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We were just telling you that Apple has had the most profitable quarter in the history of any company and now it's time to speak about another amazing record.
During Apple’s Q1 earnings call with investors, CEO Tim Cook announced that the company sold its billionth iOS device back in November.
He said that the billionth device was a 64GB iPhone 6 Plus and that Apple is going to keep it at its headquarters in honor of the milestone.
The news comes as Apple has sold a new record of iPhones and it has witnessed an all-time high revenue coming from app sales.
Google said it activated more than 1 billion Android devices back in September of 2013, but what Apple has managed to achieve on its own is indeed something absolutely incredible.
Apple is an amazing company and it's also one of the best in the world at making money. And the most conclusive proof to that are the disclosed financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter which ended December 27, 2014.
Apple posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit of $18 billion. In the year-ago quarter, Apple had a revenue of $57.6 billion and a net profit of $13.1 billion. So, as we can see, the company increased its profits by almost 5 billion dollars.
And, as it turns out, this wasn't just Apple's best quarter yet, but also the biggest in history of any company. The previous record belonged to Russia’s Gazprom natural gas extractor company, at $16.2 billion in a quarter.
$18.04 billion in a single quarter means that Apple made...
Apple fans need to keep an eye out in April. Tim Cook just revealed that the Apple Watch will launch sometime during that month. Cook revealed this info during Apple's conference call for their Q1 2015 financial earnings report.
He didn't get anymore specific than the month of April, but at least it's a start!
Apple mobile device owners may be pleased to see a new update rolling out to their devices sometime soon starting today. Apple just started pushing out a new OTA update of iOS which is version 8.1.3. The update is relatively minor, but for those affected by the minor bugs, it should be appreciated.
Here's a quick breakdown of what is fixed or added:
Fixed an issue which prevented some users from entering their Apple ID passwords for Messages and FaceTime
Fixed a bug that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results
Fixed a problem that prevented multitasking gestures from working on the iPad
Reduces the amount of storage space required to perform an iOS update
Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing.
This update was small enough from Apple's...
Snapchat has today announced via its official blog that it is launching a new feature—Discover, which it describes thus:
“Snapchat Discover is a new way to explore Stories from different editorial teams. It’s the result of collaboration with world-class leaders in media to build a storytelling format that puts the narrative first. This is not social media.
“Social media companies tell us what to read based on what’s most recent or most popular. We see it differently. We count on editors and artists, not clicks and shares, to determine what’s important.”
After setting out its stall, Snapchat goes on to say that Discover “has been built for creatives,” which is why it is different. The company says that artists are too often forced to “accommodate new technologies in order to...
Ahrendts, Apple's SVP of Retail, Starts Recruiting US-based Retail Employees for New stores in ChinaAngela Ahrendts, the former Burberry CEO that took over as Apple's senior vice president in 2014, seems to be ready to take Apple's retail presence in China to a new level.
According to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, Ahrendts has been actively recruiting US-based retail employees for new stores in China. Apple's SVP has sent a memo to retail workers, saying 200 employees from US Apple Stores have already agreed to make the move. Here are some more details:
Apple Senior Vice President of Retail Angela Ahrendts is continuing to go all in on growth in China. In video messages to employees in recent days and weeks, Ahrendts has been recruiting employees from United States-based Apple Retail stores to relocate to China to help build up Apple’s retail efforts in the region.
In a note to...
Martin Hajek is a 3D designer known for his stunning renderings of upcoming Apple products. His latest work consists in some high-quality renders of what he imagines to be the iPad Pro along with the rumored stylus accessory. Here's what the designer said about his digital creation:
As you can see the bezel is ‘back’, comparing the ‘Pro’ with the Air 2 and Mini 3 shows a much larger bezel-area. Other changes include having speaker holes on both the top and bottom of the iPad.
Rumour has it that Apple will also release a stylus to be used with the iPad Pro – I came up with a simple design which borrows the design language of the iPad Pro
Hajek also talks about functionality, saying that his rendered iPad Pro also includes a capacitive +/- slider for additional operations,...
Pandora Internet Radio is a music streaming and automated music recommendation service which has more than 250 million users in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Obviously, many of them are mobile users who own an iPhone, iPod or iPad.
The official Pandora app for iOS users has been revamped with a fresh look and new features. Let's have a look at the official changelog:
With the new Personalization Icon, the Thumb History for your favorite stations is at your fingertips
Accidentally thumbed a song up or down – now you can un-thumb simply by re-tapping the Thumb Icon
We’ve included a new Mini-Player so you can control your music while you browse your track history
Stay in the loop when new music is added to your favorite stations and much more with our redesigned...
MCVUK reports today that Apple has changed its refunds policy in the European iTunes store. Apparently the change actually took place last month, but no one noticed until now!
Previously, anyone that requested to be able to return any digital purchase from iTunes and get their payment refunded would have their request dealt with individually on a case-by-case basis, with Apple having the final decision on whether or not the customer’s request for a refund would be granted.
Now, however, any digital purchase can be returned, and the customer refunded their money, within 14 days of purchase. The change brings Apple into line with new digital retail rules in Europe that say that customers are entitled to a refund on all purchases, including digital purchases.
By law, a refund does not...
Apple has updated its iTunes Store app on iOS and desktop with a new “Free on iTunes” section that is now available on the homepage. This new feature will allow Apple users to find free content much easier, without having to waste a lot of time browsing for these items.
The “Free on iTunes” tab shows music and full length TV show episodes that can be downloaded free of charge.
You will find there such content as songs by Asking Alexandria, Machine Head, Rogue Wave, and episodes from TV shows like 12 Monkeys, Backstrom, and more. By the looks of it, this seems to be more indie content, instead of media coming from big production names.
The new section seems to be available only in the US iTunes Store for now, but it could gradually roll out to other countries, as well.
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