Apple wasn’t the only smartphone brand struggling in China this fall

Apple wasn’t joking around when it warned that the Chinese smartphone market gave it grief in the fall. IDC estimated that iPhone shipments fell just shy of 20 percent year-over-year toward the end of 2018, hitting 11.8 million. It’s the third consecutive year of declines, the analyst group said, blaming this year’s drop on a […]

Apple, Facebook spat is over, for now—iOS certificate access restored

Enlarge (credit: NurPhoto/Getty Images) Days after Apple shut down Facebook’s developer certificate, disabling the company’s internal iOS apps, the two companies have now seemingly buried the hatchet. “We have had our Enterprise Certification, which enables our internal employee applications, restored,” Facebook said in a statement sent to Ars and other media outlets. “We are in […]

Apple says iPhones were down 15% last quarter, but everything else was up 19%

Enlarge / iPhones are seen at an Apple Store in Tianjin, China. (credit: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images) Apple today shared its fiscal first-quarter revenue with shareholders. As investors feared and as previously warned, Apple posted revenue of $ 84.3 billion for the quarter ending in December, missing revenue expectations in the quarter by around […]

Apple gets first crack at documentaries from Ron Howard

Apple may have more than a few documentaries on tap for its upcoming streaming video service. Variety has learned that Apple has a “first-look” deal with Imagine Documentaries, the production company from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. The move will give Apple the chance to snap up non-fiction works before other companies can jump in. […]

Verizon unlimited subscribers get permanent Apple Music access

Last year, Verizon offered unlimited subscribers six months of free access to Apple Music. Now the carrier is expanding that partnership and officially bundling Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited subscriptions with the service. Starting on January 17th, all new and existing customers will be able to enjoy Apple Music at no additional cost. So, those […]