AAPL is Apple’s stock ticker on the NASDAQ exchange. AAPL went public on December 12, 1980 and has used AAPL ever since. Their IPO generated over $100 million, which was more than any IPO since 1967 when Ford Motor Company went public. Three hundred AAPL millionaires were created on that day.

Since then, there have been many more.

Apple Q4 2017 Earnings Report Set for November 2

· Jeff Gamet · News

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Apple is hosting its 2017 fourth fiscal quarter earnings report on Thursday, November 2nd. The conference call will start after the market closes at about 2PM pacific time (5PM eastern time).

Citi Analyst Thinks Apple Could Buy These 7 Companies

· Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

Apple and a Big Pile of Cash

Citigroup analyst Jim Suva put together a list of seven companies Apple could buy with its vast cash hoard. The idea seems more thought exercise than anything else, prompted by Trump administration plans to reduce taxes on corporate profits earned overseas. Bryan Chaffin thinks it’s a fun thought exercise, but Apple’s likely to buy any of these companies.

Apple's Q2 Earnings Report, Microsoft Surface Laptop - TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-03

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Apple reported some big numbers during its second quarter earnings report yesterday, and raised a few questions, too. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet look share their reactions to Apple’s iPhone and iPad sales, plus they have some thoughts on Microsoft’s just announced Surface Laptop, too.

Apple Watch, AirPods, Beats Sales Hit Fortune 500 Level

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats headphones sales at Fortune 500 level

Apple Watch sales, along with AirPods and Beats headphones have hit Fortune 500 level, which means they’re bringing in over US$5 billion to Apple’s “other products” category. Company CEO Tim Cook shared that detail during the company’s second fiscal quarter earnings report on Tuesday.

Apple Reports $52.9B in Revenues, Expands Shareholder Capital Return to $300B [Update]

· Bryan Chaffin · News

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Apple reported US$52.9 billion in revenues during the March quarter on Tuesday. That’s up year over year from $50.6 billion. Earnings clocked in at $11 billion, or $2.10 in earnings-per-share, up year-over-year from $1.90. The company announced a boost in its shareholder capital return program from $200 billion to $300 billion.

Apple's Q2 2017 Earnings Report Today, May 2

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple money pile

Apple is hosting its second fiscal quarter earnings conference call this afternoon at about 5PM eastern time after the market closes. The iPhone and iPad maker’s guidance for the quarter is targeting between US$51.5 billion and $53.5 billion in revenue with a gross margin just under 40%.

Apple Escalates Royalty Battle with Qualcomm, Suspends Payments

· Bryan Chaffin · News

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The royalty fight between Apple and Qualcomm got real Friday after Apple suspended supplier payments ultimately destined for the chip maker. Apple said it was suspending payments until the courts decide how much Apple owes.

Apple Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Report Set for May 2

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple money pile

Apple’s 2017 second fiscal quarter earnings report is scheduled for Tuesday, May 2nd. The iPhone and iPad maker will host its usual conference call with analysts after the market closes at about 5PM eastern time.

Apple Has an Estimated 715 Million Active iPhones in the Wild

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

iPhones in the Wild

Apple has more than 715 million active iPhones in the wild, according to BMO Capital Markets analyst Tim Long. In a research note to clients, Mr. Long said that Apple’s installed base increased 20% year-over-year in December of 2016, a reflection of iPhone’s long lifespan.

Apple Rumors and Manufacturing, Tim Cook's Pipeline, and $AAPL - ACM 400

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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In this 400th episode of Apple Context Machine, John Kheit joins Bryan Chaffin to discuss rumors of iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple manufacturing, Tim Cook’s claim that Apple cares about pro users and creative pros in particular, the company’s supposed pipeline, and $AAPL’s record high valuation. Oh…and Nickleback.