The iPhone reached an important milestone this week, as the 1 billionth unit was sold. Here’s our look back at the week that was.
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The iPhone at a crossroads
On Monday, Apple announced that iPhone sales had dropped for the second quarter in a row. Sales dropped to 40.4 million units from 47.5 million from the year before.
Overall, Apple reported revenue of $42.4 billion and income of $7.8 billion for the period ending June 25. That’s compared to revenue of $49.6 billion and net income of $10.7 billion during the same time frame in 2015.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Apple announced the sale of its billionth iPhone. The milestone comes nine years after the first handset went on sale in June 2007.
In a statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted:
“We never set out to make the most, but we’ve always set out to make the best products that make a difference. Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day.”
Despite declining sales, the iPhone still accounts for two-thirds of Apple’s revenues.
Tinseltown says no to Apple
Don’t expect to see a streaming TV service from Apple anytime soon. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple’s tough negotiation tactics turned off a number of media companies – even including longtime ally Disney.
Earlier in the week, Apple announced the surprise purchase of the unscripted TV show, “Carpool Karaoke.” The series, based on a segment from CBS’s “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” will appear first on Apple Music. Sixteen episodes will be made available exclusively to Apple Music subscribers.
Apple is also planning a reality show about app creation, “Planet of the Apps,” and a drama series starring Dr. Dre.
Did Microsoft just make the iPhone camera better?
If you are a photo-taking fanatic with your iOS device, then you have probably tried tons of camera apps. But, the new Microsoft Pix app claims to take the work out of capturing the perfect photo with automatic setting adjustments for every shot.
Those claims might be correct:
On the App Store
AppAdvice’s App Collections library continues to grow. Among the new lists released this week:
Christine Chan reviews new App Store titles
Christine added three new game titles to our review library this week, including:
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