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Growing attention on iPhone 4 signal issues presents risk for Apple

07/13/2010, 10:07 am

A continued focus on antenna issues associated with the iPhone 4, following this week's update from Consumer Reports, could create a risk for Apple, one prominent Wall Street analyst believes.


Apple struggles to meet iPhone 4 demand as iPad availability improves

07/06/2010, 08:07 am

Constraints in overseas supplies have prompted one prominent Wall Street analyst to lower iPhone 4 sales estimates for the current quarter, while Apple's monthly iPad orders surpassed 2 million units in July.


Limited iPhone 4 stock viewed as 'competitive risk' for Apple

06/29/2010, 11:06 am

If Apple wasn't saddled with iPhone 4 production constraints, launch sales could have gone as high as 2.5 million, one analyst believes. And if limited stock continues, it could open Apple up to a "competitive risk," according to a new analysis.


'Worst case' in iPhone reception issue: Apple gives away bumpers

06/25/2010, 03:06 pm

Despite well publicized reports of iPhone 4 reception issues, one analyst said he sees Apple, in the "worst case," discounting or giving away protective bumpers with little financial impact on the company.


$100 increase for Apple's redesigned Mac mini seen as disappointment

06/15/2010, 10:06 am

Apple's redesigned Mac mini was released on Tuesday starting at $699, a $100 premium over the previous model -- a new price that one prominent Wall Street analyst said he believes is somewhat disappointing.


T-Mobile, not Verizon, most likely to see iPhone first, report claims

06/10/2010, 09:06 am

While its inevitable that Apple will introduce a version of its iPhone handset for U.S. wireless carriers outside of AT&T, it's T-Mobile that stands as the front-runner for the gig rather than Verizon, one investment research firm said Thursday.

65 comments, new Macs pegged as potential Apple WWDC reveals

05/28/2010, 10:05 am

While the new iPhone is expected to be the centerpiece of Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, one analyst said Friday that Apple may also announced a cloud-based iTunes service, as well as Mac Pro and MacBook Air upgrades.


Mac sales forecast to grow 20% on strong demand for new MacBook Pros

05/11/2010, 09:05 am

Apple's recent MacBook Pro refresh and the newly launched iPad 3G are both strong sellers, industry and supply chain sources have told one Wall Street analyst, who believes Apple could see another quarter with more than 20 percent year-over-year growth in Mac sales.


Mac sales momentum predicted to push Apple stock to $305

04/19/2010, 09:04 am

Apple's astounding gains on Wall Street are expected to continue, with a second consecutive quarter of more than 30 percent year-over-year Mac sales growth predicted to help push the company's stock to $305.


Verizon iPhone talks seen as Apple counterattack on Android

03/31/2010, 09:03 am

With speculation of a CDMA iPhone compatible with Verizon's network renewed this week, one prominent analyst said he believes Apple's alleged negotiations could be more about competing with Android than anything else.


MacBook Pros in tight supply, new models could broaden gap with MacBooks

02/24/2010, 09:02 am

Constrained supplies of MacBook Pros suggest an anticipated notebook refresh is growing closer -- one that could further differentiate the premium lineup from the low-end MacBook. Also, Apple has improved its shipping times for 27-inch iMacs to three to five business days.


Wall Street expects Apple's 'risky' iPad to sell 1M-5M in first year

01/28/2010, 10:01 am

With an aggressive $499 starting price point, Wall Street analysts believe Apple's e-reading, game playing, media consuming iPad device is a worthwhile risk that will become a multi-million seller in its first year.


'Minor issues' could delay $999 Apple tablet availability 'til June - report

01/19/2010, 03:01 pm

While Apple's tablet is still expected to see a formal introduction at a media event next week, issues with battery life and durability could result in a June launch, an analyst said Tuesday.


Kaufman Bros ups Apple target on expectations of "blowout" Q1

12/30/2009, 11:12 am

Strength in all of Apple's core business segments during the December quarter is likely to see the company breeze past already heightened expectations on Wall Street, investment bank Kaufman Bros. said Wednesday.


Another take: Apple's Black Friday sales seen as 'strong'

11/30/2009, 09:11 am

Despite Apple offering modest discounts for Black Friday, huge Mac sales for the year's biggest shopping day have been projected, thanks to third-party resellers.


Apple's new iMacs viewed as boon for sagging desktop sales

10/21/2009, 08:10 am

While sales of portable machines saw tremendous growth during Apple's last financial quarter, desktop sales lagged behind. But the release of new iMacs this week is predicted to change that in a big way.


Closing the GAAP: New rule expected to be positive for Apple

09/17/2009, 12:09 pm

In the wake of a preliminary rule change for public accounting records, Apple is predicted to benefit with more transparent representation of iPhone and Apple TV sales.


Another take: Steve Jobs appearance not expected Sept. 9

09/01/2009, 08:09 am

Wall Street analysts are divided on whether Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will appear at next week's iPod-centric event, as another firm has said his presence would be a "welcome surprise," but is not anticipated.


China Unicom leading the pack for iPhone deal

07/06/2009, 05:07 pm

In the tug-of-war that has kept the iPhone out of China in the two years since it's been on the market, China Unicom is purportedly closest to reach a deal but still faces an attack from dominant carrier China Mobile.


Apple execs disclose options for boosting iPhone market share

05/15/2009, 02:05 pm

Apple executives said this week they believe the iPhone remains in its infancy and went on to -- somewhat uncharacteristically -- reveal a series of strategic measures they may employ in the near term to help grow the handset's share of the booming smartphone market.