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Earnings preview: Wall Street expects flat March quarter, awaiting new products in late 2014

04/21/2014, 08:04 am

With no major new products launched in the just-concluded March quarter, analysts on Wall Street don't expect big things from Apple when the company reports its earnings on Wednesday, generally projecting for revenue to be about flat with the same period from a year ago.

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Amazon fireTV launch 'aggressively' highlights need for Apple TV revamp, Piper Jaffray says

04/02/2014, 04:04 pm

Analyst Gene Munster, who has long held out hope for a more fully functional Apple TV and even a full television set from the company, believes that Wednesday's launch of the Amazon fireTV should serve as further motivation for Apple to make major moves in the television space.

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Apple predicted to announce 'modest' increases to share buyback & dividend in next earnings call

04/02/2014, 10:04 am

The highlight of Apple's next quarterly earnings call later this month could be moderate increases to the company's share buyback program and dividend payouts to shareholders, many investors reportedly expect.

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8GB iPhone 5c, $399 'iPad 4' seen having 'slight positive' effect on Apple's March, June quarters

03/19/2014, 11:03 am

With Apple making slight adjustments to its iPhone and iPad lineups this week, the new, cheaper device offerings are projected by one analyst to have only a minor effect on the company's bottom line.

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US survey shows Apple's iPhone 5s has 'staying power,' while 5c is losing ground

03/03/2014, 09:03 am

A new survey of prospective U.S. smartphone buyers has found that Apple's flagship iPhone 5s remains the most popular option for those making a purchase in the next few months, but the iPhone 5c is not expected to make waves.

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Earnings preview: Wall Street expecting record iPhone, iPad sales from Apple's Q1 2014

01/27/2014, 11:01 am

This afternoon Apple will report earnings from the company's first fiscal quarter of 2014, and investors expect that the company will reveal record sales of its blockbuster iPhone and iPad product lines, with collective sales of both devices expected to top 80 million.

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China Mobile guidance expected to be investors' focus in Apple's next earnings report

01/14/2014, 08:01 am

When Apple reports its holiday 2013 earnings in a few weeks, investors are likely to be focused on the future, analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray believes, as the upcoming launch of the iPhone on China Mobile takes center stage.

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Apple's China Mobile deal expected to add 5% to revenue in 2014

12/23/2013, 02:12 pm

Shares of Apple stock surged more than 3 percent on Monday, after news broke that the company has reached a long-awaited deal to begin selling the iPhone in January through China Mobile, the world's largest wireless provider.

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Apple's US Mac sales see strong 29% holiday growth

12/16/2013, 04:12 pm

Domestic Mac sales were up 29 percent in the first two months of the current holiday quarter, benefitting from an iMac shortfall that plagued Apple during the same quarter a year ago.

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Tests find iOS 7 update improves Apple's Siri, but Google Now for Android closes the gap

12/10/2013, 12:12 pm

Apple has improved its voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, with the iOS 7 update for iPhone and iPad, though Siri's chief competition, Google Now, has improved enough to be on par, new tests have concluded.

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Apple catches up with iPhone 5s demand, achieves full availability at its stores

12/09/2013, 08:12 am

Apple appears to have completely caught up with consumer demand for its flagship iPhone 5s, with a new survey of the company's retail stores finding all models completely in stock at all locations.

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China Mobile iPhone deal not likely included in Apple's guidance to investors

12/05/2013, 12:12 pm

Apple's realistic -- and historically conservative -- guidance provided to investors likely does not include projected revenue from the company's anticipated impending launch of the iPhone on China Mobile, suggesting to one analyst that shares of AAPL have great upside potential.

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90% of iPhone 5s models now in stock at Apple retail stores

11/26/2013, 08:11 am

Supply of Apple's new flagship handset, the iPhone 5s, has nearly caught up with demand, as a new survey of the company's retail stores finds that 90 percent of models are available.

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Earnings preview: Apple's Sept. quarter results are all about iPhone for Wall Street

10/28/2013, 09:10 am

This afternoon after markets close, Apple is set to announce its earnings for the recently concluded September quarter. But analysts are mostly interested in any comments the company may have about improving iPhone 5s production, as well as sales of the iPhone 5c.

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Apple has sold 170M iPads to date, implying sales near 15M in Sept. quarter

10/23/2013, 09:10 am

Though many customers were waiting for Tuesday's announcement of new iPads, Apple still managed to ship near 15 million units in the September quarter, new data provided by the company implies.

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iPhone 5s supply declining in US while Apple's iPhone 5c remains fully stocked

10/11/2013, 08:10 am

Three weeks after the latest iPhones went on sale in the U.S., availability of the iPhone 5s has actually declined while Apple prepares for greater international roll-out.

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Apple predicted to sell as many as 10M 'iWatches' in first year

10/07/2013, 08:10 am

A new poll suggests that as many as 4 percent of iPhone owners would be early adopters of a so-called Apple "iWatch," positioning the company to sell up to 10 million in its first year of availability.

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Gene Munster's iPhone launch estimates off by 5M units for the second year in a row

09/25/2013, 05:09 am

Industry observers had been snickering about a promise made by Apple's chief executive Tim Cook to "double down" on security, but a series of jaw-dropping surprises have proven that, outside of a steady stream of immaterial leaks, the company remains an opaque mystery to its competitors, to pundits and even to analysts tasked with understanding the inscrutable innovation factory.

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Analyst: iPhone 5s & 5c lines suggest up to 6M opening weekend sales

09/20/2013, 09:09 am

Eager Apple fans have lined up for the newest iPhone in numbers comparable to previous years, leading some analysts to believe that launch weekend sales for the device will be at or above what they were for last year's model.

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Apple's iOS grows mobile browsing share in US to dominant 65%

09/06/2013, 08:09 am

Apple's iOS has widened its lead over Google's Android in terms of mobile Web traffic share in the U.S., reaching 65 percent of the market, according to new data.

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