Chance currently writes for both 9to5Google and 9to5Mac, in addition to 9to5Toys. He has previously written for several other online publications. He uses an iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, Mac mini, and 12-inch MacBook.
Prior to unveiling the new lineup of MacBooks to the public, Apple executives Phill Schiller, Craig Federighi, and Jony Ive sat down with CNET for an in-depth interview discussing the company’s new products. The executives talked about the decision behind the new Touch Bar, what the future holds, and the price increase that occurred with today’s refresh…
After what felt like an incredibly long wait, Apple today officially unveiled its new MacBook lineup. While Apple was once known for simplicity, its latest MacBook lineup is just a tad confusing. In addition to new MacBook Pros with the oft-rumored Touch Bar, Apple also introduced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro and killed off the 11-inch model of the MacBook Air. Head below as we breakdown price points, specs, and more across Apple’s MacBook lineup…
Apple finally unveiled its new MacBook lineup earlier today and as usual, members of the press in attendance of the keynote were able to go hands-on with the new products as soon as Tim Cook exited the stage. Videos have gradually been emerging from the hands-on area, and we’ve rounded them up below…
Apple just wrapped its Mac-centric event in Cupertino and as usual, the company shared a variety of videos during the keynote highlighting its new products. Now, Apple has uploaded those videos to YouTube so you can have a second look at them.
Apple just reported its latest earnings yesterday evening, and now Strategy Analytics is out with its latest report concerning the smartphone industry. The latest data shows the entire smartphone industry saw shipments rise 6 percent year over year to hit 375 million worldwide during Q3 2016.
Earlier today, Apple somewhat surprisingly announced that its truly wireless AirPods won’t be available this month like it had originally announced. This announcement was a bit out of character for Apple, as the company admitted that the product simply isn’t ready for primetime just yet. While on the surface it seems like bad news for Apple that the AirPods are delayed, it was likely a smart move by the company for the long run…
WikiLeaks’ ongoing dump of emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta have already offered a few insights relating to Apple and Tim Cook. The most recent dump, however, includes an email from Apple executive Lisa Jackson which may seem a little jarring to Apple customers at first because she is boasting about the thousands of times every month that Apple is sharing data with the government and the acknowledgement that, even with encryption, Apple devices still have some juicy morsels for law enforcement:
Thousands of times every month, we give governments information about Apple customers and devices, in response to warrants and other forms of legal process. We have a team that responds to those requests 24 hours a day. Strong encryption does not eliminate Apple’s ability to give law enforcement meta-data or any of a number of other very useful categories of data.
But keep in mind, there are over a billion Apple devices out there. The email was sent following Clinton voicing her opinion regarding encryption in the tech industry, but it is all stuff we’ve seen before…
Just moments ago, Apple reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2016 and now the company is preparing to hold a conference call with investors and reporters to discuss the Typically, Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri give a deeper look into the results, while questions will also be taken from analysts and investors.
Apple today has officially reported its Q4 2016 earnings results with $46.9 billion in revenue and $9 billion in profit from the July to September quarter. In its earnings press release, Apple says the following:
Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter ended September 24, 2016. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $46.9 billion and quarterly net income of $9 billion, or $1.67 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $51.5 billion and net income of $11.1 billion, or $1.96 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 39.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
There’s a certain stigma that surrounds Mac gaming, but Aspyr today is proving that stigma wrong. The company announced this evening that Civilization VI is now available for the Mac, just three days after its release on the PC. Civilization VI is the latest installment in Sid Meier’s popular Civilization series and builds upon the improvements in Civilization V and its expansions.
Google today is rolling out an update to Google Maps on iOS that bumps the app to version 4.24 and brings a few useful new features for users. Now, users can more quickly order food from their favorite restaurants, as well as easily add photos of places from directly within the app and find plus codes for locations around the world.
It’s no secret that Apple has ambitious plans for iPhone and Apple Watch in the health industry, but it’s not the only company looking for ways to integrate smartphones in the medical field. Recently, a research team from Washington State University, under the leadership of assistant professor Lei Li, developed a portable laboratory that’s powered by a smartphone and capable of detecting cancer nearly instantly…
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced its annual Costume Institute exhibition and gala and Apple again will be one of the sponsors for the event, according to Vogue. The 2017 Met Gala theme will be “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons.” For those unfamiliar, Res Kawakubo is a prominent fashion design, while Comme des Garçons is her label.
Kanye West has a storied history when it comes to offering his opinion on the music and tech industry, specifically relating to Apple and its battle for exclusive content. This time, West took time during a performance as part of his Saint Pablo tour to address the race for exclusive content between Apple and Tidal, slamming the entire station. And I actually agree with him, as scary as that is to say. expand full story
[Update 10/21: WSJ now reports that the talks are further along than previously reported, adding that a deal could be announced this weekend.]
While Apple was once rumored to have an interest in acquiring Time Warner, Bloomberg now reports that AT&T has recently held discussions with the company to talk about a possible merger. The report cites “people familiar with the matter” and claims that, while the talks at this stage are informal, the two companies have focused on “building relations.”