This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about Apple's fiscal third-quarter 2017 earnings call, plus all the information that's hidden in the HomePod firmware.
AppleInsider editors Neil Hughes and Victor Marks discuss:
- Apple Services was the star of the earnings call, at double the revenue Google makes.
- Mac unit sales are up slightly year over year, in a landscape where PC sales and revenue are down.
- Don't call it a comeback: The iPad is on the rebound.
- It doesn't look like there will be a dip in revenue ahead of the fall product launches.
- iPhone rumors: HomePod firmware leaks show an icon for the new iPhone - bezel-less with cameras at the top center.
- A split status bar.
- Tap to Wake.
- A 5.15" display area with 2436x1125 resolution - in addition to a separate "function area" screen below that.
- Facial detection and facial expression detection.
- HomePod will have 1GB RAM, may run apps (eventually).
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Show note links:
- Microsoft website reveals Touch Cover keyboard for Apple's iPad
- Apple's MacBook Pro, iMac sales beat all industry estimates, defeat contracting market
- Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2017 conference call
- Latest HomePod firmware leak indicates skiing workouts coming to Apple Watch
- New user interface sounds unique to Apple's HomePod pulled out of released firmware
- HomePod firmware points to 'iPhone 8' split status bar, tap to wake, embedded Touch ID in question
- Further Apple HomePod firmware spelunking shows 1GB of RAM, 272x340 screen
- HomePod firmware digging affirms 'iPhone 8' will have 5.15" display area with 2436x1125 resolution
- Former Google exec Vic Gundotra praises Apple iPhone 7 Plus camera, says Android photography years behind
- New concept art shows how Apple may adapt iOS 11 to 'iPhone 8' display notch
- Estimates peg Apple Watch at third place in wearables with 2.8M units in June quarter
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