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Annual Apple Shareholders Meeting, Proxy Statement Made Available

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Ahead of Apple’s 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, we have made available the official proxy statement, as well as the company’s annual 10k report.
Questions about Apple CEO Steve Jobs are to be expected, and above all else, expect Apple to tiptoe around the subject. Ever since it was reported that the SEC was launching an [...]

Slow January for Mac and iPod, Sales Dip up to 14%

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Not completely immune from the global financial crisis, new market data from research firm NPD group shows Apple’s slowing sales in the month of January, when compared to the same time last year.
NPD’s data explains that in when compared to last January, Mac unit sales were down 6%, while even less iPod units were [...]

Apple COO Tim Cook Comments on Netbook, iPhone Pricing Changes

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Analyst Toni Sacconaghi of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co, has recently met with Apple COO Tim Cook, and he believes that Apple is indeed working on a Mac netbook, as well as the possibility of some iPhone price changes.
After meeting with Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, who has taken over for Steve Jobs while [...]

Briefly: Analyst Speculates Over AT&T Plans, Mobile Me Large File Sharing

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Apple has made an announcement on their Mobile Me news page that explains a new large file sharing feature via iDisk. Speculation over the future of AT&T’s iPhone rate plans continues, only seems a bit misguided.
A video tutorial explaining how to use the new service can be seen here. “The process is a simple matter [...]

RBC Analyst Claims $99 Entry-Level iPhone Coming (Again)

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

An analyst by the name of Mike Abramsky who works for the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) claims that Apple is working on an entry-level iPhone that will be priced at $99, and start selling sometime this summer.
Abramsky’s report cites “checks” as his sources for the information. What stands out is that Abramsky is expecting [...]

Analyst Reveals More Evidence of Apple Working on Networked Televisions

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Despite Apple’s open disregard for the television market, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has expressed his belief that the Cupertino-based company will deliver a networked television within the next couple of years and issue an Apple TV update to provide DVR functionality by the end of 2009.
AppleInsider reveals that a recent research [...]

The Imminent Netbook Boom and Why Apple Should Get Involved

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

According to analysts at ABI research, a myriad of social and technical facets has created a prime circumstance for a netbook explosion over the next couple of years. Can Apple keep ignoring these numbers and pawning off the iPhone as a netbook competitor?

The Imminent Netbook Boom
There is no denying the fact that the netbook market [...]

Apple’s Q1 Performance Projected to Beat Guidance

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Despite the fact that Apple may not do as well as previously thought, UBS and Kaufman Bros. analysts maintain that the company can still perform above guidance for the first fiscal quarter.
MacNN reports that Kaufman Bros., who had once estimated revenue to hit the $10 billion mark, are now expecting $9.76 billion with [...]

Analysts Calling For Public Appearance by Apple CEO Steve Jobs

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

A number of analysts including Karen Finerman, President of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, are calling out for a public appearance by Apple CEO Steve Jobs in order to assure investors, shareholders and Wall Street, which is growing more and more restless.
“The stock is not going to recover until people see Steve Jobs, and see how he [...]

Apple: Recession Proof

Monday, December 8th, 2008

As the NBER has reported, we have officially been in a recession since December 2007. The financial industry is an over leveraged mess, the American auto industry is on a death march, home values are dropping, the S&P 500 has dropped about 40%, and unemployment is skyrocketing. Apple, though losing about half its [...]

300 Million Apps Downloaded, 6.4 Billion To Go

Friday, December 5th, 2008

CNBC’s Jim Goldman points out some incredible information regarding the success of Apple’s App Store. Of note, users have downloaded over 100 million apps in the past 6 weeks.
In the fine print of Apple’s advertisement in the New York Times this morning, Apple quietly mentions that users have “downloaded over 300 million” applications from the [...]

iPhone Nabs 16.6% of Smartphone Market; Staves off Industry Decline

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

According to a recent note from Needham analyst, Charlie Wolf, the iPhone is now not only the world’s second most in demand smartphone, but has actually had a hand in rescuing the entire market from decline.

Elecronista reiterates that for the second quarter which ended in September, the iPhone held 16.6 percent of the global smartphone [...]

Apple Sends Cease and Desist Email to Public Wiki Site, Bluwiki [U]

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Apple has sent an official “cease and desist” email to public wiki site Bluwiki, demanding they remove postings where users are trying to figure out how to “write software that can sync media to the latest versions of the iPhone and iPod Touch.”
Bluwiki is a public wiki site that aims at allowing anyone to [...]

Analyst Weighs In On Apple’s Future, Netbook, iPhone, Macs

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster weighed in on a few unanswered Apple questions Tuesday morning. The report which was republished by AppleInsider in full, can be found below.

Questions on General Business Operations:
What is the current state of Apple’s business?
Following 25 hours of counting iPhone and Mac sales in U.S. Apple retail stores across the country [...]

Analysts Maintain Strong Buy Ratings for Apple (AAPL) Stock

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Apple stock (AAPL) has seen its most significant growth this month following JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s lifted profit estimates for 2009 and 2010 attributed to accelerating notebook sales.

Bloomberg reports that San Francisco-based JPMorgan analyst, Mark Moskowitz, has noted that Apple’s opportunity to increase their notebook market share is something that “warrants increased attention.”  He then [...]

How Apple Could Spend Its $25 Billion Cash

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Apple has many options for its growing war chest. One thing is for certain: as economic uncertainty grows and credit dries up, having a large cash reserve is a benefit to the Cupertino company.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs said last month:
“…we have almost $25 billion safely in the bank and zero debt. This provides us [...]

Is An $800 Macbook Close Enough, Or Does It Need to Be Multi-touch?

Friday, November 21st, 2008

A long rumored product that many people have been demanding, is a low priced Apple netbook or tablet pc. While Apple hasn’t exactly delivered this product, analysts are saying that an $800 Macbook could be sold as part of an aggressive Black Friday sale. Could those holding out for that $800 netbook finally be swayed [...]

Carbon Fiber Mackbook Air Rumors Debunked?

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Carbon fiber sounds good in theory, but an in depth analysis leads industry veterans and product designers to believe it is the wrong material for a laptop shell.

From AppleInsider: “The high strength-to-weight ratio of carbon fiber has made it a popular choice for the aerospace, sporting, and racing industries, where it’s used for aircraft parts, [...]

BMO: Apple Will Sell 26 Million iPhones in 2010, ‘09 Will Be Tough

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Wall Street has spoken up again regarding Apple and projected iPhone sales and performance through the next 24 months. BMO Capital’s Keith Bachman has cut his unit forecast for the last quarter in 2008, while reducing his earnings estimates through 2010.
It’s not surprising that the next 16-18 months may be especially tough, not only [...]

iPhone Sales In Russia Not Great, 30,000 Sold in First 30 Days

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Reports from Russian analysis and news website Pravda, explain that Apple’s iPhone 3G is not selling as well as many had initially hoped for. Prior to the device officially being for sale in the country, a huge black market was created for the iPhone.

Hoping to fill seal the cracks in the iPhone black market, [...]