Record revenue from the iPhone and Mac computer sales helped Apple bring in $74.6 billion in revenue last quarter, up from $57.6 billion a year earlier.
The company's next new product, the highly anticipated Apple Watch, will start shipping in April, CEO Tim Cook said on a conference call to discuss the financial results.
Apple will allow China’s State Internet Information Office to run security audits on products the company sells in China in an effort to counter concerns that other governments are using its devices for surveillance, according to news reports.
Apple CEO Tim Cook agreed to the security inspections during a December meeting in the US with information office director Lu Wei, according to a story in the Beijing News.
The so-called "Thunderstrike" hardware exploit was publicized late last year, but the hack takes advantage of a flaw in the Thunderbolt Option ROM first disclosed in 2012. Until now, that flaw hasn't been patched, but according to iMore, the latest beta of Apple's OS X 10.10.2 update fixes the problem.
Citing people familiar with the software, it was said that OS X 10.10.2 prevents the Mac's EFI boot ROM from being replaced, and also makes it impossible to roll it back to a previous state.
Just under three years after Apple evicted Google Maps from iOS, Cupertino's own mapping and navigation offering still has some critical weaknesses. AppleInsider looks ahead at what the next 12 months could have in store for Apple Maps.
Apple's newly reassigned U.S. Patent No. 8,934,045 illustrates a portable digital camera controllable via a wrist-worn remote. Taken at face value, the document appears to hint at Apple's ambitions to enter the action cam market, but a quick look at the patent's history reveals a slightly different story.