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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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Supply chain showing 'signs of life' as Apple gears up for Sept. launch of 'iPhone 5S'

05/30/2013, 08:05 am

A key Apple supplier has revealed that its largest North American customer is gearing up for the launch of a next-generation smartphone, suggesting Apple could be in the midst of preparing for a September launch of its next iPhone.

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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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Slowing iPhone growth may be function of smartphone industry, not restricted to Apple

04/19/2013, 10:04 am

As year over year growth of Apple's iPhone sales slow, there is evidence that the once-booming smartphone industry is cooling off as a whole.

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Consolidation in struggling PC market considered 'inevitable' as sales plummet

04/11/2013, 02:04 pm

As the PC market continues to shrink even after the heavily hyped launch of Microsoft's Windows 8, consolidation among hardware makers and an industry-wide shakeup is likely "inevitable" in the coming years, according to a new analysis.

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Apple's 'black ice' predicted to 'thaw' by summer, pushing stock back toward $700

01/18/2013, 12:01 pm

With 2013 off to a tough start for Apple stock, one analyst attempted to ease investor concerns on Friday, noting that comparisons to a strong 2012 will begin to ease as the year goes on.

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iPhone 5 order cuts dismissed as 'not news,' simply 'noise'

01/14/2013, 02:01 pm

Wall Street analysts are dismissing recent concerns over iPhone build plans, with one market watcher saying the order cuts could instead be a sign that Apple seeing improved component yields and product margins.

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Latest PC estimates don't account for Apple's growing international share

01/11/2013, 01:01 pm

Estimated Mac shipments for Apple declined 0.2 percent year over year in the U.S., according to IDC. But those figures don't account for international shipments, where Apple is expected to see more growth.

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Full-fledged television considered 'more in tune' with Apple than simple set-top box

12/07/2012, 11:12 am

With Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook admitting that television is an area of "intense interest" for his company, pundits have debated whether Apple would build a full television set or simply enhance upon the existing Apple TV accessory.

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Verizon iPhone activations suggest better-than-expected Sept. quarter for Apple

10/18/2012, 10:10 am

Activation figures from Verizon show that sales of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 were relatively strong prior to the launch of the iPhone 5, suggesting Apple's September quarter could be stronger than expected.

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Apple component prepayments grow by $1.15B as new products loom

07/30/2012, 02:07 pm

With persistent rumors of a new iPhone, smaller iPad and new iPods set to launch soon, Apple saw its prepayment for inventory components increase by $1.15 billion sequentially in the June quarter.

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Apple's AuthenTec deal may signal iPhone e-wallet fingerprint security

07/27/2012, 09:07 am

Apple's reasons for purchasing AuthenTec for $356 million remain unknown, but the company's products may lead to secure fingerprint sensing technology for a future iPhone that could be tied in to a mobile e-wallet service, industry watchers believe.

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Wells Fargo resumes coverage of Apple ahead of 'biggest product cycle' ever

06/27/2012, 09:06 pm

Wells Fargo Securities announced on Wednesday that it will resume coverage of Apple as it expects the 2012 iPhone to drive the "largest product cycle in consumer electronics' history" when it arrives later this year.

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Wall Street expects new iPad to continue dominating tablet market

03/08/2012, 12:03 am

Shortly after Apple unveiled the new iPad, Wall Street analysts weighed in with their opinions of the device. Most are predicting that it will help "cement" Apple's market dominance.

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Wowed Wall Street watchers raise forecasts after Apple's 'perfect' $46B quarter

01/25/2012, 09:01 am

Analysts on Wall Street were blown away by Apple's blistering holiday 2011 quarter, and promptly revised their estimates even higher following the news.

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UBS now sees Apple selling record 30 million iPhones in Dec. quarter

12/07/2011, 11:12 pm

Investment bank UBS now believes Apple will sell as many as 30 million iPhones in the December quarter, up from a previous estimate of 28 million.

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Weak non-iPad tablet sales reduce demand for Gorilla Glass

11/30/2011, 10:11 am

Citing weaker-than-expected demand for tablets, Corning has reduced its sales forecast for Gorilla Glass, though disappointing sales are believed to be related to non-iPad tablets, not Apple.

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Claims of weakening demand for Apple's iPhone 4S disputed

11/09/2011, 09:11 am

A Taiwanese newspaper made waves on Wednesday by claiming that Apple has reduced orders for the iPhone 4S, but a trio of separate reports specifically dispute the rumor.

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Solar farm, 'spaceship' campus to help Apple expenses reach $8B

10/31/2011, 10:10 am

Apple's capital expenditures in its 2012 fiscal year are projected to increase by $3.4 billion, as the company gears up for major projects like its new solar farm in North Carolina, and a new corporate campus in Cupertino, Calif.

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Wall Street response to iPhone 4S muted, but optimistic

10/05/2011, 12:10 am

Following Apple's unveiling of the iPhone 4S on Tuesday, Wall Street's response was relatively subdued, though analysts remain optimistic that Apple sales growth will continue to rise.

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