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2017

US homebuilder Brookfield makes Apple HomeKit standard in new homes

Wednesday May 03, 2017

U.S. homebuilder Brookfield Residential on Wednesday announced that all of its new southern California communities will by default come with Apple HomeKit accessories, making them controllable via Siri or iOS 10's native Home app.

Tim Cook to appear on CNBC's 'Mad Money with Jim Cramer' for third consecutive spring

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook will take to "Mad Money with Jim Cramer" Wednesday evening on CNBC to discuss Apple's latest earnings, and the future of Apple.

Cook claims Q2 iPhone performance better in light of channel inventory cuts

Wednesday May 03, 2017

While iPhone shipments were down year-over-year in the March quarter to 50.8 million, Apple CEO defended this in Tuesday's results call, citing a simultaneous reduction in channel inventory by 1.2 million units.

Tim Cook says Apple is 'investing aggressively' in the future of the Mac

Wednesday May 03, 2017

In Tuesday's Apple earnings conference call, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook declared that the company was "investing aggressively" in the Mac, signaling that meaningful refreshes are in the pike for years to come.

Volkswagen makes iPhone internal standard, Capital One adopts Mac & Apple Watch

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Two more large corporations -- German automaker Volkswagen, and U.S. bank Capital One -- are deploying Apple products as internal standards, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during the company's quarterly results call.

13" MacBook Pro Deals: $1,399 base model ($100 off); 512GB Touch Bar + AppleCare for $1,999 ($250 off); 1TB config $2,299 w/ no tax in 48 states

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on Late 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros this week with $100 discounts on non-Touch Bar models and up to $250 off Touch Bar configs with AppleCare. Plus, enjoy free shipping and no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Wall Street dismisses Apple's March quarter as minor speed bump, price targets raised at UBS & Cowen

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Apple's second fiscal quarter of 2017 was largely a mixed bag, in the eyes of investors, who saw some positives but were also disappointed by some results. Analysts reacting to the quarterly results were largely indifferent on the short term, remaining focused on growth of the company's Services business and an anticipated "iPhone 8" super-cycle.

'Hulu With Live TV' service and streaming app launches on iPhone, iPad

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Hulu has launched its rumored "Hulu with Live TV" service with an app debuting on the iOS App Store, offering live streaming access to major television networks -- but similar to the early DirecTV launch, the service is labeled as beta.

With AirPods, Beats & surging Apple Watch sales, Apple's wearables business the size of a Fortune 500 company

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Apple Watch sales "nearly doubled year-over-year" in the March quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during the company's quarterly results call, helping to push combined wearables revenues into Fortune 500 levels.

Inventec allegedly tapped for Apple's rumored standalone Siri speaker product

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Long-time Apple supplier Inventec has been selected by Apple to churn out Apple's rumored Siri speaker, if supply chain reports out of China are to be believed.

Apple Pay adds support for 21 U.S. banks, HSBC in Australia

Tuesday May 02, 2017

Overshadowed by Apple's earnings call for the second fiscal quarter of 2017, Apple Pay on Tuesday officially added support for 21 new U.S. financial institutions, as well as HSBC for Australian customers.

Friday Labs ships crowdfunded smart lock, adds HomeKit compatibility

Tuesday May 02, 2017

Two years after a successful funding round on Indiegogo, startup Friday Labs on Tuesday said it began shipping its HomeKit-enabled Friday smart lock to backers, while at the same time opening pre-orders to new customers.

Major apps pull support for Apple Watch

Tuesday May 02, 2017

After going largely unnoticed for weeks, AppleInsider discovered a few major companies like Google and eBay recently pulled their dedicated Apple Watch apps from the App Store. AppleInsider takes a closer look at the quiet removals and what it means for watchOS in this video.

Back in stock! Apple AirPods ready to ship for delivery in 2-5 business days, grab them while you can

Tuesday May 02, 2017

Back in stock! Shoppers can order Apple AirPods from AT&T Wireless for delivery in two to five business days depending on the shipping method selected, beating Apple's reported 6-week wait.

Apple increases R&D spend to nearly $2.8B in fiscal Q2

Tuesday May 02, 2017

Apple increased its research and development budget to nearly $2.8 billion during the second fiscal quarter of 2017, meaning the company spent a almost $5.7 billion on the line item over the past six months.

Apple's Tim Cook says increasing pace of 'iPhone 8' leaks hurting sales

Tuesday May 02, 2017

Some of Apple's problems with iPhone sales can be traced to more rapid leaks posted on news sites, CEO Tim Cook claimed during a quarterly results call on Tuesday.

Apple's growing cash hoard surges to $256.8 billion

Tuesday May 02, 2017

As of the end of the March quarter, Apple held $256.8 billion cash on hand, with the vast majority of it held overseas awaiting possible repatriation tax reform -- if the U.S. government is inclined to cooperate.

Apple services, "Other" revenue sources impress with massive Q2 growth

Tuesday May 02, 2017

In a strong second fiscal quarter performance, both services and the "other" categories stand out, with 18 percent and 31 percent growth versus 2016, respectively.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2017 conference call

Tuesday May 02, 2017

After returning to growth for the holiday quarter, iPhone sales dipped once again in the March frame, though Apple's revenue grew to $52.9 billion. Following the news, the company held a conference call with media and analysts, and notes of interest follow.

Apple to boost capital return program by $50B, extended for full year

Tuesday May 02, 2017

Despite revealing mixed quarterly results on Tuesday, Apple simultaneously announced plans to extend its capital return program by $50 billion and a full year, reaching the $300 billion mark by March 2019.