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 performance during the quarter… more… The post Strategy Analytics: Apple shipped 65.9 million iPhones during […]

Apple replaced 11 million iPhone batteries in 2018, up from its usual of 1-2 million

Following Apple’s revision to its Q1 2019 earnings, it was revealed that Tim Cook would hold an all-hands meeting to discuss the results with Apple employees. While the majority of the details from that meeting have yet to leak, John Gruber at Daring Fireball today has an interesting tidbit. more… The post Apple replaced 11 […]

Kuo: Apple to ship >75 million new iPhones this year, mostly XR and XS Max, new Watch proving popular

Apple announced its flagship iPhone lineup of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR to a generally mixed reception. Ming-Chi Kuo says that the XS preorders are ‘lackluster’, but believes in the strength of XS Max demand and the iPhone XR launch in October. He also noted that TF Industries are raising estimates for […]

Apple’s Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre hit with $25 million bill for Beats headphones royalties

Beats was purchased by Apple quite a while back. With that being said, Apple has yet to design any Beats products in-house, continuing to use the original Beats designs. Today, Apple’s Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre have been hit with damages in the millions over a Beats case from 2016. more… 9to5Mac

Instagram hits 1 million monthly active advertisers, planning booking feature for businesses

Instagram has steadily been introducing new features to its photo and video sharing service, and that appears to be paying off. TechCrunch reports that Instagram has shared it now has 1 million monthly active advertisers, up from half that in September and just 200,000 a year ago. Instagram’s user base includes 400 million daily active users with 80 […]

ZTE agrees to pay $892 million for violating US sanctions, wiping out 2 years of profits

Chinese phone maker ZTE has agreed to plead guilty on charges of violating U.S. sanctions restricting the sale of American technology to Iran and North Korea, and lying about it to investigators. It will pay $ 892 million in fees, effectively wiping out about two years of the company’s net profits. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Nine Years of Apple’s iOS SDK generated $60 billion, 1.4 million jobs

Nine years ago, Apple released its first Software Development Kit for iOS, enabling third parties to build native apps for iPhone and iPod touch for sale in the iTunes App Store. The program has since generated over $ 60 billion for Apple’s developers and has created 1.4 million jobs related to app development. AppleInsider – […]

Apple Ordered to Pay $302 Million in Damages to VirnetX in Patent Retrial

Apple has been ordered to pay more than $302 million in damages for using VirnetX Holding Corp’s patented internet security technology in its FaceTime platform without permission. According to a Reuters report filed late on Friday, the verdict was handed down by a federal jury in Texas that has a reputation for awarding favorable verdicts […]

Zero-Day Acquisition Platform Triples iOS 10 Bug Bounty to $1.5 Million

Exploit acquisition platform Zerodium has increased its reward for a successful jailbreak of iOS 10 to $1.5 million, far surpassing Apple’s recent payout offer for discovering and reporting vulnerabilities in its software. Late last year, Zerodium briefly offered and paid out $1 million to one hacking team for the successful creation of a browser-based jailbreak […]

At Least 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Hacked in Late 2014

Yahoo today confirmed that “at least” 500 million Yahoo accounts were compromised in an attack in late 2014, leaking customer information like names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birthdates, hashed passwords, and both encrypted and unencrypted security questions and answers. Yahoo does not believe unprotected passwords, payment card data, or bank account information was accessed, as […]