Apple may test the waters of a sapphire-screened phone by limiting the tough but pricey material to a single version of the next iPhone this year, claims analyst Gene Munster.
Debate has surfaced regarding if and when Apple will outfit its new iPhone with the uber-hard substance. JP Morgan's Rod Hall, for one, doesn't see it in the immediate cards.
Low production yields of the tough but pricey material means it won't surface on the next iPhone in time for a September launch, Trendforce analysts conclude.
Based on Apple's predictions for the current quarter, analyst Gene Munster believes the new iPhone will roll out around the last week of September.
Both voice assistants have improved since last year, says analyst Gene Munster. But in a new contest, Google Now scores slightly higher than its rival from Apple.
Apple already has some big hooks in the enterprise market, so the deal with IBM won't do much to increase overall sales, says analyst Gene Munster.
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty also says no other company comes close to Apple's brand loyalty in the mobile market.
Announcement of layoffs ranging between 5 percent and 10 percent expected this month when the company reports its fiscal quarter.
Ming-Chi Kuo blames delay on challenges created by new hardware and software development.
The sale of its stake in Beats Electronics helps the Taiwanese handset maker avoid recording a second-consecutive quarterly loss.