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Topic: Gene Munster

ITC sales ban on old iPhones, iPads predicted to have minimum financial impact on Apple

06/05/2013, 09:06 am

Though Apple lost an International Trade Commission ruling this week to Samsung and sales of the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 must be suspended in the U.S., those legacy products are already on the way out, suggesting to market watchers that the financial impact will be minimal.

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Domestic Mac sales flat in April, viewed as slight positive for Apple

05/20/2013, 01:05 pm

The latest data from the NPD Group shows that domestic sales of Mac computers were about even year over year in the month of April, which one analyst interprets as potentially a positive sign for Apple.

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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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Verizon's 4M iPhone activations in line with expectations, showing Apple's 'stability'

04/18/2013, 11:04 am

While iPhone growth may be slowing, Apple's hugely profitable smartphone franchise isn't going anywhere, as evidenced by the latest on-target activation numbers at Verizon, the largest carrier in the U.S.

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More affordable iPhone predicted to grab Apple 11% share of low-end market in 2014

04/16/2013, 08:04 am

A new $300 contract-free iPhone model could easily capture more than 10 percent of the low-end smartphone market in its first year alone, one industry analyst believes.

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iTunes accounts with credit cards a 'tremendous asset' for potential Apple e-wallet

04/05/2013, 07:04 am

With Apple rumored to launch a mobile e-wallet in the coming years, potentially as soon as this year, one analysis has noted that the iPhone maker could have a leg up on previous efforts, like Google Wallet, because of the fact that Apple already has hundreds of millions of users' credit card numbers tied to their iTunes accounts.

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Dominant mobile traffic share of Apple's iOS continues to grow against Android

04/03/2013, 10:04 am

The iPhone's position as America's best-selling smartphone and Apple's dominance of the tablet segment have led to a big lead iOS in mobile web traffic generation in the United States, and that lead continues to grow.

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Apple's earnings predicted to shrink 14% in first half of 2013, but grow 15% to close the year

03/26/2013, 08:03 am

Noted AAPL bull Gene Munster has softened his outlook for the company through the first half of 2013, though he expects that Apple will rebound and return to growth to close out the year.

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Improved iMac supply propels Apple's Mac sales up 14%

03/18/2013, 03:03 pm

After a disappointing holiday quarter, signs continue to show that Mac sales are on the rebound, with the latest data from the NPD Group revealing a 14% year over year increase in January and February.

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Munster, Siegler, Agreda talk iWatch, iTVs, and Apple's 'groove'

03/17/2013, 09:03 pm

The recent media trend of negative news on Apple is just a phase that will pass according to analyst Gene Munster and pundit MG Siegler, both of whom agree that the coming months will see Apple getting its groove back with a refresh in its product lines, as well as perhaps some new products.

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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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Domestic Mac sales grow 31% as Apple catches up with iMac demand

02/25/2013, 02:02 pm

The latest data from the NPD Group shows U.S. Mac sales in the month of January were up 31 percent year over year, suggesting Apple began to catch up with demand for its new all-in-one iMac.

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Piper Jaffray says Apple media event still likely by April, sees 'new iPad body styles'

02/15/2013, 08:02 am

Although a recent rumor that Apple was preparing to host a developer-related television event next month was almost instantly shot down, investment research firm Piper Jaffray says a review of years past indicates the company is still likely to host an event by the end of April, which could see the introduction of redesigned iPads.

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Apple price targets reduced as company's growth slows to 'normal' levels

01/24/2013, 09:01 am

Apple is still growing, but not at the tremendous pace investors have become accustomed to over the last decade, which has prompted analysts to lower their price targets for the company's stock.

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Apple would address 65% of smartphone market with low-cost iPhone

01/10/2013, 10:01 am

While Apple currently competes in the high-end smartphone market, a low-cost iPhone would allow the company to address the 65 percent of the market it does not currently serve.

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Low-cost iPhone seen generating $6.5B in 2013 revenue for Apple

01/09/2013, 12:01 pm

A rumored contract-free, low-cost iPhone geared toward emerging markets could net Apple $6.5 billion in revenue this year, one analyst believes.

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AT&T's record holiday quarter signals sales of 8M iPhones

01/08/2013, 10:01 am

The 2012 holiday season was a record setting span for AT&T with 10 million total smartphones sold at least 8 million of which are expected to be Apple iPhones.

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Apple-built wearable computers seen as long-term replacement for iPhone

01/02/2013, 08:01 am

While Apple probably won't get into the watch making business in the immediate future, one analyst believes that wearable computers could ultimately replace the iPhone in the long term, much like the iPhone has replaced the iPod.

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Siri's reliance on Google cut in half with iOS 6

12/20/2012, 08:12 am

Tests with Apple's voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, have found that the service turns to Google for an answer in iOS 6 half as much as it did in iOS 5.

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Apple predicted to build cheaper 'iPhone for the masses'

12/17/2012, 03:12 pm

With the overall smartphone market now outgrowing the iPhone, one prominent analyst believes Apple will be pushed to release a lower-priced device.

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