Here are the key numbers from Apple's product event in Cupertino.
Latest from Natalie Gagliordi
IT research houses will take a day or two to collect their thoughts on the Apple-Intel deal, but the blogosphere has been blazing with the news ever since CNET reported the rumor last Friday. The weekend’s skeptics were silenced once Steve Jobs made it official today, and latest reports say Wall Street isn't all that impressed with the move.
If you had to guess which companies get the most attention on our news sites (News.com and ZDNet News) you'd probably come up with a list similar to this: Microsoft, Google, Apple, Intel, and IBM; and you’d be right.
Which direction Apple takes as it builds on it success of its iPod and iTunes business and moves to Intel chips is among the biggest question marks in the tech industry. SiliconValley.
Intelliseek's BlogPulse posts today: "Whoa. Apple's CEO Steve Jobs make a decision, and the blogosphere erupts.
" We believe the Mac Mini will increase the percentage of iPod-toting Windows users who purchase a Mac by almost threefold" News.com: Analysts like Needham's Charles Wolf think that Apple's new lower cost Mac is going to be a hit.
What can ERP vendors learn from Apple? A lot according to Meta Group analyst David Yockelson.
AMR Research’s Bruce Richardson writes about what he calls "predatory supply chains," situations where manufacturers through exclusive contracts monopolize key inputs leaving competitors high and dry, especially in new growth markets. Richardson introduces the idea with Apple's iPod.
Apple didn't spend much stage time explaining the tokenization process that underpins Apple Pay, but the method is seen as one of the most secure and fraud proof payment mechanisms available.
Apple Park's 1,000-seat, glass cylinder auditorium will be named the Steve Jobs Theater, in honor of the late co-founder, who would have turned 62 this Friday.