Apple’s revenue declined three percent YoY to $94.8bn in its second “bad” quarter in a row, mainly due to declines in the Mac, iPad and Wearables/Home/Accessories divisions, only offset by strong iPhone sales and Services. The net income of $24.2bn was down less than one percentage point.
💻 Mac sales plunged 31% YoY to $7.2bn from $10.4bn.
📉 iPad sales dropped 13% YoY to $6.7bn for the quarter.
📈 IPhone sales rose 2% YoY to $51.3bn, marking a record the March-ending quarter.
💰 Apple’s services business hit another record with $20.9bn in revenue, up 5% YoY.
US Vice President Kamala Harris met with CEOs of Google, Microsoft, OpenAI and Anthropic to advocate for more safeguards for artificial intelligence. Harris emphasized that private firms have an “ethical, moral and legal responsibility” to make their products safe, but also to address possible violations of privacy and democracy. The meeting outlined discussions of the potential risks of AI development, efforts to limit those risks, and cooperation between the government and the private sector to safely embrace AI.
8Bitdo has launched a cheaper version of the Ultimate Controller known as the Ultimate C 2.4G Wireless Controller for $30. It has a playtime of 25 hours, recharges in 2 hours and supports asymmetrical rumble and is available in purple or green color options while being compatible with Windows, Android, Steam Deck, and Raspberry Pi.
💰 8Bitdo has launched a budget-friendly version of the Ultimate Controller for $30.
🎮 The Ultimate C 2.4G Wireless Controller connects wirelessly using a 2.4GHz USB dongle.
👆 The controller is simplified to cut production costs, dropping the charging dock and profile-toggling switch from more expensive models while ditching support for 8Bitdo’s Ultimate Software.
🔄 The simplified version still offers the same quality as expensive ones while supporting asymmetrical rumble, although vibration feedback only works on Windows.
🔋 The new controller lasts up to 25 hours of playtime and can recharge fully in two hours, with the option of working in wired mode and is plug-and-play on PC.