Steve Job’s was always the face of Apple’s product launches while he was alive, but it wasn’t a one-man show. Phil Schiller, the company’s senior vice president of product marketing, was usually around as the humorous counteract to Apple’s cool, polished chief executive officer.
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Suppliers are said to be less concerned about Apple reducing production of the iPhone 4S ahead of a new iPhone model, as sales of the 2011 model smartphone are remaining strong.
Apple has reached an A$2.25 million penalty settlement with an Australian consumer right watchdog, after being accused of falsely advertising its new iPad as “4G” capable in the country.
Apple’s decision to keep the iPad 2 available for a lower price is turning out to be a good business move. The iPad 2 is definitely attracting the attention of the budget-conscious consumer, suggesting it’s taking sales away from lower priced competitors like the Kindle Fire.
Information Technology managers, you may have been able to keep Apple’s Mac out of your Windows PC dominated enterprise in the past, but the era of “no Macs allowed” in the working world is swiftly coming to an end.
A new survey of U.S. phone buyers shows that 73 percent choose the iPhone 4S, and 38 percent of new iPhone buyers are switching from Android or Blackberry smartphones.
Are you an advertiser looking for more bang for your buck from mobile advertising, or a developer considering an ad-supported mobile app? A new study says you’re likely to get a better return on your money and effort from iOS devices than Android phones or tablets.
Apple has had huge success in getting the iPad into the hands of senior executives and board members since the launch of the device two years ago. But, Joe Kremer, Dell Australia’s managing director, will not give up on the tablet computing race. He says “shiny” devices like the iPad are too difficult for business to support.
According to a new analysis, the latest lineup of Windows-based Ultrabook PCs will not undercut Apple’s MacBook Air enough on price to woo away most consumers.
Michael White, chair of DirecTV, says he isn’t concerned that Apple will introduce a television device that will obsolete DirecTV technology. He says he doubts that “Apple’s interface will be so much better than DirectTV’s that people will be willing to pay for an extra box.” Mr. White was speaking at an investors conference in New York last Friday.
According to a report today, Sprint’s Virgin Mobile USA will become the second American carrier to off the Apple iPhone without a service contract. MarketWatch says the addition to Virgin’s product lineup will be announced later this week. The phone could debut on the network as early as July 1.
Apple is facing roadblock on two fronts in its legal battles against Samsung in the United States, and Motorola in Germany. Apple is facing delays in renewing a request in a U.S. court to ban the sale of Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablets, while on the German front, a court in Dusseldorf, Germany, has said Apple would likely lose its bid for an injunction against Motorola’s Xoom tablet in the country.
There have been plenty of iPad cases with built in keyboards that try to give the user the real keyboard experience that many find lacking from using the iPad’s virtual keyboard. So far none of these have met to my satisfaction. There is usually a rubbery feel to the keyboards that just isn’t comfortable to me. Now there is an intriguing Kickstarter project for “Touchtype”, the iPad / Apple Wireless Keyboard case.
Sources familiar with the Facebook integration into iOS 6 say the integration will be very similar to Twitter’s current iOS integration. Sending photos to Facebook from the Photos app, single sign-on for Facebook connected apps, and the ability to “like” apps from the App Store will all be included.
Gains in its subscription based online video-on-demand service has raised Netflix to the number one position for revenue among online movie services for 2011. Netflix took a deep cut into Apple’s share of the market.
Budget airline Scoot Pte’s switch to using Apple’s iPad for its in-flight entertainment helped the company cut two tons of televisions and related equipment from its airplanes. Business class fliers will borrow the iPads for free, while economy passengers will rent them for $22 USD.