Apple has announced its fourth quarter results. The technology giant increased its revenues and reached new consumers in important items. Despite all this positive news, Apple is facing a major supply problem. The chip crisis after the pandemic that hit the whole world affected the entire technology world. Apple also announced the big loss of revenue with its fourth quarter results. Apple, which broke all the rules with the M1 Mac introduced last year and entered the market with its own processor, seems to have paid off for this move.
Accordingly, the company brought its revenue from Mac products to $ 9.18 billion with its fourth quarter results. This is Apple’s biggest revenue ever from Mac products. Again, the 21.4 percent increase in iPad revenues is also important in this respect. Apple services revenues also increased by 18.8 percent in the fourth quarter. Although these figures are positive for the tech giant, the company grew less than economists’ forecasts. Tim Cook, on the other hand, announced that despite this growth, disruptions in the supply chain negatively affected Apple revenues.
Accordingly, with the supply problem, Apple suffered a huge revenue loss of over 6 billion dollars.
Despite this huge loss, Apple revenues rose 29 percent in the fourth quarter. However, it was also revealed that the company reduced its profit margins in order not to reflect the supply problems to the consumer. Accordingly, Apple profit margin decreased by 1.1 points throughout the company and stood at 42.2 percent. On a product basis, the profit margin decline was at the level of 1.7 points and decreased to 34.3 percent.
Chip supply is one of the leading supply problems affecting industries such as smartphones, laptops and of course automotive. Especially in the automotive industry, a big chip problem that has not been overcome since 2020 continues. A big logistics problem originating from the Asian market is also affecting the technology world. Although the pandemic conditions have softened in India, Taiwan, China and Japan, these countries still have not returned to normal.
Scientists have announced that they have discovered a new human species. Researchers continue their discoveries that will shed light on human history. In a new study, scientists announced that they had reanalyzed ancient fossils found in Africa and Europe.
As a result of their analysis, the team found that a skull found in Ethiopia belonged to a different human species. Scientists named the species they discovered Homo bodoensis. In addition, the researchers explained their findings about the fossil.
Examining the skull discovered in Africa, researchers noticed that the species was different from those previously discovered. Researchers believe this skull belongs to a direct ancestor of modern humans. However, scientists named the new species Homo bodoensis. They announced that Homo bodoensis lived in the Middle Pleistocene period, about 500,000 years ago.
According to the Daily Mail, researchers from the University of Winnipeg said that this discovery will provide new information about the Pleistocene Era. There is very little information about human evolution in that period. This newly discovered human species could complete a missing link.
The researchers reassessed existing fossils from Africa and Eurasia that date to the Middle Pleistocene period. These fossils were generally identified as either Homo heidelbergensis or Homo rhodesiensis. However, recent DNA results showed that some fossils identified in Europe as H. heidelbergensis were actually the first Neanderthals. In addition, the fact that African fossils from this period were previously identified as both H. heidelbergensis and H. rhodesiensis confused things.
In the new study, scientists found that a skull discovered in Bodo D’ar, Ethiopia, was neither H. heidelbergensis nor H. rhodesiensis. He realized that he belonged. The team suggests it’s an entirely new type of human being. The team named the species H. bodoensis, naming it after where the skull was discovered. Also, very little is known about this new human species yet. However, researchers think that H. bodoensis is short in stature to conserve heat in colder climates.
Males are probably about 1.75 cm tall, while females average 157 cm. By the way, males have an average weight of 64 kg, while females weigh 50 kilograms.
The species went extinct about 200,000 years ago, long before modern humans migrated from Africa. Scientists have been chasing these species for many years. There are still many gaps in human evolution. Research continues to find the findings of these periods.