Apple recorded its biggest decline in iPhone sales for almost three years over the holiday quarter, according to new market research data by Gartner.
Apple sold 64 million iPhones in the fourth quarter of 2018, down from 73 million in Q4 2017. Those numbers followed a pattern of declining smartphone sales globally in Q4 2018, with growth of just 0.1 percent over the period and 408.4 million units shipped.
Despite retaining its second place position with 15.8 per cent market share behind market leader Samsung (17.3 percent), Apple bared the brunt of the decline, seeing its 18 percent global market share in Q4 2017 reduced to 16 percent in Q4 2018. [...]
If you’ve deleted your DMs, they may be unavailable on your phone and on the web, but Twitter is still saving them, according to data from security researcher Karan Saini that was shared today by TechCrunch.
Twitter also keeps direct messages and data sent to and from accounts that have either been deactivated or suspended, according to Saini, who discovered years-old messages in a file from an archive of data from an account that was no longer active.
A bug in a now-deprecated API used to allow him to get direct messages even after a message was deleted by both sender and recipient.
Twitter says that accounts that are deactivated and deleted are [...]
Apple is set to report its earnings results for the first quarter of its 2019 fiscal year at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time today.
The quarter began September 30, 2018 and ran through December 29, 2018, according to Apple’s fiscal year accounting calendar.
Apple issued a rare earnings warning for the quarter on January 2, its first in over 16 years. The revised guidance is as follows:revenue of approximately $84 billion gross margin of approximately 38 percent op. ex. of approximately $8.7 billion other income/expense of approximately $550 million tax rate of approximately 16.5 percent before discrete items
Apple’s initial guidance [...]
Following the news that iPhone sales were down during the month of December leading Apple to cut its guidance for Q1 2019, the company is aiming to soften the blow with some positive news.
Apple today announced that App Store customers set new worldwide spending records over the holidays, with App Store purchases hitting $1.22 billion between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
On New Year’s Day specifically, customers spent over $322 million on App Store purchases, setting a new single-day record.
„The App Store had a record-breaking holiday week and New Year’s Day. The holiday week was our biggest week ever with more than [...]