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's Q2 2017 Earnings Report Today, May 2

· Jeff Gamet · News

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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

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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.

Apple Profits, Mac Sales, and Fun with Apple's Cash Hoard - ACM 396

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Apple turned in a record December quarter this week, and Bryan and Jeff look at the numbers. They also look at this one weird trick Apple did to goose Mac sales—the company released a new Mac. And for grins, they discuss some of the things Apple could do with the astounding $246 billion in cash the company has squirreled away.

The iPhone's Future, Prince and Streaming Music - TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-01

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

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Apple made truck loads of money during its first fiscal quarter for 2017, but that wasn’t the only news from yesterday’s earning report. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Tim Cook saying the iPhone hasn’t reached maturity yet, plus they look at the news that Prince’s music is coming to Apple Music.

Apple Cash Hoard Tops $246 Billion, Enough to Buy 4.9 Billion Amazon Echo Dots

· Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

Finding Apple in a Pile of Money

Apple’s cash hoard swelled to a staggering $246.09 billion in the December quarter, an increase of $8.49 billion. This, despite returning some $15 billion to shareholders in the form of stock buybacks and dividends. It’s an unprecedented concentration of corporate wealth that would let Apple buy more than 4.9 billion Amazon Echo Dots if it wanted.

Apple Beats Guidance with Record Revenue of $78.4B and EPS of $3.36 [Update]

· Bryan Chaffin · News

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Apple announced Tuesday record revenue for its December quarter of US$78.4 billion, as well as record earnings per share (EPS) of $3.36. That’s up from $75.9 billion in revenue in the year-ago quarter with EPS of $3.28. [Update: This article has been updated with additional details. – Editor]

Apple's December Earnings Report Set for January 31st

· Bryan Chaffin · News

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Apple announced Friday that it will announce earnings for the December quarter—the company’s first fiscal quarter of 2017—on Tuesday, January 31st. Apple’s quarterly conference call with analysts will start at 2:00 PM PST/5:00 EST.

AAPL Q1 2017 Earnings Report Scheduled for January 31

· Jim Tanous · News

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Apple will release its earnings report for its first fiscal quarter on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Investors expect record-setting revenue thanks to the iPhone 7 and the continued growth of the company’s services business.

Apple Says It Will Return to Revenue Growth in December Quarter

· Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

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Apple on Tuesday guided December quarter revenue higher than the year-ago quarter, the first time in four quarters that Apple would beat year-over-year sales. That guidance is a mixed bag of good news and meh news, and it’s complicated by a number of factors. Bryan Chaffin examines those factors.

Apple Beats Guidance with Q4 Earnings, Guides Q4 Above Consensus

· Bryan Chaffin · News

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Apple reported fiscal fourth quarter revenues of US$46.9 billion with earnings of $9 billion on Tuesday. Earnings per share were $1.67. Those results are down year over year from revenues of $51.5 billion, earnings of $11.1 billion, and EPS of $1.96. Gross margins were 38%, down year-over-year from 39.9%. Apple beat consensus estimates on EPS and guided Q4 revenues higher than consensus.

AAPL Q4 2016 Earnings Report Coverage this Afternoon

· Jeff Gamet · News

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Apple’s fourth fiscal quarter earnings conference call is scheduled to start after the market closes this afternoon, Tuesday, October 25th. The Mac Observer will be here to bring you the latest news, announcements, and analysis from the event.

Apple Bumps Q4 Earnings Announcement and Call to Tuesday, October 25th

· Bryan Chaffin · News

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Apple announced Monday that it was rescheduling its fiscal fourth quarter earnings report and call to Tuesday, October 25th. The company cited an unspecified “scheduling conflict.” The call was originally scheduled for Wednesday, October 26th.

AAPL Q3 Earnings Report Set for Tuesday Afternoon

· Jeff Gamet · News

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Apple’s 2016 third fiscal quarter earnings report is scheduled to start this afternoon after the market closes. This quarter will include iPhone SE sales, and analysts will be watching closely to see if the company’s smartphone numbers show a year-over-year decline for a second quarter. The Mac Observer will be here to bring you the latest news and analysis from the event, so be sure to follow along with us this afternoon.

AAPL Third Quarter Earnings Report set for July 26

· Jeff Gamet · News

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Apple’s third fiscal quarter earnings report is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26th. Investors will be watching the iPhone and iPad maker’s numbers closely after last quarter’s disappointing results, and the lack of new product announcements during Q3.