In this weekâ€™s top stories:Â AAPL Q3 earnings, iOS 13 beta 5, 16-inch MacBook Pro details, and more. Read on for all of this weekâ€™s biggest news.
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Apple this week reported its earnings for the third fiscal quarter of 2019. AAPL revealed revenue of $53.8 billion and profit of $10.04 billion. Apple no longer reports unit sales, but it does report revenue by category:
- $25.99 billion iPhone
- $11.46 billion: Services
- $5.82 billion: Mac
- $5.53 billion:Â Wearables, Home and Accessories
- $5.02 billion: iPad
As for the fourth quarter of 2019, Apple is forecasting revenue between $61 billion and $64 billion.
On Appleâ€™s earnings call, Tim Cook confirmed that Apple Card will begin its rollout sometime this month. A separate report from Bloomberg also suggested that Apple is developing an Apple Card application for the iPad, while the Goldman Sachs Apple Card Customer Agreement offered more details on the cardâ€™s policy.
In other news, a pair of new supply chain reports this week offered more details on what might be coming to the MacBook line this year. As for the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro, a report said that it will feature narrower bezels, allowing Apple to fit a 16-inch LCD display into the same body size as the current 15-inch MacBook Pro.
Elsewhere, a report from Digitimes suggested that Apple will launch MacBooks with 5G cellular data connectivity during the second half of 2020.Â Digitimes says that Apple will use a ceramic material for the 5G antenna board, rather than the typical metals employed by other manufacturers. This will reportedly make 5G speeds twice as fast.
These and the rest of this weekâ€™s top stories below.
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Mac + iPad |
Top Apple stories, retail |
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Apple Card |
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Ming-Chi Kuoâ€™s updated forecast for when Appleâ€™s MacBook keyboard problems will be resolved, Appleâ€™s $1 billion purchase of Intelâ€™s smartphone modem business, the state of iPad multitasking in iPadOS 13, and our first-ever #Ask9to5Mac question and answer segment!
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Apple @ Work |
Apple @ WorkÂ is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Appleâ€™s products work at scale, stories from the trenches of IT management, and ways Apple could improve its products for students.
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