Apple reports $64bn in revenue, citing strong wearables and services sales

November 1, 2019

The favorable report drove the tech giants stocks up 2.5% on Wednesday, as the company expands its focus beyond the iPhone Apple reported record-high quarter four earnings on Wednesday, citing strong performances in wearables and other services as the company continues to expand its focus beyond flagship products such as the iPhone. The company reported a revenue of $64bn, beating a $63bn estimate from analysts. In an earnings call, the…

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Apple Watch Series 5 review: the king of smartwatches

October 24, 2019

Always-on screen completes the package kicking competitors to the curb and becoming a top reason to buy an iPhone When Apple launched its smartwatch in 2015 to a lukewarm reception, quickly eclipsed every other smartwatch and with Swiss watchmakers combined. The latest Apple Watch Series 5 iteration, though still pricey at 399 and up, looks likely to continue the firms domination of the smartwatch market and deservedly so. If you…

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Apple Spends $1 Billion to Take Control of Its 5G Destiny

July 27, 2019

Apple said Thursday that it will spend $1 billion to buy most of Intel’s business that makes modems for smartphones—the crucial chips that connect devices to cell networks and Wi-Fi. The deal gives the iPhone maker new power to customize and control the technology inside its mobile devices at a time the industry is moving to new, faster, 5G cellular connections. Apple did not disclose how it will pay the…

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The Apple Watch Is Now the Control Center for Your Health

June 6, 2019

This week at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple executive Kevin Lynch announced multiple updates to WatchOS, the operating system that powers the company's smartwatch. (Voice memos, a calculator, streaming audio, oh my!) But the most telling features were the new additions to the watch's suite of health-monitoring tools. Beginning this fall, Apple Watch will track your activity trends over time, help protect your hearing by alerting you to harmful levels…

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WWDC 2019: What to Expect From Apple’s Big Developer Show

June 4, 2019

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off with a keynote presentation on Monday, and for many people this annual shindig is even more exciting than the company’s much-hyped fall hardware events, where it shows off the newest iPhones. That’s because the software updates announced at WWDC will impact all Apple devices, ranging from iPhones to Macs to Apple Watches. And unlike a $1,000 phone, many of these newly revealed features will…

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NYCs contactless subway turnstiles open today with Apple, Google, Samsung and Fitbit Pay support

June 2, 2019

After weeks of sporting “Coming Soon” screens, the New York City MTA’s OMNY pilot finally launched today. The system augments the city’s MetroCard swipes with new contactless screens that work with contactless prepaid credit and debit cards and a variety of different smart devices. We’ve highlighted the latter already. For starters, the system will work with Apple, Google, Samsung and Fitbit Pay, which means it will be open to a…

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What to expect from Apples WWDC 2019

June 1, 2019

Last year’s WWDC was a rare step away from hardware for the company, without a single device announcement. In fact, Apple’s gadget lines have largely been the subject of quiet releases over the past year. Ahead of the big Apple TV unveil, the company issued several press releases highlighting minor updates to flagship lines. Just last week, it did the same for the MacBook, with a quiet announcement around the…

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Apple finds wearable gimmicks really count as iPhone slips

May 11, 2019

As sales of its signature product peak a big change in strategy has emerged in the form of the Apple Watch and AirPod If Apple wants to prove to doubters that there is life beyond the iPhone, then the wrists and ears of millions of customers could provide the answer. Twelve years from the launch of Steve Jobss signature product, Apple wearables and the services that tie in to them…

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Apple Q2: iPads up, iPhones down

May 3, 2019

Today’s big story for Apple revenue was once again focused on services. That’s likely to be the tale for the foreseeable future, as the company continues to pump billions into product offerings like Apple TV+. As predicted, hardware was more of a mixed bag for the company. The iPad, a bright spot in an otherwise stagnant tablet market, also marked a key highlight for the quarter, as revenue jumped 22%…

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