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Macworld UK February 2019

Macworld magazine is the world's best-selling Apple magazine, featuring in-depth reviews, expert advice, how tos and essential guides to Macs, iPads, iPhones and related products, as well as everything you need to know about Mac OS X, iOS and associated software including iTunes and more. If you are new to Apple and are looking for advice to help you get started, or if you are a Mac fanatic looking to justify your next buy, Macworld is the magazine to ensure you make the right decision. Macworld is created by an international team of experts based in London and San Francisco, join use every issue as we analyse the latest product announcements from the world’s biggest (and best) technology company.

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apple cuts q1 2019 earnings estimates

Trading for Apple stock halted briefly in January as Tim Cook issued a letter providing revised guidance for the company’s first-quarter 2019 earnings estimates. The new estimates are as follows: • Revenue of approximately $84 billion • Gross margin of approximately 38 per cent • Operating expenses of approximately $8.7bn • Other income/(expense) of approximately $550 million • Tax rate of approximately 16.5 per cent before discrete items Most of the numbers are not very different from the guidance the company issued back in November, but there is one big change – revenue is projected to be down about $5- to $9bn from the company’s previous $89- to $93bn estimate. Why Apple’s revenue is expected to dip In his letter, Cook details four reasons for the expected dip. First, the iPhone XS and XS Max launched in the…

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apple’s revenue drop is about china and more

All anybody is talking about in the office is Apple’s admission that it’s going to miss its guidance for the first quarter of 2019. We won’t get any more information until its next quarterly financial results, due out on 29 January, and the winter is genuinely a dreary time for any other significant Apple news. So let’s jump right in. The China syndrome Apple has been betting big on China for the past few years, a fact borne out both by Tim Cook’s repeated visits to the region and his fairly consistent declarations of the fact on those quarterly conference calls. The reason for that is pretty simple: the biggest opportunity for Apple’s growth is in the world’s second-largest economy, where there’s a rapidly increasing middle class that is looking to spend…

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how apple’s quarter could affect the ipad and iphone

Apple’s new year isn’t off to a great start. Instead of celebrating another stellar quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a lengthy letter to investors warning about subpar iPhone sales and an overall dip in revenue to the tune of about $6 billion. That mean Apple is only going to make around $84bn in revenue over the three-month holiday quarter, an impressive number for sure, but one that represents a 5 per cent dip from the same quarter last year and confirmation that all is not right in Cupertino. But while the news today is certainly grim, it could represent something of an opportunity for Apple. With some of the pressure of both the stock price and its streak of quarterly earnings growth, Apple could use this as a chance to…

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apple’s job additions tell us about its product plans

Apple is well known for its centralized approach, not just in terms of hardware and software, but also in geography. The company has previously pushed hard to locate as many of its non-retail employees as possible in its hometown of Cupertino, in large part because of its belief that its employees work better on physically proximate teams. Look no further than its enormous new home base, Apple Park, which opened there earlier this year. But the company recently announced that it would be expanding its footprint in several US cities outside the Bay Area, most notably in Austin, Texas, where it already has its largest non-Cupertino presence, but also in a few other key locations. In particular, Apple projects that in the next three years it will exceed 1,000 employees in…

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macbook air vs macbook vs 13in macbook pro

If you’re in the market for a Mac notebook, there are basically two options: the 15in MacBook Pro, which offers a range of options to satisfy the most demanding of users, and everything else. Apple offers no less than four MacBooks with 12- or 13.3in screens, and deciding between them can be enough to give up and buy a Dell XPS 13. We’re here to help. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, we’ve considered every angle, colour, spec, and port to help you cut through the confusion and make sure you make the right choice. Price Apple’s pricing matrix for its smallest MacBooks isn’t much of a help when choosing which one to buy. While £300 separate the entry-level MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro, the MacBook Air is a 2017…

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adobe photoshop cc 2019

Price: £19.97 per month from fave.co/2AGeG0j Photoshop CC, Adobe’s flagship image-editing app, remains an industry standard because of its innovative vision of how the software can assist photographers and graphic designers in doing their jobs. While technically, Photoshop’s subscription model frees it from the tyranny of yearly upgrades, Adobe still announces high-profile updates on a yearly schedule. Having dispensed with commercial version numbers (it is now version 20), Adobe now renames the app according to the prospective year. If you already use Photoshop CC, then you are either a Creative Cloud or a Photography Plan subscriber, which means that the Photoshop 2019 update is automatically available. If you are not a subscriber, new features in the 2019 version may inspire you to give the app a try. The 2019 version offers improvements to…

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