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The COMUNICANO for Wednesday May 3 2017

Apple is on the media offensive. Not pleased with the bashing and reduced sales from their latest iOS
May 3 · Issue #77 · View online
Andy Abramson

Apple is on the media offensive. Not pleased with the bashing and reduced sales from their latest iOS based products, Apple has strategically used their growth in other areas, with other products and services, to show the market how they are both solid with cash (over $250 billion) and growing.

The news flow is also very strategic, as they are using the media to show that their efforts with Airpods, where demand is high, and how Apple Watch and services revenue are all contributing to the revenue growth. 
Read through those stories to see the approach Apple is taking and then take a look at the rest of the news, including T-Mobile’s 5G angle, all in today’s Comunicano!

Apple Watch
Apple sold 50.8 million iPhones last quarter — below expectations
AirPods demand significantly exceeding supply, Apple Watch + AirPods/Beats sales now size of Fortune 500 company
Apple’s AirPods: a Hit With 98% Customer Satisfaction
Apple Pay Is Growing, Says CEO Tim Cook
Another AI assistant... It's getting crowded in here, isn't it, Siri?
5G Watch
T-Mobile Announces Plans for Real Nationwide Mobile 5G
Setting the 5G Record Straight: Announcing Plans for Nationwide 5G from T-Mobile
Mixed Reality Watch
The opioid epidemic could be cured with virtual-reality worlds that let patients escape their pain
Microsoft is building an augmented reality viewer directly into Windows 10
Hotel Tech Watch
HNN - Hyatt sees opportunity in ease of in-room streaming
Odds & Ends
LinkedIn wants to deploy chatbots to help users further their careers
Salesforce Primes $100 Million for New Startup Fund
Investor VCs and Operator VCs
Are You Accidentally Ignoring Your Mobile Audience?
Flowchart: How to Know If You're at Risk When Google Switches to a Mobile
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