week: Apple’s 13-year record revenue streak is
broken; our best picture yet of iPhone 7
features; rumors point to a
faster, untethered Apple Watch 2; Apple has a huge
increase in R&D spending, but where’s the money going?
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8 optimistic takeaways from Apple’s slumptastic earnings
- R&D spending at Apple increased by $1.1 billion dollars
compared to the same six month period last year, according to a new
- The tech giant is fighting itself here, being forced to
year’s numbers to the killer iPhone 6 sales that drove
2015’s overwhelming revenue
- Apple’s tablets are doing fine, really, selling 10.3 million
units this quarter. But in general, tablets are stinking up the
- Apple surprised by SE demand and
can’t keep up
Apple Watch made $1.5 billion more than Rolex last year
- The Apple Watch, which celebrated
its first birthday this week, is just such a product. How
much of an impact did the Apple Watch make in its debut year?
Enough to bring in $1.5 billion more than Rolex did in 2015.
- While Apple has yet to make its Watch sales public knowledge,
according to a recent Wall
Street Journal article, the debut Apple wearable likely
brought in around $6 billion in its first year. That’s considerably
more than Rolex’s $4.5 billion in total revenue for the
equivalent time frame.
- Apple Watch also outsold the iPhone in both products’
respective first years by a margin of 2-to-1.
Apple Watch 2 Rumored to Include Cellular Connectivity Amid
Push for iPhone Independency
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is working on
including cellular network connectivity and a faster processor in
the so-called Apple Watch
- LTE would undoubtedly require an additional data plan, on top
of one they might already have for both the iPhone and iPad,
benefits like using GPS, making phone calls, and
Music without an iPhone nearby could outweigh the cons for
iPhone 7 may make bigger splash than expected
- Apple will supposedly make its next iPhone both waterproof and
- Digitimes claims the device will also have a new
touch-sensitive home button that sits flush with the rest of the
- Other features Apple is rumored to be adding include a new
Smart Connecter, dual lens camera, bigger battery, wireless
charging, no headphone jack, and a cleaner rear shell design with
minimal antenna lines.
- Design will be pretty much the
same as the 6 and 6s.
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