Munster: iPhone to return to growth in 2016 despite macroeconomic worries

Article Image Explaining Tuesday’s earnings call, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said Apple’s repeated allusions to macroeconomic headwinds might have “spooked” investors despite a better than expected guide on iPhone, but the analyst sees light at the end of the tunnel.

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Gene Amdahl, The Man Behind The Mainframe, Dies At Age 92

Gene Amdahl in March 2008

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Gene Amdahl, the man credited with pioneering mainframe design at IBM, died on Tuesday at the age of 92. Growing up without electricity in South Dakota, Amdahl went on to study engineering physics and theoretical physics. When he was in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, he developed an early digital computer known as the Wisconsin Integrally Synchronized Computer for his PhD thesis.

Amdahl joined IBM right after he graduated, having been recruited while in school. He was instrumental in developing IBM’s mainframe system, known as the System/360 series. It was introduced at a shareholder’s meeting on April 7, 1964, and became the most successful line of mainframe systems for IBM. And indeed, the design and architecture was evident in computers for decades to come.

Amdahl worked at IBM for six years, before leaving to forge his own path. He went on to found a rival company called the Amdahl Corporation in 1970 which built faster, cheaper hardware that was compatible with IBM software, and it became the first company to truly compete with IBM. The corporation became part of Fujitsu in 1997 and is no longer a stand-alone company, but the Computer History Museum notes that Amdahl at one point captured about one-fifth of the market. The path wasn’t always paved with gold, though. Amdahl’s later ventures, Trilogy Systems, and the Andor Corporation never saw the same success.

You can read an oral history Amdahl gave about his life in the late 1980s here.

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Piper Jaffray abandons hope for full-fledged Apple television, remains bullish on AAPL stock

Longtime Apple television proponent Gene Munster threw in the towel on Tuesday, telling investors that he no longer believes the company has a big-screen set in the works, based on the latest rumors.



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Piper Jaffray sees a revamped Apple TV set-top box being core of Apple's fall 2015 products

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who has long clamored for an Apple television set, said on Thursday that he believes a revamped Apple TV set-top box could prove to be a centerpiece for the company’s fall 2015 product lineup.



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Scientists proceed with caution towards new gene mutation technology

A powerful new technology could be used to manipulate nature by changing a species gene pool through reproduction, and it has scientists proceeding with caution. 

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Apple's capacious iPhone 6 models to drive higher sustained ASPs, analyst says

Based on unlocked iPhone price checks, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes Apple’s latest handsets will see higher sustained ASPs thanks to upgraded storage capacities and the new top-end iPhone 6 Plus model.



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