Archive for July 2018

Apple Reports Best Third Quarter Ever: $53.3 Billion in Revenue, 41.3 Million iPhones Sold [Chart]



Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2018 third quarter ended June 30, 2018. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $53.3 billion, an increase of 17 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.34, up 40 percent. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

“We’re thrilled to report Apple’s best June quarter ever, and our fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Our Q3 results were driven by continued strong sales of iPhone, Services and Wearables, and we are very excited about the products and services in our pipeline.”

“Our strong business performance drove revenue growth in each of our geographic segments, net income of $11.5 billion, and operating cash flow of $14.5 billion,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We returned almost $25 billion to investors through our capital return program during the quarter, including $20 billion in share repurchases.”





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Twelve South Launches AirSnap Case for Apple AirPods



Twelve South has launched a new AirSnap leather road case for the Apple AirPods.

AirSnap is a full-grain leather case tailored to protect your AirPods while also keeping them close at hand. Slip your AirPods Charging Case into AirSnap, fasten the metal snap and your pricey ear buds are safe and sound. With the handy cutout on the bottom, you can recharge your AirPods without ever taking them out of this chic case. Plus, the top swivel clip lets you attach AirSnap to a backpack or bag so that when you’re ready to rock, your AirPods are right where you want them to be.






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Apple Offers 'Obscura 2' Camera App as a Free Download!



Apple is offering the 'Obscura 2' camera app as a free download via the Apple Store app. It's regularly priced at $4.99.

Obscura is designed to make it fast and easy to capture stunning images. Whether you're shooting in portrait or landscape, the Control Wheel fits into your hand perfectly. You won't be fumbling around trying to capture a photo when you're in a hurry – everything is accessible with one thumb. Finely tuned haptic feedback gives the devices a sense of physicality, so you can feel every adjustment.

To get the app for free, first download and install the Apple Store app from here.





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Google Maps Gets New 'Match' Feature That Predicts How Likely You Are to Enjoy a Restaurant



Google Maps for iOS has been updated with a new 'Match' feature that predicts how likely you are to enjoy a particular restaurant.

Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and explore local neighborhoods by knowing where to eat, drink and go - no matter what part of the world you’re in.

What's New In This Version:
● Our new “match” feature will help you find your one true love. And by love, we mean your next favorite cheeseburger. Tap on a food or drink spot to see how likely you are to enjoy it based on your unique preferences - so you can spend more time eating and less time searching for places to go.
● When viewing trending lists in the Explore tab, you can now see how many restaurants you’ve been to. Keep discovering and going to new places to complete a list!





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Hands-On With 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch iPhone Dummy Models [Video]



Check out this hands-on video footage with 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch iPhone dummy models allegedly made based on leaked specifications for Apple's next generation smartphones.

The videos were shared by @OnLeaks and TigerMobiles.

And today, in order to close the 2018 iPhones leaks season as I did last year, here comes a short 6.1" iPhone VS 6.5" iPhone hands-on video, on behalf of @TigerMobiles





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Logitech Acquires Blue Microphones for $117 Million



Logitech has acquired Blue Microphones for $117 million in cash. The company revealed the acquisition when announcing its financial results for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2019.

Logitech agreed to acquire Blue Microphones, based in Southern California, for approximately $117 million in cash, assuming breakeven net working capital at close. Blue Microphones is a leader in studio-quality microphones for professionals and consumers. The Blue Microphones acquisition is a new adjacent opportunity for Logitech, consistent with the Company’s approach to M&A. The transaction, which is expected to close by the end of August 2018, should contribute approximately one point of sales growth in Fiscal Year 2019.

Blue Microphones makes numerous popular microphones used by podcasters including the Snowball, Yeti, Spark, Nessie, and others.





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