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Apple's R&D spend continues to climb, but isn't directly correlated to anything

08/01/2018, 03:08 pm

The company just increased its research and development budget for about the 15th consecutive year but it's not a direct sign that there are new product categories coming soon.

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While Wall Street quacked about killing iPhone X, Apple quietly bought back $43.5B in its own stock

08/01/2018, 11:08 am

Following a $23.5 billion buyback in the March quarter, Apple discreetly bought up another $20 billion of its own shares off the open market in the June quarter, taking advantage of the continued, vapidly ignorant noise generated by analysts and financial news sites who bizarrely wondered aloud for months when and how Apple might "kill" the most advanced, commercially successful smartphone it has ever produced.

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Apple R&D spend increases to 7 percent ahead of expected big fall launch cycle

07/31/2018, 09:07 pm

Apple's capital outlay for research and development operations continued to balloon in its third fiscal quarter of 2018, with the company spending $3.7 billion on future products and services, up $760 million year-over-year.

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Apple Pay to arrive in Germany, CVS and 7-11 later this year

07/31/2018, 05:07 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the third quarter of 2018, CEO Tim Cook made two announcements regarding Apple Pay's planned expansion for the year.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2018 conference call

07/31/2018, 05:07 pm

Apple set a new high for the June quarter on the back of a premium-priced iPhone lineup anchored by iPhone X, as well as continued growth in the services segment. Following the publication of its third fiscal quarter 2018 results, the company provided additional detail on the record-setting performance in an earnings conference call.

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Apple reports best June quarter ever with $53.3B in revenue on 41.3M iPhone sales

07/31/2018, 04:07 pm

Apple's revenue for the third quarter of the fiscal year 2018 hit $53.3 billion, the company revealed on Tuesday, with it and the earnings-per-share of $2.34 growing year-on-year, and iPhone sales of 41.3 million units.

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Apple's Tuesday earnings call all about 2019 iPhone demand, analyst says

07/30/2018, 10:07 am

Ahead of earnings, GBH Insights' Daniel Ives sees 42 million iPhones sold, and no big surprises -- but predicts the real story is what Apple forecasts for 2019 demand.

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Apple forecast to hit 41.6M iPhones as product becomes 'stable business'

07/26/2018, 07:07 pm

In its upcoming results call, Apple will likely announce 41.6 million in June-quarter iPhone shipments, one analyst claimed on Thursday.

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Another blockbuster quarter earnings report ahead for Apple, analyst claims

07/24/2018, 02:07 pm

Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley has raised her iPhone sales and revenue forecast for the current quarter, while also predicting strong services growth for the foreseeable future -- and has dramatically increased AAPL's price target as a result.

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Sonos aims at $100M IPO as it works to stem competition from Apple, Amazon & Google

07/06/2018, 11:07 am

As expected, high-end wireless speaker maker Sonos has filed for an initial public offering on the Nasdaq, hoping to raise as much as $100 million as it tries to fend off new rivals such as Apple's HomePod, and Echo speakers by Amazon.

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Apple to reveal Q3 2018 earnings on July 31

07/02/2018, 05:07 pm

Apple is scheduled to report quarterly earnings for the third quarter of 2018 at the end of trading on July 31, while an ensuing investors conference call will provide details of the three-month period.

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Disney ups the stakes to $70B in bid for 21st Century Fox

06/20/2018, 10:06 am

The Walt Disney Company has agreed to raise its offer to buy assets from 21st Century Fox, in order to fend off an all-cash offer from Comcast in the high-stakes media bidding war.

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Apple & tech's disproportionate share of S&P index raising eyebrows

06/15/2018, 10:06 am

Tech companies, including Apple, take up a large percentage of the index's value, as well as its growth, leading some observers to question whether Big Tech has gotten too financially powerful.

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Apple bans cryptocurrency mining on the iPhone and iPad

06/11/2018, 09:06 am

New developer guidelines released during WWDC set new rules for cryptocurrency apps distributed through both the iOS and Mac App Stores.

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Horace Dediu's first Apple Summit in LA on June 14, 2018 is a WWDC for Apple investors

06/06/2018, 12:06 pm

Next week on June 14, rockstar analyst Horace Dediu of Asymco and the Technorati will be presenting "The Goose That Lays The Golden Eggs," a first of its kind investor summit discussing the fundamentals of Apple as a business and its recurring revenue model.

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Apple stock hits all time high during WWDC as market cap flirts with $1 trillion

06/04/2018, 04:06 pm

On a day of a software-focused Apple event with no Wall Street pleasing hardware announcements, the company's stock continues to climb, and reaches a new end-of-day high.

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Google's brand worth more than Apple's, if you believe this BrandZ survey

05/29/2018, 05:05 pm

Google squeaked past Apple by a mere $1.5B to top this year's list of most valuable global brands, as reported by the world's largest brand equity database.

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Morgan Stanley bullish on Apple services, ups AAPL price target to $214

05/24/2018, 11:05 am

Apple's Services business is vastly undervalued by the market, and not considered part of the larger whole by investors according to investment bank Morgan Stanley.

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Sony buys controlling stake in EMI for $2.3B to become world's largest music publisher

05/22/2018, 09:05 am

Sony has announced it will be buying a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing as part of the company's plan to increase its revenue from streaming media services like Apple Music.

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Apple dips one spot to #4 in 2018 Fortune 500 rankings, leads in profits

05/21/2018, 10:05 am

Even with continued growth, Apple has slipped to fourth place in this year's Fortune 500 chart, which ranks the biggest U.S.-based corporations in terms of revenue.

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