As most know by now, normally Apple hosts the big product reveals in San Francisco. Since this year has been unusual for the company in that we still have yet to see a new iPhone and there hasn't been the usual music event, you can add one more to the list according to a new report. Apple may be going a bit on the lighter side for the new iPhone reveal.
Apple is seriously breaking with tradition this year, throwing fans and tech press alike a giant curveball as the month of September winds to a close without the company’s annual media event. But sit tight -- according to sources, we’ll probably see invites flowing to the media within the next week, with the big event scheduled for October 4.
Remember all the hand-wringing and analyst prognostications about gloom and doom at Apple if and when CEO Steve Jobs ever stepped down? Apparently the folks on Wall Street don’t, because Apple’s stock is flying high since Tim Cook stepped into the CEO shoes nearly a month ago.
With the newly revamped free iCloud service fast approaching its fall release, one of the warts in Apple’s otherwise beautiful system has been gaining a lot of attention in recent months: The inability to consolidate multiple Apple IDs into one, particularly for existing MobileMe users stuck with one for iTunes purchases and another for everything else.
Almost curiously on the heels of the criticism of Steve jobs' lack of a public record of philanthropy, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today that the company has launched a new charitable matching program for its employees. The company is offering to match employees' personal charitable contributions up to $10,000 per year.
There is little doubt that China is the next location for explosive growth for Apple, where in recent months fake stores have popped up on the radar to take advantage of the company’s popularity there. Soon, mainland China will enjoy a 3G-equipped iPad 2 like the rest of us, as well as a retail store opening in neighboring Hong Kong.
There’s no doubt that new CEO Tim Cook’s intentions are pure. As Apple’s Board of Directors swiftly confirmed, there is no one more capable of stepping into Steve Jobs’ shoes, and no one more eager to stay true to Apple’s culture and DNA. But no matter how much wisdom Steve has imparted on Cook or how many late-night phone calls they have, decisions no longer go through Jobs. And as with any regime change, things will be different, no matter how reassuring Tim’s words are.
Now, that doesn’t mean Apple’s going to suddenly start selling iPhones with slide-out keyboards, but some noticeable changes might be in store over the next year or so. Click through for a look at what we might be seeing a little different this time next year.
Steve Jobs mentioned his firm belief in Tim Cook that he'll be able to handle the duties of CEO just fine when he wrote his resignation letter to Apple's board this week. Now it appears Apple's board feels the same way about their new CEO, as they presented Cook with a tidy bonus in an SEC filing. What's the bonus, you ask? Oh, just 1 million restricted shares of Apple stock!
Roberto Baldwin finds it so hard to sing goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
There really was only one Apple news story this week; no use pretending otherwise. Sure, there were a couple other stories about Google or someone else, and we'll mention a couple of them, but the big news was the big news. After a successful run, the like of which we have never seen, Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs, stepped down from his position steering Apple's day to day operations. So let's cue that highlight reel of the one and only, Mr. Reality Distortion Field.
We already know how most of you feel about Steve Jobs’ departure as CEO of Apple this week, but what about some of the company’s manufacturing partners in Asia? A new report claims that the resignation will have minimal impact on them, particularly because new CEO Tim Cook was already overseeing most of that business in the first place.