Apple Q2 2014 earnings: 43.7 million iPhones, 16.3 million iPads sold

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Apple Q2 2014 earnings: 43.7 million iPhones, 16.3 million iPads sold

Apple announced its Q2 2014 earnings with a quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion and profit of $10.2 billion or $11.62 per diluted share. This compares with $43.6 billion and a net profit of $9.5 billion in the year-ago quarter. The thing to note is Apple did not announce any new product in the current quarter. Apple also announced it sold 43.7 million iPhones as opposed to 37.4 million units in Q2 2013, 16.3 million iPads as opposed to 19.5 million units in the year-ago quarter. The company also sold 4.1 million Macs an increase from 3.9 million units in Q2 2013, and 2.8 million iPods as against 5.6 million units in the year-ago quarter. Apple has also announced record $4.6 billion in revenues from software and services during the quarter. More →
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Apple’s “powerful” iPhone 5S ad mocks Samsung Galaxy S5’s heartbeat sensor

By on April 23, 2014 at 7:08 PM.

Apple’s “powerful” iPhone 5S ad mocks Samsung Galaxy S5’s heartbeat sensor

Apple released a new iPhone 5S called powerful for its new tagline, “You're more powerful than you think.” This ad shows off the iPhone 5S’s multimedia capabilities, but in the 90 seconds long video there is a small yet not-so-subtle dig at Samsung. More →
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Apple FaceTime’s history and codename revealed

By on April 23, 2014 at 4:47 PM.

Apple FaceTime’s history and codename revealed

There's a bright side to the currently ongoing patent infringement lawsuit hearing between Samsung and Apple as many unknown details about products and the way the two companies work are coming out in the open. During one such hearing, Apple's engineer responsible for FaceTime talk in detail about the service and also how Game Centre came into being. More →
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Apple patents technology to disable texting while driving

By on April 23, 2014 at 3:28 PM.

Apple patents technology to disable texting while driving

Apple has reportedly filed a patent, detailing new methods to prevent texting while driving. The iPhone-maker has joined the league of companies that have already launched their own apps in the market to stop people from texting after they get behind the wheel. More →
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Apple’s OS X beta now open to all, here’s how to download it on your Mac

By on April 23, 2014 at 1:04 PM.

Apple’s OS X beta now open to all, here’s how to download it on your Mac

Along with releasing iOS 7.1.1 to users last night, Apple also announced the launch of a new OS X Beta Seed Program. This program will let any user download a beta copy of the OS X on his or her computer, before the official release. Earlier only those with a developer account could get access to beta releases. More →
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Apple iOS 7.1.1 update released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

By on April 22, 2014 at 10:58 PM.

Apple iOS 7.1.1 update released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Apple has released a new update for iOS 7 - iOS 7.1.1. The OTA update is a minor one over iOS 7.1, which was released last month. Many users had then complained about faster battery drain while iPhone 4S users complained about not being able to connect to Wi-Fi networks. The release notes for the update, however does not mention any of these as important bug fixes. The update is compatible with the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s and iPhone 4, as well as recent iPad and iPod touch models. More →
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iPhone 6 aka iPhone Air with 5.5-inch display reportedly delayed until 2015

By on April 22, 2014 at 6:24 PM.

iPhone 6 aka iPhone Air with 5.5-inch display reportedly delayed until 2015

Apple, as we all know, is working on two new iPhones — a 4.7-inch variant and a 5.5-inch variant — with the former expected to be unveiled in September and the latter towards the end of this year. But a new report from Taiwanese publication Commercial Times now claims that the 5.5-inch phablet has been further delayed into next year. More →
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Apple sets its sights on electronic payments: Report

By on April 22, 2014 at 4:25 PM.

Apple sets its sights on electronic payments: Report

According to a number of sources, the company is serious about turning its iPhones into virtual wallets that consumers can use to make both online and in-store purchases. Rumors that Apple was finally getting serious about virtual payments and about replacing cash and credit cards with smartphone apps started to pick up pace in September when the latest iPhone, the 5S, launched with a built-in fingerprint scanner. Called Touch ID it can be used by the phone's owner to unlock the handset and for validating identity and purchases in the App Store and from iTunes. More →
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There are some ideas Apple doesn’t mind Samsung copies

By on April 22, 2014 at 3:58 PM.

There are some ideas Apple doesn’t mind Samsung copies

Apple today released a few videos emphasizing its efforts in the areas of clean energy including the "Better" video ad with Tim Cook's voice over and another showing how Apple Campus 2 will be one of the greenest office spaces in the world. Along with these, Apple has released a tongue in cheek print ad campaign targeted at Samsung, essentially saying it won't mind if the Korean company too copies the steps Apple has taken for a greener planet. More →
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