Apple seems to be planning to model its iPhone sales model after what it did with the iPod. That move could be a boon for emerging market growth.
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Could there be more iPhones under the Christmas tree this year than iPods?
Even with form-factor optimized software and a strong supply chain of commoditized components, Android can't manage to put a dent in Apple's iPod media player device sales.
Initial data from NPD Group shows that iPad sales in April aren't cannibalizing Mac sales after all, though iPod sales are down.
HTC has fired back at Apple, filing a complaint of its own over five patents and calling for the halting of iPhone, iPad and iPod sales in the U.S.
Taiwanese handset maker HTC has hit back against Apple by filing a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC), claiming that the Cupertino giant is violating five of its patents.
It seems that yesterday's NPD data which suggested that Android had a 28% market share and the iPhone a 21% touched a nerve at Apple HQ and prompted a response. But Apple's response interestingly bundles the iPod touch in with iPhone sales, seriously fudging the numbers.
The netbook market is being devoured by the Apple iPad, according to a new report.
Apple reports strong Mac sales but slipping iPod sales for the holiday quarter.
Apple will have a tablet computer available in time for the holidays, but has not yet decided on a sales model.According to a published rumor by Scott Moritz of The Street, the device, a larger version of the iPod touch, "will have a 9 or 10-in.
I generally agree with my friend Andy Abramsom and greatly respect his opinion. He posted today on why he thinks the upcoming rumored iPod touch will be huge for VoIP and multimedia, but I don't think it will have as big of an impact with the teen crowd as he indicates. This new device is rumored to have an integrated microphone, digital camera, and 64GB of memory. I agree that the savvy traveler may desire to use this new device to connect via WiFi and place and receive inexpensive VoIP calls. However, this same traveler can do this now with the iPhone and SIM card removed so I don't think there will be a huge impact in iPod touch sales due to the microphone
Apple once again defies the global economic slowdown and posts its best ever non-holiday revenue and earnings.
Updated: Barnes & Noble has outlined its answer for Amazon's Kindle: A partnership with Plastic Logic, which will launch an eReader in early 2010, and plans to open its e-book sales to multiple platforms.In a statement Monday, Barnes & Noble said its e-book store will allow customers to buy books and read them on the iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry and Windows and Mac PCs.
The blogosphere is abuzz about about the prospect of an Apple tablet coming in 2010. According to a note written by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster (via Silicon Alley Insider) Apple is developing a tablet-based computer that will be positioned between the iPhone/iPod touch and its MacBook lineup of notebooks:The idea is that it'd be better for surfing the Web, watching movies, and reading books than the iPod or iPhone, but not powerful enough that it would crush notebook sales.
Piper Jaffray's just completed its 17th bi-annual teen survey and the results show that iPod sales are reaching a plateau with teens and that the market may be saturated.A whopping 92 percent of students said they currently own a digital media player which is up from 87 percent a year ago.
When is negative growth a positive thing? In this economy, any growth that stays in-line with Wall Street expectations can be viewed as a good thing - though it's still too early to call.
For those of you keeping a tally of iPod and iPhone sales so far, here are some graphs for you.
updated: Apple, which has grabbed headlines recently over the health of CEO Steve Jobs and its withdrawl from the annual Macworld conference, today reported a first quarter profit of $1.61 billion, or $1.
Sales of Apple's Mac and iPod lines bounced back last month following a poor performance in November, helping the company's performance in those areas pull slightly ahead of Wall Street's estimates for December, according to AppleInsider.
According to online retailers Amazon.com and eBay, online sales surged on Black Friday as consumers looked for good deals on Wii games consoles and the iPhone and iPod touch. But what's your preferred shopping method?
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