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Brian Tong here.
Welcome to the Apple Byte for everything, good and bad inside the world of Apple.
Lots of good stuff this week, including Apple's rumored smart speaker.
But let's start out with the latest from Apple's latest earning results.
And don't fall asleep, it's actually important.
All right, Apple posted a quarterly revenue of $52.9 billion dollars.
And in that quarterly profit of $11 billion.
Apple sold fewer iPhones this quarter, 50.8 million compared to 51.2 million units a year earlier.
But iPhone revenue bumped up 1% to 33.2 billion from last year because of the demand for its pricier iPhone 7+.
You know, the one that can take pictures like this.
That's so cute and cuddly.
Now in fact, the iPhone's overall average selling price across all models was $655, up from $642 a year ago.
So those rumors of a starting price for $1,000 for the next iPhone 8.
That won't scare Apple at all.
And yes, we know the 7 Plus with 256 gigs.
Already cost $969 in the US before tax.
It's only the 4th time ever iPhone sales have dropped and Tim Cook even timed in during the earning,call to say Apple was in a pause in purchases of the iPhone that could be attributed to earlier and much more frequent reports about future iPhones.
Have you heard of a weekly show that covers iPhone rumors almost
Guilty as charged.
Now Mac unit sales rose slightly to 4.2 million compared to 4.03 million.
And iPads continue to decline, dropping to 8.92 million units compared to 10.25 a year ago.
That would mark the 13th quarter in a row with declining iPad sales.
We call that major shrinkage.
I was in the pool, I was in the pool!
Now we still haven't heard anything about new iPads and they're way past their normal spring announcement which lines us up for WWDC but we could see something entirely new at Apple's developer conference.
KGI reports, Apple would likely announce an Eco like speaker with our own siri.
And it will be Apple's first home AI product and will go on sale on the 2nd half of the year.
The report says, the device will feature excellent sound with seven twitters and a subrepolory position as a more premium product than the Eco which also means a premium Apple price tag Apple leaker Sonny Dickson added that Apple marketed as a SIRI air play device that will carry some form of Beats technology, he also says it will take designs to use from the Mac Pro and have a concave top with controls and a mesh speaker.
Can't innovate anymore my ****.
I had to just throw that one in there because it will look similar to a product
They haven't updated in three plus years going on four.
Now early reports from CNet also claim their echo like speaker might include a built-in camera that would make itself aware and detect who's in the room with facial recognition.
And guess who already have a smart speaker with a built-in camera That's Amazon's Echo Look.
Although right now, it's being used more to take pictures of your OOTD.
That's outfit of the day for the grown up Apple Byters.
So if you have an Echo right now, would you swap it out for an Apple smart speaker.
It will definitely have the benefit of the ecosystem.
But Apple is super controlling about it's partners, it only gave a handful of specific apps integration and how long it has been around, they are just too controlling, while Amazon open up their platform to everyone and now has over 10,000 skills that's not on Apple DNA to be like that.
But we'll see how they can bring something more compelling beyond just being a part of te ecosystem.
But we all know people are gonna buy it.
Now Merriam Webster even used Apple [UNKNOWN] voice to help describe a new word the just added to the dictionary.
That word is sheeple, defined as, people who are docile, complaint or easily influenced, people likened to sheep.
Now goes on use the sentence as an example of how to use the word.
Apple's debuted a battery case for the juice-sucking iPhone an ungainly lumpy case the sheeple will happily shell out $ 99 for.
Really millenium web sir, now that's a bad apple.
[SOUND] I'm sorry, really.
I couldn't help myself there.
[SOUND] You know, Mac.
[SOUND] All right, if you want a chance to sit down with Apple CEO Tim Cook, charity buzz is back at it again.
This time, it's more than coffee.
It's a lunch meeting with Tim Cook inside Apple's new park.
Now the auction has already reached its estimated value of $100,000 but past auctions with [UNKNOWN] hit as high as 610,000 in 2013 or as slow as 200,000 in 2015.
See Somebody over paid in 2013.
The auction last until May 16th.
Now, you also all know [SOUND] how much I love my iPad pro.
So, let's check out my app of the week and this week is Marvels color your own for the iPhone and iPad.
Now, if you're a fan of adult coloring book, like this and not the dirty ones.
And you love comics?
You're going to love this.
There are a few pages that you can color for free from classic comics, but if you want to get access to the entire collection of content, it's a subscription service.
Now, I get it, Marvel can't just give us everything, but a subscription service for $39.99 a year?
And that's 58% off?
All right, I'll just start off with the free ones, and I wanted to share a few of them with you here.
So here's My Doctor Strange, I like to bring out the detail in his face, in this one.
And then here is Raverine, it's my take on Wolverine, but with like rave colors, so you see his claws all like pink and green, that's super cool.
Yeah, Brian, that's horrible, horrible.
Let's get to some of your feedback.
And I think I really lit a fire under the iWorks and Pages community because I was hammered on Twitter and email with plenty of Apple Byte nation that uses Pages.
John Dowell says, there are many more that two folks out there who adore Pages.
Chips T95 on Twitter writes I use iWork and listen to Apple byte extra crunchy.
Take that sad apple away.
I just erased it.
now David James responded to Chips T95 and says I also use pages.
Fine then there are now four of you who use pages.
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That's gonna do for this week.
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