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Apple to Terminate iTunes Music Downloads in 2-4 Years… Or Not?





According to the report that appeared online on Wednesday, Apple plans to terminate iTunes music downloads within the next 2-4 years. The reason for termination of digital music downloads most likely connected with weak music sales over the last couple of year and growing popularity of streaming music services like Apple Music in many countries. In fact, music industry experts claim that by 2020, the revenue from Apple Music may be 10 times larger than the revenue from iTunes music downloads.


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Thursday, May 12th, 2016. 18:41

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Apple’s MacBook Market Share Falls 40% in Q1 2016



According to the latest report from TrendForce, Apple’s laptop sales have fallen more than 40% over the last couple of months. In the fourth quarter of 2015, Apple’s MacBook market share was equal to 9.7% and now it is estimated that the share accounts for 7.1%. Keeping in mind that total shipments fell in 2016, the decline made up 40.4%. In general, Apple went from the fifth place in the ranking of top laptop vendors to the sixth.


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Thursday, May 12th, 2016. 18:27

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Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s financial results in the second quarter of this year, next-generation iPhone as well as with the Apple Watch and the current iPhone 6s.


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Sunday, May 1st, 2016. 21:09

Apple Announces Financial Results in Q2 2016



Apple has announced its financial results in the second quarter of fiscal 2016. According to the data shared by the company officials, revenue generated in the course of last couple of months is equal to $50.6 billion and net profit accounts for $10.5 billion. This quarter’s earnings demonstrate the first decline in revenue in 13 years. Just for you to compare, one year ago, the figures were noticeably higher, $58 billion and $13.6 billion respectively.


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Thursday, April 28th, 2016. 0:25

iPhone Sales in 2016 May Be Lower Than in 2014 - Analyst



According to the latest report published by reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s iPhone shipments in 2016 may be lower than those of 2014. The expert believes that due to the lack of ‘attractive’ updates in the iPhone 7, the company may ship around 190-205 million iPhone units this year. Under the “worst case scenario,” Apple may become the only top-five rating vendor to see a decline in smartphone shipments. Depending on the actual sales results, the decline may account for 11.6% or 18.1% year-over-year.


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Monday, April 25th, 2016. 14:09

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Apple to Release Redesigned iPhone 8 in 2018 - Analyst



According to the latest report from usually-reliable Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz, the 2017 iPhone will be called not the iPhone 7s, but the iPhone 8. The reason for changing the branding is a major redesign and addition of the new advanced features like wireless charging, OLED display and 3D Touch Home button instead of the physical one. Apple is also expected to make the device thinner and lighter than the current model.


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Sunday, April 24th, 2016. 12:55

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Apple Cuts iPhone 6, 6s and SE Prices in Japan



Apple has reduced the price of the iPhone lineup in Japan. Such models as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and even the recently-released 4-inch iPhone SE can now be purchased 10% cheaper. For example, the entry-level 16GB iPhone SE model was available for about $483. Now its price is equal to approximately $437.


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Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. 0:18

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Apple to Announce Financial Results in Q2 of Fiscal 2016 Next Tuesday



Apple will announce the financial results in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 on Tuesday, April 26th. Back in March, it was reported that the company will reveal the information about iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac sales as well as the amount of money earned during the last couple of months on Monday, April 25th.

After the conference call, Apple is expected to share the audio from the event and publish a detailed report on the financial gains, so stay tuned for more updates on the topic.

Apple has recently unveiled the 4-inch iPhone SE that is extremely popular among the customers in China and other countries. This device may help Apple generate record revenue in this quarter.




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Thursday, April 21st, 2016. 20:49

Apple Has Secret Car Testing Facility in Berlin?



According to the latest report published by a German newspaper called Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Apple has a secret car lab in Berlin. About 15-20 experienced employees from German automotive industry are reportedly working at this facility to help the company create an innovative and advanced vehicle, the reporters claim. The report suggests that Apple’s car will be electric, but lack the support of self-driving capabilities.


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Monday, April 18th, 2016. 15:51

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iPhone SE Is Popular Among Former Android Users



According to the latest report from Slice Intelligence, the smaller 4-inch iPhone SE lures more Android switchers than the flagship iPhone 6s released in 2015. The figures shared by the analysts are based on the reports about SE pre-orders, so I guess we can trust what we see.

As noted by the experts, about 35% of early iPhone SE adopters purchased an iPhone online in the course of past two years. Nearly 16% of new owners of the 4-inch device are former Android users. If to compare these figures with those of the iPhone 6s, we’ll see that former Android owners made only 10% here.

Apple hasn’t yet announced the exact number of iPhone SE units pre-ordered in the first-wave launch countries. However, the company is expected to do this at a special conference call dedicated to the financial results in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 on April 25th.




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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016. 17:21

iPhone SE Pre-Orders Hit 3.4 Million in China



According to the latest report from CNBC, Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone SE has good chances to become an incredibly popular device. Only in China the company has received more than 3.4 million pre-orders over the last couple of days. Gold handsets have been chosen by more than 1.3 million users and the pre-orders for the rose gold iPhone SE have made up another 1.2 million units. It should be noted, however, that today’s numbers are not official. Apple may announce the exact number of pre-ordered devices in a week or so, but now we have only the reports and estimates from third-party sources.


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Monday, March 28th, 2016. 18:09

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New 9.7-inch iPad Pro: Specs Overview & First Photos



Apple has just announced the new iteration of the 9.7-inch tablet - the iPad Pro. The company has made the new product a part of the iPad Pro lineup in an attempt to refresh its product line and evoke the interest of customers.


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Monday, March 21st, 2016. 21:03

New iPhone SE: Specs Overview & First Photos



Just as we all expected, Apple has today unveiled the 4-inch iPhone SE. The handset is the first 4-inch smartphone released by Apple since 2013 and in terms of design it’s quite similar to the iPhone 5s. When it comes to the hardware specs, however, it’s absolutely different from its predecessor.


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First iPhone With OLED Display to Be Released in 2017?



According to Nikkei, Apple has changed the date of launch of the first iPhone with an OLED screen. Earlier it was reported that the new display will be released in 2018, but now the company seems to be planning to install it on the 2017 device. One of the reasons for this is poor smartphone sales in the last couple of months.


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Friday, March 4th, 2016. 1:14

iPhone SE to Get 12-Megapixel Camera, Price of About $500 - Ming-Chi Kuo



As noted by usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone SE will get a 12-megapixel camera. The expert also claims the phone will be equipped with an efficient A9 processor, NFC for Apple Pay and resemble the iPhone 5s introduced back in 2013 in terms of design.


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Saturday, February 27th, 2016. 22:23

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