Top iOS news of the week: $1.7 billion Apple Watch revenue, Outlook update, 48 million iPhones

This week in iOS we heard that the Apple Watch is already a billion dollar business, that Outlook got a Watch app, and that millions of iPhones were sold in Q4.
Written by James Kendrick, Contributor

Apple Watch a billion dollar product

Figures from Apple released this week show $1.7 billion in Apple Watch sales in the first five months. Apple isn't disclosing unit sales numbers but it's clear the Apple Watch is turning into big business for the company.

The figures were listed in the "Other Products" category in company financials, which Apple clarified to the SEC was strictly Apple Watch sales figures.

Source: AppleInsider

48 million iPhones sold in Q4

The iPhone continues to sell at a brisk pace, as the Q4 numbers disclosed this week prove. Apple stated it sold 48 million iPhones in the latest full quarter, leading to $55 billion in revenues and a $11.1 net income.

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been popular with consumers even though a modest upgrade from last year's iPhones.

Source: ZDNet

Outlook updated for iOS

Microsoft continues its support for iOS with an update to Outlook. This update integrates Sunrise Calendar technology. The company acquired the Sunrise app earlier this year.

Other improvements include native Apple Watch support.

Source: ZDNet

Tim Cook: iPhone Update program could be offered outside Apple stores

The iPhone Update program lets iPhone fans get a new phone every year from Apple. It also comes with AppleCare+ in the monthly fee. Those wanting to take advantage of the program must go to an Apple store to do so.

That may change in the future as Tim Cook has indicated the program may be offered outside Apple stores in the future.

Source: AppleInsider

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