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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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Apple issues Earth Day burn to Samsung

Apple issues Earth Day burn to Samsung

A number of publications being distributed across the UK this week are carrying an Apple-made advertisement coinciding with Earth Day. As Apple’s ongoing court case with Samsung rolls on in the background, these ads run right out in public, suggesting one very pointed issue. "There are some ideas we want every company to copy," it says, suggesting that their eco-friendly initiatives are not under copyright like their patents.

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The Apple Campus 2 video that clinched the Cupertino spaceship

The Apple Campus 2 video that clinched the Cupertino spaceship

A clearer version of the video showing Apple Campus 2 - aka the Apple spaceship - has been shared, complete with architect Norman Foster reminiscing on Steve Jobs' first telephone call in which he asked for help designing the huge, circular complex. "One of the most memorable things - and perhaps vital to the project," Foster says, "was Steve saying "don't think of me as your client, think of me as one of your team.""

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Larger iPhone 6 could cannibalize iPad mini

Larger iPhone 6 could cannibalize iPad mini

When the first real glimpses of the iPad mini came about, a wave of analyst suggestions made clear the possibility that a new iPad could eat into sales of an old one. More importantly, an iPad with a smaller display and a smaller price had real potential for eating into sales of the larger, more expensive model. As it turned out, there was a possibility that the iPad mini would cannibalize AND drive iPad sales as it hit the market.

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Apple marks Earth Day 2014 with Tim Cook “Better” eco-video

Apple marks Earth Day 2014 with Tim Cook “Better” eco-video

Apple has relaunched its Environmental Responsibility hub on Earth Day 2014, renewing attention on its materials selection, the impact of climate change, and how it is sourcing energy for new projects like the Yerington, Nevada data center from solar farms. The company also has a new video, filmed at different Apple locations around the world and narrated by CEO Tim Cook, in which the chief exec discusses the "big responsibility to leave a smaller footprint."

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Nike denies Fuelband death but wearable whispers continue

Nike denies Fuelband death but wearable whispers continue

Nike has denied reports that it will kill off the FuelBand, insisting that the fitness-tracking wearable was "an important part" of the company's business overall, though rumors persist that Nike's strategy has changed to one of seeking partnerships instead of making its own hardware. Late last week it was suggested that Nike had effectively dissolved the Nike+ division responsible for the Fuelband SE, while today chatter of a hunt for an external hardware partner - for which Nike would make software and services - has reignited rumors of Apple involvement.

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