Need a quick run of the week’s two top stories in the tech world? Trusted Reviews’ winners and losers have you covered.
Ever since Apple AirTags and the Purple iPhone 12 were announced, these two products have been the basis of much discussion among the trusted review team, right at the moment where Apple is dominating the news cycle. New products aside, Apple had some incredible stats to show how its products performed in 2021 – and they would probably surprise you.
Unfortunately, this news is not well-liked by Google, which this week saw a major faux pas, as tech giants somehow let their biggest domains slip through their fingers for their low price.
Hot off the heels of its Spring Loaded program, Apple has spoken of the city to showcase the new M1-powered iPad Pro, as well as the divisive, yet brilliantly colorful new iMac 2021 range. But the company has won a big win, I don’t think anyone saw that coming.
A few days ago, Apple revealed its financial report for the first quarter of 2021 and somehow – amid an epidemic – the company saw a 54% increase in revenue from the same quarter last year. If you want your brain to burst, know that this is equivalent to £ 89.6 billion in revenue.
Breaking these figures, iPhone sales saw a larger 64% increase compared to the same quarter last year, indicating how popular the iPhone 12 is with consumers. Although with an improved camera system and a design that now reflects the iconic iPhone 5, it is easy to see why these new handsets have been a hit.
Apple also noted its services division, playing a big role in these sales figures, 16.9 billion in an eye-watering take. With the likes of Apple One, Apple TV Plus and Apple Fitness Plus, Apple has invested heavily in cultivating a wide range of services, so it can be an important indicator of consumer trends.
When you think of Google, what is the image that pops into your head? Personally, I love to imagine the tech giant as some lumbering behemoth – an all-powerful Godzilla who can wreak havoc at a moment’s notice. What I never expected to see is that Google would lose one of its important domains to one person, and all for a small sum of £ 2 – yet this is what actually happened this week.
After a random outage of Google’s Argentine domain, one Nicholas Kurona took it upon himself to see what the issue might be. Checking with Network Information Center Argentina (NIC), Kurno actually found that Google’s local site was available to buy for an average of 270 pesos, which is equivalent to around £ 2.
Seeing what any reasonable person would do, Kurona bought the domain to see if it could actually be done … and it worked. For a short time, Kurona owned one of Argentina’s most popular websites, which is not bad for the price they paid. Jokes aside, it’s almost untrue to think that Google’s seemingly impenetrable armor can be pierced so easily.
As you can imagine, Kurona’s ownership of the domain did not last very long, as the site returned very quickly after the error was known. Currently, there is still no explanation as to why this happened, especially because Google supposedly closed the domain by July 2021, but it seems like a great basis for a new comedy. is. Sorry while I try to buy twitter and redirect everyone to my soundcloud.