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Apple sees iPhone sales recovery ahead despite worst decline

Apple sees iPhone sales recovery ahead despite worst decline

Business
By James Sillars, business reporter Apple shares have surged after the iPhone maker raised its forward guidance amid early signs of a recovery in premium handset sales.The tech firm said that while iPhone sales declined at their sharpest rate in the second quarter of its financial year - by 17% on a year earlier - a resurgence of sales in China towards the end of the period gave it more confidence. It reported iPhone revenue of $ 31bn between January and March - a figure that was still above Wall St estimates while its main area of growth, from services such as Apple Music and the App Store, hit $ 11.45bn - a rise of 16%.Total revenue came in at $ 58bn, a decline of 5%, reflecting the weaker iPhone sales. Image: App...
Apple defends removing parental control apps

Apple defends removing parental control apps

Technology
Apple has defended its decision to remove a number of parental control apps from the App Store, citing security concerns.Several app-makers complained to the New York Times that Apple had taken their products off sale when it launched its own similar tools.But Apple said the apps were removed because they "put users' privacy and security at risk".It said the apps had been given time to make changes to meet Apple's rules.The latest version of Apple's iOS mobile operating system added Screen Time tools, which let people see how much time they spend using their favourite apps.The tools also let parents control how much time their children can spend on apps and websites.Some app-makers claimed Apple had removed their products from the App Store after Screen T...
Apple recalls UK plug adapters over electric shock risk

Apple recalls UK plug adapters over electric shock risk

Technology
Apple customers using old plug adapters have been told to return them to the company after a number of electric shock incidents.The three-pronged AC wall plug adapters have been designed primarily for use in the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Versions of these adapters, shipped from 2003 to 2010 with both Mac and iOS devices, have been breaking and creating a risk of electric shock.These incidents have been "very rare" according to Apple, which stated only six of them had been recorded globally.At first glance, the unaffected and affected adapters look very similar. Advertisement Image: Apple is replacing the adapters with these newer versions with grey on the in...
Stars help Apple announce streaming service and credit card

Stars help Apple announce streaming service and credit card

Technology
By Ajay Nair, news reporter A whole host of Hollywood A-listers - including Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg - joined Apple chief executive Tim Cook to announce the tech giant's new video streaming service.Apple TV + will feature original content to rival the likes of the high-budget productions found exclusively on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Speaking at the launch in California, Mr Cook said Apple had partnered with "creative visionaries" for the new service, which saw Apple shares fall by almost 2% and Netflix shares rise as it was unveiled on Monday.Among the latest announcements were an Apple credit card called Apple Card, Apple News + featuring magazines, and a gaming subscription service called Apple Arcade. ...
Apple streaming? Big reveal expected at special event

Apple streaming? Big reveal expected at special event

Business
Apple is expected to make a grand product announcement at its special event later - and it may be the culmination of years of rumoured deals with Hollywood stars.It follows a week of product news from the company, including new AirPods, a new iMac and a new iPad - begging the question: what will be the focus of the main event? :: What's expected?Well, across the globe, sales of devices are slowing - especially the upmarket expensive devices which Apple is famous for. For the iPhone maker, which has spent the last year neck-and-neck with Amazon and Microsoft as the most valuable business in the world, this has meant a significant slip in revenues. Both of those rivals generate substantial revenues from something which Apple doesn't: Services. This seems to be set to change. Accordin...