August 29, 2009 |
Apple Inc.'s iPhone will go on sale in China in the fourth quarter. China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. will sell the iPhone 3G and the 3GS models. The deal isn't exclusive, Apple said, so other carriers will also be able to offer the iPhone in China. Apple will compete with Research in Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry and handsets powered by Google Inc.'s Android software in China.
October 25, 2008 |
Apple Inc. said Friday that it was donating $100,000 to fight the proposed ban on same-sex marriages in California, taking a rare political stand that may win over some customers and irk others. The computer and gadget maker joined such companies as Google Inc., Qualcomm Inc. and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in declaring opposition to Proposition 8, which would define marriage as only between a man and woman.
December 19, 2008 |
Now the iPod can answer the question: Am iDrunk? A new product called the iBreath turns Apple Inc.'s iPod into an alcohol breathalyzer. The $79 accessory plugs into the base of the iPod and functions like a field sobriety test. The person using the iBreath exhales into a retractable "blow wand" and the internal sensor measures the blood-alcohol content. Within two seconds, it displays the results on an LED screen. A reading of 0.
October 31, 2007 |
Apple Inc. sold more than 2 million copies of its Leopard software in the first weekend on sale, outpacing early orders for the prior version of its Macintosh computer operating system. Leopard, released Oct. 26, includes features for organizing and sharing files and software that lets Mac users run Microsoft Corp.'s rival Windows operating system. Leopard is $129 for a single copy and $199 for a family pack with five licenses.
June 24, 2007 |
The price of Apple Inc.'s iPhone and the cost of switching to AT&T Inc.'s wireless service may suppress demand for the device, a survey by research firm IDC found. Although about 60% of those surveyed were interested in the iPhone -- a combination mobile phone and iPod music player -- only 10% said they might buy one at full price when it goes on sale Friday, according to a survey of 456 people by Framingham, Mass.-based IDC.
March 5, 2008 |
. -- Apple Inc. has no plans to declare a dividend or buy back its stock, Chief Executive Steve Jobs told the company's annual shareholder meeting Tuesday, adding that iPhone sales were on track. Jobs said he was confident Apple would hit its 2008 sales target of 10 million iPhones, a figure that some analysts have questioned, and executives said the iPhone would reach Asian markets this year.
September 5, 2007 |
Apple Inc.'s iPhone outsold all other smart phones in the U.S. in July, its first full month on sale, accounting for 1.8% of all U.S. mobile handset sales, research group iSuppli said. ISuppli reiterated its forecast that Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple would sell 4.5 million iPhones this year, rising to more than 30 million in 2011. The two models of the iPhone on the market sold more than Research in Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry series, the entire Palm Inc.
January 3, 2009 |
Apple Inc., maker of the Macintosh computer and the iPhone, was sued over claims that display screens on the company's iMac desktop computer are defective and show unwanted vertical lines. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in San Jose, blames a faulty transistor or connection on the back of the screens. The suit, filed on behalf of consumer Aram Hovsepian, a Florida resident, seeks unspecified damages and class-action status. Apple, based in Cupertino, Calif.
July 10, 2013 |
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Apple Inc. led a conspiracy to raise the price of e-books. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote ruled against the Cupertino-based tech company after a trial in which the Department of Justice accused Apple of pressuring publishing companies to raise their prices in order to weaken rival Amazon.com. Now, Apple is liable for civil antitrust violations. LIVE DISCUSSION: Join us at 1:30 p.m. as we discuss the Apple ruling Join us at 1:30 p.m. as Times' staff writers Chris O'Brien and Andrea Chang discuss the ruling.