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2017

Analysts raise Apple targets, see shares going as high as $156 after best-quarter ever

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Led by the blockbuster debut of the iPhone 7 series, Apple exceeded Wall Street's expectations with its holiday quarter, sending shares of the company's stock higher and prompting analysts to revise their price targets upward.

GoPro puts iPhone-connected Karma drone back on sale after fixing power loss issues

Wednesday February 01, 2017

GoPro on Wednesday re-released the Karma, its first aerial camera drone, having dealt with an issue that was causing some early models to drop out of the air.

Participating companies shed light on Apple's secretive 'Mobility Partner Program'

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Beyond commerce giants IBM, SAP, and Cisco, Apple works with other businesses under the auspices of its "Mobility Partner Program" -- which isn't widely discussed. But a recent loosening of Apple's fabled secrecy has led a few smaller companies to open up about their experiences with the program.

Killer Deals: 15" MacBook Pro for $1,399; DJI Inspire 1 Pro drone for $2,799; $800 off DJI Inspire 1 Raw

Wednesday February 01, 2017

In what is the absolute lowest price available, eBay has Apple refurbished Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pros for $1,399.99 ($600 off) with no tax collected outside NY. B&H is also slashing prices of DJI Inspire 1 Pro and Raw drones by $600-$800 today only with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Apple's Q1 iPhone numbers knock Samsung out of first place in global marketshare

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Apple's record iPhone sales during the December quarter allowed it edge ahead of Samsung and once again become the world's top smartphone vendor, though not for whole of 2016, according to new research data.

Following Mario's mobile success, Nintendo plans to release 2-3 new iPhone games each year

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Fresh off announcing results for "Super Mario Run"-- which for now remains an exclusive to Apple's iPhone -- Nintendo will reportedly be sticking to a schedule of just two or three mobile games per year.

Apple pushes AirPods firmware 3.5.1 to synchronized iPhones with minor bug fixes

Wednesday February 01, 2017

A firmware update for Apple's AirPods is being distributed now, which brings undisclosed bug fixes to Apple's sought-after wireless earbuds.

Apple Pay transactions up 500 percent in Q1, Comcast to support bill payments soon

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Apple Pay did extremely well in the December quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed this week, growing transactions 500 percent year-over-year thanks in part to the platform now being in over a dozen markets worldwide.

Huawei hires 'I'm a Mac' pitchman to take on Apple in US ad blitz

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Actor Justin Long, who in the mid to late 2000s served as the de facto face of Apple for his part in the "Get a Mac" ad campaign, has been hired by Huawei to star in a new series of commercials touting the Chinese upstart's smartphones.

Apple weighing legal action against Trump immigration ban, to match employee donations to refugee relief funds

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is mulling legal options in light of President Donald Trump's recent executive order on immigration, while he personally puts pressure on "very, very senior people in the White House" to repeal the policy.

Prince songs expected to hit Apple Music, other streaming services on Grammy's night

Tuesday January 31, 2017

More than 19 months after Prince pulled his songs from all streaming music services save for Jay-Z's Tidal, the musician's estate is set to release a selection of top hits to Apple Music and other providers on Feb. 12, according to reports.

Facebook reportedly developing video app for Apple TV

Tuesday January 31, 2017

In its latest push toward becoming a video-first company, Facebook is said to be working on a video content delivery app designed for set-top streaming boxes like Apple TV.

Cook calls Apple's $1B litigation against Qualcomm a 'last resort'

Tuesday January 31, 2017

In Tuesday's post-earnings conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated that while the company is not a fan of litigation, Qualcomm's actions and refusal to negotiate fair patent licensing terms forced the iPhone maker to sue.

Apple sees light at end of tunnel in China as revenues stabilize on constant currency basis

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Though Apple posted record-setting highs for the first quarter of 2016, revenues are still facing headwinds in China due to a weak yuan and continuing difficulties wth the Hong Kong market.

Apple Watch sales set new 'record' during holidays, but no numbers revealed

Tuesday January 31, 2017

A "record" number of Apple Watches were sold in Apple's fiscal first quarter of 2017, CEO Tim Cook said on Tuesday, though the company is still refusing to break out specific figures.

Apple still acquires 15-20 companies per year, Cook says no size is too large to consider

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed on Tuesday that his company's ambitions as far as acquisitions continues apace, with no acquisition apparently too big or too small for the company to consider from a strategic standpoint.

Tim Cook: Repatriation of $231B in overseas cash would be 'very good for the country and good for Apple'

Tuesday January 31, 2017

With the newly anointed administration of U.S. President Donald Trump signaling a business-friendly environment, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said he's hopeful that his company will be able to finally bring some of its massive $231.3 billion cash hoard back home at a reasonable tax rate.

Apple iPad decline continues with 19 percent drop in holiday quarter

Tuesday January 31, 2017

In contrast with Mac and iPhone performance, the iPad continued a long-term decline in Apple's first fiscal quarter of 2017, seeing shipments fall 19 percent year-over-year.

Apple's iPhone hits ASP of $695 in record-setting fiscal Q1

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Apple returned to growth during the holiday quarter thanks in large part to iPhone, sales of which hit an all-time high of 78.3 million units with an average selling price of $695, also a record.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2017 conference call

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Apple returned to growth and exceeded Wall Street expectations on Tuesday, when it reported record revenue, profits and iPhone sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Following the news, the company held a conference call with media and analysts, and notes of interest follow.