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UBS forecasts iPhone ASP at $660, pushing Apple's June margins to 40.9%

07/16/2015, 10:07 am

Investment firm UBS revealed on Thursday that it has high expectations for Apple's gross margins in the just-concluded June quarter, predicting they will reach nearly 41 percent on outstanding sales of the jumbo-sized iPhone 6 Plus.

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Driven again by China, Apple's iPhone shipments expected to hit 51M for June quarter

07/09/2015, 09:07 am

Apple is poised to announce yet another record breaking quarter, the latest research from investment firm UBS suggests, with iPhone sales once again driven to new heights thanks largely to growth in China.

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UBS calls Apple 'the Shake Shack of technology,' advises investors to buy in

07/02/2015, 09:07 am

In making its case for investors to buy Apple stock, investment bank UBS this week made an interesting analogy, comparing the iPhone maker to growing fast food restaurant Shake Shack, saying the two companies are responsible for "the era of consumer experience."

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Apple on track for another 51+ million iPhone sales this quarter, research says

05/14/2015, 02:05 pm

Demand for Apple's iPhone continues to stay extremely strong, even as the life cycle of the current iPhone 6 series begins to wind down heading into the fall, new data from UBS reveals.

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Apple favoring sole-source parts for Apple Watch, adding to supply constraints

05/13/2015, 12:05 pm

Apple is without a backup supplier for many components in the new Apple Watch, a new analysis has discovered, revealing an unusual move for a company that generally works to secure options in its supply chain.

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Apple Watch will be 'digital sixth sense' for users & 'key catalyst' for shares of AAPL, UBS says

04/10/2015, 10:04 am

While investment firm UBS doesn't believe the Apple Watch is yet a "must have" device, its importance to the company's bottom line is expected to grow over time as new use cases emerge.

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UBS declares Apple a 'special' kind of investment, says 'full ramifications' of iPhone are yet to come

04/01/2015, 09:04 am

Reading the new "Becoming Steve Jobs" biography inspired UBS analyst Steven Milunovich to share his thoughts on where Apple is headed, leading him to suggest to investors that the iPhone maker's best days may still be ahead of it.

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Wall Street expects high margins, respectable sales for launch of well-designed Apple Watch

03/10/2015, 09:03 am

Analysts on Wall Street came away generally pleased with this week's announcement of Apple Watch launch details, viewing the new platform as a way to extend the company's valuable ecosystem and generate more revenue from high-margin products.

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UBS predicts Apple will sell massive 58M iPhones in March quarter

03/06/2015, 04:03 pm

Demand for the iPhone 6 continues to outstrip Apple's ability to keep up with supply, as a new survey from UBS has led the investment firm to increase its projected sales for the March quarter to a whopping 58 million units.

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Wall Street shocked by Apple's staggering quarter, prompting analysts to raise estimates

01/28/2015, 11:01 am

Apple's stunning first quarter of fiscal 2015 blew virtually every prediction out of the water, and left Wall Street analysts rushing to increase their price targets on Wednesday as the stock jumped higher.

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Ecosystem of health-focused apps & accessories will further strengthen Apple, UBS says

01/12/2015, 02:01 pm

Following a deluge of health and fitness devices announced at CES, one analyst has said he believes Apple's Health application and HealthKit tools for developers will help foster a diverse ecosystem that will further differentiate the iPhone from competing platforms.

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UBS data suggests Apple sold 69M iPhones in blockbuster December quarter

01/07/2015, 12:01 pm

The latest research from UBS has prompted the firm to advise investors that it believes Apple sold a massive 69 million iPhones in the just-concluded December quarter -- a sum that would obliterate the company's previous all-time record.

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UBS survey finds 10% of consumers want a smartwatch, expects 24M Apple Watch sales in fiscal 2015

12/01/2014, 10:12 am

A new survey from UBS suggests that the Apple Watch could get off to a strong start, leading the investment firm to predict sales of 24 million units and gross profit of $3.4 billion from the wearable device in its first few months alone.

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iPhone 6 outselling iPhone 6 Plus by 3-to-1 margin in US - report

11/14/2014, 10:11 am

Though Apple doesn't break down sales figures for specific iPhone models, a new study suggests that the blockbuster sales of the iPhone 6 lineup are mostly driven by the 4.7-inch model, though the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has still captured a considerable size of the market.

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UBS ups Apple price target to $125 after survey indicates strong share for iPhone 6 Plus

11/11/2014, 12:11 pm

The results of a recent global survey of prospective smartphone buyers conducted by UBS forecast a favorable share of iPhone 6 Plus sales and strong demand in China, prompting the investment firm to raise its price target.

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iPhone 6 Plus accounts for one-quarter of new iPhone sales, expected to boost Apple's margins

10/16/2014, 09:10 am

A pair of new surveys released this week both affirm that the new 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has achieved about 25 percent of Apple's total iPhone sales, a trend that market watchers think will be a boon for the company's bottom line.

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UBS praises Apple CEO Tim Cook for thinking 'big,' pushing for iOS to become ubiquitous

07/30/2014, 02:07 pm

Investment firm UBS heaped praise upon Apple on Wednesday, advising Wall Street to buy in on the strength of Chief Executive Tim Cook and his strategy to push the iOS platform "everywhere."

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UBS increases Apple price target to $115, sees gross margins improving in 2015

07/22/2014, 08:07 am

UBS this week was the latest investment firm to increase its price target for shares of Apple, with a new projection of $115 ahead of this afternoon's June quarter earnings report.

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UBS declares Tim Cook the 'right man for the time' at Apple

06/16/2014, 10:06 am

While some pundits question whether Tim Cook can steer Apple to new successes in a post-Steve Jobs era, investment firm UBS on Monday came out in full support of the Apple CEO, calling him the "right man for the time."

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UBS sees Apple selling 21M 'iWatch' units priced at $300 in first year

06/09/2014, 10:06 am

If Apple does launch a so-called "iWatch" later this year, investment firm UBS believes the ramp up in sales could be similar to the company's wildly successful iPad, hitting 21 million units in fiscal 2015 and 36 million units the following year.

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