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Apple to create $1 billion USA advanced manufacturing fund

Apple to create $1 billion USA advanced manufacturing fund

"We are seeing a kind of delay in purchasing behavior that we think is a outcome of the number of rumors and reports about future products", Apple CEO Tim Cook told CNBC's Josh Lipton on Tuesday.

Unfortunately however this rise was not down to Apple actually selling more handsets, as it shipped 50.8 million iPhones in the quarter ended 1 April, down from 51.2 million shipped in the second quarter of 2016. Ninety-three percent of Apple's $256.8 billion cash is held overseas.

Despite management's goal to double Services revenue by 2020 (revenue grew 18 per cent year-over-year to US$7.04 billion in Q3), investors remain focus on the iPhone. The company reported $52.9 billion in revenue, slightly below analyst estimates.

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Although the channel-inventory story should give Apple investors a bit more confidence in last quarter's iPhone performance (although, even with those dynamics factored in, iPhone is still on a "slow growth" path), management made some interesting commentary with respect to iPhone performance by geography.

A year ago, Apple's iPhone sales dropped for the first time and everyone freaked out.

Cook, who was in India previous year, said he agreed that Apple was "underpenetrated" in the market.

United Kingdom hospitals hit by major cyber attack
We have had no reported cyber incidents affecting NHS Wales but are monitoring the situation closely. Telefónica is one of the largest private telecommunications companies in the world.

So after digesting the fall in iPhone sales, with some industry analysts saying it is down to consumers waiting for the 10th-anniversary handset, the question has to be asked how did Apple's other products do? "With the iPhone showing sustained growth, and Services again showing robust growth, we still look forward to an iPhone 8 super cycle". "So I'm very excited about it", he said.

In terms of dollar amount, Apple is the biggest dividend payer but its 1.72 percent yield actually makes it the lowest among the top 10 biggest payers by dollar amount.

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