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Can Apple Maintain Its Shine?

January 23, 2013 8:54 am | by 
Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

For many investors, Apple's best days are behind it. Competitors are catching up, they believe, and the latest iPhone is stumbling. The company's doubters have backed their conviction with billions of dollars. Last week, the stock fell below $500...

VZW Hits Record $30B in 4Q Revenue, Losses Double on Charges

January 22, 2013 10:41 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Tuesday reported record fourth-quarter revenues of over $30 billion, up 5.7 percent annually, but still managed to swing to a quarterly loss that was double what it was in the same quarter last year. Losses that were largely due to charges related to the annuitization of $7.5 billion...

A Disturbance in the Force: The Smartphone Market is Changing

January 18, 2013 5:19 pm | by Andrew Berg | Blogs | Comments

Can you hear it? That's the sound of the device market changing. It sounds a little like the whispers that RIM just might have something with BlackBerry 10. It also sounds a little like rumors that Amazon has the right kind of content ecosystem...

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AT&T Expands FaceTime Over Cellular to Tiered Data Plans, iPhone 4S

January 16, 2013 4:43 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T has opened up FaceTime over a cellular connection to nearly all iPhone users, including those on tiered data plans. Mark Collins, senior vice president of data and voice products for AT&T, said in a blog post that the move is the "result of ongoing testing," as to the effect...

Tip of the Thumb: Apps that Made the Homescreen

January 16, 2013 12:45 pm | Articles | Comments

In the past, I've finished the year with a look at my iPhone and the apps that have proven they have staying power. This year, I decided to look at what pieces of software have made their way to my homescreen. These apps earn their chunk of beachfront property...

Samsung Sells 100 Million Galaxy S Smartphones

January 14, 2013 10:37 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that global sales of its Galaxy S smartphones surpassed 100 million units since the first model in the series was released less than three years ago. Samsung said it has sold more than 25 million Galaxy S smartphones...

Report: Apple Cuts iPhone 5 Component Orders, Shares Slide

January 14, 2013 10:17 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Shares of Apple were down 3.5 percent in early trading today after a report surfaced this weekend that the company had cut component orders for the iPhone 5 on weaker-than-expected demand for the device. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal...

Apple CEO: China Will Be Biggest Market

January 11, 2013 9:05 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple expects China to overtake the United States as its biggest market, CEO Tim Cook told a Chinese government news agency. "China is currently our second largest market. I believe it will become our first. I believe strongly that it will," the Xinhua News Agency quoted Cook...

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Reports of Cheaper iPhone Surface Again

January 9, 2013 1:47 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Rumors surfaced again Wednesday that Apple may be working on a cheaper iPhone. A report published by the Wall Street Journal citing people familiar with matter, suggest Apple may be looking to recapture market share with a lower-end iPhone...

Walmart and Straight Talk to Offer iPhone

January 9, 2013 10:42 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Walmart and Straight Talk Wireless, a Tracfone brand, which is a subsidiary of America Movil, today announced that it will offer the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 starting on January 11, 2013. Straight Talk will offer Apple’s iconic devices in more than 2,000 Walmart stores...

AT&T Sold Over 10 Million Smartphones in Q4

January 8, 2013 4:23 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T said Tuesday that it had sold more than 10 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2012, topping its previous record quarter of 9.4 million, set in the fourth quarter of 2011. This included best-ever quarterly sales of Android and Apple smartphones...

Apple App Store Hits 40 Billion App Downloads

January 7, 2013 10:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple today announced that customers have downloaded over 40 billion apps from the iTunes App Store, with nearly 20 billion in 2012 alone. According to a press release, the App Store has over 500 million active accounts, which recorded a record-breaking December with over two billion...

Apple and the Glue That Binds

January 3, 2013 11:38 am | by Andrew Berg | Blogs | Comments

A report surfaced today that Apple is testing iOS 7, as well as the iPhone 6. I'm amazed that this made headlines. I'm guessing investors would be jumping ship faster than they already are if Apple wasn't in the process of testing the next iterations of its products. 

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Apple Sells 2M iPhone 5s in China in First 3 Days

December 17, 2012 10:01 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple said Monday that it sold more than 2 million iPhone 5s in China in their first three days of availability, setting a record for that market. IPhone 5, which launched in China on Friday, will be available in more than 100 countries by the end of December...

Why Is Wall Street Losing Its Appetite for Apple?

December 10, 2012 9:46 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple began selling the iPhone 5 on Sept. 21, the same day the company's stock hit an all-time peak of $705.07 per share. Since then, the stock has plunged more than 20 percent, trimming the company's market value by more than $150 billion. On Friday afternoon, shares were trading at around $534.

T-Mobile, Apple Partnering on Products in 2013

December 6, 2012 1:07 pm | News | Comments

Deutsche Telekom today announced that its subisidiary T-mobile USA is partnering with Apple to "bring products to market in 2013." The news comes almost as a side note in a press release covering from the German company's financial investments for the coming year.

Apple, Samsung Boast Device Sales Numbers

November 5, 2012 6:13 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple and Samsung tout tablet sales numbers.

Apple's $8.2 Billion Profit Disappoints Wall Street

October 26, 2012 7:47 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple's fiscal fourth quarter financials couldn't keep pace with Wall Street's expectations.

Nuance Evolves Dragon Virtual Assistant

October 24, 2012 7:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While Apple has never confirmed that Nuance's technology is behind Siri, many believe Siri is nothing more than a Dragon in an administrative assistant's business suit.

Court Sides with Samsung in Dispute with Apple

October 12, 2012 5:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court has sided with Samsung Electronics Corp. in one aspect of its ongoing patent dispute with Apple Inc.

Review: Apple's Maps App Lets You Follow the Voice

October 8, 2012 7:57 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's true Apple's app falls short of what Google now offers for Android, but if all you have is an iPhone or an iPad, Apple's new app will get you there just fine.

Apple Marks One Year Since Jobs' Death

October 5, 2012 6:47 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Many around the globe may pause today to remember the one-year anniversary of Steve Jobs' passing.

Judge Lifts US Ban on Sales of Samsung Tablet

October 3, 2012 7:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has lifted a ban on sales of Samsung Electronics Corp.'s Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer.

Report: Apple Gains Market Share Despite iPhone 5 Anticipation

October 3, 2012 7:08 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While the trend towards slower iPhone sales leading up to the launch of new Apple device is definitely not imagined, it might be overblown a bit.

Regional Carriers Price iPhone 5 at $50 Discount

September 28, 2012 6:30 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Five regional operators are selling the iPhone 5 for $50 less than their national competitors.

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