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2015

Market watchers see buying opportunity as Apple shares slide after June quarter miss

Wednesday July 22, 2015

Lofty expectations were beyond the reach of Apple last quarter, sending shares tumbling more than 7 percent. But a number of bullish analysts see the stock pullback as a buying opportunity for investors, who can get in at a cheaper price before the launch of new iPhones.

Killer 5-Day Deal: Free AppleCare with all early-2015 13" MacBook Pros & $119-$200 off custom configurations

Wednesday July 22, 2015

For the next 5 Days or until supplies run out, readers can get 3 years of AppleCare free plus instant discounts on all of Apple's standard early-2015 13" MacBook Pros, or save between $119 and $200 on select custom configurations with exclusive coupon codes. In each case, these deals deliver the lowest prices ever for each of these new models.

Beta testers can no longer post app reviews in prerelease iOS versions

Wednesday July 22, 2015

It appears that Apple is disallowing iOS 9 beta users to submit app reviews -- positive or negative -- with the latest build released on Tuesday, a feature that was becoming an increasingly irritating thorn in the side of developers since Apple opened its public beta program earlier this year.

Apple reinstates Home Sharing in latest iOS 9 beta, tweaks Handoff interface

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Apple made good on a promise to return music Home Sharing to iOS with the release of its fourth iOS 9 beta on Tuesday, a build which also came with a few minor user interface adjustments including a new way of displaying Handoff panes in the app switcher.

Apple's quarterly R&D spending soars past $2B mark for first time

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Apple's operational expenditures on research and development activities surpassed $2 billion for the first time ever during the company's third fiscal quarter of 2015, a number equal to 4.1 percent of total net sales.

Cook denies Apple Watch sales 'collapse,' says shipments peaked in June

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Despite estimates to the contrary, Apple Watch sales didn't fall off a cliff just months after launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday, adding the device actually posted its best-ever performance in June.

Apple plans to increase Watch's retail availability in anticipation of major holiday demand

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Apple is planning to further improve retail availablity of the Apple Watch ahead of the holiday shopping season, working on the assumption that the device will be a hot gift item, CEO Tim Cook revealed on Tuesday.

Apple's Chinese revenues surge 112% in Q3 to lead worldwide growth

Tuesday July 21, 2015

Apple's Chinese revenues shot ahead 112 percent year-over-year during the June quarter to over $13.2 billion, reflecting the growing importance of the country to Apple's bottom line even as other regions also showed significant growth.

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.