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4 years ago

Competition

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Competition

iOS devices combined -- including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch -- may have outsold Android devices combined -- including Android phones and tablets -- by a narrow margin last quarter. During the Q1 2012 Apple conference call today, Tim Cook pegged the iOS device number at 62 million. Android numbers are harder to come by, but last month Andy Rubin said 700,000 were now being activated a day. Given the prior two months were likely less, the following month perhaps more, it probably works out to 60 or 61 million.

During the same call, Tim Cook also revealed that the Amazon Kindle Fire had no affect on iPad sales, far he can tell. Sprint ultimately paid dearly to get the iPhone on their network in order to remain competitive. Verizon announced their results today, and revealed that slightly more than half of their smartphone sales were iPhones.

Apple has long dominated their competitors in terms of smartphone profit share but recently Android was assumed to have a big lead in market share. I've long discounted that, saying it's irrelevant.

And nothing that was announced today changes that.

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4 years ago

Apple Q1 2012 by the numbers

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Apple Q1 2012 by the numbers

Apple held their Q1 2012 conference call today and, as usual, announced a ton of numbers pertaining to revenue, profit, sales, and more.

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4 years ago

Steve Jobs mentioned during U.S. State of the Union Address

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Steve Jobs mentioned during U.S. State of the Union Address

Steve Jobs, the late founder and CEO of Apple, was mentioned tonight by U.S. president Obama during the 2012 State of the Union address.

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4 years ago

Best iPad 2 cases

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Best iPad 2 cases

When it comes to iPad 2 cases, everyone has an opinion on which type is best -- hard, soft, waterproof, leather, or skin case

What type of iPad 2 case do you like best?

Apple has sold 55 million iPads to date, including a ton of iPad 2s, and all I can think about is all those beautiful, breakable screens, and elegant, scratch-able aluminum backs in need of the best iPad 2 case possible to protect them. We've reviewed a bunch of iPad 2 cases here on iMore already, and we'll be reviewing a bunch more in the coming weeks, and the sheer variety of iPad 2 cases is staggering -- from the thinnest of skins to the strongest of hard shells.

There are advantages and disadvantages to all styles of iPad 2 case. Do you value form or function? Style or security? Gloss or grip? Protection or low-profile? A lot will depend on what you do with your iPad. A construction site has different iPad case requirements than a vacation on the lake or a trip to a trade show. And now that all the basics have been covered -- how many little black iPad cases can one girl or guy own? -- manufacturers are getting more creative with materials and molding. iPad cases can now be about fashion and fun as well. Cool colors, terrific textures, and niche needs are all being covered now. And the very best iPad 2 cases bring all of that together, and more.

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4 years ago

Tim Cook purportedly going to unveil exciting new things going on at Apple at Town Hall meeting

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Tim Cook purportedly going to unveil exciting new things going on at Apple at Town Hall meeting

9to5Mac's Mark Gurman got his hands on an email, purportedly from Apple CEO Tim Cook, that congratulates team Apple on a blockbuster Q1 2012.

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4 years ago

Tim Cook on Android, big screens, LTE, and not counting Microsoft out of mobile

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Tim Cook on Android, big screens, LTE, and not counting Microsoft out of mobile

While Apple CEO Tim Cook had a lot to say during the Apple Q1 2012 conference call, when asked about 4G LTE, bigger screen, and whether or not the mobile market had become a two-horse race between Android and iOS, Cook played his cards close to his chest.

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4 years ago

Apple's iPad not affected by Amazon's Kindle Fire

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Apple's iPad not affected by Amazon's Kindle Fire

As part of Apple's Q2 2012 conference call, CEO Tim Cook was asked what, if any effect low-cost, feature-reduced tablets like Amazon's Kindle Fire had on iPad 2 sales over the holiday quarter.

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4 years ago

Turn business cards into contacts with WorldCard for iPhone and iPad

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Turn business cards into contacts with WorldCard for iPhone and iPad

WorldCard Mobile and WorldCard HD are iPhone and iPad apps that allows you to automatically add information on business cards to your Contacts by simply taking a photo. It has recently been updated with iCloud storage and syncing support.

Now excuse me, I have a pile of business cards from CES 2012 to start going scanning.

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4 years ago

Apple TV doing well, 2.8 million sold last year with record sales in December

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Apple TV doing well, 2.8 million sold last year with record sales in December

Apple's Q1 2012 results have now been announced and to no one's surprise, it was another record breaking quarter.

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4 years ago

Apple touts 85 million iCloud customers, sets service as strategy for next decade

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Apple touts 85 million iCloud customers, sets service as strategy for next decade

Apple made their predictably astronomical financial statements tonight, but one tidbit in particular stuck out - their emphasis on iCloud.

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4 years ago

Notes of interest from Apple Q1 2012 conference call

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Notes of interest from Apple Q1 2012 conference call

Below are notes of interest from Apple's just-completed 2012 conference call. Some interesting comments -- or non-comments -- from Tim Cook on Apple Television, bigger 4

Conference call: apple.com

an 24 2012, 4:59 PM: reneritchie: Apple Q1 2012 results: $46.33 billion in revenue, 37.04 million iPhones, 15.43 million iPads, 15.4 million iPods

  • Jan 24 2012, 5:00 PM: reneritchie: Chris - they could give the US a loan...

  • Jan 24 2012, 5:02 PM: reneritchie: Call starting now.

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4 years ago

Apple Q1 2012 results: $46.33 billion in revenue, 37.04 million iPhones, 15.43 million iPads, 15.4 million iPods

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Apple Q1 2012 results: $46.33 billion in revenue, 37.04 million iPhones, 15.43 million iPads, 15.4 million iPods

Apple has just announced another record breaking quarter, coming off the holidays with $46.33 billion in revenue, $13.06 billion in net profit, and a whopping 37.04 million iPhones, 15.43 million iPads, and 15.4 million iPods sold.

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4 years ago

Smartr Contacts for iPhone now available - Manage your contacts more efficiently

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Smartr Contacts for iPhone now available - Manage your contacts more efficiently

Smartr Contacts for iPhone is now available on iTunes after having had great success on both the BlackBerry and Android platforms.

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4 years ago

Geohot quits Facebook and joins new startup Backplane

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Geohot quits Facebook and joins new startup Backplane

Iconic iPhone hacker George Hotz was hired at Facebook a while back. That didn't seem to work out very long as he's no longer there. What's he up to these days? It appears he's back to hacking and coding. This time he's with a brand new startup as well.

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4 years ago

Giveaway: Inside Apple: New book aims to expose old secrets

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Giveaway: Inside Apple: New book aims to expose old secrets

Inside Apple is a new book from Fortune's Adam Lashinsky that aims to reveal some of the secrets behind the success of America's premiere consumer electronics company -- Apple.

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