QUOTE OF THE DAY
“For any new technology, there is always controversy and there always some fear associated with it. I think that’s just the price of being first sometimes.”~ Hugh Grant
APPLE SHOWS WHO’S BOSS WITH Q4 REVENUES
Apple’s current quarter could turn into the biggest monetary success ever.
COULD IPHONE X BE THE MARK OF SUCCESS?
With the Apple’s fourth-quarter sales forecast, it seems that it is going to be the most important and biggest quarter ever. The company announced diluted earnings of $2.07 a share, which is 24% each year. The revenue generated $52.6 billion, which is an increase of 12% every year. For the first quarter of 2018, Apple predicts the revenue to go between $84 billion and $87 billion and the gross margin between 38 to 38.5%.
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Apple also published strong iPad and Mac sales: according to the reports, it sold 10.3 million iPads, which is an increment of 11% per year. $4.8 billion revenue was generated in revenue, which is an increase of 14% each year. It sold 5.4 million Macs, which is 10% more than the previous year. The revenue went up to $7.2 billion, an increment of 25% over the years.
The reports indicate that Apple has also been successful in getting the business internationally.
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With the release of mighty iPhone X, the revenue and sales are expected to spike up. iPhone X is coming just after two weeks of the launch of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Given the market, the demand of the new Apple iPhone is strong, but it is yet to be seen that whether demand meets the supply.
With all the amazing new products launched by Apple, it seems like, it is going to be a merrier Christmas. If all goes well, Apple is going to hold a very strong position in the market. Moreover, the expectations of getting something great is going to be higher than ever.
WHAT IS APPLE’S SAY IN IT?
Apple is proud of what it has produced. It is working on meeting the current demand of iPhone X with high spirits which they claim to be the setting stone of the future technology.
Tim Cook said,”We’re really happy we’re able to increase week by week what we’re outputting, and we’re going to get as many of them as possible to customers as soon as possible.” When the representative asked about the equilibrium between supply and demand will reach a balance, Cook said, “The truth is we don’t know. We put our best estimate into the guidance, and you can see from the guidance we’re really bullish.”
“With fantastic new products including iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K joining our product lineup, we’re looking forward to a great holiday season, and with the launch of iPhone X getting underway right now, we couldn’t be more excited as we begin to deliver our vision for the future with this stunning device,” the statement said.
NEW UPDATE FOR YOUTUBE KIDS
YouTube kids, which was first introduced in 2015, release an important update with several new features
YouTube is a wide platform where you can watch content and with YouTube kids, your kids can also enjoy the content they love. YouTube kid is a great platform where your kids can learn in an intuitive way. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about the inappropriate content as it has family-friendly videos.
With the latest update, several amazing features have been added to it. Now the app’s interface will reflect according to the user’s age, with the profiles which are customized according to the kid’s date of birth. Moreover, it has added security controls for parents and kids. With the simpler interface, it has all fun content from publishers like DreamWorks TV, Mother Goose Club, Jim Henson TV, National Geographic Kids, Reading Rainbow and more. Now kids can create their own profile once their parents have signed in with their Google account. Once that is done, your kids can set a passcode to get access to their profile. However, parents can anytime override their passcode.
With all this, the update has also introduced a new setup process for parents with detailed information to help them in choosing appropriate parental control options according to their needs. In addition to all, the final setup screen also explains why parents may want to turn on or off the search option.
Kids profile is available in following countries for now, Argentina, Australia, Chile, Jamaica, Canada, Japan, Kenya, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Colombia, Ghana, India, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa,, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe,Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Brazil and the United States.
COULD FREEDOM BE BAD FOR KIDS?
YouTube Kids is not all perfect but it is getting better. Plus, it is popular amongst the kids in over 37 countries with 11 million weekly active viewers.
With the content available online and so much too learn in the world, it is a better place for a kid to experience new things. With all the new settings and parental controls, it almost takes care of the every parent concern about the inappropriate content.