Apple Stock News: Mac Shipments Grew in Q2 2022
Apple Stock News: Estimated PC shipments for the quarter were 72 million units, down from 82.4 million units a year ago, there is a 12.6 percent decline, according to new PC shipment estimates shared by Gartner. It was the biggest drop in the global PC market in nine years. Apple shipped an estimated 6.4 million Macs in the quarter, up from 5.8 million a year earlier and up 9.3 percent from a year earlier. Apple continued to take fourth place in the quarter with 8.8 percent market share. Apple followed behind Lenovo, HP and Dell. Although Mac shipments rose despite severe supply constraints that delayed some MacBook Pro models for weeks or even months, Apple was the only supplier to post positive growth. All other PC suppliers reported lower shipments during the quarter due to supply chain issues.
Apple Stock News: OLED iPad Focuses on Lightweight Design
According to ET News, Apple is now producing the final prototype of an iPad with an OLED display, a device that focuses on lightweight design and improved image quality. The first OLED iPad models are expected to include the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. These devices are rumored to launch in 2024.
The prototypes were reportedly produced in conjunction with South Korean Display partners Samsung and LG Display and allowed Apple to conduct a series of tests. Apple is said to be focused on providing a lighter design and “unmatched image quality” for the OLED iPad, in part because the dry etching process significantly reduces the weight of the display. The company is also thought to be developing a special coating to improve the durability of displays, depending on the thickness of the display.
Apple Watch Series 8 Model is Expected to Sell in Low Volume
Ross Young, a display analyst, said relatively low sales expected for the Apple Watch Series 8, which has a larger 1.99-inch display, could indicate higher retail prices. Production of the larger Apple Watch Series 8 models expected to join the lineup this year has been relatively low, reflecting its forecast sales.
Apple is said to expect to ship just 1m of the larger Apple Watch in the third quarter, compared with 4m of the 45mm “Apple Watch Series 8” model. That suggests the new, larger Apple Watch could have a high price tag that limits sales. This supports Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman’s recent speculation that the new Apple Watch will be styled as a high-end model, priced between $900 and $999. In addition to a slightly larger display, the device is expected to offer better durability and longer battery life.
Severance and Ted Lasso have been nominated for the 2022 Emmy Awards
Apple TV+ shows including “Severance” and “Ted Lasso” have been nominated for the 2022 Emmy Awards. “Ted Lasso” was nominated for outstanding comedy series, while “Severance” was nominated for Outstanding drama series.
“Severance” is a psychological thriller that has received rave reviews. It follows employees at Lumon Industries, which uses “severance” medical procedures to separate their work and personal lives. Adam Scott plays an employee who tries to bring the two halves of his life together and uncovers a deep web of intrigue and lies. “Severance” also received nominations in several categories, including an outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for Both John Turturro and Christopher Walken. Patricia Arquette is also nominated for outstanding Supporting Actress in a drama series.
Apple TV+ The cast and crew also received multiple other nominations, with “Ted Lasso” receiving a total of 20 nominations in categories including lead Actor in a comedy series, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Director in a Comedy Series.