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Apple quarterly report: $49b revenue, 47m iPhones, 10.9m iPads, 4.7m Macs

Apple has posted their quarterly earnings for the June quarter. Posted are quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion and net profit of $10.7 billion. This is is compared to revenue of $37.4 billion and net profit of $7.7 billion in the year-ago quarter. Earnings per share rose to $1.85 per diluted share from $1.28 last year. Gross margin also was up slightly,…

Apple patent joins touch input with solar cells

Revealed by Patently Apple, an early 2014 patent from Apple describes how solar cells could be placed alongside touch sensors in wireless devices to gather natural and artificial light for energy storage. The patent presents a case for the idea by talking about a wireless device with disposable batteries: Disposable and rechargeable batteries are…

Video: iPod touch unboxing, first look, camera preview

Our friend Beau HD at PhoneDog has unboxed the new iPod touch in one of its new colors, gold. In addition to going through the packaging and other inclusions, Beau goes over the general performance of the new model, and provides some photos taken with the new iPod as a preview for his upcoming full review. The new iPod touch comes close to iPhone 6…

Apple publishes 4 new Apple Watch advertisements

Apple has published 4 new advertisements to YouTube today, continuing to promote their first product in the wearables market, Apple Watch. The ads focus on the contexts of fitness, raising children, and travel. The first, titled “Goals,” focuses on how Apple Watch can be used for fitness. The advertisement shows both Apple’s Activity app and…

Former iAd executive leaves Apple to collect data elsewhere

Former iAd leader Winston Crawford has left Apple to join Drawbridge, where he will serve as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Drawbridge is an anonymous cross-device identity company that aims to identify individuals by determining what devices belong to a single person. The company claims to have 97.3% “verified accuracy” with their…

Report: Apple, TV networks in talks over cable-killer TV app

The New York Post has reported that Apple is negotiating with major TV networks to bring broadcast stations to their as-of-yet unannounced TV service. While in talks with ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, Apple has apparently stated that they want to provide local TV feeds on their service. However, each of the networks don’t control the individual affiliate…

Samsung and TSMC working on higher efficiency mobile processors

Business Korea reports that Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) are racing to perfect a 10-nanometer process for ARM processors. The first to get things right is expected to win a contract with Apple to manufacture future processors. TSMC skipped any 14-nanometer efforts, for which Samsung came out ahead. This time around,…

Apple publishes new “If it’s not an iPhone” ads

According to Apple, “If it’s not an iPhone… It’s not an iPhone.” As the first two advertisements in what seems to be a new ad campaign, Apple has chosen to focus on what sets iPhones apart from the competition. The first advertisement focuses on the benefits of Apple’s hardware/software integration, in plain very plain language. Apple explains that…