During Apple’s Q2 2020 gain call this afternoon, Tim Cook suggested that both iMessage and FaceTime have set new all-time annals for daily use amid a COVID-19 pandemic.
With many everybody sheltering in place, it’s unsurprising to see record numbers for Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime services. Cook also touted that Apple News reached 125 million monthly users during a quarter, interjection to curated COVID-19 information from “reliable sources.”
Cook also forked out that Apple’s COVID-19 screening application, that it expelled in March, has been downloaded over 2 million times, while a web chronicle has been accessed by 3 million singular visitors so far.
Cook explained that there were 3 pivotal segments to Apple’s business during Q2 2020:
- First 5 weeks: Confident it would be a record Q2
- Second 5 weeks: iPhone supply became constrained, direct in China forsaken though fast elsewhere
- Last 3 weeks: As coronavirus widespread globally, “downward vigour on demand” for iPhone and wearables
Going forward, Cook pronounced that he has a “high grade of confidence” in Apple’s business, indicating out that Apple has always been run for a prolonged term. Ultimately, Cook resolved that while it wasn’t a entertain Apple had expected, he’s never been prouder of a team.
- Apple Stores in Australia and Austria will free in 1 to 2 weeks
- Apple announces mercantile Q2 2020 earnings: income of $58.3 billion amid COVID-19 concerns
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