- In its third-quarter earnings report on Thursday, Apple reported a decline in sales for its most iconic hardware products.
- Offsetting the hardware softness is accelerating growth in the services business, a major profit driver.
- The services division’s growth was “better than we expected,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said.
- Instagram’s new Threads app for iOS is out now with its first update, bringing a handful of small changes and tweaks, added features and various bug fixes, including support for the recently released iOS 17 public beta.
- Most changes are smaller quality-of-life improvements, not major features like the addition of a chronological feed, an edit button, multiple account support or the ability to search posts, among other promised changes Instagram head Adam Mosseri has said were in the works.
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- Apple on Tuesday launched an online store on Tencent’s WeChat messaging app in China.
- Users can purchase the full line of Apple products, including the latest iPhone 14 range, through the Mini Program, Tencent said in a statement.
- WeChat is China’s biggest messaging platform with over 1.2 billion users and opens another retail channel for Apple.
- The head of Google’s map division said in an email Tuesday that the company is cutting jobs at Waze.
- Google has been merging Waze with its own mapping products since late last year.
- The company hopes to “create a more scalable and optimized Waze Ads product,” the email said.
- It looks like YouTube’s 1080p Premium video quality is finally rolling out to Android devices for paying subscribers, after a brief period of iOS exclusivity.
- Some Android phone and Google TV users who pay for YouTube Premium are now reporting that they can see the 1080p Premium video option.
- Right now the feature doesn’t appear to be widespread, and reportedly the users don’t see the option all the time.
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