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Early 2019 smartphone production worldwide predicted to hit lows last seen in 2013

01/14/2019, 09:01 am

Global smartphone production is continuing to fall and will do for some time, according to analysts for Credit Suisse, with the investment bank forecasting production in the first quarter of 2019 for all manufacturers including Apple will fall to a level last observed in 2013.

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HSBC again slashing AAPL target, based on continued iPhone and China woes

01/10/2019, 11:01 am

HSBC has joined the ranks of analysts and investors who have lowered their expectations for Apple after the company's revenue warning, with the firm seeing issues both with the iPhone's average selling price and how the company is handling multiple issues in China.

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Apple to hold annual annual shareholders meeting on March 1 at Steve Jobs Theater

01/08/2019, 05:01 pm

Apple is slated to hold its annual shareholders meeting in March at Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater, where stock holders are invited to cast their vote on both routine proposals involving the company's board and executives, as well as and two shareholder proposals on modified proxy access and board diversity.

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Apple financial miss not due to US-China trade dispute claims Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

01/07/2019, 11:01 am

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has advised that Apple's reduced revenue expectations are not due to trade tensions between the United States and China, while simultaneously claiming that the dispute between the two countries "certainly has hurt" the Chinese economy.

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Apple not the only one hit badly by China economy -- Samsung is taking a beating too

01/07/2019, 10:01 am

Samsung is preparing to follow Apple in warning of lower than anticipated revenue, with the South Korean electronics giant expected to advise of a 12-percent year-on-year quarterly operating profit drop, its first in a two-year period.

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Editorial: Apple note sends media pundits into a fit of histrionic gibberish

01/05/2019, 01:01 pm

After Apple restated its December quarter revenue guidance to account for weaker than expected iPhone demand in China, media across the spectrum has cranked their clickbait content generators up to 11 to take full advantage of AAPL panic season. Unfortunately, what almost all of them are writing is ignorant gibberish that has nothing to do with actual events.

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Trump claims credit for Apple's 'hundreds of percent' stock gain

01/04/2019, 04:01 pm

Apple is "going to be fine," President Donald Trump advised on Friday in comments about the iPhone maker's recent financial stumble, while also taking credit for the company's rise in value since taking office almost two years ago.

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Apple's revenue revision spawns second class action investigation

01/04/2019, 09:01 am

Following the revision to Apple's earnings estimates on Wednesday, a second law firm has started investigating Apple's public claims about its disclosures surrounding business in China.

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Apple's guidance correction in China would be great news from Samsung

01/03/2019, 01:01 pm

While Apple's critics are scrambling to portray its restatement of guidance as some sort of evidence of a "lack of innovation" or "pricing that's too high," the reality is that it's simply evidence that President Trump's tariff war on China has hurt a key Apple market. Apple has never been better positioned-- and its competition is now performing so badly that any one of them would love to be in Apple's shoes.

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Analysts pile on Apple following revenue guidance miss

01/03/2019, 11:01 am

Since Apple revised its revenue guidance on Wednesday, analysts have been quick to jump on the news with their opinions on the lower-than-expected iPhone sales and reduced revenues primarily from the Chinese market. AppleInsider rounds up a number of the statements made by the commentators.

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Cook promises Apple will 'learn' and 'take action' in memo to workers

01/03/2019, 10:01 am

Following up on the sudden news that December-quarter earnings will be lower than predicted by between $5 billion and $9 billion, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised future changes in a memo to employees.

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Apple's earnings warning indicates trouble in China, but everyone should calm down

01/03/2019, 08:01 am

By the looks of the headlines since Wednesday afternoon, you'd think that Apple Park is on fire, and the company is headed for a loss for the quarter. While the earnings miss discussion isn't a net positive for the company, there are still a few things to keep in mind.

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Cook talks slumping iPhone sales in interview, to reportedly hold 'all-hands' meeting with Apple employees

01/03/2019, 01:01 am

After issuing an earnings forecast correction on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down to discuss the anticipated revenue dip and a range of related topics including rising diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and China.

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Apple to detail revised down Q1 2019 revenue on Jan. 29

01/02/2019, 06:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday said it will report quarterly earnings for the first quarter of 2019 on Jan. 29, when company executives are expected to detail a a rare revenue forecast cut on the back of weak iPhone sales.

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Apple lowers holiday quarter guidance on lower than expected iPhone sales

01/02/2019, 05:01 pm

In a surprise move, Apple on Wednesday revised down revenue guidance for its current December quarter, with CEO Tim Cook blaming the performance on lower than expected iPhone sales.

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Apple's $62.9 billion stock buyback program called a bad investment in new report

12/27/2018, 02:12 pm

A new report is calling Apple's stock buyback program, which amounted to $62.9 billion in the first half of 2018, a bad investment, while ignoring the actual impact of what happens when a company retires shares.

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Munster predicts Apple to outperform FAANG stocks in 2019

12/26/2018, 09:12 pm

Longtime Apple analyst Gene Munster on Wednesday issued predictions on the 2019 tech stock landscape, saying Apple will outperform its fellow FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) investment options on the back of a growing services business and consumer-minded company ethos.

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The secret of Apple's success in selling premium tech as an affordable luxury

12/19/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple's hardware designs, software, icons, marketing, retail strategy, and branding have all been closely copied by its rivals. One thing they aren't copying is Apple's vast, premium installed base of loyal buyers. That's the primary foundation of Apple's wildly successful, global business that's uniquely selling massive volumes of luxury-class, premium-priced products in markets where competitors fight over sales of low-priced commodity units with thin margins. Why can't anyone else achieve what Apple has?

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Jeffries cuts Apple stock target to $225, remains hopeful about Services success

12/19/2018, 10:12 am

Another Wall Street firm has reduced its target for Apple's stock price, with Jeffries continuing a downward trend displayed by analysts in the last few weeks, but at the same time continues to support the idea that the Services arm will become a more important part of the company's finances in the future.

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Macquarie slashes Apple stock target price from $222 to $188 over weakness in Services

12/12/2018, 09:12 am

The continuing growth of Apple's Services arm won't last forever, warns Macquarie Research, advising investors of the possibility that revenue growth for that aspect of Apple's business could dip in 2019 for a variety of reasons.

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