AppleInsider Massive sales floor for Apple Watch in Galeries Lafayette closing in January 2016-10-21T14:40:13.000000Z A dedicated Apple Watch gallery in the Galeries Lafayette shopping center in Paris is on the path to closure because of an Apple focus shift, and lack of sufficient sales to justify keeping it open, according to new reports. iPhone 7 made up 43% of Apple's US iPhone sales in Q3, data says 2016-10-21T13:46:51.000000Z The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus reportedly represented 43 percent of Apple's U.S. iPhone sales in the third quarter, even though they were only available for the last two weeks of the frame. Cowen bullish on Apple's Q4 results, sees iPhone ASP growing to $606 2016-10-21T13:36:47.000000Z Analysts are starting to chime in on what they are expecting to see in Apple's forthcoming earnings report, with the latest prediction increasing both revenue and earnings per share significantly over earlier estimates. AppleInsider podcast talks upcoming Apple event, MacBook Pro rumors, IBM 2016-10-21T11:39:07.000000Z This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss the upcoming Apple Event, the latest MacBook Pro rumors, and IBM's push into schools with a Watson MobileFirst iOS app to individualize education. Band of thieves swipe $13K in iPhones from busy Apple store 2016-10-21T06:23:06.000000Z Continuing in a string of Apple retail thefts, a bold band of burglars earlier this week made off with 19 iPhones worth some $13,000 from a busy store in Natick, Mass., according to local reports. Microsoft Surface sales boom amid tepid iPad demand 2016-10-21T04:41:54.000000Z Microsoft on Thursday announced earnings of $4.9 billion on revenues of $22.3 billion for the first fiscal quarter of 2017, a Wall Street beat helped along in part by a strong performance from the company's Surface line of convertible computers. AT&T reportedly held informal talks to buy Time Warner 2016-10-21T00:18:41.000000Z After last year's DirecTV acquisition, telecommunications giant AT&T is looking to extend its reach into multimedia distribution, according to a report on Thursday that claims the company recently met with Time Warner to discuss a potential merger. Apple TV universal search gets Telemundo integration 2016-10-20T22:15:15.000000Z Apple this week added Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo to a slowly growing list of services that offer support for universal search on fourth-generation Apple TV devices. Apple exec Eddy Cue talks future of TV at Vanity Fair event 2016-10-20T21:28:55.000000Z On Thursday Apple's senior VP of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, sat down for a three-way discussion at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit in San Francisco, where he spoke at length about the current state of TV and where Apple sees things going. Deals: $10 off unlocked 256GB iPhone 7; 20% off 13" MacBook Pro; $30-$110 off 9.7" iPad Pros; iOS 10 dev bundle for $45 2016-10-20T20:48:00.000000Z Shoppers this week can snap up an unlocked 256GB iPhone 7 in Rose Gold and save $10. Or pick up a 13" MacBook Pro for $1,029.99. Apple's 9.7" iPad Pros are also up to $110 off, while an iOS 10 & Swift 3 Starter Bundle is now $45 (93% off).