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iOS Dropped To 29 Percent Of US Smartphone Sales In The First Quarter





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CNET reports that iOS U.S. market share dropped by 12 percent in the first quarter, which enable Google’s Android to take almost two-thirds of the market.

According to market research company NPD Group, Android was able to capture 61 percent of the U.S. market, which is a considerable gain from the 49 percent registered in last year’s fourth quarter.


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Mac App Store Reaches 10,000 Available Apps



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According to MacGeneration, Apple's Mac App Store reached a milestone of 10,000 apps that are available for free download or purchase via the marketplace.

Apple distributes its own major software titles for the Mac platform and OS X Lion itself through the store that was launched in January 2011.


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Friday, April 27th, 2012. 23:13

One in four iPad purchases are made by first-time Apple owners



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The NPD Group has found that about 25 percent of buyers in the U.S. have made the iPad their first-ever Apple product.

"iPad sales are growing much faster than any other Apple product has this soon after launch," said Ben Arnold, director of industry analysis at NPD. "In fact, one-in-five Apple owner households has one— nearly equivalent to the number that own an Apple computer. This demonstrates the appeal of both the new form factor and Apple’s app ecosystem."

A majority of the U.S. households that do have Apple products — 67 percent — own an iPod, and 82 percent of iPod owners polled said the media player was their first Apple product.


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Thursday, April 26th, 2012. 23:52

Apple Reports 2012 Second Quarter Results



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Apple announced the company results for Q2 2012. Apple has $110 billion in cash reserves, which is up from $81.5 billion in September 2011. Apple was also up in every other segment with $18.4 billion in short-term marketable securities (up from $16.1 billion) and long-term marketable securities at $81.6 billion, which is up from $55.6 billion in the previous six-month period ending September 2011.

Here are some interesting numbers that Apple reported for the quarter:

iTunes and App Store:

  • $1.9 billion in iTunes revenue (a 35 percent YOY increase)
  • 600,000 apps (200,000 iPad specific apps)

iOS devices:

  • 365 million iOS device sales
  • $22.7 billion in revenue from iPhone and accessories
  • 6.6 billion in revenue from iPad and accessories.
  • 7.7 million iPod sales
  • 94 percent of Fortune 500 and 75 percent of global 500 testing or deploying iPad

iCloud:

  • 125 million iCloud users—up 25 million from February

Retail Stores:

  • $4.4 billion in retail store revenue, up 8 percent
  • 363 Apple Stores
  • 826,000 Macs sold in store—half to new customers
  • $12.2 million average revenue per-store (up from $9.9 million)
  • 85 million visitors to retail—18,000 per store, per week

Here is official press release:


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Apple Predicted To Stop Making 17-Inch MacBook Pro



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Ming-Chi Kuo, research analyst from KGI Securities, has issued a new report saying that Apple may discontinue the 17-inch MacBook Pro due to weak sales.

Also he expects that Apple will introduce new MacBook models that will combine power of the MacBook Pro and portability of MacBook Air models and dropping of 17-inch model will be part of this revamp.


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Monday, April 23rd, 2012. 16:28

Apple expected to report sales of 33M iPhones, 12M iPads



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Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has recently announced his estimates of Apple sales for the first calendar quarter of the year 2012 ahead of the earnings call set for March 24.

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster’s numbers differ from the average expectations on Wall Street. He expects the company sold 33 million iPhone that is a bit higher than the Street's forecast of 30.5 million handsets, while his forecast of 12 million iPads is slightly below the Street's 13 million. He also suggests Apple will report on 4.3 million Macs sold in the three-month span from January to March.


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Friday, April 13th, 2012. 17:00

Suppliers Pointing To iPhone 5 With 4-Inch Display And ‘Sleek Look’



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Today analyst Brian White from Topeka Capital Markets has issued a new research report sharing new details about the iPhone 5 that he heard from Apple’s suppliers during his recent trip to Asia. According to the report (via Barron's) , White expects a new iPhone will have “sleek” look and a larger 4-inch screen:


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Apple may soon begin selling iPad 2 units built in Brazil



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According to a tipster who spoke with MacRumors, Apple may start selling the Brazilian-built iPad 2 soon, because the locally assembled 16-gigabyte iPad 2, which sells for $399 in the U.S., has received the proper certification to go on sale in Brazil.

The Brazil-built iPad 2 units are expected to be available alongside regular units built in China, also by Foxconn. Apple's new third-generation Retina display iPad has apparently not yet received approval for sale, whether assembled in Brazil or China.


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Apple's Q2 2012 earnings call to take place on April 24



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Apple yesterday updated its investor relations page to announce that it will report its earnings for the second fiscal quarter (first calendar quarter) of 2012 on Tuesday, April 24. The conference call is scheduled to follow at 5:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM Pacific.

Apple reported a blowout December quarter on January 24. The company made a record $13 billion in profit on sales of 37 million iPhones, 15 million iPads and 5.2 million Macs.


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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012. 14:42

Infinity Blade is now on sale for $0.99



Chair Entertainment has announced that their popular Infinity Blade game for iOS is now on sale for $0.99.

You can purchase Infinity Blade from the App Store for $0.99 (link).

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Apple working on physical game controller for iPads and other iOS devices



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AnandTech's Anand Lal Shimpi reports Apple is working on its own physical controller to similarly enhance gameplay on its iPad and other mobile devices. He has been made aware of "an internal Apple project to bring a physical controller to market."

Regardless, Lal Shimpi believes such devices may soon be a necessary accompaniment for hardcore mobile gamers, especially as smartphones and tablets come close to equaling the performance of existing game consoles.


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Monday, April 2nd, 2012. 21:56

New iPad Sales Top 3 Million in Under 4 Days



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During the early Monday call, which outlined a surprise stock dividend and buyback plan for the company's $100 billion cash horde, Cook said that "[Apple] had a record weekend and we're thrilled with it." Apple also announced yesterday that it has sold 3 million new iPads in less the four days of availability.

It should be noted, however, that pre-ordered items are commonly not counted as sales until a transaction is complete and thus those iPads that are awaiting shipment were most likely not part of the final tally.

“The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can't wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday.”


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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012. 12:43

Teardown of New iPad Reveals Samsung Retina Display



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Fixit prefers not to waste time and already got their hands on the new iPad. To disassemble the recently released Apple’s tablet, the teardown experts travelled to Australia where it is officially on sale.

The front panel of the new iPad was removed by using heat, guitar picks as an opening tool, and suction cups. The teardown offers the first conformation of multiply rumours that circulated ahead the release of the new iPad.

Among the details revealed in the teardown:

  • The new Retina display is manufactured by Samsung that is claimed to be the sole supplier of Retina displays for the new iPad;
  • Broadcom BCM4430 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth chip that means the new iPad supports low-power Bluetooth 4.0;
  • A5X system-on-a-chip that was also built by Samsung, and markings on it indicate it was manufactured in the first week of 2012;


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Friday, March 16th, 2012. 16:36

Apple Began To Ship Components For Its TV Set 'In Small Quantities'



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Last month analyst from Piper Jaffray Gene Munster said that Apple was investigating offerings of components for its rumored television set, contacting suppliers to find out what production capabilities they can provide.

According to Business Insider, a new report from analyst from Jeffries & Co. PeterMisek claims that "small quantities" of different components is shipped to Apple’s suppliers of television display panels. Misek expects that Apple will start commercial production of its TV set in May or June, with the release coming in the fourth quarter of 2012.


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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012. 22:57

Apple Investing $300 Million in Austin, Texas to Add 3,600 More Workers



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Texas Governor Rick Perry revealed on Friday that Apple plans to invest $304 million on a new campus in Austin that will create 3,600 new jobs and double the size of its workforce in Texas. Moreover, the state will award Apple $21 million over 10 years through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF). In return, Apple will expand its customer support, sales and accounting functions in the region.

"Apple is known for its bold innovation and game-changing designs, and the expansion of their Austin facility adds to the growing list of visionary high-tech companies that have found that Texas' economic climate is a perfect fit for their future, thanks to our low taxes, reasonable and predictable regulations, fair legal system and skilled workforce" Perry said. "Investments like this further Texas' potential to become the nation's next high-tech hub."

The TEF’s partnership with Apple will be one of the largest job creation initiatives in TEF history. To date, the fund has invested more than $443.4 million to help generate more than 62,000 new jobs and $15.4 billion in capital investment.




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Sunday, March 11th, 2012. 21:57