Tag Archive: Apple

An Early Sign That iOS Apps And Developers Will Get Access To Siri?

Nov. 8, ‘12: File this under idle speculation, but interesting enough to think about. The recent update to Apple’s Apple Store iOS app — the app for its online and retail stores — includes this feature: “Ask Siri to help you find prices and … Continue reading →

When will Apple cut Intel loose?

Nov. 5, ‘12: Bloomberg says today that it might happen eventually, but Apple is “unlikely to switch in the next few years.” I was thinking about this over the weekend while admiring the iPad mini’s thinness, and pondering how its tiny battery lasts … Continue reading →

Why wasn’t the iPad always ‘mini’?

Nov. 5, ‘12: I’ve been asked this one a few times, and John Gruber answers it well. I think there are several factors. First, I don’t think they could have, technically. The original iPad in 2010 was pretty thick compared even to the … Continue reading →

24 Hours With The iPad Mini: This Is The Real iPad

Nov. 5, ‘12: Apple’s iPad business has been a huge success since launching 2.5 years ago, selling more than 100 million tablets and generating about $60 billion in revenue. Now, with the new iPad mini in the picture — it launched last Friday … Continue reading →

Welcome to the Jony Ive Era

Nov. 1, ‘12: Here’s a good look at what’s going on at Apple, by Bloomberg’s Peter Burrows and Adam Satariano, as industrial design genius Jony Ive broadens his duties. If you missed the announcement, Ive will now oversee “Human Interface” at Apple — including … Continue reading →

The iPod Mini Effect: The iPad Mini Should Be So Lucky

Oct. 31, ‘12: Apple’s iPad mini goes on sale this Friday, and big questions for Apple include: How will it affect overall iPad sales? Will it cannibalize bigger, more expensive iPads? Will it sell out, despite a price premium over competitors like Amazon’s … Continue reading →

Tim Cook: About That iPad Number…

Oct. 25, ‘12: The weak spot on Apple’s September quarter earnings report was the iPad number: 14 million shipments, down from 17 million in the June quarter. That’s almost three times as many Macs as Apple shipped during the quarter, but it only … Continue reading →

A Billion And Back: 8 Years Of Apple iPod Sales

Oct. 25, ‘12: Here’s an interesting (if relatively unimportant) data point from Apple’s September quarter earnings: iPod sales fell below $1 billion for the first time in 8 years, since the September 2004 quarter. Since then, the iPod business had 31 quarters in … Continue reading →

Why Is The iPad Mini $329? Because It Is

Oct. 23, ‘12: But Amazon’s Kindle Fire thing is half the price! But the Nexus 7 is way cheaper! So? Apple is going to sell out of its Christmas 2012 supply of iPad minis no matter how much it costs — $329, $200, … Continue reading →

‘Big picture from Verizon earnings: The iPhone 4S remains a hot seller and the iPhone 5 has major supply problems.’

Oct. 18, ‘12: Verizon reported Q3 earnings this morning, and Sammy the Walrus IV has been analyzing the iPhone numbers. (If you’re not already following Sammy on Twitter, you’re missing out.) A few tweets: Verizon: We sold 3.1 million iPhones in 3Q (2.7 … Continue reading →