Top Apple-related stories this week (April 29-May 3)

Here are the top Apple-related articles at Apple World Today for the week of April 29-May 3.

Here are the top Apple-related articles at Apple World Today for the week of April 29-May 3.

° Apple TV+ shows win four BAFTA Television Craft Awards.

° The European Union says iPadOS is a “gatekeeper” so must meet DMA requirements.

° Apple and Samsung continue to dominate the global smartphone market, but competition is increasing.

° Apple TV+’s “Argylle,” “Sugar,” and “Palm Royale” are all on Reelgood’s latest lists of most streamed movies, TV shows.

° The OLED displays on the upcoming iPad Pros will be the “best OLED tablet panels on the market,” according to DSCC.

° Apple has reportedly set up a secret lab in Zurich for building AI products.

° If AI-equipped Macs are coming soon, Apple’s timing could be perfect.

° It’s no big surprise, but a new study lists Apple among the companies at the forefront of innovation in America. 

° The Apple Vision Pro should “inject some positive energy”  into China’s lagging VR shipments, according to Counterpoint Research.

° Google’s Alphabet paid Apple $20 billion in 2022 to be Safari’s default search engine according to newly unsealed court documents in the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google.

° The Apple Watch atrial fibrillation (AFib) history feature has been qualified by the FDA under its Medical Device Development Tools (MDDT) program.

° Dr. Sumbul Desai, vice president of Health at Apple, has been named to TIME magazine’s inaugural “TIME100 Health List of the World’s Most Influential People in Health.”

° Apple quarterly revenue is down 4% year-over-year, but Services and Mac revenues are up.

° During a call with analysts regarding Apple’s latest finances, Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri noted that Mac sales — up 4% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2024 — were driven by the strength of the new MacBook Air with the M3 chip. 

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.