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Apple Q4 services revenue up to nearly $10B, Apple Pay transactions tripled

11/01/2018, 05:11 pm

Excluding a one-time payment, Apple's services revenue rose 27 percent during the September quarter to $9.981 billion, aided by the company's usual suspects but in no small part by a sharp rise in Apple Pay transactions.

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Apple will no longer report iPhone, Mac and iPad unit sales

11/01/2018, 05:11 pm

Apple on Thursday dropped a bombshell in announcing a major change in the way it reports quarterly earnings, saying it will no longer release iPhone, Mac and iPad sales numbers starting with the December period.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2018 earnings report and conference call

11/01/2018, 04:11 pm

Apple set a new high for the September quarter that is continuing to be supported by a premium-priced iPhone lineup, as well as continued growth in the services segment. Following the publication of its fourth fiscal quarter 2018 results, the company provided additional detail on the record-breaking performance in an earnings conference call.

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Apple rakes in $62.9B in revenue on sales of 46.9M iPhones in record-breaking September quarter

11/01/2018, 04:11 pm

Apple's revenue for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2018 hit $62.9 billion, the company revealed on Tuesday, with earnings-per-share of $2.91 growing year-on-year, and iPhone sales of 46.9 million units translating to massive ASPs of $793.

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What to expect from Apple's fourth quarter earnings report

11/01/2018, 10:11 am

Due to the announced later today, Apple's fourth quarter results are expected by analysts to be a high point among tech company financial reports, with revenue buoyed by the introduction of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max and the product line's growing average selling price.

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High iPhone ASPs, massive holiday quarter sales predicted ahead of Apple quarterly results release

10/31/2018, 11:10 am

Apple's quarterly results report arriving on Thursday should encourage a great December quarter, both Loup Ventures and UBS suggest, with the average selling price of iPhones anticipated to grow for the important holiday shopping period.

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J.P. Morgan, Rosenblatt upbeat on Apple following launch of new Macs and iPad Pros

10/31/2018, 08:10 am

Analysts have offered more opinions on Tuesday's Apple special event, with J.P. Morgan and Rosenblatt Securities issuing generally positive notes to investors about the refreshed MacBook Air and Mac mini, but were more enthused about the prospects of the new iPad Pro.

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ASP increases, blurred lines over iPad as computer are giant positives for AAPL

10/30/2018, 03:10 pm

The Apple special event went "largely as expected," claims Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster, but announcements made during the presentation, such as the launch of the iPad Pro, were "incrementally positive" to Apple's overall story.

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Jefferies initiates AAPL coverage, sees $177 of a $265 target driven by Services

10/29/2018, 10:10 am

Jefferies has initiated coverage of Apple Stock with a prediction of massive gains over the next year, based on not just iPhone sales, but also the Services revenue that grows as Apple's customer base increases.

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High iPhone XS Max sales could drive average selling price up to $801

10/29/2018, 09:10 am

The demand for the iPhone XS is being unappreciated by investors, analysts for J.P. Morgan suggest a few days before Apple issues its quarterly results, with the average selling price of iPhones anticipated to exceed earlier predictions due to the higher price of the larger model.

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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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