Posts tagged “Apple”

August 2

Premium Lock Apple's guidance hints at next-gen iPhone release

Apple     Apple grows revenue in all segments in 2Q17, and its guidance hints at the next-gen iPhone release, says Technology Business Research Analyst Daniel Callahan. "TBR expects that the iPhone 8 may surface in calendar 3Q17, but be of limited supply due to component supply constraints.," Callahan writes.

August 2

Premium Lock Apple's shine: Augmented reality next frontier? 'iBeat' on earnings (+ video)

Apple's iPhone may be ready for its next big act -- as a springboard into "augmented reality," a technology that projects life-like images into real-world settings viewed through a screen. Plus: A look at Apple's Wall Street beat on earnings. We've got video, too.

Updated July 27

Well, maybe NC will get next Foxconn plant ....

New jobs     Foxconn picked Wisconsin for its $10 billion plant, but more facilities are expected. Maybe our state will land one of those.

July 19

Premium Lock Moody's: Tech giants Apple, Google Microsoft hoard $464 billion in cash

Looking for cash? All told, non-financial U.S. companies studied by Moody's hoarded $1.84 trillion of cash at the end of last year. That's up 11% from 2015 and nearly two and a half times the 2008 level.

Updated July 17

Premium Lock Apple unveils new emoji, including breastfeeding mom

Apple announced a collection of new emoji characters coming to iOS, macOS and watchOS later this year. The news coincides with World Emoji Day, which is July 17.

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Updated July 13

Premium Lock US sales plunge - Lenovo loses grip on global No. 1 PC ranking

The other shoe has dropped in the world of PC sales rankings. Lenovo is no longer the world's top PC seller, according to the two most widely reported statistics compiled by global research firms. The new No. 1 is HPE as Lenovo falls behind due in part to a plunge in one of its strongest growth markets: The United States. Perhaps worse news is the fact Lenovo's sales fell while its top two rivals made gains.

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July 13

Premium Lock Fox in charge of henhouse? Apple to open data center in China with government ties

Apple     Apple will open a data center in mainland China with ties to the country's government, raising concerns about the security of iCloud accounts that store personal information transferred from iPhones, iPads and Mac computers there.

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June 27

Premium Lock Duke prof on iPhone past, future: 'It's changed how we interact with the world'

It's hard to believe that iPhones and the smartphone revolution began a decade ago. Duke Professor Debu Purohit, who teaches marketing technology, talked then about the launch on June 29, 2007, and talks now about the changes iPhones continue to trigger.

June 22

Premium Lock North Carolina not on list for Foxconn $7B tech plants in US

Foxconn, the manufacturer that assembles smartphones for Apple and electronic devices for other firms, expects to announce plans soon for $7 billion in investments to build plants in the U.S. But North Carolina isn't on an early list of possible sites.

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Updated June 15

Premium Lock What impact will Huawei's PC move have on Lenovo, other rivals?

Lenovo         As Huawei gears up for its global PC push, what will the impact be on Lenovo and other rivals? Technology Business Research Analyst Jack Narcotta takes a look.

Updated June 12

Premium Lock Rotting Apple? Revenue, profit declines show weakening influence + A graphical view

Apple     Analysis: Apple's latest revenue and profit declines show its influence on the devices market is weakening, says Technology Business Research analyst Jack Narcotta. Plus: See a graphical review of its results and financials.

Updated June 12

Premium Lock Risky move? Apple is betting big on a wireless world (+ graphical view)

Apple iPhone 7 - no headphone port ” Apple wants to push consumers further into a wireless world. Its tactics: Eliminate the standard headphone jack in its newest iPhones and market new "AirPods"€” tiny wireless earbuds that the company claims greatly improve on standard Bluetooth technology. But there are risks.

Updated June 12

Premium Lock Buffett makes $1B tech play in Apple + Graphical view of Berkshire Hathaway

Warrenn Buffett  Investors might question Warren Buffett's long-standing aversion to tech stocks after his Berkshire Hathaway bought 9.8 million shares of Apple. The news gives a boost to Apple shares.

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Updated June 12

Premium Lock Inside Apple: First revenue decline since 2003 reflects a problem - people love, keeping iPhones

iPhones          Analysis: Apple's latest earnings report shows a big obstacle for the tech giant. Year-over-year revenue declined for the first time since 2003 and a reason is: People love their iPhones. So what's Apple to do? Technology Business Research analyst Jack Narcotta offers his in-depth analysis.

Updated June 12

Premium Lock Apple vs FBI fallout: Is our data safe, private anymore?

FBI Analysis: How far can government go in exploring an individual's data in the name of safety? The FBI's disclosure that it had found a way to crack a terrorist's iPhone without the help of data raises serious questions about the security and privacy of our personal data, says an expert on technology and cyber security. Plus: See a Graphiq view of the debate.

Updated June 12

Premium Lock Apple's latest iPhone, iPads and more: Graphical views

​Apple unveiled a small new iPhone, a new iPad tablet forbusiness use and price cuts for its Apple Watch at a product event Monday. The announcements, which were largely expected, aim to keep up the company's commercial momentum in the face of mounting challenges. Plus, our report includes graphical views on new products.

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