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Wells Fargo: AAPL Q3 was Meh, but the Future Looks Bright

9:40 AM, Jul. 23rd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Apple reported US$37.4 billion in revenue for its third fiscal quarter and 35.2 million iPhones sold, coming in below Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um's expectation of $38.2 billion. That may be disappointing, but it doesn't spell certain doom for Apple because Mr. Um sees the upcoming fall product launches as a big boost for the company's performance.

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iPhone sales were up for the quarter, but not up enough to please analysts. But Q4 will reportedly include new iPhone models and maybe the iWatch, so maybe Tim Cook can make them happy this time.

Apple: iTunes is the Fastest Growing Part of Our Business

6:20 PM, Jul. 22nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

iTunes billings are up 25 percent year over year and Apple says its little music, movie, and mobile app sales through the iTunes Store made up the fastest growing part of its business over the past three fiscal quarters. That includes the 75 billion App Store downloads the company previously announced earlier this month.

Apple to Shareholders: You get 47 Cents!

5:23 PM, Jul. 22nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Apple shareholders will be getting a dividend this quarter, according to company CFO Luca Maestri, to the tune of US$0.47 per share. Mr. Maestri shared that little tidbit during the iPhone and iPad maker's third fiscal quarter earnings report Tuesday afternoon.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-22

1:33 PM, Jul. 22nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Apple has reportedly ordered a metric butt-load of big screen iPhones -- more than it's ever sold in a single quarter. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer some perspective on Apple's big numbers, plus they also take a look at the differences between Apple and Samsung marketing tactics.

Samsung’s Ad Message: It’s Time for New Marketing Tactics

11:16 AM, Jul. 22nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Analysis

Samsung has a new commercial out touting its Galaxy S5 smartphone as a better choice than Apple's iPhone, but the real message behind the ad is that Samsung is afraid of a phone that's still nothing more than a rumor. When your ad says "please don't buy an iPhone," there's a problem with your marketing.

AAPL Q3 2014 Earnings Report Set for Tuesday Afternoon

10:18 AM, Jul. 22nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Apple's third fiscal earnings report for 2014 is scheduled to start this afternoon at 5PM eastern time after the market closes. The conference call for analysts and investors will include the company's quarterly revenue and profit numbers, as well as sales figures for the iPhone, iPad and Mac product lines. The Mac Observer will be at the ready with our usual event coverage, so be sure to check in with us for the latest on Apple's revenue and product sales numbers.

Netflix Adds Post-Play Feature to Apple TV

9:50 AM, Jul. 22nd, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Netflix's Post-Play feature arrived on Apple TV on Monday without any fanfare, making it even easier to stay on the couch and watch your favorite shows. Post-Play automatically starts the next episode in a series a few seconds after the one you're currently watching wraps up.

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It's far too easy to keep watching shows with Post-Play enabled, so you better have a comfy couch.

Jot Touch with Pixelpoint: Like Adobe’s Ink Stylus, but More Buttons

2:00 PM, Jul. 21st, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · In-Depth Review

When Adonit teamed up with Adobe to bring the design software company's stylus to market, Ink and Slide weren't the only pieces of gear to take advantage of the technology because Adonit also released its own Jot Touch with with Pixelpoint pressure sensitive stylus for the iPad. It costs less than Adobe's Ink and Slide, but does that lower price come at a cost? Read on to find out.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-21

1:24 PM, Jul. 21st, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Google and Apple have very different philosophies on product development and that's having an impact on how both companies are perceived. Today John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about what that means for consumers, and they also offer their take on the EU pushing Apple and Google to drop "free" from the description of games with in-app purchases.