There is a lot of news to cover on this Thursday, June 2. From Mary Meeker’s annual tech report to Elon Musk’s latest observations, we’ve got you covered.
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Android vs. iOS isn’t even close
Mary Meeker’s 2016 Internet Trends report shows that Google Android has far outpaced Apple iOS in recent years. In fact, it looks like the war is over. However, as The Verge rightly points out, market share and profits are two different beasts:
Apple probably wouldn’t want to trade places with any of its Android-manufacturing rivals, as the one thing missing from these particular charts is how its pricier iPhone has garnered the vast majority of the profit from smartphone sales over the past few years.- The Verge
Apple accounted for 91 percent of smartphone industry profits in 2015.
Ahead of WWDC, Swift 3.0 leaks
Developers now have access to Swift 3.0, the next version of Apple’s custom programming language. The files are available on the official Swift website. However, developers are cautioned that these are “snapshots,” not official releases.
For those, developers will have to wait until June 13. That’s when Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) begins.
Gurman heads to Bloomberg
Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac is headed to a new gig at Bloomberg News. The 22-year-old reporter, who got his start during high school, recently graduated from the University of Michigan. Gurman will join Bloomberg’s Global Technology Team in July. (Via Re/Code)
Is it time for #ThursdayThoughts already?
What’s also trending:
Today, June 2 is National Bubba Day and National Rocky Road Day.
COMPUTEX 2016 continues in Taipei. The five-day conference concludes on Saturday, June 4.
Looking backwards: On this day in 1886, Grover Cleveland became the first (and only) U.S. president to get married at the White House. In 1924, Congress granted U.S. citizenship to people of American Indian descent.
Have a few more minutes? Check out these other stories making news:
- Parallels Access 3.1 review: Remote access on steroids, now for iPad Pro, Macworld
- Apple launches 2016 Back to School deal: free Beats headphones with Mac, iPhone or iPad Pro purchase, 9to5Mac
- Elon Musk: We’re Probably Living in a Video Game, Gizmodo
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