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2016

Apple services stand out as bright spot in otherwise rough Q2

Tuesday April 26, 2016

Services revenue was perhaps one of the few comforts for Apple in its second-quarter financial results shared on Tuesday, growing 20 percent year-over-year to $5.99 billion, setting an all-time record for the company.

Apple Music surpasses 13M paid subscribers on strong services growth

Tuesday April 26, 2016

During Apple's quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook revealed Apple Music now serves more than 13 million paying subscribers, adding two million customers in as many months.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2016 conference call

Tuesday April 26, 2016

Calling it a "busy and challenging quarter," Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook gave commentary and fielded questions on his company's fiscal 2016 second quarter. Notes of interest from the call with investors and the media follow.

Apple adds $50B to capital return program, increases quarterly dividend by 10%

Tuesday April 26, 2016

In announcing its first quarterly revenue decline in 13 years, Apple on Tuesday said it will infuse another $50 billion into an ongoing capital return program, a move that comes with a $35 billion boost to the company's share repurchase initiative.

iPhone sales fall to 51.2M, Apple earns $50.6B in revenue in disappointing March quarter

Tuesday April 26, 2016

Apple's second fiscal quarter of 2016 officially marks the first time ever that iPhone sales saw a year-over-year decline, as the company shipped 51.2 million handsets on its way to $50.6 billion in total sales.

FBI still deciding whether to allow review of San Bernardino iPhone exploit

Tuesday April 26, 2016

The FBI has yet to decide whether an exploit used to crack the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook will even be reviewed for possible disclosure, agency director James Comey said on Tuesday.

Google mimics Apple Watch with conveniently swappable 'Mode' Android Wear bands

Tuesday April 26, 2016

Taking a page from the simple customization of the Apple Watch, Google on Tuesday announced it is launching a new lineup of Android Wear bands that can be easily replaced to give a wearable device a fresh look.

Dropbox's 'Project Infinite' will let users browse cloud files without syncing locally

Tuesday April 26, 2016

Cloud storage service Dropbox on Tuesday announced "Project Infinite," a new feature that will let people browse cloud files on their desktop without having to have the content synced locally.

Apple drops third iOS 9.3.2 beta for developers

Tuesday April 26, 2016

It's that time of the week again, as registered developers who hit Software Update on their testing devices or log in to the Apple developer portal will find a shiny new preview of iOS 9.3.2 waiting.

Google joins Uber, Ford, others to advocate self-driving car adoption

Tuesday April 26, 2016

Several high-profile companies -- Google, Ford, Uber, Lyft, and Volvo -- have joined together in a new coalition, looking to persuade both the public and the U.S. government about the benefits of self-driving cars, with the particular goal of knocking down any legal barriers that might interfere.

Nokia buys health & fitness gear maker Withings in deal worth $192 million

Tuesday April 26, 2016

Nokia Technologies on Tuesday announced a planned takeover of health and fitness accessory maker Withings, in a deal valued at 170 million, or about $192 million.

What Smart Connector charging could mean for the 'iPhone 7' and beyond

Tuesday April 26, 2016

Now that we know Apple will let its Smart Connector do more than just clip on a keyboard, rumors that it will make its way from the iPad Pro lineup to the iPhone make much more sense. AppleInsider takes a look at the changes that might bring.

iPhones sold in India will require panic button starting in 2017

Tuesday April 26, 2016

As of January 1, 2017, all phones in India -- including iPhones -- will have to have some form of panic button to improve the security of women in the country, according to a new government order.

Wells Fargo believes 'iPhone 7' will reaccelerate Apple growth, sell 80M+ this holiday

Tuesday April 26, 2016

With Apple set to report its first-ever year-over-year decline in iPhone sales this afternoon, analysts continue to look forward to the anticipated "iPhone 7" launch in hopes that it will re-stimulate growth.

First look: Logi Base is the first device to charge your iPad Pro via Smart Connector

Tuesday April 26, 2016

Apple's magnetic Smart Connector is no longer just for keyboard accessories. The new Logi Base Charging Stand with Smart Connector uses the input capabilities of the new port to recharge both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.

Apple by itself earns +40% of the profits of Silicon Valley's top 150 companies

Tuesday April 26, 2016

While the world waits to see just how many iPhones, iPads and Macs Apple sold in the March quarter, a report on the top 150 firms in California's Silicon Valley shows that Apple earned more than 40 percent of the region's total profits in 2015, and its revenues grew 2.5x as fast as its peers year over year.

Apple 'seems willing' to help repair, access iPhone of teen lost at sea

Monday April 25, 2016

Eight months after two Florida teenagers disappeared on a fishing trip in 2015, an iPhone recovered from the pair's recently discovered boat might yield answers as to their fate. And Apple is reportedly willing to help.

Apple reportedly winding down recruiting efforts, lays off all contract recruiters

Monday April 25, 2016

Ahead of Apple's earnings call, a report on Monday claims the company is reevaluating its recruiting program, a move that could potentially affect more than 100 current employees.

Apple expands iPhone Upgrade Program to include online purchases

Monday April 25, 2016

As of Monday, customers looking to purchase a new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus through Apple's website can take advantage of the company's iPhone Upgrade Program, an interest-free, two-year payment plan that lets buyers trade up to a new handset each year.

Charity auction for lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook hits $110K

Monday April 25, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, Apple CEO Tim Cook is auctioning off a private lunch at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., with proceeds going to Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.