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Every iPhone user is tied to Saudi business interests, like it or not

10/24/2018, 08:10 am

Over the course of the last decade, Apple has become more and more intertwined with Saudi Arabia, and four months after its crown prince visited Apple Park, the regime appears to have carried out the murder of an American journalist. Why Apple should do all it can to disengage from the Saudi regime.

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Bearish analyst fears weak iPhone XS & iPhone XR sales, but still expects ASP to climb

10/22/2018, 09:10 am

Preorders for the iPhone XR are better than the equivalents for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, according to Rosenblatt Securities' Jun Zhang, but that hasn't stopped the analyst from reducing expectations for the value-oriented iPhone release.

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iPhone XR may reduce ASP but should outpace iPhone 8 shipments by 50 percent

10/19/2018, 09:10 am

The iPhone XR will fare far better than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in terms of shipments, Robert Cihra of Guggenheim Securities predicts, but while the low cost could hurt the overall iPhone average selling price, the release will probably help drive demand and fourth quarter revenue.

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Before China iCloud spy chip allegations, Bloomberg published these five incorrect stories about Apple

10/10/2018, 08:10 am

Media personalities have been bending over backward to find a way to square the claims made by Bloomberg in its "China Hack" story with a series of strongly worded denials from Amazon and Apple insisting that the report was "wrong and misinformed." However, there is solid evidence that Bloomberg has previously published a series of false claims before, either from a lack of research coupled with bad perspective, or possibly to simply craft a dramatic narrative.

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Hedge fund dumps Apple shares over fears of Chinese trade war

10/05/2018, 02:10 pm

Billionaire David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital has disposed of all of its shares in Apple, due to fearing the potential retaliation from China against U.S. trade tariffs affecting imports, by imposing restrictions and other measures that could affect the iPhone producer in the country.

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Samsung profits driven by iPhone XS components, smartphone earnings plummeting

10/05/2018, 08:10 am

Samsung advises it will be reporting record operating profits in its upcoming quarterly results, but while seemingly a return to form for the South Korean giant, its earnings boost is partly due to supplying Apple OLED displays for the iPhone XS range.

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Apple executives net stock incentives worth up to $30.5M

10/02/2018, 07:10 pm

Apple's highest-ranking executives last week received batches of restricted stock units as part of the company's incentives plan, with many leadership positions netting more than $30 million each.

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Apple to reveal Q4 2018 earnings on Nov. 1

10/02/2018, 06:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced plans to report quarterly earnings for the fourth quarter of 2018 at the end of trading on Nov. 1, when company executives could reveal an initial glimpse at iPhone XS and XS Max sales performance.

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AAPL ends day with new closing high of $229.28, hit $230 during trading

10/02/2018, 04:10 pm

Apple has set yet another record in the financial markets today, with the trillion-dollar company hitting $230.00 during trading and achieving a new all-time closing high of $229.28 on October 2.

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Supreme Court ruling on Apple App Store fee case not expected until mid-2019

09/27/2018, 11:09 am

Benjamin Schachter of Macquarie Research expects that the Supreme Court's verdict on a long-running suit over developer's fees in the App Store will be heard soon, but the ruling won't come down until early 2019, and any possible financial impact is at least a year away.

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JP Morgan initiates coverage of AAPL with $272 target, lauds underrated services biz

09/27/2018, 08:09 am

Investment bank JP Morgan on Thursday initiated coverage on shares of Apple with an "Overweight" rating and $272 price target, saying it sees "considerable upside" for the company based on its leadership position in the smartphone market and the services it uses to amplify those revenues.

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Apple sold 43% of all phones priced above $400 globally in Q2, earned majority of handset profits

09/19/2018, 01:09 pm

Apple's iPhone earnings were over 3.6 times that of Samsung and over three times the profits of the top four brands in China, as the company sold 43 percent of all "premium" phones globally.

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iPhone XS and iPhone XR are a recipe for success for Apple stock

09/13/2018, 09:09 am

The day after Apple unveiled three new, pricey iPhones and a new Apple Watch, the move even further towards the premium segment was a focus of several analyst reports, with them all saying that Apple's earnings will hit new heights both from increased sales volume, and a higher average selling price per device.

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Apple most shorted U.S. company, ahead of 'iPhone XS' launch

09/11/2018, 01:09 pm

S3 Partners says Apple was the most shorted company at $9.8 billion, ahead of Amazon, Tesla, and Alphabet- but it may be a function of Apple's prominence and high valuation.

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Goldman Sachs raises Apple stock price target to $240 based on strength of imminent 'iPhone Xs'

09/07/2018, 12:09 pm

Analysts at Goldman Sachs are taking an "opportunity to eat our hat" on earlier caution about Apple's financial prospects, based on not just what the iPhone X has done, but what they expect the iPhones expected to be announced at the "Gather round" event will do.

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Amazon briefly joins Apple in $1 trillion valuation club in intra-day trading

09/04/2018, 12:09 pm

After a months-long race to become the first American company to reach a trillion-dollar market cap, Apple hit the milestone in August. Amazon joined them, briefly, on Tuesday.

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AAPL hits new closing high of $227.63, capping historic August for the company

08/31/2018, 04:08 pm

Apple, which began August by hitting $200 a share and crossing the trillion-dollar valuation mark the following day, hit another new all-time closing high of $227.63 on August 31.

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Warren Buffett buys 'just a little' more Apple stock, warns against entering auto business

08/30/2018, 06:08 pm

Thursday is Warren Buffett's 88th birthday, and to celebrate, the legendary investor sat down with media outlets to discuss investment strategy, including his position on Apple.

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Shareholder proposal assails Cook for China policy, SPLC donations

08/29/2018, 06:08 pm

The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), a Virginia-based conservative pressure group, plans to introduce a shareholder proposal for Apple to "review its policies related to human rights" in China.

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Tim Cook acquires $123M worth of vested Apple stock, sells $58M

08/28/2018, 07:08 pm

Apple CEO last week was granted 560,000 vested restricted stock, split between time- and performance-based awards, and in a subsequent selloff of the bonus gained nearly $58 million.

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