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iPhone Sales for June Quarter May Wow Wall Street Yet Again

iPhone Sales for June Quarter May Wow Wall Street Yet AgainNew estimates from Morgan Stanley indicate that Apple is having yet another strong quarter for iPhone sales, showing no signs of an early summer sales slowdown.

Equally auspicious, sales of Apple Watch are believed to be red hot. In fact, projections suggest that Apple Watch demand is even stronger today than demand observed for the first-gen iPhone Apple released more than seven years ago.

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Apple Focusing on Retail Growth, iPhone Sales in India

Apple Focusing on Retail Growth, iPhone Sales in IndiaThink China is the only global market with which Apple is obsessed? Think again.

Apple is focused heavily on India today. And that focus is growing more intense over time.

“Apple is planning more than a twofold expansion of its retail reach in India to double iPhone sales in each of the next three years to achieve fresh targets set by the company’s US parent amid stiff competition in the premium smartphone segment from a reinvigorated Samsung,” The Times of India reported Monday.
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iPhone Production May Move to India Ahead of Next-Gen Launch

iPhone Production May Move to IndiaAccording to the latest rumors out of Asia, Foxconn — one of Apple’s most important strategic production and manufacturing partners — could shift some of its iPhone production work to India.

Taiwan-based Foxconn reportedly sees such a move as an opportunity to augment its output ahead of the anticipated unprecedented demand Apple will likely place on the company before the next-gen iPhone rolls out.

Foxconn Technology is in talks to manufacture Apple’s iPhone in India, government officials said, in a move that could lower prices in the world’s No.3 smartphone market where the U.S. firm trails Samsung Electronics and local players.
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Apple Dazzles Wall Street with Mobile Device Sales, App Store Growth Yet Again

Apple Dazzles Wall Street with Mobile Device Sales, App Store Growth Yet AgainApple wowed Wall Street on Monday in its fiscal Q2 earnings report.

Beating analyst expectations by sizable margins, Apple posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion — $2.33 per diluted share.

Just how much did Apple’s growth expand year-over-year in the same quarter?
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Morgan Stanley Makes New iPhone Sales Projection

Morgan Stanley Makes New iPhone Sales ProjectionComparable to recent estimates put forward by the likes of Barclays and others, Morgan Stanley is out with a new projection for iPhone sales during the March quarter.

Although sales will not come close to those logged over the record-breaking blockbuster holiday quarter (in which Apple sold nearly 75 million units), don’t think the first three months of 2015 will be unkind to Apple.

According to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, Apple can still barely keep up with demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Consequently, the analyst expects Apple to post sales of 54 million iPhones in the March quarter (Apple’s fiscal Q2 of 2015).
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No Stopping Apple Pay: GameStop Gets in the Mobile Payments Game

No Stopping Apple Pay GameStop Gets in the Mobile Payments GameGaming and electronics retailer GameStop is the latest prominent brand to adopt Apple Pay.

On Tuesday, the company announced that customers can start using Apple Pay to make payments with a single touch.

GameStop is bringing Apple Pay to its more than 4,200 U.S. video game stores this month.
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What’s at the Core of Apple’s March 9th Media Event?

What's at the Core of Apple's March 9th Media EventIf you’re expecting a new iPhone or iPad you may be sorely disappointed. Based on sources close to Apple, next week’s media event is primarily going to serve as a launch pad for Apple Watch.

Apple’s eagerly awaited wearable is due to ship next month but preorders could possibly begin as early as next week.

Chances are, we’ll find out during the Monday, March 9th event. For now, Apple is divulging much. The company’s press invite merely says it’s time to “Spring Forward.”
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