The Coastal Computers Apple Report for April

Even though Apple’s stock is skyrocketing after analysts predict a hefty retail sales profit margin of over $1 trillion dollars, the company continues to keep us in suspense. From rumors the company would lose significant market share after it’s well-known and loved leader, Steve Jobs passed, the company perseveres by keeping us in suspense of what will be its next major launch. Just another way that the company likes to maintain our loyalty is to deliver products when the public least expects. To read the latest and how the company has raised its stock prices indicates how well the major brand is moving forward.

Could Apple buying Netflix be a possibility? According to an article published by Madison.Com, there’s some type of buzz that Apple would make such an acquisition. It’s possible but not likely as Apple would have to pay Netflix somewhere in the ballpark of $90 Billion, to make such an acquisition. In fact, it doesn’t sound like a viable move for Apple as this type of investment would take them way to long to break even. Just as every other rumor started by bloggers, this is yet another predicament that doesn’t hold water.

Speaking of the iPhone 8, there’s a good chance we will see this new device to hit the shelves in October. While the smart phone is being, mass produced in China, there’s a prediction there will be a shortage crimping the supply and demand of the phone with the 5.1-inch screen. Not to worry though, as there are several models being released at the same time as the iPhone 7s, 7 and 7Plus. It will certainly be interesting to see where the results will lead. To read the full story, click the link found on ieTechnology.

On the flip side, there’s great news for those artists including graphics and visual as the new app ArtRage 5.0.4 has been released. With a multitude of design options this app allows for more artistic control with more selection of brushes as well as color mixing tools to help your graphic designs become more in depth. What’s awesome about this app is that the affects you get are equivalent to painting on canvas with a brush or some other painter’s tools. Another great aspect to this creative aid is the price point is well worth the money at only $79 bucks. Way to go Art Rage!

As you can tell, both Apple and Mac are busy keeping everyone on their toes for the month we’re currently careening through. As we keep up with the rumors and news, we’ll keep you abreast of the stories for you to stay in the know. In the meantime, if you have any questions on upgrading your MAC computer, please contact us directly.

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