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July 20, 2019
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Sales of iPhones down year-on-year despite popularity of iPhone XR in US

The iPhone XR was the best-selling smartphone in the United States in the second quarter, according to research from Kantar, but the share of iOS device sales seem to have slipped in both the US and major European markets while … Continue reading

July 4, 2019
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Comments Off on Almost all iCloud services down for some users including Photos, Mail, Backup, Find My Friends, Contacts, Calendars, more [U]

Almost all iCloud services down for some users including Photos, Mail, Backup, Find My Friends, Contacts, Calendars, more [U]

Apple is experiencing issues with most of its iCloud services today. Users are having trouble signing into iCloud and accessing their accounts, along with Photos, Mail, Backup, Find My Friends, Contacts, Calendars, and more seeing downtime. Apple Stores are also … Continue reading

May 14, 2019
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Facebook staring down possibility of 20 years of FTC oversight to end privacy probe

Facebook’s negotiations with the Federal Trade Commission to end an investigation into the social network’s alleged privacy violations may involve a 20-year period of government oversight, with a deal between the two potentially a month away from completion. AppleInsider – … Continue reading

April 26, 2019
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Wall Street expects AAPL Q2 2019 revenue to be down 5-6%; more iPhone price-cuts likely

Tuesday will see AAPL Q2 2019 revenue announced by the company, and the Wall Street consensus is that Apple will announce numbers somewhere around the midpoint of its $ 55-59B guidance. That would represent a year-on-year decline of around 5-6%. … Continue reading

March 29, 2019
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Texture app shutting down on May 28 in wake of Apple News+ launch

Following the launch of its Apple News+ magazine subscription service, Apple is preparing to close down the standalone version of Texture for all users at the end of May, with the notice of closure urging customers to try out the … Continue reading

February 9, 2019
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iPhone replacement cycles slowing down to four years, pose threat to services, analyst says

One of Apple’s greater revenue threats is the increasing likelihood that iPhone owners will hold onto old models rather than spend ever-higher amounts on upgrades, according to a new analyst memo. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

January 30, 2019
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Strategy Analytics: Apple shipped 65.9 million iPhones during Q1 2019, down 15 percent YOY

Apple today reported its Q1 2019 earnings, and for the first time, did not disclose unit sales for the iPhone, iPad, or Mac. In lieu of Apple’s official numbers, Strategy Analytics is out this evening with its look at iPhone … Continue reading

December 19, 2018
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Amazon drops 2018 iPads down to $229 ($100 off) with free delivery by Christmas

In what is the lowest price we’ve seen to date on Apple’s 2018 9.7-inch iPad, Amazon has units in stock at just $ 229, a discount of $ 100 off MSRP. What’s more, these tablets ship for free with delivery … Continue reading

November 12, 2018
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Broadway shows turning to iPads to simplify production & cut down on waste

Lagging behind some other industries, stage shows on New York City’s Broadway and elsewhere are finally beginning to turn to tablets — specifically the iPad — to replace giant stacks of paper. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

April 19, 2018
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9to5Mac Happy Hour 169: FCC leaks gold iPhone X as Apple doubles down on secrecy

This week Benjamin and Zac talk about recent Amazon Alexa features and HomePod sales, Apple’s leaked memo on stopping leaks, the FCC’s gold iPhone X leak, and the potential for third-party Apple Watch faces. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on … Continue reading

March 11, 2018
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Initial pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S9 reportedly down compared to Galaxy S8 sales

Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, may be underperforming compared to the previous model, with a report on South Korean sales and an analyst’s pre-order note suggesting the main rival to Apple’s iPhone’s launch is lower than the electronics … Continue reading

February 13, 2018
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Voters shoot down human rights committee proposal at Apple shareholders meeting

A proposal to create an Apple human rights committee was defeated in voting during Tuesday’s shareholders meeting, AppleInsider can confirm. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

January 5, 2018
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Watch: Why Apple slows down older iPhones and what you can do about it

Apple recently revealed that it throttles the performance of older iPhones with degraded batteries in order to prevent potential operational troubles like random shutdowns. Find out more about modern battery technology and how you can avoid unwanted performance hits in … Continue reading

December 15, 2017
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Reminder: After 20 years, AIM officially shuts down tomorrow

As originally announced back in October, AIM is officially shutting down tomorrow, December 15th. Largely the pioneer of online messaging, AIM has been around for 20 years, having originally launched all the way back in 1997… more… 9to5Mac

November 7, 2017
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NYT: Apple shifted offshore cash hoard to Jersey after Ireland shut down [update]

Update: Apple has responded with an extensive statement on its newsroom site. It says corporate tax rate on foreign earnings is 21 percent, and 35 percent on income from overseas investments. It says “no operations or investments were moved from … Continue reading