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Analyst: iPod, iPhone no longer ‘growth drivers’ for Apple

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2008
News Categories: Apple

Keith Bachman, analyst with BMO Capital Markets, has cut his price target for Apple’s stock, saying that iPods and iPhones were no longer “growth drivers” for the company. “Apple’s three growth drivers [iPods, iPhones and Macs] has now turned to one,” Bachman said in an analyst note. Bachman went on to say that the Mac will begin to take on more importance because the iPhone is not likely to experience growth on the scale of what the company has projected for this year. He also pointed out that the iPod is starting to show signs of market saturation, leading to slower growth rates for the device. Despite the somewhat gloomy predictions, Bachman maintained his outperform rating on Apple’s stock, noting that “more carriers and lower handset [prices]” could improve the iPhone’s prospects. Bachman reduced his forecast for iPhone sales in fiscal 2008 from 9.3 million to 7.7 million units, and also reduced his iPod sales forecast for the same period, from 54.6 million to 51.1 million units.

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Comments

1

Tell Mr. Bachman to open wide to accept his foot!

Posted by Stephen on February 26, 2008 at 1:19 PM (PDT)

2

Make the Iphone avaliable on Sprint and I would buy one.

Posted by GUTIERREZ on February 26, 2008 at 3:12 PM (PDT)

3

why would you want it on Sprint. their network is crap and the company is suffering, they never should have merged with Nextel.

Posted by hydra-calm on February 27, 2008 at 6:31 PM (PDT)

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