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Apple just finished its third quarter earnings call where CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer discussed the company’s financial standings. The company was able to report record high sales during the June quarter for iPhones, but the market has certainly had its toll on the iPad. It isn’t all gloom and doom. Apple still exceeded analyst expectations, which is better than some other companies can say.
Apple just released financial results for its fiscal 2013 third quarter and while the company posted strong sales numbers for the iPhone, the company’s iPad sales were down compared to the previous year. Slow iPad sales may be partly due to the a new release cycle for iPads and iPhones.
While iPad Apple iPad sales were strong, Apple sold 14.6 million units compared to 17 million units for the year ago quarter, iPhone sales hit a new record of 31.2 million units. Apple reported profits of $7.47 per share which was above Wall Street’s consensus of $7.28.
This fall, the comic book’s god of thunder will be back on the big screen, complete with Mjölnir, his trusty hammer. As is the tradition in the gaming world, a new title will be released in conjunction with the movie’s launch. Gameloft, in collaboration with Marvel, will release Thor: The Dark World – The Official Game in the App Store this fall.
Lists. I love making lists. Organizing your daily life makes productivity so much better. Sure, too many lists could spoil the fun, but making sure every moment of the day is properly scheduled makes me happy. One of the more popular productivity apps for the iPhone has just been updated with full iPad support. Now, you can make all of your to-do lists on the larger screen.
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Last week, Apple shut down its Developer Center website for a couple of days. Not much was reported, but some people did have issues with app downloads. I was unable to find the VLC app in the App Store for about 10 minutes. I figured the issue was on my end, but VideoLan later tweeted that Apple was dealing with some issues in the App Store.
Today, TheNextWeb reported that the issues Apple was having were due to an intruder. According to a letter sent to the tech blog, a security breach prompted Apple to overhaul its developer systems, update server software, and rebuild their entire database.
TheNextWeb also reported that UK-based independent security researcher Ibrahim Balic claimed to have been the one to let Apple know about a hole in system, which prompted the shut down and systems update.
Apple’s letter specifically stated, “an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website.” However, Balic says that he “unearthed” 13 bugs in Apple’s system that allowed him access to more than 100,000 users. He maintains that he did not hack the system for malicious purposes.
In the category of ‘isn’t it about time’ comes a revolutionary golf cart design from Mercedes-Benz. While this new vehicle is still in the design phase and has not been produced, the aesthetic is to call it a car instead of a cart. The feature list is full of practical, if not overly luxurious additions to the golfing experience.
The idea was championed by Mercedes-Benz earlier this year and a call was put out to designers and golfers to submit ideas for a new cart. The top pick was presented at the Open Championship and then Mercedes engineers got to work to finish the design and incorporate iconic features from the Mercedes catalog.
Back in May, we told you about a rumor that, frankly, we thought was just silly. Today, the Wall Street Journal is reporting on a similar rumor that makes us think the silliness has just been pushed forward. Apple will purportedly be testing out a 13-inch iPad display and a five-inch iPhone screen.
Actually, the information coming from Asian suppliers is that Apple is asking for tablet screen designs measuring “slightly less than 13 inches” and smartphone screens that are “larger than four inches.”