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Chance Miller

@ChanceHMiller

Email: Chance@9to5mac.com

Chance is an editor for the entire 9to5 network and covers the latest Apple news for 9to5Mac. He hosts the 9to5Mac Daily podcast, which you can subscribe to on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed

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Sensor Tower: Nintendo hits $1 billion in player spending on mobile, led by Fire Emblem Heroes

Nintendo continues to see success with its lineup of mobile games on iOS and Android. According to new data from Sensor Tower, Nintendo has now generated more than $1 billion in lifetime revenue from player spending through the App Store and Google Player.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has never commented on future, unannounced Apple products, but that doesn’t stop investors and analysts from trying ever quarter. During Apple’s Q1 2020 earnings call today, Cook was again asked about Apple’s plans for 5G.

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Apple’s Wearables business continues to grow substantially every quarter. During Q1 2020, Apple reported Wearables revenue of $10 billion, setting an all-time revenue record and surpassing the Mac for the first time.

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Report: Apple to begin online hardware sales in India during Q3 2020

Apple is reportedly set to open an online store in India this year. According to a new report from TechCrunch, Apple’s currently goal is to launch online hardware sales sometime during the third quarter of this year.

During Apple’s Q1 2020 earnings call with investors and analysts this afternoon, Tim Cook offered additional detail on iPhone sales during the holiday quarter. Apple no longer reports unit sales, but Cook did say that the iPhone 11 was the top-selling iPhone model during the three-month period.

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Following Apple’s record-breaking fiscal Q1 2020 earnings release, CEO Tim Cook has offered some additional commentary on the results. Speaking to Reuters, Cook said that Apple continues to face supply issues for certain products.

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AAPL’s Q1 2020 earnings day is here, covering the lucrative holiday shopping season. For the first fiscal quarter of 2020, Apple had forecast revenue between $85.5 billion and $89.5 billion. That compares to the $84.3 billion it reported in the same quarter one year ago.

So how did Apple perform during Q1 2020? The company has announced revenue of $91.8 billion and profit of $22.2 billion. That’s an all-time record for both net income and revenue, Apple says.

Apple no longer reports iPhone, iPad, and Mac unit sales numbers, though it does report a revenue breakdown by product category. More details below.

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Update: iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, tvOS 13.3.1, macOS Catalina 10.15.3, and watchOS 6.1.2 are now available. iOS 12.4.5 is also now available for devices that are not capable of running iOS 13. HomePod has also been updated to version 13.3.1.

Apple today will release iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 to the public after testing it with beta users over the past several weeks. iOS 13.3.1 includes bug fixes and performance improvements related to Screen Time and the Mail app.

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Last week, we got our first glimpse of the rack mount Mac Pro in the wild following its release earlier this month. Now, music professional Neil Parfitt has taken a deeper look at the new machine in an over 37-minute unboxing and hands-on video.

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January 27

Apple TV+ currently only offers access to Apple original TV shows and movies, but another report this week suggests that Apple has considered expanding that library. CNBC reports that MGM and Apple have held “preliminary talks” about an acquisition, corroborating a report from the Wall Street Journal last month.

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DXOMark regularly puts the latest iPhone and Android smartphones through a series of camera quality tests, comparing them all against each other. Now, the publication is out with its full review of the front-facing selfie camera on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, revealing how Apple’s flagships compare to the competition.

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At WWDC 2019, Apple announced that HomeKit would soon be supported by routers from Eero, Linksys, and Charter Spectrum. Thus far, none of those companies have actually rolled out HomeKit support to their routers, but new evidence today suggests Eero support could be coming soon.

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January 26

This year is shaping up to be a busy one for the iPhone. Apple is rumored to be preparing a new low-cost iPhone that could be released as soon as March, as well as four different iPhone 12 variants set for release in September. Read on as we round up all of the specs, features, and design details that we know about the iPhone 12 so far.

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Apple is expected to unveil iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 at WWDC in June. Ahead of that release, a new rumor from French site iPhonesoft suggests that this year’s iOS release will support all of the same devices as iOS 13 did last year, but iPadOS will make some cuts.

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In this week’s top stories: 2020 iPhone rumors continue to emerge, Apple’s battle with the FBI, the best Apple Watch sleep tracking apps, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news. expand full story

January 25

If you play Rocket League via Steam on your Mac, you’ll soon have to make the switch to Windows or give up most of the online features. The studio behind the hit game has announced today that it’s dropping macOS and Linux support starting in March.

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A jury in San Diego, California has ruled that Apple must pay WiLan a total of $85 million for patent infringement, as reported by Bloomberg. This was a retrial of a case from last year in which WiLan won $145 million, a ruling that was set aside by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw.

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Tim Cook says Apple will donate to groups helping people affected by coronavirus in China

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter this morning to honor Chinese New Year, also adding Apple sends its “love and support” to everyone impacted by the coronavirus.

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