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2016

Apple holds onto second place in slightly increased global smartphone market

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Apple's 40.4 million iPhones shipped during the June quarter -- a 15 percent decline year-over-year -- were still enough to keep it in second place in the worldwide smartphone market, which reversed recent trends and grew "modestly," according to research firm Canalys.

Wall Street breathes a sigh of relief after Apple's better-than-feared June quarter

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Apple's June quarter earnings came in slightly higher than expected this week, propelling shares higher by more than 6 percent back over the $100 threshold. Analysts were generally pleased by Apple's results-- here's a roundup of their responses, as collected by AppleInsider.

Microsoft Pix promises to improve iPhone photography, independent of the user

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Microsoft on Wednesday released Pix, a new photo application that utilizes the company's machine learning skills with a computational photography implementation intended to improve the quality of photos shot on an iPhone 5s or newer.

Xiaomi launches Mi Notebook Air, targeting Apple's MacBook lineup

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Best known for its smartphones, China's Xiaomi on Wednesday revealed the Mi Notebook Air, its first laptop, apparently designed to take on Apple's MacBook and MacBook Air.

Rumor: Apple to adopt USB Type-C in another upcoming MacBook, whether it's Pro or Air

Wednesday July 27, 2016

A new supply chain rumor suggests that Apple will bring USB Type-C ports from its 12-inch MacBook to another notebook in the lineup. The most likely candidate: the MacBook Pro. Here's why.

Apple's Cook, Maestri bullish on short- and long-term iPhone SE impact

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Apple's 4-inch iPhone SE is attracting switcher and new-user sales in an otherwise slow period between major iPhone releases, and supply of the sought-after model is just now catching up with demand, leaving room for future growth, according to Apple executives.

Apple supplier LG Display spends another $1.75B on flexible OLED production

Wednesday July 27, 2016

LG Display on Wednesday announced plans to spend 1.99 trillion won -- about $1.75 billion -- on a new flexible OLED production line, which could potentially help the company vie for Apple iPhone orders.

Apple preps first Mexican Apple Store ahead of push into Latin America

Wednesday July 27, 2016

While Apple's growth, or lack thereof, in Greater China grabs headlines, work continues on a planned expansion into untapped markets like Mexico, where the company is poised to open its first retail store later this year.

Australian banks say Apple Pay is anticompetitive, appeal to anti-trust regulators

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Three of Australia's major banks on Wednesday filed a joint application with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to force Apple into negotiations over the installation of third-party mobile payments software on iPhone.

Apple services will be size of Fortune 100 company by 2017, Cook says

Tuesday July 26, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook during a quarterly investor conference call on Tuesday said he expects his company's services sector, which continues to exhibit growth despite slumping iPhone sales, to generate revenues equivalent to that of a Fortune 100 company next year.

Apple CEO Tim Cook bullish on augmented reality, says company investing in AR tech

Tuesday July 26, 2016

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed investments into augmented reality solutions, saying the nascent platform holds "huge" potential.

Apple Pay exceeding expectations with 400 percent user growth in 2016

Tuesday July 26, 2016

During Apple's quarterly financial results call for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, CEO Tim Cook shed more light on Apple Pay's adoption and growth with purchasers and retailers.

Apple's China revenue dives 33% amid iPhone sales slowdown

Tuesday July 26, 2016

Apple on Tuesday announced a steep decline in Greater China revenue for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, but CEO Tim Cook is optimistic about the region's future, one of the company's most important.

More expensive iPad Pro helps boost Apple Q3 revenues despite lower unit sales

Tuesday July 26, 2016

Revenue-wise, the iPad Pro appears to have helped Apple make the iPad its only growing hardware segment during the June quarter, despite the category actually registering yet another drop in sales.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2016 conference call

Tuesday July 26, 2016

Apple's sales continue to decline across its three major platforms --iPhone, iPad and Mac --but the year-over-year losses weren't quite as bad as the market had expected. After reporting the results of its June quarter, Apple executives gave commentary and fielded questions, and notes of interest from the conversation follow.

Apple's Q3 beats expectations with $42.4B in revenue, 40.4M iPhone sales

Tuesday July 26, 2016

Though Apple's sales continue to decline year over year, the company's June quarter came in ahead of Wall Street expectations, with the company posting $42.4 billion in revenue and quarterly net income of $7.8 billion.

No charges filed in alleged gun threat involving Apple's Dr. Dre

Tuesday July 26, 2016

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department confirmed that rapper, producer, and key Apple employee Dr. Dre was temporarily detained without charges while police investigated an alleged gun threat.

Apple Music exclusive streaming venue for 'Carpool Karaoke' spinoff

Tuesday July 26, 2016

The Carpool Karaoke segment introduced to the U.S. on The Late Late Show With James Corden is being spun off from the parent show, with the new show streaming solely to Apple Music subscribers.

Home button on Apple's waterproof 'iPhone 7' won't click, will use haptic feedback instead - reports

Tuesday July 26, 2016

Much like the Force Touch trackpad on Apple's latest MacBooks, the home button on the company's next-generation iPhone won't physically click when pressed -- instead, it'll simulate a click with vibration, a pair of new rumors claim.

Deals: $100-$750 off iMacs; up to $300 off MacBook Airs; $185-$550 off 2015 MacBooks

Tuesday July 26, 2016

Apple authorized resellers are offering triple-digit discounts on iMac and MacBook configurations this week with free shipping and no tax in most states. Save up to $750 on iMacs or snap up a 13-inch MacBook Air for as low as $799. The 1.3GHz Early 2015 12-inch MacBook is also $999 this week.