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Apple's cash options include ongoing or special dividends, share buyback

03/19/2012, 07:03 am

Apple's most likely use for its $100 billion cash balance is seen as an ongoing dividend, though other options include a special dividend or share buyback.


Wall Street expects new iPad to continue dominating tablet market

03/08/2012, 12:03 am

Shortly after Apple unveiled the new iPad, Wall Street analysts weighed in with their opinions of the device. Most are predicting that it will help "cement" Apple's market dominance.


20% of non-iPad buyers would consider a $399 entry-level iPad 2

02/29/2012, 02:02 pm

With Apple expected to introduce its third-generation iPad next week, a survey of consumers not planning to buy an iPad shows that 20 percent would change their minds and buy an iPad 2 if Apple continues to sell last year's model for $100 less.


Wowed Wall Street watchers raise forecasts after Apple's 'perfect' $46B quarter

01/25/2012, 09:01 am

Analysts on Wall Street were blown away by Apple's blistering holiday 2011 quarter, and promptly revised their estimates even higher following the news.


RBC ups Apple stock price target to $525 due to 'iPhone frenzy'

01/18/2012, 03:01 am

Investment bank RBC upped its price target for shares of Apple from $500 to $525 on Wednesday on expectations that the company will solidly beat Wall Street estimates for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 and offer healthy guidance going into the second quarter.


Claims of weakening demand for Apple's iPhone 4S disputed

11/09/2011, 09:11 am

A Taiwanese newspaper made waves on Wednesday by claiming that Apple has reduced orders for the iPhone 4S, but a trio of separate reports specifically dispute the rumor.


26% of Amazon Kindle Fire buyers delaying purchase of Apple's iPad

11/09/2011, 09:11 am

A new survey of customers who plan to buy Amazon's Kindle Fire touchscreen tablet found that 26 percent of those said the product has prompted them to delay or put on hold a purchase of Apple's iPad.


Apple Q4 2011 earnings disappointment attributed to iPhone transition 'hiccup'

10/19/2011, 01:10 am

After Apple's quarterly earnings failed to live up to Wall Street consensus estimates, some analysts have labeled the September quarter a "transitional quarter" for Apple, while remaining reassured that the first quarter of iPhone 4S sales will make up for the so-called "hiccup."


iPhone 4S preorders suggest 3M sales at launch, 25M this quarter

10/10/2011, 04:10 pm

Apple's record setting pace of a million iPhone 4S preorders in 24 hours puts the company in a position to sell nearly 3 million devices on launch weekend, and 25 million in the current quarter.


Wall Street response to iPhone 4S muted, but optimistic

10/05/2011, 12:10 am

Following Apple's unveiling of the iPhone 4S on Tuesday, Wall Street's response was relatively subdued, though analysts remain optimistic that Apple sales growth will continue to rise.


Apple seen selling iPhone 3GS free with subsidy, $399 without contract

10/03/2011, 11:10 am

Though the iPhone 3GS was first released in 2009, one analyst has said Apple will continue to sell its third-generation handset after the "iPhone 5" is announced, offering it for free with a service contract or for $399 unsubsidized.


'Unprecedented' demand for Apple's iPhone 5 exceeds iPhone 4 hype

09/13/2011, 08:09 am

A new survey has found "unprecedented" demand for Apple's next iPhone, with 31 percent of respondents indicating they are likely to buy the anticipated handset.


Wall Street doesn't expect Google-Motorola deal to affect Apple

08/16/2011, 09:08 am

While the move may be good for the parties directly involved, Google's purchase of Motorola is not expected to have a major effect on Apple, Wall Street analysts have said.


RBC: Apple would only launch low-cost iPhone if it had 'category-killer' experience

08/05/2011, 12:08 am

After a meeting with two of Apple's top executives, RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky said the company's primary requirement for launching a lower-end iPhone is whether the handset would provide an "innovative, category-killer experience."


RBC reiterates September iPhone 5 debut amid rumors of October launch

08/02/2011, 11:08 am

Pointing to a series of identifiable trends, as well as "build data" from Apple's Far East suppliers, investment bankers with RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday waved caution flags at rumors that an iPhone 5 won't hit the market until October.


Wall Street: Apple earnings 'nothing short of a blowout' after record quarter [u]

07/19/2011, 09:07 pm

Wall Street analysts were stunned by Apple's record quarterly earnings on Tuesday, noting that there seems to be no end in sight for the company's "upside parade."


Apple's victory over HTC may set high royalty precedent for Android devices

07/18/2011, 12:07 pm

Apple's initial legal victory over rival HTC in a patent infringement suit could pave the way for Apple to collect high royalties from devices running Google Android, according to one analysis.


JP Morgan predicts Apple sold nearly 20M iPhones in record June quarter

07/14/2011, 12:07 pm

Next week Apple could post its strongest quarter yet for iPhone sales, as Wall Street firm J.P. Morgan predicted on Thursday sales of 19.6 million iPhones in the June frame.


Apple will offer free iPhone 3GS with 2-year mobile contract - report

06/29/2011, 08:06 am

Apple is prepared to offer the iPhone 3GS, first released in 2009, as a free subsidized phone with a two-year service contract, according to a new report.


76% of iPhone owners plan to use Apple's iCloud, 30% interested in iTunes Match

06/21/2011, 01:06 pm

A new survey of iPhone users indicates that Apple's iCloud service could gain 150 million users, while nearly as many are also interested in using iMessage.