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...

The Apple iPad Mini 4 Review

For a while now Apple has been holding two launch events toward the end of each year. The first event in September is used to launch new iPhones, and...

96 by Brandon Chester on 10/28/2015

Apple FY 2015 Q4 Results: Record Fourth Quarter With 48 Million iPhones Sold

Today Apple released their Q4 results from fiscal year 2015, and in what seems like an almost unending cycle, the company has once again set a new record for...

44 by Brett Howse on 10/27/2015

Apple Updates Their iMac Peripherals

In addition to introducing a new 21.5" iMac with 4K Retina display and an upgraded 27" iMac with 5K Retina display, Apple also announced some interesting improvements to their...

68 by Brandon Chester on 10/13/2015

Analyzing Apple's Statement on TSMC and Samsung A9 SoCs

Since we first learned that the A9 SoC in Apple’s iPhone 6s lineup is dual sourced - that is that it's being made by two different vendors with two...

147 by Ryan Smith & Joshua Ho on 10/9/2015

Apple’s A9 SoC Is Dual Sourced From Samsung & TSMC

Picking up from our conversation this morning on Apple’s A9 SoC, the crew over at Chipworks has been working hard over the weekend to decap A9 and their first...

99 by Ryan Smith on 9/28/2015

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Preliminary Results

At this point the iPhone release cycle is pretty well understood. One year, Apple releases the design refresh that changes the external design significantly while generally focusing on evolving...

185 by Joshua Ho on 9/28/2015

Apple Delays Release Of watchOS 2 Due To Unspecified Bug

Today Apple will release iOS 9, and Apple Watch users were also supposed to receive an update to watchOS 2 which comes with a number of significant improvements to...

11 by Brandon Chester on 9/16/2015

The Apple iOS 9 Review

2015 has been a pretty big year for Apple as a company. Product launches this year included the Apple Watch, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the iPad Mini...

227 by Brandon Chester on 9/16/2015

Hands on With the iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4

While the iPhones are an important aspect of Apple’s September annual announcements, the real surprise of the show was the iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4. For those that...

183 by Joshua Ho on 9/10/2015

Hands On With the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

While the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are relatively the same phone on the surface compared to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, in just about half an hour...

74 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2015

Apple Announces the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Today, Apple announced their refresh of the iPhone 6 lineup, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. For those that are unfamiliar with Apple’s “s” refreshes, these are years...

61 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2015

Apple Announces Release Dates for iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X El Capitan

Today Apple made a number of new announcements at their fall 2015 event. There are two new iPhones, two new iPads, and a new Apple TV set top box...

7 by Brandon Chester on 9/9/2015

Apple Announces the iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4

Today Apple held their fall launch event, and it was the biggest event that the company has held in quite some time. We got firm launch dates for iOS...

128 by Brandon Chester on 9/9/2015

Apple Reports Q3 FY 2015 Results: Record Results With Strong iPhone And Mac Sales

Today Apple released their earnings for Q3 of fiscal year 2015, which ended June 27th. In what seems to be a never-ending sequence of records, once again, Apple posted...

83 by Brett Howse on 7/21/2015

The Apple Watch Review

Prior to the launch of the Apple Watch, there had been rumors that Apple would make a watch for quite some time. In a broader sense, the wearables industry...

268 by Joshua Ho & Brandon Chester on 7/20/2015

Apple Refreshes The iPod Touch With A8 SoC And New Cameras

Today Apple released a new version of the iPod Touch. The previous model of the iPod Touch was released back in 2012, and over time it has seen a...

55 by Brandon Chester on 7/15/2015

Apple Launches iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan Public Betas

At this year's WWDC Apple announced that like OS X Yosemite, OS X El Capitan would go through a period where public betas were available to a certain group...

15 by Brandon Chester on 7/9/2015

A First Look At Apple's OS X El Capitan

Right on schedule, at last week’s World Wide Developers Conference Apple announced the next iteration of their desktop OS, OS X. Version 10.11, dubbed El Capitan, is the latest...

100 by Ryan Smith on 6/15/2015

Apple’s Metal API Comes to OS X Desktops

At last year’s WWDC, Apple introduced their Metal API for iOS 8. A low-level graphics API, Metal was originally designed to bring the benefits of low-level graphics programming to...

63 by Ryan Smith on 6/10/2015

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