Though iPhone revenue was up in 4Q 2018, fourth quarter iPhone XS and XS Max sales were not as strong as expected, and iPhone sales growth was essentially flat. Apple sold 46.9 million iPhones during the quarter, compared to 46.7 million in the year-ago quarter, missing analyst estimates.
Apple’s $89 to $93 billion revenue forecast for the first fiscal quarter of 2019 is rather also cautious, which Apple blamed on foreign exchange costs, issues with supply/demand balance, and weakness in emerging markets.
„Virtually every foreign currency has depreciated against the dollar over the last 12 months,“ said Apple CFO Luca Maestri. „That [...]
Apple’s rumored television service that is in the works to showcase its original TV shows will be available in more than 100 countries, according to a new report from The Information citing details obtained from three inside sources.
Apple is said to be planning to launch the service in the United States in the first half of 2019, with a global expansion to follow later in the year.
According to The Information, Apple’s original content will be made available for free to Apple device owners, a rumor we heard earlier this month from CNBC.
While Apple’s content will be available at no cost, Apple will encourage users to sign up for [...]
AirPods are sold out and unavailable for purchase in many Apple retail stores across Europe and in Apple’s online stores in those countries, as noticed by French site Watch Generation.
It’s not clear when the AirPods went out of stock, but the earphones are listed as unavailable in countries that include the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Finland, Sweden, and others.
AirPods continue to be available for purchase in other countries in North America, South America, and Asia Pacific, with the shortage primarily limited to Europe.
There’s no word on [...]
Apple Business Chat, a platform for businesses to provide customer service through iMessage, is now available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, Japan, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The feature launched in the United States earlier this year.
The worldwide expansion coincides with many additional brands adopting Business Chat, including automotive retailer Lithia Motors in the U.S., carrier Vodafone in Germany, retailer Harvey Norman in Australia, investment bank Credit Suisse in Hong Kong and Singapore, carrier KDDI in Japan, and others.
Luxury fashion retailer Burberry and hotel chain NH Hotels are also rolling out [...]