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Apple Watch, AirPods & HomePod, Apple's 'other products,' predicted to rake in $22B in revenue by 2019

02/15/2018, 11:02 am

Fueled by a trio of new product categories, Apple's all-encompassing "other products" are poised to become the company's fastest growing segment, further fueled by the recent launch of HomePod.

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increases Apple stake by 23.3 percent, now its largest holding

02/14/2018, 06:02 pm

Legendary investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway continued to bet big on Apple over the fourth quarter 2017, raising its stake in the tech giant by 23.3 percent to hit 165.3 million shares, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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Voters shoot down human rights committee proposal at Apple shareholders meeting

02/13/2018, 03:02 pm

A proposal to create an Apple human rights committee was defeated in voting during Tuesday's shareholders meeting, AppleInsider can confirm.

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Apple's 2018 shareholder meeting today, held for the first time at Apple Park

02/13/2018, 09:02 am

Later this morning, Apple is holding its 42nd annual shareholder meeting at its new Apple Park facilities for the first time, offering some members of the public a glimpse inside its new headquarters. However, this year attending the meeting requires a pre-arranged registration; shareholders of record who simply show up have been put on notice that the event is already at capacity.

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Goldman Sachs initiates coverage of AAPL stock with neutral outlook, dismisses iPhone X 'super cycle' hype

02/07/2018, 11:02 am

Investment firm Goldman Sachs initiated coverage of the investment world's largest company, Apple, this week, and set things off with a pessimistic tone, projecting the stock price will stay relatively flat over the next year.

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Apple cutting back on bond buys ahead of plans to repatriate foreign cash

02/06/2018, 12:02 pm

As it gets ready to bring billions in foreign cash back to the U.S., Apple is also reportly drawing back on its purchases of corporate bonds.

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Apple should mix hardware & services into 'Apple Prime' subscriptions, analyst says

02/05/2018, 10:02 am

To keep growing services revenues, Apple may want or need to bundle hardware and services into a single subscription, according to one analyst.

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Apple R&D spend exceeds $3B for first time, up $410M from September

02/02/2018, 09:02 pm

As per usual, Apple accelerated investments in research and development operations over its first fiscal quarter of 2018, spending more than $3.4 billion on new hires and initiatives that will keep the company competitive in a fast-paced tech market.

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Wall Street wowed by iPhone X performance, but cools off on expectations of an Apple 'super cycle'

02/02/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple delivered record revenue in its holiday quarter, but went about it in a way different than investors expected, leaving analysts to rethink their so-called "super cycle" predictions for iPhone X unit sales growth. But with the average selling price of new iPhones soaring to unexpected highs, analysts remain bullish on the company's prospects in the months to come.

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What a difference a week makes: Apple's $88.3 billion quarter is even more impressive broken down week-by-week

02/02/2018, 10:02 am

Not only was Apple's holiday quarter of 2017 a hard compare to previous year's numbers because of three flagship models, but the year-ago quarter had an extra sales week. AppleInsider breaks down the numbers for a closer look at Apple's earnings, on a "average per week" basis.

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Apple's 77.3 million iPhone, $88.3 billion quarter by the numbers

02/01/2018, 07:02 pm

The addition of the iPhone X that commanded a steeper premium than ever before has made Apple's financial quarter an interesting one. The changes over time are best illustrated graphically, showing the magnitude of the quarter, as compared to quarters of years past.

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Apple aims to achieve net cash balance, hints at investments and M&A

02/01/2018, 05:02 pm

Apple is looking to reduce its gigantic cash hoard to become "net cash neutral" over time, according to CFO Luca Maestri, suggesting the company is planning to mete out dividends, accelerate stock buybacks or perhaps increase mergers and acquisitions operations.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2018 conference call

02/01/2018, 05:02 pm

Revenue reached new heights in Apple's holiday 2017 quarter, but unit sales of the iPhone fell year over year, reflecting the premium-priced lineup of the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8. Following the publications of its first fiscal quarter 2018 results, the company held a conference call with media and analysts, and notes of interest follow.

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Apple calls for lower-than-expected Q2 guidance on iPhone sales miss

02/01/2018, 05:02 pm

Despite Apple's revenue rising 13 percent year-over-year during the December quarter and setting a new record, about $88.3 billion, the company is guiding between $60 billion and $62 billion in revenue for the March quarter -- below market forecasts.

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Premium-priced iPhone X, iPhone 8 propel Apple to $88.3B in revenue in its best quarter ever

02/01/2018, 04:02 pm

Apple continued its streak of record breaking holiday quarters, coasting to new heights yet again with revenue of $88.3 billion and earnings per share of $3.89, based largely on the highest-ever average selling prices for iPhone lineup.

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Wall Street expects Apple to report best quarter ever, but all eyes will be on March guidance

02/01/2018, 12:02 pm

Recent reports on iPhone X demand and alleged production cuts have caused concern on Wall Street, where investors eagerly await Apple's March quarter guidance from its latest earnings report. AppleInsider gives you a rundown of what to expect.

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As other analysts cut AAPL estimates, Guggenheim stands pat with bullish $215 target

01/31/2018, 03:01 pm

Ahead of Apple's December quarter results, analysts have been slashing targets for the company, based on a belief that iPhone sales are slower than expected. But Robert Cihra of Guggenheim hasn't budged on his $215 price target, telling investors on Wednesday that he sees the iPhone X as the start of a multi-year upgrade cycle.

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Weak US Dollar will supercharge Apple's already hot overseas revenues

01/31/2018, 01:01 pm

Over the past year, the weakening U.S. dollar has created an increasingly favorable currency exchange environment boosting the value of Apple's foreign revenues as stated in dollars. That will have a significant impact on the company's quarterly earnings reported tomorrow.

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iPhone X doomsayers lack basic reading comprehension skills (or they're purposefully dishonest)

01/26/2018, 02:01 pm

Assorted media venues lit up when AppleInsider, based on actually reading an analyst's note, reported that the current iPhone X may be discontinued after one year. Unfortunately, many of those reports failed to accurately convey the substance or context of the rumor, instead opting to weave a narrative they seemed intent on telling.

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New 30% U.S. tax on solar cells threatens jobs, Apple's renewable energy efforts

01/24/2018, 06:01 am

Apple has made solar energy a key part of its commitments to achieve 100 percent renewable energy use across its corporate, retail, production and even its data center facilities. However, a steep new American tariff slapped on all solar components threatens to derail the rapidly-growing American solar industry and kill tens of thousands of desirable jobs.

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