Apple stock hits record as new iPads expected, analyst calls iPhone 8 'paradigm shift' in AR


Apple's stock blasted through its $140 ceiling on market close, scoring a record high, and leaving us wondering what does Wall Street know that is coming down the pipeline. In sync with that event, the Apple Store is conveniently down with the usual "we've got something special in store for you" message that Apple uses when it is launching new products on its website. The store's maintenance is scheduled to last until 8:30 Eastern, when Apple typically outs its press releases, too.

A couple of new iPads are widely expected to be posted by Apple today, an updated 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, as well as a 128 GB iPhone SE, plus a red color option for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and eventually some new Apple Watch bands. These aren't anything drastic, so Apple might have felt they don't warrant a dedicated event. In fact, last week there was a rumor that Apple will launch new iPads without Tim Cook or any of the department heads taking stage, and it might happen later today indeed.

Another reason that the stock is booming may be the appearance of renowned Apple analyst Gene Munster on the business CNBC channel, and his claims that the company will do something remarkable with AR, laying the grounds for a "paradigm shift" as soon as this year's iPhone 8 edition. Bloomberg already reported recently that Apple has hundreds of people working on augmented reality, including in the camera department, and will introduce AR first in its iPhone franchise:


In any case, not much is left until the Apple store is back up again to gauge what the eventual new iPads will look like, while for the iPhone 8's eventual AR "paradigm shift" as per Mr Munster, we'll have to wait a few more months.

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22 Comments

1. DBoss

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 18, 2017

"One of the features Apple is exploring is the ability to take a picture and then change the depth of the photograph or the depth of specific objects in the picture later" In short copying Huawei P9, P10 feature!!

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

No surprise there... Copying has always been Apple's biggest feature.

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1552; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

All OEMs copy each other. And just remember Apple made all this possible for you and the android world.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"And just remember Apple made all this possible for you and the android world." And remember Nokia made it all this possible for Apple and the smartphone world.

12. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

And Just remember Alexander Bell made it possible for Nokia...

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

*motorola

16. Subie

Posts: 2416; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

And remember Motorola made it possible for all of them in the mobile phone world. Someone always paves the way for the next innovation, whether it's by themselves or someone else.

22. AlikMalix unregistered

NASA: "keep talking ...itches"

9. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Apple 1 release in 2007. Windows mobile / Pocket PC released in 2000.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Youre only saying this, because Apple clearly wasnt first.

21. lyndon420

Posts: 6868; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

A comment fueled by tunnel vision lol. You honestly don't believe your last sentence.

8. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

I guess what matter most is, who does it better..

6. DBoss

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 18, 2017

no.. im not trolling.. they cud have simply said, variable depth, but they are stressing it as tho they are going to invent something new which is not at all available anywr in the world...!!

13. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I'm pretty sure that's just one of the features it does and it probably does it way better. With that said, how many people actually buy Huawei phones outside of its home country? The problem with Android is that you would have to buy 30 different phones to get such features.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You assume when Apple does something they do it way better? Ok..Apple 3D Touch? Done better? NOPE! Did Apple do better with the dual camera vs any other OEM? NOPE! Apple copied Samsung splitscreen. Did they do it better? NOPE. Apple finally made the iPhone bigger. Did they doi it better? NOPE. In fact it is the ugliest of them all with its very high chin and deep forehead. They can't even evolve there own devices, using the same designs forever. The iPad looks the same since the iPad 2. Its just thinner than early models. The iPad has gained no real advanced usage for its size. To be fair, no one is superior in any shape way or form. Example, the original Galaxy Tab S, is better than the iPad because it has a higher resolution, an 16:9 on a 10.5" display and then the ruined it. The Tab S3 is not better than the iPad because of the pen, its better because its included in the price and still cost less than the iPad which doesn't even include it Apple's watch came out 2 years after the original Samsung Gear. What did it do better? Nothing. Same square design. At least the Gear had a camera. The Apple watch has nothing. The Gear S has evolved 3 times since. Has added cellular, rotating bezel, round design, 3 day battery-life and a device that even with the screen on all day will still last 2 days while the Apple watch last only 4 hours if that much. Apple started off better, but didn't last but 2 years with it. After HTC came out with the EVO, the iPhone craze basically ended. The only people who buy iPhone's now are vast majority upgrades. Just like Sony and even Samsung vast majority sales. But at least Samsung tries, maybe to hard at time. But its far better than nothing at all. Evert y Galaxy S looks different. Even though the S6 and S7 look very similar, they are not exactly the same like the iPhone 6, 6S and 7's are. Apple has now made 5 models of the iPhone 4. The 4, 4S, 5, 5S, SE and now another SE. The 5C was a disgrace and a failure based on Apple fanboys own rants. You so concern in claiming that Apple will do something better when this has not been the case since 2011 for Apple. Apple has $200B that it is collecting, by not doing it better. As iPhone production increase so has its quality decreased. No Phone in history has ever has a 58% failure rate on a single model. Samsung makes 50 phones and its highest failed phone reached only 7%. When another OEM has $100 phones that fail less than your one single model that is suppose to be premium, that is an issue. If Porsche cars were falling apart like iPhone were, you think Porsche would be just sitting on their laurels? You mental priorities are in the wrong place dude.

3. Derekjeter

Posts: 1552; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Dear PA, this site is garbage! It's worst than a porn site. You have more ads than most porn sites put together. You greedy aholes. I wonder how much will the price of the 1st gen iPad Pro 12.9inch go down. I hope all carriers offer some good deals to get rid of stock.

10. kabiluddin

Posts: 279; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Just use adblocks. I use fairads, very useful and effective.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31539; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple's got me curious this year, can't wait to see what all they bring.

11. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

yes me too, what I'm hearing about iPhone 8 is really great. Finally AMOLED display on iPhone This year is about improving screen to body ratio and seems Apple is onboard as well. that home button embedded in screen sounds really cool to me but can iPhone have camera like Pixel? they have camera like Galaxy, I want it to be like Pixel. iPhone 7 + above features will make iPhone sort of perfect IMO.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The iPhone camera is nothign liek the Galaxy. It cant be because the Galaxy camera has been ahead of the iPhone camera since the Galaxy S4. Here we are past the Galaxy S7. That's 3 years in a row the Galaxy has been better at photos and videos. Even Samsung auto-focus is faster and video recording is better. The iPhone is proof that you can sell garbage in high numbers. The iPhone doesn't best at anything other than sales. Terrible camera, though not the worse. Terrible flawed designed. Terrible boring OS and no features to play with. Its just an overpriced App Launcher, which we get free or at low cost with Android (software) launchers. But these are things Apple has the money to fix. All they need to do is first get rid of Ivy. Without Steve Jobs foot in his backsides having Tim Cook there, Ivy design has been garbage. Same design 3 years in a row. For a 3rd time! Yet have all that money. LAME! 2017~18 is the year Android becomes 90% of the smartphone market with Samsung begin the top dog. While Apple, Blackberry and Microsoft fight for scraps. Apple has already lost, no matter how many phones and they sell.

14. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Ha ha ha omg and what ipads they brought to the table. No wonder stockholders can't get their arms down......

20. BullDozer

Posts: 159; Member since: Dec 18, 2015

Lol... Apple stock now in -1% and just going to falling under 140. Market has realized that releasing ancient stuff with new colors again wont stop Apple loosing market shares.

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