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Apple reported the biggest quarter in its history this week --?and one of the largest by any company ever -- by nearly every metric imaginable. AppleInsider puts those mind-boggling numbers into perspective. Apple could fund the entire Apollo program using cash on hand, with enough left over to buy 5 nuclear aircraft carriers. Note: All numbers refer to the quarter ending Dec. 27, unless otherwise noted. $179 billion: Apple's cash-on-hand. $131.4 billion: The total...
Starting Feb. 2, customers walking into an Apple Store may notice something a little different as employees are expected to wear newly designed crew neck or polo shirts in a familiar shade of blue, but with repositioned and resized white Apple logos. The new shirt choices, shown above in a company email obtained by AppleInsider, appear to be the next step in Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts' plan to clean up Apple Store operations. The updated attire is not...
In a prepared statement issued on Tuesday, Universal Studios announced the full cast list for its upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, currently titled "Steve Jobs," including actresses set to play Jobs' daughter Lisa at three different ages. Source: CNET According to the release, obtained by SlashFilm, Universal's forthcoming film has started principal shooting in San Francisco under the direction of Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle. Penned by Aaron Sorkin, another...
Apple Watch owners may never need to worry about being outbid in an eBay auction again, as a new job listing posted by the Internet auctioneer suggests advanced development of a bespoke Apple Watch app. Those familiar with eBay know that keeping tabs on live bids is crucial to winning an auction, and eBay is apparently working on a project that could potentially stream results directly to your wrist, according to a recently posted job listing for an Apple Watch software...
As many industry analysts predicted, iPad sales saw a steep year-over-year decline for the first fiscal quarter of 2015, but CEO Tim Cook is optimistic and sees great potential in Apple's upcoming hardware pipeline. For the quarter ending in December, iPad shipments clocked in at 21.4 million units, down 18 percent from just over 26 million sold during the same period last year. The sales decline spurred a 22 percent dip in year-over-year revenue, bringing in about $9...
Apple Pay now accounts for two out of every three dollars processed through contactless payment systems, a huge achievement for Apple's NFC-based solution that debuted less than three months ago. During Apple's quarterly conference call for the first quarter of 2015, company CEO Tim Cook announced huge uptake for Apple Pay since its activation in October, saying he expects even more growth as the year progresses. "We are more confident than ever that 2015 will be the...
During its quarterly conference call on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the company had sold its one billionth iOS device in the December quarter, a device that will be kept at Cupertino for posterity. Apple's one billionth iOS device shipment, a number calculated from total iPhone, iPad and iPod touch sales, is emblematic of the mobile operating system's global appeal and marks a momentous achievement for the consumer electronics space. "On Nov. 22, we shipped...
Apple on Tuesday announced a record smashing $74.5 billion in revenue with the usual suspects U.S. and Europe sales ticking the highest numbers, but China is quickly moving in on second place after bringing in a huge $16.1 billion. For the quarter ending in December, Apple raked in $18 billion in net profit on $74.6 billion in revenue -- the biggest quarter for any company in history -- up 30 percent year-over-year. The company saw revenue grow in all sectors,...
During Apple's quarterly conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook said Apple Watch development is on track and expects to launch the device in April, coming in just under the company's "early 2015" promise. After months of waiting on addition Apple Watch details, Cook confirmed the device will ship sometime in April, later than industry expectations and rumors. The Apple chief noted everything is on schedule as seen by internal range estimates and the project is in fact...
Apple reported the biggest quarter in its company's history on Monday, selling nearly 100 million iPhones and iPads to earn $74.6 billion in quarterly revenue. Following the announcement, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow. Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones in its first quarter of fiscal 2015, leading it to $18 billion in profit. Participating in Monday's call were Apple Chief Executive...
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