August 17, 2012 |
An investment firm analyst claims Apple is in full production with both the iTV and the iPad mini, two rumored devices that the tech company has yet to announce. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said Foxconn, an Apple supplier, saw its revenues increase 5% from June, which is typically a flat period for the company. Misek said he believes the difference is the iPad mini. Misek said the iPad mini will possibly be announced alongside the iPhone 5 at a Sept. 12 event that many people have said Apple will hold.
August 17, 2012 |
The frenzy surrounding the release of a new iPhone hit Wall Street on Friday, pushingApple Inc.'s stock to an all-time high - even though there has been no official product announcement or launch date from the company. Shares closed at $648.11, up nearly 1.9%. They're up more than 22% since May, when iPhone 5 rumors began to swell. The stock surge comes ahead of a widely expected new iPhone rumored to be unveiled Sept. 12 in San Francisco, with the smartphone expected to hit store shelves a couple of weeks later.
May 30, 2012 |
Apple Inc. has acquired a small Italian start-up that specializes in digital music editing, according to an Italian blog. The Cupertino, Calif., tech company purchased Redmatica , a small start-up whose most notable software is Keymap Pro, according to Fanpage . In all, the company has four software products. Apple has not officially confirmed the Redmatica takeover, but Fanpage includes a document from an Italian communications regulator that appears to back up the report.
May 29, 2012 |
Apple Inc. is so secretive about its unreleased phones, tablets, computers and -- potentially -- TVs, that you could almost say that the phrase "notoriously secretive" has become an unofficial Apple slogan. But it's not quite true that Apple keeps everything in a lockbox. The flip side of the company's obsession with secrecy is that its leaders have learned how to use the fact vacuum to their advantage. While the company never discloses product details ahead of time, its executives do drop not-too-subtle hints about upcoming gadgets, sparking weeks of speculation until the next morsel is dropped.
March 29, 2012 |
There's more buzz being generated around the expected Apple "iTV" after the electronics giant was granted a new patent and one of its key suppliers in Asia struck a major investment deal. Apple has been awarded a patent for a technology called Fringe Field Switching, along with 18 other patents , according to the website Patently Apple. The new patent may be for an iteration of a technology that is currently behind the iMac computer screens but can accommodate larger displays such as those on home TVs. Patently Apple also said the patent includes the mention of a technology called Ultra-FFS TFT-LCD, which seems to indicate Apple may be considering the use of touch screens on their rumored HD TV sets.
February 6, 2012 |
Will Apple's rumored iTV challenge Google's YouTube with a built-in video sharing service of its own? It's likely, says Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek, who can be counted as a contributor to the ever-churning Apple rumor mill. On Monday, Misek said in a note to investors that the iTV, whenever it arrives (if it arrives -- Apple hasn't confirmed such a device is on the way), will offer a "YouTube-like" feature that will enable users to easily share video online that they've produced on iPhones and iPads, according to a Bloomberg report.