Editorial By Daniel Eran Dilger Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 05:43 am PT (08:43 am ET) Unlike any other major consumer electronics company, Apple has long detailed quarterly unit sales along with revenue figures for its major product categories. This initially helped investors get a sense of how many buyers Apple was attracting with its Macs, and later began to reveal to investors how iPod and then iPhone were reaching entirely new audiences. Here's a look at why that's now changing in Apple's Fiscal 2019. The previous article in this series outlined why Apple's change in accounting isn't an attempt to hide bad news; the company will still be reporting revenue, and Apple just provided guidance for a record-setting holiday season this quarter. On its November 1 conference call, Apple's chief financial officer Luca Maestri stated "we have the strongest lineup ever as we enter the holiday season and we expect revenue to be between $89 billion and $93 billion, a new all-time record." … [Read more...] about Five reasons why Apple is ending unit sales reporting of Mac, iPhone, and iPad
caption I switched from iPhone to Android, and I’m not looking back. source Clancy Morgan I’ve been a diehard Apple user for as long as I can remember, and I’ve exclusively used iPhones since shortly after the first one came out in 2007. When it came time to retire my iPhone 6S this year, I was frustrated by the high price of Apple’s two newest iPhones, the XS and XR. After reading about the well-reviewed OnePlus 6T, I decided to give it – and Google’s Android operating system – a try. After three weeks with the OnePlus, I’m in love with its high-end feel at an affordable price, and with Android’s customizability and intuitiveness. It feels fresh in a way that Apple hasn’t in years – for me at least. I’m what you might call a Day One Apple user. I’ve used Apple products and Mac computers for as long as I can remember, from the Power Macintosh my parents had in the family room, to my … [Read more...] about I switched to Android after more than a decade with the iPhone, and I’m not going back. Here’s why.
Steve Jobs gets another feather in his cap when Toy Story 2, the sequel to the original 1995 Pixar hit, debuts in theaters. It goes on to become the first animated sequel in history to gross more than the original. AdvertisementWhile more a piece of Steve Jobs history than Apple history, the release of Toy Story 2 caps a spectacular year for Apple’s CEO.Originally planned as a direct-to-video movie, Toy Story 2 turned out to be a massive hit for Pixar — and, by extension, for Jobs. The Apple co-founder who was as engaged with Pixar as he would ever be at this stage. Toy Story, Jobs’ main contribution was negotiating a distribution deal with Disney. (He also acted as a cheerleader/one-man focus group as the movie came together.) For the sequel, he arguably played an even bigger part in shaping the film. A big hit for Pixar The Toy Story Animated StoryBook and The Toy Story Activity Center, to work on the movie sequel. Toy Story 2 also confirmed to Jobs that … [Read more...] about Today in Apple history: Toy Story 2 arrives in theaters
How would you like to pay $85 for a $100 bill? Well, no one we know is offering such a deal; however you can buy a $100 Apple App Store and iTunes gift card from PayPal for $85. To take advantage of the offer, which appears on eBay, buyers need to have a PayPal account. Up to four hours after the purchase is made, the buyer will receive an email containing the code required to make a purchase with the card. By paying $85 for a $100 App Store and iTunes gift card, you are grabbing a 15% discount from the face value of each card.After ringing up 2,258 cards already, PayPal says that it has a limited quantity of these available. While we don't know how many cards are left to purchase, you might not want to procrastinate. After all, it isn't every day that you're offered $100 worth of merchandise for $85. And there seems to be no restrictions on the number of cards you can buy.The card can be used in the U.S. App Store and iTunes Store to pay for apps, third party app subscriptions, games, … [Read more...] about Buy a $100 Apple App Store and iTunes gift card for $85 and save 15%
November 18, 2003: Apple debuts its 20-inch iMac G4, the company’s biggest flat-panel all-in-one computer ever. AdvertisementThe introduction makes an already superb Mac even better. Somehow, though, the additional screen real estate makes the new Mac weigh twice as much as the 17-inch model. Look at the bulbous, colorful iMac G3, on the other hand, and compare it with today’s ultra-thin, aluminum-and-glass iMac. You would be hard-pressed to see any similarity beyond the big Apple logo. At the risk of getting pretentious about it, the iMac G4 was a transition piece. It moved Apple away from the eye-catching, cutesy design that characterized the iMac G3 and the iBook and toward Apple’s now-longstanding love of austere minimalism. It was also a computer that tied back to Apple’s hippy, nature-inspired roots. Like the geodesic dome of Buckminster Fuller, the “back to nature” Whole Earth Catalog that Steve Jobs spoke about in his Stanford … [Read more...] about Today in Apple history: Apple introduces its biggest iMac G4 yet