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Apple expected to push for greater living room presence

08/20/2009, 12:08 pm

A new market analysis predicts that an update or overhaul to the Apple TV could arrive soon, perhaps with iTunes TV show subscriptions and DVR capabilities.

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Apple flirts with record quarter as Mac sales jump 16% in June

07/20/2009, 03:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday is likely to announce its best-ever June quarter for Mac sales, as new market data implies the company sold approximately 2.6 million systems during its third fiscal quarter.

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Strong MacBook and iPhone sales to propel Apple stock - report

07/14/2009, 11:07 am

One week before Apple is set to report its third-quarter earnings, Minneapolis-based market analysis firm Piper Jaffray released a report suggesting the computer and portable device maker could beat street estimates on strong Mac and iPhone sales.

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Apple forecasted to sell a half-million iPhones 3G S's this weekend

06/18/2009, 08:06 am

Apple, which will launch its new iPhone 3G S handset in eight countries on Friday, is expected to sell half a million of the devices before the weekend is over and sales of the $99 iPhone 3G model are tallied into the mix.

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Apple's Mac sales held up in May while iPod shipments fell

06/15/2009, 04:06 pm

Apple last month saw Mac sales that were fairly inline with those achieved last year while sales of iPods were hit with double-digit declines, according to new retail data released Monday.

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Wall Street not fully appreciating Apple's notebook price cuts

06/12/2009, 10:06 am

Investment bank Piper Jaffray on Friday called out Wall Street for not fully recognizing the impact of price cuts on Apple's new Mac notebook lines introduced this week, saying the move will in all likelihood boost the company's quarterly Mac growth to respectable rates in line with his model.

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Wall Street responds favorably to Apple's WWDC announcements

06/09/2009, 12:06 pm

While the iPhone 3G S was generally in line with expectations, lowered Mac notebook and iPhone 3G pricing, combined with favorable upgrade pricing for Snow Leopard, made a positive impression on most Wall Street analysts, many of which issued positive reactions Tuesday while increasing their Apple price targets.

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Apple to answer netbook market with $500-$700 tablet - report

05/21/2009, 08:05 am

With a conventional netbook clearly out of the question, researchers for Piper Jaffray said Thursday there's mounting evidence to suggest Apple next year will introduce its own take on the market in the form of a tablet-based device that will sell for $700 or less.

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Mac sales better than feared in April following desktop refresh

05/18/2009, 05:05 pm

Sales of Apple's Mac line slipped nearly 2 percent on a year-over-year basis during the month of April while iPod sales fell around 9 percent, though both segments are reportedly as good or better than Wall Street's consensus estimates for the quarter.

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Steve Jobs seen returning post-WWDC brandishing new iPhones

05/13/2009, 05:05 pm

While all eyes are on Apple's annual developers conference as a likely forum for new iPhone hardware announcements, one Wall Street analyst is advising clients that better bets may be placed on an event a few weeks later that may also mark the return of Steve Jobs.

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Apple selling 22 iPhones, 28 Macs per store each day

04/15/2009, 09:04 am

Observations made at more than two dozen Apple retail stores over the last few weeks show Apple to be maintaining healthy sales of Macs and iPhones that aren't far off from rates seen during the lead-in to last year's holiday shopping season.

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Apple near saturation point for iPod, iTunes use by teens

04/08/2009, 09:04 am

The results of Piper Jaffray's 17th bi-annual teen survey are in, showing Apple to have broadened its lead in the areas of iPod consumption and iTunes usage -- both of which are nearing their saturation point -- as the company moves to translate these successes to its iPhone business.

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Mac sales fell 16% in February ahead of desktop refresh

03/16/2009, 02:03 pm

Apple saw double-digit declines in Mac unit sales last month but is nonetheless seen in good shape to pull off a March quarter that's fairly in-line with current Street estimates thanks to accelerated shipments of new desktop models this month.

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January figures suggests a recession-resistant Q2 for Apple

02/18/2009, 08:02 am

Despite the red ink flowing from retailers and PC makers, Apple is expected to ride out its second fiscal quarter ending in March with respectable numbers nearly in line with its performance last year.

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Apple planning connected television, Apple TV with DVR - report

02/05/2009, 12:02 pm

Although Apple has publicly denied interest in such markets, investment bank Piper Jaffray said Thursday it expects the company to introduce a networked television in the next two years and update its Apple TV set-top-box with DVR capabilities by year's end.

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Apple's Mac, iPod sales see slight rebound in December

01/20/2009, 09:01 am

Sales of Apple's Mac and iPod products bounced back last month following a disappointing November, helping the company's performance in those segments pull slightly ahead of Wall Street's consensus estimates for the December quarter.

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Apple well-positioned to race forward while Jobs sidelined

01/14/2009, 09:01 pm

Customers won't stop buying products from fundamentally sound Apple just because its luminary is taking a breather on the sidelines, investment bank Piper Jaffray argues in a new report issued Wednesday evening.

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Piper sees dull Macworld, new form factor iPhone by spring

12/30/2008, 09:12 am

With Apple chief executive Steve Jobs skipping out on this year's Macworld Expo, investment bank Piper Jaffray isn't holding high hopes for new product announcements outside a pair of refreshed Macs, but said in a report Tuesday that a redesigned iPhone should surface in the months that follow.

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Piper believes leadership shift at Apple is underway

12/17/2008, 01:12 pm

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, one of the most outspoken figures on all things Apple, told clients on Wednesday that Steve Jobs' absence from this year's Macworld Expo signals "the beginning of a shift in leadership roles" at the company.

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Jobs keynote likely for Macworld; iTunes keeps Amazon MP3 at bay

12/15/2008, 06:12 pm

Macworld Expo host IDG still expects Apple chief Steve Jobs to keynote 2009's San Francisco show despite unusual silence on the matter. Apple, meanwhile, now has little to fear from Amazon's music store a year later. NPD also data shows Mac sales continuing to grow.

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