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    Just like old times, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) crushed its Q4 earnings, thanks to a great showing by the iPhone.

    Given that the iPhone 6 models were only available for a couple of weeks at the end of the period, the news bodes well for Apple earnings in the current quarter.

    Investors anticipated the positive news by sending Apple stock up 2% during the day. AAPL stock advanced more than 1% higher in after-hours trading.

    Here's how Apple beat the street again...

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Why Apple Stock Broke $100 and Set an All-Time High (AAPL)

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Thanks to two effusive research reports, the Apple stock price (Nasdaq: AAPL) cracked the $100-a-share milestone yesterday (Tuesday).

The close of $100.53 also marked an all-time closing high for Apple stock. The previous all-time closing high (before the 7-to-1 stock split in June) was $702.10, or $100.30 adjusted.

The analyst reports both noted that strong sales of the upcoming iPhone 6 will boost AAPL stock.

But that's not all they said...

Apple Stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) Could Use an Earnings Beat This Week

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When Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) reports its June quarter earnings after the market close Tuesday (tomorrow), the tech giant faces some steep expectations.

After all, one of the big reasons Apple stock is up over 17% on the year - and an impressive 32% since hitting a 2014 low of $71.40 on Jan. 30 - is the surprising Apple earnings beat in the March quarter.

Of course, the AAPL earnings beat last time around was driven primarily by unexpectedly strong iPhone sales. Can Apple do it again?

Here’s why Apple earnings are likely to outdo expectations on Tuesday…

Why Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Is a Buy After the Split

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Now that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock has split 7-to-1, knocking the Apple stock price down to a psychologically more appealing number below $100, many investors are trying to figure out if it's a buy.

Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson has no doubts. In fact, he says he's buying more.

In this video, Michael explains what the tech giant is up to now that has him so enthusiastic about Apple stock.

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Here's How the Latest "Not-a-Gadget" Will Propel Apple Stock 50% Higher

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Sure, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) didn't introduce a new product at the World Wide Developers Conference last week.

But the tech giant did something much more important than just roll out some new "gadget." Apple unveiled a strategy that puts the company into two new businesses and positions it for years of potential new growth.

Here’s why Apple stock – which has zoomed back up near its 52-week highs – is headed even higher...

Apple Stock Split Opens the Door for These 7 Stocks to Follow

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The Apple stock split, given the company’s outsized influence, could well inspire a fresh wave of stock splits after years of drought.

Once common, stock splits have become increasing rare over the past decade or so, as companies began to view a lofty stock price as a mark of prestige.

But the Apple stock split, along with other high-profile stock splits this year from MasterCard and Google, seems to be signaling a shift in corporate attitudes.

And at this point, there’s no shortage of high-priced stocks ripe for a split...

12 Features of Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) New Operating Systems

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Some analysts yawned at the developments that came from the 25th annual Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference - but they're actually big news for the innovative tech giant.

What we did get from the developer conference is that Apple's Mac OSX software underwent a dramatic redesign.

Here are a dozen highlights of Apple’s new operating systems – available this fall.

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Just Showed Us How Its Stock Will Get to $1,000

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Many investors were disappointed that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) did not unveil any new hardware at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday.

But speaking on FOX Business' "Varney & Co.," Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson said the tech giant just gave us chapter-and-verse on how the stock will reach $1,000.

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Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Takes Aim at Rivals at WWDC

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Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) did not unveil any sexy new hardware at its annual developer's conference today (Monday), but what was discussed tells us a lot about the company's long-term strategy.

It appears that as Apple CEO Tim Cook has watched rival hardware makers using Google's Android copy the iPhone and iPad, he has realized that trying to stay ahead of the competition by dreaming up more new features that will be quickly copied is not the answer.

That's why the features revealed at WWDC focused on the one advantage Apple knows its rivals can’t easily copy…

The Apple Stock Split: What Investors Need to Know (AAPL)

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Now that the Apple stock split (Nasdaq: AAPL) has arrived - today is the record date - investors need to know exactly what's happening and how it will affect them.

Since the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant announced the 7-for-1 stock split on April 23, AAPL stock has gone up 18.5% to $630 a share.

Here’s why the company did it and how the split will affect investors...

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Pulls Trigger on $3 Billion Beats Deal

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Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) finally announced today (Wednesday) after the markets closed that it was buying Beats Electronics for $3 billion, a deal that has been simmering in the rumor mill for three weeks.

The deal itself was no surprise, but tech pundits have driven themselves mad over the past few weeks trying to figure out why Apple CEO Tim Cook made the deal.

Sure enough, Cook did talk about the deal. Here’s what he had to say…

Why General Motors (NYSE: GM) Stock Is a "Great Buy" Now

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Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani made some unconventional calls on General Motors (NYSE: GM) stock and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock in a Wednesday afternoon appearance on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."

Shah told Varney that GM stock is now a "great buy," but the real surprise is what he had to say about Apple stock.

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Watch Shah make his case to Varney in the video clip below.

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Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Knows Why It's Buying Beats – Even If No One Else Does

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Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is not a rash and foolish company, and neither is its CEO, Tim Cook.

So the general condemnation in the media of the possible purchase of Santa Monica, Calif.-based Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion by the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant seems a bit premature, although AAPL stock barely reacted.

Still, the question on everyone's mind is why.

On the surface, the deal apparently makes no sense.

But there yet may be a method in the madness…

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