Apple rose to third place in the Fortune 500 Companies list, up a place from the year before, and beaten only by Exxon Mobil and Walmart.
Walmart is currently selling a cheap iPhone 6, 32GB and refurbished, for US$69.99. It comes with a 90-day warranty.
The iPhone 6 remains a fine device even though it lacks the impressive tech of Apple’s latest handsets. If you have kids or an older relative who’d like to have a relatively modern phone but without the advanced capabilities of newer devices, this is a great deal.
Police are looking for WalMart iPhone thieves who stole US$40,000 worth of iPhones and Apple Watches across multiple states.
The suspects are identified as James J. Jordan, 42, and Jahmir Andre Mitchell, 19, both from Philly. They remain at large, but face felony charges of participating in a corrupt organization, receiving stolen property and retail theft and a misdemeanor conspiracy charge.
Sounds like these guys are suspects in multiple cases. Hopefully they will be caught.
Ford and Walmart are working together on a pilot scheme that uses self-driving cars for deliveries.
The Walmart app received a new function recently: Customers can use the AR scanning tool for product comparisons.
Walmart is desperate to compete with Amazon, and this new service is another volley in the battle. It offers both eBooks and audiobooks.
In this age of different devices and platforms, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about the lack of consistency in Apple’s interfaces compared to the days when “Apple” meant “Mac.” They also go over some listener feedback (read criticism) about their rant last week on Apple’s storage pricing for new MacBook Pro models. Lastly, they discuss whether not Walmart can make a go in the streaming video market, and how that might actually work.
Bryan Chaffin argues that a streaming service without original content is no competition for Netflix, Amazon, or any of the other services.
For a limited time Walmart is having a fantastic Apple Watch deal. It’s selling the Series 1 38mm aluminum model with sport band for US$149. You can pick between the silver model with the white band, and the space gray model with the black band. If the 38mm is too small for you, the 42mm model is also being sold for US$179. The Series 1 Watch has a dual-core CPU, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, 8GB storage, accelerometer, and is splash resistant. The OLED screen is 450 nits.
Walmart loves the iPad so much it’s buying 19,000 to use for employee training and administrative work. Apple CFO Luca Maestri shared that detail during the company’s third fiscal quarter earnings report Tuesday afternoon.