Apple announces record quarter with Q1 2017 revenue of $78.4 b: 78.3m iPhones, 13m iPads, 5.3m Macs

Apple has announced holiday quarter results including $78.4b in revenue from 78.3m iPhones, 13m iPads, and 5.3m Macs sold. In addition to holiday sales, Apple’s first quarter for fiscal year 2017 includes the bulk of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sales, Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2, AirPods, as well as the launch of new MacBook Pro models. FY17 Q1 results compare to $46.9 billion in revenue, $9 billion in profit, 45.51 million iPhones, 9.28 million iPads, and 4.89 million Macs reported in the previous quarter. Apple’s last record quarter occurred a year prior, Apple reported $75.9 billion in revenue, $18.4 billion in profit, 48 million iPhones, 9.8 million iPads, and 5.3 million Macs for comparison. Analysts predicted a return to growth after three quarters of declining sales. Full press release after the break, and stick around for our earnings call live blog at the top of the hour: more… Filed under:...

Feature Request: iCloud Photo Library support for multiple Apple IDs

Over the years Apple has made steady improvements to how our devices sync content. On the whole, it’s becoming more seamless to keep photos, videos and other content synced and organized across multiple iOS devices and Macs with software like iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Music Library. However, one area I believe Apple could really improve the user experience is with photo and video management for multiple users. While iCloud Photo Sharing is a nice social way to share and organize photos with others, it’s not a great option to mange your photo and video collection. A feature I’d really like to see is iCloud Photo Library support for multiple Apple IDs. more… Filed under:...

Google has open-sourced Chrome for iOS

Since its launch, Google’s Chromium project has been a desktop-only matter, but that changed in 2015 with the addition of the Android version. Following that, only the iOS version of the browser wasn’t open-source. However, that’s changing today as Google has announced that the code for Chrome on iOS has been moved into the Chromium open-source repository. more… Filed under:...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: 27″ Retina 5K iMac refurb $1,300, Jaybird X3 Bluetooth Earbuds $97, SanDisk 32GB Flash Drive $10, more

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