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AppleMagazine #392

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United States
Ivan Castilho de Almeida
26 期號


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apple and the art of engineering perfection

THE LITTLE TOUCHES THAT MAKE CUPERTINO’S ACCESSORIES WORLD-BEATERS America’s first trillion-dollar company didn’t come to acquire such a status by accident ; indeed, one of California’s finest imports is renowned, some may say notorious, for the utterly impeccable attention to detail that it devotes to its design and engineering processes. It’s a philosophy that applies as strongly to the company’s accessories as it does to the main products we all know and love. Another characteristic that has long typified Apple’s approach to the creation of its reliably world-conquering hardcore, software and extras is secretiveness, although the previously nigh-on impenetrable veil adopted so religiously by the Cupertino firm has become a little more translucent in recent years. This is in large part thanks to such publications giving an insight into the company’s inner operations…

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apple’s fiscal 2q revenue, profit sag amid iphone slump

Apple’s sales are still shrinking amid weakening iPhone demand, despite the company’s increasing emphasis on services designed to bring in a steady flow of money from the 1.4 billion of its devices still in use. Revenue for the January-March quarter fell 5% from the same time in 2017 to $58 billion, the company said in its earnings report Tuesday. That downturn followed a 5% drop in the previous quarter. It’s the first time Apple has suffered two consecutive quarterly revenue declines in two-and-half years. Apple still posted a profit of $11.6 billion during its latest quarter, though that was down 16% compared to last year. That translated into $2.46 per share, down 10% from last year, but above the $2.36 per share forecast among analysts surveyed by FactSet. The Cupertino, California, company also announced…

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google stock drops amid slowing ad-revenue growth

Google parent Alphabet beat analyst earnings expectations but reported slowing revenue growth amid tougher competition in the online advertising market. Alphabet shares dropped more than 7% in after-hours trading. Google’s advertising revenue, its key moneymaker, grew by 15 percent to $30.7 billion — slower than investors had hoped. Google’s digital-ad rivals include Facebook and Amazon, the latter of which has been steadily gaining ground. The results sparked concerns that Google’s enormously profitable advertising machine might be starting to sputter. Some analysts suggested it’s a signal that Google might need to diversify its business more quickly. “Does this put more pressure on Google to make more aggressive bets on cloud?” asked Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives. Google executives highlighted the company’s cloud-computing business as one of its fastest growing segments during a call with…

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‘privacy-focused’ facebook puts the spotlight on groups

Facebook is launching a major redesign of its app and website built around letting people connect with groups that share their interests — an attempt to shift its focus away from the untrammeled public sharing that has helped spread hate speech, extremism, misinformation and livestreamed video of massacres. The new features, announced Tuesday at the company’s annual F8 developer conference, are part of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s broader strategy for countering Facebook’s growing array of critics, emboldened regulators and competitors. Zuckerberg, who at one point stood in front of a giant display reading “The future is private,” acknowledged widespread skepticism of his plan to turn Facebook into a “privacy-focused” social network. “Look, I get that a lot of people aren’t sure that we are serious about this,” he said to laughter from the crowd.…

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samsung’s 1q profit slides on falling chip prices

Samsung Electronics Co. said its operating profit for the last quarter declined more than 60% from a year earlier because of falling chip prices and sluggish demands for its display panels. The South Korean technology giant said its operating profit for the January-March period came in at 6.2 trillion won ($5.2 billion), which was similar to an estimate it announced earlier this month. Samsung’s revenue for the quarter was measured at 52.4 trillion won ($45 billion), which represented a 13.5% drop from the same period last year. While Samsung said sales of its flagship Galaxy S10 smartphones have been solid, the profitability of its mobile devices business still declined because of stronger competition in markets for low- to mid-priced handsets. Samsung predicted price declines to continue with memory chips in the second quarter…

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airpods: next-generation wearable experience

After months of rumors and teases, Apple officially lifted the lid on its redesigned AirPods in March, introducing a whole host of innovative new features designed to elevate the wireless earbuds experience and give users more control with ‘Hey Siri’. This week, we take a closer look at the cord-free earphones and explore the future of Apple’s blockbuster accessory… OUT-OF-THE-BOX BRILLIANCE Although second-generation AirPods may look like the first-generation earbuds, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. As Apple does with virtually every one of its products, the AirPods 2 elevate the experience everyone loved with generation one, introducing a host of features and functionality that improve performance and convenience. AirPods are wire-free, plastic earbuds that are designed to fit inside of your ear, and although some customers complained about the fitting…