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2019

Apple shipped 66 million iPhones in fiscal Q1 2019, estimates Strategy Analytics

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Strategy Analytics estimates Apple's iPhone shipments during the October-December quarter to be around 66 million, a sharp decline from the previous year.

Facebook pays users to sideload data-gathering VPN in apparent violation of Apple privacy policies [u]

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Facebook appears to be once again flouting Apple's developer guidelines regarding user privacy, as a report on Tuesday reveals the social media giant is paying users ages 17 to 35 to install a VPN that aggressively monitors usage habits.

Cook confirms iPhone upgrades are on the decline as users 'hang on' to hardware for longer periods

Tuesday January 29, 2019

During Apple's quarterly financial results call, CEO Tim Cook reported that iPhone sales are down in part because of existing users who were on subsidized contracts are now finding unbundled prices too expensive.

Cook reaffirms Apple's plans for original TV content

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook reaffirmed Apple's commitment to original TV content during its quarterly conference call, though many details remain unknown.

Apple says 900M iPhones in the wild, 1.4B active devices total at end of December

Tuesday January 29, 2019

In its quarterly results call on Tuesday Apple revealed that there are more than 900 million iPhones in its install base, forming the lion's share of active devices.

Apple's Q1 figures show precipitous 26.7 percent revenue drop in China

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Apple on Tuesday detailed what CEO Tim Cook only hinted at earlier this month, acknowledging a 26.7 percent drop in its December-quarter Chinese revenues.

Apple Music grows to 50 million subscribers, Apple News up to 85M monthly users during holiday quarter

Tuesday January 29, 2019

During Apple's quarterly conference call, the iPhone maker reported its highest quarterly music revenue ever thanks largely to Apple Music, while its overall services business grew leaps and bounds.

Apple to lower iPhone pricing in key markets after sluggish December quarter

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Following the release of Apple's earnings report on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook revealed the company is planning price changes for iPhones overseas to goose sales of the device after sluggish sales in China and other regions during the important holiday quarter.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2018 earnings report and conference call

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Following the publication of its first fiscal quarter of 2019 results, encompassing the holiday season, Apple provided additional detail surrounding the decline of sales in China, as well as more information about the Services business in an earnings conference call.

Apple earns $84.3B in revenue as iPhone earnings declined 15 percent in 2018 holiday quarter

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Apple's revenue for the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year reached $84.3 billion, just as the company advised earlier in January in a revised down forecast, financial results revealed on Tuesday, with earnings per share increasing year-on-year to $4.18.

Imminent iPad, iPad mini refresh appears to include Smart Keyboard support

Tuesday January 29, 2019

The next revision of the iPad may include support for a Smart Keyboard in addition to the Apple Pencil, according to prominent Apple developer Steve Troughton-Smith, suggesting that the new device will lean more towards the iPad Pro than previous models.

Apple was told about Group FaceTime privacy bug more than a week before closing access

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Apple may have known about the Group FaceTime privacy bug a week before the company disabled the feature, with one Twitter user claiming to have informed Apple of the issue discovered by their child the previous Monday.

Apple adds 50 new 'Today at Apple' sessions in three categories

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Apple on Tuesday announced the creation of more than 50 new "Today at Apple" sessions for its retail stores, split into three categories: Skills, Walks, and Labs.

Month-end Apple deals: $296 HomePods; $869 MacBook Airs; $999 12" MacBooks; $1,599 27" iMacs

Tuesday January 29, 2019

These Apple markdowns deliver the lowest prices available on current hardware, but the deals won't last long. Save hundreds on 12" MacBooks, 13" MacBook Airs, 27" iMac 5Ks, 2018 MacBook Pros and more.

OWC ships second-gen ThunderBlade SSD supporting Thunderbolt 3 daisy chains

Tuesday January 29, 2019

OWC on Tuesday released an updated version of its ThunderBlade external SSD, equipped with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining and in some cases a speed boost.

A new iPod Touch is coming soon, if the rumor mills are correct

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Rumors of a new iPod Touch are coming in from multiple sources, suggesting there's a good chance we'll be seeing a refresh soon. AppleInsider goes over the rumors, and tells you what to expect.

Casper enters smarthome gear with iPhone-connected Glow bedside lamp

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Casper, until now known for its mattresses, on Tuesday launched the Glow -- a bedside sleep light with its own gesture and iPhone controls.

Apple's 'Project Titan' researching a smart seatbelt that could control a CarPlay device

Tuesday January 29, 2019

An offshoot of research from Apple's "Project Titan" car project is work on a smart seat belt that could be used to control a car's entertainment or even self-driving system in the future.

Fortnite gains controller support on iPhone and iPad with latest update

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Epic on Tuesday released an update to its popular battle royale-focused shooter Fortnite, adding support for third-party gamepads on iPhones and iPads.

Apple's 'experiential retail' success lies in improving a customer's life claims Angela Ahrendts

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Apple is excelling at retail because it has different aims to other stores, retail chief Angela Ahrendts advised in an interview, with the company bucking the trend of store closures though "experiential retail" and providing education to the customer, rather than just selling merchandise.