Apple has announced financial results for the fourth quarter of its 2014 financial year, which ended on 27th September.
Quarterly revenue was up 12% year-on-year to $42.1 billion (£26 billion), while net profit was up to $8.5 billion.
New iPads add TouchID sensor for extra security
Apple has announced the latest version of its iPad tablet range: the iPad Air 2. The new device is just 6.1 mm thin, weighs 437g, has a 9.7-inch (2048 x 1536 pixel) anti-reflective display and runs iOS 8.1.
There’s also an update to the iPad mini, now called the iPad mini 3, with a 7.9-inch screen.
Podcast - 8th October 2014
We begin this week's podcast with stories that go beyond the mobile industry, as HP plans to split into two companies and eBay prepares to separate itself from PayPal.
We're also talking about the Microsoft/Samsung legal case, a new Tesco tablet, BT's updated text relay service, a new way to avoid buying a stolen iPhone... and #Hairgate.
Apple has created an online tool that lets iPhone users and potential customers check the Activation Lock of a handset.
This reduces the risk of a customer unwittingly buying a stolen iPhone that turns out to be worthless.
Spending a few days with the newest Apple handset
Mark Bridge writes:
I open the iPhone 6 box and discover a phone that feels substantial. Well engineered. Practical. Despite being just 6.9mm deep, it doesn't seem unreasonably delicate.