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Apple has recently launched its streaming music service called Apple Music as well as the Beats 1 radio in Taiwan. The launch took place nearly a week after the debut of the service in Turkey.
The Taiwanese customers can use Apple Music for three months for free. Once the trial ends, they will have to pay about $4.50 USD each month. The family plan is a bit more expensive.
Apple on Tuesday announced the financial results in the first fiscal quarter of 2016. The tech giant posted quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion and net profit of $18.4 billion. In the year-ago quarter, Apple posted quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and net profit of $18 billion, so looks like we have a new record here. The reason for such good results is quite obvious: first fiscal quarter corresponds to the fourth calendar quarter better known as the winter holiday quarter. Traditionally, Apple sells more products during these couple of months.
According to the latest figures shared by reporters, during the fiscal 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook earned nearly $10.3 million. The salary accounted for $2 million, non-equity incentive compensation for $8 million and other types of income made additional $280,000. In 2014, Apple CEO managed to earn $9.2 million, which is approximately $1 million less than in 2015. Just like his company, Cook demonstrated a good financial result.
According to the latest announcement made by Apple on its Investor Relations portal, the company will release the report devoted to financial results in the first fiscal quarter of 2016, which is also the fourth calendar quarter of 2015 on Tuesday, January 26th.
Apple shares closed 2015 at $105.26, which is more than 4% down in comparison with the start of the year. This is the first negative year for Apple since 2008, Reuters reporters write. They add that In 2008, Apple shares finished down enormous 52%.
Google on Wednesday officially announced the annual "Year in Search" results. These results reflect the most popular searches in a wide range of categories. If to speak about the Trending Consumer Tech category, the searches somehow connected with Apple managed to top it.
According to the latest report from several more or less reliable insiders, despite popular beliefs, former Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs might have been aware of the Apple Watch. The information comes from the Creative Strategies analyst Tim Bajarin, who has been an acquaintance of Steve Jobs and thus talked with him a number of times. Below you can take a look at the thoughts of this analyst:
As it was already mentioned on our website, Apple on Tuesday officially released iOS 9.2 to users worldwide. The latest update features a number of important bug fixes and improvements for Safari, Mail and Apple Music and is available for all users of compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units. One can upgrade to iOS 9.2 either through iTunes for Mac or Windows, or use the OTA update, which should be available through the Settings app.
Apart from the enhancements mentioned in our previous post, it turns out that Apple has also fixed the issue causing iPad Pro unresponsiveness after charging. Previously, a special support page suggested that the company was investigating the issue, while now that same page indicates that “updating your iPad Pro to iOS 9.2 or later” should fix everything.
Following the release of the first testing version for a small number of iOS users last month, Microsoft has just released Cortana to users in the United States of America and China. As of Wednesday, Microsoft’s virtual assistant is available on the App Store and can be downloaded for free by all those who have an US or Chinese account.
Apple on Tuesday released iOS 9.2 to users worldwide. The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system features a wide number of stability, security and performance enhancements as well as some changes for Apple Music, Mail and Safari. Apart from that, the most-recent update brought the support for Lightning to SD Card Reader, Arabic language for Siri and some other less conspicuous enhancements for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.
The long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro went on sale in the United States and a number of other countries on Wednesday, November 11th. It’s Friday now, and first lucky customers have already received their pre-ordered tablets. What this means is that now we have an opportunity to take a look at first exclusive hands on videos and short reviews revealing new features of Apple’s largest-ever tablet and decide whether we need this device or not.
I’ve chosen a couple of clips I find the most interesting and posted them below. Take a look and let me know what you think about the iPad Pro.
First reviewer says that the iPad Pro is actually ‘almost Pro’ as it doesn't have any new features, except for the screen size, in comparison with the iPad Air 2.
ArsTechnica experts have recently tested the iPad Pro using Geekbench 3 benchmark and compared the results of this tablet with the results of the iPhone 6s, iPad 2, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 2. The iPad Pro outperforms all iOS devices that have been tested in both single-core and multi-core tests and that is not strange since Apple has assured its users that this device is the most efficient in the entire lineup of portable Apple-branded gadgets.
Below you can take a look at the charts showing the Geekbench results.
The iFixit team has recently performed a teardown of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which went on sale on Wednesday, November 11th. The experts have found many interesting things inside of Apple’s largest tablet ever and shared the information with us. Below you may take a look at the images showing the disassembled iPad Pro and read about the key specs of the long-awaited device.
Ahead of the official start of iPad Pro pre-orders in as many as 40 countries of the world on Wednesday, November 11th, Apple has released a new commercial showcasing the 12.9-inch tablet. The short ad is available either below or on Apple’s YouTube channel, so you can watch it right now.
Apple has just officially confirmed that the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro will become available for pre-order in the United States and a number of other countries of the first wave of launch on Wednesday, November 11th. After that, by the end of this week, the larger-screened tablet will go on sale at Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and partner stores across the globe. Together with the iPad Pro, customers will get an opportunity to buy the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil.