Apple COO, Tim Cook put the smack down on speculation surrounding a
rumored Apple NetBook device. In the company's Q2 results call, Cook
described the current field of NetBooks as having
"cramped keyboards, terrible software, junky hardware, very small
screens" and "not something we would put the Mac brand on."
The results are in—the
second quarter results, that is. In a formal press release, Apple today
announced financial results for its fiscal 2009 second quarter, ending
March 28, 2009. The company posted revenue of $8.16 billion and a net
quarterly profit of $1.21 billion, or $1.33 per diluted share. These
results are definitely ahead from last year’s report. Gross margin went
up 3.5 percent, landing at 36.4 percent.
Apple made its first appearance in the top 100 of the Fortune
500 since Steve Jobs’ return in the late nineties. The Silicon-Valley
based company rounded in at No. 71, partly due to the declining
fortunes of some of the firms that were above it, but mostly to
revenues that grew 35.3% to $32.479 billion in 2008.
We get all excited about the Hulu on iPhone and don't want to put too much pressure Hulu developers. We discuss the Apple NetBook rumors and Robbie gives the worst reason ever for owning an Apple NetBook.
A fantasy band is chosen for our weekly, "Keep or Delete." Each week we download and review the free iTunes song of the week and decide whether we're going to keep or delete the file. This week's artist:
MEDL Mobile has committed $2.5 million to the development of Apps submitted via their web-based App Incubator, which allows users to submit their App ideas for applications for a variety of mobile platforms.
A delay in
the approval of SlingPlayer’s release on the App store, followed by
rumors that AT&T isn’t too thrilled about the idea of the streaming
device making its way to the iPhone, has led to speculation that the
wireless carrier is seeking to have the software rejected from coming
to the iPhone.