Apple (AAPL) Component Shortages May Affect iPad 2 and iPhone Supply

Industry analysts are theorising that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) may experience component shortages for its iPhone, iPod touch and iPad product lines in coming months, as a direct consequence of the distressing Earthquake and Tsunami that has caused so much heartbreak in Japan in recent days. Let me just take a moment to express my love for Japan and the Japanese people. I … Read More

Bon Jovi: Steve Jobs Killed The Music Business

Steve Jobs gets blamed for a lot of things by a lot of people, with my better half blaming Jobs for my constant buying shiny toys for example. Now though legendary rocker Bon Jovi has slammed the Apple co-founder for ‘killing the music business’.

Apple Discontinues MobileMe Retail Boxes, Free Service On Its Way?

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With all the fuss surrounding Apple’s new line of MacBook Pros and the first developer preview of OS X Lion today, there was another little bit of news that you may not have noticed. As of February 24th, Apple has discontinued its boxed MobileMe packs, igniting new rumors that the company will introduce a free or tiered version of the … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) New Data Center Built For iTunes and MobileMe

Apple’s shareholder meetings are always great for finding out little bits of interesting information, and the one that took place today was no exception. According to attendees AppleInsider, Apple informed shareholders that the new data center the company recently finished construction on in North Carolina will support both iTunes and MobileMe services.

Minimum iAd Advertising Spend Cut in Half by Apple

In a bid to increase the popularity of its iAds and attract smaller companies to sign up, Apple has reduced the minimum spend on iAd advertisements by half from $1 million to $500,000. It’s hoped the new price for the interactive advertisements will help to fill vacant slots and renew existing contracts for a service that is rumored to be … Read More

FaceTime HD coming to New Macs, iPhone 5 and iPad 2?

Leaked retail box photos of what appears to be the next MacBook Pro line shows mention of a new FaceTime HD feature which obviously points toward a new 720p offering of Apple’s not-so-popular video chat protocol.

Apple’s iOS Dominates Mobile Software Market Sales

With the mobile software market constantly growing, it’s becoming clear that Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are becoming the dominant forces in the market, with Nokia’s Ovi Store and RIM’s BlackBerry App World coming up the rear.

Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Other Tech CEOs Dine With President Obama

We recently reported that President Obama met with some of the highly influential CEOs from technology industry, in a private dinner on Thursday night. The guest list included Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Eric Schmidt, Oracle’s Larry Ellison, and other business leaders. The White House today released a pair of photographs and one of them shows Steve Jobs sitting on President … Read More

Apple Opening Its Largest Chinese Retail Store in Shanghai

Apple has been strengthening the presence of its retail store with 318 stores in 11 countries which saw over 75 million visitors last quarter. During ‘Back to the Mac’ event Apple’s Tim Cook mentioned that Chinese stores get the most number of visitors when compared with any other store. According to WSJ Apple is now preparing to penetrate the Chinese … Read More

Apple Currently Uses 60% of The Worlds Touch Panel Capacity

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) long ago foresaw the value of Flash RAM, and grabbed a large chunk of the global supplies year after year because of their massive sales of iPods, iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch. Because of that manufacturing capacity has had to grow (sometimes painfully) and the price of Flash RAM has often fluctuated in line with supply volumes because … Read More

iOS 5: Five Features We Would Like to See from Apple

Now that Apple’s iOS has some major competition when it comes to smartphone operating systems, what would we like to see the company to do to ensure that iOS 5 features stay ahead of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7, HP’s webOS, and Google’s Android? Well, we’ve put together a list of 5 things we think Apple could change, improve, or introduce … Read More

AT&T Selling 8GB iPhone 3GS For $49

With Verizon getting its hands on the iPhone 4 this month, AT&T have been scrambling to keep their existing customers by offering more data, free micro-cells and giving away their first born children. Clearly not convinced that’s going to work, the 2nd largest carrier in the United States is now trying a new approach – offering a cheap iPhone. Now … Read More