Ready for download via iTunes. It's a security bug fix release (properly crediting security researchers as usual).
I'm starting to wonder how many people are taking advantage of the Internet age, and the volatility around anything to do with Apple, to make some money.
Apple's stock fell $9.71, or 6.87 percent, to $131.72 during today's trading on the Nasdaq. The stock was up early in the morning, but started to fall around mid-morning Eastern time, apparently after rumors started flying that Apple was cutting its iPhone production goals in half.
Who else could it be but Rob Enderle!
AT&T has been cited as the primary reason people return the iPhone. The combination of being unable to get people into service in a timely way and how they treated the customers who were left waiting was one of the worst execution practices I've ever seen.
Well, it was pretty bad, but the Macalope knows you'll give AT&T a run for its money, Rob!
The other problem -- and likely more problematic if the iPhone is going to continue to set an industry pace -- was … Read more
You'd think that lawyers would be trained in the art of correctly interpreting the fine print.
Larry Drury, an Illinois lawyer, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of iPhone owner Jose Trujillo that claims Apple defrauded his client by failing to reveal that the iPhone battery was not user-replaceable, and that it would die after 300 charges. (Thanks, Gizmodo.)
"This case arises out of Defendants' purposeful and fraudulent concealment to purchasers of its iPhone cellular telephone that they will be required to incur an annual fee of $85.95 as part of Defendants' battery replacement program," Drury … Read more
This morning I saw a man with an iPhone run the San Francisco Marathon. I was using my trusty iPod Nano with the Nike+ feature instead. There was something about the iPhone that wouldn't allow me to even bring the iPhone to the race. I wouldn't check it in with my sweats, much less wear it on my arm as I run 13+ miles. I would fear losing it or breaking it. So, I went without phone - which caused me to miss one of my friends at the finish line.
This leads me to think that this … Read more
Tom Krazit has an informative piece up about the "disagreement" between AT&T and Apple on the iPhone numbers.
Apple reported 270,000 units (to clarify, that's all iPhones -- accessories were included in the revenue number but not the units) shipped in the first 30 hours while AT&T says only 146,000 were activated.
Of the potential reasons Krazit lists, the Macalope suspects the lion's share of the discrepancy between the two numbers is due to the activation woes and the fact that Apple is including units that it shipped to AT&… Read more
The Q2 financial results that Apple reported today once again show how unstoppable the iPod/iTunes (and now iPhone) juggernaut has become.
Recall that Apple hasn't released a major new update to its portable music player since the iPod video and Nano models debuted in 2005. The 2006 updates were fairly minor, adding capacity but no significant new features. Even so, and with the iPhone getting most of the press and garnering the most excitement among the Apple hardcore, the company sold 9.8 million iPods in Q2, up from 8.1 million in the previous year. Add to … Read more
Reuters reports that Apple is announcing iPhone sales figures of 270,000 for the second calendar quarter. Now the question is why don't AT&T and Apple's numbers agree? [Update from conference call: Apple does seem to be blaming it on activation problems. So 46% of iPhones had activation problems lasting longer than 30 hours? Wow.]
Also, another great quarter overall with record Mac sales and iPod sales up 21% year-over-year.
The Macalope eagerly awaits the first silly pundit to point out -- again! -- the dire news that iPod sales were down for the second consecutive … Read more
Apple seems to be doing pretty well these days.
For its fiscal third quarter, the company reported profits of 92 cents a share after the close of the stock market Wednesday, 9 cents higher than Wall Street was expecting and 26 cents better than the company's own projections. And the magic number? Apple reported selling what appears to be 270,000 iPhones during the two days before the quarter ended on June 30.
UPDATE 2:14 P.M. PDT: Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer has confirmed 270,000 iPhones were sold in those two days.
Revenue for the quarter was $… Read more
Michael Gartenberg asks Is the iPhone a success or a flop?
The launch of the iPhone was the first move in what is likely to be a long game for Apple, trying to gauge the overall success based on two days of incomplete data is silly.
Gartenberg doesn't even mention the fact that the iPhone launch was plauged with activation problems. Needless to say, the Macalope is bullish on the iPhone. We'll see what this afternoon's quarterly conference call brings.
[Disclaimer: the Macalope holds an inconsequential number of Apple shares.]