Fortune: Apple is the most profitable company in the world

Thanks to the iPhone, Apple is already the most valuable company in the world. Based on its market capitalization (share price multiplied by shares outstanding), Apple is worth more than $784.5 billion. The company grossed $215 billion during its latest fiscal year, which placed it ninth in the world for that category. For the second fiscal quarter of 2017, the iPhone was responsible for 63% of Apple’s revenue which shows you how important that product is to the success of the company.

What good is attracting all of this business if the company is not profitable? Apple surely doesn’t have …


Apple likely to announce new iPhone 8 on September 6th

The Apple iPhone 8, the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are coming soon. At least that’s what our experience tells us: Apple has a tradition of unveiling its new phones in September, which is just two months away.
With so many rumors floating around about all three new iPhones that are expected to get unveiled this year, it will be hard for Apple to keep it all a mystery.
We already seem to have a general understanding of the new iPhone 8: rumors paint a picture of a phone with a larger OLED display with a new aspect …

T-Mobile subscribers can save up to $400 on the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

This is the time of the year when carriers and retailers start coming up with their best promotions and discounts for the Apple iPhone. After all, the next-gen models could be just two months away. T-Mobile now has a trade-in promotion that will save you $300 on the purchase of the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. At the same time, the carrier is offering a free memory upgrade that has an additional value of $100. Add those together and you just might be able to save $400. Let’s examine the two deals and tell you how to participate in them.

Trade in an Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, …

Apple launched special edition Balmain-designed Beats that look stunning on Kylie Jenner

Apple has just released special edition models of the Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones and the Beats Studio Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, designed together with premium brand Balmain, and endorsed by Kylie Jenner. Both Kylie and the headsets look absolutely stunning in the promo videos and images, and we came up with a single word to describe the whole special edition ordeal – sexy!

The Balmain Powerbeats3 are not much different, as far as build and hardware are concerned, compared to the regular model, and it’s safe to say they are virtually the same as the ones we already …

Apple has ‘fundamentally changed’, while the smartphone market is now ruled by design trends, rather than raw tech innovation

To many people around the world, innovation and gadget-induced adrenaline have plateaued in the last few years, as new smartphone models seem to offer little exciting new stuff that their predecessors didn’t have. Nowadays, silicon inside handsets is relatively standard for most brands, and customers’ purchases are largely based on a phone’s image, looks and feel, rather than on a new piece of tech it rocks. According to a recent WSJ report, smartphone design accounts for up to 50% of a customer’s decision to buy or not to buy, while it was previously believed that the figure …

The future is now: Subway launches self-order kiosks, supports Apple Pay and Samsung Pay

What a time it is to be alive, when a man can order his sandwich with his phone, pay for it with his phone, and eat it… well, with his mouth. Fine, it’s not divine, but at least it’s convenient. Subway has just announced that it will be launching a restaurant redesign, dubbed “Fresh Forward”.

The new design will have special self-service monitors, where guests would be able to order their sandwich and pay for it with Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, debit or credit card. Want to order even before you reach the restaurant? You’d be able to do that through Subway’s app or …

With iOS 11, NFC is for more than just using Apple Pay

Apple currently uses NFC for mobile payment system Apple Pay. NFC, which stands for Near Field Communication, allows two electronic devices to communicate with each other as long as both are no more than 1.6-inches apart. When Apple added NFC to its handset with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it limited the use of the feature to Apple Pay. But that is all going to change once iOS 11 is released.

With iOS 11 comes Core NFC. This allows developers to access NFC so that the tool can be used inside apps. With the latest build of Apple’s mobile operating system, NFC tags can be read on certain …

An iPhone 8 supplier reportedly bails, forcing Apple to spend millions on OLED PCB tools

Apple may not be dealing directly with manufacturing its own phones, but it does not shy away from purchasing production equipment for its suppliers if the situation calls for it, no matter how complex or expensive it is. They did it with the unique machines that polished the glass iPhones, then again by fronting display makers, and now, apparently, they are doing it with the tools to make the rigid-flexible printed circuit boards (RFPCB) needed for the upcoming OLED iPhone 8.

Last we heard about that part, Samsung had allegedly placed an order for 70 million FPCBs with two of …

OnePlus 5 vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Introduction
OnePlus, a company that started making phones just three years ago, has already built a name for itself with the great value-for-money phones that it makes. The OnePlus 5 is its best and its most expensive phone so far, yet it still costs a lot less than a mainstream flagship like the 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

The OnePlus 5 looks up to that device (or should we say “copies it”) in a lot of ways: most notably, it has a similar design and it uses a dual camera system with support for Portrait mode, the signature feature of the 7 Plus.

With so many similarities, we …

In certain markets, Apple now accepts PayPal as a payment option for apps, tunes, music and more

Earlier today, PayPal and Apple announced that PayPal has become an Apple Payment Partner. This means that PayPal can be used to pay for purchases made from the App Store, iBooks, iCloud, iTunes and more. Right now, PayPal can be used for purchases made in Canada and Mexico, but PayPal says that it will be soon available in other markets including the U.S. There is no word on when iOS users in the states will be allowed to employ PayPal.

To set up your PayPal card with your Apple account, follow these steps:

Sign in with Touch ID or your Apple ID and password. Tap payment information. …