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Tal Liani of Bank of America Merrill Lynch asked about the contribution from LG is in 2Q16. $QCOM CEO Steve Mollenkopf replied that the LG settlement happened in 3Q16, so it is not in 2Q16 numbers. He also added that it will be roughly $100MM a quarter for the first two quarters that will be catch up that is embedded in the company's guidance.
Apple ($AAPL) reported decline in sales and profits from comparable quarter last year, attributing the decline to announcement of iPhone 7/7s. Sales and profit are being guided higher for next quarter. Apple is a solid company and will continue to dominate tech and consumer electronics segment for a while. Personally, looks like there is little downside in this investment.
Waiting with fingers crossed for $AAPL’s fourth quarter earnings.
Looking ahead to $AAPL earnings release later in the afternoon today? Gene Munster, analyst from Piper Jaffrey and the most respected authority for Apple, had this to say - "The second and slightly larger group of investors believe the tail of the iPhone 7 is irrelevant, and is betting that the iPhone 10th Anniversary will yield a jump in growth from flat to up ~15%."