Apple hints iPhone 8 won’t be delayed as company’s shares hit record high

Shares in the world’s most valuable company went up close to 6% in after-hours trading following the news, adding $40bn to Apple’s current value

Apple shares soared to an all time high on Tuesday afternoon after the tech company announced it had sold 41m iPhones in the last three months. Apple also appeared to scotch rumors that the iPhone 8 – the phone that will mark the 10th anniversary of the original model – has been delayed. Profits were up by 11.9%, to $8.72bn.

The news was enough to send shares in the world’s most valuable company up close to 6% in after-hours trading – to $159 a share – adding close to $40bn to the value of the company.

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Prankster says he targeted Scaramucci over mental health insult

Briton used Reince Priebus guise to email White House communications chief after use of ‘paranoid schizophrenic’

A British prankster who tricked the former White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci into an email slanging match has said he targeted him because he used “paranoid schizophrenic” as an insult.

The anonymous hoaxer, believed to be a 39-year-old from Manchester who has had mental health problems, pretended to be Scaramucci’s White House rival Reince Priebus and baited him by saying he was “breathtakingly hypocritical” and “at no stage have you acted in a way that is remotely classy”.

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