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The China government may want fewer iPhones sold, but intent to buy is still solid

05/30/2019, 01:05 pm

Despite the U.S.-China trade war, and loud anti-Apple sentiment on Chinese media, the iPhone is still in demand in China, according to a survey of purchase intent in the country.

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Huawei will consume Apple's lost Chinese smartphone market share, says JP Morgan

05/28/2019, 10:05 am

While Huawei is going to take a giant hit worldwide from US sanctions, Apple in China will likely see a drop in shipments for 2019, resulting in sales less than half the levels seen at its peak in 2015, says JP Morgan.

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Retaliatory Chinese iPhone ban could cause 'demand destruction,' hammer Apple's earnings

05/28/2019, 09:05 am

Apple could face serious "collateral damage" from the Trump administration's bans against Huawei, even if iPhone shipments seem to be on the rebound in the short term, Cowen analysts said on Tuesday.

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Citi analysts lower Apple earnings expectations over continuing US-China trade war tensions

05/28/2019, 08:05 am

The ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China has prompted analysts at Citi to cut their forecast for Apple's earnings in the second half of 2019, citing the belief unrest by Chinese consumers will result in lower iPhone demand in the country.

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Apple could take a 29% earnings bite if China threatened retaliatory ban

05/22/2019, 10:05 am

Though there's no sign of such action on the horizon, a Chinese ban on Apple business would decimate the company, knocking 29% percent off earnings, according to a Goldman Sachs analyst.

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Apple redesigns Investor Relations webpage, incorporates Newsroom feed

05/16/2019, 05:05 pm

Apple on Thursday pushed out a redesign for its Investor Relations webpage that provides easy access to current and historical financial data, and integrates a live feed from the company's Newsroom.

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Post-holiday, the iPhone installed base appears to have grown by 2 percent

05/16/2019, 03:05 pm

Apple's growth rate of the install base of active iPhones is flattening a bit in the US, analysis from CIRP claims, with the number of iPhones in use estimated to have grown 2% between the start of January and the end of March.

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Apple overtakes Berkshire Hathaway to retake third on Fortune 500 list

05/16/2019, 08:05 am

Apple has regained its position of third place on the Fortune 500 list of companies following a brief slip in 2017, with the iPhone maker also identified as the most profitable company on the list in 2018, a title it has managed to hold onto for five years in a row.

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App Store antitrust lawsuit predicted to impact Apple stock price for years

05/15/2019, 10:05 am

The fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow an antitrust lawsuit against Apple over an alleged monopoly on iOS apps via the App Store won't immediately affect the company, suggests Morgan Stanley, but the legal threat could affect the stock value for years.

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Apple investors should cash in on US-China trade war, says Merrill Lynch

05/14/2019, 03:05 pm

Though Apple and many existing investors may not be happy with the fallout of the U.S.-China trade war, for others it may be a ripe stock opportunity, Merrill Lynch's Wamsi Mohan said on Tuesday.

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SCOTUS ruling & US-China trade war 'not a threat' to Apple's growth potential

05/14/2019, 10:05 am

Although there's a "very real risk" from more tariffs on Apple products, and this week's Supreme Court ruling laid the groundwork for a challenge to the App Store, neither is a "threat to future growth potential," Cowen analysts said on Tuesday.

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Apple investors 'overreacting' to Supreme Court ruling & US-China trade war

05/14/2019, 08:05 am

Apple investors are overreacting to the financial threat posed by the U.S.-China trade war and Monday's Supreme Court ruling on the App Store, an analyst claimed on Tuesday.

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App Store monopoly case may run into 2020 and beyond

05/13/2019, 01:05 pm

Although the U.S. Supreme Court is allowing the Apple v. Pepper App Store lawsuit to proceed, the case will take at least another year to resolve, analysts with Macquarie Research claimed on Monday.

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Apple's iPhone screen supplier Japan Display's $729M bailout delayed

05/13/2019, 08:05 am

A bailout of up to 80 billion yen ($729.3 million) destined for Apple supply chain partner Japan Display has been put on hold, after the Chinese-Taiwanese investment group declared they want to reexamine the potential the deal could provide in returns to the funds.

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Chinese iPhone decline slowed in April, buoyed by local smartphone demand

05/10/2019, 11:05 am

The decline of Chinese iPhone sales slowed in the month of April, UBS said in a Friday investor memo, but that may have been because of improvements in overall smartphone demand in the country.

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Moving Apple's assembly out of China to avoid tariffs will take 'multiple years,' analyst warns

05/10/2019, 10:05 am

If Apple is indeed hit by proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports, it could take the company "multiple years" to move assembly outside of China, according to a Morgan Stanley investor memo.

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Warren Buffett educated Tim Cook, Steve Jobs about the benefits of stock buybacks

05/06/2019, 11:05 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook shared details about Apple's start of stock buybacks, and has confirmed that Warren Buffett put Apple on the track to do so -- and the "Oracle of Omaha" tried to put the company on the path years before.

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Apple is a 'consumer company' and not a normal tech firm, suggests Tim Cook

05/06/2019, 09:05 am

Berkshire Hathaway's investment in Apple is proof that the company isn't really a normal tech company, Apple CEO Tim Cook has suggested, with the fund's holdings in the iPhone maker serving as a sign the iPhone maker is closer to a consumer products company in its current state.

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Tension over Trump's tariff tweet torpedoes $30B of Apple market cap

05/06/2019, 07:05 am

After President Donald Trump used Twitter to threaten a dramatic escalation of America's trade war with China, stocks tumbled in early trading. Apple was hit particularly hard, with shares dropping by more than 3%.

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Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett points to Apple's earnings as reason for continued investment

05/03/2019, 11:05 am

Berkshire Hathaway will continue to hold its considerable stake in Apple, notable investor Warren Buffett has advised, with the iPhone maker's latest quarterly results showing why the investment fund has put multiple billions into the company.

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