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The Apple iPhone X sits on display at the new Apple Michigan Avenue store along the Chicago River in Chicago. Associated Press files

The Apple iPhone X sits on display at the new Apple Michigan Avenue store along the Chicago River in Chicago. Associated Press files

Baystate Wealth Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 2.4% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The Cupertino company also was more optimistic about the current quarter than most financial analysts, driving shares up 3.6 percent to $175.25 after hours.

The biggest overhaul of the USA tax code in over 30 years, the new law slashes the corporate income tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent, and charges multinationals a one-time tax on profits held overseas. In the same month, the company said they are expecting to contribute to $350 billion to the US economy during the next five years.

Apple Inc lavished cash on its shareholders like no company in history in the first three months of the year and it intends to keep doing so, making the iPhone maker's investors the clearest winners yet from last year's sweeping US corporate tax cuts. The CEO attributed much of the growth to widespread adoption of Apple Pay in Japan, and transit initiatives launched in the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai. "My guess is the next few Apple services aren't going to be investment-light services, with content being the preeminent example".

The company plans to spend $10 billion opening and expanding data centers in the US and another $20 billion on other long-term projects, but it's unclear how much of that Apple would have spent anyway.

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While that's a staggering amount of money in and of itself, there's even more to come for shareholders in the coming months. And so we're putting a lot of energy there and working with the carriers in that market, and they're investing enormously on the LTE networks.

Apple surprised everyone by garnering more than expected sales during the second quarter of 2018. What seems more likely is that Apple had hoped for iPhone sales - especially iPhone X sales - to be higher than they were, and was forced to actually scale back orders.

While Apple's iPhone sales were marginally lower than consensus forecasts, its quarterly results still beat Wall Street targets, helped by a $9.1 billion revenue contribution from Apple's services business. Per Kuo the dual-SIM iPhone will however cost more and the price will range between $650 and $750.This year according to the analyst three new iPhones will be unveiled and this will include the lower-priced model as well as an upgraded iPhone X. The third smartphone from Apple will be the iPhone X Plus.

Although the iPhone X is boosting Apple's balance sheet, analysts at IHS market have suggested that demand for the expensive phone is slowing and that the company now sells nine iPhone models, which could cannibalise sales of its latest devices.

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That helped the company earn almost $14 billion in its fiscal second quarter, a 25 percent increase from a year ago. Services delivered $9.2 billion in revenue, which was up 30 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Likewise, iPhone volumes were up quarter-on-quarter, reaching 52.2 million. Stocks popped up 3 percent in after-market trading. Stock repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

Apple had also reported $13 billion in revenue from greater China during its second fiscal quarter - a 21 percent year-over-year spike.

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