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Apple “on the prowl”: 24 acquisitions in 18 months

Apple “on the prowl”: 24 acquisitions in 18 months

Generally the news is that Apple was discovered to have acquired a single company. Today it’s become apparent that Apple has been acquiring companies rather quickly, with Tim Cook himself confirming that they’d acquired 24 companies over the past 18 months. "That shows that we are on the prowl," said Cook.

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Apple Q214 earnings tap $10.2 billion net profit

Apple Q214 earnings tap $10.2 billion net profit

Starting off the quarter with a record-breaking quarter for revenue from services, Apple showed a quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion USD. This amount works with a quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, turning out $11.62 USD per diluted share for the quarter. This is Apple’s financial Q2 for 2014.

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Apple iPhone and iPad sales: 43.7m and 16.4m in Q2 2014

Apple iPhone and iPad sales: 43.7m and 16.4m in Q2 2014

Apple sold 43.7m iPhones in Q2 2014, while iPad sales reached 16.4m, with phone sales rising compared to the previous year, though the same could not be said of the tablet category. Sales of the iPhone decreased 14-percent quarter-on-quarter - though were up 17-percent year-on-year - while revenue from smartphone sales dropped by a fifth to $26bn QoQ but up 14-percent YoY.

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Apple opens OS X Beta Seed Program (but demands silence)

Apple opens OS X Beta Seed Program (but demands silence)

Apple typically plays its beta software cards close to its chest, but the company is unexpectedly throwing open the doors with the OS X Beta Seed Program. The scheme offers early access to OS X 10.9.3 to anybody who wants to try it out, on the understanding that you'll report any bugs, issues, or feedback to help Apple tweak ahead of the public release.

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Samsung vs Apple: FaceTime takes the stand

Samsung vs Apple: FaceTime takes the stand

This week Samsung has gone on the offensive with their suggestion that Apple’s FaceTime is a patent infringer. Samsung’s own patent for compression of video before transmission is being held against Apple inside FaceTime, this new push tapping devices in Apple's lineup such as the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, and iPhone 5.

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