iPad & iPhone User 165

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2 min
apple fiscal q1 2021 results: it made a ridiculous amount of money

Apple reported its quarterly results for the all-important holiday quarter and if anyone had any doubt about its ability to sell things, well, I’ll let the numbers tell the story: In the quarter ending 31 December, 2020 (Apple’s Q1 of fiscal 2021), Apple posted revenue of $111.4 billion for a ridiculous 21 per cent year-over-year growth. That’s simply staggering and the first time the company has surpassed $100 billion in sales. Every product category posted year-over-year growth, with the iPhone, Wearables, and Services all posting record highs. Here are the eye-popping revenue numbers with their year-over-year growth: iPhone: $66 billion (17%) Mac: $8.7 billion (21%) iPad: $8.4 billion (41%) Wearables: $13 billion (29% Services: $15.8 billion (17%) It’s gotten to the point where Apple is running out of room to grow. The numbers here are so…

2 min
apple to launch education and innovation hub

Apple’s recent announcement might not have been as exciting as a new iPhone, but its impact could be just as monumental. As part of its previously announced $100 million investment in the Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, the tech giant recently unveiled several ways it will be using its sizable investment. First and foremost, Apple will be launching a “first-of-its-kind global innovation and learning hub” called the Propel Center (pictured left) in partnership with the Southern Company and “a range of community stakeholders”. Apple is contributing $25 million to the Atlanta campus, which it says “is designed to support the next generation of diverse leaders, providing innovative curricula, technology support, career opportunities, and fellowship programs”. The centre will offer a wide range of classes, including a curriculum focused on music business…

2 min
apple launches apple watch series 6 to honour black history month

Apple has launched a new limited-edition Apple Watch Series 6, Sport Band, and watch face, as well as “a variety of new and updated collections and exclusive content that highlight and amplify Black creators, artists, developers, and businesses” to celebrate Black History Month in February. The Apple Watch Series 6 looks the same as the Space Gray aluminium model with one change: on the back, there is a laser-etched bold ‘Black Unity’ around the heart-rate sensor where the model description is. Apple has decreased the kerning on the rest of the words to fit the phrase, which appears in the top right of the circle. The special-edition watch also includes a new Black Unity Sport Band, which has ‘Truth. Power. Solidarity’ laser-engraved onto the interior of the black fastening pin and is…

1 min
apple to launch vr headset as early as 2022

A recent report from Bloomberg gives us some updated information on Apple’s virtual reality and augmented reality plans. Mark Gurman, who has a very good record with these sorts of insider-info leaks, says that Apple plans to first sell a very high-end VR (virtual reality) headset as early as next year before moving on to AR (augmented reality) glasses in a few years. The report claims that Apple “isn’t looking to create an iPhone-like hit for its first headset”, but rather a high-end, expensive, niche product that would appeal to developers and well-heeled consumers, preparing everyone for an eventual mass-market AR glasses product. The headset, code-named N301, is expected to be more expensive than VR products from Oculus, so much so that Apple may only sell a single unit a day per…

2 min
apple is reportedly testing two folding iphones

According to the Economic Daily News, which has a somewhat shaky track record but did accurately predict the iPhone SE more than a year before its release, Apple has a couple of folding iPhone prototypes moving their way through development. Apple’s folding phone ambitions have previously been revealed through rumours and patents, but the Economic Daily News sheds a bit more light on the technology. The publication says Apple is developing two new devices with plans to bring just one of them to market. One of the phones reportedly has a dual-screen design that comes together to form a single screen, while the other opens vertically like the Galaxy Z Flip. The report says that Apple is testing both models at its Foxconn factory in Shenzhen to gauge the durability of the…

6 min
four lessons from apple’s latest record quarter

We all saw it coming. Despite a global pandemic and economic and political unrest, the indefatigable Apple money machine would continue to chug away. Traditionally, the last three months of the calendar year are Apple’s best, and Apple’s been on an upswing in recent quarters. If you placed a bet that the company’s first financial quarter of 2021 (covering the holiday season of 2020) would be an all-time record – well, you would’ve won, but only a sucker would’ve taken the bet. All product categories and regions were up. It was a veritable downpour of up arrows. And yet, amid Apple CEO Tim Cook’s continued embarrassment that Apple continues to generate enormous sales and profits at a time when so much of the world is in turmoil, there were (as there…