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Strong interest in Apple iPad expected to produce 7M first-year sales

04/14/2010, 08:04 am

A new survey of 2,500 consumers found that a large number -- 21 percent -- are interested in purchasing an iPad, which has led one prominent analyst to project 7 million sales of Apple's new device in its first 12 months on the market.

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Apple to build 8-10M iPads in 2010, begins shipping preorders

03/29/2010, 08:03 am

As Apple began shipping the first iPads to those who first preordered, a new report on Monday said the company plans to ship between 8 million and 10 million devices in the 2010 calendar year.

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'Material' market gains expected from Apple's 25 new China stores

03/22/2010, 09:03 am

With Apple's retail presence delivering growth in Mac and iPhone marketshare elsewhere in the world, the company's plans to build 25 new stores in China is expected to have a significant impact on sales.

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Apple predicted to introduce lower cost iPhone models in June

02/26/2010, 08:02 am

Apple's next update to the blockbuster iPhone handset is expected by one prominent analyst to have a lower total cost of ownership, and to also include new gesture-based functionality.

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Pre-paid Chinese iPhone could see 10M sales a year

01/29/2010, 01:01 pm

Despite a slow start, Apple's smartphone presence in China could grow to 5 million iPhone sales per year -- and could even double that if the company were to offer a lower cost prepaid model.

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Apple's Mac shipments rebounding sharply in recent weeks

07/01/2009, 10:07 am

An aggressive back-to-school promotion and a more affordably-priced overhaul to Apple's MacBook Pro notebook line are boosting Apple's personal computer shipments to levels not seen since last October, shortly before the economic climate caught up with the Mac maker in earnest.

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Apple upgraded by Morgan Stanley on expected iPhone boom

05/26/2009, 10:05 am

Arguing that the market is underestimating demand for iPhones over the next two calendar years, investment bank Morgan Stanley on Tuesday upgraded shares of Apple to Overweight from Equal-weight, saying success of the touchscreen handset should offset any growth risks in the company's core Mac and iPod businesses.

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iPhone seen as still too expensive, losing steam in fall

12/10/2008, 07:12 pm

A new report warns that halving the iPhone's price this summer still wasn't enough to truly grow sales -- and that recent metrics may show an actual shrink in sales during the early fall.

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Apple shares tumble on downgrades from investment banks

09/29/2008, 11:09 am

Shares of Apple bled more than 17 percent of their value in Monday morning trading on the Nasdaq stock market after analysts for investment banks Morgan Stanley and RBC Capital both downgraded their outlook on the company, citing a worsening consumer environment.

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Morgan Stanley compares Apple to Nintendo while raising estimates

06/18/2008, 10:06 am

Apple's iPhone 3G product cycle and high margin revenue from associated services and software can elevate the company's valuation closer to that of Nintendo, says Morgan Stanley, which sees growing similarities between the two firms' business models.

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France's Orange may be next to cut iPhone price, eat losses - reports

04/18/2008, 10:04 am

Apple is in talks with its exclusive French wireless carrier, Orange, to lower the price of the iPhone in France following disappointing sales, Les Echos is reporting.

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Morgan Stanley: 40% of college students plan to buy Macs

03/26/2008, 03:03 pm

Apple's rapidly rising mindshare amongst current generation college students is setting the company up for an "aging phenomenon" that will spur further market share and revenue growth as those students enter the work force, investment bank Morgan Stanley said Wednesday.

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R&D, travel expenses suggest Apple plans big 2008 - report

02/27/2008, 08:02 am

The sheer amount of money spent by Apple on research -- as well as maintaining chief executive Steve Jobs' private jet -- suggests that the company is working feverishly on international iPhone releases and new products, according to a new research note from Morgan Stanley.

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Morgan Stanley advises investors not to bet against Apple

01/25/2008, 11:01 am

While researchers for investment bank Morgan Stanley aren't disputing that slowing iPod growth presents a negative scenario for Apple's share price, they're pointing to recent history this week in advising their clients that now would be the wrong time to bet against the company.

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Morgan Stanley ups Apple target, Mac sales estimates

10/12/2007, 02:10 pm

In a bullish research report released Friday, Morgan Stanley raised its price target on shares of Apple Inc. to $180 from $150, but said that the stock could potentially surge as high as $225 given the company's operating leverage and the upcoming launch of an ultramobile Mac.

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Apple now valued at over $100 billion

05/30/2007, 01:05 pm

Apple Inc.'s market capitalization broke the $100 billion barrier for the first time on Wednesday, as shares of the company surged above $116 following a bullish research report from investment bank Morgan Stanley.

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Morgan Stanley boosts Apple target to $150

05/30/2007, 11:05 am

Citing its thesis that Apple's operating leverage remains underappreciated by investors, Morgan Stanley on Wednesday initiated sharp increases to both its earnings forecast and price target for the Cupertino-based consumer electronics maker.

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Apple thrives under Vista onslaught, steady on iPods

03/30/2007, 12:03 am

An expert at Morgan Stanley has reasoned that of all the major computer makers in play during the release of Windows Vista, the only one to avoid taking a hit in sales was the one company that chose not to run the software at all: Apple.

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Apple CFO talks Apple TV, iPhone, Leopard and retail [transcript]

03/06/2007, 10:03 pm

Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Apple chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer fielded questions on the company's upcoming launch of Apple TV and iPhone, while also talking at length about Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and strategies in the retail segment. A full transcript the near 40 minute session follows.

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iPhone primed to trump rivals in audience appeal

03/03/2007, 11:03 am

Analysts at Bank of America and Morgan Stanley say Apple is poised to snap up marketshare from competing smartphone producers, even though some segments, as always, would prove tough to crack.

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