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Apple’s Flagship iPhone Keeps Getting More Expensive To Build

by Trefis Team
Research firm IHS has published its preliminary bill of materials analysis for Apple ‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 7, reporting that the base 32 GB version of the device costs about $225 to manufacture. The new phone is estimated to be $36.89 mor...
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Self-Driving Cars, Part 2: Size of Opportunity Involved

by Trefis Team
Auto companies currently build and sell cars. When you add self-driving capabilities to a car, the problem no longer remains restricted to designing and selling a car, it evolves into providing Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS). The TaaS market ...
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Does The Apple Rally Have Legs?

by Trefis Team
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock gained over 11% last week, marking its strongest weekly rally in close to five years, amid a possibility that  the iPhone 7 upgrade cycle could pan out to be stronger than expected. Supply for the  new  smartphones has ...
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Apple Probably Underestimated Initial iPhone 7 Demand

by Trefis Team
Apple ‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) new iPhone 7 goes on sale this Friday. While the initial expectations of the device were quite subdued given that it looks similar to the iPhone 6, which debuted two years ago, there have been multiple recent developm...
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Apple Watch 2 Is Unlikely To Move The Needle For Apple’s Fledgling Wearable Business

by Trefis Team
Apple  (NASDAQ:AAPL) introduced a new version of the Apple Watch, called Series 2, earlier this week. The technology titan is counting on the new device to shore up sales of its underperforming wearable product line, which  IDC estimates  saw shi...
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The iPhone 7’s Potential Impact On Apple’s Pricing, Margins & Market Share

by Trefis Team
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) unveiled the new iPhone 7 on Wednesday, as it looks to spruce up its flagship product, which has been contending with slowing shipments and mounting competition from Android-based rivals. While the new device remains visually ...
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iPhone 7 Could Be Less Profitable For Apple

by Trefis Team
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is slated to unveil its latest iPhone (presumably called iPhone 7) on Wednesday. The iPhone product line has been facing challenges, amid competition from well-received Android based-devices and slowing demand in China, result...
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Explaining Apple’s Low Effective Tax Rate And Cash Taxes

by Trefis Team
The recent decision by the European Commission asking Ireland to recover roughly €13 billion ($14.5 billion) in back taxes from Apple  (NASDAQ:AAPL) has brought the spotlight back on the tech titan’s sometimes controversial tax strategies. ...
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Why Apple’s Stock Remained Relatively Flat Despite $14.5 Billion Tax Bill Concerns

by Trefis Team
On Tuesday, the European Commission asked Ireland to recover close to €13 billion ($14.5 billion) in back taxes from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), stating that the Irish government had granted illegal state aid that allowed the company to essentially avoi...
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Apple’s Service Business Is Shining, But There Are Risks

by Trefis Team
Apple  (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been highlighting the robust performance of its service business on its recent earnings calls, as its core hardware sales shrink. Services revenues have expanded by 22% year-over-year over the nine months of fiscal 2016, ...
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What’s The Upside For Apple’s Stock If iPhone 7 Surprises?

by Trefis Team
Apple ’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) next iPhone (presumably called iPhone 7) is expected to be unveiled in early September, with retail availability likely towards the middle of the month. Investors and analysts appear to have already tempered their expectati...
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Apple’s Chinese Woes Extend Beyond Regulatory And Macro Headwinds

by Trefis Team
Apple published its fiscal Q3 earnings on Tuesday, reporting that revenues fell by 15% year-over-year to about $42.4 billion amid shipment declines across its major product lines, while gross margins also contracted by 170 basis points to 38%, on...
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Apple’s Q3 Earnings Will Trend Lower On Sluggish iPhone And Mac Sales

by Trefis Team
Apple  (NASDAQ:AAPL) is scheduled to publish its fiscal Q3 results on Tuesday, July 26, reporting on another challenging quarter that is likely to see revenues and margins contract on a year-over-year basis amid sluggish iPhone and Mac sales. Ap...
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How Much Revenue Do Apple’s Smaller Product Lines Such As Beats and TV Bring In?

by Trefis Team
Apple  (NASDAQ:AAPL) reports the results of its smaller product lines including the Apple Watch, Beats Electronics, iPod and Apple TV under its Other Products segment of its SEC filings. The company does not need to break out specific financials ...
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Samsung Could Be A Beneficiary Of iPhone’s Delayed Design Refresh

by Trefis Team
Over the last few weeks there have been reports that Apple  (NASDAQ:AAPL) is unlikely to make any major design changes during its upcoming flagship iPhone refresh due this fall, marking a departure from the two-year industrial design lifecycle to...
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