CUPERTINO, California—November 12, 2013—Apple® announced iPad® mini with Retina® display is available starting today.
Tech columnist Ed Baig took to the court to test a new “smart basketball” equipped with nine sensors that communicate with an iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth wireless technology. The 94Fifty basketball and associated iOS app, made by InfoMotion Sports Technologies, tracks performance by measuring speed and pressure applied to the ball.
In a CNET article, author Chris Matyszczyk discusses a survey that puts iPhone at the top of young people’s holiday gift list. The survey, conducted for shopping website Ebates, asked 12- to 17-year-olds which gadget they most crave, and iPhone came in first. “These kids know their brands, and only 12 percent of them were most desperate for a Samsung Galaxy phone, as opposed to 32 percent for Apple’s offering,” Matyszczyk writes.
The first iPad Air reviews are in from The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, and others.
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results; iPhone Sales Grow 26 Percent to Set New September Quarter Record
Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter ended September 28, 2013. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.5 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.5 billion, or $8.26 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $36 billion and net profit of $8.2 billion, or $8.67 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.
In a recent Los Angeles Times story, technology reporter Chris O’Brien highlights examples of how businesses are using iPad and describes how the device is becoming a force in the workplace. He notes that iPad “helped Apple stake out a commanding lead for mobile devices in business markets long dominated by PCs and laptops running Microsoft’s Windows.” O’Brien talks to industry analysts including IDC’s Tom Mainelli, who says, “Apple has become the de-facto standard in a lot of commercial enterprises in terms of tablets.” Companies are creating their own apps, too. According to one report, O’Brien writes, “90 percent of custom tablet apps created by businesses for internal use or for their customers were written for the iPad.”
WHAT : Apple® FY 13 Fourth Quarter Results Conference Call WHERE : Via conference call.
SAN FRANCISCO—October 22, 2013—Apple® today announced its groundbreaking iWork® productivity apps, Pages®, Numbers® and Keynote® and award-winning iLife® creativity apps, iPhoto®, iMovie® and GarageBand® have been completely redesigned to take full advantage of OS X® Mavericks and iOS 7.
SAN FRANCISCO—October 22, 2013—Apple® today announced that OS X® Mavericks, the 10th major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is available for free from the Mac App Store℠.