It's official: Apple briefly passed the $1 trillion market cap mark

It's official: Apple briefly passed the $1 trillion market cap mark

Although there were a few premature announcements earlier this morning, Apple officially became the first publicly-traded corporation to reach a $1 trillion market cap by reaching a brief high share price of $207.05. Shares in AAPL are now bobbling around the $206.88 - $207 range, so the company might not be celebrating its trillion-dollar baby at the end of the day.

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Apple World Today News Update: June 8, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 8, 2018

It's been a busy, busy WWDC week! After the keynote, hands-on testing of some of the new operating systems, and so on, we decided to end the week on a light note:

  • Happy 10th Birthday, iPhone 3G! Apple's second iPhone brought 3G "speeds", third-party apps, and the App Store to the mobile device.

  • Apple Music is getting a new feature today -- Coming Soon

  • Today we look at a few of the more notable changes to watchOS 5, like how you access Control Center and Notification Center

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Apple World Today News Update: May 7, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: May 7, 2018

Another manic Monday, with AAPL zipping to a new high close. We have info about that and a lot more for you in today's Apple World Today News Update Podcast:

  • Apple is soliciting Apple Watch owners to join in on the Apple Heart Study being done in partnership with Stanford Medicine

  • The iMac turned 20 yesterday. The all-in-one is credited with beginning the turnaround in Apple's fortunes

  • iOS 13 rumors are beginning to seep out, and we haven't yet heard what's going to be in iOS 12

  • During trading today, Apple hit $187.67 per share. Warren Buffett would love to own all of Apple's stock...

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Apple World Today News Update: March 16, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: March 16, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day (one day early)! Today's Apple World Today News Update Podcast includes a pot of gold and a leprechaun, as well as the usual important and informative news bits:

  • Apple World Today has launched the new Team AWT Community Forum, an online discussion group for Team AWT members
  • Are you a developer in Paris? If so, look in your email inbox for an invitation to an Apple event next Friday
  • That Steve Jobs job application from 1973? It sold at auction for $174,000
  • Apple's R&D expenditures this year are going to be HUGE
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Apple World Today News Update: February 22, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: February 22, 2018

Today's news brings us word about more screenshots in the iOS App Store, an auction of items signed by Steve Jobs, and a quasi-scientific test of car navigation apps by an Adobe manager:

  • Apple now allows developers put submit up to 10 screenshots per device type for their App Store listings
  • Want a piece of history? Three items signed by Steve Jobs are going up for auction soon, including an employment application from 1973
  • Bored by your commute? Gather data for an unofficial test of car navigation apps like this Adobe senior manager did
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Happy 10th Birthday, MacBook Air

Happy 10th Birthday, MacBook Air

10 years ago today I was at Macworld Expo, where I got up at about 4 AM in order to get a place in the line for a "Stevenote" -- a keynote presentation by then-Apple CEO Steve Jobs. At the event, he used his usual flair for showmanship by pulling the incredibly thin MacBook Air out of an interoffice envelope. Here's a video of the reveal:

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Almost complete: Duncan Sinfield posts new drone video of Apple Park

Almost complete: Duncan Sinfield posts new drone video of Apple Park

Since August 2015, Duncan Sinfield has been posting gorgeous drone video of Apple Park. From a pile of dirt to the completion of the gleaming circular headquarters building, Sinfield has done a wonderful job of documenting the construction of Apple Park. Over the weekend, Sinfield posted another upgrade of the nearly complete facility, and in this video it's apparent that most of the major construction equipment is now gone and that the work is just about done.

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Apple World Today News Update: January 11, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 11, 2018

Today's podcast topics deal with history - the history of emoji on iPhones, the FBI's poor opinion of Apple's excellent encryption, and an IPO for a company that Steve Jobs once unsuccessfully tried to buy:

  • The designer of some of the first 500 emoji to be used on iPhones provides a ten-year retrospective on her work
  • An FBI forensic expert frustrated with Apple's encryption refers to the company as "jerks" and "evil geniuses"
  • Dropbox, the file-sharing powerhouse that Steve Jobs once referred to as a "feature, not a product", will be going public later this year
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AWT News Update: October 30, 2017

AWT News Update: October 30, 2017

As October winds down things are starting to perk up in the world of Apple. Today we have stories about a historic high, a famous used car, iOS 11.2, and some early first impressions of the iPhone X:

  • AAPL reached a new high today, peaking at $168.07 before closing at $166.72
  • A BMW Z8 that once belonged to Steve Jobs is up for auction
  • iOS 11.2 developer beta 1 is now available, along with new watchOS and tvOS betas
  • Some very early first impressions of the iPhone X are out, with Apple using a different approach towards marketing the newest iPhone than it's ever used in the past

The text version of the podcast can be read below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the podcast.

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The iPod is old enough to drive...

The iPod is old enough to drive...

On this day in 2001, Apple co-founder and legend Steve Jobs introduced the first iPod to the world. That makes the iPod platform old enough to get a restricted driver's license in most of the United States. The iPod has been eclipsed by many other Apple products since then, but it was one of the products that first brought Apple to the attention of many consumers.

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AWT News Update: October 3, 2017

AWT News Update: October 3, 2017

Apple Pay Cash, Yahoo data breaches, and the man in the bunny suit are all part of today's AWT News Update podcast:

  • Apple employees are reportedly testing Apple Pay Cash internally in preparation for the public rollout
  • Verizon discloses that the 2013 Yahoo data breach actually affected all accounts
  • Former Intel CEO Paul Otellini, who worked with Steve Jobs to shift Macs to Intel CPUs, has died
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Infographic from Decluttr shows how the Internet reacted to the iPhone over the years

Infographic from Decluttr shows how the Internet reacted to the iPhone over the years

Since the iPhone first appeared on the scene in 2007, no other product has received so much attention in the form of online articles, reviews, tweets and comments. Decluttr is a great place to sell your old iPhone prior to tomorrow's announcements, and they sent along an infographic showing some of the "funniest, misguided and spookily accurate reactions to each of the past 15 iPhone releases". You'll have to scroll for a while to get to the iPhone 7/7 Plus, but the comments are well worth your time.

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