We have some ghoulishly good stories for you today on the Apple World Today News Update:
We end this week's string of podcasts with a shorter episode than yesterday's marathon, but throw a bit of opinion into the mix:
Well, the livestream is done, the Apple web store is showing off the shiny new products, and all is over until the next Apple Event... We heard about some new Apple TV features, saw a bit of Apple history 101, and got to see the new and exciting MacBook Pro. But there are a number of things that did not get discussed during today's event, and in my super-sized podcast du jour, I'll cover both the things seen and unseen.
Today's podcast will not be available in text format on the Apple World Today website-- it's almost 24 minutes long and I "winged it" instead of using a script -- but you don't have the time to sit down and watch Apple's livestream rerun or do a lot of research on your own, be sure to tune in for the details.
Today's the lull before the storm -- tomorrow, of course, is the day that Apple holds an event at which we expect to see some updated Macs. We'll have plenty of news tomorrow, but today you can feast your ears on a short podcast about:
Ahhh, the joy of earnings calls. They provide a lot of information, and are usually as dry as Death Valley National Park. Today's Apple Q4 2016 Earnings Call was no exception, so today we're taking that one-hour phone call and condensing it down to a bit over 7 minutes. Highlights? Read the rest of this post and listen to the podcast.
Apple "kinda" beat the street estimates, slightly over for earnings per share and iPhone units sold, but was just a hair under estimates for revenues at "only" $46.9 billion.
One of the key points is that supply is constrained on the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7. Apple is expecting the iPhone 7 to "catch up" during the quarter, but it sounds like supplies of the iPhone 7 Plus could be low until early in 2017.
Services now account for a huge percentage of Apple's revenues, and Apple CFO Luca Maestri noted that Apple Pay transactions were up over 500% since 2015. The company did more transactions in September of 2016 than in all of 2015.
The iOS App Store also contributed to that services revenue jump, creating 100% more revenue than the competing Google Pay app store.
There's more, so be sure to click the play button and listen to that podcast!
Today was a "kinda slow" news day to start off what should be a rather exciting week of Apple news. Tomorrow's the Q4 2016 Earnings Call, while Thursday Apple is holding its "hello again" Mac event. So what happened on this slow Monday?
It's Friday! Before you head to your favorite local watering hole or restaurant for some Friday Afternoon Club libations or a nice meal, get up to speed on the latest in Apple News:
The AWT News Update is back to the short & sweet again today, with four stories that cover the world of Apple, and beyond:
It's happening - Apple has officially announced a Mac-oriented event to be held on Thursday, October 27, and we're as excited as we can be.
In today's special edition, we look at some of the more persistent and logical rumors about the expected MacBook Pro and MacBook Air updates, as well as make some educated guesses about what might be done to refresh the rest of the Mac line.
Could we see a new iMac? Maybe a new 5K Thunderbolt Display? How about refreshed Mac mini and Mac Pro models? The Mac Pro is really getting long in the tooth, having not had a refresh since 2013.
Check out this slightly-longer-than-usual podcast and see what we think might come out of next week's event.
More on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle, a sunny outlook for iPhone sales, and an NFL coach who's punting the Microsoft Surface tablet:
Happy Monday! Even if it wasn't a good start to the week, we have lots of Apple news to hopefully cheer you up:
Ending up the week with news of a product launch, Tim Cook on AR, and an Apple Store in the Herald Square flagship Macy's Store in New York:
For a slow Apple news day, we have some fun stories for you:
Our thanks again to our sponsor for the past week, Pagico 8. Check out this powerful cross-platform data and task management app for Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android by clicking here. In today's news:
Apple and Samsung argue in front of the Supremes, Dropbox adds tons of features for iOS users, and we find out what a Phish and an iPhone have in common:
A quiet day on the Apple news front before what might be a quite impressive display of legal expertise in front of the Supreme Court dealing with the Apple-Samsung patent dispute that's been going on for years. So what do we have for you today?
Have three minutes? We have just a pair of short Apple-related stories for you today, as it is not only Fashion Friday, but Slow News Friday™ as well!
A lot of amazing stories in our podcast today, including one about the guy who designed the Apple World Today logo...who is now one of the executive producers of an Amazon Video project that just got greenlit.
Today we welcome Pagico 8 as our sponsor of Apple World Today and our podcasts. Be sure to check out this cross-platform data and task management app that will keep you and your business running smoothly. In our Apple-related news bits today:
Did we say "Apple World Today News Update"? We're sorry, but all of the news today is about Google's announcements. Of course, they DO have an impact on Apple and there are some comparisons we can make both pro and con. Here's what came out today:
October starts with a whimper from some of Apple's competitors, who are either getting out of competing markets or about to jump into them. We also look a new product for those who love that "new Mac smell":