The iOS App Store is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and Apple has posted a self-congratulatory article that gives the App Store credit for everything short of curing cancer. Adam Engst acknowledges the App Store’s success while pointing out that it hasn't been an unalloyed hit.
Financier David Rubenstein interviewed Apple CEO Tim Cook, and now the entire 24-minute conversation is available at Bloomberg. Or, if you’re short on time, you can read the highlights at 9to5Mac.
In a time when Silicon Valley’s ideas seem ever sillier and more outlandish, Bloomberg’s Leonid Bershidsky praises Tim Cook for running Apple like a traditional company.
Apple marked its sixth consecutive quarter of accelerating revenue growth, saw the iPhone X boost the average selling price of iPhones to new heights, and further expanded its services and wearables businesses.
Apple is showing off Daisy, a new robotic iPhone disassembly system that works with several different models and can break down up to 200 iPhones per hour.
Apple recently warned employees against leaking information to the media, but the memo itself was leaked. What does this say about the company?
Apple is rolling out special (PRODUCT)RED versions of the iPhone 8, as well as an iPhone X folio, with part of the proceeds going toward fighting HIV and AIDS.
Apple is a bit of an underdog in the education market, where Google increasingly dominates with inexpensive, easily managed Chromebook laptops. On Tuesday, Apple staged an education-specific press event at a Chicago magnet school to trot out a host of education initiatives meant to make Apple more competitive in the classroom.
Apple has announced an education-focused event to be held at the end of March, at a Chicago high school. You might not want to buy an iPad or MacBook Air between now and then.
It looks like Apple will be getting into digital magazine subscriptions with the acquisition of Texture, which provides its subscribers with access to several hundred magazines for a flat monthly fee. Apple was silent on its plans for the service.
Apple’s revenues and profits grew at record rates during the first fiscal quarter of 2018, but signs of softer unit sales indicate that more of the company’s money is coming from higher-priced, higher-margin products. The other big winners were the Services and Other Products categories.
Apple has published a letter to customers to apologize for silently reducing performance in older iPhones in an attempt to eliminate unexpected shutdowns. In it, the company explains the situation and announces a drop in the price of battery replacements.
We reported previously that Apple had started banning apps built using templates or app generators — tools relied on by small businesses and organizations that couldn’t afford their own developers. After significant criticism, Apple has now revised its rules with a compromise: templated apps are kosher, as long as they are issued by the provider of the app’s content, rather than the company that makes the app generator. That will require such organizations to pay for the $99-per-year Apple Developer Program. Separately, Apple said it would start waiving the developer fee for nonprofits and government agencies in early 2018.
Led by slight growth in the iPhone category and bolstered by strong showings from the Services, Mac, and Other Products categories, Apple has posted revenues of $52.6 billion and profits of $10.71 billion.
It’s no great surprise, but Apple has scheduled a special event for September 12th, likely to announce new iPhones, possibly along with a new Apple Watch and Apple TV, plus their associated operating system updates.