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Forget the iPhone 6, Apple Inc Is Set to Smash Records Sooner Than You Think

After being shunned by investors for what seemed like forever, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) , the investing tech giant, is in vogue once again.

Taking into account its recent 7-for-1 stock split, Apple stock has been on a tear during he past few months as bullishness on Apple's upcoming product cycle has investors expecting more growth from the tech giant. In fact, Apple's blowout earnings report served as the spark that ignited Apple's recent rally. And, if a recent sign has anything to say about it, Apple could have another huge earnings report waiting in the wing.

Apple will set another iPhone record
In a recent note to clients, Morgan Stanley's equity research department unveiled the results of its proprietary survey for iPhone shipments for Apple's currently underway third quarter, and they were positive, to say the least.

According to Morgan Stanley, Apple is on the way to ship an astounding 39 million iPhones in its current quarter, which would blow the previous Q3 record out of the water. Better yet, Morgan Stanley's iPhone sales model has actually proven to be more accurate than the rest of Wall Street in estimating Apple's actual iPhone output during the past several quarters, although it's still not perfect. Either way, this news should serve as yet another reason why investors should be increasingly bullish on Apple, as tech and telecom specialist Andrew Tonner explains in the video below.

Leaked: Apple's next smart device (warning, it may shock you)
Apple recently recruited a secret-development "dream team" to guarantee its newest smart device was kept hidden from the public for as long as possible. But the secret is out, and some early viewers are claiming its everyday impact could trump the iPod, iPhone, and the iPad. In fact, ABI Research predicts 485 million of this type of device will be sold per year. But one small company makes Apple's gadget possible. And its stock price has nearly unlimited room to run for early in-the-know investors. To be one of them, and see Apple's newest smart gizmo, just click here!

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  • Report this Comment On June 14, 2014, at 11:11 AM, EquityBull wrote:

    On the other hand one must ask how long will iPhone sales grow and how long will they be able to hold the margins?

    iPhone 6 will be a big upgrade cycle but it will also have more margin pressure which is why apple wants to try and get another 100 bucks for it. Will consumers push back on the higher price? To some degree there will be some pushback.

    What happens after the iPhone 6 large screen? What huge upgrade will be a catalyst for apple to sell even more iphones to keep growing. Apple needs to keep growing to hold the multiple they are getting right now. The market always looks forward but only a few quarters at best. What is over the horizon post iPhone 6? Also consider a Galaxy S5 can be had today for $99 and by the time iPhone 6 launches it will be $0 with contract or upgrade vs $300 for iphone.

    iWatch could end up being a dud or even if mildly successful like Apple TV it can't move the needle for apple. Apple is iPhone now. iPads declined last quarter and will continue to be flat to down as adoption was so rapid in tablets they essentially presold much of their growth. Also nothing amazing on the horizon in tablets. Upgrade cycles are getting longer and longer there.

    Apple won't go out of business. It will do well. It will make billions in profits and may maintain its largest market cap in the world status even if it falls from 600B market cap to 400B. It needs to mint billions a year even to maintain a 400B cap. However the stock would lose 1/3 of its value almost so as an investment I'm not onboard except for writing short PUTS (a hedged long) down around 425 strike price so if I got put the stock I own it at 400. At this price I predict it could settle into a nice flat to eroding business paying a decent dividend.

    There are much better fish out there today than Apple. Love the company. Love the products. Own ipads, iphones, macs, etc. It's just the amount of growth and profit they have to make for years in a saturated high end market just won't happen IMHO

  • Report this Comment On June 14, 2014, at 6:33 PM, ConstableOdo wrote:

    I trust Apple but I don't trust Wall Street so I take any optimistic articles with a large grain of salt. Apple's share price fiasco is still clear in my head from late 2012 and things aren't that much different now as they were then. Wall Street plays stocks like they're at a casino. Pouring money into profitless stocks they claim have great future potential. Then the next thing you know those stocks are collapsing because they've found something else to play with.

    I only know Apple isn't going out of business anytime soon but I'm not counting on any large share price boosts no matter how much the analysts pound on the Apple table. Recently as the price targets have been raised, Apple's share price has been falling, which shows a lack of any investor enthusiasm. Meanwhile Hewlett-Packard and Amazon have been climbing like crazy for no solid reasons I can see. I'm just going to take my Apple dividends and enjoy them and hope Apple stays around $650 or so a share until the end of the year.

  • Report this Comment On June 15, 2014, at 12:29 AM, imvho wrote:

    Thanks for yet another useful article on Apple.

    I have followed your commentaries for over a year now, and you have always been a voice of reason and support for the value and growth potential of Apple stock.

    In the beginning you were a lone positive voice among the multitudes of Apple bears, but as the mystery lifts and more growth catalysts continue to be revealed, it is obvious that you were right all along.

    Thanks for you unremitting clear vision and solid logic.

    This year belongs to Apple.

  • Report this Comment On June 15, 2014, at 9:42 AM, Upset01 wrote:

    ! A disposable phone !, that's what Iphone 5s is, worth $500 doesn't last two years, at home two died for the same thing: they gradually lost wire connection to the point that they can't be charge again. Go to other brand for your smart phone.

  • Report this Comment On June 15, 2014, at 9:57 AM, henrystar wrote:

    "Leaked: Apple's next smart device (warning, it may shock you)" I've never been able to bring myself to click on this, for fear of the shock. I'm not sure my heart could stand it.

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Andrew Tonner is a tech specialist for The Motley Fool. He is a graduate of The University of Arizona with a degree in Finance.

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