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Since lumping devices like iPod, Apple TV and Beats hardware together under an umbrella accounting category named "Other products" in January, Apple has only seen the segment bleed out. That ended Tuesday when the company announced "Other" jumped 56 percent sequentially during the third fiscal quarter of 2015, attributed at least in part to Apple Watch sales. Investors and industry pundits alike have been waiting for Apple's "Other" results since the company announced...
Apple continued its record breaking streak on Tuesday, posting its highest ever June quarter earnings with revenue of $49.6 billion, led by sales of 47.5 million iPhones and 4.7 million Macs. Quarterly net profit was $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share, up from $7.4 billion in profit and $37.4 billion in revenue in the same quarter of 2014. "We had an amazing quarter, with iPhone revenue up 59 percent over last year, strong sales of Mac, all-time record revenue...
The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly expanded its inquiry into Apple's policy of forcing companies to turn over 30 percent of subscription revenue earned through the App Store, issuing subpoenas to streaming services that compete with Apple Music. There is no word on exactly what information the commission is seeking with the subpoenas, which were reported by The Verge, or which services have received them. It's likely that the list includes one or more of...
Apple's three forthcoming software updates were given new beta releases on Tuesday, allowing developers to test the latest builds of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and watchOS 2. The fourth beta of iOS 9 is identified as build 13A4305g. It arrives less than two weeks after the third beta was supplied to developers. The fourth beta of watchOS 2, meanwhile, is labeled as build 13S5305d, and El Capitan is 15A226f. All three software updates are scheduled to officially launch to...
Apple's iPhone 6 has remained the top selling smartphone for ten months in a row, with sales actually increasing in May, blocking Samsung's flagship phone from taking the top spot for the quarter. According to a report by Counterpoint Research, iPhone 6 has dominated sales in every quarter since its launch in September 2014. In previous years, Apple's iPhone has consistently taken the top sales spot after its launch during the Christmas holiday quarter and first...
Three German carmakers -- Audi, BMW, and Daimler -- have together agreed in principle to buy Nokia's Here mapping service, in a deal estimated to be worth just over ?2.5 billion ($2.71 billion), a report said on Tuesday. Nokia has been talking exclusively with the three carmakers, and an agreement could be signed "in the next few days," a source told the Wall Street Journal. The latter parties, though, are expected to turn around and invite other car companies to buy...
With Samsung expected to reveal its new iPhone 6 Plus competitor as soon as next month, a trio of recently-leaked images appears to confirm previous rumors about the device's name and release date while showing off an anticipated gold offering. A purported in-store demonstration unit of the S6 Edge+, published by German website All About Samsung, shows a scaled-up S6 Edge carrying the rumored S6 Edge+ branding. Samsung will be pitting the S6 Edge+ --?as well as the...
Apple and IBM on Thursday announced 10 new MobileFirst enterprise apps, raising the total to 32, while focusing on several new areas including business travel, shift management, and field operations. The travel apps include Travel Plan -- offering up trip recommendations and itineraries on an iPhone -- and Travel Track, which provides information on an iPhone or Apple Watch while a trip is in progress, with a special emphasis on linking up business colleagues. The...
A range of Apple's cloud-based services, including the App Store, iTunes, and even OS X Software Update were affected on Tuesday, likely from excess traffic associated with MTV's 2015 Video Music Awards nominees exclusively revealed on Beats 1. Apple's own System Status page indicates that the outage began on Tuesday just before 10 a.m. Eastern. That's when MTV had advertised it would announce the 2015 VMA nominees on Apple's Beats 1 radio station. The outage affected...
Security technology firm Sonavation on Tuesday announced a technology allowing ultrasonic fingerprint sensors to be embedded under Corning Gorilla Glass, potentially paving the way for anticipated iPhone designs without home buttons. Such sensors are bonded directly to the display. Sonavation claimed that its 3D scanning technology can remain accurate in all situations, even if a finger is moist, oily, or dirty. In June, AppleInsider learned that Apple is working on...
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