Apple

This afternoon, Apple announced their earnings for the second quarter of their 2017 fiscal year. Revenue was up 5% year-over-year to $52.896 billion. Operating income for the quarter was up 6.6% to $14.097 billion, and net income was up just under 5% to $11.029 billion. This resulted in diluted earnings per share of $2.10. Apple is also announcing they are expanding their capital return program, and the board has increased the capital return to shareholders another $50 billion, making the total program worth $300 billion in dividends and share repurchases by the time it wraps up in March 2019. Apple Q2 2017 Financial Results (GAAP) Q2'2017 Q1'2017 Q2'2016 Revenue (in Billions USD) $52.896 $78.351 $50.557 Gross Margin (in Billions USD) $20.591 $30.176 $19.921 Operating Income (in Billions USD) $14.097 $23.359 $13.987 Net Income (in Billions USD) $11.029 $17.891 $10.516 Margins 38.9% 38.5% 39.4% Earnings per Share (in USD) $2.10 $3.36 $1.90 iPhone is...

Apple Adjusts iOS Device Storage Tiers and Prices

Today Apple made a number of announcements, including the year's major update to the iPhone in the form of the iPhone 7, and the second generation Apple Watch, known...

44 by Brandon Chester on 9/7/2016

Hands On with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

As the iPhone 6’s design turned 2 years old the iPhone 7 was launched to continue the two year cadence for their smartphone designs. As you might expect from...

91 by Joshua Ho on 9/7/2016

Apple Announces Apple Watch Series 2

In addition to announcing the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus today, Apple introduced Apple Watch Series 2. Like all first-generation products, the original Apple Watch had some...

15 by Matt Humrick on 9/7/2016

Apple Announces iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus: A10 Fusion SoC, New Camera, Wide Color Gamut, Preorders Start Sept. 9th

Today at Apple’s annual iPhone event held in San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, the company announced their next generation of iPhones: the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7...

97 by Ryan Smith on 9/7/2016

Apple Announces Q3 FY 2016 Results: App Store Up, Hardware Down

Today Apple announced their third quarter results for their fiscal year 2016. Much like last quarter, Apple has struggled to maintain the sales pace of the iPhone 6s, compared...

54 by Brett Howse on 7/26/2016

Razer Announces Mechanical Switch Keyboard For The Apple iPad Pro

When Apple announced the iPad Pro, they also announced a new accessory which was meant to be paired with the large form factor tablet in the Smart Keyboard. To...

16 by Brett Howse on 7/14/2016

A First Look At Apple's macOS Sierra

As with past years, Apple's WWDC 2016 keynote showcased the upcoming updates to Apple's operating systems and developer tools. It's hard to believe that iOS is now on its...

80 by Brandon Chester on 7/13/2016

Apple Opens The macOS Sierra Public Beta

macOS Sierra was announced at this year's WWDC, and by this point it's now on its second beta release for developers. Today Apple is making a beta version of...

14 by Brandon Chester on 7/7/2016

Apple Announces macOS Sierra: Siri, Better iOS Convergence, New Metal Features, & More

With Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in full swing, as part of the company’s annual festivities they have unveiled the next version of their venerable Macintosh operating system...

31 by Ryan Smith on 6/14/2016

Apple Announces WatchOS 3

While Apple Watch and watchOS 1 was a solid first step towards seriously addressing the smartwatch market, it was obvious to me that it was still in need of...

20 by Joshua Ho on 6/13/2016

Apple Announces iOS 10: Continued Refinement

As we get to iOS 10, there are a number of new features that Apple has added to iOS. While not a total redesign on the order of iOS...

14 by Joshua Ho on 6/13/2016

The 9.7" iPad Pro Review

In late 2015 Apple launched a tablet that they called the iPad Pro. It had been rumored for quite some time, and it had a number of features that...

148 by Brandon Chester on 6/1/2016

The iPhone SE Review

Last month Apple announced a new iPad and a new iPhone. While the iPhone was new, it was also familiar in many ways because it was direct successor to...

138 by Brandon Chester on 5/16/2016

Apple Announces Q2 Fiscal Year 2016 Results: iPhone Sales Slowed But Services Gain

This afternoon, Apple released their Q2 earnings for fiscal year 2016, which ended on March 26. The company saw revenues decline for the first time since Q1 2003, according...

41 by Brett Howse on 4/26/2016

Understanding the 9.7" iPad Pro's Display: How DCI-P3 & True Tone Work

Earlier this month Apple launched a smaller version of the iPad Pro. At 9.7" it essentially takes the place of the iPad Air 2 as Apple's flagship standard sized...

74 by Brandon Chester on 4/21/2016

Apple Refreshes MacBook with Skylake-based Core M and New Rose Gold Color

Today Apple has introduced its new generation of its MacBook laptops. On the specification sheets, this generation introduces Intel Skylake based Core m processors, updated integrated graphics, a faster...

106 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 4/19/2016

Foxconn Takes Control of Sharp

Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest contract maker of consumer electronics, announced on on Wednesday that they have officially acquired Sharp, a major maker of LCD panels and various...

7 by Anton Shilov on 3/30/2016

Apple Announces the Safari Technology Preview

Today Apple made an interesting announcement for developers regarding Safari. Safari is Apple's browser across all of their iOS and OS X devices, and the layout engine at its...

10 by Brandon Chester on 3/30/2016

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