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Apple’s iPhone earnings “stall” was inevitable

Apple’s iPhone earnings “stall” was inevitable

For the first time since the iPhone was introduced, growth appears to have stalled. In Apple's earnings call for their financial Q1, 2016, they've revealed that the iPhone's growth (year-over-year) sits at 0% for unit sales growth and just 1% for revenue growth. This same quarter one year ago showed 46% unit sales growth year-over-year, while the same quarter the year before that showed 7% unit sales growth year-over-year. So wait a second, you might be saying, is this the sort of thing that happens every other year?

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iPhone 7 may have a dual-lens camera option

iPhone 7 may have a dual-lens camera option

It would seem that Apple doesn't have enough different models of their flagship phone. Currently, their latest model comes in two different flavors, with one having a 4.7-inch screen, and another with a 5.5-inch screen. If rumors are to be believed, there may be two different 5.5-inch versions of the iPhone 7.

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Chrome iOS update cuts crashes by 70%

Chrome iOS update cuts crashes by 70%

It's not often that a company will come forth and let you know that their product has a tendency to fail on a regular basis. When they do, it's usually followed by an announcement about how they've fixed the problem. And that's pretty much exactly how things went down today, when Google announced a new version of Chrome for iOS.

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iPad Air 3 rumored, or hoped, to get 4 speakers, camera flash

iPad Air 3 rumored, or hoped, to get 4 speakers, camera flash

Now that word of the iPad Air 3 arriving in March has once again surfaced, speculation, and sometimes wishful thinking, about the tablet's upcoming features. Not much is known about it, which makes the iPad Air 3 the perfect blank slate for the rumor mill. Two such features, which perhaps need a good amount of salt, revolve around the tablet's speakers and camera. For one, some are saying that the iPad Air 3 will have four speakers like the iPad Pro. And, quite amusingly, it will also have a flash for the rear camera.

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Apple News tipped in plan to add paywall content

Apple News tipped in plan to add paywall content

Apple is looking to appease publishers with subscription content by adding a paywall option to Apple News, according to a new report. Under this change, Apple News users would have the option of subscribing to paid content, expanding their options while making Apple’s service more attractive to companies. Under the current arrangement, paid content excerpts can be shown on Apple News.

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Tim Cook’s VR comment

Tim Cook’s VR comment

This afternoon during Apple's financial Q1 2016 earnings call, Tim Cook was asked one question about VR. When asked about whether or not virtual reality devices in 2016 were a niche product, Tim Cook had the following to say: "I don't think [VR] is a niche, it's really cool and has some interesting applications." That's it. Does this mean Apple is investing in virtual reality hardware and applications? Not necessarily, but it certainly doesn't discount that idea.

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Apple’s 1-billion active devices figure in perspective

Apple’s 1-billion active devices figure in perspective

This afternoon, Apple announced many firsts and bests, one of the simplest being "1 Billion Active Installed Base". This number represents what Apple has recorded as "iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Apple Watch devices that have been engaged with [Apple] services within the past 90 days". That's one whole heck of a lot of devices. It doesn't account for devices that've been active offline exclusively, and it doesn't count how many Apple devices have been sold to date.

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Apple’s Q1 2016 revenue grows while Mac sales slow

Apple’s Q1 2016 revenue grows while Mac sales slow

This afternoon Apple reported their financial Q1 2016 earnings with a cool $29.3 billion in revenue in the Americas and a total of $75.9 billion worldwide. This is up 47% sequentially and up 2% year-over-year, while guidance from the company last quarter suggested they'd be "$75.5 billion and $77.5 billion" - so they're right on the money. This overarching revenue story is told by iPhone sales, primarily, and iPad, Mac, and Services revenue to a slightly lesser degree.

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Apple reports slowest iPhone sales growth since dawn of device

Apple reports slowest iPhone sales growth since dawn of device

Apple reported quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion as well as quarterly net profit of $18.4 billion. Apple suggested today that they'd sold a cool 74.8 million iPhones in this fiscal 1st quarter, up just 1 percent from the amount of iPhones sold this same quarter just one year ago. While this could be accounted for by the launch of the iPhone 6 as a "tick" year, and the iPhone 6s as a "tock", this is the slowest growth the company has seen for iPhone sales since the device line originally launched.

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Spotify videos launch on Android first, iOS second

Spotify videos launch on Android first, iOS second

Well, well, well, Spotify, you decided to break the never-ending trend of iOS updates to apps coming before Android. Well, well, well indeed. Today Spotify launches their video initiative, called Spotify Video, bringing on all manner of video bits and pieces - entertainment videos to news updates - inside the Spotify subscriber portal and app and so forth. The videos you find here are short, and tiny. They're meant to be consumed in very short bursts.

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