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2017

Apple's growing cash hoard surges to $256.8 billion

Tuesday May 02, 2017

As of the end of the March quarter, Apple held $256.8 billion cash on hand, with the vast majority of it held overseas awaiting possible repatriation tax reform -- if the U.S. government is inclined to cooperate.

Apple services, "Other" revenue sources impress with massive Q2 growth

Tuesday May 02, 2017

In a strong second fiscal quarter performance, both services and the "other" categories stand out, with 18 percent and 31 percent growth versus 2016, respectively.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2017 conference call

Tuesday May 02, 2017

After returning to growth for the holiday quarter, iPhone sales dipped once again in the March frame, though Apple's revenue grew to $52.9 billion. Following the news, the company held a conference call with media and analysts, and notes of interest follow.

Apple to boost capital return program by $50B, extended for full year

Tuesday May 02, 2017

Despite revealing mixed quarterly results on Tuesday, Apple simultaneously announced plans to extend its capital return program by $50 billion and a full year, reaching the $300 billion mark by March 2019.

Apple falls just shy of expectations with $52.9B in revenue, iPhone sales dip again to 50.8M

Tuesday May 02, 2017

Apple on Tuesday revealed the results of its second quarter of fiscal year 2017, earning $52.9 billion in revenue and posting year-over-year growth, but once again saw iPhone sales shrink from the same period a year ago.

ParkerVision extends RF tech patent lawsuit against Apple to iPhone 7 in U.S., Germany

Tuesday May 02, 2017

After a successful patent battle with Samsung, RF chip designer ParkerVision heats up its legal battle with Apple, adding the iPhone 7 to a list of infringing devices in lawsuits underway both in Germany and in the U.S.

New Elevation Lab BatteryPro charging kit contains integrated Apple Watch charger

Tuesday May 02, 2017

Accessory manufacturer Elevation Lab has launched a battery pack with a built-in Apple Watch charging base, eliminating the need to buy Apple's charging cable for use with the device.

In two-pronged attack, Microsoft intros low-end Windows 10 S, high-end $999+ Surface Laptop

Tuesday May 02, 2017

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the Surface Laptop, a new PC aimed at the educational market, despite having a $999 base price tag with 4 gigabytes of non-upgradeable RAM and 128 gigabytes of storage.

Apple cruises past old market capitalization record, may hit $800 billion before earnings

Tuesday May 02, 2017

As the NASDAQ opened on Tuesday morning, Apple's stock price at the opening bell drove its market capitalization above historical highs, with $800 billion in sight and possibly reachable before the quarterly earnings report.

New charity auction offers lunch with Tim Cook at Apple Park HQ

Tuesday May 02, 2017

A new Charitybuzz auction benefiting Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is, as in the past, offering lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook -- this time however at the company's new headquarters, Apple Park.

App Store price increases mandated by Apple now in effect in EU, with new 0.49 euro tier

Tuesday May 02, 2017

Apple has made good its promises to increase App Store pricing in the European Union, with pricing including a pair of new low-cost tiers in effect since Tuesday morning's refresh.

Twitter adds 11 more streaming offerings in live video push

Tuesday May 02, 2017

Shortly after annnouncing a 24/7 streaming news deal with Bloomberg, Twitter has revealed another 11 video offerings, covering not just news but sports, music, and other fields.

Apple invention uses RFID tags, Apple Watch to track food nutrition

Tuesday May 02, 2017

As Apple wades further into health industry waters with products like Apple Watch, the company on Tuesday was granted a patent for technology that would allow food vendors to embed nutritional information in device-readable RFID tags. The solution presents a unique and partially automated solution to calorie counting, one of the more laborious aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Apple Watch support returning to Google Maps 'in the future,' Google says

Monday May 01, 2017

Google on Monday responded to revelations that the latest Google Maps update is stripped of all Apple Watch support, saying it expects to return compatibility with Apple's wearable at some point in the future.

Apple declares last polycarbonate MacBook model obsolete

Monday May 01, 2017

Apple on Monday added a handful of MacBook models to a running list of "obsolete" and "vintage" hardware, including 2010's 13-inch MacBook, the last of the company's laptops to feature a polycarbonate outer shell.

Watch AppleInsider's Apple Pro discussion live

Monday May 01, 2017

AppleInsider editors Daniel Eran Dilger and Victor Marks are in New York City to discuss the current state of Apple's pro-level hardware with the people that use it. If you're not in NYC, don't worry, you can watch a livestream of the event right here.

Hulu signs NBCUniversal, affiliates for imminent live TV service

Monday May 01, 2017

Hulu on Monday annouced a deal to bring NBCUniversal on board for its upcoming live TV service, securing the last of the four major U.S. broadcast networks plus its associated specialty channels, such as Syfy and Telemundo.

Apple's AirPods achieve 98% customer satisfaction in new study

Monday May 01, 2017

According to recent survey conducted by market research firm Creative Strategies, a record breaking 98 percent of AirPods owners said they were either "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with the wireless headphones.

Apple approaches all-time market cap record as investors await Q2 FY17 earnings

Monday May 01, 2017

Apple's stock price on Monday hit a new record at the close of business of $146.57, with the stock sitting less than a dollar away from beating the old market capitalization record set in 2015.

Apple adds Spike & Nickelodeon to Apple TV's universal search, expands 'TV' app support

Monday May 01, 2017

Apple has updated universal search on the fourth-generation Apple TV with support for Spike, Nickelodeon, and Nick. Jr., while separately expanding the number of services compatible with its "TV" app for both tvOS and iOS devices.