Tag Archive: Estimates


Retina MacBook Pro Shipping Estimates Now 5-7 Days On Apples Website

Apple had some issues with initial shipments of the MacBook Pro with Retina display, but things are starting to look better. U.S. shipping estimates for the new laptop are now at a more reasonable 5-7 business days. Apple’s website previously said that it would take 1-2 weeks for new orders to ship, with orders taking nearly a month to ship back in mid-July.

If you’re interested in a Retina MacBook Pro,  [Read More…]

Analyst Estimates Strongly Divided Over Apple Q3 Earnings

Apple is set to announce its quarterly earnings today and host a conference call at 2:00 PM Pacific, so naturally, analysts have been making last minute predictions about what they think today’s results may bring.

To make sense of all these predictions, Phillip Elmer-Dewitt has compiled a list of predications from 68 analysts over at CNNMoney. The results? Divided expectations.

The analyst predictions compiled for the list include 34 independent and 34  [Read More…]

Analyst Estimates Apple Has $74 Billion In Cash Overseas

According to Barron’s today, Apple tops the list of tech companies keeping large amounts of cash reserves overseas. Barron’s quotes Moody’s Investor Services as estimating Apple’s overseas cash supply at $ 74 billion, which is higher than the $ 64 billion of last year.

Apple isn’t the only technology company sending cash and other liquid investments out of the country, of course. Microsoft comes in second place with an estimated $ 50  [Read More…]

J.P. Morgan Holiday Estimates Lifted – More iPhones and Fewer iPads

J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz recently issued a note to clients where he announced the revised estimates, noting that �Santa’s sleigh needs more room for iPhones.� The firm�s previous estimate of 25.3 million units has now changed, predicting iPhone shipments of 28 million for the holiday quarter. He mentioned that U.S. carriers have been �surprised by the strong uptake� of the iPhone 4S, as well as the lower-price iPhone 4 and 3GS models. The older iPhone  [Read More…]

RBC Estimates Put iPhone 5 Release Back in September

It’s October. It’s September. No, it’s October. Now, it’s September again.

The debate about when the iPhone 5 will finally be released has sparked numerous and routinely conflicting reports from industry insiders, each of whom professes to be on the inside track of Apple’s release plans.

Following reports last week (and others as recent as yesterday) saying the next-gen handset is at least two months away, investment bankers and analysts with RBC Capital Markets have derived  [Read More…]

iPad 2 Demand Pushes 2011 IDC Tablet Shipping Estimates Even Higher

With the iPad 2 serving as the primary underlying basis for the hike, the International Data Corporation (IDC) has elevated its global tablet shipment outlook (from 50.4 units to 53.5 million units) even though 1st quarter shipments were less than record-breaking.

The prominent research firm says worldwide media tablet shipments into sales channels fell by 28% on a sequential basis in the first calendar quarter of 2011 to 7.2 million units worldwide. This data was gleaned  [Read More…]

iPad 2 Buyers Reporting Fastest Delivery Estimates from AT&T

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On Friday, Nick reported that Apple had begun estimating deliveries for the first batch of online iPad 2 purchases to take place between March 18th-March 25th. Consumers, however, have since started reporting much faster delivery estimates are coming from AT&T, although it isn’t clear just how widespread those estimates are. Several customers we’ve heard from say that they placed their order Friday morning only to learn that  [Read More…]