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Apple's quarterly R&D spending soars past $2B mark for first time

07/21/2015, 08:07 pm

Apple's operational expenditures on research and development activities surpassed $2 billion for the first time ever during the company's third fiscal quarter of 2015, a number equal to 4.1 percent of total net sales.

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Apple's Chinese revenues surge 112% in Q3 to lead worldwide growth

07/21/2015, 05:07 pm

Apple's Chinese revenues shot ahead 112 percent year-over-year during the June quarter to over $13.2 billion, reflecting the growing importance of the country to Apple's bottom line even as other regions also showed significant growth.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2015 conference call

07/21/2015, 05:07 pm

Record setting sales of the iPhone pushed Apple to its best June quarter ever, with profit of $10.7 billion. Following the announcement, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of inventory follow.

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Apple sells 47.5M iPhones in record-breaking Q3, revenue jumps 33% to $49.6B

07/21/2015, 04:07 pm

Apple continued its record breaking streak on Tuesday, posting its highest ever June quarter earnings with revenue of $49.6 billion, led by sales of 47.5 million iPhones and 4.7 million Macs.

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Analysts bullish ahead of Apple's Q3 results, say iPhone sales could reach 50M+

07/20/2015, 12:07 pm

Analyst sentiment is generally high ahead of Apple's third-quarter earnings announcement -- due on Tuesday -- calling for numbers that could beat both official guidance as well as Wall Street consensus, mostly on the strength of iPhone sales that could near or top 50 million.

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UBS forecasts iPhone ASP at $660, pushing Apple's June margins to 40.9%

07/16/2015, 10:07 am

Investment firm UBS revealed on Thursday that it has high expectations for Apple's gross margins in the just-concluded June quarter, predicting they will reach nearly 41 percent on outstanding sales of the jumbo-sized iPhone 6 Plus.

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iPhone will outperform market expectations, pushing shares of Apple to $185, FBR says

07/14/2015, 10:07 am

Recent struggles for Apple stock are based on unfounded fears out of China, FBR Capital Markets said on Tuesday, telling investors it believes the "speed bump" will be over soon as strong iPhone sales continue.

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Driven again by China, Apple's iPhone shipments expected to hit 51M for June quarter

07/09/2015, 09:07 am

Apple is poised to announce yet another record breaking quarter, the latest research from investment firm UBS suggests, with iPhone sales once again driven to new heights thanks largely to growth in China.

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Sales of 53M iPhones in June quarter predicted to help propel Apple stock to $170, Brean Capital says

07/07/2015, 02:07 pm

Apple's June quarter will come in higher than most on Wall Street expect, Brean Capital told investors on Monday, revealing it expects the company to have sold as many as 53 million iPhones in the three-month period.

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UBS calls Apple 'the Shake Shack of technology,' advises investors to buy in

07/02/2015, 09:07 am

In making its case for investors to buy Apple stock, investment bank UBS this week made an interesting analogy, comparing the iPhone maker to growing fast food restaurant Shake Shack, saying the two companies are responsible for "the era of consumer experience."

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Apple to reveal fiscal Q3 2015 earnings on July 21

06/29/2015, 07:06 pm

Apple on Monday announced it will reveal financial results for its third fiscal quarter of 2015 on July 21, to be followed by a conference call potentially offering insight into the sales performance of the company's newest product category, the Apple Watch.

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Buyers opting for higher capacity iPhones, likely boosting Apple profits, RBC survey finds

06/29/2015, 10:06 am

RBC Capital Markets has raised its Apple revenue forecasts for 2015 and 2016, arguing that iPhone demand could beat expectations for some time into the future, and that people are skewing towards buying more expensive, higher capacity iPhone models.

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Apple on pace to sell 53M iPhones in June quarter, Apple Watch demand sustaining 'healthy' levels

06/24/2015, 09:06 am

Demand for Apple's flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus remains extremely strong, even as the product cycle begins to wind down, while consumer interest in the Apple Watch is outperforming the first iPhone, new data reveals.

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Subscription music service expected to boost iPhone experience, but not Apple's profits

06/04/2015, 03:06 pm

Apple is expected to announce a new subscription streaming music service at WWDC next week, but investment bank Piper Jaffray expects that the pay-to-play Spotify competitor will bolster the iPhone ecosystem much more than it will pad Apple's bottom line.

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Apple holds grip on 5th place in Fortune 500 thanks to iPhone, Mac sales

06/04/2015, 02:06 pm

Fortune on Thursday published the 2015 edition of its annual Fortune 500 list, as last year ranking Apple fifth among U.S. corporations in terms of revenue, largely on the sales of iPhones and Macs.

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Apple's first-ever Japanese yen bond raises $2 billion US

06/04/2015, 08:06 am

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, Apple revealed that it has raised 250 billion yen through its first-ever Japanese bond offering, which is the equivalent of $2 billion U.S.

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Apple eyeing first-ever bond offering in Japanese yen worth $1.62 billion

05/26/2015, 02:05 pm

Apple could issue 200 billion yen, or $1.62 billion U.S., in Japanese bonds as soon as June, marking its first ever debt sale in the country, a report said on Tuesday.

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Citing 'long tail' of iPhone 6 & 6 Plus sales, Cowen raises Apple target to $140

05/26/2015, 09:05 am

Projecting that iPhone sales will again top 50 million in the current June quarter, investment firm Cowen and Company raised its price target on Apple stock to $140 on Tuesday, on continued strong sales of the flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Carl Icahn remains convinced Apple will build television set, despite report of project's demise

05/19/2015, 02:05 pm

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn argued in a Tuesday TV interview on Tuesday that Apple will indeed make and sell a television set, despite a new report claiming that the company abandoned the project over a year ago.

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Carl Icahn sets new Apple target of $240 per share, valuing company at $1.4 trillion

05/18/2015, 11:05 am

In his latest open letter to Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has said he believes shares of the company should currently be trading at more than $100 higher than their current valuation.

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