Tech Today: Apple iPhone sells 18m, No PS4 until 2014?

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Apple announced its second fiscal quarter financial results today, revealing it has sold a colossal 18.65 iPhones since the turn of the year as well as 4.69 iPads. The quarterly profits were Apple's best ever totalling $5.9 billion, with income of $24.67 billion. 
Link: Wired.com

iPhone, iPad and Mac sales might have crushed it in the first three months of 2011, but iPod sales are down 17 per cent on the same period of 2010. Apple posted solid looking sales of 9.02m iPods - in their various guises - but the trend has been on the way down for quite some time now. How will Apple respond?
Link:TechRadar

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Xbox and PlayStation fans will have to wait until 2014 for the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 consoles, Kotaku is claiming to have heard from a source close to both companies. If true it would give the forthcoming Nintendo Wii 2 at least a couple of years headstart over Sony and Mircosoft's next consoles.
Link:Kotaku

A stripper recently broke into Google's Silicon Valley headquarters according to Business Insider. Vera Svenchina, a former erotic dancer from Russia, followed a blind employee into the building and dropped off a Russian book for Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. She has previously claimed that the two men killed her father and is currently in court over accusations that she's been stalking Zynca CEO Mark Pincus.
Link: Business Insider 

In yet more Apple news, two security researchers have unearthed a hidden file in Apple iOS which records your every move, stores it on the device and then backs it up to your computer when you sync your iPhone or iPad. The location tracker  has raised more privacy fears as the file could be easily exploited by those with access to your phone or computer.
Link:Guardian

News@8: Wednesday saw Virgin Media declare that it plans to test 1.5Gbps internet,  news that the iPhone 5 might not be out until September, Tesco's bid to enter the movie streaming game and the release of the world's largest Pacman game. Check out our daily News@8 round-up for all the details

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