February 27, 2007 |
Apple Inc. said it delayed the launch of its Apple TV video-streaming product until March, but the company would not explain why. The Cupertino, Calif., company had said in January that the $299 set-top box would be available this month. Apple TV is designed to move digital content from a user's computer to their TV set and is anticipated to be a highly competitive product in the growing crop of offerings that deliver Internet-based videos to the television.
November 20, 2007 |
Apple Inc. won dismissal of a lawsuit claiming company directors and managers including Chief Executive Steve Jobs lied to shareholders about how they backdated option awards to maximize their personal profit. U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel in San Jose dismissed the suit because it was based on alleged false statements made about the awards more than three years before the case was filed, according to his order.
March 30, 2007 |
Apple Inc., the company that popularized selling songs online for 99 cents apiece, now hopes to buoy interest in albums, giving customers credit for purchases of full albums from which they have bought individual tracks. Apple introduced the Complete My Album feature on its iTunes Store. It now gives a full credit of 99 cents for every track the user previously bought and applies it toward the purchase of the complete album.
May 31, 2007 |
Apple Inc. said Google Inc.'s YouTube Internet video site will soon be available on its Apple TV set-top box. Starting in mid-June, Apple TV will stream videos wirelessly from the Internet on YouTube, the company said. Thousands of the most current and popular YouTube videos will be available then, it said.
February 20, 2008 |
Apple Inc. cut the price for its iPod Shuffle by 38% as demand for the music player slowed. The 1-gigabyte device, Apple's smallest model, will have a retail price of $49, the Cupertino, Calif., company said. The previous price was $79. Apple also introduced a version with double the storage for $69. The bigger Shuffle, which clips onto clothing, can hold about 500 songs.
July 19, 2008 |
Mobile-phone maker Motorola Inc. sued a former executive now working for Apple Inc., accusing him of disclosing its trade secrets to aid in the marketing of Apple's iPhone. Michael Fenger left Motorola in March as vice president for the company's mobile-device business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is now Apple's vice president for global iPhone sales, according to a complaint. "He was privy to the pricing, margins, customer initiatives . . .