Riddle us this: E-tail giant Amazon barely makes a profit in Q4 2012, yet their stock sees a gain of 10 percent, while Apple makes a huge profit during the same quarter and gets punished by its stockholders.
It's hard to believe almost a month has already gone by since most of us were preparing to celebrate Christmas, but January is rapidly winding to a close. Thankfully, we have some hot controversy brewing over a popular photo app getting yanked out of the App Store to keep us warm during this frigid first month of 2013, and there's plenty more to read about that you also might have missed...
CES is always a big show every year, even if it doesn't always produce much in the way of Apple or iOS news, but there was more than enough going on with Apple and its competitors. Amazon did a little something new with downloadable music, Russia made a giant iPhone model, and there was some confusion about cheap iPhones. Plenty more where this came from.
Happy iPad mini Day! If you happen to be standing in line somewhere waiting to buy your new little tablet pal, we've got a way to make the time pass just a little bit faster with a handful of stories you might have missed on Thursday. And hey, if you're curious what the iPad mini looks like inside, you'll be pleased to know that's one of the very news items you're about to read...
Amazon isn't going to take the iPad mini lying down, going on the offensive with a direct comparison between its $199 Kindle Fire HD and Apple's latest $329 media darling -- and they're taking the fight to their website homepage.
When Apple ditched Google Maps -- or even the native YouTube app -- from iOS 6, it did so as a means of further separating itself from dependency on outside companies. Cupertino loves providing intuitive functionality for its users, but it loves those options even more when the company is in total control. Today, word comes of Apple hiring Amazon's A9 executive William Stasior to head-up work on Siri. Could a more Apple-centric search be far behind?
With the potential iPad mini rumor still hot and fresh and percolating out there, we expect next week will be a hot week of leaks, "leaks," and speculation from unnamed sources. Heck, we even have a little of that this week. Meanwhile, other tablets are out there, breaking even, and we've got some reviews and some one on one comparisons. So let's go see what happened this week.
Ever wonder how Amazon can price its Kindle and Kindle Fire tablets and e-readers so amazingly cheap? The e-tailer hasn't found any secret sauce -- its CEO finally confesses that they're just selling them at cost.