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Piper Jaffray says Apple users buy 61% more apps and pay 14% more per app

Piper Jaffray says Apple users buy 61% more apps and pay 14% more per app

Piper Jaffray has released some estimates on the Apple App Store. The firm believes that Apple is increasingly dependent on the health of the App Store. The report was written by analyst Gene Munster and he said the App Store is doing well. The App Store recently hit 15 billion downloads. The report claims that the average iOS device owner will download 83 apps in 2011 versus 51 in 2010.

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Apple HDTV coming this year?

Apple HDTV coming this year?

I mentioned yesterday that an analyst at Jefferies thought that evidence was pointing to Apple possibly launching a new video streaming platform and maybe even a new set-top box or TV this year. Another analyst at Ticonderoga Securities named Brian white has now announced that his research has led him to a very similar conclusion.

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1m iPad 2 sales claims analyst; Best Buy sold out in 10 mins

1m iPad 2 sales claims analyst; Best Buy sold out in 10 mins

More analysts are weighing in with iPad 2 sales predictions, and for once notorious soothsayer Gene Munster isn't the one offering pie-in-the-sky figures. He predicted around 400,000 iPad 2 sales, constrained because of supply issues that have left the second-gen tablet sold out online, while Wedbush Securities analyst Scott Sutherland believes as many as 1m iPad 2 units could've sold over the weekend.

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Apple HDTV rumors reignite: Did Apple spend $3.9bn on displays?

Apple HDTV rumors reignite: Did Apple spend $3.9bn on displays?

Apple's recently revealed $3.9bn investment is tipped to be in display manufacturing and development, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who goes on to suggest that the company's increasing panel focus indicates an Apple HDTV is still on the way. Munster, quoted by AppleInsider, believes Apple has moved to secure supplies for panels ranging from iPhone-scale to the 27-inch iMac.

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iPad bests Galaxy Tab in perceived value; neither live up to RRP

iPad bests Galaxy Tab in perceived value; neither live up to RRP

Samsung's plastic chassis for the Galaxy Tab may make the 7-inch Android slate more pocket-friendly than the iPad, as well as easier to hold for longer periods of ebook reading, but it doesn't appear to be helping them in the perceived-quality stakes. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster gathered a 65-person strong group of tablet novices together and asked them how much the iPad and the Galaxy Tab were each worth: the group put the Apple slate on average $134 more than the Samsung rival.

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I Don’t Use It, Why Should You?

I Don’t Use It, Why Should You?

I use my DVD drive all the time. Some readers may laugh, but I actually pay for movies and music content. Sometimes, I'll find a deal on a movie or a CD that is better than what I could find online. I take it home, I rip it to my laptop, and it's mine, convenient and digital. I used my DVD drive when I installed Windows 7 on my MacBook, and when I had to reinstall iWork, after iMovie started crashing again. In my old Camry, my tape deck stopped working, and that's my favorite way to connect my iPod to my car stereo. Radio transmitters don't work reliably in my area, but instead of shelling out a few hundred bucks to buy a proper car stereo for a car that won't last me through next year, I did what we used to do back in the old days. I burned a CD.

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Apple HDTV rumors resurface as Apple secure digital TV IP

Apple HDTV rumors resurface as Apple secure digital TV IP

Apple has quietly licensed IP belonging to digital content protection and media information specialists Rovi, according to a document filed by the company, prompting analyst speculation that the Cupertino firm is still working on an HDTV with integrated Apple TV.  Rovi is responsible for much of the program guide and copy protection technology used in cable set-top boxes and online media portals, and in recent years has been buying up entertainment metadata firms such as Muze and All Media Guide.

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App Store operates “a bit over break-even” for Apple suggests analyst

App Store operates “a bit over break-even” for Apple suggests analyst

Apple has been gleefully shouting about some of their more eye-catching figures of recent months - 3m iPads sold, one billion dollars paid out to developers as their share of the App Store tithe - which has left analysts wondering about some of the numbers they're not announcing.  Piper Jaffray took Steve Jobs' sparse figures from the WWDC 2010 keynote and did some sums to work out exactly how much profit Apple took away.  The answer, analyst Gene Munster reckons, is just $189m gross.

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Steve Ballmer on-stage at WWDC 2010 predicts analyst; Apple have “little room for surprise” reckons rival

Steve Ballmer on-stage at WWDC 2010 predicts analyst; Apple have “little room for surprise” reckons rival

Apple's June 7th WWDC 2010 keynote is approaching, and thanks to various pre-show leaks of the fourth-generation iPhone HD many are questioning exactly how groundbreaking the Steve Jobs presentation might be.  That seems like the ideal opportunity for an analyst face-off: perennial Apple ponderer Gene Munster, of Piper Jaffray, reckons Apple has "little room for surprise" during the event, while Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry is predicting a seven minute guest appearance during the keynote by none other than Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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