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Topic: China

Investors are waking up to Apple's new valuation

01/16/2020, 12:01 pm

Apple's shares have more than doubled over the last year, but the rapid increase isn't just the result of some temporary irrational exuberance. Instead, as a variety of analysts and observers have noted, it means that investors have formed a new understanding of Apple as a company, shedding their formerly bleak pessimism that valued Apple far lower than the various consumer electronics rivals it has been outperforming.

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Wedbush predicts $400 AAPL price on power of 5G 'iPhone 12' supercycle

01/14/2020, 08:01 am

Following iPhone demand checks internationally, and predictions of an incredible 5G 'iPhone 12' debut, Wedbush has set a $350 per-share price target on Apple stock, but believes that $400 is possible if everything goes right in 2020.

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Credit Suisse boosts AAPL price target by 25% but remains neutral on shares

01/10/2020, 01:01 pm

Faced with fresh data from China that showed Apple fare much better than the overall market during December, Credit Suisse is boosting its price target on shares of the iPhone maker to $275 but holding firm on its neutral rating.

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Apple sees double-digit iPhone sales growth in China

01/09/2020, 07:01 am

New figures estimate Apple's sales of iPhones in China grew 18.7% year over year, even though overall the region saw a decline in smartphone sales.

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December 2019 in review: Apple releases the long awaited new Mac Pro

01/01/2020, 02:01 pm

The Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR dominated December, but there was also possibly, just possibly, an end to the year-long issues with China.

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October 2019 in review: AirPods Pro & lots of OS updates - but no Apple event

12/31/2019, 04:12 pm

October 2019 was full of news about China, just not much about tariffs or manufacturing. It also had the first hints of the Mac Pro, and the macOS and iOS releases were stumbling ahead.

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August 2019 in review: Apple Card arrives, Siri listeners, trade wars escalate

12/30/2019, 04:12 pm

In August, 2019, the Apple Card was officially launched. At the same time, the company had to re-evaluate having people listen to Siri recordings, and the US/China trade tensions got complicated.

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Pair of Apple suppliers seek funding to expand AirPods production in Vietnam

12/26/2019, 10:12 am

Suppliers Goertek and Luxshare are looking for financial support to expand AirPods assembly in Vietnam, potentially allowing for more Apple products to be sourced from outside China.

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January 2019 in review: Apple sales down, China worries up

12/26/2019, 08:12 am

2019 arrived with stories of iPad Pro models that could be bent, but we forgot all of that as Apple profits seemed set to tumble to the ground.

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Not every Mac Pro is assembled in Texas

12/16/2019, 02:12 pm

The Mac Pro may be celebrated by some customers as being an American-made product, but shipments in Europe are assembled in China.

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US lawmaker asks Apple if it requires apps like TikTok to disclose foreign affiliation

12/13/2019, 07:12 pm

As the U.S. government scrutinizes big tech over potential data security concerns involving China and Russia, the chair of a congressional panel on Friday asked Apple and Google if they require mobile app developers to disclose foreign ties.

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AAPL analysts spar over state of Chinese iPhone sales

12/13/2019, 04:12 pm

China, the world's largest smartphone market, has been nothing short of a moving target for Apple. A salvo of shots fired by top analysts this week only evidences one thing: the only near-term certainty with Apple and China may be more uncertainty.

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Apple avoids iPhone, iPad and Mac tariff as US and China strike trade deal

12/12/2019, 10:12 pm

Fears of a pending iPhone import tax were assuaged on Thursday as President Trump signed a limited trade deal with China that draws back existing tariffs and cancels a new round of levies set to go into effect on Sunday.

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'Robust' holiday season for AirPods Pro & iPhone 11 will return Apple to growth

12/12/2019, 06:12 pm

High demand for Apple's flagship AirPods Pro and better than expected sales of the iPhone 11 in China are leading the charge in the holiday quarter, with one investment company setting a target price for Apple stock of $305.

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BofA ups AAPL target to $290 amid China concerns, rising 5G expectations

12/12/2019, 03:12 pm

Despite mounting risks in mainland China, Bank of America Securities upped its price target another 7% on shares of Apple this week, saying the international roll out of 5G should help the company sustain consistent sales of over 200M iPhones over the next few years.

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Tim Cook has eye on 'a lot of interesting small things,' not 'anything big'

11/20/2019, 09:11 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook, on a press tour of the company's upcoming billion-dollar campus in Austin, Texas, campus on Wednesday, fielded the usual questions -- and offered the usual answers -- about Apple's interests in China, U.S. investments, President Trump and, surprisingly, future initiatives.

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Apple potential target of proposed bill that would limit flow of data to China

11/19/2019, 12:11 am

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on Monday introduced a bill that aims to protect American interests by prohibiting companies from transferring user data or encryption keys to China, legislation that could impact Apple's Chinese business strategy.

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Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist to assist in China tariff battle

11/14/2019, 06:11 pm

Apple has enlisted the services of Jeffrey Miller, a well-known ally of President Donald Trump, to help in its ongoing battle to avoid fallout from the China-U.S. trade war.

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Apple decision to skip congressional hearing on China draws swift rebuke

11/05/2019, 06:11 pm

Apple and Chinese app TikTok failed to send representatives to a U.S. congressional hearing convened to delve into Chinese influence on the wider tech industry and consumer data, a move that drew swift condemnation from senators eager to draw ties between large firms and the Asian nation.

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Apple iPhone sales estimates 'aren't any good' says leading analyst

11/01/2019, 09:11 am

Figures from market research groups trying to estimate how many iPhones Apple is selling "simply aren't any good," according to Neil Cybart, the Above Avalon analyst who most accurately modeled the company's revenues and earnings for the quarter.

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