October 23, 2012 |
Apple introduced a smaller version of its iPad tablet computer today at a media event in San Jose. The new tablet, called the iPad mini, has a 7.9-inch screen, as compared with the 9.7-inch iPad introduced in 2010. The tablet's starting price will be $499. The new iPad would compete with Amazon.com's Kindle Fire HD and Google's Nexus 7, both of which have 7-inch screens. Apple's smaller tablet has been widely anticipated and could help the Cupertino technology giant extend its lead in tablet computers.
August 25, 2012 |
SAN JOSE - Apple Inc. won an overwhelming victory over rival Samsung Electronics Co. in a widely watched federal patent battle, a decision that some worry could stymie competition in the fast-moving markets for smartphones and computer tablets. The jury, after three days of deliberations in the complex U.S. District Court trial in San Jose, awarded Apple more than $1 billion after finding that Samsung had infringed on six patents by copying the look and feel of its mobile devices.
September 19, 2013 |
The iPhone 5s has some impressive new components, but when it comes to software, it hardly seems like an improvement over its predecessors. Apple boasts about how the new iPhone has a speedier A7 chip, an improved camera with slow-motion video recording and the all-new Touch ID fingerprint scanner that can be used to unlock the device and verify purchases. But besides those features, there is little difference in the software between it and an iPhone 5 that has been updated with iOS 7, Apple's new mobile operating system that rolled out Wednesday.
April 29, 2013 |
This post has been updated. Back in December, while I was writing a story about the extraordinary volatility of Apple's stock, one trader used the term "Apple slingshot" to describe the ups and downs of its shares. Basically, the idea is that the stock experiences such wild fluctuations for such a huge stock. Each time it dipped to a new low over the past several years, it then rocketed back even further to a new all-time high. Like pulling back on a slingshot and then releasing it. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 It just takes a strong stomach to hold on. With the stock on a strong run the past week, I wonder: Are we seeing the latest Apple slingshot?
January 23, 2013 |
Apple Inc. reports its fiscal first-quarter earnings after the closing bell Wednesday. With the tech giant's shares falling as of late, and worries about demand and supply constraints for the iPhone 5, we're expecting the company's performance to be carefully dissected by analysts and investors. Here's what to look for: Apple has told Wall Street analysts that for its first quarter, which ended in December, investors should expect the company to report $52 billion in revenue and earnings of $11.75 a share. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that Apple will report $54.7 billion in revenue and $13.41 a share in earnings.
May 20, 2011 |
Preparing to launch its own "cloud music service," Apple Inc. has reached tentative agreements with all four major record labels that would allow users to listen to songs from an Internet connection. It is unclear whether the Silicon Valley company has actual contracts with those labels -- Warner Music Group, Sony Music Group, EMI Group and Universal Music Group -- or whether details of the agreements are still being ironed out, according to people familiar with the negotiations.
September 20, 2013 |
Sales of Apple's latest iPhones have kicked off, and some versions of the device are beginning to quickly sell out. Apple is releasing the iPhone 5s -- the successor to last year's iPhone 5 -- as well as the iPhone 5c, a low-cost version of the popular smartphone. The devices are going on sale around the globe, and the golden iPhone 5s is proving to be popular and in short supply as it has begun selling out in various locations. PHOTOS: Top 11 hidden, cool features in Apple's iOS 7 Times' staff writers Chris O'Brien and Andrea Chang are reporting from the openings of stores in San Francisco as well as Los Angeles.
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September 30, 2013 |
The saying "A picture is worth a thousand words" holds true for lots of things, but sometimes an explanation is still helpful. In today's photo, Sergey Sus captured this amazingly colorful, light-filled photo of ... just what, exactly? As it turns out, the photo is of a recent Apple store display, according to an email from Sus: "This photo was taken at the Apple store in the Americana at Brand. This display is in the main window, and I like the way all these color balls lined up, especially when looking at them straight on. " If you look closely, the background shows the line for the new iPhone.
September 14, 2012 |
Apple Inc. has won a round in a U.S. International Trade Commission case brought by Samsung Electronics Co. over patented technology in the iPhone and iPad, its second U.S. legal victory in a month over its largest smartphone competitor. Apple didn't violate Samsung's patent rights, ITC Judge James Gildea said Friday. The judge's findings are subject to review by the full commission, which has the power to block imports of products that infringe U.S. patents. The judge's findings follow a federal jury's ruling in San Jose on Aug. 24 awarding Apple more than $1 billion in damages, after deciding that Samsung had copied the look and some features of the iPhone.
June 7, 2011 |
What it is: Apple's iCloud is a way to store emails, calendars, photos, music and other documents online and access them with PCs and Apple devices that have a wireless Internet connection. Price: Free Storage: Unlimited for photos, music and books; 5 gigabytes for emails and documents Devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac and PC When: Beta versions of iCloud for iTunes without the matching function are available now for iOS 4.3. The full system will be available this fall for mobile users with iOS 5 and Mac users with Mac OS X Lion operating systems.