While Apple's share of the tablet market has dropped in recent months, there seems to be little for Cupertino to worry about -- the iPad is still the king with nearly 50 percent of the market, with Samsung a distant second.
Last Thursday, data from IDC reportedly showed that Apple's Mac shipments had shrunk by 0.2 percent. There's just one problem with those numbers: Gartner doesn't agree, and even claims Mac market share actually grew just a bit.
With the iPad mini flying into stores this Friday, some might see the end of the road for Google's Nexus 7 tablet -- but manufacturer Asustek claims that's not the case, with shipments fast approaching seven digits each month.
On the heels of Monday's report about Lightning to 30-pin Adapters beginning to ship to early customers, it now appears that Apple is also starting to ship preorders for the fifth-generation iPod touch as well.
Although the next iPhone isn’t expected until the fourth quarter, Apple appears to be “significantly” reducing orders for the current iPhone 4S model by as much as 25 percent, which could see current quarter sales drop below Wall Street expectations.
Apple is a bit tardy with new MacBook Pros, with rumors swirling that the beefed-up notebooks are going to become more like the MacBook Air, and at least one analyst predicting the death of the super-sized 17-inch model.
It goes without saying that we live in challenging economic times, although you wouldn’t know it to look at companies like Apple Inc., who have been lifted ever higher with each passing financial report. A new report claims that smartphone makers have started cutting back on fourth quarter chipset orders over economic concerns -- and that includes the mighty Apple as well.