Apple headlines for the week ending Oct. 30, 2015.
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From Macworld’s Caitlin McGarry:
In Q1 of 2016, which Apple reports in January, the company is expecting revenue between $75.5 billion and $77.5 billion. That would certainly be a solid holiday quarter.
• Apple Watch sales topped $1.7 billion in five months (AppleInsider)
• Apple R&D spending hit $8.1B in 2015, suggests continued work on massive project (AppleInsider)
From Macworld's Caitlin McGarry:
Apple is gearing up to sell its 12.9-inch tablet on Veterans Day. No word yet on whether the company will open up preorders a week early, like it did for the latest iPhones and Apple TVs.
From The Daily Dot’s Dell Cameron:
Federal courts should require Apple to unlock encrypted data because the operating system is “licensed, not sold,” to customers, the Justice Department argued in a reply brief in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
• Apple opens up its cryptographic libraries to third-party developers (VentureBeat)
From Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff:
Apple, Schiller said, is also always up for re-examining preconceived notions, whether that means selling a large-screen iPad with an optional stylus (the Apple Pencil) or creating something entirely new.
From Slate’s Sharan Shetty:
After being battered by several biographies and decades of unrelenting media coverage, the modern moviegoer is a wee bit exhausted by anything to do with Jobs, and especially indifferent to a movie called Steve Jobs that doesn’t have a big-name star at its helm.
From Reuters’ Nate Raymond:
Apple in its petition said the June decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York contradicted Supreme Court precedent and would “chill innovation and risktaking.”
• Apple’s Wi-Fi Assist iOS 9 feature subject of $5M lawsuit (NetworkWorld)
From MacRumors’ Joe Rossignol:
The new ads continue Apple’s “the only thing that’s changed is everything” campaign, focusing on the improved cameras and hands-free “Hey Siri” functionality on iPhone 6s.
• Apple Shares New ‘Half Court’ Ad Showing Off Live Photos on iPhone 6s (MacRumors)
• Apple Shares Humorous New iPhone 6s Ad Starring Bill Hader (MacRumors)
From Khaleej Times’ Alvin Cabral:
When Apple announced that it would be opening an official store in Dubai, it was widely speculated that it would be the largest in the world. Representatives of the company declined to give the store’s exact measurement.
• Pure Fitness to shut its Knightsbridge gym on Dec 15; Apple store set to open at Orchard mall (The Straits Times)
From Reuters’ Nandita Bose and David Henry:
About 48 percent of Gen Xers, in their mid-30s to mid-50s, use Apple Pay, compared with 42 percent of millennials, aged 21 to 34.
From Human Rights Campaign’s Maureen McCarty:
Apple Inc. adds its support for the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO)...it sends a clear message that Houston is focused on a future of inclusion, diversity and continued prosperity.
From CNN’s Hope King:
The trend is an indication that Apple products are “getting in the hands of people on the late side of the adoption curve,” while still remaining very popular with their core customer base -- younger, tech enthusiasts.
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