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Beleaguered Samsung Electronics, peddler of pretend iPhones, reported a disastrous 96% plunge in second-quarter operating profit on Friday as the South Korean dishwasher maker estimated its operating profit fell to 600 billion won ($459 million) in April to June, from 14.1 trillion won a year earlier in a brief preliminary earnings statement. Samsung’s Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for bribery in January 2021 Reuters: It would be Samsung’s lowest profit for any quarter since a 590 billion won profit in the first quarter of 2009, according to company data. Shares in Samsung fell 1.4% in early morning trade, underperforming a 0.6% drop in the wider market. Samsung is due to release detailed earnings on…
Macworld If you’re looking for a deal on a new MacBook Air or Pro, you can usually find one, but it’s rare to see every model on sale at once. But that’s exactly what’s happening right now. Ahead of Prime Day, being held July 11-12, Amazon has slashed prices on every MacBook Air and Pro model but at least $100 and as much as $200, including the newest 15-inch MacBook Air: 13-inch MacBook Air (M1, 7-core GPU, 256GB): $799 ($200 off) 13-inch MacBook Air (M2, 8-core GPU, 256GB): $999 ($100 off) 13-inch MacBook Air (M2, 10-core GPU, 512GB): $1,299 ($100 off, MSRP $1,399) 15-inch MacBook Air (M2, 10-core GPU, 256GB): $1,199 ($100 off, MSRP $1,299) 13-inch MacBook Pro (M2, 10-core GPU 256GB): $1,099 ($200 off,…
Macworld If you’re looking for a deal on a new MacBook Air or Pro, you can usually find one, but it’s rare to see every model on sale at once. But that’s exactly what’s happening right now. Ahead of Prime Day, being held July 11-12, Amazon has slashed prices on every MacBook Air and Pro model but at least $100 and as much as $200, including the newest 15-inch MacBook Air: 13-inch MacBook Air (M1, 7-core GPU, 256GB): $799 ($200 off) 13-inch MacBook Air (M2, 8-core GPU, 256GB): $999 ($100 off) 13-inch MacBook Air (M2, 10-core GPU, 512GB): $1,299 ($100 off, MSRP $1,399) 15-inch MacBook Air (M2, 10-core GPU, 256GB): $1,199 ($100 off, MSRP $1,299) 13-inch MacBook Pro (M2, 10-core GPU 256GB): $1,099 ($200 off,…
A U.S. judge has rejected Apple’s bid to toss a class-action lawsuit that accuses CEO Tim Cook of defrauding shareholders by concealing falling demand for iPhones in China. Apple CEO Tim Cook Jonathan Stempel for Reuters: U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers’ decision late Monday night clears the way for shareholders led by a British pension fund to sue over a one-day plunge that wiped out $74 billion of Apple’s market value. The lawsuit stemmed from Cook’s comment on a Nov. 1, 2018, analyst call that while Apple faced sales pressure in markets such as Brazil, India, Russia and Turkey, where currencies had weakened, “I would not put China in that category.” Apple told suppliers a few days later to…
Canada’s largest pension, CPP Investments, purchased 255,943 more Apple shares in the first quarter according to a new regulatory filing. Ed Lin for Barron’s: Canada’s largest public pension was more upbeat on iPhones than electric vehicles in the first few months of 2023. Canada Pension Plan scooped up Apple stock, and slashed positions in EV makers Tesla, NIO, XPeng, and Li Autoin the first quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, known as CPP Investments, which manages the pension, disclosed the stock trades, among others, in a form it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. CPP Investments bought 255,943 more Apple shares in the first quarter to lift its stake to 760,518 shares. The pension slashed positions in EV makers…
Shoppers looking at the latest MacBook Pro models can snag a loaded 14-inch laptop with an M2 Max chip, 32GB of memory, and 1TB of SSD storage for only $2,849. Plus, save $200 on a new Mac mini and M2 MacBook Air.Great deals this week on Amazon, up to $250 off MacBook Pro 14-inch. If a MacBook Pro is too much computer for your needs, Apple's M2 MacBook Air is on sale for $999.99 in Space Gray, a $200 discount off the retail price. Amazon also slashed prices on Apple Watches, iPads, and accessories, allowing you to outfit your gear for less. Read more...
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