Mac sales rise, stock high, earnings call, Bioshock remastered

Bioshock has been remastered in 1080p for its tenth anniversary

Apple’s MacBook Pro, iMac sales beat all industry estimates, defeat contracting market — Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook this week took a swipe at Mac sales estimates, as true sales figures came in higher than predicted by Gartner, pushing Apple to a third consecutive quarter of growth in both volume and earnings. Apple has maintained Mac sales growth for the entirety of the 2017 fiscal year.

Apple stock hits all time high on news of strong Q3 sales, promising Q4 guidance — Apple stock prices hit an all-time high in extended trading on Tuesday, flirting with the US$160 mark, after the company reported better than expected earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2017 and strong guidance for the coming quarter.

Notes of interest from Apple’s Q3 2017 conference call — Apple again saw its sales and revenue grow in the third fiscal quarter of 2017, with US$45.4 billion in revenue on strong iPhone, iPad and Mac sales. Following the news, the company held a conference call with media and analysts, and notes of interest follow. Apple has 185 million paid subscriptions across all its services, and Apple R&D nears $3B per quarter in Q3 as work on AR, autonomous systems continues.

Feral porting BioShock Remastered to macOS to commemorate 10th anniversary of title —Mac game porting house Feral is releasing BioShock Remastered for macOS, with the new title bringing 1080p graphics to the heralded decade-old title. The remastered version is not an update to the original title, but a new game. It will be available directly from Feral, Steam, and the Mac App Store.

Apple Pay to go live in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, UAE by year’s end — Apple is to bring Apple Pay live in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates by the end of 2017, which if completed would expand the payments service to a total of 20 countries.