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Wall Street expects iCloud to drive sales of Apple's iOS devices

06/07/2011, 08:06 am

The newly announced iCloud service is expected to further drive sales of iOS devices as users become even more tied in to Apple's increasingly proprietary ecosystem, analysts on Wall Street believe.

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Foxconn's iPad 2 polishing plant reopens following deadly explosion

06/02/2011, 12:06 pm

Weeks after an explosion at a Foxconn iPad 2 polishing plant in Chengdu, China, killed three and injured 15 people, the facility has reopened.

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iCloud preannouncement leads Wall Street to expect big things from Apple at WWDC

06/01/2011, 08:06 am

After Apple tipped its hand on Tuesday and revealed it will unveil its new iCloud service next week, Wall Street analysts believe the company has set the stage for a strong software-focused Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.

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Apple expected to report sales of 7M iPads, 17M iPhones for Q2 2011

04/12/2011, 08:04 am

Apple is once again predicted to exceed expectations in its upcoming quarterly earnings call, with one analyst forecasting sales of 7 million iPads and 17 million iPhones in the second quarter of fiscal 2011.

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Up to 20% of original iPad buyers predicted to upgrade to Apple's iPad 2

03/11/2011, 09:03 am

Of the 15 million iPads sold by Apple in 2010, between 15 and 20 percent of those early adopters will upgrade to the iPad 2, one analyst believes.

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Wall Street impressed by 'evolutionary' improvement in Apple's iPad 2

03/02/2011, 11:03 pm

Wall Street analysts reacted positively to Apple's unveiling of the iPad 2 on Wednesday and remained optimistic about the company's continued ability to lead the tablet market, though they viewed the refresh as mostly "evolutionary."

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Survey finds consumers believe Apple is bigger than its CEO, Steve Jobs

02/23/2011, 06:02 am

If Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs were to leave Apple, it would not have a material impact on customers' buying intentions, a new survey has found.

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Analyst: Apple could benefit from Nokia, Microsoft partnership

02/11/2011, 08:02 pm

Commenting on Nokia's recent announcement that it will abandon its Symbian mobile operating system on smartphones in favor of Microsoft's Windows Phone OS, one analyst claimed that Apple could stand to benefit from the transition.

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RIM PlayBook only garnering half the prelaunch interest of iPad

01/25/2011, 03:01 pm

An analyst's survey of 1,100 consumers found just 6 percent reporting they are "likely" to buy RIM's new playbook, less than half the number who said the same of Apple's iPad last February.

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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.

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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.

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'Holiday hat trick' of 16M iPhone, 6M iPad, 4.2M Mac sales expected from Apple

01/12/2011, 08:01 am

With Apple's quarterly earnings report for the 2010 holidays less than a week away, one Wall Street analyst believes Apple will sell a record 16 million iPhones, 6 million iPads, and 4.2 million Macs.

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Post-CES, Apple's iPad still viewed as tablet leader by Wall Street

01/10/2011, 02:01 pm

Though a slew of "iPad killers" were introduced at last week's Consumer Electronics Show, none of those tablets are expected to unseat Apple's iPad as the top-selling device, numerous Wall Street analysts said Monday.

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Apple increases iPad orders, decreases CDMA iPhone build plans - report

11/19/2010, 10:11 am

Apple will build more iPads than expected at the end of 2010, but the company has also slightly reduced its 2011 CDMA Verizon-compatible iPhone build plans, according to one Wall Street analyst.

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Wall Street wowed by Apple's iPhone sales, cautious on iPad

10/19/2010, 08:10 am

Apple's record-breaking quarterly results -- particularly a surge in iPhone sales -- impressed analysts on Wall Street this week, even though gross margins and iPad sales did not meet expectations.

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Verizon-Apple iPhone agreement 'may not ever get resolved'

09/24/2010, 01:09 pm

Struggles between Verizon and Apple are a sign that a deal to bring the iPhone to Verizon's network may never happen, even once the carrier's high-speed 4G network is established, one Wall Street analyst has said.

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Roundup: Apple impresses Wall Street with another 'stellar' quarter

07/21/2010, 08:07 am

Apple again exceeded expectations on Tuesday, when it reported its quarterly earnings, with record Mac sales and signs that the company can sustain its continued growth.

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Every week Apple doesn't act on iPhone 4 antenna could cost $200M

07/14/2010, 08:07 am

A new analysis has found that resolving the much publicized iPhone 4 antenna issues could cost Apple up to $900 million, and each additional week that Apple takes to resolve the issue could add another $200 million as sales increase.

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AT&T data changes seen as benefit for BlackBerry over iPhone

06/02/2010, 09:06 pm

AT&T's removal of unlimited data plans for new iPhone customers hurts Apple's iPhone, despite the lower prices, and helps competitor Research in Motion's line of BlackBerry handsets, one prominent analyst believes.

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Apple expected to sell 700K+ iPads overseas, beating the Mac

05/28/2010, 03:05 pm

Early reports suggest that Apple has sold most of its first run of international iPad shipments, which has lead one analyst to predict that the iPad will outsell the Mac internationally this quarter.

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