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Apple supplier says next-gen iPhone orders arriving 'several months later than usual'

05/20/2011, 08:05 am

An iPhone manufacturing equipment supplier has reportedly indicated that Apple's orders for new equipment are "several months later than usual," implying a September launch of the fifth-generation iPhone.


Tough 2010 comparisons cause 'soft' 9% Mac sales growth for Apple in April

05/16/2011, 03:05 pm

Mac sales a year ago were exceptionally strong, making Apple's year-over-year sales increase in April 2011 a "soft" 9 percent.


New MacBook Pros push Apple's US sales up 47% year over year in March

04/18/2011, 02:04 pm

Driven by strong sales of the new Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pro lineup, domestic Mac sales are estimated to have increased 47 percent year over year in the month of March.


Interest in Apple's iPhone reaches record high among teens

04/05/2011, 09:04 pm

Apple has achieved a record 17 percent iPhone market share among teens, a new survey has found, with an additional 37 percent of respondents indicating interest in buying an iPhone in the next 6 months.


Shortages of Apple's iPad and iPhone to bleed into June quarter following Japan tsunami

03/17/2011, 08:03 am

The March 11th tsunami that has devastated Japan is expected to create shortages of Apple's most popular products for the remainder of the month and through next quarter, as at least two of the company's core component suppliers in the region have temporarily shut down operations to assess damages.


Japan Apple Stores serve as rallying point after massive quake

03/14/2011, 10:03 pm

Crowds have flocked to the Apple Stores in Japan in order to stay connected after last week's devastating earthquake, according to e-mails reportedly from an Apple retail store manager in Japan.


NPD data shows Feb. Mac sales slowdown before Apple's MacBook Pro refresh

03/14/2011, 03:03 pm

U.S. Mac sales were on the low end of expectations -- but still up 16 percent year over year -- in the first two months of the March quarter, ahead of Apple's release of the new MacBook Pro lineup.


Apple attracts 70% new buyers with iPad 2 launch - survey

03/13/2011, 09:03 pm

A survey of customers buying the iPad 2 at launch has found that 70 percent of those customers are new to the platform and did not own Apple's original iPad.


Impressive lines suggest first day iPad 2 sales could hit 500k, analyst says

03/11/2011, 09:03 pm

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster increased his first day sales estimate for the iPad 2 to an upper range of 500,000 units after initial demand surpassed his expectations, with some Apple retail stores drawing 104 percent longer lines than last year's launch.


Apple's iPad 2 launch predicted to have stronger sales but shorter lines

03/08/2011, 09:03 am

Initial sales of the iPad 2 are expected to surpass the first-generation device, but numerous new points of distribution for Friday's launch are predicted to dilute lines of people.


Piper: Wall Street underestimates growth potential of Apple's iPhone in China

02/23/2011, 08:02 pm

Sustained growth of the iPhone, especially in China, will help Apple to maintain a 25 to 30 percent growth rate in earnings through 2015, says investment firm Piper Jaffray.


NPD data shows Mac sales up 20%, Apple on pace to sell 3.6M in March quarter

02/22/2011, 03:02 pm

The latest U.S. sales data shows Apple's Mac sales are up 20 percent year over year, putting the company on pace to meet an expected 3.6 million units sold in the March quarter.


Arrival of Apple's iPhone on Verizon predicted to disrupt 1M Android sales

02/10/2011, 09:02 am

With Verizon the strongest carrier for the Google Android mobile operating system, the arrival of Apple's iPhone on the largest network in America is expected to displace around a million Android handset sales in the first quarter of availability.


Piper: Apple's $3.9B component deal more evidence of Apple television

02/03/2011, 12:02 pm

Apple's recent investment of $3.9 billion in components is likely for device displays ranging from the iPhone to the 27-inch iMac, and could signal Apple's intention to build a television set up to 50 inches in size, investment firm Piper Jaffray believes.


Apple's 'stunning' first quarter exceeds Wall Street's lofty expectations

01/19/2011, 09:01 am

Apple's earnings for the first quarter of 2011 crushed analyst expectations on Wall Street, who heaped praise on the company for beating estimates by $2 billion.


Kaufman Bros ups Apple target to $415 in spite of Steve Jobs' absence

01/18/2011, 10:01 am

A medical leave of absence from Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs has not deterred the firm Kaufman Bros. from its bullish stance on the company's stock, and even went as far as to up its price target to $415 on Tuesday.


Apple's domestic holiday Mac sales up 18% year over year

01/17/2011, 04:01 pm

New domestic sales data from the NPD Group shows that Apple's U.S. Mac sales were up 18 percent year-over-year during the holidays, suggesting that the company remains on track to report its best quarterly Mac sales ever.


Apple shares slide 6% in Germany as investors weigh in on Steve Jobs' leave

01/17/2011, 03:01 pm

Though U.S. markets were closed on Monday, overseas trading gave an indication of how investors might react to Steve Jobs' absence from Apple come Tuesday. In addition, analysts on Wall Street offered their take on the news.


Piper: Apple not expected to enter new product categories in 2011

01/03/2011, 07:01 am

With the calendar turning over to 2011, investment firm Piper Jaffray has made a prediction that Apple will improve its existing line of products, but will not enter any into any new categories this year.


NPD data shows Apple on track to sell record 4.3M Macs in Dec. quarter

12/13/2010, 04:12 pm

Apple is on pace to have yet another record breaking quarter for Mac sales, this time crossing the 4 million milestone in a three-month span for the first time ever.