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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
TechInsights: HomePod costs $216 to build, giving it a 38% margin compared to 66% for Google Home and 56% for Amazon Echo   —  Smart speaker's $349 price suggests Apple is making 38% margin  —  HomePod also generates revenue from music subscriptions  —  Apple Inc.'s HomePod …
Feb 14, 2018, 10:45 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is changing its iOS development strategy, moving away from an annual schedule crammed with major features and prioritizing reliability   —  The company is shaking up its development program to focus more on key features and push back others to the following year.
Feb 12, 2018, 7:40 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Android P to have deeper Google Assistant integration, better battery life, support for iPhone X-like notches, multiple screens, and foldable displays   —  Search giant tries again to win over valuable iPhone users  —  Android P to integrate more tightly with Google's Assistant
Feb 12, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Verizon has dropped all plans to sell phones made by Huawei, including the new Mate 10 Pro, after facing pressure from the US government   —  Carriers pressured by U.S. government to avoid handset maker  —  Perceived threat draws Trump team proposal for nationalization
Jan 30, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple working on at least 3 Macs, including two MacBooks and one desktop, with custom co-processors; new iPad to be released toward the end of the year   —  The company already makes many of the chips for its iPhones, iPads, Macs and Watches.  —  For several years …
Jan 29, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on a redesigned Books reading app that includes a Reading Now section, dedicated tab for audio books, and redesigned store   —  Company working on new digital book reader for iPhones, iPads  —  iPhone maker hires former Amazon, Barnes & Noble exec for unit
Jan 25, 2018, 7:15 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple will issue each employee below director level a ~$2.5K bonus in restricted stock units, following passage of tax overhaul, over coming months   —  Company giving bonuses to most global employees in stock units  —  Bonus program follows Apple pledge to increase U.S. spending
Jan 17, 2018, 4:35 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to combine iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps in push toward platform unification, aims to let developers expand iOS apps to Macs as early as 2018   —  Aim is to let developers expand iOS apps to Mac computers  —  Apple customers have complained some Mac apps get short shrift
Dec 20, 2017, 9:56 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Huawei and Xiaomi are in talks with US carriers, including AT&T and Verizon, to start selling smartphones in the US as soon as next year   —  Huawei, Xiaomi in talks with carriers to expand to U.S. market  —  Apple has lost significant China marketshare to local makers
Dec 15, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Samsung plans to launch a smart speaker for ~$200, running Bixby and focusing on audio quality and connected device management, in first half of 2018   —  Company considering undercutting Apple with price around $200  —  Speaker to run Bixby and focus on sound quality, home devices
Dec 14, 2017, 2:00 PMIn context

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