What to Expect – Apple WWDC 2018

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Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on June 4, 2018 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. The primary focus of the event is contenting pros, and decision makers for technical sessions and brainstorming over the direction of Apple’s software universe in the coming year.

In contrast to last year, Apple is expected to introduce new software, with some hardware announced. In addition, Apple is also expected to update operating systems for Mac computers, the Apple Watch and Apple TV.

What to Expect?

As of last year, Apple used the event as a launch pad not just for OS updates- macOS High Sierra, Apple iOS 11, but also for major hardware moves – MacBook Air, new iMacs.

This year Apple is expected to update its mobile iOS and computing-centric macOS operating systems. The software update for existing iPhones and iPads is expected to be called iOS12 while the next version of macOS is still under wraps. Naturally, you can expect stability and performance improvements with the new operating systems.

Apple’s Siri is expected to get smarter as Apple’s offering has fallen woefully behind competitors like Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant in recent years.

WWDC is a developer’s event, but that hasn’t stopped Apple from introducing new hardware products in the past. For this year’s event the chances that Apple will introduce new products are slim, but if they do, users should expect updated MacBook, improved Airpods and maybe a new Apple Watch.

OLED is a new display technology, used to create thin, power efficient and bright display. In the 2017 iPhone X, Apple started adopting OLEDs and it is expected to introduce new OLED modules in its 2018 WWDC. As OLEDs provide a better image quality, and are also thinner, lighter, flexible and more efficient than LCDs, it is only a matter of time until Apple will switch to OLEDs with all its iPhones and mobile device.

Investors’ expectations for new and improved software and hardware follow with an increase of 1.59% in AAPL stock in 3 days. Stock price jumped from $187.11 to $190.15 per share.

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Following the above, APPL stock grows every year with WWDC announcements. With Apple’s new and improved software hardware expected this year AAPL stock is expected to continue growing in the long-term estimation, as long as it remains updated and innovative.

Apple Stock News: $1 Trillion Within Reach?

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For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $119.25 on Thursday, January 12, 2017 with a 0.42% loss, or $0.50 from its previous close of $119.75 per share.  Apple stock declined along with the major indexes, after investors seemed uninspired after President elect Donald Trump’s speech regarding economic growth.

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After celebrating Apple iPhone’s 10th anniversary, Apple may be within reach of another milestone. Given Apple’s current growth rate and setting a new record in sales for its App stores, Apple may earn a cumulative revenue of $1 trillion dollars from iOS products.  Since Apple released the first iPhone in 2007, Apple also released other iOS products.  Among the most notable products are: iPad, iMac, iWatch, iPod, and Apple Watch.  Along with hardware, the software services include the App stores.

Perhaps this may not be a surprise to investors.  The iPhone is considered among the most recognized products in the world.  Not only did the phone change our way of life, but opened new avenues in software development and sales.  According to Asymco analyst Horace Dediu, he predicted Apple’s cumulative revenue could reach up to $980 billion by mid-2017.  Therefore, if Apple can meet or exceed its upcoming 4th quarter earnings on January 24, 2017, this could convine investors its progress to achieve this milestone.

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Apple Stock News: Will There Be a Loss of Upcoming Spring Release?

Apple Stock News

For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $116.52 on Friday, December 23, 2016 with a 0.20% gain, or $0.23 from its previous close of $116.29 per share.

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Projections for Apple’s future may not be so bright. Every year, Apple releases an “S” version of their new phone with certain upgrades, usually in the Springtime. After the new iPhone 8 comes out with a downgraded version, as they did with the previous release of the new MacBook Pro. However, it is rumored that Apple will no longer release the “S” versions, which will be a big hit on iPhone sales for the year. This can mean the difference of millions of iPhone sales that won’t be happening in the Spring. However, Apple may still be growing due to their new venture into more software or service areas of their company. Apple pay is continually growing as well as sales on iTunes, apple care, etc. As discussed in my previous article, this side of Apple may be the new source of revenue as the company invests more into its services and less into its hardware devices. While Apple will continue to produce iPhones, MacBooks, iMacs, etc., their software may prove more lucrative in the future.

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Apple Stock News: Bringing Innovation to Software

Apple Stock News

For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $115.19 on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 with a 0.0% change, or $0.00 from its previous close of $115.19 per share.

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Apple’s new IOS update has included the new Apple TV app. It can now be accessed on iPads, iPhones and on Apple TV. The app is meant to bundle all of the TV apps such as Hulu, as well as TV provider apps such as The CW, CBS, Showtime, HBO, etc.

One of the downsides of the app is that Netflix isn’t included in the app. The app contains a search bar that can search through all of the downloaded apps that are stored in the Apple TV app to find what the user wants to watch. Another downside to the app is that it doesn’t actually play the shows, movies, etc., from the app, the device has to have the application already installed to view and once the user finds what they are looking for, it will redirect to that particular app. In other words, the content isn’t actually played in the Apple TV app.

The app is still in its early stages and CEO Tim Cook has called it a “foundation” for future business. This means that the app will be expanded with new, added features. However, the TV app already includes 8000 integrated apps, including Tinder and Twitter.

In the last Apple Stock News, there was mention of increase in software for Apple. This is an example and may just be the beginning. The company is emerging into new specialized markets, which will prolong and expand their loyalty among consumers. So, although investors may think Apple may be dying down, it’s actually picking up in different ways.

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