iPhone 13 could drop in late September with 1TB storage option, LiDAR for all


Look inside the LiDAR scanner in the 2020 iPad Pro
It's about time LiDAR expanded its reach.
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Apple’s next-generation iPhone 13 lineup could launch during the third week of September with up to 1TB of storage, according to a new research report. It is also claimed that all models, from iPhone 13 mini to Pro Max, will feature a LiDAR Scanner for greater augmented reality and improved autofocus.

iPhone 12 series could be Apple’s bestselling iPhones of all time


A fix is coming for the iPhone 12 green screen glitch.
The iPhone 12 has been a massive hit for Apple.
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The iPhone 12 is on course to give Apple its best-ever year for iPhone sales, according to Wedbush analysts Strecker Backe and Daniel Ives. In a new note to clients seen by Cult of Mac, they predict Apple could sell between 240 million and 250 million iPhones this year.

That would “easily eclipse” Apple’s previous record, set in fiscal 2015, in which it sold 231 million iPhones. That year’s super-sized lineup — the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus — remain the top-selling models in history. However, it looks like that record could soon fall.

Apple could be first company worth $2 trillion — as soon as 2021


There's money in them iPhones yonder.
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Sometime in 2021 Apple will be the world’s first $2 trillion company, predicts Wedbush analyst Dan Ives in his latest note to clients.

Ives — one of the most bullish of Apple investors — believes that Apple’s “5G tailwinds and services momentum” has the potential to push it past the $2 trillion market cap.

Apple TV+ could have 40 million subs now, 100 million by 2024


Are Apple TV+ prospects sky high, or does it have its head in the clouds?
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Apple has yet to announce official numbers for Apple TV+ subscribers, but Wedbush analyst Dan Ives think he has some answers. According to Ives, Apple’s streaming video service currently has between 30 million and 40 million subscribers.

However, he says the “vast majority” of these Apple TV+ subs are unlikely to be paying $4.99 per month. Instead, they’re taking advantage of the year’s free subscription thrown in because they bought a new iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV. The analyst says he’s confident that things could pick up, though.

Bullish analyst lays out best- and worst-case scenarios for Apple in 2020


2020 iPhone concept
Apple's 2020 could go one of a few different ways.
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The next three months are going to be crucial in determining Apple’s year ahead, Wedbush analyst Dan Ives writes in his latest note to clients, as seen by Cult of Mac.

In a message sent Sunday, Ives lays out his thoughts on best- and worst-case scenarios for Apple over the next few months amid fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The results likely will have a major impact on Apple going forward.

Analysts aren’t worried about long-term impact of coronavirus on Apple


Analysts think investors will need to weather the storm first, though.
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While it’s a distant second to the human impact of coronavirus, the outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus in China has caused plenty of disruption for Apple and its manufacturers.

But although Apple has already had to rein in its quarterly projections as a result, analysts watching the Cupertino firm aren’t getting unduly concerned. The majority of firms remain bullish when it comes to Apple’s prospects for near-term growth.

Bullish Apple analysts aren’t panicking about China coronavirus … yet


Bullish Apple analysts aren’t panicking about coronavirus… yet
No need to panic. Right now, at least.
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Wedbush analyst and Apple enthusiast Dan Ives isn’t worried about the impact of the new coronavirus outbreak on Apple’s share price. At least, not yet. In an interview for CNBC show Squawk Box, Ives said he views any dips in Apple’s share price as “buying opportunities.”

And he’s not alone in being optimistic at a time when lots of others are nervous.

Apple could be a $2 trillion company by end of 2021


Apple could be a $2 trillion company by end of 2021
There was a time when $1 trillion seemed crazy, too.
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Apple could be a $2 trillion business by the end of 2021, bullish Apple analyst Dan Ives of Wedbush claims.

If so, this would be a massive leap from Apple’s current market cap of $1.38 trillion. And it would be all thanks to momentum in Apple’s Services division, alongside the impending launch of a 5G iPhone.

Boom or bust? 2020 Apple stock price predictions are all over the board


Apple could be a $2 trillion company by end of 2021
2020 could finally bring us the iPhone upgrade supercycle investors have been dreaming of.
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One of the most bullish Apple analysts is predicting that the iPhone-maker’s stock price still has plenty of room to rise.

Apple shares hit an all-time high of $300 last week and currently trade just under that mark. In his latest note to investors, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives is predicting huge gains for AAPL in 2020, but not all analysts are nearly as optimistic.

2020 could be Apple’s greatest year so far


2020 could be Apple's greatest year so far
Analyst Dan Ives is excited about what next year holds for Apple.
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2020 promises to be a great year for Apple, according to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives. In a message to clients, Ives describes 2019 as an “historic year” for Apple. Not only has Apple come out on top this year, but he thinks next year could be even better.

And he’s slapped the highest price target on AAPL as a result.

Apple could sell 3 million AirPods over Black Friday and Cyber Monday


Apple’s wearables business will explode through 2023
AirPods are worth their weight in gold to Apple.
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Apple could sell upward of 3 million AirPods units during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping holidays, claims Wedbush analyst Dan Ives.

Ives bases his guesstimate on Apple Store checks, inventory levels at a number of retailers, and more. Overall, Ives thinks Apple will sell more than 65 million AirPods units this year — and even more will follow in 2020.

Demand could far exceed supply for AirPods this holidays


Demand could far exceed supply for AirPods this holidays
Apple has a massive hit on its hands.
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‘Tis the season to run around in a fruitless battle to find AirPods in time for the holidays, notes Wedbush analyst Dan Ives in a message to clients.

Ives thinks that a surge of demand means there will be a shortage of AirPods headphones this holiday season. In total, he thinks Apple could ship a total of 65 million AirPods in 2019 — and things will only ramp up in 2020.

Apple will introduce all three iPhone 11 models in September


iPhone 11 R and 11 Max on fence post
Are you excited about this year's iPhone refresh?
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Apple will release all three of its new iPhone 11 models in September, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives claims in a note to investors.

That would mark a change from last year, when Apple paced its iPhone launch. In 2018, the iPhone XS and XS Max shipped in September. However, fans waiting for the iPhone XR had to hold on until October.