The largest collection of amateur analysts sees iPhone sales up 110%, iPads up 155%
Apple (AAPL) will report its earnings for the June quarter on July 19, two weeks from today. The current consensus among Wall Street analysts, according to Thomson Financial, is that the company earned $5.69 per share on sales of $24.67 billion, up 62.1% and 57.2%, respectively.
Impressive as those growth rates might sound, they're anemic compared with what MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 5, 2011 3:20 PM ET
In Japan, its profits grew 1,156% between 2005 and 2010. Europe's were up 1,518%
"Apple's international sales are simply on fire"
So wrote the Motley Fool's Erik Bleeker Monday in a piece assessing Apple's (AAPL) overseas demand.
It is, as he puts it, exploding.
This will come as no surprise to anyone who has been following COO Tim Cook's Q&As with analysts, where he's been highlighting Apple's growth in the Japanese and Asia Pacific MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 28, 2011 7:38 AM ET
Apple's latest TV ad pitches the iPad as a synesthesia machine
Synesthesia, according to my computer's dictionary, is a neurologically-based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.
That, according to the Apple (AAPL) ad that debuted on primetime TV Friday night, is what the iPad does.
"Now, we can watch a newspaper; listen to a magazine; curl MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 18, 2011 10:04 AM ET
Expects average sales of Apple's "quasi-tablet for productivity users" to hit 700,000/quarter
In early April, J.P. Morgan's Mark Moskowitz issued a glowing report on Apple's thinnest notebook computer in which he predicted that Apple would sell $2.2 billion worth of MacBook Airs in the next 12-18 months.
On Thursday he revised his estimates -- upward. Not only did the new models released last October sell like crazy in the Christmas quarter, but MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 16, 2011 10:07 AM ET
Average post WWDC loss: 5.4%. Average gain from the previous year: 56.8%
There was the usual gnashing of teeth on the Apple (AAPL) investor boards when the company's share price dropped $6.18 ($1.8%) Monday, the day of Steve Jobs' iCloud keynote.
Adding insult to injury, the stock continued to fall three out of the next four days. It closed Friday at $325.90, its lowest price since Dec. 2010, down 5.7% for the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 11, 2011 12:40 PM ET
The contrast with Windows PC sales is especially striking in Asia, the U.S. and the rest of the world
As is his wont, Needham's Charlie Wolf waited until the middle of Apple's (AAPL) current quarter to issue his analysis of the last. As usual, it was worth the wait.
In a note to clients Friday entitled "What a Streak," he uses a series of charts based on IDC data to zero in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 22, 2011 10:40 AM ET
Shipments are reported to be approaching 3-4 million/month as production constraints ease
Following a mid second-quarter check with his sources in Apple's (AAPL) supply chain, Sterne Agee's Shaw Wu raised his unit sales estimates Friday as well as his price target: to $460 to $445. The stock, which has been impervious to the enthusiasms of sell-side analysts lately, closed Thursday at $340.53.
Among the highlights of the new report:
The production problems that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 20, 2011 8:27 AM ET
Plus, video of Steve Jobs giving a tour the first store, which opened 10 years ago today
"I give them two years before they're turning out the lights on a very painful and expensive mistake," Channel Marketing Corp. president David Goldstein told Businessweek as Apple (AAPL) was launching its first foray into computer retailing. Ten years later, let's look at the numbers:
325 stores in 11 countries, 87 outside the U.S.
2.5 million MORE
Malcom Gladwell deconstructs the Mac's creation myth in the current New Yorker
The myth -- repeated ad nauseam by Apple (AAPL) naysayers -- is that Steve Jobs stole the ideas behind the Macintosh from Xerox's (XRX) Palo Alto Research Center.
The truth is that he paid for them -- with 100,000 shares of his company a year before its initial public offering.
The deeper truth, which Malcom ("The Tipping Point") Gladwell explores at MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 9, 2011 8:04 AM ET
Valued at more than $153 billion, it overtook Google on the strength of the iPhone and iPad
For the first time since BrandZ began compiling its annual ranking of the world's most valuable brands, Apple (AAPL) topped the list with an 84% surge that put its value at more than $153 billion, comfortably ahead of Google (GOOG), which had held the top spot since 2007.
According to Millward Brown, the subsidiary of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 9, 2011 7:07 AM ET
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