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2016

Mac, iOS versions of Safari crashing due to search suggestions feature [u]

Wednesday January 27, 2016

A number of Mac and iOS users reported Safari crashing on Wednesday, in what appears to be a glitch related to the browser's search suggestions feature. [Updated]

Apple's 'iPhone 7 Plus' to sport dual-camera iSight array built on LinX imaging technology

Wednesday January 27, 2016

Apple's next-generation, jumbo-size iPhone is expected to come in a dual-camera configuration -- with optical image stabilization and zoom -- achieved through technology procured from last year's LinX acquisition, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Munster: iPhone to return to growth in 2016 despite macroeconomic worries

Tuesday January 26, 2016

Explaining Tuesday's earnings call, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said Apple's repeated allusions to macroeconomic headwinds might have "spooked" investors despite a better than expected guide on iPhone, but the analyst sees light at the end of the tunnel.

Apple guides first-ever iPhone sales decline in Q2

Tuesday January 26, 2016

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the first fiscal period of 2016, CEO Tim Cook said he expects year-over-year iPhone unit sales to decline in the current March quarter, the first downturn for iPhone since its launch in 2007.

Apple's Tim Cook calls VR 'cool' and not a niche

Tuesday January 26, 2016

Asked about the technology during a call on the company's Q1 results, Apple CEO Tim Cook called virtual reality "cool" and something with interesting applications, though he didn't tease any plans Apple might have.

Apple reaches global install base of more than 1B active devices

Tuesday January 26, 2016

Apple announced a major milestone as part of its quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, noting that more than 1 billion devices pinged its servers over the three-month period ending in December.

ExxonMobil to accept Apple Pay at the pump through Speedpass+ [u]

Tuesday January 26, 2016

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the first quarter of 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced upcoming availability for Apple Pay at ExxonMobil gas stations through that company's Speedpass+ touchless payments system.

Rising iPhone ASP in Q1 hints at healthy iPhone 6s sales

Tuesday January 26, 2016

In first quarter financial results announced on Tuesday, Apple's average selling price (ASP) for the iPhone rose to $690.50, suggesting a fairly healthy demand for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus which launched in September.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2016 conference call

Tuesday January 26, 2016

Apple's biggest quarter ever was something of a mixed bag for the company --it sold more iPhones than ever, but the company also expects revenues to fall next quarter. Following the announcement of its first quarter of fiscal 2016 results, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow.

Apple sees growth in China amid currency headwinds, contraction in US and Japan

Tuesday January 26, 2016

Apple revenues exhibited regional growth in China over the first fiscal quarter of 2016, but currency headwinds clipped the company's wings, prompting the release of so-called "supplemental material" to explain what some might view as concerning trends.

Apple sells 74.8M iPhones, rakes in $75.9B in revenue in company's biggest quarter ever

Tuesday January 26, 2016

The 2015 holiday shopping season was the biggest quarter in Apple's history, with profits of $18.4 billion earned thanks to yet another record performance for the iPhone.

Microsoft launches business-oriented News Pro aggregator for iPhone, Web

Tuesday January 26, 2016

Microsoft on Tuesday introduced News Pro, a news aggregator for both iPhones and the Web that takes a different tack thanks to its dependence on Bing News, and a focus on business-related topics instead of general interests.

iOS's News app to incorporate some subscription-only content - report

Tuesday January 26, 2016

Apple will soon reportedly allow publishers to offer subscription-only articles through iOS's News app, gating some content behind paywalls normally reserved for separate apps or the Web.

Fake Apple retail stores on the decline in China

Tuesday January 26, 2016

As Apple has expanded its retail presence in China, the number of knockoff locations falsely parading as official Apple Stores has declined in the city of Shenzhen, a new report reveals.

Wall Street expects $76.5B in revenue from Apple in record breaking holiday quarter

Tuesday January 26, 2016

Apple this afternoon is expected to reveal that it just concluded its biggest quarter in the company's history, with Wall Street watchers projecting an average of $76.5 billion in revenue from the holiday period.

Microsoft Windows Phone chief Joe Belfiore tweets from an Apple iPhone

Tuesday January 26, 2016

In the midst of a monthslong leave of absence from his post as head of the company's operating systems group, longtime Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore on Tuesday tweeted from an iPhone, which made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.

Deals: B&H's Super Bowl big screen TV super sale; $50-$70 off Mac minis; $30 off iPad mini 4

Tuesday January 26, 2016

In anticipation of next month's Super Bowl, B&H for the next few days is bringing back Black Friday pricing and bonus incentives (free Gift Cards, free WD Passport Drives, free Soundbars, free Tvs) on a huge selection of Samsung, Sony XBR, LG, and VIZIO big-screen TV sets -- all with free shipping and no sales tax outside NY. Plus 13" MacBook Airs for $899 and Mac minis from $449.

Rumor claims next-gen Apple Watch going into mass production in Q2

Tuesday January 26, 2016

A questionable rumor on Tuesday indicated that the second-generation Apple Watch will go into mass production in the second quarter of 2016, with Quanta Computer remaining as the sole manufacturer.

Apple's $59M Australian tax bill in the spotlight as international tax row continues

Tuesday January 26, 2016

Apple Australia recorded a gross tax rate of slightly more than 1 percent in 2015, Australian government records indicate, focusing attention once again on the iPhone maker's international tax strategy.

UK's Barclays may add long-delayed Apple Pay support in March

Tuesday January 26, 2016

Barclays should, after a long wait, add support for Apple Pay sometime in mid- to late March, according to an email from one of the U.K. bank's top executives.