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Apple will launch its new iPhone on September 12 and it will be the most expensive phone you`ve ever bought

Apple is planning to launch its new iPhone 8 on September 12. It will be a big day for Apple but also for Apple fans around the world. The new phone will be the most expensive phone you`ve ever bought and the price will exceed all of its competitors.

You are also hereby warned about the wow effect you`ll get with a big visual overhaul of the new iPhone. The new iPhone will be coming in a new Blush Gold color and leaks have been hinting that the new phone will outperform the elegant designed Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

 

 

The name of the new phone is not known yet, but Apple may call it something like iPhone Pro or iPhone X to mark the 10th anniversary. You will be able to see the new 10th anniversary iPhone for the first time ever at the Steve Jobs Theater venue.

It`s amazing to see how the technology giant are doing it. Shares peaked at an all-time high followed by a strong earnings report the last month. Shares of the giant jumped over 10% in August and that is based on a strong fiscal third-quarter 2017 results.

Earnings per share rose 17,6% to $1,67, and their gross margin expanded 50 basis points to 38,5%. Apple`s revenue rose 7% YoY to quarterly revenue of $45,4 Billion. How is it possible?

Belive it or not, but it seems like people haven`t got enough of the giant and their revenue rose in all segments.

Iphone sales jumped 3% YoY to $24,8 Billion. iPad revenue increased by 2% to nearly $5 Billion. Services revenue rose 22% to $7,2 Billion and sales of other products like Apple TV, Watch, Beats and accessories rose 23% to $2,7 Billion. Cook also reported accelerating growth an all-time high quarterly record for Services revenue. Amazing.

Not only that. Apple provided guidance for fiscal fourth-quarter revenue to increase in the range between $49 Billion and $52 Billion. Apple is very excited about the advances in iOS, watchOS and tvOS coming this fall.

Apple`s most popular product line is still iPhone and their widely expected iPhone 8 smart phone will be launched on September 12, 2017.

During the last call, CEO Tim Cook said: “We`re looking very much forward to the product rollouts”.

 

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iPhone is now 10 years old and on January 9, 2007 Steve Jobs unveiled a product that changed the world

iPhone is now 10 years old. On January 9, 2007 Steve Jobs unveiled a product that changed the world. A few months later, on June 29, 2007 iPhone made its way into stores. Apple have changed dramatically since then.

Since the first generation iPhone first began selling on June 29, 2007, Apples market Cap has grown from $104,3 Billion to $760 Billion. Growing from the 26<sup>th</sup> largest company on the S&amp;P 500 to the 1<sup>st</sup>. Shares of Apple have soared 744% since the iPhones debut.

 

 

Apple has sold just over 1,2 Billion iPhones in the last 10 years.

Earlier this week the European Commission fined Google a $2,7 Billion, claiming it denied other companies the chance to compete on the merits and to innovate. They also claimed that Google denied European consumers a genuine choice of services and the full benefit of innovation.

What Europe should do is stop complaining and start to innovate. If there was a better search engine out there they will have competed with Google. The same can be said about the smart phone market too.

I acquired my first mobile phone in 1992 and it was a Ericsson which is a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

The company had a 35% market share in the 2G/3G/4G mobile network infrastructure market in 2012. They were ruling the smart phone market in the early 90`s, but something happened.

Nokia from Finland came into the market and ruled the world with their new smart phones from 1998 to 2012. That`s 14 years on top. Not bad for a company founded by Knut Fredrik Idestam in 1865.

Keep in mind that both are European companies, but something happened.

Steve Jobs changed the world 10 years ago, on June 29, 2007. He launched Apple`s iPhone which is celebrating a 10 year anniversary. In 2007, iPhone 2G were launched with a 16GB storage and 8-hour battery.

Ten years later, iPhone 7 Plus were launched with a 256GB storage and 21-hours battery. Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer said on April 29, 2007, that “There`s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No Chance.”

For how long will Apple continue to stay on top?

 

 

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The Auto Industry is strong

The U.S auto industry is up 75% since 2009, and is on the way to a new record year of annual sales, according to GM. U.S auto sales was only 10,4 million vehicles in 2009 but has skyrocketed to as much as 18,2 million so far in 2015, and this is the highest level since 2001.

Did someone say the U.S economy is bad? October was a huge month for the auto industry, despite concerns about a slowdown in consumer spending and stagnant wages. According to World Bank, the GDP per capita in the U.S was last recorded at 46405,26 dollars in 2014. That`s an all time high.

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Fiat Chrysler automotive reported its 67th straight month of YoY gains. Up 14,7% from 2014. Ford Motor Co is up 13%. Toyota Motor Corp; up 13%. Nissan Motor Co; up 12,5% in October, while GM said its sales is up 16% to 262,993 vehicles last month. The best October since 2004.

We cannot say the same about Tesla. They lowered the number of vehicles it plans to sell in 2015. From 50,000 – 55,000 to about 50,000 – 52,000. Tesla`s earnings growth in 2015 is -159,03% vs industry earnings growth at 24,50%, while P/E is down -85,86%.

Despite that, the most hyped stock in the market is up over 11% on Wednesday. Tesla announced Q3 results on Wednesday and they missed while burning a record amount of cash. Q3 non-GAAP gross margin dropped from 29,4% in 2014 to 25,1%.

Tesla released the new SUV a month ago and they have spent a lot of money into the production of this new model, so investors will want to see that sales of their new Model X are offsetting those costs. Tesla`s ongoing cash burn is the company`s worst cash burning quarter in their history.

Tesla`s Model 3 will be their most cost-effective model starting at $35k, and Tesla said they will start taking orders in March next year. The stock is up on Wednesday because of Musk`s forecast and that was as usual bullish.

Tesla has been working hard on building its gigafactory outside of Reno in Nevada. Their goal is to produce cheaper batteries and China is in focus for Tesla, because weaker sales can move the manufacturing facility to the region, as China is a key market for luxury cars.

What about Volkswagen?

Volkswagen`s recall is one of the biggest in Europe with 11 million vehicles worldwide. That`s more then they sell in one year. Rebates may help them to slow the decline, but the German carmaker`s market share in Europe is at its lowest in six months. Do I need to say more?

All this is happening while the rests of the world is waiting for the driverless cars which may become sooner than expected. GM now tries to beat Google to the driverless future. Steve Jobs talked about building Apple Car as early as 2008, so we expect to see Apple as well in the market and sooner than we know.

I`m not in doubt; the electric car is the future of the auto industry.

There is one problem. If we`re gonna help the rich, we need to help the poor. People need money and jobs. That`s how you create consumers.What we see in Tesla`s stock today is the stock market in miniature. Bad news is turned into good and the stock is rising high in the sky.

The auto industry looks strong, but Q3 reports seems to give us a sign of slower sales and earnings, and I haven`t seen that since 2009. But stimulus in China and Europe helps the stocks to rally.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the economy is solid on Wednesday in testimony before the House Financial Services committee in Washington. She said that would spur December rate hike. She said; «Domestic spending has been growing at a solid pace».

The rate has been near zero since 2008 and the Fed have waited for labor markets to move closer to their goal of full employment. The unemployment rate stood at 5,1% in September. The auto industry need consumers.

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Samsung Up

Gold bugs are trading down and are now below 50MA. Many of the gold stocks have had a terrible year so far in 2013.

It`s difficult in this mining business. Barrick gold plans $3B capital raise. This stock has plummeted so far this year. Stock price yesterday was down -4,8% AH, after announcing plans for a bought-deal public offering of 163,5M common shares at $18,35 each, for gross proceeds of $3B.

Barrick Gold plans to use 2,6B of the net proceeds to strengthen its balance sheet and improve its long-term liquidity position by redeeming or repurchasing outstanding debt.

It`s better to stick with the tech stocks, but as we all know; shares follow earnings. How is to take over a job after a geniues like Steve Jobs? John Sculley know everything about that when he became the new boss at Apple in 1983.

Steve Jobs died October 5, 2011. The new boss is Mr Tim Cook, and he has a tough job to fill Jobs shoes. The two last quarters has not been so good for Apple, but I hop the holiday season is gonna be good for Apple so we can see a change for Apple.

Samsung is a huge competitor for Apple and thay are doing it well. The earnings are still raising and they are probably going to change the tech battle soon. When you look their earnings compared to Apple`s, you know what stock you should own?

News today: ISM Manufacturing PMI @ 10:00am

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