Apple Analysis. From Wall Street to Silicon Valley.

Welcome to Above Avalon. This site originated from a blog I started in 2010. At the time, I was a Wall Street stock analyst focused on the P&C insurance sector. Analyzing Apple was my weekend project. After being disappointed with the lack of relevant Apple analysis from a financial and business point of view, I saw a need for a new kind of Apple analysis site.

By examining Apple from both a Wall Street and Silicon Valley perspective, Above Avalon provides unique insight and perspective as to how Apple thinks about the world. 

Above Avalon Milestones:

  • November 2014: AboveAvalon.com is launched.
  • November 2014: The first episode of the Above Avalon podcast is released.
  • May 2015: Above Avalon Membership is unveiled. 
  • January 2016: The Above Avalon team in Slack is launched.
  • May 2016: Above Avalon officially becomes sustainable.  

I publish weekly articles and podcast episodes that are accessible to everyone. For those wanting additional Apple analysis throughout the week, I offer Above Avalon membership and access to an exclusive daily email about Apple. The daily email is read by members who live in 50 countries and hold a diverse range of backgrounds and occupations.

I have some exciting things planned for Above Avalon, and members will make it possible. If you enjoy my weekly articles and podcast episodes, I am confident you will appreciate the value in becoming a member.  

Whether you use it for your own personal knowledge, a hobby, or career-related interests, this site was designed with you in mind. My perspective and analysis is meant to inform, enlighten, and provide an alternate view of Apple and the world.

Neil Cybart

March 2017

Press Citations

Above Avalon is regularly discussed and referenced in various online and print publications, including:

  • Financial Times, April 2017 (Apple wearables)
  • Most accurate Apple financial analyst for 2Q17 (link)
  • Financial Times, April 2017 (Apple 2Q17 earnings)
  • Fast Company, April 2017 (Apple 2Q17 earnings)
  • Recode, April 2017 (Apple 2Q17 earnings)
  • ZDNet, April 2017 (Apple 2Q17 earnings)
  • TheStreet, April 2017 (Apple services)
  • The New York Times, April 2017 (AAPL stock price valuation)
  • CNBC, April 2017 (Apple video ambitions)
  • ZDNet, April 2017 (AAPL 2Q17 earnings)
  • The New York Times, April 2017 (Project Titan)
  • The Wall Street Journal, April 2017 (Project Titan)
  • Fast Company, April 2017 (Project Titan)
  • Financial Times, April 2017 (Apple Industrial Design)
  • Fast Company, March 2017 (Augmented reality glasses)
  • ZDNet, March 2017 (iPad vs. Mac)
  • Fox News, March 2017 (Tablet market)
  • Business Insider, March 2017 (Apple pricing)
  • Fortune, March 2017 (Apple pricing)
  • Forbes, March 2017 (Apple pricing)
  • Fast Company, March 2017 (Apple pricing)
  • Business Insider, February 2017 (Jony Ive)
  • Yahoo Finance, February 2017 (The Apple Experience Era)
  • iMore "Apple Talk" podcast, February 2017 (1Q17 earnings) - listen here
  • Bloomberg, January 2017 (Apple's content strategy)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, January 2017 (Apple R&D)
  • The Wall Street Journal, December 2016 (AirPods)
  • Fast Company, December 2016 (Apple Watch sales)
  • Computerworld, December 2016 (Apple Watch sales)
  • Fast Company, November 2016 (Apple political strategy)
  • Business Insider, November 2016 (Jony Ive)
  • Financial Times, October 2016 (Mac event)
  • The Wall Street Journal, October 2016 (Apple 4Q16 earnings)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, October 2016 (Apple 4Q16 earnings)
  • Fast Company, October 2016 (Apple 4Q16 earnings)
  • Financial Times, October 2016 (Apple 4Q16 earnings)
  • Bloomberg, October 2016 (Mac event preview)
  • Fast Company, October 2016 (Samsung recall impact on Apple)
  • The Wall Street Journal, September 2016 (Project Titan)
  • Financial Times, September 2016 (Project Titan)
  • Investor's Business Daily, September 2016 (Project Titan)
  • USA TODAY, September 2016 (Apple R&D)
  • Bloomberg, September 2016 (iPhone 7 launch)
  • Mashable, September 2016 (iPhone 7 launch)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, September 2016 (iPhone 7 launch)
  • ABC News, September 2016 (Interview at Apple keynote)
  • ABC News, September 2016 (Apple keynote preview)
  • The Wall Street Journal, September 2016 (Apple keynote preview)
  • CNET, September 2016 (Apple R&D)
  • Fortune, August 2016 (Apple Watch business valuation)
  • The Guardian, August 2016 (Apple video programming)
  • Fast Company, August 2016 (The Apple Experience Era)
  • Business Insider, August 2016 (Apple R&D)
  • The Wall Street Journal, July 2016 (iPhone cycle)
  • The Guardian, July 2016 (Apple 3Q16 earnings)
  • Huffington Post, July 2016 (Apple Watch)
  • Fortune, July 2016 (Apple Watch sales and valuation)
  • ZDNet, July 2016 (Apple Watch sales and valuation)
  • iMore "Apple Talk" podcast, July 2016 (the iPhone business) - listen here
  • Fast Company, June 2016 (Apple Watch sales and valuation)
  • Mashable's "Biz Please" podcast, June 2016 (WWDC) - listen here
  • Business Insider, June 2016 (Apple R&D / Project Titan)
  • The Wall Street Journal, June 2016 (WWDC)
  • Mashable, June 2016 (WWDC)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, June 2016 (Apple M&A)
  • ZDNet, June 2016 (Declining Apple envy in Silicon Valley)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, May 2016 (Apple in India)
  • Business Insider, May 2016 (Apple R&D)
  • The New York Times, May 2016 (Apple R&D / Project Titan)
  • The Wall Street Journal, May 2016 (Apple R&D / Project Titan)
  • Fortune, May 2016 (Apple R&D / Project Titan)
  • International Business Times, May 2016 (Apple R&D / Project Titan)
  • Bloomberg, May 2016 (iPhone sales growth)
  • CNBC, May 2016 (iPhone sales growth)
  • BGR, May 2016 (iPhone sales growth)
  • The Wall Street Journal, April 2016 (Apple Watch sales)
  • Quartz, March 2016 (iPhone SE sales)
  • The Wall Street Journal, March 2016 (4-inch iPhones & Apple keynote preview)
  • Financial Times, March 2016 (4-inch iPhones & Apple keynote preview)
  • Computerworld, March 2016 (4-inch iPhones)
  • The Going Deep with Aaron Watson podcast, March 2016 (Above Avalon) - listen here
  • CFA Institute, February 2016 (auto manufacturing)
  • NPR, February 2016 (Tim Cook) - listen here
  • Fortune, January 2016 (Wall Street narratives)
  • MarketWatch, January 2016 (Apple earnings)
  • Fortune, January 2016 (Apple earnings)
  • Mashable, December 2015 (Jeff Williams)
  • Fortune, December 2015 (Product theory)
  • Forbes, November 2015 (Apple Watch)
  • Fortune, October 2015 (Apple earnings)
  • Huffington Post, October 2015 (iPhone ASP trends)
  • Fortune, September 2015 (app ecosystem)
  • Huffington Post, September 2015 (iPhone storage)
  • Fortune, September 2015 (Project Titan)
  • Mashable, September 2015 (luxury)
  • Business Insider, September 2015 (iPad/tablet market)
  • Fortune, September 2015 (Apple original programming)
  • Macworld, August 2015 (iPad/tablet market)
  • Fortune, August 2015 (iPad/tablet market)
  • VentureBeat, August 2015 (iPad/tablet market)
  • Quartz, July 2015 (China Mobile)
  • Business Insider, July 2015 (iPhone's importance)
  • International Business Times, July 2015 (Apple earnings)
  • Fortune, July 2015 (Apple earnings)
  • Business Insider, July 2015 (Apple Watch)
  • Entrepreneur, July 2015 (Apple Music)
  • Fortune, June 2015 (Apple Music)
  • The Guardian, June 2015 (Apple Music)
  • Fortune, June 2015 (Apple Watch sales)
  • The Irish Times, June 2015 (Google I/O)
  • Business Insider, June 2015 (Apple Music)
  • Fortune, June 2015 (Apple Music)
  • International Business Times, June 2015 (Apple R&D)
  • Bloomberg, June 2015 (China and iOS apps)
  • Fortune, June 2015 (iTunes revenue)
  • BGR, June 2015 (Apple vs. Google)
  • International Business Times (iPhone user base)
  • BGR, June 2015 (iPhone user base)
  • Fortune, May 2015 (Google I/O)
  • Bloomberg, May 2015 (Jony Ive)
  • The Guardian, May 2015 (Jony Ive)
  • Fortune, May 2015 (iPhone User Base)
  • Business Insider, May 2015 (R&D)
  • BGR, May 2015 (R&D)
  • The Loop, May 2015 (R&D)
  • Fortune, April 2015 (Apple earnings - Top Apple Analyst)
  • Re/code, April 2015 (Apple earnings)
  • The Financial Exchange Radio Show, April 2015 (Apple earnings)
  • Fortune, April 2015 (iPhone sales estimate)
  • iMore, April 2015 (Apple cash)
  • Huffington Post, April 2015 (Apple Watch Launch)
  • Fortune, April 2015 (Apple Watch Pre-Sales)
  • Huffington Post, March 2015 (Tesla and Apple Merger Implications)
  • Business Insider, March 2015 (Apple Watch)
  • The Telegraph, March 2015 (Apple Watch)
  • Huffington Post, March 2015 (Apple Watch)
  • The Guardian, March 2015 (AAPL and $1 Trillion Valuation)
  • Fortune, March 2015 (AAPL into Dow)
  • Cult of Mac, March 2015 (AAPL into Dow)
  • Fortune, March 2015 (Apple Watch sales estimates)
  • Fortune, February 2015 (Apple Watch)
  • Fox Business News, February 2015 (Apple debt)
  • Business Insider, February 2015 (Apple debt)
  • Money, January 2015 (Apple earnings)
  • Fortune, January 2015 (Apple earnings)
  • Cult of Mac, January 2015 (Apple management)
  • iMore, January 2015 (Apple management)
  • Business Insider, January 2015 (Apple management)
  • iMore, January 2015 (Apple Pen)
  • iMore, January 2015 (Apple Pen)
  • BGR, January 2015 (Apple Watch)
  • TechCrunch, January 2015 (Apple Watch)
  • Money, January 2015 (Apple strategy)
  • BGR, January 2015 (Apple Watch)
  • Forbes, January 2015 (iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales share)
  • The New Zealand Herald, December 2014 (iPhone pricing)
  • Huffington Post, December 2014 (iPhone pricing)
  • Business Insider, December 2014 (iPhone pricing)
  • Huffington Post, December 2014 (iPhone)
  • The Guardian, December 2014 (Apple App Store Policies)
  • 9to5Mac, December 2014 (Apple Financials)
  • Business Insider, December 2014 (Apple Watch)
  • San Jose Mercury News, November 2014 (Apple Watch)
  • 9to5Mac, November 2014 (iPhone)
  • Huffington Post, November 2014 (iPhone) 
  • BGR, November 2014 (Beats Music)