Apple is reportedly planning to hold their highly anticipated iPad 3 announcement on Wednesday, March 7th. The device will reportedly feature a Retina display and a quad-core processor, as well as possible LTE support.
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Apple grabbed 19% of all U.S. sales dollars for consumer electronics during the holiday quarter – an interesting data point in what became the single best quarter in Apple’s entire history.
Apple’s stock closed above $500 today after reaching the milestone earlier in mid-day trading. This marks a significant moment in Apple’s history, and raises serious excitement about just how high the stock may go.
3G models of the iPad 2 are in short supply – a strong sign that the iPad 3 is almost here. However, only the 3G models are constrained, raising questions of what Apple may have in store for the iPad 2.
AT&T increased its handset upgrade fee to $36 yesterday, doubling the amount from its previous $18 fee. Perhaps they aren’t making enough money on $20 tethering fees or absurdly priced data plans…
Regional big-box retailer Meijer has slashed their prices on the iPad 2, and is now offering the 16GB Wi-Fi model for just $429, and some Target stores are offering a $75 discount on all iPad 2 models.
ThinkGeek has just announced the iCade 8-Bitty – a nifty new Bluetooth gamepad for iOS that looks a lot like an NES controller with extra buttons. Retro-licious fun for your iPhone and iPad!
VideoLAN is preparing to launch VLC 2.0. The update is a complete rewrite of the program, and brings Blu-Ray playback and an all-new interface to the Mac.
iPads are reportedly being removed from shelves in China due to a trademark dispute between Apple and ProView, who claims to have owned the “iPad” trademark in China since 2001.
Apple’s second store in Lyon, France, currently being built, is on schedule and set to open in mid-April. Located in the yet to be opened Confluence shopping center, the store measures nearly 13000 square feet.
iLab Factory has now posted images of a rear shell and dock connector for the iPad 3, which all fit together perfectly, making it much more likely that the leaked iPad 3 parts are genuine.
Where Would The U.S. Consumer Electronics Industry be Without Apple? Down 6% in 2011, according to the NPD Group.
Apple has the best image of any American company, scoring a record high in a new study by polling firm Harris Interactive. While Apple was at the top of the poll, financial institutions were the bottom feeders.
Apple has reportedly been moving behind the scenes to curb the production of the new “ultrabook” computers by Taiwanese tech giant ASUS, by telling its manufacturing partner “it’s them or us”.
Apple’s stock price has now exceeded $500 per share for the first time ever, following the report of record holiday quarter earnings, continued strong sales of existing products, and speculation on the iPad 3.
Tthe Fair Labor Association has begun an inspection of the Foxconn factories at their request. The inspections began on Monday morning and are being led by labor experts, including FLA president Auret van Heerden.