AAPL : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Clinton Mulled Apple, Starbucks, Coke CEOs as VPs (AAPL, SBUX)

    October 18, 2016
    The latest dump of John Podesta's emails shows that Fortune 500 CEOs were one of the "food groups" the Clinton campaign considered ...
  2. Netflix Moves Out Of China

    October 18, 2016
    Netflix said yesterday it found the regulatory environment "challenging" for its own operations and will license content ...
  3. Apple Promotes A Cashless Society In Japan

    October 18, 2016
    Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's products, such as FeliCa, could become a catalyst for taking cash out of the system.
  4. Apple Sets Late 2017 Deadline for Car Project (AAPL, GOOG)

    October 17, 2016
    A Bloomberg report out today details problems with the car company's foray into making cars.
  5. HP Spectre x360 Goes After MacBook Air (HPQ, AAPL)

    October 17, 2016
    The release of HP's latest premium model reflects a larger company initiative to maintain a stronghold in the struggling ...
  6. Three Things To Watch Out For In Netflix's Earnings

    October 17, 2016
    Netflix reports earnings after market close today. Here are the three things that you should be looking out for in its earnings. ...
  7. Fitbit Accuracy Thrown Into Question (FIT, AAPL)

    October 14, 2016
    A new study calls into question the accuracy of heart rate monitoring technology of the wearable wrist devices.
  8. Samsung Will Pay You to Replace the Galaxy Note 7 With a Samsung ...

    October 13, 2016
    Samsung has announced it will offer a $100 bill credit to Galaxy Note 7 owners willing to exchange their phone for another ...
  9. PCs: HP Gains on Lenovo, Apple Sales Down (HPQ, AAPL)

    October 12, 2016
    Amid an overall market downturn for the eight consecutive quarter, HP Inc. almost outruns industry leader Lenovo, while Apple ...
  10. Mystery Deepens On Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 Explosions (SSNLF, ...

    October 12, 2016
    No clear cause for the Galaxy Note 7 explosions has yet been determined at the company.
  11. Amazon Launches Music Streaming Services (AMZN, AAPL)

    October 12, 2016
    As expected, Amazon launched two new music streaming services today. The company's aim is to expand the market for music ...
  12. Samsung Slashes Q3 Operating Profit Estimate By a Third (AAPL, ...

    October 12, 2016
    As the dust settles, we finally have a clearer picture of how the Galaxy Note 7 exploding battery scandal will hurt Samsung's ...
  13. S&P Valuations Nearing Tech-Bubble Levels (AAPL)

    October 11, 2016
    The S&P's median forward P/E is just 14% from its 2001 peak.
  14. Supreme Court Begins Hearing Arguments In Apple, Samsung Patent ...

    October 11, 2016
    According to early reports, judges expressed "deep skepticism" over the jury process to calculate penalty amounts.
  15. Apple Gains After Samsung Halts Production

    October 11, 2016
    Apple is up after Samsung permanently halted production of its Galaxy Note 7 phones.
  16. Samsung Stops Galaxy Note 7 Production

    October 11, 2016
    The Korean company is in the eye of a storm once again after new reports of replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones overheating ...
  17. Samsung Permanently Ends Galaxy Note 7 Production, Asks Owners ...

    October 11, 2016
    Samsung stock closed 7.5% lower in trading today, wiping out $17 billion in market value.
  18. Apple and Samsung Head to the Supreme Court Tomorrow (AAPL, SSNLF)

    October 10, 2016
    Innovation or Protection? That's what will be decided on Tuesday in the U.S. Supreme Court when tech heavyweights Apple Inc ...
  19. Amazon Said to Launch Two New Music Services Early Next Year ...

    October 10, 2016
    Amazon is set to shake up the music streaming industry by launching two new services at different price points.
  20. Apple Said To Be Forming A Division For Cloud Services

    October 7, 2016
    The Cupertino company is reorganizing its cloud division under a single head and placing employees in a single facility. ...
  21. Tech Players Vie in Booming EdTech Space (GOOG, AAPL)

    October 7, 2016
    As edtech investment reached a record high of $3.1 billion in 2015, leading tech firms continue to fight for a piece of the ...
  22. Candles That Smell Like a New Apple MacBook Are Sold Out (AAPL)

    October 7, 2016
    In other weird news from techland, Apple accessory maker TwelveSouth has crafted a 100% Soy wax candle that smells like a ...
  23. Fitbit: We're a Digital Healthcare Co. (FIT, AAPL)

    October 7, 2016
    Fitbit thinks of itself more as a digital healthcare company than a hardware concern.
  24. Dialog: Chip Maker's Q3 Boosted by iPhone (AAPL)

    October 6, 2016
    U.K.-based Dialog Semiconductor's preliminary Q3 earnings beats guidance by 13%, providing another positive data point for ...
  25. Tech and Auto Companies Dominate World's Most Valuable Brands ...

    October 6, 2016
    Brand consultancy firm Interbrand released its 2016 ranking of the most valuable brands in the world, and technology and ...
  26. Samsung Acquires AI Assistant Built By Siri's Creator (AAPL, ...

    October 6, 2016
    Viv, developed by Siri co-creator Dag Kittlaus, is designed to work with third-party apps.
  27. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smokes Up Southwest Plane (SNLF, GOOG)

    October 6, 2016
    A Galaxy Note 7 phone overheated and smoked up a Southwest Airlines flight this morning further damaging the South Korean ...
  28. Twitter Stock Falls 16.28% in Pre-Market Trading After Report ...

    October 6, 2016
    Three potential suitors are said to be not interested in Twitter. This leaves only Microsoft and Salesforce from among the ...
  29. Apple Named Most Valuable Brand on Steve Jobs's Death Anniversary ...

    October 5, 2016
    Interbrands released this year's ranking of the hundred most valuable brands in the world, and U.S. companies Apple, Google ...
  30. Top Apple Shareholders for 2016 (AAPL)

    October 3, 2016
    These insiders and institutional investors hold the largest positions in this popular tech company.
  31. Netflix Rises On Acquisition Rumors (NFLX, DIS)

    October 3, 2016
    The Los Gatos-based company is rising today either due to takeover speculation or pre-earnings activity by traders.
  32. Google vs. Amazon in Smart Home Wars (GOOG, AMZN)

    October 3, 2016
    Alphabet is said to have held meetings with home audio manufacturers to convince them to build their own versions of Google ...
  33. Apple Loses to VirnetX, Fined $302M (AAPL, VHC)

    October 3, 2016
    Following six years of litigation, Apple loses its case in Texas to the security software and tech company, as VirnetX stock ...
  34. Stock Buybacks: Why the Party's Over (AAPL, GE)

    October 3, 2016
    Falling share buybacks may reflect CEOs' weakening confidence about corporate profits and the strength of the economy
  35. Apple Watch Goes Corporate For Growth (AAPL, FIT)

    September 30, 2016
    Apple is finding huge growth opportunities by marketing the Apple Watch to America's biggest companies
  36. Apple Gets Vote Of Confidence from Citi (AAPL)

    September 30, 2016
    Apple, which was removed from Barclay's "Top Picks" list yesterday, was the subject of two positive notes from analysts today. ...
  37. Apple in Enterprise Tech Deals (AAPL, SAP)

    September 30, 2016
    The global tech giant seeks new revenue streams amid weak iPhone demand, shifting focus away from consumer targets to new ...
  38. China Accuses Samsung Of "Arrogance" For Note 7 Recall

    September 30, 2016
    The Chinese State TV said Samsung was "full or arrogance" and discriminating against Chinese consumers in its handling of ...
  39. Spotify Might Buy SoundCloud, But Who Will Buy Spotify?

    September 29, 2016
    Music streaming service Spotify is in talks to buy SoundCloud, a social platform for musicians. The deal is indicative of ...
  40. Amazon, FB, Microsoft, Alphabet Form AI Non-Profit

    September 29, 2016
    The giants of tech announced a non-profit partnership to collaborate on research and promote public understanding of artificial ...
  41. Communications Giants Slumping Despite iPhone Hype (AAPL, VZ)

    September 29, 2016
    AT&T and Verizon have failed to rally in reaction to iPhone 7 sales euphoria, raising doubts about the smartphone's long-term ...
  42. Barclays Removes Apple From "Top Pick" List

    September 29, 2016
    A Barclays analyst cited a slowdown in global smartphone shipments and sales trends for the iPhone 7 as reasons for removing ...
  43. How Bad Is China from the Perspectives of U.S. Companies?

    September 29, 2016
    Many U.S. companies espoused a positive view of China's economic outlook, even though the nation's growth sputtered after ...
  44. Apple's New MacBook Pro Expected Late October (AAPL)

    September 29, 2016
    New models may be thinner, have an OLED touch bar and include TouchID.
  45. Why Big Tech Earnings Will Outperform (AMAT, SYMC)

    September 28, 2016
    Big tech stocks are reaching one new market high after the other fueled by the prospect of strong 3Q and 4Q earnings.
  46. 7 Worst Products Microsoft Ever Had (MSFT)

    September 28, 2016
    Here are some of the worst products that Microsoft has introduced, and why customers rejected each product.
  47. Fitbit Snit: Aetna Subsidizes Apple Watch (AAPL, FIT)

    September 28, 2016
    The Apple Watch 2 is being subsidized by Aetna, putting Fitbit on watch in the wearable device market.
  48. Hamburg Asks FB to Delete Whatsapp Data For 35 Million Users

    September 27, 2016
    Hamburg's data commissioner has asked Facebook to delete data pertaining to 35 million German users from Whatsapp, its popular ...
  49. What it Costs Apple to Make an iPhone 7: $219 Parts, $5 Labor

    September 27, 2016
    A teardown by market research firm IHS Markit shows that it costs Apple $224.90 to make the iPhone 7. Its sale price is $649. ...
  50. 5 Worst Products That Apple Ever Had (AAPL)

    September 27, 2016
    Apple has a reputation for excellence and innovation, but the company produced five products over the course of its history ...
  51. Microsoft Announces Adobe Partnership, New Security Features

    September 26, 2016
    The Redmond company will host three of Adobe's most popular products in the cloud. It is also
  52. Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 Recall Is Facing Problems In South Korea

    September 26, 2016
    Customers in South Korea are complaining that the replacement Note 7 phones are overheating. Samsung says this is an unrelated ...
  53. Google's Messaging App Generates Privacy Concerns (GOOG, AAPL)

    September 26, 2016
    The Mountain View company has backtracked on its promise of end-to-end encryption.
  54. Analysts Predict Lower iPhone 7 Sales As Compared To Predecessor

    September 26, 2016
    Based on analyst data, iPhone 7 sales are lower than expected in Europe and Japan. On an overall basis as well, analysts ...
  55. Snapchat Launches Hardware Product (GOOG, FB)

    September 26, 2016
    Messaging app Snapchat has announced its first hardware product and changed its name to Snap Inc.
  56. Apple iPhones Sold in India Are 40% More Expensive (AAPL, GOOG)

    September 23, 2016
    Apple prides itself on bringing new technology to the masses every year, but it may be depending on older models to drive ...
  57. Apple Is Developing Echo Competitor

    September 23, 2016
    The Cupertino company is prototype testing an intelligent home assistant to compete with Amazon's Alexa.
  58. Apple CEO Tim Cook Sold $65 Million in Stock (AAPL)

    September 23, 2016
    Cook has only reached the halfway mark of a stock compensation plan that could see him awarded several million more shares ...
  59. Here's How Apple Has Been Traded by Hedge Funds (AAPL)

    September 22, 2016
    While the company reported stronger-than-anticipated second-quarter results on stronger customer demand and business performance, ...
  60. Apple and Google Browsers Now Autoplay Mobile Video (AAPL, GOOG)

    September 22, 2016
    Apple and Google have enabled mobile video autoplay in their browsers. This is expected to drive consumption of mobile video ...
  61. Meet Your New (Google) Assistant (GOOG, FB)

    September 21, 2016
    The Assistant is Google’s way of seamlessly incorporating itself into your daily routine. It can be “summoned” by typing ...
  62. Is Apple Buying McLaren? (AAPL, TSLA)

    September 21, 2016
    The Cupertino company's interest in the British maker of sports cars could kickstart its car project into high gear.
  63. Streaming Services Were Majority of 2015 Music Revenues

    September 21, 2016
    Streaming services accounted for 50% of total revenue for the music industry, according to the latest data from RIAA.
  64. Apple Pay In-Browser Payments Could Threaten PayPal

    September 20, 2016
    Apple Pay released the latest version of its operating system this morning. Its browsers make it possible for Mac users to ...
  65. These Companies Hold the Most Cash Abroad

    September 20, 2016
    Technology companies are five of the top 10 companies holding a total of $2.5 trillion cash abroad.
  66. Google To Launch New Smartphones On Oct 4

    September 20, 2016
    Google is expected to launch a new smartphone at its San Francisco event on October 4. That new phone will feature an upgraded ...
  67. Pokemon Go Becomes Fastest Game To Reach $500 Million

    September 20, 2016
    The smartphone game's success bodes well for Apple, which is expected to earn revenue of almost $3 billion from it.
  68. 4 Common Banking Habits of Millennials

    September 20, 2016
    Here’s how the banking habits of millennials differ substantially from those of previous generations.
  69. Apple's New iPhone Makes Hissing Sound Under Load (AAPL)

    September 19, 2016
    Apple's newest iPhone was the subject of #hissgate yesterday. But it may have been nothing.
  70. After Apple, EU Takes Aim At Amazon (AAPL, AMZN)

    September 19, 2016
    The Seattle-based company is next in line to be targeted for tax evasion, according to the EU's competition commissioner. ...
  71. Samsung Sells Stake In Four Firms To Pay For Galaxy Recall

    September 19, 2016
    The South Korean company is selling stakes in four tech companies to pay for a recall of more than 2.5 million Galaxy Note ...
  72. AAPL: Apple Dividend Analysis

    September 18, 2016
    Apple's dividend has had healthy growth ever since its 2012 reinstatement, thanks to Apple's continuously rising revenue, ...
  73. Apple Season Starts Now

    September 16, 2016
    Apple's new iPhone 7 is available to customers today. The sales numbers could turn out to be a surprise.
  74. The Apple Watch: A Roundup of the Reviews So Far

    September 16, 2016
    The Apple Watch, which is available to customers starting today, has mostly received enthusiastic reviews from the tech press. ...
  75. U.S. Product Safety Commission Announces Galaxy Note 7 Recall ...

    September 15, 2016
    The government agency asked consumers to exchange or hand in their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones. This news should boost Apple's ...
  76. Apple’s Japan Unit Ordered to Pay $118 Million Tax Penalty (AAPL)

    September 15, 2016
    Apple’s iTunes unit in Japan was sending earnings from software licensing fees paid by Japanese customers to an Apple unit ...
  77. Apple Bulls Take Charge Ahead of iPhone Release (AAPL)

    September 15, 2016
    Apple has broken out of its long downtrend after major missteps by rival Samsung but faces a long slow road back to the 2 ...
  78. Amazon Announces Its Largest-Ever Renewable Energy Project

    September 15, 2016
    The Seattle company has five renewable energy projects to power data centers in its cloud business. A shift to renewable ...
  79. Know Why BoE's Buy List Includes Apple, GE (AAPL, GE)

    September 15, 2016
    The Bank of England's stimulus includes $13.3 billion worth of corporate bonds many of which are issued by non-British companies ...
  80. Best Buy Blames Apple for Watch Delay (BBY)

    September 15, 2016
    If you preordered the Apple Watch 2 Series from Best Buy, you’re not going to be happy.
  81. Verizon: iPhone 7 Preorders Lagging (VZ, AAPL)

    September 15, 2016
    Verizon isn't seeing record-setting preorders for Apple iPhone 7 like some of its competitors.
  82. T-Mobile Gets Lift From iPhone 7 Demand (TMUS, AAPL)

    September 15, 2016
    T-Mobile is getting a lift in its share price thanks to strong demand for Apple's iPhone 7 amid generous trade-in deals. ...
  83. Spotify Hits 40 Million Paid Subscribers (AAPL, AMZN)

    September 14, 2016
    Music streaming service Spotify announced today that it had 40 million paying users. For comparison, Apple Music has 17 million ...
  84. iPhone 7 Plus Initial Stock Sold Out, Says Apple (AAPL)

    September 14, 2016
    Earlier reports indicated that iPhone 7 supplies will fall short of the demand significantly.
  85. Apple Hits 2016 High

    September 14, 2016
    Apple's stock hit a 2016 high today on the back of chatter about its new iPhone 7.
  86. Why Apple Replaced the Headphone Jack with AirPods (AAPL)

    September 14, 2016
    Apple is betting that at some point, you won't miss the headphone jack. The same way you thought you couldn't live without ...
  87. Twitter Live App Now On Apple TV, XBox One, And Fire TV

    September 14, 2016
    The social media network launched a new live streaming app today to boost its revenues and popularity.
  88. Is Apple Making An Augmented Reality Product?

    September 14, 2016
    Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an ABC interview this morning that he prefers AR to VR. Does this mean Apple is making an AR product? ...
  89. Analysts Predict Apple iPhone 7 Opening Weekend Sales (AAPL)

    September 13, 2016
    Apple said in a statement last week that it would not release opening weekend sales numbers for the iPhone 7. But analysts ...
  90. Apple Resolves iOS 10 Upgrade Problem

    September 13, 2016
    Users upgrading to Apple's latest operating system encountered problems but the company moved quickly to resolve the issue. ...
  91. Top 5 Hardware Stocks of 2016 (AAPL, IBM)

    September 13, 2016
    Hardware sales in the United States improved slightly in the second quarter of 2016. These five hardware stocks provide broad ...
  92. T-Mobile: iPhone 7 Demand Far Ahead of iPhone 6 (TMUS, AAPL)

    September 13, 2016
    T-Mobile CEO John Legere says demand for the new Apple iPhone 7 is far exceeding that of the iPhone 6, released in 2014. ...
  93. Google's New Smartphone AddsUpgraded Processor, Camera (AAPL, ...

    September 12, 2016
    According to reports, the Mountain View company will announce two new smartphones on October 4.
  94. Apple Lost Market Share in Wearable Devices Last Quarter (AAPL, ...

    September 12, 2016
    Analysts say that the Cupertino company was the only device maker to lose market share because it did not release a new watch ...
  95. VirnetX Loses to Apple in Patent Case (VHC, AAPL)

    September 12, 2016
    VirnetX stock plunges in light of a U.S. Parent and Trademark Office ruling, while the final decision remains up to a federal ...
  96. Samsung's Problems Multiply With New Lawsuit

    September 12, 2016
    A new lawsuit has been filed against the South Korean company. This one claims that a Galaxy S7 Edge caught fire.
  97. Amazon May Open 100 Pop-Up Stores By Next Year

    September 12, 2016
    The Seattle-based retailer plans to push its hardware devices through the pop-up stores.
  98. Fitbit, Apple Collide in Wearables Market (FIT, AAPL)

    September 12, 2016
    Fitbit and Apple are stepping on each other's turf as the battle it out in the wearable device market.
  99. Apple Rumored To Lay Off Workers In Self Driving Car Project ...

    September 11, 2016
    According to reports, Apple is said to have fired "dozens of employees" and closed divisions within its self-driving car ...
  100. Steve Jurvetson: "Big Companies Should Be Worried"

    September 10, 2016
    Steve Jurvetson on the future and why he thinks that big companies should be nervous.
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