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Twelfth straight quarter of weaker computer sales

Desktop computer sales have slumped once more in the third quarter, down 3.6 %. It is the third straight year of dwindling sales, according to research firm Gartner.

Samsung generates more revenue from iPhone X than from Galaxy S8

It is no secret that Apple is using its arch rival Samsung for screens and chips, but it is remarkable to hear that Samsung will earn (a lot) more from the iPhone X than from its own Galaxy S8.

Apple sales drop smaller than expected

Apple has sold more iPhones in the third quarter of its fiscal year than it did last year, which was a surprisingly more positive feat than analysts had expected. Compared to the second quarter, there was further decline though.

Blemish for smartphone manufacturers from Greenpeace

Anyone who has a smartphone, tablet or laptop from SamsungApple or Microsoft, will probably not be able to repair the device themselves. Even seasoned repairmen have trouble fixing them, getting spare parts or to upgrade them, Greenpeace and iFixit say.

Apple and Ikea into augmented reality together

Technology company Apple and furniture store chain Ikea are collaborating on augmented reality that should be revealed in the fall. The app should give customers the opportunity to see how their purchase fits their own interior.

Apple sales keep slipping

Apple once again sold fewer iPads and iPhones in the second quarter of its fiscal year, but despite that, the American technology company increased its turnover and profit results.

iPhone success results in turnover record for Apple

The continuous iPhone success has given American Apple a record turnover in its past quarter. A significant increase in smartphone sales in 2016's final quarter helped it soar.

Is Apple planning to ditch Mac?

It has been a while since Apple released a new Mac computer and that is apparently no coincidence: the computer's development is on the backburner and the separate team to develop its operating system, MacOS, has been terminated.

Apple's Airpods will just make Christmas

Apple will be able to get its Airpods ready for Christmas, but only just. The wireless headphone, presented in September, should have been available in October, but that has now been postponed to 20 December.

Apple experiences first turnover drop in 15 years

For the first time in 15 years, technology company Apple has experienced a turnover drop: compared to the year before, turnover dropped 8 % to 215.6 billion dollars (almost 200 billion euro).

Apple cuts plan to launch own car

Apple has shelved the plans for its own car: the team working on the plans had 1,000 employees, several hundred of them will now be out of a job.

Apple eliminates golden Apple Watch

When it presented its newest collection of smartwatches, Apple decided to eliminate its most expensive version, a golden watch - much to the amusement of Swiss watch manufacturers.

Apple's tablet market share increases

According to market researcher Canalys, 35 million tablets were sold in the past quarter, down 16 % compared to a year ago, but Apple did manage to increase its market share.

Weaker sales for Apple Watch

Over the past quarter, Apple only sold half of the Apple Watch devices it sold last year in the same quarter. It also lost market share.

Apple Pay soon available in web shops
  • Published in m-Tail

Apple is to introduce its mobile payment service Apple Pay in several web shops soon, but only for users who use Apple's browser Safari. Aside from web shops, the company will expand Apple Pay into other European countries as well.

Amazon is world's most valuable retailer

Online department store Amazonis by far the world's most valuable retail, worth nearly 99 billion dollars. That value puts Jeff Bezos' company in seventh spot of the Brandz Top 100 Edition 2016.

Apple shows new store formula

Apple opened a new store in San Francisco, the first with a new store formula co-developed by Angela Ahrendts. Previously, she was Burberry's CEO and switched to Apple about one year ago.

iPhone also available at Lidl's German web shop
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American Apple has made a remarkable move, selling its iPhone 5S on discounter Lidl's German web shop.

Smartwatch sales more than tripled

Smartwatch sales have more than tripled in the first quarter of 2016, compared to a year ago: that boils down to more than four million smartwatches in the past three months.

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