WSJ: How Jeff Williams became more involved in product development at Apple than Tim Cook

Apple announced last week that Jony Ive would depart the company later this year to form his own independent design firm. In place of Ive, Apple COO Jeff Williams will take over management of Apple’s hardware and software design team. A new profile this week from The Wall Street Journal sheds more light on Williams’s […]

Year-in-Review: What was your favorite Apple product released in 2018? [Poll]

A few days ago, we recapped everything Apple announced over the course of 2018. While there were some products we were hoping for that ultimately didn’t come to fruition, 2018 was still a busy (and expensive) year for Apple fans. What was your favorite hardware release of 2018? more… The post Year-in-Review: What was your […]

App developers can now show up to 10 screenshots per device on their App Store product page

Apple has upped the screenshot limits for developers today, as announced on the Apple Developer News blog. Apps can now have up to 10 screenshots per device form factor, increased from the previous limit of 5 per device. This change applies to the iOS App Store, tvOS App Store, and watchOS App Store. more… 9to5Mac

Bloomberg attacks Apple TV as failing to be “a groundbreaking, iPhone-caliber product”

Bloomberg is doubling down on its narrative of Apple as an incompetent, poorly managed company with a perpetual strategy of failure that can’t quite pull off its iPhone Magic in everything else the company does. However, the site’s facts and analysis of the TV opportunity are seriously flawed. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Opinion: Apple had a good year for product launches in 2015, despite unrealistic expectations from some

The view that Apple lost its innovative edge with the sad loss of Steve Jobs has been one of the oft-repeated criticisms of the company in recent years. But this idea is based on an entirely mythological view of Apple as a company that was constantly launching ground-breaking new product categories. The reality is a little more mundane. […]

iPad Target’s best-selling product on Black Friday, and the deals aren’t done yet: 15% off everything

Target said that the iPad was its top-selling item, both in-store and online, on Black Friday – outselling even TVs. The company revealed that it sold one iPad every second, reports Forbes. The company also noted that the Apple Watch “was especially popular in stores.” The deals aren’t done yet, either: 9to5Toys notes that Target is today offering […]

Latest Apple Watch estimates: 3M sales, $2B revenue, Apple’s most profitable product ever

A leading technology analyst has estimated that Apple Watch sales in the first two weeks are likely to hit 3M, comprising 1.8M Sport models, 1.2M steel and 40,000 Editions – generating more than $ 2B revenue. Think Big Analytics principal Carl Howe also estimates that gross margins on the wearable are likely to exceed 60%, making […]