Apple enjoyed yet another record quarter for iPhone sales, and its quarterly profits and earnings per share easily beat Wall Street estimates. But sales growth for the smartphone maker appears to have plateaued, and iPhone unit sales are expected to fall for the first time during the current quarter.
I think there's almost a collective feeling of embarrassment when an Apple product flops. Isn't this supposed to be the company that can do no wrong? Well, there was the Apple Cube, the Xserve enterprise gear and a few other misses, but the case of the iPad Pro-- whose fate is still up in the air, I should add-- may be a bit unique.
Soon AT&T Mobility customers will be able to receive a call on their Apple Watch even if they don't have their iPhone nearby. The carrier is trialing its "NumberSync" technology in the latest beta version of iOS. The technology lets customers share their primary phone number with other connected devices even if their phone isn't connected to a cellular network.
Sprint said its Apple iPhone customers will be able to get access to enhanced Wi-Fi calling features that will let them make and receive calls from multiple Apple devices with a single number. Thanks to the iOS 9.1 software update, Sprint's iPhone customers can take calls to their iPhone on an iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch or even their Mac.
Apple today announced its new iPad Pro, which features a 12.9-inch screen, bigger than the company's existing tablet devices. The company is positioning the device as a high-end tablet for workers and other professionals. Importantly, the company is only including cellular capabilities on the 128 GB version of the device, which potentially could cut into sales of the cellular-capable iPad Pro.
Mobile's total share of online payments increased from 27.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2015 to 28.7 per cent in the second quarter.
In a last-gasp effort to boost its second-quarter subscriber and smartphone sales numbers, AT&T Mobility said customers can get a $200 bill credit when they buy a smartphone through its Next equipment installment plan and activate a new line of service. The offer applies to both new and existing customers--but the two-day only deal ends today.
Apple said that Jony Ive, its chief designer, has been promoted to a newly created position as Chief Design Officer, but is stepping away from some of his day-to-day duties in his new role.
Researchers at the Central Intelligence Agency have spent years trying to crack the security and encryption technology of Apple iPhones and iPads as part of an effort remotely steal information off of those devices, according to a report from The Intercept.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company's blockbuster holiday quarter proved that the company did not need to make a cheaper iPhone in order to continue to grow its smartphone business. He reiterated that Apple will not make a less expensive iPhone for the sake of making one, and will continue to focus on making great products.