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2019

Analysts positive on Apple's results, seeing signs of iPhone demand recovery

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Analysts are weighing in on Apple's quarterly financial results the morning after its release, with generally favorable impressions of iPhone shipments better than anticipated and the growth of Services.

Editorial: Apple's super obvious secret -- Services is software

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Over the past few years, Apple has increasingly directed analysts' attention to its growing revenues from a segment it calls Services. However, it's common to hear even Apple's happiest of customers frown at the idea, which is often cynically portrayed as an effort by the company to wring even more money from its premium hardware buyers. But the reality is that Services are largely software-- and Software Sells Systems.

Apple's Carnegie Library store in Washington D.C. opening May 11

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Apple will be opening its Apple Store at Carnegie Library on May 11, telling customers to "create the next chapter" at the Washington D.C. location in a six-week StoryMakers Festival that celebrates the creative history of the location.

Apple declares iPad 2 obsolete eight years after Steve Jobs launched it

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Apple has updated its list of 'vintage and obsolete products' with the addition of the iPad 2, the last device that Steve Jobs launched at an Apple event.

Apple Pay launching soon in the Netherlands

Wednesday May 01, 2019

ING bank has announced on Twitter and its official site that Apple Pay functionality will be coming to the Netherlands shortly.

Apple loses industrial design team member to Airbnb

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Apple's industrial design group has lost another employee, as 8-year veteran Miklu Silvanto was recently hired away by Airbnb to contribute to a project launched by the home rental giant's Samara design studio.

Apple TV+ to launch as for-pay subscription service, Cook suggests

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Potentially ending months of speculation surrounding Apple's planned pricing policy for Apple TV+, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday hinted that the upcoming original content service will be available on a subscription basis.

Apple iPhone shipments declined 30% in Q1, now in third place behind Samsung and Huawei

Tuesday April 30, 2019

According to the latest estimates from market research firm IDC, Apple shipped 36.4 million iPhones during the first quarter of 2019, down a whopping 30% from the same time last year.

Apple plays consumer safety card in 'Right to Repair' fight

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Lobbyists representing Apple recently met with lawmakers over the passage of so-called "right to repair" legislation, warning that consumers could hurt themselves if they attempt to open and fix iPhone.

Tim Cook says settling Qualcomm dispute was "important for both companies"

Tuesday April 30, 2019

While declining to comment in any detail about Apple and Qualcomm's settling of a sprawling worldwide legal dispute, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that his company is "glad to put the litigation behind us."

Apple's wearables business swells to $5.1B in Q2, about 75% of Apple Watch buyers were new users

Tuesday April 30, 2019

One highlight from Apple's financial results was that its "Wearables, Home, and Accessories" business hit a Q2 record, racking up $5.1 billion in revenue.

Eric Schmidt not seeking re-election to Alphabet's board of directors

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Long-time Google board member, and three-year Apple board member Eric Schmidt won't be on Alphabet's board of directors after his term expires on June 19, 2019.

Apple Pay coming to NYC transit in July, NFL in time for regular season

Tuesday April 30, 2019

In revealing Q2 results Apple CEO Tim Cook made several announcements related to Apple Pay, including launch windows for New York City transit and the NFL.

Apple hit all-time Services record in Q2, expects half a billion paid subscribers by 2020

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Announcing Apple's second fiscal quarter of 2019 results, CEO Tim Cook has revealed that the company's various services earned it $11.5 billion in the last quarter. The company has over 390 million paid subscriptions and expects to reach half a billion during 2020.

Cook says Apple's China performance on the rise, trade war less of a threat

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook sounded a positive note on China in announcing the company's March-quarter results, saying sales there are looking better.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2019 earnings report and conference call

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Following the publication of its second fiscal quarter of 2019 results, encompassing January through March, Apple provided additional detail surrounding the continuing situation in China, as well as more information about the Services business in an earnings conference call.

Apple earns $58B in revenue as services hit all-time high of $11.5B

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Apple has earned revenue of $58 billion in the second quarter of the 2019 fiscal year, according to its financial results revealed on Tuesday, with the earnings per share raising to $2.46 and services reaching record highs.

Chinese iPhone sales may have seen 'worst decline in two years'

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Suggesting Apple won't recover in the country anytime soon, the company reportedly saw its worst decline in Chinese iPhone shipments of the past two years during the March quarter.

Quicktime 7, Carbon, Ink, Apple's hardware RAID support predicted to be gone in macOS 10.15

Tuesday April 30, 2019

QuickTime7, Carbon, Ink, and Apple's own hardware RAID support look to be on the chopping block for macOS 10.15, along with the removal of support for 32-bit apps.

Facebook launches redesigned iOS app, promises Messenger for macOS & more

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Facebook announced a bevy of changes during its F8 conference keynote on Tuesday, among them a redesigned iOS app and Messenger for macOS.