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A video published on Wednesday compares a case supposedly built to wrap Apple's next-generation iPhone with Google's LG-made Nexus 5 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 phablet, offering new perspective on the device's possible size. Source: Unbox Therapy via YouTube After pictures of purported "iPhone 6" cases made the rounds online last week, YouTube channel Unbox Therapy got its hands on the product for a closer look. As seen in the clip, the case is substantially larger...
Over two thirds of people registering an iPad in the last six months were new to iPad, while over half of those registering iPhone were new to iPhone, Tim Cook revealed, highlighting the attraction and loyalty effects Apple is observing in its products. Cook noted, "Our strong March quarter results bring us to total revenues of over $103 billion for the first six months of the [fiscal] year and earnings per share growth close to double-digits. We estimate that over the...
A report on Wednesday claims Apple's next-generation iPhone may employ a curved chassis design and accompanying display glass, a vast departure from the substantially squared-off design used on existing Apple handsets. Squair's "Curvaceous Bumper." | Source: Squair Citing a "trusted source," Japanese blog Mac Otakara reports the so-called "iPhone 6" will sport "rounded" edges and a curved display glass much like the design seen on Samsung's Galaxy S III. The...
During Apple's quarterly earnings conference call, chief executive Tim Cook said he looked forward to welcoming Angela Ahrendts as the company's new retail and online leader next week, while offering public thanks to outgoing chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer. Apple's retail operation finally gets a leader Last week, a report by the The Guardian speculated that Ahrendts wouldn't leave her current position as chief executive of Burberry until June. Apple had...
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday said that Microsoft's Office for iPad is a "key franchise" in enterprise, an area where Apple is pushing for tablet dominance, but admitted the software could have come a bit sooner. While Cook offered a good deal of praise for Office, saying Microsoft's productivity suite is a good fit for iPad, the Apple chief tempered his enthusiasm by pointing out how long the Redmond, Wash.-based company took to bring the software over "Office is...
Apple has bought two-dozen companies in the last 18 months, it was revealed on Wednesday, and more deals are likely on the way, with Tim Cook describing Apple as "on the prowl" for potential acquisitions that make sense. Speaking during his company's quarterly earnings conference call, Cook told analysts that Apple is on the lookout for companies with talented employees and "great technology." But a key factor for those acquisitions is that they "fit culturally," the...
As the tail end of Apple's quarterly conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook threw out a somewhat surprising statistic, saying the company has sold some 20 million Apple TV units since the unit launched in 2007. Answering a question from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster regarding Amazon's recent get of HBO content for Fire TV, Cook said Apple has now sold 20 million Apple TVs. During Apple's February shareholder meeting, Cook said he would stop calling the product a...
During its quarterly conference call for the second quarter of 2014 on Wednesday, Apple announced huge growth for its iPhone lineup, while iPad sales were For iPhone, Apple hit 43.7 million iPhones worldwide, up from 37.4 million unit sales in the same period from 2013. The 6.3 million uptick represents growth of 17 percent year-over-year. "We're very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue from services," Apple CEO Tim...
Apple surprised the market on Wednesday by not only beating expectations for its second fiscal quarter of 2014, but also announcing a 7-for-1 stock split, increased share buybacks, and a a higher quarterly dividend. Following the announcements, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow. Participating in the call were Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer,...
Apple on Wednesday released its quarterly earnings for the second quarter of 2014, announcing a seven-for-one stock split coming in June, as well as a boost to share buybacks now capped at $90 billion. After announcing earnings of $45.6 billion in revenue and $10 billion in profits, Apple announced a split granting each AAPL stock owner six shares for each share owned, while its board raised buyback authorization to $90 billion. Apple's 7-for-1 stock split will take...
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