The week in Apple news: Apple's Q2 results, Apple Watch 2 rumors, CareKit apps, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending April 29, 2016.


Apple headlines for the week ending Apr. 29, 2016

The big news this week is that Apple released its 2016 second-quarter financials. Revenue is down, but the company still made $10.5 billion in profit. That’s more profit than what Alphabet, Facebook, and Microsoft made combined. You’ll find more Apple related headlines in this slideshow. Just click the link to get more information.

apple 2016q2

From Macworld’s Caitlin McGarry:

iPhone sales are down, as expected, though the company sold 51.2 million of them in Q2, beating the 50.7 million estimated units sold. Apple just didn’t sell as many iPhones as it did in Q2 of 2015, which was a record-breaking quarter with 61.2 million units sold.

Mac sales fall 12 percent in second-biggest downturn since ‘07 (Computerworld)

iphone upgrade program

From Macworld’s Caitlin McGarry:

Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program has a couple of advantages: You can upgrade your phone every year directly through Apple, and the monthly fee you pay includes AppleCare+ protection.

Inside One of the World’s Most Secretive iPhone Factories (Bloomberg)

apple watch 2 rumors

From Macworld’s Caitlin McGarry:

According to the WSJ, Apple Watch 2 will include cellular connectivity and a beefier processor so apps will load more quickly. That might mean yet another data plan to pay for, but the watch would function on its own instead of being tethered to an iPhone.

Apple just laid down the law on Apple Watch, requiring native apps by June 1 (Macworld)

macbook teardown

From iFixIt:

While it’s no more repairable than last year’s edition, it does benefit from sharing a lot of the same parts and repair procedures.

fbi iphone hack

From Macworld’s Oscar Raymundo:

The FBI claims that the reasoning behind the decision is that it lacks the technical expertise to decipher the underlying code that facilitated hacking into the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters.

FBI paid under $1 million to unlock San Bernardino iPhone (Reuters)

carekit apps live

From Macworld’s Caitlin McGarry:

If your doctor has access to your self-reported symptoms, data from your iPhone and/or Apple Watch’s sensors, and her own tests and observations, imagine how much more effective your treatments would be.

contract recruiters

From VentureBeat’s Jordan Novet:

In all, more than 100 people could be affected by the moves, the source said. The company currently has no public job postings for recruiters.

karen appleton news

From Re/code’s Arik Hesseldahl:

At Box, she was senior VP for industries and led the cloud company’s efforts to reach customers in vertical industries. She was also the founder of, which made its file-sharing and collaboration technology available to nonprofit organizations for free or at reduced rates.

carl icahn stock

From Fortune’s Dan Primack:

Icahn claimed an overall profit of around $2 billion on his Apple investments.

apple india exemption


”The committee has found that the company’s products are cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art. It has recommended to exempt them from the local sourcing norms,” sources said.

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