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Apple's 6.1-Inch LCD iPhone 'Possibly' Delayed to October, OLED Models Still Coming in September

Wednesday July 25, 2018 6:52 am PDT by
Apple might delay the launch of its new, low-cost 6.1-inch iPhone by one month and launch the device in October, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty (via Barron's). Huberty cites suspected issues with "LED backlight leakage" leading to the "possible" one month delay in mass production on the 6.1-inch iPhone. Alleged front glass panels for the 2018 iPhones, with the 6.1-inch model ...

iPhone Scores 92% Loyalty Rate in Recent Survey Ahead of iPhone 8

Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00 pm PDT by
92 percent of iPhone owners that are "somewhat likely" or "extremely likely" to upgrade their smartphone in the next 12 months plan to purchase another iPhone, according to investment banking firm Morgan Stanley. Apple's loyalty rate, up from 86 percent a year ago, is based on an April 2017 survey of 1,000 smartphone owners aged 18 and above in the United States. It's the highest iPhone...

iPhone 8 With Longer Battery Life Said to Entice Those With Older iPhones to Upgrade

Thursday February 23, 2017 9:26 am PST by
Apple's rumored iPhone with an edge-to-edge OLED display will have longer battery life, which will drive customers with older iPhone models to upgrade at an accelerated rate, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty. Huberty also expects the high-end iPhone to have a significant form factor change with wireless charging, 3D sensors, and more advanced AI software capabilities, which are ...

Analysts See Record-Breaking Sales for iPhone and Mac in Holiday Quarter

Tuesday January 20, 2015 8:02 am PST by
Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may boost the company's iPhone sales to a new record in the year-ending Q1 2015, says Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty in a recent investor note. In line with other analyst predictions, Huberty and her team expect iPhone sales in the December holiday quarter to reach as high as 69 million units, eclipsing last year's quarterly record of 51 million units sold in Q1...

Apple's Quarterly Spending Points to Major Product Launches, Significant Revenue Growth

Friday July 25, 2014 7:21 am PDT by
Looking at Apple's quarterly SEC quarterly filing, Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley believes Apple's revenue is poised to explode in the coming quarters. Huberty based her prediction on increases in Apple's off-balance sheet commitments, which have a historical correlation with revenue growth. Off-balance sheet commitments are those investments in components and services that are involved in...

Apple Projected to Beat Wall Street Estimates with 39 Million Quarterly iPhones Shipped

Tuesday June 10, 2014 6:16 am PDT by
Apple's quarterly iPhone sales may beat Wall Street estimates, based on new data from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty. According to the firm's AlphaWise Smartphone Tracker, Apple could sell as many as 39 million iPhones in the second calendar quarter of the year, beating Wall Street's predicted 35 million and topping the 31.2 million sold in the same quarter last year. Huberty believes...

Apple's Beats Music Deal Seen as Key to Bolstering Declining iTunes Revenue Momentum

Wednesday May 28, 2014 8:25 am PDT by
Apple reportedly is close to inking a deal with Beats Electronics for $3 billion, an acquisition that Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty believes is important if Apple wants to further monetize its 800 million iTunes user base and boost revenue in its increasingly important online services division. Apple's online services segment, which includes iTunes, is often overlooked because it...

'iPhone 5C' Projected to Give Apple Huge Boost in China

Tuesday August 20, 2013 7:02 am PDT by
While Apple has experienced tremendous growth in China over the past several years and the market is now responsible for approximately 15% of Apple's revenue each quarter, Apple's momentum has slowed there recently with the most recent quarter seeing a 14% decline in revenue in China year-over-year. A Morgan Stanley analyst team led by Katy Huberty released a bullish new report yesterday...

Apple's 500 Million iTunes Store Accounts Offer Significant Potential for Growth in Services

Tuesday June 4, 2013 7:15 am PDT by
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty released an extensive new report today offering a look at how Apple's base of 500 million iTunes/App Store customers fits in with other services and how Apple can leverage that user base to drive future sales and revenue growth. Huberty notes that Apple's account base is second only to Facebook's one billion accounts among technology companies seeking to...

After Meeting With Apple CFO, Analyst Believes Lower-Cost iPhone Makes Good Sense

Friday February 22, 2013 12:20 pm PST by
Following recent meetings with Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty today issued a research note sharing some of her takeaways from those discussions and her views on Apple's future plans. While she did not disclose any specific information shared by Oppenheimer, Huberty did come away feeling that Apple will be working hard to expand carrier...

Apple Predicted to Sell Nearly 200 Million iPhones Next Year

Thursday December 15, 2011 6:11 am PST by
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, who has historically been rather conservative in her predictions of Apple's performance, issued a new report yesterday (via Fortune) suggesting that Apple could sell nearly 200 million iPhones next year. The number would be more than double that of this year's iPhone sales, which currently stand at 56 million ahead of a blockbuster quarter that is expected to ...