Piper Jaffray

Record Number of U.S. Teens Plan to Buy Next iPhone: Piper Jaffray

According to a bi-annual survey from Piper Jaffray, a record number of teenagers in the U.S. are expected to buy the next iPhone (via Seeking Alpha). The research firm is seeing a positive data point for the iPhone 7 and 8 in his survey of 5500 teens with an average age of 16 from across the country, that shows a...

Gene Munster Leaving Piper Jaffray to Start a Venture Capital Firm

The 45-year old Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster is leaving the company to start a venture capital firm focusing on virtual reality and artificial intelligence, Bloomberg is reporting. The veteran analyst, who ranked 11th out of 58 Apple analysts based on performance for the past year, was known for his accuracy in predicting the Cupertino tech giant's financial potential. Munster,...

Apple is Exploring the Augmented Reality Space, Claims Analyst

Research analyst Gene Munster from Piper Jaffray, has claimed in a research note published yesterday that Apple has a small team working and exploring the augmented reality (AR) space, The Wall Street Journal reports. The analyst believes that Apple is preparing for the next evolution of computing and augmented reality has the potential to be “as profound a...

Gene Munster Predicts $499 Steel Apple Watch, $4,999 for 18k Gold Edition

Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster has issued a new report to investors, breaking down expected Apple Watch average selling prices. The analyst predicts that the stainless steel Apple Watch will be priced at $499, while the 18k Gold Edition will sell for $4,999, AppleInsider reports. He also said that on average, consumers will spend closer to $550 on the device,...

U.S. Teens Show Steadily Increasing Demand for iPhone and iPad [Survey]

Piper Jaffray’s Fall 2014 Teen Survey in the U.S. has revealed that Apple continues to remain a hot brand for the country's youth, with steadily increasing demand for iPhone and iPad devices. However, the Cupertino giant's upcoming Apple Watch is not yet generating the same hype enjoyed by other iOS devices, AppleInsider is reporting. According to analyst Gene Munster, only...