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Topic: Gene Munster

Apple attracts 70% new buyers with iPad 2 launch - survey

03/13/2011, 09:03 pm

A survey of customers buying the iPad 2 at launch has found that 70 percent of those customers are new to the platform and did not own Apple's original iPad.

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Impressive lines suggest first day iPad 2 sales could hit 500k, analyst says

03/11/2011, 09:03 pm

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster increased his first day sales estimate for the iPad 2 to an upper range of 500,000 units after initial demand surpassed his expectations, with some Apple retail stores drawing 104 percent longer lines than last year's launch.

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Apple's iPad 2 launch predicted to have stronger sales but shorter lines

03/08/2011, 09:03 am

Initial sales of the iPad 2 are expected to surpass the first-generation device, but numerous new points of distribution for Friday's launch are predicted to dilute lines of people.

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Piper: Wall Street underestimates growth potential of Apple's iPhone in China

02/23/2011, 08:02 pm

Sustained growth of the iPhone, especially in China, will help Apple to maintain a 25 to 30 percent growth rate in earnings through 2015, says investment firm Piper Jaffray.

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NPD data shows Mac sales up 20%, Apple on pace to sell 3.6M in March quarter

02/22/2011, 03:02 pm

The latest U.S. sales data shows Apple's Mac sales are up 20 percent year over year, putting the company on pace to meet an expected 3.6 million units sold in the March quarter.

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Arrival of Apple's iPhone on Verizon predicted to disrupt 1M Android sales

02/10/2011, 09:02 am

With Verizon the strongest carrier for the Google Android mobile operating system, the arrival of Apple's iPhone on the largest network in America is expected to displace around a million Android handset sales in the first quarter of availability.

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Piper: Apple's $3.9B component deal more evidence of Apple television

02/03/2011, 12:02 pm

Apple's recent investment of $3.9 billion in components is likely for device displays ranging from the iPhone to the 27-inch iMac, and could signal Apple's intention to build a television set up to 50 inches in size, investment firm Piper Jaffray believes.

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Apple's 'stunning' first quarter exceeds Wall Street's lofty expectations

01/19/2011, 09:01 am

Apple's earnings for the first quarter of 2011 crushed analyst expectations on Wall Street, who heaped praise on the company for beating estimates by $2 billion.

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Kaufman Bros ups Apple target to $415 in spite of Steve Jobs' absence

01/18/2011, 10:01 am

A medical leave of absence from Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs has not deterred the firm Kaufman Bros. from its bullish stance on the company's stock, and even went as far as to up its price target to $415 on Tuesday.

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Apple's domestic holiday Mac sales up 18% year over year

01/17/2011, 04:01 pm

New domestic sales data from the NPD Group shows that Apple's U.S. Mac sales were up 18 percent year-over-year during the holidays, suggesting that the company remains on track to report its best quarterly Mac sales ever.

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Apple shares slide 6% in Germany as investors weigh in on Steve Jobs' leave

01/17/2011, 03:01 pm

Though U.S. markets were closed on Monday, overseas trading gave an indication of how investors might react to Steve Jobs' absence from Apple come Tuesday. In addition, analysts on Wall Street offered their take on the news.

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Piper: Apple not expected to enter new product categories in 2011

01/03/2011, 07:01 am

With the calendar turning over to 2011, investment firm Piper Jaffray has made a prediction that Apple will improve its existing line of products, but will not enter any into any new categories this year.

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NPD data shows Apple on track to sell record 4.3M Macs in Dec. quarter

12/13/2010, 04:12 pm

Apple is on pace to have yet another record breaking quarter for Mac sales, this time crossing the 4 million milestone in a three-month span for the first time ever.

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Piper: Android will be 'tested' once Apple brings iPhone to Verizon

12/07/2010, 11:12 am

Android's growth in the U.S. market will be put to the test if the iPhone arrives on Verizon's network in early 2011 as expected, one analyst believes.

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Apple's 11-inch MacBook Airs 'flying off the shelves' alongside iPad

11/29/2010, 08:11 am

Apple saw a healthy demand for all of its products across the board on Black Friday, but the iPad and new MacBook Air were particularly strong sellers over the weekend, according to financial experts.

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Apple on pace to sell as many as 4.3M Macs over holidays

11/15/2010, 03:11 pm

New retail sales data shows that Mac sales are up 20 percent year over year, putting Apple on pace to sell between 4.1 million and 4.3 million computers over the holidays.

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Piper: Expect iTunes cloud, not music subscriptions, from Apple

11/15/2010, 01:11 pm

Apple will likely announce a cloud-based iTunes streaming service on Tuesday, but will not offer an all-you-can-eat music subscription plan, investment firm Piper Jaffray has predicted.

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Wall Street wowed by Apple's iPhone sales, cautious on iPad

10/19/2010, 08:10 am

Apple's record-breaking quarterly results -- particularly a surge in iPhone sales -- impressed analysts on Wall Street this week, even though gross margins and iPad sales did not meet expectations.

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iPhone 4 and iPad shortages could temper upside to Apple's earnings

10/15/2010, 08:10 am

Apple, which will disclose earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2010 on Monday, is expected to report profits in-line with Wall Street's estimates but may face trouble besting those predictions with its usual degree of flair due to shortages of two of its hottest products throughout the quarter.

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One third of high school students choosing Apple for next handset

10/05/2010, 07:10 pm

While a new wave of smart phones are believed to be chipping away at Apple's share of the portal media player market amongst high schoolers, interest in the company's iPhone among that same teenage demographic is up sharply since the launch of the iPhone 4 to a new all-time high.

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