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Custom iPhone baseband chips seen as too 'herculean' a task for Apple to tackle in-house

04/14/2014, 02:04 pm

With recent rumors and hires suggesting Apple may be planning to build its own custom baseband chips for future iPhones, moving away from off-the-shelf silicon from companies like Qualcomm, one analyst thinks it's a highly unlikely route for Apple to take given the time it would have to invest.

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Apple had ample supply of iPad Air, iPhone 5s over holiday weekend, Retina iPad mini was constrained

12/02/2013, 07:12 am

Apple's most popular products were met with strong demand over the Black Friday shopping weekend, and the company responded with plenty of iPhone 5s and iPad Air units available at its stores, though the new iPad mini with Retina display remains in short supply.

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iPhone 5s demand healthy, margins for 5s and 5c higher than iPhone 5, analyst says

09/30/2013, 09:09 am

Apple's new flagship iPhone 5s and mid-range iPhone 5c contribute more value to Cupertino's profit margins than their predecessor, the iPhone 5, according to one Wall Street analyst.

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China Mobile, NTT DoCoMo agreements predicted to drive 35M additional iPhone sales in 2014

09/09/2013, 11:09 am

If Apple were to reach agreements with carriers China Mobile and NTT DoCoMo to offer the iPhone before the end of the year, it would increase the company's addressable market by about 900 million total subscribers, providing a major boost to sales throughout 2014.

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Buying back an additional $50B in stock estimated to boost Apple's 2014 EPS by $4.25

08/19/2013, 12:08 pm

If Apple were to heed the advice of investor Carl Icahn and increase its share buyback program, it could have a quick and significant effect on the company's stock, a new analysis has found.

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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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PC gross margins expected to decline as sales shrink, Dell goes private

04/15/2013, 02:04 pm

The struggling PC market is forecast to go from bad to worse, as one analyst believes a number of market factors will push gross margins even lower in the already-cutthroat business.

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Apple's current stock price doesn't reflect iOS 'stickiness,' analyst says

01/28/2013, 04:01 pm

While Apple's recent stock woes have been driven by investor concerns over the company's slowing growth, one analyst believes the current stock price does not reflect the "stickiness" that will cause existing customers to stay with Apple.

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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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Despite having $121B in cash, Apple not expected to issue special dividend

12/03/2012, 03:12 pm

With Apple's cash hoard swelling to more than $120 billion dollars, some investors have begun to hope that the company could issue an additional special dividend to shareholders. However, one analyst says while that decision would be welcome, it's very unlikely to happen.

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