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2017

iPad quarterly sales grow year-over-year for the first time since 2013, best non-holiday quarter in two years

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple's most recent quarter of iPad sales is not only the first time that iPad sales have grown year-over-year since 2013, but its best non-holiday quarter for sales of the tablet for two years.

Apple's strong Q3 results marred by 10 percent hit in China from iPhone competition

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple's otherwise solid June-quarter results were held back by a 10 percent year-over-year revenue drop in China, likely caused by the iPhone's slipping position in the local market.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2017 conference call

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple again saw its sales and revenue grow in the third fiscal quarter of 2017, with $45.4 billion in revenue on strong iPhone, iPad and Mac sales. Following the news, the company held a conference call with media and analysts, and notes of interest follow.

Apple's services business alone now the size of a Fortune 100 company, beats out Facebook

Tuesday August 01, 2017

With Tuesday's earnings report, Apple has officially met its projections of its services alone being the equivalent to a Fortune 100 company.

Apple posts strong $45.4 billion in revenue on growing sales of 41 million iPhones

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple again saw its sales grow year over year in the June quarter, the company revealed on Tuesday, with $45.4 billion in revenue exceeding Wall Street expectations, again driven by strong iPhone sales, but also growth in its iPad and Mac businesses.

Apple's 2017 Q3 sales get a boost from weakening US Dollar overseas

Tuesday August 01, 2017

When Apple releases earnings later today, there could be concerns about the lack of any progress on U.S. tax reform--including deep cuts to health care spending aimed at enabling a huge tax cuts--or the repatriation of its overseas cash. On the other hand, political chaos in America has further weakened the US Dollar, enhancing Apple's foreign earnings in Fiscal Q3.

Avid makes limited version of movie editing tool Media Composer free for macOS

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Video editing company Avid has released a cut-down version of its composition software for free, in the form of "Avid Media Composer | First" for both Apple's macOS and Microsoft's Windows.

Apple Pay gets 26 more issuing partners in US, UK, Australia, Canada & Japan

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers to include 21 more U.S. banks and credit unions, plus another five institutions spread across Australia, Canada, Japan, and the U.K.

Microsoft launches 'Surface Plus,' adapting iPhone Upgrade Program concept to PCs

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Microsoft on Tuesday introduced "Surface Plus" and "Surface Plus for Business," two ownership plans that appear to mimic Apple's strategy with the iPhone Upgrade Program.

Trade-in Deals: Sell your used iPhone for cash and lock in a $10 to $20 bonus ahead of the 'iPhone 8'

Tuesday August 01, 2017

The best time to sell your old iPhone or iPad is in the weeks before Apple introduces new models, like the "iPhone 8," which is expected to debut this fall. Here's a guide to help you sell your old device for the highest value to Apple, Gazelle, BuyBackWorld, Next Worth, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services.

Latest HomePod firmware leak indicates skiing workouts coming to Apple Watch

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Code strings unearthed from early HomePod firmware suggest that Apple is planning to add skiing to the Apple Watch's Workout app, presumably alongside this fall's watchOS 4.

New user interface sounds unique to Apple's HomePod pulled out of released firmware

Tuesday August 01, 2017

The delve into the HomePod firmware continues, with enterprising coders extracting resources including user interface sounds from the device.

Drama in Apple's quarterly earnings expected from 'iPhone 8' launch guidance, not actual results

Tuesday August 01, 2017

After the close of business on Tuesday, Apple will report the results for what is seasonally its slowest quarter of the year, with Apple and industry watchers predicting around $44 billion in revenue. But all eyes are on Apple's guidance for the fourth fiscal quarter, to see how confident the company is about the "iPhone 8" launch.

Apple tells India to extend tax breaks to suppliers if it wants iPhone manufacturing hub

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple is asking the Indian government to extend tax breaks to suppliers if it wants them in the country alongside iPhone assembly, according to a report.

Apple pulls host of 'binary trading' apps on demand by Australian government

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple and Google have agreed to pull 330 binary options trading apps from the App Store and Google Play at the request of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission, which expressed concerns about numerous instances of fraud.

Watch: HomePod firmware reveals 'iPhone 8' details

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple inadvertently released firmware for its forthcoming HomePod speaker over the weekend, and in doing so leaked loads of information related to a next-generation iPhone.

HomePod firmware points to 'iPhone 8' split status bar, tap to wake, embedded Touch ID in question

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Digging deeper into HomePod firmware that was released over the weekend, developer Steven Troughton-Smith is coming up with additional details surrounding Apple's next-generation iPhone, including what could be confirmation of a split status bar user interface and a new "tap to wake" feature.

Apple cuts Beats headphone and speaker prices, but better deals can be had elsewhere

Monday July 31, 2017

Apple on Monday updated its online storefront to reflect minor discounts on certain Beats products, including both in-ear and over-ear headphones, as well as the Beats Pill+ portable speaker.

Apple's sustainable forests now offset paper used in product packaging

Monday July 31, 2017

Apple's efforts to achieve a net-zero impact on the world's virgin fiber are paying off, as the company is now protecting or has created enough sustainable forestland to cover all paper packaging products.

Apple's TestFlight beta testing platform now supports up to 10,000 users

Monday July 31, 2017

Apple on Monday announced an expansion to TestFlight that allows up to 10,000 users to beta test apps prior to release on the App Store.