Apple’s quarterly results are out which has generated a lot of buzz. Here’s a few links of note for the week ending January 31, 2016:
- Apple released their Q1 2016 results. although the company posted record quarterly revenue and net income, iPad unit sales have continued to decline year-over-year despite the release of the iPad Pro. Apple is also expecting iPhone unit sales to decline during the march quarter, which if true would mark the first decline in the iPhone history. All good things… Jason snell and Serenity Caldwell have transcribed the call for iMore while Jason has a slew of charts on Six Colors.
- Jeff Gamet of The Mac Observer reports that Apple released tvOS 9.1.1 for the fourth generation Apple TV which includes a Podcast application along with bug fixes and security enhancements.
- Some Mac and iPhone users are reporting a bug where Safari crashes when creating searches in the search bar. According to Rich Edmonds at iMore, some users are reporting a temporary fix by disabling search suggestions under Settings > Safari.
- Apple has issued a voluntary recall for certain AC Wall Plug adapters and World Travel Adapter Kits designed for use in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea. According to Apple in rare cases, affected Apple two-prong wall plug adapters may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched. These wall plug adapters shipped with Mac® and certain iOS devices between 2003 and 2015 and were also included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. More information can be found on Apple’s site.
- Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac has dropped another major rumor saying Apple is likely to debut an iPad Air 3 at a March Event along with new Apple Watch models. The new iPhone 5se may also be released at this event. The proposed date for this event is the week of March 14th.
- Apple is supposedly working with banks including Bank of America, Chase and Wells Fargo to bring Apple Pay to ATMs. According to Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer this would allow customers allow customers to use their iPhone or Apple Watch rather than their ATM card.
- There was a major update to one of my favorite applications, Deliveries was upgraded to version 7.0 this week. Federico Viticci at MacStories has the details. Among other improvements this update has brought full iOS 9 support, better iCloud sync, and a share extension. Deliveries 2.0 was also released on the Mac App Store.
- Ken Case of The Omni Group has released his annual post, Looking Back, Looking Ahead discussing the state of The OmniGroup. Among the company’s accomplishments for 2015 including bringing all their iPad apps to the iPhone and updating all their Mac Apps to match the latest interface updates and technologies in Yosemite and El Capitan. Ken also outlines their plans for 2016 including support for encryption and better support for the iPad Pro.