Forbes has written a lot of ill-fated anti Apple posts over the years – but in my three years as managing editor of MacTrast, Forbes’ latest anti-Apple tirade is perhaps the most absurd I have ever seen, not just from Forbes itself, but from any site. This time around, Forbes claims that Apple is searching for a replacement for Tim Cook as Apple’s CEO.
RadioShack has expanded its existing Apple product lineup, previously consisting of iOS devices and accessories, by adding Mac related peripherals and accessories, and the Apple TV.
Apple has added a “download later” prompt to large media purchases made in iTunes or in the mobile iTunes Store. The new prompt gives users the option to download the content later when purchasing movies, TV shows, TV Season Passes, full TV seasons, movie bundles, and music box sets.
Following AMD’s hire of Jim Keller last year, who had been Apple’s chief chip design lead working on the A4, A5, and A6 chips for iOS devices for 4 years, the company has now poached Raja Koduri as well. Koduri has been Apple’s director of graphics chip architecture for the past four years, after Apple hired him from AMD.
In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Sichuan, China over the weekend, Apple has announced its donation of 50 million RMB or approximately $8 million to affected victims.
It was reported earlier this month that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that various production issues will cause a delay in the debuts of Apple’s iPhone 5S, lower-cost iPhone, and second-generation iPad mini. A report from Reuters today backs up that claim.
China Business and China Times are reporting that last month alone, Apple returned at least five million, and as many as eight million iPhones to assembly partner Foxconn for defects in operation or appearance.
Pearson’s Penguin unit has made an offer to the European Union to end the deals it made with Apple over ebook prices, bringing the nearly year and half long ebook antitrust investigation involving Apple and a handful of large publishers nearly to an end.
Slowing year-over-year growth of sales for Apple’s iPhone appear to be part of the cooling off of sales for the entire smartphone industry.
A Chinese website appears to be distributing pirated versions of iOS apps for free, and it seems they’re using a system powered by Apple’s own enterprise licensing technology!
Another day, another rumor… And, a couple more photos said to be from the upcoming new iPhone. Alleged images of a camera component, and an as yet unidentified part from a supposed “iPhone 5S” have hit the internet.
A new survey shows there would be good demand for an Apple ‘iWatch” if such a beast ever came to exist. 19% of surveyed consumers say they are “likely” to buy such a timepiece.
Apple and Exxon Mobil have been playing leap frog for a while over which company’s stock had the highest market cap, and accordingly, the title of most valuable company. With Apple’s significant slide today in the stock market, Exxon Mobil has once again dethroned Apple for the title. Apple set a new 16-week low today for their share price.
Apple’s stock continued it’s decline today, dropping another 2.67% to close at $392.05. The stock briefly dipped below $400 yesterday on claims that Apple’s device claims may be significantly lower than expected, and today’s fall has cemented the stock below $400 for the very first time since it closed at $381.02 on December 16, 2011.
Apple’s design chief Sir Jonathan Ive has received another honor, as he’s been named to Time Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Apple had been talking to popular book recommendation service Goodreads about a partnership between the service and iBooks, but that was quashed when Amazon acquired the company earlier this year.