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The Week in Apple News and Rumors: Apple Q2 2017 earnings, iPhone 8 rumors, Apple Park drone videos, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending May 5, 2017.

Apple headlines for the week ending May 5, 2017
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Apple headlines for the week ending May 5, 2017

Plenty of important news and juicy rumors from the past week. Check out the Apple-related headlines in this week’s slideshow. Just click on the link to get more information.

Apple in Q2: Sold fewer iPhones than last year, but also made more money
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Apple sold fewer iPhones in Q2 than Q1, as always, but also sold fewer phones than in Q2 of 2016. However, the company made more money off the iPhones it did sell this quarter over last—$33.25 billion vs. $32.86 billion, to be precise.

iPhone 8 rumors: Announced in June or delayed ‘til 2018?
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Apple is tinkering with assembling OLEDs for the first time, as well as incorporating new fingerprint and camera sensors—so if there was an iPhone model that requires a little more time, the iPhone 8 would be it.

Apple’s Last Plastic MacBook Now Considered Obsolete
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Apple has also added all models of the iPhone 3G to the “iPhone products obsolete worldwide” list, but it also continues to be listed under “iPhone products vintage in the United States and obsolete in the rest of the world” so its official status is unclear.

Apple could finally launch a Siri speaker at WWDC
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The speaker will reportedly look markedly similar to a Mac Pro with concave top and the speaker’s mesh covering the entire device.

App Store Sources and App Referrer Data Now Available
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App Analytics in iTunes Connect now provides insight on where customers discover your app, including App Store browsing and search, within other apps, or on the web.

Apple joins ‘Made in America’ trend with $1 billion fund to promote U.S. manufacturing
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The fund will invest in small American companies manufacturing products here. Cook said Apple would announce the first investment from the fund this month.

Apple Plans to Sell Lots of Bonds, But No 30-Year Maturities
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[Apple] came to market with a plan to sell sets of bonds maturing in three, five, seven and 10 years. This is pretty much customary for Apple—with one difference. Usually, Apple also sells a 30-year tranche.