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Topic: Loup Ventures

What to expect from Apple's second quarter earnings report on Tuesday evening

04/29/2019, 08:04 am

Apple's March-quarter financial results are set to be released on Tuesday, and all eyes are on what Apple will say -- or won't say -- about iPhone sales volumes. Here's what observers of the iPhone maker anticipate Apple will reveal.

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Apple Watch growth, physician access to data likely to become major Apple healthcare revenue sources

03/12/2019, 11:03 am

The growth of the wearable devices market could lead Apple to earn more than simply Apple Watch sales, suggests Loup Ventures, with the opportunity for data collected by it and potential future AirPod models to be offered to members of the healthcare industry for a monthly fee.

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Apple Pay activated on 383 million iPhones, worldwide

02/20/2019, 11:02 am

Apple Pay is continuing to grow as a major player in the mobile payments market thanks to its loyal users, Loup Ventures notes, estimating that 43 percent of all iPhone users around the world have enabled Apple Pay on their devices.

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Siri accuracy dramatically improves in latest smart speaker showdown

12/20/2018, 11:12 pm

Siri on HomePod improved its standing in an annual smart speaker comparison carried out by analyst Gene Munster's Loup Ventures, with Apple's virtual assistant weathering a barrage of accuracy tests to place second behind Google Assistant.

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Fears about continued sales growth of iPhone mount, while praise heaped on Services

11/14/2018, 08:11 am

Analysts are continuing to weigh in on the future of Apple's growth following the company's most-recent quarterly report, with Guggenheim Securities claiming the push for higher iPhone ASPs isn't enough, while Loup Ventures insists investors should shift to thinking of "Apple as a Service" rather than a traditional hardware producer.

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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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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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iPhone XS Max in greater demand than past Plus versions, says small-scale survey

09/21/2018, 02:09 pm

A survey performed by long-time Apple analyst Gene Munster Stores Friday saw shorter customer queues at Apple retail stores, but higher demand for the highest-end model.

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iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS not quite as constrained as the iPhone X was at launch

09/14/2018, 03:09 pm

if you slept in this morning and didn't get a pre-order of the iPhone XS Max in within minutes of opening, you won't have to wait as long to get your order this year, if Gene Munster's numbers are correct.

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Nearly half of iPhone owners plan to upgrade, survey says

08/29/2018, 02:08 pm

Survey of 530 iPhone customers by Loup Ventures sees nearly half seeking to upgrade in the next year, meaning overall iPhone sales could end up higher than expected.

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Apple supplier earnings suggest TrueDepth coming to three new iPhone models in 2018

08/08/2018, 07:08 pm

Apple TrueDepth parts supplier Lumentum reported better than expected results for the June quarter, with anticipated order volume suggesting the depth-sensing camera system will arrive on three new iPhone models this year, according to analyst predictions.

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Analysts bullish on Q4 earnings, see continued strength in Apple

08/01/2018, 09:08 am

After Apple's quarterly financial announcement trounced expectations in most regards, investors and analysts have weighed in on what's next.

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iPhone will continue to drive Apple's business, analyst sees 220M sold in both 2018 and 2019

05/14/2018, 10:05 am

While services will continue to grow into a massive entity on its own, longtime analyst Gene Munster says that the iPhone will remain a "stable business for the next few years."

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Apple Pay used by estimated 127M users globally, but analyst claims only 16 percent of iPhones used for payments

02/22/2018, 10:02 am

Apple Pay is continuing to grow year-on-year, according to research by Loup Ventures, but while the adoption rate for Apple Pay by its users has reportedly jumped, it is claimed the mobile payments service is still being used by a relatively small proportion of iPhone users.

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Smart speaker satisfaction at 89 percent, HomePod adoption hits 3 percent, survey finds

02/21/2018, 08:02 pm

A new survey from Gene Munster's Loup Ventures found 89 percent of smart speaker owners are satisfied with their device, but despite coming packed with virtual assistant technology, most use the to play music or check the weather.

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Wall Street wowed by iPhone X performance, but cools off on expectations of an Apple 'super cycle'

02/02/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple delivered record revenue in its holiday quarter, but went about it in a way different than investors expected, leaving analysts to rethink their so-called "super cycle" predictions for iPhone X unit sales growth. But with the average selling price of new iPhones soaring to unexpected highs, analysts remain bullish on the company's prospects in the months to come.

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A Christmas miracle: iPhone X now available at 97% of US Apple stores

12/26/2017, 09:12 am

Customers looking to buy an iPhone X post-Christmas should have little problem, as new data shows the device in stock at as many as 97 percent of U.S. Apple stores.

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iPhone X expected to reach global supply equilibrium by mid-January, helping iPhone ASP surge to $740

12/18/2017, 02:12 pm

With next-day delivery of the iPhone X achieved in the U.S., one analyst believes Apple will completely catch up with demand for the hot selling handset worldwide by mid January, potentially setting the company up for big sales to kick off 2018.

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Apple's billion-dollar video investment seen leading to Netflix competitor

11/21/2017, 09:11 am

Not content with just Apple Music subscriptions, a new prediction says Apple could be gearing up for an "all in one Apple video and music offering," offering original content for a monthly fee within the next two to three years.

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Wall Street raises targets as Apple wows with iPhone 8 launch quarter, hype grows for iPhone X

11/03/2017, 10:11 am

With a better-than-expected iPhone 8 launch quarter, and a highly anticipated debut for the flagship iPhone X, investors on Wall Street are riding high on Apple stock, pushing shares into uncharted territory as analysts increase their forecasts to trillion-dollar market cap levels.

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