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Wall Street positive on Apple's Q4 earnings, bullish on iPhone 7 holiday sales

10/26/2016, 09:10 am

Though immediate investor reaction saw share prices drop following the results of Apple's September quarter, analysts on Wall Street are thinking longer term and remain bullish about AAPL stock.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall seen as a 'gift' to Apple and its iPhone 7 Plus launch

09/12/2016, 08:09 pm

The timing of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phablet recall could be a boon for Apple and this Friday's debut of the iPhone 7 Plus, one analyst believes, as preorder lead times are said to be on pace with expectations.


With $231B in cash, Apple's $14.5B EU tax hit doesn't concern Wall Street

08/30/2016, 11:08 am

While a $14.5 billion payment of back taxes could bankrupt many major corporations, it's pocket change for a company as cash flush as Apple. As a result, analysts surveyed by AppleInsider on Tuesday said they aren't concerned about the European Commission's decision, regardless of how an appeal ultimately plays out.


'iPhone 7' sales pitch seen as key for 275M iPhone owners running devices more than 2 years old

08/29/2016, 03:08 pm

The success of this year's "iPhone 7" could depend largely on Apple's ability to convince a growing number of users on pre-iPhone 6 models that it's time to finally upgrade, one analyst believes.


Wall Street breathes a sigh of relief after Apple's better-than-feared June quarter

07/27/2016, 12:07 pm

Apple's June quarter earnings came in slightly higher than expected this week, propelling shares higher by more than 6 percent back over the $100 threshold. Analysts were generally pleased by Apple's results-- here's a roundup of their responses, as collected by AppleInsider.


Apple's June quarter predicted to be 'neutral event' for stock price, 'good enough' for investors

07/25/2016, 08:07 am

Tuesday's earnings report from Apple is expected by Wall Street analysts to be essentially a non-event -- nothing serious enough to make the stock price jump, but also nothing negative enough to see shares slide significantly.


Two-thirds of US iPhone owners have a 2+ year old device, are prime for upgrades

07/11/2016, 11:07 am

If the typical two-year upgrade cycle holds steady, Apple could be in line for a major "iPhone 7" product cycle, with a majority of existing iPhone users due for a new handset, according to a new survey.


iPhone 6s resale values remain strong ahead of Apple's expected 'iPhone 7' launch

07/06/2016, 08:07 am

With Apple expected to launch its next-generation iPhone in just a matter of months, a new analysis of the secondary iPhone 6s market has found that the flagship handset sells used for 78 percent of its new price, outperforming the iPhone 6 at the same period.


Browser-based Apple Pay predicted to chip away at PayPal's dominance with both consumers & merchants

06/21/2016, 10:06 am

Convenience and brand recognition should help Apple Pay on the web pose a serious threat to PayPal right out of the gate, a new analysis predicts, forecasting that Apple's new browser-based payment service will see a major overlap with PayPal acceptance when it launches this fall.


Beijing patent ruling unlikely to hurt Apple in China, RBC & Piper Jaffray say

06/17/2016, 11:06 am

A new patent decision accusing Apple of copying the design of a Chinese-made smartphone will not have a negative effect on Apple's revenue or margins in China, two major investment firms said on Friday.


Apple can add 62M iOS users in India but it won't be easy, analyst says

05/26/2016, 09:05 pm

Investment firm Piper Jaffray estimates India could contribute some 62 million iOS device users to Apple's user base if the company successfully ramps its presence up to China levels, but a comparatively low-income population and strict government policies presage a rough path ahead.


Apple's Didi investment is surprising but good use of massive $233B cash hoard, analyst says

05/14/2016, 06:05 pm

Investment firm Piper Jaffray views Apple's Didi funding as a new direction for the company, providing long-term strategic positioning benefits in China's expanding automotive industry.


Wall Street remains optimistic about 'iPhone 7' & Apple's 2017 after Q2 declines

04/27/2016, 11:04 am

Analysts on Wall Street were pushing optimism after Apple's disappointing fiscal 2016 second quarter earnings, saying they expect that the company will continue to innovate and will return to growth over the next year.


As a standalone company, Apple's services business could be worth as much as $260B, Piper Jaffray says

04/20/2016, 10:04 am

Investment firm Piper Jaffray continues to believe that Apple's services business is vastly undervalued by Wall Street, as the company reiterated this week that services should be a larger focus for investors.


Apple Watch takes 71 percent share of teen market, iPhone remains strong, study says

04/12/2016, 05:04 pm

Apple's mobile product lines continue to perform well with the all important U.S. teen demographic, as a new spring 2016 survey put Apple Watch far ahead in the nascent smartwatch game, while iPhone exhibited expectedly consistent growth.


Piper Jaffray sees virtual reality partnerships boosting Apple's iPhone business near-term

03/23/2016, 09:03 am

Investment firm Piper Jaffray continues to believe that virtual reality and augmented reality will play a huge part in Apple's future, but the transition toward such technology will be gradual, likely leveraging the popularity of the iPhone in the shorter term.


'iPhone SE' rumors spark hopes that Apple will continue to sell iPhone 5s at $350 or less

03/11/2016, 10:03 am

Analysts on Wall Street expect the new 4-inch "iPhone SE" may be priced at $450, taking the place of the entry-level iPhone 5s. But if Apple were to keep the iPhone 5s around at a cheaper price, it could allow the company to tap into new markets.


Device makers planning 'true VR experiences' on Apple's iPhone this fall

03/09/2016, 01:03 pm

Immersive virtual reality experiences -- well beyond what Google Cardboard can offer -- are expected to begin arriving on the iPhone, with the aid of new third-party hardware, this fall.


Apple predicted to increase quarterly dividend up to 10%, share buybacks up to $50B

03/04/2016, 09:03 am

Apple will revisit its capital return program in April, and investment firm Piper Jaffray believes the company will use the opportunity to increase both its quarterly dividend payout and share buyback allotment.


Apple Pay dominates merchant mindshare for contactless payments, survey finds

03/02/2016, 09:03 am

A new poll of merchant processing partners has found that Apple Pay is by far the most desired tap-to-pay method, easily exceeding demand for rival services like Android Pay, PayPal and Samsung Pay.