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Wall Street expects Apple to report best quarter ever, but all eyes will be on March guidance

02/01/2018, 12:02 pm

Recent reports on iPhone X demand and alleged production cuts have caused concern on Wall Street, where investors eagerly await Apple's March quarter guidance from its latest earnings report. AppleInsider gives you a rundown of what to expect.

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As other analysts cut AAPL estimates, Guggenheim stands pat with bullish $215 target

01/31/2018, 03:01 pm

Ahead of Apple's December quarter results, analysts have been slashing targets for the company, based on a belief that iPhone sales are slower than expected. But Robert Cihra of Guggenheim hasn't budged on his $215 price target, telling investors on Wednesday that he sees the iPhone X as the start of a multi-year upgrade cycle.

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Weak US Dollar will supercharge Apple's already hot overseas revenues

01/31/2018, 01:01 pm

Over the past year, the weakening U.S. dollar has created an increasingly favorable currency exchange environment boosting the value of Apple's foreign revenues as stated in dollars. That will have a significant impact on the company's quarterly earnings reported tomorrow.

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iPhone X doomsayers lack basic reading comprehension skills (or they're purposefully dishonest)

01/26/2018, 02:01 pm

Assorted media venues lit up when AppleInsider, based on actually reading an analyst's note, reported that the current iPhone X may be discontinued after one year. Unfortunately, many of those reports failed to accurately convey the substance or context of the rumor, instead opting to weave a narrative they seemed intent on telling.

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New 30% U.S. tax on solar cells threatens jobs, Apple's renewable energy efforts

01/24/2018, 06:01 am

Apple has made solar energy a key part of its commitments to achieve 100 percent renewable energy use across its corporate, retail, production and even its data center facilities. However, a steep new American tariff slapped on all solar components threatens to derail the rapidly-growing American solar industry and kill tens of thousands of desirable jobs.

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Apple's $7M in government lobbying dollars higher than ever, still eclipsed by Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft

01/23/2018, 09:01 am

Apple's lobbying money grew dramatically to $7 million in 2017 -- but the biggest spender was Google, coming in at more than $18 million spent on lobbying efforts.

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Analysts say shareholders could win big from Apple's overseas cash repatriation

01/19/2018, 11:01 am

Apple's plan to repatriate the majority of its overseas cash holdings to the United States will majorly benefit its shareholders, analysts claim, with the company expected to use part of the cash influx to increase its share buyback programs and significantly boost dividend payments.

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If iPhone X demand is less than expected, analyst expects it to be 'end of life' when replacements ship

01/19/2018, 07:01 am

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has weighed in on iPhone X production rumors, also believing that there has been a reduction in orders -- and because of weak demand the iPhone X design may be a one-up with production ceasing in the summer when replacements for the fall are being produced.

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Apple stock climbs on word of planned US investments & repatriated cash [u]

01/17/2018, 04:01 pm

Apple stock rose nearly $3 in Wednesday trading following the midday announcement of plans to invigorate the U.S. economy, including repatriating billions of dollars in foreign cash reserves. [Updated with news on employee stock bonuses]

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'Top 100 Global Technology Leaders' list places Apple in sixth behind Microsoft, Alphabet

01/17/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple has been included in Thomson Reuters' list of the 'Top 100 Global Tech Leaders,' with the iPhone producer put into sixth place in the rankings of firms identified as 'the industry's most operationally sound and financially successful operations.'

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Apple responds to investor criticism over heavy smartphone use by children, says parental controls already in place

01/08/2018, 08:01 pm

Responding to recent criticism over the potential negative impact smartphone use might have on children, Apple on Monday said it has long provided device owners, specifically parents, with a number of controls and built-in protections to safeguard young users.

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Apple to give first glimpse at iPhone X sales with Q1 2018 earnings on Feb. 1

01/02/2018, 07:01 pm

In what is expected to be Apple's biggest and most profitable quarter ever, the company will report the results of its first fiscal quarter of 2018 after markets close on Thursday, Feb. 1.

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New analyst speculation suggests Apple cash repatriation increases odds of Netflix acquisition

01/02/2018, 10:01 am

Apple could potentially acquire the major video streaming service Netflix, analysts from Citi suggest, highlighting one of a number of ways Apple could use its $252 billion warchest in cash held overseas that it could repatriate to the U.S., following a cut in corporate taxes and changes to tax rules.

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Rosenblatt Securities disputes iPhone X order cut rumors, says no changes in Apple's plans

12/26/2017, 12:12 pm

Contrary to supply chain speculation, production of the iPhone X remains right on schedule, according to investment firm Rosenblatt Securities, which also has seen evidence that sales are accelerating in China.

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Apple expected to increase stock buyback, grow dividend payments as result of tax reform

12/22/2017, 10:12 am

Analysts are predicting that Apple won't change its acquisitions strategy under tax reform allowing for cash repatriation from overseas, but instead will radically expand its stock buyback program, and give shareholders a dividend increase going forward.

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Apple to hold annual shareholders meeting at Steve Jobs Theater in February

12/18/2017, 08:12 pm

Apple updated its investor website on Monday to announce details about the company's upcoming shareholders meeting, which is scheduled to take place at Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater in February.

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Disney paves way for streaming Netflix competitor, entertainment behemoth with $52.4B purchase of 21st Century Fox

12/14/2017, 12:12 pm

The Walt Disney Co., the major media conglomerate that has previously worked closely with Apple, has confirmed plans to acquire 21st Century Fox, with the $52.4 billion purchase of the entertainment rival likely to have major repercussions for the rest of the media industry.

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Apple pushes back against shareholder measures on human rights & greenhouse gases

12/11/2017, 09:12 am

Apple is reportedly looking to block at least four shareholder proposals ahead of its annual meeting in early 2018, including ones involving human rights and greenhouse gas pollution.

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SoftBank offers to acquire Uber shares at 30% discount, devaluing company by $20B

11/28/2017, 12:11 pm

A group of investors led by Japan's SoftBank has reportedly made an offer to buy shares of ride-hailing service Uber, but the tender offer values the firm at a 30 percent discount, with the proposed price per share effectively knocking $20 billion off the value of the company.

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Apple paid $3.3 billion in Q4 dividends as its market valuation grew $162B larger than Google

11/17/2017, 07:11 pm

On Thursday, Apple paid its shareholders of record (as of November 13th) a quarterly dividend of $0.63 per share, totaling $3 billion in dividends on its outstanding shares for the quarter, on stock that has appreciated 46.5 percent so far in 2017.

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