Apple has announced its fiscal Q2 2013 earnings, and it reports $43.6 billion in revenue (up from $39.2 billion in the year-ago quarter) along with $9.5 billion in quarterly net profit, working out to earnings of $10.09 per share.
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The US International Trade Commission has sided with Apple in a patent lawsuit brought by Google and its Motorola Mobility subsidiary. The lawsuit was brought against the proximity sensor feature on Apple’s iPhone 4.
FedEx has released an update of its iOS app. After signing up for Delivery Manager, users will be able to schedule deliveries, give instructions for pending deliveries, and even sign for packages using the app on either their iPhone or iPad.
Those big fat “Antennagate” settlement checks have begun arriving in the mail. The checks, for the whopping sum of $15 are being sent to iPhone 4 owners who filed claims in a class-action lawsuit against Apple over the performance, or lack thereof, of the device’s cellular antenna.
This could potentially have been one of the most costly foul balls ever, luckily the guy just carried on using his iPad like nothing happened. Credit to both man and machine for surviving.
NPD has released a new report about the U.S. online digital video market for 2012, and finds that Apple continues to lead the market in both digital purchases and rentals.
Down Under is getting an extra dose of Apple. Already a country with quite a few Apple Stores, Apple has announced a new store opening in Melbourne, while another store opening in Adelaide is expected soon.
In what is seemingly a very recent change, Apple is now limiting the types of characters developers can include in their app descriptions on the App Store. Banned characters include emojis, checkmarks and speech bubbles.
Some users of Apple’s online services might be having problems accessing certain areas of the service.
Forbes has written a lot of ill-fated anti Apple posts over the years – but in my three years as managing editor of MacTrast, Forbes’ latest anti-Apple tirade is perhaps the most absurd I have ever seen, not just from Forbes itself, but from any site. This time around, Forbes claims that Apple is searching for a replacement for Tim Cook as Apple’s CEO.
RadioShack has expanded its existing Apple product lineup, previously consisting of iOS devices and accessories, by adding Mac related peripherals and accessories, and the Apple TV.
You might have seen that Yahoo spent millions to buy the app of English teenager Nick D’Aloisio, Summly. The two have now been combined in the latest Yahoo News app update, which also includes redesigned article pages and personalized stories.
European car manufacturer Volkswagen has introduced an all-new version of the Beetle, designed specifically with Apple users in mind. Dubbed the iBeetle, the car offers an integrated iPhone dock. It also features a specialized app used to control certain functions of the vehicle, deliver oil and coolant temperatures, provide diagnostic information, and more.
Apple has added a “download later” prompt to large media purchases made in iTunes or in the mobile iTunes Store. The new prompt gives users the option to download the content later when purchasing movies, TV shows, TV Season Passes, full TV seasons, movie bundles, and music box sets.
Slow updates for smartphones using the Google Android operating system create a security risk for owners of those phones according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Following AMD’s hire of Jim Keller last year, who had been Apple’s chief chip design lead working on the A4, A5, and A6 chips for iOS devices for 4 years, the company has now poached Raja Koduri as well. Koduri has been Apple’s director of graphics chip architecture for the past four years, after Apple hired him from AMD.