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Topic: Charlie Wolf

Apple's premium-priced Macs 'defy the laws of economics,' but iPhone does not, Needham says

04/01/2014, 09:04 am

Mac sales have continued to grow in the face of a recession and declining overall PC market, but Apple's iPhone could not escape shifting trends in the smartphone space, analyst Charlie Wolf of Needham said on Tuesday.

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Mac education sales have grown in US since iPad debut, weakening Apple cannibalization worries

03/17/2014, 03:03 pm

The Mac's long history of success in the education market hasn't been slowed by the introduction of Apple's more affordable iPad, as Mac sales to schools and students have instead grown since the iPad first launched in 2010.

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Apple's holiday Mac shipments outpaced PC growth by largest margin in 5 years

02/21/2014, 09:02 am

While some pundits speculate that Mac lineup could be on the way out in favor of the iPad, Apple's traditional notebooks and desktops outpaced the overall PC market by nearly 25 percent last quarter, representing the largest margin separating the two in five years.

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Apple's average Mac selling price steady at $1300 as iPad eats away at PC sales

02/10/2014, 03:02 pm

As PC sales continue to decline at the hands of tablets like Apple's iPad, the Mac platform is quietly growing its install base while maintaining an average selling price well above the rest of the market.

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Building a cheap iPhone would be an 'insane idea' for Apple, Needham says

01/08/2014, 08:01 am

It would be "impossible" for Apple to successfully build a cheap iPhone without doing lasting damage to the company's highly profitable and successful smartphone brand, analyst Charlie Wolf of Needham & Company believes.

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iPhone dominance in user engagement, developer payouts trumps unimportant market share stats - analyst

12/12/2013, 02:12 pm

Apple's share of the mobile phone market is growing, but it still remains below 10 percent, even as Apple and its development community rake in profits from an actively engaged user base. That led analyst Charlie Wolf on Thursday to raise the question: Does market share matter?

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Mac growth running out of steam as 'switcher' motivation diminishes - report

08/27/2013, 01:08 pm

The Mac could become a victim of Apple's own success, according to one analyst, who points to the company's superior design aesthetic, along with the popularity of the iPhone and iPad, as reasons for stagnation in Mac sales growth.

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Citing 'increasingly hostile' competition, Needham cuts Apple Inc. price target to $595

08/12/2013, 03:08 pm

Investment firm Needham & Company cut its price target for shares of Apple from $710 to $595 on Monday, citing growing competition in both of the company's key markets: phones and tablets.

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Wall Street disappointed by indications that Apple won't launch new products until fall

04/24/2013, 12:04 pm

While Apple posted better-than-expected quarterly results and increased its quarterly dividend this week, market watchers are still concerned a lull in new product introductions is likely to continue until this fall.

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Market shares collapse with 'brutal speed' in cyclical smartphone industry

03/18/2013, 11:03 am

A closer look at market shares in the highly competitive smartphone industry shows sales trends can be reversed in an instant, and companies that once dominated could quickly find themselves on the verge of collapse.

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After 'astonishingly' poor quarter, Mac sales predicted to rebound

03/01/2013, 10:03 am

Mac sales outgrew the overall PC market for 26 consecutive quarters until December, but Apple is expected to see sales improve in the current quarter.

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