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.
January 7, 2014 |
The nation's first all-digital, book-free public library system has opened in San Antonio, with patrons lining up to peruse on online catalog on Apple touch screen computers and check out books on e-readers. Library mavens from across the U.S. and from as far away as Hong Kong came to view the library this week, according to an Associated Press report. "I told our people that you need to take a look at this. This is the future," Mary Graham, vice president of South Carolina's Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce told the AP. "If you're going to be building new library facilities, this is what you need to be doing.
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 18, 2013 |
At last: iOS 7 is available for download. Many analysts think Apple's new mobile operating system will be a bigger deal than the new iPhones coming this Friday. But there may be one snag. You need to have 3 gigabytes of space free on your iPhone to update over Wi-Fi. While I cleared some space Tuesday night, I'm quickly deleting apps and trying to get rid of more. PHOTOS: Top 10 Apple iOS 7 features you should know about Some readers point out that you will need less available space if you go the old-fashioned route and download iOS 7 to you computer, and then update via iTunes.
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.
September 12, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- The iPhone 5 is finally here. After months of rampant rumors and hype, Apple debuted its latest smartphone Wednesday in front of a packed house at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, claiming it is the world's thinnest. The iPhone 5 features a larger screen and weighs 112 grams, or about 4 ounces, which is 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S. It is also 18% thinner, Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller said. It has an improved A6 processor that is twice as fast as its predecessor, high-speed 4G LTE connectivity and a widescreen aspect ratio.
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?
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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.
October 8, 2012 |
Apple has addressed the purple flares and streaks that show up on some iPhone 5 pictures, but its solution for the problem is quite disappointing. On a support page on the Apple website, the Cupertino tech company said this is an issue that affects most small cameras, including past iPhones. "This can happen when a light source is positioned at an angle (usually just outside the field of view) so that it causes a reflection off the surfaces inside the camera module and onto the camera sensor," Apple said . The purple streaks are not something that users have complained about on past iPhones and when The Times tested the iPhone 5 compared with an iPhone 4 camera, the issue only seemed to occur with the newer model.
March 17, 2012 |
After spending about a day with the new iPad, it's clear that Apple's third-generation tablet is an improvement over its two stellar predecessors. Apps launch faster, websites load quicker and the camera actually takes good-looking pictures this time around thanks to a 5-megapixel rear shooter. But there is no question that the best feature found in the new iPad is its display. With a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, and 3.1 million pixels in total spread across the screen, the new iPad's screen has a higher resolution screen than today's 1080p high definition TVs. The device offers the sharpest, most impressive screen I've seen on any tablet, ever.