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Weekend Highlights: Analyst Toni Sacconaghi thinks Netflix pulling out of App Store transaction fees is but the first shoe to drop as others will follow suit—meaning Apple's services segment is facing headwinds; research at Zacks suggests diversification of Apple's operations in China will help iPhone struggles; Apple among companies facing complaint in Austria for failure to comply with EU's GDPR; Apple management no longer supports Nvidia in macOS?; Jonny Evans breaks down the industry-wide smartphone slowdown; Foxconn cuts 50,000 jobs in China; data broker, Acxiom, supports Tim Cook's privacy regulation call; facial recognition now being used on birds; Apple to revive iPod touch and iPad mini?

2018 2Q Results
  • "Apple Reports Second Quarter Results: Revenue Grows 16 Percent and EPS Grows 30 Percent to New March Quarter Records/New $100 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization Announced, Dividend Raised by 16 Percent"  Apple 3:38 PM
  • "Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook on the company's 2018 Q2 earnings" iMore 9:04 PM
  • "Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2018 conference call" AppleInsider 6:12 PM
  • "Apple beats financial expectations, plans $100 billion cash return boost" Reuters 3:42 PM
  • "Apple's $100 billion stock buyback overshadows iPhone" Reuters 6:10 PM
  • "Apple Q2 earnings top estimates on strong iPhone X sales: The iPhone, iPad, and Mac maker released its latest earnings report for the year." ZDNet 3:43 PM
  • "Apple Tops Sales Estimates on Services Growth, iPhone Stability" Bloomberg 3:44 PM
  • "Apple Announces $100 Billion Share Buyback Following Strong Earnings Beat: Analysts were expecting Apple to report earnings of $2.67 per share on revenue of $60.82 billion." TheStreet 3:45 PM
  • "Apple is about to return a massive pile of cash to Wall Street after beating Q2 expectations" TechCrunch 3:45 PM
  • "Apple stock rises after iPhone sales fall short but earnings beat" MarketWatch 3:45 PM
  • "The iPhone X Didn't Sell So Terribly After All" Slate 9:00 PM
  • "Apple's Q2 2018 earnings call: iPhone X was top seller all quarter" VentureBeat 9:02 PM
  • "What iPhone slowdown? Apple's sales are better than feared" CNET 9:02 PM
  • "Solid iPhone sales boost Apple revenues" BBC 6:10 PM
  • "Apple sold 52.2 million iPhones during the quarter" CNBC 3:45 PM
  • "Apple will buy back up to $100 billion worth of shares" CNBC 3:45 PM
  • "Apple is returning more cash than any company ever" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:59 PM
  • "Apple's cash hoard falls to $267.2 billion" CNBC 3:45 PM
Apple News
  • "Apple earnings: the 4 most important numbers/Tuesday's results take on significance beyond the usual quarterly update"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:06 AM
  • "Apple Earnings: What to Watch/Investors will be looking for the outlook on the iPhone and overseas cash when the company reports second-quarter earnings after the market closes on Tuesday" [Paid Membership Required] 7:45 AM
  • "Investors look to Apple's cash, services as iPhone sales seen stalling"  Reuters 7:43 AM
  • "Expectations could hardly be lower for Apple's earnings today: How is the iPhone selling?" Recode 7:29 AM
  • "'Apple faces a critical strategic decision' over the future of the iPhone, Goldman Sachs says"  Business Insider 7:54 AM
  • "iPhone Slowdown, Share Buybacks: What to Watch in Apple Results" Bloomberg 7:44 AM
  • "More evidence emerges that Apple is killing its iPhone X, analyst says" ["Analyst Neil Campling of Mirabaud Securities said that weaker-than-expected first quarter earnings and second quarter earnings from Cognex provide more evidence of this. Cognex sells technologies to factories that assist with putting OLED screens on iPhone X devices."]  CNBC 9:31 AM
  • "Apple hit with patent suits over iPhone X camera, iOS 11 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature" AppleInsider 7:29 AM
  • "Apple Isn't Merging macOS and iOS Any Time Soon (Report)" LAPTOP Magazine 7:35 AM
  • "Gruber: Apple's Cross-Platform App Support Will Debut in iOS 13 & macOS 10.15" MacTrast 7:35 AM
  • "Apple likely won't merge iOS and macOS this year" The Next Web 7:37 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to Developers" MacRumors 12:13 PM
  • "How to create a screen recording on Mac" 9to5Mac 6:13 PM
  • "Create: Your step-by-step guide to successfully create an app with FileMaker" [Infographic] FileMaker 11:59 AM
  • "Deploy: Determine how to deploy your new app with the FileMaker Platform" [Infographic] FileMaker 11:58 AM
  • "FileMaker Custom Apps Plan Infographic" FileMaker 11:58 AM
  • "Shuffling Songs Together With iTunes Grouping" MacMost 9:26 AM
  • "How to use macOS High Sierra to take screenshots and grab Video from your Apple TV" Apple World Today 7:26 AM
  • "Apple's cross-platform iOS-Mac project isn't coming this year—and it's not what you think it is" Macworld 9:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "May Bouquet of New Titles" Accordance 11:38 AM
  • "AI improves Microsoft Word for Mac in Office 365" Cult of Mac 7:35 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "DMV Officials Met With Apple Last April (Exclusive)" macReports 9:01 PM
  • "Report: Apple again met with California DMV executives last month to talk autonomous driving" 9to5Mac 9:01 PM
  • "Apple faces battery pledge complaints" BBC 9:00 PM
  • "Apple is rumored to be interested in Condé Nast"  New York Post 7:32 AM
  • "Apple rumored to be interested in buying publishing giant Condé Nast" Cult of Mac 7:35 AM
  • "Black lawmakers visit Silicon Valley to press Apple, Twitter and other tech giants on diversity" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:40 AM
  • "Tim Cook meets with Congressional Black Caucus members as part of diversity push" AppleInsider 11:41 AM
  • "Qualcomm's patent deals aim to ease Apple, regulator tensions, exec says" Reuters 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Beats Uniloc's Bid To View Entire iOS Source Code" Law360 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Watch heart rate monitor saves Florida teen's life" AppleInsider 7:48 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "This malware checks your system temperature to sidestep sandboxing: GravityRAT is a novel Trojan which will grab thermal readings to detect and thwart research efforts." ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, May 2 at 10 p.m. Pacific" Macworld 6:12 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 237: Only two cars left in the race" iDownload Blog 7:35 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 11.4 to Developers" MacRumors 12:13 PM
  • "iOS 11.4 beta 3 is available for download right now" BGR 12:13 PM
  • "macOS market share up, iOS share down slightly in April" Apple World Today 7:41 AM
  • "Apple invention would help users with fine motor impairments" Apple World Today 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Patent for a Futuristic 3D Imaging and Display System that Functions within an Invisible Workspace" Patently Apple 9:30 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:18 AM

  • "This Handy iPhone X Lens Kit Gets You Even Closer to a Real Camera" Gizmodo 7:36 AM
  • "Olloclip Connect X review — iPhone X gets one step closer to DSLR" VentureBeat 7:36 AM
  • "Hands-on: Gigabyte's portable RX 580 'Gaming Box' eGPU packs a punch despite its small size [Video] 9to5Mac 9:31 AM
  • "First look: Lumos smart bike helmet with Apple Watch gesture integration and HealthKit support" AppleInsider 11:41 AM
  • "Review: Koss Porta Pro Wireless are the classic headphones plus Bluetooth" Six Colors 8:30 AM
  • "Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C battery pack review: Fast charger can handle two laptops at once/A rugged, high-performance USB-C battery pack." Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "How to disable Suggested and Recent Apps on iPad in iOS 11" 9to5Mac 9:02 PM
  • "How to add a business to Apple Maps" Apple Must 7:26 AM
  • "Why everyone was so wrong about iPhone X sales" Cult of Mac 9:25 PM
  • "Apple Maps Might Steal Google Maps' Biggest Advantage" iDrop News 9:25 PM
  • "A small Apple surprise: It's been a while since I've operated this here blog, so let's get back into the swing of things with a post that nearly writes itself."  Dr. Drang 9:05 PM
  • "Tim Cook dunks on iPhone X FUD: Still the best-seller" iMore 9:04 PM
  • "'Fanned'" ["Concern about the iPhone business wasn't fanned by suppliers — it was fanned by publications like Bloomberg that drew gloomy conclusions about iPhone sales from those suppliers and the jackass analysts hyping them."]  Daring Fireball 9:00 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook: Privacy is a Fundamental Human Right" The Mac Observer 6:09 PM
  • "The case for Apple's iMessage on Android" Macworld 3:49 PM
  • "iOS: Health Data Should be Editable When Appropriate" The Mac Observer 3:37 PM
  • "Apple's Obsession With Thinness Has Started Hurting it" iPhone Hacks 11:49 AM
  • "iPhone vs. Android: Which is better for you?" Computerworld 11:41 AM
  • "Unreasonable Xpectations: Wall Street unimpressed with the iPhone X" Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "We're about to find out if the iPhone X really is the future of Apple" Quartz 7:45 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Keyboards Are Failing at an Alarming Rate" LAPTOP Magazine 7:36 AM
  • "Any Company Using Facebook for User ID Is Foolish" Daring Fireball 3:49 PM
  • "Merging Sprint and T-Mobile Makes Technical Sense: A merger is a bad idea for many reasons, but the carriers' networks do match up well on 5G." PC Magazine 7:35 AM
  • "The Shifting Enterprise Computing Landscape" Tech.pinions 7:29 AM
  • "Comic: Airport Extremely Sad" iMore 8:29 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Pay coming to Norway, Poland and Ukraine later this year" AppleInsider 6:13 PM
  • "An Apple Watch can now be used to activate bike signals on the Lumos Helmet" The Verge 11:42 AM
  • "Fortnite for iOS updated with new landscape and 100 tiers of new rewards [Video] 9to5Mac 8:03 AM
  • "Linksys is now selling a cheaper version of its Velop mesh router: Cheaper, but slower" The Verge 7:53 AM
  • "The 10 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from April 2018: Harry Potter wasn't the only big game release from last month." [Slideshow] Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "USR ID Inc. Launches Leash, the Most Secure Way to Lock and Unlock Your Computer with Your Phone" PRNewswire 11:44 AM
  • "olloclip Introduces All-New Mobile Lens System for iPhone X: Additional New Single Lens Systems Announced for iPhone 8/7 & 8/7 Plus with Lower Entry Price Point" PRNewswire 8:04 AM
  • "Olloclip boosts the iPhone X's camera with its lens system: The company has retooled its dual-lens Connect mount for Apple's premium phone." CNET 7:36 AM
  • "The Patriot D40 desktop scanner is beneficial to various industries" Apple World Today 7:26 AM
Computer Industry
  • "How the PC Market's Consistent Decline Affects Microsoft" Market Realist 6:08 PM
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows 10 focuses on IT admins: While it will stop those annoying taskbar InBox and social media messages, at the heart of the April 2018 Windows 10 update is an effort to" ComputerWeekly 7:56 AM
  • "What's new with Microsoft Edge in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Microsoft Edge gets a lot of improvements and new features with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, and in this guide, we'll look at all of them." Windows Central 8:15 AM
  • "As Windows 10 April 2018 Update lands, Microsoft lists old features being cut" ZDNet 10:03 AM
  • "Here's Microsoft's Answer to the New Gmail" Tom's Guide 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft picks first UK reseller for HoloLens as a service: Vendor launches subscription programme for mixed-reality headset with UK education partner" CRN UK 9:54 AM
  • "Michael Dell urges channel on AI, data, takes shot at IBM: CEO says IBM left the PC market too early" Channelnomics 8:15 AM
  • "AI shouldn't be held back by scaremongering: Michael Dell/Artificial intelligence and machine learning are just tools that can be wielded for good and bad, the Dell Technologies CEO has said." ZDNet 9:30 PM
  • "Dell vows to boost partners' business growth with new offerings" Sify Finance 7:30 AM
  • "Dell invests in new programmes, incentives to boost its partners delivery of digital, IT, security for their customers" Tech 2 7:30 AM
  • "Dell EMC takes open networking to the edge" Network Asia 7:31 AM
  • "Reports: 'I Get Inspired By What India Is Doing,' Says Michael Dell At An Award Ceremony In Las Vegas" OPIndia 7:31 AM
  • "Cisco sells part of its NDS video assets, acquired for $5B, to Permira to build a new business" TechCrunch 7:29 AM
  • "Cisco joins the Kubernetes cloud rush: Kubernetes is the top dog of cloud container orchestration, and that means everyone is jumping on its bandwagon, including networking giant Cisco." ZDNet 3:43 PM
  • "Intel's 1Q18 Results Show Data-Centric Strategy Is Working" Market Realist 6:09 PM
  • "Intel Retires Kaby Lake-X-processors After launching them just 10 months ago" Guru3D 7:55 AM
  • "Intel could receive $380M grant from Israel for expansion plans" Seeking Alpha 9:16 AM
  • "Intel intros two AI software applications" Converge 7:33 AM
  • "Oracle buys software company focused on student loans" MarketWatch 7:57 AM
  • "New Lawsuit Alleges Anti-Trust Collusion Between DRAM Manufacturers" ExtremeTech 10:03 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple plows U.S. tax cuts into record share buybacks" Reuters 9:30 PM
  • "Apple's latest financials are still pretty decent even though iPhone sales are slowing" The Register 8:59 PM
  • "Apple reports solid iPhone revenue but stays quiet on HomePod sales" The Verge 6:12 PM
  • "Tim Cook: Wearables business hits Fortune 300 size, Apple Pay coming to 3 new countries soon" 9to5Mac 6:13 PM
  • "Tim Cook: iPhone X is a Super Bowl Winner' Even if You Wanted It to Win 'By a Few More Points'" MacRumors 6:12 PM
  • "Apple's services business continues monster growth, revenues up 31 percent in record-breaking March quarter" AppleInsider 6:12 PM
  • "Apple Pay Business Will Soon Be in 24 Markets, Accounts For 90% of Mobile Payments" The Mac Observer 6:09 PM
  • "Apple Reports Q2 2018 Results: $13.8B Profit on $61.1B Revenue, 52.2M iPhones" MacRumors 3:49 PM
  • "Apple announces Q2 2018 revenue of $61.1b: 52.2m iPhones, 9.1m iPads, 4.07m Macs" 9to5Mac 3:49 PM
  • "Apple Earnings LIVE Blog: Profit Estimates Topped, $100 Billion Buyback" TheStreet 3:45 PM
  • "Live: Apple beats on top and bottom lines, and the stock is soaring" Business Insider 3:45 PM
  • "Full Coverage of Apple's Quarterly Earnings" Bloomberg 3:44 PM
  • "Apple Q2 2018 Earnings and Conference Call -- Live Blog" [Paid Membership Required] 3:40 PM
  • "Red flags surround Apple heading into earnings, even as Wall Street cheers coming stock buybacks" CNBC 9:42 AM
  • "Warning: The iPhone X Could Be A Problem For Analysts" Tech.pinions 9:31 AM
  • "Apple Expected to Report Record-Breaking Second Quarter Today With Clues About iPhone X Sales" MacRumors 9:30 AM
  • "FY 18 Second Quarter Results: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET" Apple Investor 8:11 AM
  • "Investors await Apple's guidance in earnings out Tuesday" CNBC Videos 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Gains Ahead of Q2 Earnings Amid Questions on Cash Returns, iPhone Demand: Apple shares are grinding higher into the group's critical second quarter earnings release after the close of trading Tuesday amid increasing questions over iPhone demand, services revenue growth and plans for the company's record $285 billion cash pile." TheStreet 7:44 AM
  • "Apple may give investors less cash than they expect and that could hit the stock, Barclays says" CNBC 7:43 AM
  • "Here's why dollar traders are watching Apple's earnings: Apple is one of the biggest holders of foreign dollar assets" MarketWatch 11:53 AM
  • "Apple Earnings and Conference Call: What to Expect and the Potential Reaction" RealMoney 11:52 AM
  • "Apple in charts before second-quarter earnings" Reuters 7:43 AM
  • "Earnings Smackdown: Final spreadsheet Q2 2018" Apple 3.0 7:29 AM
  • "Millennial investors are gobbling up shares of Apple ahead of earnings" Business Insider 8:29 AM
  • "Amazon Will Beat Apple To $1 Trillion Market Cap" [Video Report] Investing 11:52 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech rally lifts S&P 500, Nasdaq; Dow falls for 3rd straight session: Manufacturing data hits a nine-month low" MarketWatch 3:41 PM
  • "Dow Declines as S&P 500 and Nasdaq Finish Higher: Stocks were mixed on Tuesday with investors adopting a cautious stance as the Federal Reserve begins a two-day meeting." TheStreet 3:41 PM
  • "Stocks recover much of early loss; industrials, energy dip" Associated Press 3:40 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks claw back losses, end mostly up" FOXBusiness 3:40 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Down but Pare Earlier Losses: Shares of energy companies slip alongside crude oil; dollar extends gains ahead of Fed meeting" [Paid Membership Required] 3:40 PM
  • "China woos ally Dominican Republic away from Taiwan" MarketWatch 8:09 AM
  • "European stocks rise, as London sets tone on May Day holiday" MarketWatch 8:09 AM

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