Topic: Rod Hall
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
07/23/2014, 08:07 am
Though Apple's June quarter results were slightly below Wall Street expectations, investors expressed greater concern over the company's guidance for the current September quarter, but they were also pleased by improving gross margins, chalking up the results as a mixed bag.
06/26/2014, 01:06 pm
Google this week announced a number of new products and services for phones, tablets, cars, TVs and more, all of which will compete with Apple. But after seeing Google's latest, Apple-watchers on Wall Street aren't concerned.
06/24/2014, 02:06 pm
Investment firm J.P. Morgan became the latest to increase its price target for Apple stock on Tuesday, projecting that the company will be propelled to $108 per share thanks in part to this year's anticipated "iPhone 6" launch.
04/30/2014, 10:04 am
Apple's new entry-level 11-inch MacBook Air is the company's most affordable notebook in its history -- an aggressive pricing move that one analyst has predicted will help the Mac further eat away at the largest segment of the existing Windows PC market.
04/10/2014, 10:04 am
If Apple does bring baseband processor design and production in-house as recent moves have indicated, one analyst believes that the chips are unlikely to debut in new iPhone models before 2015, thanks to the "notoriously difficult" nature of their development.
04/08/2014, 02:04 pm
Apple is excluding itself from a $63 billion market opportunity, investment firm J.P. Morgan believes, by only partially competing in the sub-$1,000 portable computing market, which is why one analyst argues Apple should introduce a new notebook powered by a more full-featured version of iOS.