Steve Jobs Announces Medical Leave Once More (AAPL)

In an internal memo to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) employees Apple CEO Steve Jobs has announced that he has taken medical leave again to focus on his health. Here is his full statement to Apple Inc. employees : At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as … Read More

Apple’s App Store About To Serve 10 Billion Downloads

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July 10th 2008 saw the launch of the iOS App Store and the sales numbers have been stellar ever since. The next milestone to arrive will be the 10 billionth download, and Apple will be celebrating by giving the lucky downloader a $10,000 App Store gift card. Let’s just think about that 10 billion number for a minute. It’s taken … Read More

Apple (AAPL) grabs close to 10% of the US PC market

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is already the biggest retailer of premium PCs in the US, but where it has traditionally been behind other manufacturers is in the budget end of the market. And that is not surprising as very few Apple (AAPL) desktop products come in at $1000 or less. Because of this Apple’s market share when taken as an overall percentage … Read More

Apple’s iTunes Turns 10

Prepare to feel old. Apple’s jukebox and home of all things media reached its 10th birthday yesterday, just months after hitting version 10. I hope that was planned! It was way back in 2001 that Apple unleashed iTunes at Macworld and it’s been growing ever since. Now the cornerstone of so many things coming out of Cupertino, iTunes powers Apple’s music … Read More

Apple (AAPL) Holiday Sales Stronger than Expected

AAPL (NASDAQ:AAPL) is at yet another all time high this evening (over $330 a share) as investors are now also looking to invest in key companies in Apple’s supply chain as well as the tech giant itself. Holiday sales for the company seem to have been even better than expected as well. Which is a tall order when expectations were already … Read More

Apple’s iOS Browser Share Grows, Still Beats Android

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Android and Apple’s iOS browser market share are both growing far faster than BlackBerry as we enter the new year. Blackberry is almost standing still to be honest. Overall iOS browser share is still well over double that of Android, and towards the end of 2010 it started to accelerate and grow much faster than Android. Currently iOS browser market … Read More

Patent Suit Re-Filed Against Apple by Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen

Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, has re-filed a patent lawsuit against Apple, Google, and several other major tech companies, which was originally filed back in August. This lawsuit accuses the companies of infringing patents developed by Interval Research Corp. – Allen’s now obsolete company. This time, however, Allen includes specific examples of infringement to strengthen his case, which was … Read More

FT names Steve Jobs “Person of the Year”

The Financial Times, Britain’s premier business newspaper, has named Apple’s Steve Jobs their “Person of the Year 2010″. In the last 12 months Jobs has picked up the “gong” for “CEO of the Decade” twice; once from MarketWatch this year, and perviously last year from Fortune. And now he’s grabbed this title from the FT also. The full article also has … Read More

Korean Family Sue Apple over iPhone 3G Water Damage Issue

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) are in court again, but this time with what looks like a lawsuit that is more altruistic than opportunistic. The case is being brought against Apple by the parents of a 13 year old Korean girl who owns an iPhone 3G. Out here in Asia the humidity is very high indeed most of the year. And the little pads … Read More

Apple Releases Mac App for Creating iAds

Apple’s latest blow to Adobe’s Flash is the launch of its new iAd Producer app for the Mac, designed to help developers create, test, and launch mobile adverts to run under iAd. The software is available to anyone in the iOS Developer Program and it’s completely free. Apple describes iAd Producer as “a powerful visual editing canvas” that can make … Read More

Apple TV Sales To Hit 1 Million This Week

Apple has announced today that it expects their “hobby” TV product, the Apple TV (version 2), to have shifted 1 Million units inside this week. If any hobby project of mine sold that many units I’d be pretty happy, and perhaps even consider going pro! Apple’s new iteration of their internet TV system sold more than a quarter of a … Read More

Flextronics VP Sued for Leaking Details about iPhone 4 and iPad

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A report recently published by the Wall Street Journal describes how federal prosecutors have charged four corporate managers for allegedly accepting more than $400,000 to give insider financial details about Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), and technical details regarding the iPhone 4 and the iPad before their release. The four corporate managers at the centre of the charges worked on the side for … Read More

Apple’s (AAPL) Mac App Store Will Open for Business on January 6th

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has confirmed officially that the Mac App Store (which Steve Jobs described as doing for “PC” apps what they did for mobile apps) will open in 90 countries in the first week of January 2011. Just like the iOS App Store it will feature both free and paid apps. Developers have been told that they have until December the 31st … Read More

Tron is the First iAd for Apple (AAPL) iPad

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If you have a little bit of geek in you then you probably can’t help but be excited about Disney’s upcoming sequel “Tron Legacy”. As part of the advertising push for its debut this Friday, Disney have partnered with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and used its iAd service to produce a rather beautiful Tron iAd for the iPad. The Tron iAd has about … Read More

Imagination, Apple’s (AAPL) Mobile GPU Partner, Buys Ray Tracing Company

Imagination Technologies is a small British based company that makes the PowerVR silicon for Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch. Their GPUs also show up in many other flavours of hardware. Between ARM and Imagination a good chunk of the mobile Systems on a Chip (SOCs) in todays devices are sourced. Apple (AAPL) holds a small share in the … Read More