8 takeaways from Apple’s Q4 2016 earnings call


Tim Cook
iPhone sales were down in Q4 2016.
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Apple can’t make enough iPhone 7 devices to satisfy demand from customers (and from Wall Street to make more money).

During Apple’s Q4 2016 earnings call today, Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri hinted that big things are in the pipeline that should put the company back on track to growth — and it all starts Thursday with the MacBook Pro.

Here’s what we learned from the Q4 earnings call:

Eddy Cue says TV ‘needs to be reinvented’


Eddy Cue
Apple VP Eddy Cue runs Apple's media business.
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Watching television is still a dreadful experience, according to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior VP of internet software and services.

The Apple exec sat down for a joint interview with HBO CEO Richard Plepler at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit in San Francisco today. The two media titans discussed the rapidly changing landscape of television, but Cue told the audience that more changes are needed to make the experience better.

Siri unleashes her inner khaleesi for fiery WWDC answers


Siri popularized digital assistants, but it's quickly falling behind.
Tell me your WWDC secrets or I'll throw you in the dungeons of the Red Keep!
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Apple’s big keynote for WWDC is just a few days away, but if you want some hints about what the company will unveil, just ask Siri.

Apple’s digital assistant won’t spill the beans on iOS 10 or macOS, however asking her questions like “What will happen at WWDC?” currently cause Siri to unleash some hilarious responses that are straight out of Game of Thrones.

Take a look at some of these funny answers:

Garageband’s Chinese instruments are perfect for playing Game of Thrones theme


Anyone can create the Game of Thrones song in Garageband.
Anyone can create the Game of Thrones song in Garageband.
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HBO’s Game of Thrones is the hottest show on TV right thanks to Khaleesi and her dragons, now with the new Garageband update for China you can embrace your inner Westerbro create the entire GoT theme song in minutes.

Playing the theme song is actually amazingly easy now that Apple has added new instruments like the Pipa, Erhu, and Chinese Drum Kit that can more easily recreate the ancient sound much better than a Fender Stratocaster.

Apple superfan iPhonedo put together a quick guide on how to unlock the new Chinese instruments and create the Game of Thrones song in just minutes: