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Siri on HomePod Asked 800 Questions and Answered 74% Correctly vs. Just 52% Earlier This Year

Thursday December 20, 2018 5:38 am PST by
Apple analyst Gene Munster of Loup Ventures recently tested the accuracy of digital assistants on four smart speakers by asking Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and Cortana a series of 800 questions each on the Amazon Echo, HomePod, Google Home Mini, and Harmon Kardon Invoke respectively. The results indicate that Siri on the HomePod correctly answered 74.6 percent of the questions, a dramatic ...

Gene Munster Shares WWDC Predictions: Beats Product With Siri Integration, Improvements to AI and AR

Tuesday May 29, 2018 5:03 pm PDT by
Ahead of next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster today shared his predictions for the features and services that Apple will unveil during the event. Munster expects Apple to debut new Siri, AR, AI, and Digital Health functionality, including a Beats-branded accessory (presumably a speaker) that includes Siri integration, much like the HomePod. Some of...

Gene Munster Predicts Apple Will Eventually Earn More From AirPods Than Apple Watch

Tuesday June 27, 2017 8:37 am PDT by
Despite selling for $159, considerably less than the Apple Watch at between $269 and $1,499, longtime Apple analyst turned venture capitalist Gene Munster believes AirPods will be "bigger than the Apple Watch" over the next decade. Munster predicts that AirPods will contribute "about the same amount of revenue" to Apple's pocket as the Apple Watch by the company's 2022 fiscal year. He also...

Apple's Stock Soars Past $1,000 Pre-Split Price as Bulls Think 'Golden Opportunity' to Buy Remains

Wednesday March 29, 2017 6:03 am PDT by
AAPL rose over two percent on Tuesday to close at $143.80, a new all-time high. The stock also surpassed a per-share price of $1,000 when adjusted for Apple's 7-for-1 stock split in June 2014. Apple now has a market valuation of over $750 billion on its path towards becoming the world's first trillion dollar company. The milestone comes as longtime Apple analyst turned venture capitalist...

iPhone 7 Plus Stock Expected to Remain Tight Through Holiday Shopping Season

Friday November 18, 2016 5:46 am PST by
Apple is unlikely to reach iPhone 7 supply and demand equilibrium by the end of the December quarter, suggesting stock will remain tight through the holiday shopping season, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. Munster checked 134 Apple retail stores in the United States for in-store iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus availability and found 47% of models he checked were available for...

Teen Interest in iPhone Remains High, Apple Watch is Most Popular Smart Watch

Tuesday April 12, 2016 1:58 pm PDT by
Teen interest in Apple's iPhone continues to grow, according to data gathered by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster in the latest semiannual teen survey. 69 percent of teens surveyed own iPhones, up from 67 percent in the Fall 2015 survey. 75 percent of teens queried expect their next device to be an iPhone, up one percent from the previous survey. Smart watches are not as popular among...

Virtual Reality Coming to iOS Within 2 Years, Claims Gene Munster

Tuesday February 9, 2016 3:33 am PST by
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes Apple plans to put iOS at the center of several forthcoming augmented reality and VR innovations set to launch within the next two years. In a research note obtained by AppleInsider, Munster claims a timeline of recent purchases and hires by the company suggests that iOS support for "mixed reality" applications could be set for launch as soon as...

Gene Munster Faces the Prospect of No Apple Television Set

Tuesday May 19, 2015 8:10 am PDT by
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster today confirmed that the asset management firm no longer expects an Apple-branded television set to launch in the future. The news comes courtesy of Munster's Company Note updates and follows yesterday's confirmation, out of The Wall Street Journal, that Apple ditched plans for such a television set over a year ago. Munster was well-known to tout beliefs that ...

Teen Interest in Apple Watch Drops Ahead of Launch, iPhone Remains Popular

Tuesday April 14, 2015 3:03 pm PDT by
Apple Watch demand among U.S. teens remains relatively low even as the device's launch approaches, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster's latest semiannual teen survey, which asked approximately 6,200 teens in the United States about their device usage habits and future buying plans. Only 11 percent of teenagers surveyed plan on purchasing an Apple Watch, down from 16 percent in the ...

Apple Reportedly Has Small Team Working on Augmented Reality Projects

Wednesday March 18, 2015 10:19 am PDT by
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster claims in a note to investors that Apple has a small team working in and exploring the augmented reality field. Munster believes that while augmented reality is still a decade away from broader consumer adoption, Apple is preparing for the next evolution in computing and will be able to offer fashionable wearables that people will actually want to wear."While it ...

Gene Munster Still Believes in the Apple Television Set, Thinks 2016 Launch Likely

Wednesday December 17, 2014 10:18 am PST by
After numerous failed attempts at predicting Apple's first foray into television sets, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has not yet given up hope that the company will deliver. During an interview at Business Insider's 2014 Ignition Conference earlier this month, Munster made yet another prediction on the rumored Apple technology, citing a two-year wait for Apple's own television set....

U.S. Customers Unsurprisingly Delaying New iPhone Purchases as iPhone 6 Launch Nears

Wednesday May 21, 2014 6:23 am PDT by
A study from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster unsurprisingly shows that interest in the iPhone is waning as the current lineup ages and users are increasingly looking toward an expected fall launch for the iPhone 6. The survey asked 1,016 U.S. consumers about their plans to buy a new smartphone in the next three months. According to Munster, only 34 percent of surveyed consumers plan to...

Mac Sales Remain Flat in July, 5% Year Over Year Drop Expected for September Quarter

Monday August 19, 2013 2:08 pm PDT by
Apple's Mac sales continue to come in flat year over year, according to a new report from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster who looked at July data from market research firm NPD. Based on the data, he maintains his outlook of a 5% year over year drop in Mac sales for the September quarter and continues to note that Mac sales are becoming less significant in light of iPhone and iPad sales,...

Analyst Predicts No Siri on iPhone 5C, Fingerprint Scanner Solely for Device Unlocking on iPhone 5S

Tuesday August 13, 2013 6:29 am PDT by
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster late yesterday released a new research note to investors centered around Apple’s upcoming product launches for the rest of the year, including key predictions on the anticipated low-cost iPhone, potentially named the iPhone 5C. In his note, Munster predicts that the iPhone 5C will not come with Siri, the intelligent personal assistant within iOS, and that the ...

Analyst Predicts New iPhone 5S in June, Low-Cost iPhone in September

Tuesday March 26, 2013 10:44 am PDT by
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has something of a mixed track record predicting Apple product releases, having expected an Apple television set for several years now. Regardless, in a research note today, Munster predicted an iPhone 5S will be released in June, and a low-cost iPhone in September.He believes the 5S will have incremental upgrades with a faster processor, better camera, and...

Apple to Target Emerging Markets with Low-Cost Phone to Launch in September at $199?

Wednesday February 20, 2013 6:08 am PST by
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster late yesterday issued a new research note using average low-end smartphone pricing in emerging markets to argue that Apple's rumored lower-cost iPhone will launch in September with a price tag of around $199 unlocked. Munster examined smartphone pricing on 15 different models across six international markets (Germany, UK, France, China, Brazil and India)...

Apple Reportedly Investigating Television Set Components as Anticipation Builds

Wednesday February 1, 2012 8:31 am PST by
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, whose long-standing claims of an Apple television set have been gaining steam in recent months as new rumors have surfaced in support of the idea, issued a research note late yesterday (via AppleInsider) discussing some new developments with Apple's work. Specifically, Munster notes that he had recent discussion with a "major TV component supplier" which...

Speculation on Apple's Television Set: Range of Sizes, Device Integration, Premium Pricing

Wednesday November 30, 2011 12:15 pm PST by
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has long been one of the strongest advocates for an Apple-branded television set, and with increasing claims of just such a product pointing to a launch as soon as the second half of next year, it seems that his persistent confidence in the idea may be panning out. Keeping in mind that Munster does not have specific knowledge of Apple's ultimate plans for...

Analysts Dispute Supply Chain Conclusions of iPad Production Cuts

Monday September 26, 2011 9:24 am PDT by
Earlier today, a report from JPMorgan analysts made headlines for its claim that Apple has slashed its fourth quarter iPad production plans by 25%, sparking speculation and rumors that Apple may be planning a price cut amid weakening demand. The Wall Street Journal notes, however, that several analysts have already spoken out against the conclusion, arguing that a single supply chain data...

Multiple Sources Suggest Apple Working on Television for as Early as 2012

Saturday August 27, 2011 9:16 pm PDT by
Rumors of an Apple-branded television set were revived earlier this year by a former Apple executive, and we've long seen similar claims in the past. The frequency of these rumors, however, seems to be increasing, now with Venturebeat pointing to multiple sources suggesting the same. Venture capitalist Stewart Alsop who sits on the board of Sonos and was an early investor in TiVo told the...