For the past several months, rumors have provided a glimpse of what to expect at Apple’s special event on Wednesday. Now, we may know of at least one category that won’t see any stage time tomorrow.
The Verge, citing a source close to the situation, reports that Apple does not plan to announce any new hardware from its Beats subsidiary at its „Gather Round“ event at Steve Jobs Theater on Wednesday. The only new headphones expected are an updated pair of AirPods with „Hey Siri“ support.
If the report is accurate, that means Apple fans should keep their expectations low for any new Beats headphones, or a lower-priced HomePod [...]
Apple will release a new MacBook Air at the end of the third quarter, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. That lines up with either September or October, depending on how the wording is interpreted.
TrendForce also refers to a new MacBook Pro in future tense, but it is surely referring to the models released in July, when the third quarter began:
The second quarter was the transition period when Apple was preparing for the releases of the upcoming new MacBook devices for the year. TrendForce therefore expects MacBook shipments to again post a large QoQ increase in 3Q18, as Apple will be releasing a new MacBook Pro at the start of the quarter and a new [...]
Apple is set to report its earnings results for the third quarter of its 2018 fiscal year at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time today.
The quarter began April 1, 2018 and ran through June 30, 2018, according to Apple’s fiscal year accounting calendar.
Apple provided the following guidance for the quarter back on May 1:revenue of $51.5 billion to $53.5 billion gross margin between 38 and 38.5 percent op. ex. of $7.7 billion to $7.8 billion other income/expense of $400 million tax rate of approximately 14.5 percent
Apple’s guidance suggests it will report its best third quarter results ever, by revenue, comfortably topping its 2015 [...]
Rumors suggest Apple will bundle a faster 18-watt USB-C power adapter with its 2018 iPhones, but it might not be sold separately for a while.
Japanese blog Mac Otakara reports that Apple’s suppliers are likely only able to manufacture enough chargers for inclusion with 2018 iPhones, suggesting that Apple may hold off on selling them as a standalone accessory until some point after the smartphones launch, although exactly when remains to be seen.
Earlier this month, photos of an alleged prototype of the new power adapter surfaced, revealing its slightly bulkier, rounder shaped plastic casing compared to the current 5W power adapter. The design in the photos [...]