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Topic: Gene Munster

Improved iMac supply propels Apple's Mac sales up 14%

03/18/2013, 03:03 pm

After a disappointing holiday quarter, signs continue to show that Mac sales are on the rebound, with the latest data from the NPD Group revealing a 14% year over year increase in January and February.

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Munster, Siegler, Agreda talk iWatch, iTVs, and Apple's 'groove'

03/17/2013, 09:03 pm

The recent media trend of negative news on Apple is just a phase that will pass according to analyst Gene Munster and pundit MG Siegler, both of whom agree that the coming months will see Apple getting its groove back with a refresh in its product lines, as well as perhaps some new products.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 'less refined' than Apple's iPhone 5, not seen as a game changer

03/15/2013, 10:03 am

Though it was heavily hyped, Samsung's largely iterative Galaxy S4 flagship handset is not seen by market watchers as a device that will shake up the smartphone market or have a significant effect on Apple.

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Domestic Mac sales grow 31% as Apple catches up with iMac demand

02/25/2013, 02:02 pm

The latest data from the NPD Group shows U.S. Mac sales in the month of January were up 31 percent year over year, suggesting Apple began to catch up with demand for its new all-in-one iMac.

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Piper Jaffray says Apple media event still likely by April, sees 'new iPad body styles'

02/15/2013, 08:02 am

Although a recent rumor that Apple was preparing to host a developer-related television event next month was almost instantly shot down, investment research firm Piper Jaffray says a review of years past indicates the company is still likely to host an event by the end of April, which could see the introduction of redesigned iPads.

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Apple price targets reduced as company's growth slows to 'normal' levels

01/24/2013, 09:01 am

Apple is still growing, but not at the tremendous pace investors have become accustomed to over the last decade, which has prompted analysts to lower their price targets for the company's stock.

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Apple would address 65% of smartphone market with low-cost iPhone

01/10/2013, 10:01 am

While Apple currently competes in the high-end smartphone market, a low-cost iPhone would allow the company to address the 65 percent of the market it does not currently serve.

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Low-cost iPhone seen generating $6.5B in 2013 revenue for Apple

01/09/2013, 12:01 pm

A rumored contract-free, low-cost iPhone geared toward emerging markets could net Apple $6.5 billion in revenue this year, one analyst believes.

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AT&T's record holiday quarter signals sales of 8M iPhones

01/08/2013, 10:01 am

The 2012 holiday season was a record setting span for AT&T with 10 million total smartphones sold at least 8 million of which are expected to be Apple iPhones.

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Apple-built wearable computers seen as long-term replacement for iPhone

01/02/2013, 08:01 am

While Apple probably won't get into the watch making business in the immediate future, one analyst believes that wearable computers could ultimately replace the iPhone in the long term, much like the iPhone has replaced the iPod.

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Siri's reliance on Google cut in half with iOS 6

12/20/2012, 08:12 am

Tests with Apple's voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, have found that the service turns to Google for an answer in iOS 6 half as much as it did in iOS 5.

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Apple predicted to build cheaper 'iPhone for the masses'

12/17/2012, 03:12 pm

With the overall smartphone market now outgrowing the iPhone, one prominent analyst believes Apple will be pushed to release a lower-priced device.

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More than half of US smartphone shoppers plan to buy Apple's iPhone 5

12/13/2012, 12:12 pm

A new survey of more than 800 U.S .consumers found that more than half of those planning to buy a smartphone in the next three months say they will buy Apple's new iPhone 5.

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Latest Apple stock selloff blamed on misinterpreted story on iPhone sales

12/05/2012, 03:12 pm

With shares of Apple stock dropping more than 5.5 percent during trading Wednesday, a handful of potential factors have been blamed, including a misinterpreted news story on iPhone sales. But one analyst believes the losses have created another buying opportunity for prospective investors.

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Apple trounces Microsoft in Black Friday retail traffic, purchases

11/26/2012, 08:11 am

A comparison of Apple and Microsoft retail stores on Black Friday found that nearly 5 times as many items were purchased per hour at the Apple Store.

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Apple has nearly caught up with demand for iPhone 5

11/21/2012, 08:11 am

Supply of the iPhone 5 at Apple's U.S. retail stores has almost completely caught up with demand, just in time for the bustling holiday shopping season.

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Apple on pace to sell 4.8M Macs in holiday quarter, down 7% year over year

11/20/2012, 03:11 pm

Domestic sales figures from the first month of Apple's holiday quarter have signaled the company is on track to sell 4.8 million Macs in the three-month period, representing a decrease from last year.

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Samsung chip price hike would affect Apple's margins by 1-2% points

11/14/2012, 08:11 am

If Samsung does in fact increase the price of building mobile processors for Apple, the change is expected to reduce the company's overall margins by as much as 2 percentage points.

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iPhone 5 supply catching up with demand at US Apple Stores

11/09/2012, 08:11 am

Supply of the iPhone 5 for carriers AT&T and Verizon continues to improve, and may reach consistent availability in the next 2 to 3 weeks, according to a new survey of Apple retail stores.

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Wall Street impressed by strong start for Apple's new iPads

11/05/2012, 03:11 pm

Following the announcement that 3 million units were sold over the launch weekend for the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad, market watchers reacted positively and said the numbers exceeded their expectations.

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