#Apple boasts resilient #iPhone sales, despite lacklustre #iPhoneX results – an annotated infographic

Hey, it turns out that Apple isn’t going to be strapped for cash after all. That’s a relief, eh? Technology giant Apple reported its best-ever fiscal second-quarter sales, despite fears that demand for its iPhone X – with a selling price starting at $999 – had begun to cool. Sales of 52.22 million iPhones were up from 50.76 million last year — a 2.9 per cent increase — confounding rumours suggesting demand for its iPhone X was in decline. Average selling prices for iPhones were $728, compared with $655 a year ago – an increase of more than 11 per … Continue reading #Apple boasts resilient #iPhone sales, despite lacklustre #iPhoneX results – an annotated infographic

Investors nervous about #Apple after #iPhoneX tanks – an annotated infographic

A sharp slowdown in production by Apple’s five largest device manufacturers suggests demand for the iPhone X is fading. The graphic below shows how Apple’s revenue growth is directly linked to its assemblers’ monthly sales growth, with insights into the buying patterns of iPhone customers. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Investors nervous about #Apple after #iPhoneX tanks – an annotated infographic

#XboxOneX goes head-to-head with #PS4Pro – an annotated infographic

The XBox One X, Microsoft’s souped-up update to its Xbox One console, is the latest weapon in its ongoing war with Sony, boasting 43 per cent more rendering power than the market-leading PS4 Pro. The hardware race between the PlayStation and XBox game consoles has been running for years, but Microsoft has been under pressure to overtake Sony, after the current generation PS4 steadily outsold the Xbox One following the launch of the two systems in 2013. E&T news reported on the Xbox One X announcement at E3 2017, the annual gadgets and gaming convention held in Los Angeles, USA. … Continue reading #XboxOneX goes head-to-head with #PS4Pro – an annotated infographic

#SnapchatSpectacles go on sale in UK – an annotated infographic

Snap Inc., the creators of the Snapchat messaging service, has begun selling its famous sunglasses in Europe which can record short video clips. They’re hoping for success where Goggle failed with its own video glasses, Google Glass – roundly lambasted and eventually discontinued in 2015. E&T reported on the Snapchat Spectacles UK launch earlier today. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading #SnapchatSpectacles go on sale in UK – an annotated infographic

How #smartphones are transforming personal #healthcare – an annotated infographic

  More than 1.2 million people living in London are to be offered medical diagnosis using Babylon – an “artificial intelligence” (AI) app which gives patients access to a virtual health service in their pocket. Babylon’s AI doctor is just one of the powerful tools that have transformed smartphones into mobile medical clinics. In 2016 the US Food and Drug Administration approved 36 smartphone apps and devices. Now, smartphones are being used to perform ultrasound scans, measure heart rhythm, blood pressure and glucose levels, and execute an array of lab tests from liver and kidney function to identifying communicable diseases … Continue reading How #smartphones are transforming personal #healthcare – an annotated infographic

#Nintendo #Switch console details revealed – an annotated infographic

Nintendo’s Switch console, the successor to the beleaguered Wii U, and its big bet on the future of video games, has been revealed in full. It is set to go on sale in the UK on 3 March for £279 and features an adaptable design allowing for greater portability than its rivals. E&T covered the Nintendo Switch news announcement in full last week. Click on the graphic for an expanded view.   Continue reading #Nintendo #Switch console details revealed – an annotated infographic

US company in massive EU tax avoidance shocker! #Apple

Everyone’s favourite future-facing tech titan Apple Inc is facing a whopping €13 billion EU tax bill (plus interest!), after it was decided that the extremely favourable (at least for Apple) tax conditions set by Ireland breached EU rules. Funny that. The EU ruling decreed that Ireland had illegally slashed Apple’s tax bill over several decades. It is the largest penalty in a three-year EU crackdown on so-called ‘sweetheart’ tax deals. We don’t know about you, but of all the sweethearts we’ve ever had in our lives, not one of them slipped us €13 billion. E&T news covered the story of … Continue reading US company in massive EU tax avoidance shocker! #Apple