Apple Stock News: Apple Is Offering $29 Battery Replacement After Slowing Down Oldest IPhones

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After facing a few lawsuits for slowing down oldest versions of iPhones, Apple is offering cheaper battery replacements for a year. The price of batteries for the affected iPhones was reduced from $79 to $29.

Moreover, Apple also published a letter of apologize for their customers. According to this letter, everything was a misunderstanding. On the message, Apple stated that it never had the intention to shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades.

Furthermore, Apple will issue an iOS software update in early 2018 with new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery.

The $50 discount on battery replacements is already available for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone SE.

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For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $169.23 per share on December 29th, 2017. It generated losses of 1.08% from its previous close on December 28th, 2017, when it closed at $171.08 per share.

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Apple Stock News: New iPnone 8, TV and Watch arrival on 09/12/2017

Apple Stock News: New iPnone 8, TV and Watch arrival on 09/12/2017

For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $163.35 per share on August 30th, 2017. It generated a return of 0.44% from its previous close on August 29th, 2017, when it closed at $162.91 per share.

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Apple has scheduled its event on September 12. On that date, as expected Apple is going to introduce the new iPhone models, Apple Watch with cellular mode and 4K Apple TV box.

And Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park will host an event for the first time this year. Seems the company finished all construction works in this part of the campus. And carriers are preparing marketing materials now as they were informed about of the September 12th date last week.

Despite the variety of new devices, all eyes will be on iPhone 8, as it represents the first significant design improvements to the phone in three years.

Apple Inc. plans to deliver new way people use future generations of their devices and iPhone in particular, by transforming the concept of a home button and making other changes to a flagship device. It is going to be almost all screen, as at images of the new device viewed by Bloomberg News.

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The key to the iPhone is its home button, and this concept hadn’t changed much since 2007. This year Apple is ready to launch new iPhones. And the flagship one is going to blow the roof of common tech standards in the smartphone industry. It will be one of the greatest updates in the product’s decade-long history.

With a new screen that takes almost the entire front, Apple will test the complete removal of the home button. In favour of new gesture controls, according to the people and the images. iPhone will carry a 5.8-inch OLED display for the first time, what is larger than the current 4.7-inch iPhone 7. New stainless steel and glass design, wireless charging and a possible 3D front sensor to recognise the owner and unlock the gadget just looking at it.

The company will also introduce updates of iPhone 7 devices. The external design of these phones will follow current models with possible slight changes. OLED iPhone is expected to get the $900-$1000 level; the 7s phones will likely be sold at the usual $649 starting price.Apple event 2017

In addition to the new iPhones, the company will announce new Apple Watch hardware which can include LTE cellular models. There should also be an update to the Apple TV, adding 4K HDR.

Apple Stock News: TSMC tend to be sole supplier for A11/A12 chips

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For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $149.50 per share on, July 28th, 2017. It generated a loss of 1.06% from its previous close on July 27st, 2017, when it closed at $150.56 per share.

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is going to secure orders for the A12 processor, a 7-nanometer chip that will be produced for use in the 2018 iPhone generation. While reports earlier suggested Samsung had secured a deal to make the processors, it could be just rumours.

Wafer-level chip packaging created by TSMC will make the firm’s 7-nanometer FinFET technology more competitive than Samsung’s equivalent. The technology innovation will apparently cut Samsung’s chances of regaining application processor orders.

TSMC has reportedly begun mass production of 10nm chips in the third quarter by fulfilling orders for Apple’s A11 chips. TSMC still going to be the sole supplier of A11 chips for the upcoming iPhone refresh, which sales might start in October or November.

The schedule for production and delivery is about the same as for the iPhone 7. The company is going to deliver 100 million A11 chips before the end of 2017. It is slightly ahead of what was delivered by the end of 2017 for the A10 Fusion. The iPhone 7 family utilizes the A10 Fusion quad-core system on a 16nm chip.

While it is possible for Samsung to take on some of the orders for the A12 chip, it is unlikely for Apple to completely switch away from TSMC. Apple can split the order between the two firms while they embark on using the new 7-nanometer process. Apple has used both TSMC and Samsung as processor suppliers, with the A9 used in the iPhone 6s produced by both companies, but since then, Apple has solely used TSMC for its A-series chips.

A switch to a smaller chip size, such as the move from a 10-nanometer to a 7-nanometer process, typically introduces a number of benefits. Aside from a speed boost, this can also make the processors more power efficient than previous generations, in turn increasing battery life.

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Apple Stock News: MobileFun Reveals New iPhone8 Features

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For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $145.82 on Monday, June 26th, 2017. It had a loss of 0.33% from its previous close on June 23, 2017, at $146.31 per share.

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This past week, information on Apple’s latest prototype leaked from MobileFun. The website posted the first protective cases for the iPhone8.  As it had done already with its precursor, the iPhone7 and with the Galaxy S8, this revealed Apple’s main new features.

Apparently the new iPhone will include a larger than before display of 5.8 inches, a vertically aligned dual camera and no home button, which will be likely integrated as a touch element. A “cut-out” at the top of the display will include the front camera and sensors. These latest changes have the potential to radically transform the iOS 11 with a new “Function Area”. That could renovate the way users receive and interact with notifications.

Despite positive sales predictions whether these changes will turn into a success or not will depend on consumers’ willingness to pay the high listing price of at least $1,000. However, given Apple’s brand recognition and higher customer loyalty, Apple expects to repeat its success. Competitors may be offering more affordable options but consumer’s still seem willing to pay a premium for Apple products.

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Apple Stock News: iPhone 8 Expensive Secrets

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AAPL closed at $132.12 on Friday, February 10, 2017 well above $109 price Warren Buffett paid for his Apple shares in last May. I Know First wrote an article on May 23rd, 2016, explaining the bullish outlook the algorithm made for AAPL and also explaining Buffett’s decision.

2017 promises a year where iPhone will have major upgrades. It’s already known about its radical redesign, but now there are further details on what could be its most significant new feature – and the additional cost it brings…

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In a new report obtained by 9to5Mac, Kuo says Apple will finally introduce wireless charging across its upcoming iPhone ranges. This will double up with fast wired charging. However, there is a downside that comes with this news. Kuo says the introduction of wireless charging will lead to price hikes.

The main reason for this is the wireless charging component inside the phones. It creates a lot of heat and Apple has had to add a new graphite layer to protect the 3D Touch sensor behind the screen.

Apple appears to be going all out to bring the Wow Factor back to the iPhone range after sticking with essentially the same external design for three generations. If the company succeeds, a $1,000 price point is unlikely to keep committed Apple fans away and it will also see US prices catch up with some of the price hikes Apple made in other countries with the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last year.

The pressure for Apple to perform in 2017 has stepped up after Galaxy S8 leaks revealed Samsung is also planning a smartphone redesign and Google will be back with the second generation of its Pixel and Pixel XL.

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Apple Stock News: Shot on iPhone 7 Campaign

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For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $129.08 on Friday, February 3, 2017 with a 0.94% gain, or $1.21 from its previous close of $127.87 per share.

Apple on Monday aired the latest of its iPhone 7 commercials. Once again, Apple is putting the handset’s imaging capabilities in the spotlight. To see the video, click here.

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Part of a larger campaign, the “One Night” series focuses on iPhone’s camera and its ability to capture stunning images even in low-light settings. Showing iPhone’s impact on the smartphone space, and serving as a reminder of its ubiquity, Apple incorporates pictures shot by amateur and professional photographers from around the world.

Officially called “Shot on iPhone 7”, the photos were taken with iPhone 7 Plus and, in some cases, “additional hardware”.  Monday’s ad featured photos and video highlights generated by iPhone’s built-in Camera app. The app features optical image stabilization support, automatic metering, color correction, time-lapse functionality and other advanced features.  Moreover, users have the ability to capture images in higher quality.  Thus, resulting in Apple’s claim to showcasing the best smartphone camera on the market. For the latest generation device, Apple opted to include OIS across the board.  As a result, users find the phone easier to take pictures in dimly lit scenes.

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Apple Stock News: Will the iPhone 7 Lead the Growth?

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For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $121.63 on Friday, January 30, 2017, with a 0.26% loss, or $0.32 from its previous close of $121.95 per share.

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Apple will report its holiday quarter earnings soon, hence all analysts are waiting for the answer: Have the iPhone 7/Plus sales been enough to lead the company’s growth?
Apple has not had an easy year since it had reported a decrease in revenue for 3 straight quarters. However,  all eyes are focused on the iPhone, since it represents the largest part of AAPL’s revenue.

In the company’s last earnings call Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the response to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus has been very positive. The iPhone 7, indeed, during the holiday shopping season, showed 77 million total iPhone units shipped during the quarter, up from 75 million in the year-ago period.
An effective campaign was planned to show off how good is the iPhone’s camera. With a series of impressive pictures taken by users, it proved the low-light capabilities of the latest iPhone’s camera since all the pictures were taken during the Bonfire night.

The prospects for AAPL holiday quarter are optimistic. Analysts are currently expecting $77.4 billion in revenue compared to $75.8 billion last year (up 2.1 percent). This is in line with Apple’s own forecasts as the company said it was expecting between $76 billion and $78 billion during last quarter’s earnings release.

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Apple Stock News: Apple’s Unlikely Lawsuit

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For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $120.00 on Friday, January 20, 2017 with a 0.18% gain, or $0.22 from its previous close of $119.78 per share.

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Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) is no ordinary company that designs and markets telecommunication products and services, they also specialize in chip making for Apple’s iPhones. On Friday, Apple filed a $1 billion lawsuit against their partner Qualcomm in regards to overcharging for chips and failing to pay $1 billion in promised rebates. Qualcomm is said to be withholding $1 billion of payments from Apple in result of their truthful cooperation with law enforcement agencies investigating the chip maker and Apple’s discussions with South Korea’s antitrust regulator. Apple does not want to disregard these rebates owed to them, though, they had already given up on billions in rebates when they broke an exclusivity agreement with Qualcomm from 2011 to 2016 for using Intel modems in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. In a statement from Apple: “Qualcomm insists on charging Apple at least five times more in payments than all the other cellular patent licensors we have agreements with combined” (Forbes). Apple insisted that this agreement diminished innovation and prefers to turn to multiple suppliers for cost efficiency reasons. Apple is extremely disappointed in the way Qualcomm has conducted their business and will continue using Intel as their supplier for the upcoming iPhone 8.

Apple’s lawsuit comes days after the Federal Trade Commission accused Qualcomm of excessive royalties and resorting to anti-competitive tactics to maintain control over key semiconductors in mobile phones.

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Apple Stock News: AAPL Bouncing Back After Stagnation

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For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $113.95 on Friday, December 9, 2016 with a 1.63% loss, or $1.83 from its previous close of $112.12. per share.

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AAPL is finally recovering after being stuck in a rut. The stock has broken over it’s 50-Day moving average as well as their upper Bollinger Band, possibly creating the perfect storm for a rally on AAPL. New information about the iPhone 8 has been trickling out from the rumor mill, creating excitement over its release. The iPhone 8 will feature a new OLED display, among other incredible features. Anticipation for the new iPhone will drive investors to purchase shares of the company so that they can benefit from the release. Because the stock price hasn’t been boosted by the inevitable rally that lays ahead, investors will flock to the tech giant and partake in the future lucrative release. There is still time to purchase shares before the rally begins, setting up for an impressive year for Apple.

While Apple has been seeing lackluster sales on the MacBook Pro and the iPhone 7, the company seems to always find a new and better way to invade the market, taking over its competitors. The iPhone 8 will be the saving grace this upcoming year.

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Apple Stock Analysis: Holiday Shopping Season Will Boost Apple’s Sales

motek 1The article was written by Motek Moyen Research Seeking Alpha’s #1 Writer on Long Ideas and #2 in Technology  – Senior Analyst at I Know First

Apple Stock Analysis

Summary:

  • It’s time to go long AAPL. The Christmas shopping season is here soon.
  • The global recall of Galaxy Note 7 and holiday sales could make up for the declining iPhone sales in China.
  • I expect the Christian/Catholic community around the world to boost sales of iPhones, iPads, and iMac computers this last two months of 2016.
  • Digitimes reported that Apple has increased its fourth-quarter production orders for the iPhone 7. I expect Apple to sell 60-70 iPhones this Q4 2016.
  • The short and long-term algorithmic forecasts of Apple are very positive.

Digitimes reported last week that Apple (AAPL) increased Q4 production orders for its iPhone 7 products. This is enough clue that Apple expects this holiday quarter to post better-than-expected iPhone sales. I therefore urge the investing public to consider going long on AAPL now.

The Christmas quarter is always the busiest period for Apple’s iPhone sales.  Apple’s stock will likely hit $120 after it reports its Q2 2017 earnings in January. The global recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 should inspire phablet-using people to go for the iPhone 7 Plus.

Winning the approval of Galaxy Note customers this last quarter of 2016 can be a new source of growth for Apple. Stronger global iPhone sales this Christmas shopping period could offset Apple’s faltering smartphone sales in China.

North American and European Christmas holiday shoppers could still deliver impressive iPhone sales in spite of the declining sales in China.

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Apple derives almost 70% of its revenue from iPhone sales. Any development or event which could help boost iPhone sales is therefore important.  Samsung’s batterygate problem over the Galaxy Note 7 compels me to believe that many holiday shoppers will likely buy the iPhone 7 Plus to replace their recalled Note 7 Android phone.

Yes, Samsung has also increased production of its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to hopefully retain the loyalty of pissed-off Note 7 owners. However, the Samsung brand is already tarnished with the exploding/fire-prone battery of the Note 7. In my view, even the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (which never had any battery problems) are also affected. Public perception now is that it would be safer to buy the new iPhone 7 over Samsung’s high-end phones.

Business users who love the Galaxy Note line of products could shift their affinity to the iPhone 7 Plus.  Apple’s flagship handset does not have a bundled stylus but there are cheap third-party stylus products that could work with the iPhone 7.

I am envisioning companies buying hundreds or thousands of the iPhone 7 Plus to reward their best employees this Christmas. I can imagine husbands buying the iPhone 7 Plus as gifts to their wives or children. A South Korean analyst already predicted that 100 million units of the iPhone 7 will be sold before 2016 ends. This prediction was made before the Galaxy Note 7 recall.

Samsung’s expensive recall ($4.57 billion drop in operating profits) of the Galaxy Note 7 is boon to Apple. I expect Apple to sell 60-70 million iPhone 7 units over the last two months of 2016. Apple will likely be the top beneficiary (this holiday shopping season) of Samsung’s recall of the Galaxy Note 7. The people who buy pricy phones like the Note 7 are not likely going to replace it with a sub-$400 Xiaomi Mi5 or Huawei Honor 8.

Conclusion

Unless Samsung can release a new flagship phone before December, it will be able to offer the older Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to holiday shoppers. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are newer phones so they become the default choice for Christmas gift-givers.

It also helps that the iPhone 7 Plus outperforms the Galaxy Note 7. Big-spending phone buyers expect their phablet to offer the fastest performance.

Apple Stock Analysis

(Source: PC Advisor UK)

Aside from stronger iPhone sales, I expect Apple to also make a killing on selling its new MacBook Pro laptop. It’s been four years since Apple made a major redesign of its flagship laptop. Prolonged anticipation tells me that there are millions of eager customers who will line up to buy the MacBook 2016.

The October-December quarter is also the best season when Apple sells the most of its Mac products. Improved sales of the iPhone 7 and Mac computers should boost AAPL’s price to $120 in January. The near and long-term algorithmic forecasts from I Know First are very favorable for Apple’s stock. Let us trust the mighty forecasts of I Know First.  There is greater probability that AAPL will post positive returns within the next 3 months or one-year  period.

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An analysis of the long-term technical indicators and moving averages are also saying AAPL is a Buy right now.aapl3

(Source: Investing.com)

I Know First Past Success With AAPL

I Know First has been bullish on AAPL in past forecasts. On July 5th, 2016, an I Know First analyst had written a bullish article regarding Apple’s global innovation, in accordance with our state of the art algorithm. Since then, AAPL has risen almost 19% to date.

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