Apple

This afternoon, Apple announced their earnings for the second quarter of their 2018 fiscal year, and the company has set a new revenue record for the quarter with $61.1 billion in revenue. Apple had a gross margin of 38.3% for the quarter, down slightly from the 38.9% margin a year ago. Operating income for the quarter was up 12.7% to $15.9 billion, and net income was up 25% to $13.8 billion. Earnings per share came in at $2.73, up 30% from a year ago. Apple Q2 2018 Financial Results (GAAP) Q2'2018 Q1'2018 Q2'2017 Revenue (in Billions USD) $61.137 $88.293 $52.896 Gross Margin (in Billions USD) $23.422 $33.912 $20.591 Operating Income (in Billions USD) $15.894 $26.274 $14.097 Net Income (in Billions USD) $13.822 $20.065 $11.029 Margins 38.3% 38.4% 38.9% Earnings per Share (in USD) $2.73 $3.92 $2.10 As always with Apple, the bulk of their revenue came from the iPhone, which pulled in...

New Apple iPad with Pencil Support: From $299 for Students

As part of the Apple announcements today at the education focused event in Chicago, Apple introduced/refreshed an iPad aimed mostly at students. The heart of the iPad is similar...

23 by Ian Cutress on 3/27/2018

Best Laptops: Q1 2018

It's time for another look at the notebook market. We are well into the 8th gen rollout for Intel, and AMD is shipping several systems with Ryzen Mobile now...

38 by Brett Howse on 3/16/2018

Bringing Vulkan to Apple's Platforms: Khronos Group Announces Open Source MoltenVK 1.0 & SDKs

One of the unfortunate outcomes of Apple's desire to build their own top-to-bottom software ecosystems is that the company has gradually pulled away from supporting common APIs, particularly in...

17 by Nate Oh on 2/26/2018

Apple Announces Q1 FY 2018 Earnings

This afternoon Apple announced their earnings, and for the quarter, they had record revenues of $88.293 billion, which is up 13% from the same quarter a year ago. Margins...

12 by Brett Howse on 2/1/2018

European Union Fines Qualcomm $1.23 Billion for Anti-Competitive Apple Deal

This morning the European Union’s European Commission became the latest regulatory body to fine Qualcomm over anti-competitive actions undertaken by the company. The investigation, which we’ve been expecting the...

36 by Ryan Smith on 1/24/2018

Apple’s $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Program Accelerated, Available From Today

Following widespread criticism for reducing SoC frequency because of battery degradation, Apple announced plans to cut down the price of an out-of-warranty battery replacement for the iPhone 6 and...

95 by Anton Shilov on 12/30/2017

Apple Issues Updated Statement On Battery Ageing

Following the attention that Apple had gotten over the past few weeks regarding the discovery of mechanisms that reduce CPU frequency on devices with aged batteries, Apple has now...

99 by Andrei Frumusanu & Anton Shilov on 12/29/2017

Apple Confirms CPU Limitation In Ageing Devices

Over the last week there's been increasing discussion and evidence of Apple's supposed introduction of CPU throttling mechanisms directly related to the battery wear level on Apple iPhones. The...

122 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/21/2017

Apple Starts iMac Pro Sales on Dec. 14: 8/10-Core Models At Launch, 14/18-Core Models Due in 2018

Apple has announced that sales of its previously announced iMac Pro all-in-one workstations will start on Thursday, December 14. On that day, the company is expected to make its...

76 by Anton Shilov on 12/13/2017

Toshiba Signs Deal To Sell Memory Business

After being approved by the board of directors last week, Toshiba's deal to sell their memory business to a consortium led by Bain Capital has been signed and will...

9 by Billy Tallis on 9/28/2017

Toshiba To Proceed With Sale Of Memory Business To Consortium

The latest and possibly final round of bidding for Toshiba's memory business concluded today with Toshiba's board selecting a consortium led by private equity firm Bain Capital as the...

12 by Billy Tallis on 9/20/2017

Apple 2017: The iPhone X (Ten) Announced

The hot button item expected to come from Apple’s announcement today was the set of iPhones being announced. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were the expected models...

171 by Ian Cutress on 9/12/2017

Apple 2017: Announcing a new Apple Watch Series 3, with Intel LTE/Cellular

Today at Apple’s new Steve Jobs Theatre, Apple announced its new Apple Watch, called the Series 3. This is a new model above the Series 2 announced last year...

44 by Ian Cutress on 9/12/2017

The Apple 2017 iPhone Event Live Blog

We're here at Apple's new Steve Jobs theater on their new corporate campus for the company's annual iPhone reveal event

122 by Ryan Smith & Joe Shields on 9/12/2017

Western Digital Launches SanDisk iXpand Base SD-Based Storage for iPhone with Backup Capability

Western Digital has introduced its new SanDisk iXpand Base storage solution for Apple iOS-based devices. Just like the SanDisk iXpand flash drive launched several years ago, the new device...

14 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2017

Apple Announces Q3 FY 2017 Results

This afternoon, Apple announced their earnings for the third quarter of their 2017 fiscal year. Revenue grew 7% year-over-year to $45.408 billion USD for the three months ending July...

40 by Brett Howse on 8/1/2017

Apple Discontinues iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

Apple has discontinued its iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle personal media players. The only iPod that remains in Apple’s fleet is the iPod Touch, which is based on the...

19 by Anton Shilov on 7/27/2017

New Intel Kaby Lake Core i3 Processors: i3-7340, i3-7320T, i3-7120T, i3-7120

Last week Intel recently updated its specifications for the 7th generation processors. In doing so, we can see several new Kaby Lake i3 SKUs coming to desktop, along with...

52 by Ian Cutress & Joe Shields on 7/14/2017

Qualcomm’s New Lawsuit Cites Six Patents, Seeks US Sales Ban of Infringing Apple Products

Qualcomm is about to enter another round of its legal battle against Apple. With a new complaint, the company is set to file on Friday with the U.S. ITC...

64 by Anton Shilov on 7/6/2017

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