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Wall Street expects Apple's 'iPhone 8' to launch as soon as September based on quarterly guidance

08/02/2017, 12:08 pm

Apple's forecast for its next fiscal quarter was particularly strong, leading market watchers to believe that, in addition to the next-gen "iPhone 7s," the much anticipated "iPhone 8" could be on sale at the tail end of the September quarter in limited quantities, or at the very least in early October.

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Drama in Apple's quarterly earnings expected from 'iPhone 8' launch guidance, not actual results

08/01/2017, 10:08 am

After the close of business on Tuesday, Apple will report the results for what is seasonally its slowest quarter of the year, with Apple and industry watchers predicting around $44 billion in revenue. But all eyes are on Apple's guidance for the fourth fiscal quarter, to see how confident the company is about the "iPhone 8" launch.

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WWDC silly season grows with seemingly baseless analyst speculation

06/01/2017, 12:06 pm

A high-profile Apple stock analyst has suggested virtually all of Apple's upcoming hardware pipeline could at least be previewed at WWDC, including the "iPhone 8" and an Apple TV with 4K. Needless to say, that's highly unlikely.

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Nokia predicted to play an important role in Apple's datacenters after patent dispute settlement

05/23/2017, 10:05 am

In the terms of their new patent dispute resolution, Nokia revealed it will be providing network infrastructure products to Apple -- a partnership that one Wall Street analysts could see Nokia significantly grow its IP router business by supplying Apple's datacenters.

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JP Morgan raises Apple target to $165, sees sales of 260M iPhones in 2018

03/27/2017, 09:03 am

Buying in on hype for an anticipated 10th anniversary "iPhone 8" super-cycle, investment firm J.P. Morgan has raised its price target on shares of Apple to $165.

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3D laser scanner possibly destined for Apple's 'iPhone 8' expected to add facial recognition, future AR use

02/15/2017, 02:02 pm

The 3D laser scanning module that may make an appearance on the "iPhone 8" raises a number of questions, and a new report attempts to shed some light on the subject, including what model of iPhone it might appear on this year.

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With $231B in cash, Apple's $14.5B EU tax hit doesn't concern Wall Street

08/30/2016, 11:08 am

While a $14.5 billion payment of back taxes could bankrupt many major corporations, it's pocket change for a company as cash flush as Apple. As a result, analysts surveyed by AppleInsider on Tuesday said they aren't concerned about the European Commission's decision, regardless of how an appeal ultimately plays out.

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Apple's aggressively priced $399 iPhone SE viewed as a 'substantial' market opportunity

03/22/2016, 04:03 pm

For the first time ever, Apple will be competing in the $400 smartphone range with its most affordable new iPhone model ever, and one Wall Street analysts believes that could net the company 17 million additional sales this year alone.

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'iPhone SE' rumors spark hopes that Apple will continue to sell iPhone 5s at $350 or less

03/11/2016, 10:03 am

Analysts on Wall Street expect the new 4-inch "iPhone SE" may be priced at $450, taking the place of the entry-level iPhone 5s. But if Apple were to keep the iPhone 5s around at a cheaper price, it could allow the company to tap into new markets.

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JP Morgan adds to Apple supply chain worries, cuts early 2016 iPhone estimates

12/17/2015, 11:12 am

The parade of analysts concerned about weak outlooks from Apple suppliers continues to grow, with J.P. Morgan on Thursday advising investors that it is reducing near-term forecasts for iPhone sales.

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Wall Street relieved by Apple's strong guidance for holiday quarter

10/28/2015, 12:10 pm

Concerns that the iPhone 6s upgrade cycle could post first-ever year over year sales declines were alleviated this week, when Apple indicated it expects iPhone sales will grow yet again this holiday quarter. Analysts on Wall Street reacted to the news positively, advising investors to buy in.

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New Apple TV with App Store game downloads predicted to drive 24M sales in 2016

09/08/2015, 10:09 am

A revamped Apple TV with its own App Store downloads could enter Apple into the $35-billion-per-year gaming market, adding an estimated 3.3 percent to the company's 2016 earnings per share, J.P. Morgan believes.

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watchOS 2, Best Buy expansion expected to boost Apple Watch sales this holiday

08/26/2015, 11:08 am

Investment firm J.P. Morgan believes sales of the Apple Watch will see a boost from two key events this fall --the launch of watchOS 2 with support for native third-party apps, and a retail expansion to all Best Buy locations.

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Entry into $34B console gaming market seen as largest opportunity for new Apple TV

08/17/2015, 03:08 pm

Though the new Apple TV isn't expected to have a streaming subscription service available at launch, that's not a problem for investment firm J.P. Morgan, who believes the device's real selling point will be an App Store with traditional console-style videogames.

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Worst-case scenario from Irish tax changes could reduce Apple's annual earnings by 10%

05/07/2015, 03:05 pm

If the European Commission were to levy a 12.5 percent tax on all of Apple's earnings that run through Ireland, it would reduce the company's annual earnings by just under 10 percent, a new "worst-case scenario" analysis has found.

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New Apple TV with App Store would enter Apple into $35 billion home gaming market

03/23/2015, 11:03 am

With software sales for traditional game consoles and PCs projected to reach $35 billion this year, one analyst believes a new Apple TV with a dedicated App Store could have a noticeable impact on the company's bottom line.

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Apple's subscription TV service predicted to cost below $40 to compete with cable providers

03/18/2015, 02:03 pm

With Apple's anticipated subscription television service said to be targeting a price between $30 and $40 per month, one analyst has predicted that the company will come in on the low end of that range, or else risk pricing itself out of the market.

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JP Morgan raises Apple price target to $145, forecasts sales of 26M Apple Watches this year

02/11/2015, 09:02 am

Investment firm J.P. Morgan on Wednesday revised its estimates to accommodate for the April launch of the Apple Watch, a product it believes will help push shares of AAPL to $145 before the end of 2015.

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JP Morgan: Any 'iPhone 6' display shortage would have 'no impact' on sales, device launch

08/25/2014, 10:08 am

Following a spate of rumors that late-term problems with the display on Apple's next-generation iPhone could force the handset's delay or seriously constrain supplies, at least one Wall Street analyst indicated that the issue -- if it even actually exists -- would not materially impact the launch of the so-called "iPhone 6."

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Apple unlikely to sell sapphire iPhones this year, is setting the stage for future models - JP Morgan

08/18/2014, 09:08 am

Apple's investments in sapphire may one day result in iPhone cover displays made of the material, but sapphire is unlikely to appear in this year's models due to prohibitive costs associated with producing the material in large quantities, investment firm J.P. Morgan said on Monday.

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