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Apple R&D spending reached record levels last quarter

To say that Apple had a stellar holiday quarter would be an understatement. For the quarter gone by, Apple recorded just over $18 billion in profits, enough to make it the most profitable quarter in corporate history. But lest anyone think Apple is easing up on the throttle, the company remai...

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Apple's last quarter profit the biggest in history for any corporation

Read that headline again. Apple's most recent quarter (Q1 2015) profit of $18.02 billion is now the biggest ever for all corporations on Planet Earth, ever. The previous winner was Russia's Gazprom (a natural gas extractor), with measly profits of $16.2 billion. Our buds at TechCrunch brin...

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Wall Street analysts make their final Q1 2015 predictions for Apple

(Table from Fortune.com, Philip Elmer-DeWitt) With only a few hours to go until Apple releases its Q1 2015 (October 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014) financial results, Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt has pulled together estimates from a number of Wall Street analysts on exactly how they think the compa...

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Join us tomorrow at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT for Apple Earnings Call Liveblog

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 5 PM ET (2 PM PT), be sure to join us for our traditional liveblog of the Apple Earnings Call. This quarter's call will be quite fascinating, as we should hear about record iPhone sales thanks to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, increasing market share for the Mac family,...

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Survey shows 42% of iPhone users run out of storage space once a month or more

Not to harp this on this issue, but 16GB isn't really a lot of storage. God forbid you try to get by with less than that, say 8GB. But how much does living with 16GB actually impact your life? A new study from the cloud photography app IceCream and Ondevice Research says it impacts regular usage f...

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Apple hires digital retail exec from Burberry for 'special projects'

Apple has picked up another former Burberry employee. The company hired former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts in October 2013, and has now added Chester Chipperfield to the Apple payroll. Chipperfield was previously Burberry's Vice President of Digital and Interactive Design and has joined Apple's ...

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App devs made more money than the box office last year

Mobile apps have become an absolutely massive business in just a few years, and sometimes it can be difficult to truly grasp how fast the industry is growing. This little tidbit, courtesy of Asymco's Horace Dediu, is a great data point to help put it in perspective: In 2014, iOS app developers as ...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook made $9.2M in 2014; board member Drexler retiring

It's not a big surprise, but Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't exactly a poor man. In the company's filed SEC Schedule 14A, it was disclosed that Cook pulled in a cool US$9,222,638 in compensation last year. Of that amount, $1,748,462 was his salary, non-equity incentive compensation was $6,700,000, and anot...

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Apple cozies up to U.S. government with increased lobbying

With personal devices getting more powerful every day and the launch of a wearable on the horizon, Apple is reportedly ramping up its presence in Washington in order to help calm any concerns. Bloomberg reports that Tim Cook's photo op with Orrin Hatch in December was just a small sample of Apple'...

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Apple releases calligraphy video to celebrate upcoming Hangzhou store

To create excitement for its upcoming Hangzhou retail store, Apple today posted a video to its Chinese website that depicts a mural on the outside of the store. The video shows the mural being painted by well-known calligrapher Wang Dongling. According to reddit user Studyro (via Business Insider...

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Apple site honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, in the United States, we celebrate and honor the memory of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Apple's website provides a tribute to Dr. King on this day, with the home page given over to a portrait of the eloquent orator and advocate for peace and justice. Today is also a c...

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Apple patented a self-repairing material, because of course they did

Just days after LG's G Flex phone showed off its ability to heal from minor scratches and scuffs, a similar patent has surfaced that shows Apple's take on such a feature. The patent, which was filed in 2014 and published this week, describes a method of "reducing appearance of physical damage on c...

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Apple makes the new Mac mini suck a little less

Apple made a lot of mistakes with the newest iteration of the Mac mini. Soldered RAM, a unimpressive lineup of processors, and the removal of some of great options that have graced previous versions like ability to configure it with as much as 2TB of storage. That last injustice has unceremoniousl...

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Apple to shell out more cash in new anti-poaching settlement offer

Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel have tossed a few extra bucks into the settlement pot in order to satisfy the terms of anti-poaching lawsuit that first got off the ground in 2013. The suit alleges that top tech companies, including Apple, lured employees away from certain companies while agreeing t...

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Apple patent holdings in 2014 increased by nearly 13%

When Creative Technology sued Apple over the iPod's UI design in 2006, Steve Jobs was incensed. Ultimately, the lawsuit prompted Apple to start taking patents much more seriously. Nowhere was this more apparent than during the design process of the iPhone. As recounted in a 2012 New York Time...

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