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Survey finds half of line-waiting iPad buyers are first-time owners

Investment firm UBS surveys a sampling of iPad buyers waiting in line on Friday and finds 46 percent are new to Apple's tablet, and most buyers went for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model.

By March 19, 2012


Don't want to wait in line for an iPhone 6S? Send a robot

A "telepresence robot" is currently holding a place for a woman in Sydney who will be one of the first in the world to own Apple's latest smartphone.

By September 24, 2015


Hilton to replace hotel room keys with smartphones

Hilton announces an initiative that will let guests access their rooms using their smartphones while relegating key cards to the history bin.

By July 28, 2014


Friday Poll: Would you ever wait in an iPhone line?

Waiting in an iPhone line isn't for everyone, but there seems to be no shortage of people gathered with sleeping bags and tents for the iPhone 5 release. Are you a past, present, future, or never iPhone line waiter?

By September 21, 2012


Survey pegs Apple gear in half of U.S. homes

CNBC survey says that Apple products can be found in half of U.S. homes, and that many who have not purchased any gear from the company intend to this year.

By March 28, 2012


How to endure SXSW--and live to tell about it

CNET has been at South by Southwest for years, and we have the advice you need to make it out alive. Be realistic, make sure to eat, and for pete's sake, keep your iPhone charged.

By March 8, 2012


Samsung's Bowl ad claims it can help Apple fanboys break free

Samsung's Super Bowl ad--for the Galaxy Note--claims that this is the product that can finally stop Apple fanboys from having to stand in line, waiting for Apple's latest.

By February 5, 2012


Super Bowling for ad dollars (roundup)

Eli Manning connected with Mario Manningham for the big game's biggest play, but did tech advertisers connect with consumers? CNET takes a look.

By February 5, 2012


Apple iPad launch day

Apple's new tablet goes on sale in the U.S. at 9 a.m. Saturday in all time zones. Keep checking back here for coverage from stores in New York, San Francisco, and Palo Alto, Calif.

By April 3, 2010


Smaller crowds line up for iPhone 3G S on first day

The turnout is noticeably less frenzied and the activation problems that plagued last year's iPhone 3G launch appeared a thing of the past.

By June 19, 2009