Apple has reported their financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share.
Apple’s iOS 8.1 update earlier today enabled Apple’s electronic payments service, Apple Pay, on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. A new video shows an iPhone 6 user paying for his lunch at McDonald’s via Apple Pay.
Apple has released iOS 8.1. The update offers significant features updates to users of Apple’s popular iOS devices, including the activation of Apple Pay, iOS 8/Yosemite Continuity features such as SMS Relay and Instant Hotspot, plus access to iCloud Photo Library, the return of Camera Roll to the Photos app, bug fixes, and more.
The first major update to Apple’s iOS 8 will be released later today, and iOS 8.1 will bring a number of changes to Apple’s mobile operating system.
GreatFire reports that the Chinese government is targeting iCloud users in China in an attempt to access their login information. The attack, via the man-in-the-middle method, redirects users to a fake iCloud.com login page.
While Apple is reported to be negotiating with record companies to drop the subscription price of a revamped Beats Music service down to $5 per month, Spotify has effectively dropped the price of its streaming music service by giving family members of subscribers a 50% price cut.
Fortune reports analysts are predicting Apple will announce record sales and earning during today’s fiscal Q4 2014 earnings call. The analysts are expecting earnings per share to be up by 12% year-over-year.
Today is the day Apple Pay debuts in the marketplace, and SVP Eddy Cue tells The Wall Street Journal that the company expects a slow adoption of the service by retail stores, and also expects to see in-app purchases making up most of the transactions in the early going.
With the announcement that Christian Bale is in talks to star in the lead role in Sony’s biopic of Steve Jobs, Team Coco sprang into action and found “preview footage” of Christian Bale as Steve Jobs. Hilarity ensued.
As an online petition reaches 18,000 signatures, Apple continues to ignore user complaints that the 2011 MacBook Pro suffers from faulty manufacturing, resulting in GPU glitches and failures.
Following rumors that Apple would soon be pulling all Bose products from the shelves of its Apple Retail Stores, comes the news that all Bose products -including all headphones and speakers – have been pulled from the Apple online store.
During Apple’s iPad/iMac event on Thursday, they also had some news for developers in the form of an SDK for their upcoming Apple Watch. WatchKit will launch in November.
In the past, buyers of cellular enabled iPads have had to select their carrier at the time of purchase. However, with the release of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, Apple is introducing a new carrier-agnostic “Apple SIM” installed in devices sold in the U.S. and UK.
Apple’s online store is down once again, as the company prepares it for the kickoff of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 pre-orders. Apple announced yesterday that pre-orders would begin on Friday, October 17, but didn’t specify the time of day they would begin.
Apple announced today that their new mobile payments solution, Apple Pay, will launch on Monday October 20, alongside the iOS 8.1 update.
Apple has announced that OS X Yosemite, the new operating system for the Mac is available for download today via the Mac App Store.