Top Apple-related stories this week (April 1-5)

Here are the top Apple-related articles at Apple World Today for the week of May 13-17.

Here are the top Apple-related articles at Apple World Today for the week of April 1-5.

° Apple researchers have developed an AI system that can understand ambiguous references.

° Analyst Jeff Pu says “AirPods Lite” and a new AirPods Max are coming later this year.

° After adding 50 movies to its Apple TV+ back catalog (well, for a limited time) last month, Apple has now added another 50 films.

° eXeX, which specializes in artificial intelligence enhanced surgical logistics software, says it’s achieved a world first by successfully utilizing the Apple Vision Pro in organizing and managing a Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. 

° Apple’s services segment is likely to capture one-fourth of the company’s total revenue in 2025, according to Counterpoint Research’s Apple 360 service. 

° Apple has updated its iWork apps — Pages, Keynote, and Numbers — for the Mac, iPad, and iPhone. They’re free downloads at the Mac App Store and Apple App Store.

° Apple App Store revenue grew +13% in the month of March.

° After abandoning its Apple Car project, Apple now reportedly has teams investigating a push into personal robotics.

° Niantic is rolling out support for its 8th Wall Metaversal Deployment to the Apple Vision Pro headset. 

° Apple TV+ landed two awards at the 2024 Critics Choice Super Awards, which honor best in genre movies and TV series by Critics Choice Association members.

° Apple lays off 614 employees — likely due to the cancelation of the Apple Car project.

° Apple TV+ now has 8% of the U.S. streaming market.

° Apple saw strong volume growth of 168% year-on-year in Malaysia in February, shipping 86,000 iPhone units while also leading in shipment by sales value.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.