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Munster: Fears of March iPhone sales contraction overdone, December report will clear the air

01/05/2016, 05:01 pm

Deviating from a bandwagon of media reports interpreting recent supply chain rumors as a harbinger of iPhone's first year-over-year sales contraction, PiperJaffray analyst Gene Munster believes production estimates have little to do with final reported sales. For a more accurate representation, investors should instead look to key data points from Apple itself.

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Apple to reveal iPhone 6s sales in fiscal Q1 2016 earnings call on Jan. 26

01/04/2016, 06:01 pm

Apple will reveal its quarterly financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2016 on Jan. 26, the company said on Monday, an important three-month period that accounts for new iPhone performance and holiday sales.

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Apple investor fears about China & iPhone 6s are 'overblown,' FBR says

01/04/2016, 02:01 pm

As shares of Apple continue to hover just above $100, investment firm FBR stood by the iPhone maker on Monday, saying that the overly negative sentiment on Wall Street is not justified.

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Another F for Alphabet: U.S. Marines reject Google's other android as too loud to use

01/02/2016, 03:01 pm

Two years ago, Google made headlines when it acquired military robot maker Boston Dynamics. However, after receiving $42 million from the government to develop autonomous machine mules, the robotics group has failed to deliver anything the Marines can use and the Pentagon has ended further funding.

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Apple stock closes first negative year since 2008, but Wall Street upbeat

12/31/2015, 06:12 pm

Despite record-breaking quarterly earnings and continued market growth in the face of withering industry headwinds, Apple stock closed out 2015 down for first time since 2008, though analysts remain positive on the company's near-future prospects.

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Brean Capital tells investors to ignore 'noisy' supply chain, focus on longterm iPhone success

12/31/2015, 08:12 am

Recent concerns stemming from Apple's supply chain haven't swayed Brean Capital, which believes iPhone sales will continue to grow another 5 to 10 percent in calendar 2016.

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Berenberg fires analyst infamous for doom-and-gloom Apple forecasts

12/28/2015, 01:12 pm

Berenberg Bank on Monday let go of Adnaan Ahmad, an analyst known for making some of the bleakest forecasts for Apple stock, with a price target well below $100.

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FBR is latest firm to cut iPhone 6s estimates, but expects 'mega product cycle' for 'iPhone 7'

12/23/2015, 09:12 am

Concerns over iPhone 6s sales continue to grow on Wall Street, as FBR & Co. became the latest firm to revise its estimates downward, calling on Apple to sell 75.5 million total iPhones in the current December quarter and cutting its price target to $150.

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Apple adopts proxy access, lowers bar for shareholder nominations to board of directors

12/22/2015, 06:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued amended corporate bylaws that affords a shareholder, or group of shareholders, with sufficient standing the opportunity to nominate a representative to the company's board of directors, a mechanism referred to as "proxy access."

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Apple embracing its role as maker of 'blockbusters,' not niche products, UBS says

12/22/2015, 02:12 pm

In the age of the blockbuster, Apple's iOS platform is leading the way far ahead of its competitors, investment firm UBS said in a note to investors on Tuesday.

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Ericsson settlement could help improve iPhone margins for Apple, Wells Fargo says

12/21/2015, 12:12 pm

A new global cross-patent licensing agreement between Apple and Ericsson could help improve gross margins on the iPhone going forward, further padding Apple's bottom line, according to a new analysis.

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JP Morgan adds to Apple supply chain worries, cuts early 2016 iPhone estimates

12/17/2015, 11:12 am

The parade of analysts concerned about weak outlooks from Apple suppliers continues to grow, with J.P. Morgan on Thursday advising investors that it is reducing near-term forecasts for iPhone sales.

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RBC cuts Apple price target to $140, cites concerns over supply chain data

12/17/2015, 08:12 am

Investment firm RBC Capital Markets slashed its price target for Apple stock to $140 this week, saying data from the company's extensive supply chain suggests iPhone sales could shrink in 2016.

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Piper Jaffray tells investors not to fret over vague iPhone supplier cuts

12/16/2015, 10:12 am

Apple investors showed concern this week after iPhone supplier Dialog Semiconductor warned revenue will fall short of expectations, but Piper Jaffray took the opportunity to remind Wall Street that it's unwise to read into supplier data.

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Channel-check analysts warning of Peak iPhone are priming Apple shares for monster buybacks

12/15/2015, 05:12 am

On Monday, Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley cited channel checks and a customer intent survey as the basis for predicting the potential for iPhone sales to fall by as much as 2.9 percent over the next year, reaching a total for 2016 as low as 224 million in a "worst case scenario." The idea of "Peak iPhone" generated clickbait headlines, but the real story is that channel checks have historically been extremely worthless at predicting Apple's actual performance.

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Apple stock slides on claims of slashed iPhone component orders, weak iPhone 6s demand

12/01/2015, 06:12 pm

Apple shares took a small hit on Tuesday after a report claimed the company decreased iPhone parts orders for the coming two quarters, a move that suggests weaker than expected iPhone 6s sales.

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Apple added 26 new iPhone carrier partners worldwide in November, total now at 433

12/01/2015, 09:12 am

Last month, Apple added 26 new global carrier partners, greatly expanding the potential reach of its hot selling iPhone lineup and positioning the new iPhone 6s for continued growth.

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Total Apple Watch sales predicted to double this holiday, reaching 12M in 2015

11/30/2015, 08:11 am

Sales of the Apple Watch have continued to grow since its launch in April, and one analyst believes total sales of its wearable device could double this holiday alone, moving 6 million units in the lucrative three-month shopping period.

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iPad Pro predicted to drive $2.4B in near-term revenue for Apple

11/24/2015, 09:11 am

Apple's newly launched high-end iPad Pro is expected to make a big splash for the company, with one analyst forecasting the 12.9-inch tablet to be a $2.4 billion revenue opportunity in its first three months alone.

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Goldman Sachs sees Apple's transition into services company driving stock to $163

11/18/2015, 08:11 am

Goldman Sachs on Wednesday gave a ringing endorsement for Apple stock, telling investors that the iPhone Upgrade Program, Apple Music, and anticipated streaming television product will change how the market views the company.

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