Archive for ‘apple’

January 4, 2011

>Apple Leading In Smartphone Marketshare, But Android Attracts Most Customers In November

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was at the top of the charts for U.S. smartphone operating system share for November 2010. 
December 24, 2010

>Steve Jobs Named Financial Times Person of the Year 2010

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The Financial Times has announced Apple CEO Steve Jobs,the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple  as person of the year for 2010.
Financial Times touches on other possible candidates for the “person of the year” title. “When Steven Paul Jobs first hit the headlines, he was younger even than Mark Zuckerberg is now. Now, three decades on, he has secured his place in the foremost ranks of the West Coast tech titans who have done so much to shape the world around the turn of the millennium. Long-time nemesis Bill Gates may be richer and, at his peak, arguably exerted greater sway, thanks to his monopoly over the world’s PC software. But the Microsoft co-founder has left the stage to devote his life and fortune to good works. It is Mr Jobs who now holds the spotlight,” explains FT.
October 18, 2010

Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results:Record Mac, iPhone and iPad Sales,Highest Revenue and Earnings Ever

Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 fourth quarter ended September 25, 2010. The Company posted record revenue of $20.34 billion and net quarterly profit of $4.31 billion, or $4.64 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $12.21 billion and net quarterly profit of $2.53 billion, or $2.77 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 36.9 percent compared to 41.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 57 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
October 6, 2010

Apple to make iPhones for CDMA networks

Yahoo news says Apple Inc. is getting ready to manufacture a new iPhone that works on cellular networks based on CDMA technology, a move that would allow the phones to be used by more carriers, including Verizon Wireless.It has long been rumored that Verizon Wireless will eventually start selling the iPhone. But Lowell McAdam, the head of Verizon Wireless, on Wednesday downplayed the possibility of an iPhone on Verizon’s current 3G network. Verizon expects one to come later for Verizon’s newer, faster 4G network, McAdam said at a wireless conference in San Francisco, echoing comments the company’s CEO made in September.
September 29, 2010

Apple said to have approved official Google Voice app

“We haven’t gotten the chance to use the official Google application, but it’s possible that it will include functionality that the others don’t. Namely, push notifications for inbound SMS and voicemail messages (Google doesn’t provide an API for these, so third parties would have to route these messages through their own servers to offer push notifications). ” — TechCrunch
Google’s app for Google Voice is going to be coming to the App Store for iPhone. Apple’s previously heavy handed approach to app approval appears to be something of the past.Unofficial Google Voice apps have been cropping up in the app store for a couple weeks now — and it was just a matter of time before Apple agreed to approve the official one.TechCrunch says it will happen within a few weeks, which is surely going to make an insane number of iPhone users happy. Even though there are already similar apps in the app store, they all cost money, and are provided by third parties. The official app will likely be free, and contain extra functionality that users will find useful.
September 27, 2010

Developers: Android’s a better long-term bet than Apple

App developers still see Apple’s iOS as the platform of choice – but not for long.
While three quarters of developers surveyed by Appcelerator and IDC said Apple was the best platform to write apps for in the near term, 58.6% expect Google’s Android to win out in the long run – 4.6 points more than three months ago.
Almost three quarters of those polled said Android was “best positioned to power a large number and variety of connected devices in the future.” And half said the Google OS had the most capabilities of any mobile operating system.
The report called the results a “window of opportunity” for Android. However, Apple is still where the money is: three quarters claimed developing for the iPhone, iPad and iPod offered the best revenue opportunity, as it has the largest market and the best app store, devices and security.Just a third were interested in creating apps for BlackBerry, while the emerging marketing around Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 helped it gain a few points to 28%. Symbian held the attention of only 13% of developers, while Intel and Nokia’s joint OS MeeGo slid by nearly half to 7%.