Apple’s slumping international sales and China Mobile’s loss of high-value subscribers to other carriers that do offer the iPhone may have resulted in a marriage of convenience.
Could it be that the fastest-growing mobile market is finally getting the attention it deserves from Apple?
The long-rumored September 10 Apple Event is on — Apple just sent out press invitations. And it sounds like Apple has good news, right from CEO Tim Cook’s mouth.
Samsung will unveil its Android-running smartwatch in Berlin on September 4, beating Apple to a market that the Cupertino company has been rumored to be pursuing for at least 10 months.
Editor’s Pick “Tim just doesn’t hit me as a guy who’s excited about the future.”
Icahn’s attempted Dell takeover isn’t the only tech stock on his plate. Now the billionaire is cozying up to Apple, as well.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google exec Vint Cerf, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, and other technology leaders secretly met with President Barack Obama on Thursday to talk about the NSA and tech surveillance,
Apple CEO Tim Cook, however, was philosophical.
“In the arc of time, China is a huge opportunity. I don’t get discouraged over a 90-day cycle.”
This really is Mac versus PC all over again, as iOS hit its lowest levels since 2010.
Dropping not just share but units in a rising market is a rare talent, usually reserved for failing companies. If the rising tide doesn’t raise your boat, perhaps you’ve got a hole in the hull.
Here’s a little shocker for Cook and company: You actually have to release new products if you want to prosper.
Outside of the tiny (but wealthy) island of Japan, international sales for Apple are pretty much in the crapper.
“Let’s put it in perspective,” Cook told analysts and investors. “Our revenues there were $4.9 billion for the quarter … which is 14 percent of the company. A few years ago that was hundreds of millions — we’ve grown our business significantly.”
Editor’s Pick Not much has gone right for Apple on Wall Street since AAPL passed $700 in September 2012. Now another quarterly earnings report has come and gone with so-so financial results and lackluster earnings, putting more downward pressure on the stock.
You might think.
Wall Street had expected revenue in the $35 billion neighborhood, with sales of 17.6 million iPads, 26.5 million iPhones and 3.9 million Macs, and earnings per share down between seven and 29 percent.
Last year Apple sold 26 million iPhones and 17 million iPads for revenues of $35 billion and profit of $8.8 billion in its third quarter. It was up from the year-ago quarter, but it wasn’t stellar. Expect something similar this week Tuesday, when Apple reports 2013 Q3 numbers.
It’s the strongest confirmation yet that iWatch is real, and perhaps that it is imminent.
Apple stock dropped below $400 again as an analyst lowered his forecast for the company. Wall Street, apparently, is losing faith that Apple can return to its brief glory days of 2012 as the mobile-fueled technology highflier it was.
In all the talk about Apple’s rumored new iWatch, there hasn’t been a lot said about Sony’s already-in-the-market SmartWatch, which runs Android, connects to your smartphone, integrates with Facebook, plays music, display tweets, tells you the weather, and more.
According to the study of 4,600 adults, 12 percent of us would want to purchase wearable technology, like glasses, on our face. That’s almost 22 million Americans. But more than twice as many — 28 percent — are interested in wrist-based wearable devices. That’s almost 50 million people.
Less a radical overhaul than a new coat of paint, iOS 7′s design is pretty, but falls short of being truly innovative.
Which other global company, I wonder, would start its developer conference with a poem? None, I suspect.
Which is probably why we both love and hate Apple.
Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of mobile developers attempting to download the new operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch have crashed the site.
Apple took the wraps off iOS7, the mobile operating system that runs iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, today at its World Wide Developer Conference.
“It’s unbelievable, gorgeous,” said Apple’s Craig Federighi.
Apple’s big World Wide Developer’s Conference is today in San Francisco. And in the morning kickoff keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook laid out the big numbers.
Editor’s Pick Apple is holding one of its most anticipated events today, and we’re live at Moscone watching for Mac hardware updates, iOS 7, and maybe even Apple’s radio product.
Not political. Collaborators. People who really don’t care who gets credit. Those are the type of people that Apple looks for in new employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook said recently.
The conventional wisdom in the smartphone market is that Android is overtaking everything else. But in surprising news released this morning by Kantar, Apple’s iPhone and Microsoft’s Windows Phone are actually growing market share faster than Android.
This is a great opportunity to upgrade your phone if you’ve been waiting for a while, but bear in mind that discounts on iPhones are always a good sign that a new model is coming soon. In addition, there is some fine print.
Pegatron is staffing up, with 40,000 new workers expected to join the company in the second half of 2013, and it said that 60 percent of its 2013 revenue would come from the second half of 2013.
The wearable computing space is intensely interesting to Apple, Cook said, calling it “ripe for exploration.” In fact, Apple sees it as the next evolution in the post-PC world — as game-changing as the smartphone or the tablet.
He might be the calm, steady hand that Apple needs right now. But with Apple stock down 36 percent from its peak, he’s not what Wall Street wants. Here’s what he should do.
Guest Post Bigger than the question of morality over offshore taxes, should be the question of global competitiveness and encouraging domestic innovation.
It’s a while since Apple has released a game-changing product, Mossberg said — a long time since Apple has released a new big hit.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook made a pitch for tax reform. Simplify the code, and make it easier to bring overseas profits home, and companies like Apple will bring job-generating revenues back to the U.S.
Lisa Jackson, the former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will be joining Apple, the company’s chief executive Tim Cook announced today.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is not at all worried about Android’s increasing market share — or so he says.
D11 is just getting started, and we’ve got the schedule of speakers — plus photos of all the swag you’d be getting if you were here.
“What we are doing is legal. I’m rather perplexed by this debate, which has been going in the UK for some time, because I view taxes as not optional,” the former Google CEO and current chairman said today.
Which doesn’t mean that working at Apple is easy. Or, that working for Tim Cook is easy.