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Apple shares inch higher as pair of analysts up price targets

04/13/2009, 11:04 am

Shares of Apple continue to make forward progress this week with as a pair of Wall Street analysts issuing new research reports that raise their price target on the stock in light of upcoming product catalyst.


AT&T rivals seen driving down cost of iPhone service

02/23/2009, 10:02 am

Tough macroeconomic conditions are causing wireless carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile to become more aggressive with pricing of their monthly service plans, a move which could ultimately help drive down the cost of owning an iPhone.


Apple, AT&T mulling tiered data plans for next iPhone - report

02/13/2009, 09:02 am

Apple and its US wireless partner AT&T are discussing plans to potentially offer next-gen iPhone customers more data plan choices amid fears of losing their business during a time of economic hardship, according to a new report.


Analyst now says iMacs likely in both dual- and quad-core

02/02/2009, 09:02 am

A Wall Street analyst who recently reported that Apple was torn between using dual-core processors and quad-core processors in its next-generation iMac line now believes the company will adopt both.


Dell may enter smartphone arena as early as next month

01/30/2009, 10:01 am

The Wall Street Journal is weighing in on Dell's rumored smartphone offering, adding further weight to rumors predicting the PC maker will enter the arena to take on Apple's iPhone.


Chip complex delaying Apple's new iMac line, says analyst

01/26/2009, 10:01 am

Apple's next-generation iMacs are being held up for business reasons and a minor technical obstacle, according to one Wall Street analyst.


Outside chance of new consumer device at Macworld - analyst

12/30/2008, 12:12 pm

While acknowledging that expectations for next week's Macworld Expo are running relatively low, one Wall Street analyst believes there's an outside chance Apple will surprise show-goers with a new consumer oriented device.


Analysts trim Apple estimates amid weaker iPhone, Mac sales

12/16/2008, 01:12 pm

A pair of Wall Street analysts tightened their estimates for Apple's 2009 fiscal year on Tuesday, citing softening demand for Macs in the United States and weaker than expected iPhone growth in Europe.


iPhone seen as still too expensive, losing steam in fall

12/10/2008, 07:12 pm

A new report warns that halving the iPhone's price this summer still wasn't enough to truly grow sales -- and that recent metrics may show an actual shrink in sales during the early fall.


Apple's Gift Card sales may understate iPhone shipments

12/10/2008, 10:12 am

Giving the gift of iPhone this holiday season requires that customers purchase a gift card from Apple rather than the handset itself, a process that may understate the company's December quarter shipments as a result.


A $99 Apple-branded cell phone is inevitable, analyst says

12/05/2008, 10:12 am

There's no doubt that Apple will release a mobile handset priced at $99, according to Kaufman Bros. It's just a matter of when and in what form.


Apple's unexpected iPod shortage spreading

12/03/2008, 10:12 am

Although Macs and iPhones were seen as Apple's ticket to a healthy holiday quarter, the electronics maker has reportedly been struck by surprising demand for iPods and is now scurrying to restock some of its reseller channels.


Apple a 'bright spot' during lackluster Black Friday kick-off

12/01/2008, 10:12 am

Although this year's holiday shopping season is expected to present challenges for many consumer-oriented hardware companies, Apple is already showing signs of bucking the trend with Black Friday Mac sales reported to be better than expected.


Apple's Black Friday discounts may rise to 15%, says firm

11/26/2008, 10:11 am

Investment firm Kaufman Bros. said Wednesday it believes Apple is preparing to offer its deepest Black Friday discounts ever, but said the move has been accounted for in the company's guidance and will be largely offset by falling commodity costs.


Analyst trims Apple estimates, says Air seeing decreased demand

09/12/2008, 02:09 pm

American Technology Research trimmed its estimates for Mac maker Apple Inc. on Friday, saying that while the company's near term prospects look fine, future quarters may be met by muted demand, particularly for higher-end products like the MacBook Air.


iPod touch price cuts 'may not be enough' given conditions

09/10/2008, 12:09 pm

Across the board price cuts announced by Apple on its iPod touch line of digital media players are "nice," but may not be sharp enough to drive a sales surge given economic conditions and the more aggressively priced iPhone 3G, according to one Wall Street analyst.


Analyst braces clients for "underwhelming" Apple event

09/05/2008, 11:09 am

American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu put out a call to clients on Friday, saying they should be prepared for a slight letdown at Apple's event next Tuesday unless chief executive Steve Jobs pulls a rabbit from his black turtleneck.


Apple's gross margin may be "biggest swing factor" next week

07/17/2008, 02:07 pm

Apple next week is expected to announce another quarter of strong earnings, but investors may respond unfavorably should the company's gross margin not recover from last quarter's instability, one Wall Street analyst says.


New deals seen tripling Apple's addressable market for iPhone

05/12/2008, 12:05 pm

A flurry of new agreements between Apple and international wireless carriers has given American Technology Research higher conviction in the iPhone's near-term growth prospects, prompting an analyst at the firm to raise his price target on the company for the second time in as many weeks.


AmTech's Wu pulls 180, reinstates Buy rating on Apple shares

05/05/2008, 02:05 pm

Less than two weeks after cutting his rating on Apple shares to Neutral, American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu on Monday said he's taking a step-back, reinstating his Buy rating, and revisiting his long-term thesis for the multi-faceted electronics maker.