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Supply chain sales data suggests Apple had strong month of April

05/07/2014, 10:05 am

Apple suppliers had a particularly strong month of April, suggesting that shipments to the iPhone maker may have been stronger than their traditional seasonal average as the company ramps up for new product introductions, new data shows.

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Supply chain data suggests Apple's March quarter could be stronger than Wall Street expects

04/07/2014, 01:04 pm

Sales data from some of Apple's biggest suppliers shows stronger than expected returns for the just-concluded month of March, potentially hinting that Apple itself could also surprise to the upside when it reports earnings later this month.

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Carriers suggest a big-screen 'iPhone 6' could be a 'very special' success in China

04/04/2014, 09:04 am

Chinese branded smartphones are performing well in their home country, affecting sales of worldwide leaders Apple and Samsung, but buzz is said to be growing in China among customers who are holding out hope for an iPhone with a larger display.

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China 3G subscribers grew 79% in 2013 with Apple poised to benefit from booming market

01/21/2014, 02:01 pm

While smartphone markets around the world are showing signs of maturity, China still posted 79 percent growth in high-speed mobile subscribers last year, reaching 417 million users.

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Cantor: Wearables now a 'legitimate' product category, but only an Apple 'iWatch' would drive sales

01/13/2014, 08:01 am

While the glut of wearable devices introduced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show signals that companies hope to tap into the emerging market, analyst Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald doesn't expect that sales will reach a "meaningful" level until Apple decides to enter the space with its rumored "iWatch."

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Analysts divided on Apple: Cantor calls it a 'top pick,' Wells Fargo downgrades citing margins

01/02/2014, 08:01 am

A pair of Wall Street analysts have come to very different conclusions on Apple stock for the start of 2014, as Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald gave an enthusiastic recommendation for the iPhone maker, while Maynard Um of Wells Fargo downgraded AAPL shares from "outperform" to the status of "market perform."

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iPad Air popular upgrade for iPad 2 owners, silver 16GB model in high demand - survey

11/04/2013, 09:11 am

While Apple didn't offer official sales figures of the thinner and lighter fifth-generation iPad Air Monday morning, a survey of launch weekend buyers, as well as online tracking data, offers some idea of how well the company's latest flagship tablet is performing after three days of availability.

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Impending iPad refresh viewed as Apple's most important since the first iPad

10/21/2013, 08:10 am

Apple this week is widely expected to introduce a redesigned fifth-generation iPad that will be thinner and lighter --and, in the eyes of one Wall Street analyst, the most important update to the full-size iPad since the first model was released in 2010.

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Apple expected to introduce redesigned Smart Cover alongside slimmer 5th-gen iPad

10/14/2013, 11:10 am

Apple's upcoming iPad hardware refresh is widely believed to bring a thinner overall form factor with narrower bezels and an iPad mini-like cross-section for the fifth-generation tablet, leading Cupertino to introduce a new version of the popular iPad Smart Cover, according to one analyst.

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Supply chain visit makes analyst 'confident' about larger iPhone in 2014

10/10/2013, 09:10 am

Sources in Apple's supply chain have reportedly indicated that Apple is on track to release a new iPhone with a larger screen next year, according to one analyst.

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Supply chain sees weak demand for notebooks, expects big things from Apple's fifth-gen iPad

10/04/2013, 10:10 am

As the PC market continues to slump, the outlook for traditional notebooks this holiday season is weak, while tech supply chain sources in Taiwan reportedly expect a "major upgrade" to Apple's full-size iPad to arrive this month.

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New iPhone with bigger display predicted to be a major success in China

09/06/2013, 11:09 am

With reports continuing to claim Apple is experimenting with screen sizes as large as 6 inches for a future iPhone model, one analyst has noted that jumbo-sized smartphones are currently in high demand in the world's biggest market: China.

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Wall Street disappointed by indications that Apple won't launch new products until fall

04/24/2013, 12:04 pm

While Apple posted better-than-expected quarterly results and increased its quarterly dividend this week, market watchers are still concerned a lull in new product introductions is likely to continue until this fall.

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Fiscal 2013 predicted to become 'a year to forget' for Apple, higher hopes seen for 2014

04/23/2013, 12:04 pm

Investors will likely look back on Apple's fiscal year 2013 as "a year to forget," though it will set the stage for a strong 2014, one analyst believes.

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Rumor: Apple's next-gen iPhone will launch with 'at least two screen sizes'

04/09/2013, 10:04 am

Faced with growing popularity of big-screen phones, Apple will launch its next-generation iPhone with "at least" two different screen sizes, one analyst claims.

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Rumor: Microsoft to introduce Google Glass competitor in 2014

04/04/2013, 03:04 pm

Wearable electronics are apparently the next big trend in tech, as a new rumor claims Microsoft plans to join the fray with its own set of high-tech glasses in the first half of 2014.

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Rumor: Apple television with 'iRing' motion controller to launch this year

04/03/2013, 08:04 am

After meeting with Apple suppliers in a tour of China and Taiwan, one analyst now believes Apple will launch a television set this year with a new ring-shaped accessory that will allow a user to control the TV set by pointing their finger.

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Higher dividend viewed as 'safety net' that could help turn around Apple stock

03/19/2013, 11:03 am

It's been exactly one year since Apple announced it would begin paying a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share. Now, in light of the company's recent stock woes, calls for Apple to increase that dividend are growing.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 'less refined' than Apple's iPhone 5, not seen as a game changer

03/15/2013, 10:03 am

Though it was heavily hyped, Samsung's largely iterative Galaxy S4 flagship handset is not seen by market watchers as a device that will shake up the smartphone market or have a significant effect on Apple.

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A year after Apple announced its dividend, 'timing could be right' for another cash deployment

03/11/2013, 10:03 am

It's been almost a year since Apple announced its quarterly dividend and stock buyback plan, and with the company's annual shareholder meeting just concluded, one analyst believes Apple may soon reveal more uses for its $137 billion in cash.

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