How Apple Pay Mitigates Breach Fatigue

5 hours, 9 minutes ago · · News

If you're suffering from breach fatigue, Apple Pay offers a bit of relief. Kelly gets into how Apple Pay actually works, why it's better than the magnetic stripe you have now, and what makes it less susceptible to attacks.

Apple Earnings Smackdown Ranks Analyst Predictions

7 hours, 55 minutes ago · · News

Each quarter, Philip Elmer-Dewitt gathers analyst predictions on Apple's performance and ranks them in the Apple Earnings Smackdown. Tuesday he released the results for Apple's latest earnings report.

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I'm not sure what the difference is between amateur and professional analyst, but it's interesting to see how accurate (or not) each group is overall.

Apple Q4 Earnings Sliced And Diced

9:52 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 · · News

Apple reported Q3 earnings information Monday. Kelly plays a little Fun With Math and shows some interesting stats about how Apple did over the last three months.

Here’s What Apple Wants to Achieve With Apple Pay

7:45 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 · · News

In Apple's Q4 2014 earnings report, Tim Cook was asked by Shannon Cross of Cross Research what Apple's business model is for Apple Pay and whether it will, over time, become a standalone business, like iTunes. Or is it just incremental revenue? It was a great question, but it's neither of those. Here's what Tim Cook told Ms. Cross.

Apple Store App Update Adds Apple Pay Support

6:31 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 · · News

Along with the release of iOS 8.1, Apple released Apple Store 8.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Monday. The update for the Apple retail store assistant app added support for Apple Pay, which was enabled in iOS 8.1.

China Holds Huge Potential for Apple with First Time iPhone Buyers

5:59 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 · · News

China isn't just a big market for Apple's iPhone, it has huge potential for new customers. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, half of iPhone 5S buyers in the country were new to the platform, and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus look to be in a position to drive that percentage up.

Apple Teases Future Plans for Beats

5:16 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 · · News

Apple has plans in store for Beats now that it owns the company, and an announcement is coming about what's in store, but for now CEO Tim Cook isn't saying what we can expect. Mr. Cook shared his little tidbit during the company's fourth fiscal quarter earnings report on Monday afternoon.

Apple Posts a Record September Quarter - $42.1 Billion Revenue, $8.5 Billion Earnings

5:02 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 · · News

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Apple posted another record quarter Monday, when the company announced results for the September quarter, Apple's 4th fiscal quarter. Apple had record revenue of US$42.1 billion, with record 4th quarter earnings of $8.5 billion (earnings per share of $1.42). The company said that strong iPhone, Mac and App Store sales drove both revenue and earnings.