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Apple Unveils iOS 7, OS X Mavericks and More at WWDC

June 10, 2013 3:31 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

After months of grinding away in the rumor mill, Apple CEO Tim Cook took a little more time building up to the iOS 7 unveil. He was pleased to announce 600 million iOS devices sold. “But it’s not what drives us,” Cook said, putting the focus on mobile web share and time spent with devices, both categories lead by Apple.

Music Service, Mobile Software Expected from Apple

June 10, 2013 9:34 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is expected to reveal a digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads on Monday as the company opens its annual conference for software developers. Apple hasn't said what it will unveil at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco...

Report: NSA Collects Data From AT&T, Sprint, Google, Apple and More

June 7, 2013 10:01 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

After yesterday’s public reveal of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) demands for Verizon customers’ data, more information is coming out suggesting the NSA’s casting a much bigger net. The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the NSA’s operations, reports that the same initiative targeting Verizon data is also collecting similar information from AT&T and Sprint.


What to Expect: iOS 7 and WWDC

June 6, 2013 1:25 pm | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

Lots of rumors abound Apple’s upcoming WWDC June 10 but Cupertino’s only really confirmed new iterations of iOS and OSX for the developer conference. Amidst all the wish-listing of features that would be great (keyboard fixes) and that will never happen (hiding Apple-branded apps), plenty of hints about what will actually grace the stage Monday have trickled out as well.

ITC Rules for Samsung, Bans iPhone 4 Imports

June 5, 2013 9:25 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. trade agency on Tuesday issued a ban on imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2 after finding the devices violate a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung Electronics. Because the devices are assembled in China...

Report: Apple Readies Mobile Ad Business for New Music Service

June 4, 2013 9:34 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple is gearing up for the unveiling of a new streaming music service next week by shifting some of its iAd personnel over to the new service. The move is part of an effort to change the way Apple sells mobile advertising to cater to customers that might be looking to engage an listening audience, according to a report...

U.S. Blames Apple for 2010 e-Book Price Hike

June 4, 2013 9:08 am | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. government lawyer opened a civil trial by portraying Apple Inc. as a corporate bully that swaggered into the market for electronic books in 2010, forcing an end to price competition and costing consumers hundreds of millions of dollars. The Justice Department attorney, Lawrence Buterman...

Apple Antitrust Suit over e-Books Set for NY Trial

June 3, 2013 9:14 am | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | News | Comments

In a civil case where the words of Steve Jobs play prominently, the government and Apple Inc. are set to square off over allegations that Apple Inc. conspired with the country's largest book publishers to make consumers pay more for electronic books. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote is scheduled to begin hearing the price-fixing case...


Friday Flick: Tim Cook Defends Apple's Tax Strategy

May 31, 2013 10:30 am | Videos | Comments

Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook defend his company's tax strategy. Cook is aggressively questioned by Senator Karl Levin (D-Mich.). He reiterated Apple's position that his company pays all of its taxes, while Levin argued that Apple has cash sheltered in Irish companies that don't pay taxes...

Cook: Apple Focused on Quality, Not Quantity

May 29, 2013 10:23 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, doesn't have his head stuck in the sand. He's aware of the company's stock slide. He's aware of Android's popularity, but he's not particularly worried about anything more than creating great products. That was the word yesterday from Cook's talk at the Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital conference, which was posted online...

Apple Case Seen as Possible Spur to Tax Action

May 22, 2013 10:19 am | by Marcy Gordon and Peter Svensson, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that tech darling Apple Inc. has been dragged front and center into the debate over the U.S. tax code, lawmakers are hoping that the spotlight on such a high-profile company could be the catalyst for Congress to take action to close loopholes or reform the law.

Apple's Cook to Face Senate Questions on Taxes

May 21, 2013 11:06 am | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A Senate panel says Apple Inc. is avoiding paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes by using a cluster of affiliates located outside the United States and is prepared to question its chief executive Tuesday about the "loopholes." Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected...

From the Magazine: Mobile Platform Wars: What Does a Third Ecosystem Look Like

May 15, 2013 12:00 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Some say there’s only room for one more mobile platform, with Android and iOS helping themselves to the lion’s share of the market for the foreseeable future. If true, the only question is just who will get the crumbs. At present, it takes some effort to imagine a world where Android and iOS...


Tablets with Windows RT See Slow Sales, IDC Says

May 2, 2013 8:37 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is seeing slow sales of a version of Windows designed for thin and light tablets, even as the tablet market as a whole is growing, a research firm reported Wednesday. Researchers at IDC said manufacturers shipped 200,000 tablets running...

Apple Sells $17 Billion in Bonds in Record Deal

May 1, 2013 9:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. sold $17 billion in bonds Tuesday in a record deal spurred by the company's plan to placate its frustrated shareholders. The Cupertino, Calif., company sold the bonds in its first debt issue since the 1990s to raise money to pass along to shareholders through dividend payments...

How Siri, Google Now Respond to 5 Questions

April 30, 2013 9:29 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

With Google's voice assistant now available on iPhones and iPads, The Associated Press used an iPad Mini to throw five test questions at Google Now and Siri on Monday afternoon in New York. Here's what the two digital assistants had to say for themselves...

Samsung Posts $6.5 Billion Profit

April 26, 2013 10:00 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Samsung posted a gigantic $6.5 billion in profits for the first quarter of its fiscal 2013, up significantly from the same quarter last year when the company posted $4.5 billion. Overall sales for the quarter tallied $47.6 billion, down quarterly after the holidays but up from the $40.7 billion it posted in the first quarter of 2012.

Report: Android Tablets Gaining on iPad

April 25, 2013 10:07 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Android tablets are closing the gap on Apple. A new study from Strategy Analytics indicates 17.6 million Android tablets shipped worldwide in the first quarter of 2013 compared with 6.4 million shipped in the same quarter last year. Apple shipped 19.5 million iPads worldwide in the first quarter, compared to 11.8 million in the same quarter last year.

Apple’s 2Q Beats Street With Revenues Up, But Profits Down Annually

April 23, 2013 5:48 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Even coming off the most profitable quarter in tech company history, Apple still has earned a crooked gaze from Wall Street thanks to Apple’s stock falling 43 percent from its all-time high from September 2012. But Apple’s 2013 second quarter managed to beat the street with $43.6 billion in revenue on $10.09 EPS. That’s compared with estimates of $42.3 billion in revenue in $9.97 EPS, according to FactSet.

Ahead of the Bell: Analysts See iPhone Sales Down

April 23, 2013 9:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. is set to report fiscal second-quarter results after the market close Tuesday, and analysts expect to see the first quarter ever in which iPhone sales declined. The launch of the first iPhone in 2007 set off a boom in smartphone sales...

Facebook Bringing Limited Home Experience to iOS App

April 17, 2013 9:17 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Rumors that Facebook has been in talks with Apple and Microsoft about getting its new Home product on those operating systems prove at least slightly overblown. According to Facebook, the company will be updating its iOS app to include...

AppGratis Irks Apple, Gets Yanked from App Store

April 10, 2013 10:43 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple has pulled the popular app recommendation service AppGratis from the Apple App Store. AppGratis is essentially a Groupon for apps. The company partners with app developers to highlight and review apps and deals through its iOS app...

App Downloads Rise 11 Percent Quarterly, Hit $2.2B in Revenue

April 9, 2013 10:50 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

App downloads across the four leading digital storefronts totaled more than 13.4 billion in the first quarter of 2013, marking an 11 percent increase quarterly. Without revenue sharing taken into account, that total was enough to post $2.2 billion in revenue for all stores combined.

Judge Deals Blow to High-Tech Workers' Lawsuit

April 8, 2013 10:43 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A federal judge on Friday struck down an effort to form a class action lawsuit to go after Apple, Google and five other technology companies for allegedly forming an illegal cartel to tamp down workers' wages and prevent the loss of their best engineers...

Report: Apple to Release Updated Phone This Summer

April 3, 2013 9:02 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is set for a possible summer launch of the next iPhone, rather than a fall launch like the last two models, according to a report Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal. Apple Inc. is also working on a cheaper iPhone model that could win...

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