At a hearing last week, District Court Judge Denise Cote denied Apple's request to put the monitoring on hold until its appeal of her ruling is complete. Last July, Cote found Apple violated antitrust laws, orchestrating a conspiracy to fix the prices of e-books. She then appointed an external monitor to keep tabs on the company's compliance with … Read more
Apple on Friday officially brought its iPhone to China Mobile's 763 million subscribers. But don't go thinking that good news for Apple had CEO Tim Cook giddy enough to let slip any details of the company's plans.
During an event launching the iPhone on China Mobile, Cook was asked whether Apple might launch an iPhone with a bigger screen or offer flexible displays in future models. All Cook would say, in essence, is that customers can expect some nice updates in the future.
If I'd been paid a fortune to leave a corporation, I fancy I'd focus on the loose concept of "enjoying myself."
This, by some accounts, is precisely what Scott Forstall has done since he was relieved of his duties as Apple's senior vice president of iOS in late 2012.
But another look suggests that perhaps we shouldn't have been so surprised after all.
The company was founded by two ex-Apple employees, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers. Fadell, Nest's CEO, is known as the father of the iPod, for having led the original development team for the product that changed Apple's fortunes at the beginning of the millennium. The Nest thermostat is even sold at the Apple Store.… Read more
Screen technology, battery issues, and corporate shuffling may be some of the reasons for the delay in the release of Apple's expected iWatch. While all product development hits snags, a report from The Information points to these "bumps" as some of the possible setbacks in the company's rumored smartwatch development.
Apparently, Apple hasn't yet definitively decided on what kind of screen technology to use due to battery issues. However, this is common with lots of smartwatch manufacturing since the wearable's real estate is much smaller than a smartphone or tablet.
According to The Information, … Read more
China Telecom, the country's third-largest carrier and a longtime iPhone seller, is apparently firing an early shot over China Mobile's bow.
China Telecom has slashed the iPhone's price by about 15 percent, according to Bloomberg on Tuesday, which obtained promotional materials in Beijing.
Through price reductions and gift packages, China Telecom is cutting 800 yuan ($132) off the price of the 16GB version of Apple's iPhone 5S, reported Bloomberg. Half of the reduction comes by way of a free iPhone case and external battery pack, and the other half is a cut to plan costs, according … Read more
Apple has already opened 10 brick-and-mortar stores in China, and now it's doubling up on digital.
The iPhone maker has opened an official online store in China on Tmall, a giant online marketplace owned by the country's e-commerce company Alibaba.
Tmall has become a major entity in online shopping in China. The store currently has over 70,000 digital storefronts, selling everything from sneakers to clothing to electronics. According to the Wall Street Journal, which earlier reported on the news, Tmall has official storefronts from major retailers, like Nike and Gap.
Apple has made it increasingly clear over … Read more
"The nominating committee is committed to actively seeking out highly qualified women and individuals from minority groups to include in the pool from which board nominees are chosen," the charter (PDF) now says, though it doesn't make any concrete promises. The statement has been on the company's proxy for several years, but not on its charter.
The addition comes after criticism from shareholders Trillium Asset Management and the Sustainability … Read more
Apple has acquired photo technology startup SnappyLabs, the one-man developer behind the SnappyCam app, according to a TechCrunch report.
The popular iPhone app, which recently vanished from Apple's iTunes App Store, allows the smartphone to capture full-resolution images at 20 to 30 frames per second. The app sold for $1 at iTunes and had reportedly been a top seller in several countries.
The company, which was founded and run by John Papandriopoulos, attracted acquisition interest "from most of the usual players," sources told TechCrunch. The company's Web site was recently taken down and its Twitter accounts … Read more
Apple's shares might have some trouble growing in 2014, a new analyst report claims.
Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um on Tuesday issued an Apple stock downgrade, pushing the company's shares from "Outperform" to "Market Perform." The move, however, did not include a change to Um's 12-month prediction on Apple's share price of $536 to $581. Apple is currently trading at $553.
According to StreetInsider, which obtained a copy of the analyst note, Um said that there are three issues Apple will face in 2014 that could put a damper on its share … Read more