A couple hundred dollars less than Apple charges, according to a new consumer survey
This one is a little hard to follow, so you might want to mute your TV for a minute.
Gene Munster's team at Piper Jaffray recently ran a small survey of 65 consumers who don't presently own tablet computers.
They were shown a pair of competing devices -- a $629 Apple's (AAPL) iPad 3G and a $599 Samsung Galaxy MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 2, 2010 7:49 AM ET
If T.J. Maxx had dreams of becoming an Apple reseller, it can forget them now
Few companies keep as tight reins on their retail partners -- and on the suggested retail prices of their products -- as Apple (AAPL).
Which is why Engadget's discovery Thursday that the discount chain T.J. Maxx (TJX) was selling $499 iPads for $399.99 -- or $350 plus tax if you sign up for a T.J. Maxx credit MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 19, 2010 1:45 PM ET
Once the darling of the Apple bulls, Piper Jaffray's senior analyst now walks a cautious line
In June 2007, three weeks before Steve Jobs sold his first iPhone, Gene Munster predicted that within two years Apple (AAPL) would be shipping them at the rate of 45 million a year -- a call he reiterated 9 months later, along with a road map specifying exactly how the company would do it.
In fact, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 15, 2010 10:32 AM ET
An all-time high, up from 22% last year. Teen iPhone ownership, however, is down slightly
"We believe the teen demographic is a critical component of long-term growth in the digital music and mobile markets, and Apple is taking its lead in music and leveraging it in the mobile category."
So writes senior research analyst Gene Munster in his summary of Piper Jaffray's 20th bi-annual teen survey, which quizzed 6,000 high school students MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 6, 2010 7:09 AM ET
Cites the growing popularity of the iPad, calling it the "iMac for the masses"
In a note to clients issued Thursday, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster raised both his Apple (AAPL) price target (to $390 from $371) and his estimate for 2011 iPad sales (to 21 million from 14.5 million). His key points:
Increased Supply and Expanded Distribution Channels. After five months in which demand outstripped supply, Apple is now shipping iPads within MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 23, 2010 7:59 AM ET
Deal with Rovi could bolster its set-top box or serve as a precursor to an all-in-one TV.
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Rovi Corp. (ROVI) announced Monday that it had signed a multiyear deal giving Apple (AAPL) access to undisclosed portions of its TV-related intellectual properties.
Rovi, formerly known as Macrovision, purchased TV Guide for its VCR Plus and electronic program guide in 2008 and sold the money-losing MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 20, 2010 1:25 PM ET
Critics scoffed when Steve Jobs said he would ship "tens of millions" by Dec. 31
This was a busy week for rumors about FaceTime -- the Wi-Fi-based video conferencing protocol that Apple (AAPL) introduced on the iPhone 4 in June and added to the iPod touch two weeks ago.
The one that got the most attention was AppleInsider's report that the company is speeding up development of a camera-equipped iPad that could MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 12, 2010 8:17 AM ET
But for three times as many people, the lack of a Verizon iPhone is a bigger problem
The iPhone 4's widely publicized antenna problems cost Apple (AAPL) some sales this summer, but not nearly as many as its exclusive deal with AT&T (T).
That's the major finding of a survey released Wednesday by Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster. His team interviewed 258 cell phone users in downtown Minneapolis to gauge the impact of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 8, 2010 8:18 AM ET
Take, for example, his claim that it is the No. 1 portable game player in the world
Apple (AAPL) may in fact be selling more hand-held game devices than Sony and Nintendo combined, as Steve Jobs claimed on Wednesday, but journalists trying to fact-check that statement can be forgiven their skepticism.
Part of the problem is that the statement, on the face of it, is absurd. As of January, Nintendo had sold MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 5, 2010 12:29 PM ET
Steve Jobs' latest iteration of the set-top box gets mixed-positive reviews on Wall Street
Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster:
We see the new Apple TV as a meaningful change in Apple's efforts in the digital living room. The addition of new content, such as Netflix, in combination with the $99 price (down from $229), will drive higher unit volumes compared to the the previous version of Apple TV. We MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 2, 2010 12:49 PM ET
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