Day: May 1, 2018

Tim Cook: iPhone X is a 'Super Bowl Winner' Even if You Wanted It to Win 'By a Few More Points'

During today’s earnings call covering the second fiscal quarter of 2018, Apple CEO declined to provide specific information on iPhone X sales, but he did suggest that the new device has been selling well, a major contrast to reports that have suggested poor sales and waning orders. According to Cook, customers chose the iPhone X …

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Apple's Wearable Business is the Size of a Fortune 300 Company

Apple’s “Other Products” category, which includes AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, HomePod, Beats products, iPod touch, and other Apple-branded and third-party accessories brought in nearly $4 billion in revenue, up an impressive 38 percent compared to the year-ago quarter that brought in $2.9 billion in revenue. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the Apple Watch, …

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Apple Announces $100 Billion Share Repurchase Program

During today’s second quarter earnings release, Apple said that it is launching a new share repurchase authorization of $100 billion, with a 16 percent increase in quarterly dividend. Apple expects the execution of its previous $210 billion share repurchase authorization to wrap up by the end of the current quarter, three quarters earlier than originally …

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Apple's Services Revenue Up 31% Year-Over-Year in 2Q 2018, App Store Sets New Quarterly Revenue Record

Apple’s services category has continued to see rapid growth and it is becoming an increasingly important revenue driver for Apple. In the second fiscal quarter of 2018, Apple’s services brought in $9.19 billion in revenue, up 31 percent compared to the $7 billion in revenue services earned in the second quarter of 2017. For the …

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Apple Pay to Launch in Norway, Poland, and Ukraine Soon

Apple is planning to expand Apple Pay to Norway, Poland, and Ukraine in the near future, Apple CEO Tim Cook said this afternoon during Apple’s earnings call covering the second fiscal quarter of 2018. Cook did not provide specific information on a potential launch date, beyond the announcement that it would be coming “in the …

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Apple Reports Q2 2018 Results: $13.8B Profit on $61.1B Revenue, 52.2M iPhones

Apple today announced financial results for the second fiscal quarter of 2018, which corresponds to the first calendar quarter of the year. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $61.1 billion and net quarterly profit of $13.8 billion, or $2.73 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $52.9 billion and net quarterly profit of $11.0 …

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Standalone VR Headset 'Oculus Go' Now Available for Purchase for $199

During the F8 Facebook Developer Conference this morning, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of the Oculus Go, the latest virtual reality headset from Oculus, which is owned by Facebook. Priced at $199, the Oculus Go is Oculus’ first standalone VR headset, which Zuckerberg said represents the “first really affordable standalone virtual reality headset.” …

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Facebook Gaining Watch Party, Overhauled Groups, and New Dating Feature

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this morning hosted a keynote event for the F8 developers conference, where he unveiled several new features that are coming to the social network. Watch Party is a new Facebook feature that will allow you to watch videos while also chatting with your friends. When introducing the feature, Zuckerberg joked about …

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Instagram to Gain Revamped Explore Tool, Video Chat and AR Camera Effects

At today’s F8 developer conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled some new features that are coming soon to Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. Instagram’s Explore tab will be getting a new look that’s more focused on various topics. Facebook also plans to add a new video chat feature to Instagram, allowing two or more …

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Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 4.3.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.3.1 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the first watchOS 4.3.1 beta and a month after releasing watchOS 4.3. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS 4.3.1 beta can be downloaded through …

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Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second beta and a month after releasing the macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update. The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 beta can be downloaded through Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the …

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Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 11.4 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 11.4 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second beta and over a month after releasing iOS 11.3, a major update that introduced several new features. Registered developers can download the new iOS 11.4 beta from Apple’s Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper …

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Facebook Working on 'Clear History' Tool for Ads and Analytics

Ahead of Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook is building a new “Clear History” privacy control option to erase some of the data Facebook has collected. Zuckerberg likens the new Clear History tool to the ability to clear cookies and cache on a web browser. Zuckerberg says it “will be …

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Tim Cook Shares Lifesaving Apple Watch Story After Teen Goes Into Kidney Failure

A recent study claimed that the Apple Watch can detect abnormal heart rhythms with 97 percent accuracy, and today Apple CEO Tim Cook shared a new story in which the company’s wearable device did just that, saving someone’s life in the process. Speaking with Tampa, Florida’s ABC affiliate WFTS, 18-year-old Deanna Recktenwald said that one …

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