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2015

Apple Watch sales beat iPhone, iPad through 9 weeks, CFO Luca Maestri says

Tuesday July 21, 2015

The Apple Watch has sold more units in the first nine weeks following its launch than either the iPhone or iPad did at the same point after their respective releases, Apple CFO Luca Maestri said on Tuesday.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2015 conference call

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Record setting sales of the iPhone pushed Apple to its best June quarter ever, with profit of $10.7 billion. Following the announcement, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of inventory follow.

Apple's 'Other' segment swings positive for first time, suggests strong Apple Watch performance

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Since lumping devices like iPod, Apple TV and Beats hardware together under an umbrella accounting category named "Other products" in January, Apple has only seen the segment bleed out. That ended Tuesday when the company announced "Other" jumped 56 percent sequentially during the third fiscal quarter of 2015, attributed at least in part to Apple Watch sales.

Apple sells 47.5M iPhones in record-breaking Q3, revenue jumps 33% to $49.6B

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Apple continued its record breaking streak on Tuesday, posting its highest ever June quarter earnings with revenue of $49.6 billion, led by sales of 47.5 million iPhones and 4.7 million Macs.

FTC begins issuing subpoenas in App Store investigation triggered by Apple Music - report

Tuesday July 21, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly expanded its inquiry into Apple's policy of forcing companies to turn over 30 percent of subscription revenue earned through the App Store, issuing subpoenas to streaming services that compete with Apple Music.

Apple releases fourth betas of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, watchOS 2 to developers

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Apple's three forthcoming software updates were given new beta releases on Tuesday, allowing developers to test the latest builds of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and watchOS 2.

iPhone 6 continues to dominate best seller list, blocks Samsung Galaxy S6 from top spot

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Apple's iPhone 6 has remained the top selling smartphone for ten months in a row, with sales actually increasing in May, blocking Samsung's flagship phone from taking the top spot for the quarter.

Audi, BMW, Daimler on verge of buying Nokia Here mapping service for $2.71B

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Three German carmakers -- Audi, BMW, and Daimler -- have together agreed in principle to buy Nokia's Here mapping service, in a deal estimated to be worth just over 2.5 billion ($2.71 billion), a report said on Tuesday.

Leaked images seemingly confirm Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge+ with gold color option

Tuesday July 21, 2015

With Samsung expected to reveal its new iPhone 6 Plus competitor as soon as next month, a trio of recently-leaked images appears to confirm previous rumors about the device's name and release date while showing off an anticipated gold offering.

Apple, IBM add 10 more MobileFirst enterprise apps covering field work, shift tracking & more

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Apple and IBM on Thursday announced 10 new MobileFirst enterprise apps, raising the total to 32, while focusing on several new areas including business travel, shift management, and field operations.

Apple Music, App Store, iTunes & more buckle under VMA announcement traffic

Tuesday July 21, 2015

A range of Apple's cloud-based services, including the App Store, iTunes, and even OS X Software Update were affected on Tuesday, likely from excess traffic associated with MTV's 2015 Video Music Awards nominees exclusively revealed on Beats 1.

New tech bonds fingerprint sensors under Gorilla Glass, could allow button-free iPhones

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Security technology firm Sonavation on Tuesday announced a technology allowing ultrasonic fingerprint sensors to be embedded under Corning Gorilla Glass, potentially paving the way for anticipated iPhone designs without home buttons.

Apple, Samsung continue to pace global smartphone market as Xiaomi jumps into top 5

Tuesday July 21, 2015

South Korean electronics giant Samsung and California-based Apple remained the two largest sellers of smartphones around the world in the second quarter, data released this week shows, while Chinese brands like Huawei and Xiaomi continue to make inroads.

NYT cites absence of top iOS apps in search of Apple Watch failure

Tuesday July 21, 2015

The New York Times published a report on Sunday questioning why the new Apple Watch doesn't run Facebook or Snapchat, two titles "missing" from the 7,400 apps that currently exist for watchOS. However, the newspaper left out material facts that undermine its bleak portrayal of what is clearly the most successful new product category introduction since iPad, and by far the most successful wearable launch.

Apple invents natural tap-based gesture input for nudging onscreen objects, selecting text

Tuesday July 21, 2015

A patent granted to Apple on Tuesday reveals a novel mode of mobile device gesture input that turns taps detected on non-touchscreen surfaces, like the side of an iPhone, into granular on-screen controls.

New Zealand Apple Watch prices start at NZ$599, top out at NZ$30,000

Monday July 20, 2015

Days after announcing Apple Watch would launch in New Zealand on July 31, Apple updated its regional online storefront to reveal prices starting at 599 New Zealand dollars (about $395) for aluminum Apple Watch Sport models and up to NZ$30,000 for top-end Edition versions.

Google, Facebook, others push for rehearing over damages in Apple v. Samsung patent case

Monday July 20, 2015

Google, Facebook, eBay, H-P and other Silicon Valley players, along with various interest groups, are asking the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals to rehear a decision that denied Samsung's plea for damage limitations in an ongoing patent lawsuit involving Apple.

Apple hires longtime auto executive, stokes electric car rumors

Monday July 20, 2015

It came out Monday that Apple hired automotive manufacturing and quality control executive Doug Betts, suggesting the company is moving forward with a potential heavy industry project rumored to be an electric vehicle.

Spotify introduces Discover Weekly playlists tailored to individual listeners

Monday July 20, 2015

Spotify on Monday launched potential Apple Music curation competitor Discover Weekly, a new playlist feature promising more personalized recommendations for its on-demand streaming service.

NFL Game Pass to offer on-demand games on Apple TV, other Apple devices

Monday July 20, 2015

The NFL will reportedly offer U.S. fans full games on the Apple TV for the first time on July 31, when it will launch an overhauled, domestic Game Pass service on multiple platforms.