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Gene Munster: Android’s annual ARPU could be $10 in 2012

February 9th, 2011

Think Android isn’t creating a serious amount of cash for Google? Think again. According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, the search giant’s free mobile operating system could generate as much as $1.3 billion in revenue for Google in 2012. With an estimated 133 million users, that’s an annual ARPU (average revenue per user) of …

Piper Jaffray predicts 2011 Apple roadmap

January 3rd, 2011

Predictions from Piper Jaffray’s managing director and senior research analyst Gene Munster have been compared to darts tossed at a 10-foot dartboard, but that won’t stop the man from churning out new notes. On Monday, Mr. Munster laid out his roadmap for Apple in 2011 and it actually looks like he may be in store …

Gene Munster: Mac sales up 37% year-over-year this quarter, iPod sales stagnant

July 6th, 2010

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has published a report stating that sales of Apple’s Macintosh computers are up 37% year-over-year for the current quarter. Munster goes onto hypothesis that iPad sales are not in-fact cannibalizing Mac sales as some analysts had initially predicted. Also of interest: iPod sales appear to be stagnant (or soft as the Business Insider put …

Piper Jaffray: 77% of iPhone 4 buyers upgraded

June 25th, 2010

Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster, has just released some statistics used for his iPhone 4 launch analysis. The poll, which surveyed 608 iPhone 4 purchasers, indicated that 77% of those buying the new hardware were upgrading from a previous iModel. Some other stats include: 77% of the iPhone 4 buyers they spoke to were upgrading from …

Analyst: 300,000 iPad 3Gs sold over the weekend

May 3rd, 2010

Sure, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster totally blew it when he guesstimated that Apple sold 700,000 iPads during the launch weekend of the Wi-Fi-only model, but that didn’t stop him from spending his Sunday penning a note to investors in which he estimated that Apple moved some 300,000 3G units this past weekend. If his assumption …

Apple sells 300,000 iPads as of Saturday

April 5th, 2010

Apple just fired off a press release touting the fact that they’ve sold over 300,000 iPad devices as of Saturday at midnight. A far cry from Gene Munster’s 700,000 (though some could say that’s what happens when you count people and not stock check), it’s still pretty in line with what everyone else was predicting, …