If you’re in the market for a third-party charging cable or car charger for your MacBook because Apple’s own solutions are too expensive, you better act fast -- the sun may be setting for good on at least one company’s option.
When Steve Jobs talked up iBooks earlier this year, it sounded like it had the potential to put reigning e-book champions such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon on the ropes.
However, after six months of offering up downloadable text content to capable iOS devices, it appears that the once seemingly mighty contender hasn't been able to do much more than land a few rabbit punches. Despite the iPad's rabid popularity, neither major publishers, nor the book buying public have embraced iBooks.
After more than half a year online, Apple's iBook Store is still only offering up approximately 60,000 titles. When held up against the 700,000 titles offered by Amazon for their Kindle reader software and hardware solutions, Cupertino's library looks pretty weak. Did we mention that about half of the titles available as iBooks are also available from Project Gutenberg? C'mon Steve, this is embarrassing.
Once called a hobby, the Apple TV is now selling out in many Apple retail store locations across the country. Because of this, at least one research analyst is predicting sales of 1 million units per quarter, which is one-third the sales of the iPad.
Sharing Sound, LLC recently brought a lawsuit on a few different companies offering online music sales. The lawsuit was over a patent that Sharing Sound owned for the online distribution of digital music files. The companies mentioned in the lawsuit included Apple, Microsoft, Napster, Rhapsody, Amazon, and Netflix. Today, however, Apple has officially settled the patent dispute.
Many Apple fans around the world wouldn't be able to go a day without their beloved iPhone, and it appears that South Korea is no exception. Today KT Corporation, the local carrier of the iPhone in South Korea, announced that there have been one million iPhones sold in only 9 months.
There's no doubt about the success of the Xbox, but Microsoft's latest claim might have some scratching their heads. First it's iPhone "funerals," and now they're making some pretty bold claims about Kinect sales.
No doubt there'll be a lot of smiles on the faces of Apple's Board of Directors today. Why so happy? Well, it seems that the Chinese Government has approved the company's iPhone 4 handset for retail to billions of Chinese citizens.
Man, if you thought it was hard finding an iPhone 4 to buy now, just wait until the handset takes off in the Asian market.
According to Samsung, a recent slowing in computer sales came close to triggering an oversupply in RAM. It didn't quite get there, thanks to phones and servers keeping supply-and-demand stable, but if the slowdown continues the market may still be oversaturated come fall or winter.
For the first time in the history of the iPhone, the sales of our glossy friend have been overturned by Google's OS powered devices. Granted, there are many more Android-powered devices than there are iOS devices on the market, but the new Nielsen Company report makes us wonder about how these devices stack up in terms of sales.
Did you hear? Each and everyone of Apple's offerings print money--or at least you'd think so after listening in on the company's third quarter financial results released this afternoon via Quicktime, phone and as a good-old fashioned PDF earlier this afternoon. Listening in, you just knew it was going to be good news (as if there was ever any doubt,) from the enthusiasm in Peter Oppenheimer's voice as he made a few state of the union comments surrounding Apple's third-quarter, which ended in June, before getting down to the nitty-gritty.