Apple Previews Eye Tracking and Other Accessibility Tools
May 15, 2024

Imagine being able to control your iPhone not with your hand, but with your eyes. Apple says that scenario could soon be a reality, part of a series of tools for users with physical disabilities announced Wednesday (May 15). “Each year, we break new ground when it comes...

Apple Says App Store Stopped $1.8B in Fraudulent Transactions in 2023
May 14, 2024

Apple’s App Store blocked over $7 billion in fraudulent activity from 2020 through 2023. It also stopped more than $1.8 billion in fraudulent transactions in 2023 alone, Apple said in a Tuesday (May 14) press release. To combat fraud, Apple has dedicated teams that monitor and investigate fraudulent activity...

Apple Looks to Sell Vision Pro to Overseas Consumers
May 13, 2024

Will Apple’s mixed-reality headset be more popular overseas than it was in America? The tech giant is reportedly trying to find out. Apple is preparing to begin selling its almost $3,500 Vision Pro in non-U.S. markets, Bloomberg News reported Monday (May 13). Sources tell the news outlet...

Apple’s ‘Web Eraser’ Sparks Concerns Among UK Newspapers
May 12, 2024

British newspapers have voiced concerns about Apple’s new ad-blocking tool. The news organizations argue that this so-called “web-eraser” threatens the financial stability of the journalism world, the Financial Times (FT) reported Sunday (May 12), citing a letter from the papers to Apple.  The “web eraser” is...

iPhone Sales in China Jump 12% Following Markdowns
May 08, 2024

Retailer discounts reportedly helped drive a roughly 12% increase in Chinese iPhone shipments in March. Shipments of foreign smartphones — most of which would have been Apple’s flagship product — rose to 3.75 million units in March, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday (May 8), citing data from the China Academy of...

Is Apple at Risk of Becoming the Next IBM?
May 07, 2024

Sixty-three years ago this month, the world’s first supercomputer was born. In May of 1961, IBM introduced its Model 7030, also known as “Stretch.” The gamechanger was its computational processing power and speed. Computers were used mostly for scientific applications at the time, and crunching...

Warren Buffett Cuts Stake in Apple by 13%
May 05, 2024

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has cut its stake in Apple, apparently for tax reasons. The conglomerate’s first quarter earnings report — released Saturday — showed the company’s investment in the tech giant at $135 billion.  A report by CNBC noted this would mark a drop of 13%, though...

Apple’s Quarter Beat Muted Expectations, but China and AI Battlefields Loom Large 
May 02, 2024

The bar was, arguably, low coming into Apple’s latest earnings report. And the tech giant stepped over that bar, spurring investors to breathe a sigh of relief, sending shares up 6% higher in the wake of the post-earnings-close announcement. Yes, the decline in sales —...

Apple’s App Store and iPhone Challenges Create Services and Ecosystem Headwinds
April 29, 2024

Thursday (May 2) will see Apple announce its latest quarterly earnings results. Amid the volatility of hardware sales that springs to mind, there may be signs of pressure as the tech giant seeks to expand its ecosystem. Some of what we might term the company’s “core” or “bread and butter”...