2013, 05:01 pm

Apple filed with Apple notified the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it will be holding its annual shareholder meeting at 9 a.m. Pacific on Feb. 27 to discuss proposals from the company's board of directors.

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Rumors of reduced iPhone 5 orders briefly send Apple shares below $500

01/14/2013, 08:01 am

Shares of Apple stock dipped below $500 in early trading Monday morning, as investors reacted to new reports claiming the company had made significant cuts to iPhone 5 orders.

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Apple's Jan. 23 earnings conference call viewed as most important in 10 years

01/11/2013, 04:01 pm

Ahead of its holiday quarterly earnings report, Apple finds itself in a situation the company hasn't encountered in awhile: investor expectations for the next year are surprisingly low.

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Apple's Mac shipments decline in U.S. as PC market slows

01/10/2013, 07:01 pm

Preliminary PC shipment estimates released on Thursday from market research firm IDC show an overall contraction of 4.5 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2012, and Apple followed suit with a 0.2 percent negative growth rate.

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Apple expected to see sustained growth in 2013 while rest of industry stays 'muted'

01/04/2013, 03:01 pm

Growth in the tech sector is expected by one analyst to remain "muted" this year, leaving Apple once again as one of the best ideas for investors to consider.

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50M iPhone sales, 'booming' iPad mini expected in Apple's holiday quarter

01/03/2013, 08:01 am

Upside to market consensus on Apple is expected from one Wall Street analyst, who sees a big holiday quarter for both the iPhone 5 and iPad mini.

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Apple's fiscal Q1 2013 earnings conference call set for Jan. 23

01/02/2013, 05:01 pm

Apple announced on Wednesday that it will reveal results for the first fiscal quarter of 2013 on Jan. 23, which will be followed by an earnings conference call expected to cover initial statistics for the holiday season as well as performance numbers for the iPad mini.

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Apple declared top tech pick for 2013, investors advised to be 'selective' in tech

01/02/2013, 10:01 am

A new year could mean a fresh start for Apple's stock, which took a 25 percent hit to close out 2012 but is predicted by one analyst to rebound strongly while uncertainty surrounds the rest of the tech market.

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Average analyst target for Apple drops to $740 among capital gains, fiscal cliff worries

12/28/2012, 09:12 am

With Apple's stock price falling ahead of an increase in capital gains tax and investors worried about the so-called "fiscal cliff," the average analyst price target for AAPL stock has fallen to $740.

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Android growth prior to iPhone 5 launch further established market dominance

12/17/2012, 06:12 pm

Smartphones running Android saw double-digit marketshare gains in the third quarter as Apple’s iOS lost substantial ground, leading one analyst to question whether Google's OS could be in a position to take over the entire market.

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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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