• IPhone Revenue Saw Growth in Q3 2020 Thanks to iPhone SE Launch

    14 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Apple's retail stores in many parts of the world were shut down for much of the third fiscal quarter of 2020, but the iPhone still saw two percent growth, which Apple CEO Tim Cook said was a surprise as the company expected year over year ‌iPhone‌ performance to decrease.
    COVID-19 had the biggest hit on Apple's sales in April, but demand for the ‌iPhone‌ increased in May and June, which Cook attributed to the "very successful" release of the low-cost $399 iPhone SE and economic stimulus packages provided to many in the United States.
    The ‌iPhone‌ ultimately brought in $26.4 billion, up...
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  • Apple's Services Segment Sees Double-Digit Growth in Q3 2020

    Apple's Services Segment Sees Double-Digit Growth in Q3 2020

    14 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Apple's services category, which includes iTunes, the App Store , Mac App Store , Apple Music , Apple Pay , AppleCare , Apple TV +, Apple Arcade , and more, continues to see major growth each quarter.
    According to today's earnings report covering the third fiscal quarter of 2020, Apple's services segment brought in $13.2 billion, up nearly $2 billion from the $11.5 billion earned in the third quarter of 2019, marking a June quarter record.
    Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple's record third quarter earnings of $59.8 billion were driven by double-digit growth in products and services.The ‌App...
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  • The Mac proves the App Store would survive competition

    The Mac proves the App Store would survive competition

    14 days ago - By iMore

    It's time Congress ends Apple's App Store monopoly.
    By restricting app installations on the iPhone and iPad to only those titles offered on the App Store, Apple controls the entire mobile experience. The company has long argued this exclusivity brings order and security to our beloved mobile devices. Apple is almost certainly correct on both points. And yet, the time has come for this monopoly to end.
    This week, Apple CEO Tim Cook , along with the heads of Google, Facebook, and Amazon, were grilled by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and...
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  • PSA: Missing haptic feedback in the Twitter app on iPhone? The latest update brings it back

    PSA: Missing haptic feedback in the Twitter app on iPhone? The latest update brings it back

    14 days ago - By 9to5Mac

    Last week, an update to the Twitter app for iOS removed the haptic feedback that is triggered when you like a tweet. As it turns out, this was simply a bug and a new update to the Twitter for iOS app today brings the functionality back.
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  • 15,000 games removed from Apple's App Store in China ahead of registration deadline

    15,000 games removed from Apple's App Store in China ahead of registration deadline

    14 days ago - By VentureBeat

    Nearly 15,000 games have been removed to date since July 1, and more are expected to be ejected as China cracks down on unregistered games.
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  • CBS All Access redesigns its app and adds 3,500 new episodes to its catalog

    CBS All Access redesigns its app and adds 3,500 new episodes to its catalog

    14 days ago - By iMore

    CBS All Access is going all in.
    What you need to know
    CBS All Access has added 3,500 episodes to its streaming service.
    It has also redesigned its app across all of its platforms.
    The company eventually plans to offer over 30,000 episodes and films.
    The CBS All Access app just got a redesign and a ton of new content.
    In a press release , ViacomCBS announced that it was adding 3,500 episodes of shows across a number of brands to its streaming service. The service will now include select shows from BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, the Smithsonian Channel, and TV land. It has also added...
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  • Bosch Smart Home update adds support for Apple's HomeKit

    Bosch Smart Home update adds support for Apple's HomeKit

    14 days ago - By iMore

    New update brings a total of nine smart home accessories over to HomeKit.
    What you need to know
    Bosch has begun rolling out an update to its smart home accessory line that adds support for Apple's HomeKit.
    Nine accessories in total will work with HomeKit, including a smart plug, and radiator thermostat.
    HomeKit update should be available to all users by August 13th.
    Bosch has announced that it has begun rolling out an update to its Smart Home line that adds support for Apple's HomeKit. The update, which will be available to all by August 13th, comes around seven months after the company...
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  • Apple Store app update adds ‘For You' tab and iPhone recommendations

    Apple Store app update adds ‘For You' tab and iPhone recommendations

    14 days ago - By iMore

    It's like visiting a new Apple Store, but the social distancing version.
    What you need to know
    Apple has released an update to the Apple Store app.
    The update has added a new 'For You' tab.
    For You shows you order status, reservations, and more.
    Since many of Apple's retail locations continue to close again due to surges in cases of COVID-19, now is a great time to revamp the Apple Store app.
    Yesterday, Apple released an update to the Apple Store app, which brings a new 'For You' tab and personalized phone comparisons to the app.
    The 'For You' tab organizes a bunch of things that used to...
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