Piper Jaffray: 82% of teens expect their next phone to be an iPhone

Piper Jaffray: 82% of teens expect their next phone to be an iPhone

Piper Jaffray Companies, an investment bank and asset management firm, completed its 34rd semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens research survey, which highlights spending trends and brand preferences amongst 6,100 teens across 44 U.S. states. Among the findings: 82% of teens expect their next phone to be an iPhone, which is up from 81% in spring 2017, and more importantly, the highest ever seen in the survey.

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Piper Jaffray: most folks still don’t know how cool the ‘iPhone 8’ (or ‘iPhone X’) will be

Piper Jaffray: most folks still don’t know how cool the ‘iPhone 8’ (or ‘iPhone X’) will be

In a note to clients — as noted by Business Insider — Piper Jaffray says “the nature of the coming "iPhone 8" upgrade (shown in a fanciful mockup) still hasn't got through to many ordinary people” as only 16% of 400 iPhone owners surveyed said they expected to upgrade.

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AWT News Update: April 10, 2017

AWT News Update: April 10, 2017

Happy Monday! A lot of news to cover on today's podcast:

  • Be sure to watch AWT TV tonight at 6:30 PM PDT / 9:30 PM EDT live on our YouTube channel
  • Teenagers love their iPhones, and they're even more excited about the 2017 model
  • The FCC is dropping 2013's plans to let people use their phones on airplanes to make calls
  • AT&T purchased Straight Path Communications, a critical step in being first to market with a 5G cellular network
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AWT News Update: July 11, 2016

AWT News Update: July 11, 2016

Taxes, talking to your home, and revenue streams are all in today's Apple news:

  • US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is meeting with the EU's antitrust head to forestall a penalty of Apple on back taxes
  • iDevices adds Alexa compatibility to its line of home automation products
  • Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster thinks the iPhone 7 could be big for Apple
  • Apple supplier TSMC reports excellent 2nd quarter revenues and is expected to do even better in the next quarter
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Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster: Apple's services business is undervalued by Wall Street

Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster: Apple's services business is undervalued by Wall Street

Taking a look at the two rivals Apple and Google, it's fairly obvious that Google's primary revenue stream isn't in self-driving cars or making Nexus devices; instead, the company makes the lion's share of revenues from services. Apple provides a number of cloud services to its billion or so active users, and Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes that those services are overlooked and undervalued by investors.

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AWT News Update: April 12, 2016

AWT News Update: April 12, 2016

We're just dripping news all over the place here:

  • Apple World Today and MyApple.pl are happy to announce the latest issue of MyApple Magazine and our new iOS app.
  • Gene Munster surveys teens, finds out they like iPhones even more than they used to
  • Coming in the near future: Facebook Messenger bots and even more live video
  • Smile decides to give past TextExpander customers a break on pricing
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AWT News Update: March 31, 2016

AWT News Update: March 31, 2016

Our news from the world of Apple includes a bit about the new iPhone SE, how to get great inexpensive LTE coverage when traveling overseas, and early birthday greetings to our favorite fruit company.

  • The best place to buy an iPhone SE may be at your local Apple Store, not online
  • Here's a way to use your new iPad Pro overseas with a cellular data plan
  • An early happy 40th birthday to Apple (tomorrow)!
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Piper Jaffray: VR partnerships to benefit Apple's iPhone business in the short run

Piper Jaffray: VR partnerships to benefit Apple's iPhone business in the short run

You have to hand it to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster; when he focuses on something that he believes will benefit Apple's fortunes in the future, he becomes almost obsessive about that topic. His latest obsession? That virtual and augmented reality are going to be a big part of the future of Apple.

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Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster remains bullish on Apple amid iPhone 6s production cut reports

Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster remains bullish on Apple amid iPhone 6s production cut reports

On yesterday's AWT News Update, one of the stories covered dealt with a news report from Nikkei Asian Review that Apple was planning to cut iPhone 6s and 6s Plus production by 30 percent during the first calendar quarter due to higher than anticipated levels of inventory. That report promptly caused Apple's share price to fall (it's currently trading at about $102 per share after dropping to the $100 level earlier this morning). That news has shaken up a lot of Wall Street analysts and investors, but the news may not be as bad as it seems.

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Wall Street seems happy with Apple's results, guidance

Wall Street seems happy with Apple's results, guidance

For some strange reason, Wall Street usually responds to Apple's positive results by selling shares, resulting in a drop in share price after earnings calls. Yesterday was somewhat different, as Apple's guidance for the next quarter was somewhat cautious based on foreign exchange rate pressure. Apparently many Wall Street analysts were in agreement, because AAPL has been performing well today, hitting as high as $118 per share, up almost 3%. 

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Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster on Apple Watch pricing, sales

Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster on Apple Watch pricing, sales

When it comes to Apple High-Definition Smart TVs, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has been consistently wrong. As a result of his cracked crystal ball, Munster has become a bit of an in-joke among Apple bloggers, although his financial analysis of Apple is often quite accurate. Today StreetInsider.com featured Munster's look at the pricing, gross margins, and sales of the various models of the Apple Watch, and his predictions bear repeating.

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