Apple Watch styles drop to $169 (record low prices); AirPods fall to $139 at Amazon

Fresh early Black Friday markdowns have been issued at Amazon, with Apple Watch devices dropping to new record low prices thanks to discounts of up to $ 350 off. Meanwhile, Apple AirPods have received another price cut, knocking the earphones down to $ 139 while supplies last. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Editorial: A record $4.3B R&D spend proves Apple is building for the future

Apple’s reported operational expenses for research and development in the June quarter hit a new all-time high of $ 4.257 billion, well over twice the quarterly spending it reported in 2015. Apple’s aggressive expansion demonstrates the company is building for the future even as its rivals retreat from tablets and smartwatches and fail to keep […]

Samsung knocks Apple’s notch, record iPhone earnings, Huawei on the rise – Apple’s July 2018 in review

It’s only on reflection that you find July contained a lot of news about Siri but we didn’t need long-term testing to come to some conclusions about Microsoft’s Apple-killing new Surface — or to back away from taking photos on a Samsung. Taking a look at Apple’s July 2018. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Drake breaks his own record as ‘Scorpion’ locks in 170M single-day streams on Apple Music

Drake’s has broken his own record with his new album ‘Scorpion,’ which now holds the title of the most streamed album in a single day. Apple told The Verge that Scorpion raked in more than 170 million streams during its first 24 hours of availability… more… 9to5Mac

This week on AI: Apple’s ‘iPhone 8’ September-bound, record share prices & more

Leaks about the "iPhone 8" became a flood, perhaps the most important one suggesting that the phone will indeed ship in September, alongside a "7s" and "7s Plus." It was also a record week for Apple on the stock market, as its shares briefly topped $ 160 apiece. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

UBS says AAPL could reach $200/share as it hits 11th record high so far this year

A UBS analyst says that AAPL stock could reach as high as $ 200/share over the next 2-3 years, as the stock hit its 11th record high so far this year. It has already hit the equivalent of $ 1,000/share when you factor in the share split. MarketWatch notes that the stock yesterday set two records: its […]

Record Bird keeps you up to date on artist new releases by scanning your Apple Music library

Record Bird is a free iPhone app that allows users to be informed about new and upcoming music releases from their favorite artists. And this week it was updated to add support for Apple Music, making it easier than ever to be in the know about upcoming album releases. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Snapchat Announces ‘Spectacles,’ $130 Sunglasses That Record 10 Seconds of Video at a Time

Snapchat has announced its first hardware product, a one-size-fits-all pair of sunglasses called Spectacles that can record 10 seconds of video at a time, reports The Wall Street Journal. The glasses will cost $130 and launch this fall in three colors: teal, black and coral. Video will sync wirelessly to a paired iPhone or other […]