The number crunchers in Cupertino are notorious for conservative estimates when it comes to forecasting revenue for the next quarter, but Apple has managed to exceed Wall Street’s expectations yet again with $39.2 billion in revenue for their fiscal second quarter.
Yeah, we were pretty excited that Tim Cook was visiting Valve headquarters as Apple is really rocking out the gaming world lately. And yeah, we were pretty deflated when Apple went and shot down that rumor. But there were other things rocking out this week, so go take a peek.
Over the past eight years, Valve has perfected digital PC-game distribution through its storefront and community client, Steam. The service's importance to Mac gamers is huge -- remember when you needed a Windows rig to play Half-Life 2 or Team Fortress 2? Or try your hand at virtualization, or dual booting? Well, if recent rumors are true, the business relationship between Valve and and our favorite Cupertino company could be expanding.
After a relatively quiet morning on the Apple front, Tuesday wound up being quite busy with related news, including the announcement of Tim Cook’s appearance at this year’s All Things Digital conference and the availability of updates for the company’s pro video apps. Ready to read more? Then click on through to the other side and enjoy the day’s news for Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
It was hard to miss the big story of the day: Facebook is acquiring Instagram, which suddenly makes the furor over the photo sharing service finally arriving on Android pale in comparison to the hate being spewed at both companies today. But what about the little stories that fall between the cracks? Thankfully we’ve collected them here for your reading pleasure on this manic Monday, April 9, 2012.
Earlier this week, an interview with Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page claimed that Steve Jobs really didn’t hate Android as documented in his official biography. Now, the man who literally wrote the book on Jobs is setting the record straight, saying it was definitely not “for show.”
Longtime fans of Apple products may have done some hand-wringing when the CEO mantle passed from Steve Jobs to Tim Cook, but a new profile sheds light on how the current boss is thinking differently about management.
The weekend is here, and with comes the final installment of our daily recap for the month of March. But hey, don’t be sad or blue -- there will be plenty more tech news coming on Monday, when we jump head first into the month of April and see what new and delightful surprises the spring season might bring us. In the meantime, sit back and ride out the rest of March by catching up on the news for Friday, March 30, 2012.
March is rapidly winding to a close, but it continues to be an eventful month full of software updates (Retina Display and otherwise) and Apple-centric news galore, which today includes the release of audit results from Apple’s controversial manufacturing at Foxconn, as well as a detailed study on Cupertino’s tactical moves in the smartphone patent wars against Android. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get to reading the news for this Thursday, March 29, 2012.