By Mikey Campbell Thursday, September 06, 2018, 07:38 pm PT (10:38 pm ET) Apple supplier Broadcom on Thursday said it expects strong seasonal sales to drive a 25 percent sequential rise in wireless revenue for the fourth quarter of 2018, echoing statements made during the lead up to last year's iPhone 8 and iPhone X launch. Speaking with analysts in a post-earnings conference call covering the third quarter of 2018, Broadcom CEO Hock Tan said he expects a "seasonal uptick" in wireless parts orders to drive current quarter revenue forecasts, reports Broadcom. The 25 percent boost is in large part thanks to a ramp in manufacturing at a "North American customer," believed by analysts to be Apple. Broadcom supplies a number of components used in iPhone devices, including the touchscreen and wireless charging controllers found in iPhone 8 and iPhone X. While wireless revenue is expected to jump on a sequential basis, the forecast is down in single-digit percentage from a year ago, the … [Read more...] about Apple supplier’s sales forecast suggests holiday iPhone shipments on pace to meet 2017 levels
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Are you all about gadgets? Are you into wearables? Then the next few years might be very exciting for you.Health and fitness are at the heart of smartwatches nowadays. But with rapid developments in cellular connectivity, especially 5G, and integration with more internet-of-things devices, IDC predicts that upcoming smartwatches will be all about making your life more efficient. "The smartwatches of 2022, even 2020, will make today's smartwatches seem quaint," said Ramon Llamas, research director for IDC's wearables team, in a release Tuesday. "The smartwatch market is heading for steady growth in the years to come."Smartwatches will account for 44.6 percent of all wearables shipped by the end of 2022, said IDC. Apple smartwatches will lead with a 17.3 percent share in 2022, followed by watches powered by Google's Wear OS with 9.8 percent of the market. Other types of wearables such as "earwear" and connected clothing will also become more popular over the next four years. Also on … [Read more...] about By 2022, today’s smartwatches will seem ‘quaint,’ predicts IDC
Hands-On By Andrew O'Hara Saturday, May 12, 2018, 01:28 pm PT (04:28 pm ET) There is no shortage of weather apps on the App Store —we don't want to count how many we've tried. There are great ones, and WeatherKit is among them. You can't go wrong opting for Dark Sky, Weather Underground, or AccuWeather. They all have great features. There are so many different things that people require. Features like large amounts of data, several different live maps, extended forecasts, or instant precipitation alerts all appeal to different folks, in different ways.WeatherKit, or Aerium as it used to be called, is meant to be a general purpose weather app for everyone. It doesn't have quite as many features as some other apps do, but it is designed to present the information that you need, clearly, accurately, and with a beautiful layout.A walk through WeatherKit When the app is launched, the current weather is presented amid a large, simple gradient background alongside a bit of text … [Read more...] about Hands On: WeatherKit for iPhone and iPad is a beautiful forecasting app for everyone
Morgan Stanley's tech analyst Katy Huberty made some changes today to her official estimates for Apple. She now expects iPhone revenue for fiscal year 2017 (which ends in late September 2017) to drop 3% from earlier forecasts. During the second half of this current fiscal year, consumers will most likely hold off on purchasing the iPhone until the new models are unveiled. Huberty also cut her Fiscal Year 2017 iPhone shipments by 7%, while hiking the average selling price by 4% thanks to higher pricing for the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.For the just completed December quarter, Huberty sees Apple shipping 75 million iPhone units, down from her previous forecast of 79 million. For the March quarter, the analyst cut her forecast also by 4 million handsets to 51 million units from 55 million. Things will start popping with the next gen iPhone models that should be unveiled during Apple's fiscal fourth quarter of 2017. We expect to see the Apple iPhone 7s, Apple iPhone 7s Plus and the premium Apple … [Read more...] about Morgan Stanley cuts estimate of 2017 iPhone shipments, adds to the 2018 forecast
Everyone has barely had enough time to recover from Black Friday. Now, today is Cyber Monday which means that you should be able to find a ton of products on sale online. As it turns out, shopping on mobile handsets and tablets was already extremely popular this past weekend; the top 100 stateside retailers as reported by Adobe Analytics rang up a record $7.9 billion in online sales during Black Friday and Thanksgiving. Sounds like retailers ended up with the larger half of the wishbone as those sales were up 17.9% year-over-year. Adobe says that today will set a new record for the most online sales on a single day in U.S. shopping history. Adobe predicts that $6.6 billion in merchandise will get rung up in cyberspace today, with the vast majority of sales being made on smartphones and tablets. Even though some stores offered gifts or last minute discounts to Black Friday shoppers who actually made an appearance inside a store, parking spots at shopping malls were plentiful as shoppers … [Read more...] about Mobile shopping expected to drive record online sales figures today for Cyber Monday in the U.S.