Apple Unveils a Mightier iPad Mini

Apple on Tuesday unveiled its second-generation iPad mini, the successor to the diminutive tablet it debuted at about this time last October. And the device is largely as we said a few weeks back it would be. Uncrated at what’s likely to be Apple’s final event of the year, the new mini is similar in … Continue reading

Has Apple Hit a Wall in China?

When Apple reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter back in April, CEO Tim Cook touted the period as the company’s “best quarter ever in Greater China,” and celebrated the eight percent growth it had seen in the region. Three months later, Apple’s trajectory in China has taken a decidedly different turn, and Cook’s upbeat … Continue reading

February the Cruelest Month for Apple Supply Chain

For Apple’s component supply chain, February is typically a sluggish month, but this past February was quite a bit worse than usual. Sales data for a group of component suppliers that generate more than half of their revenue from Apple fell significantly during the month of February, says Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White, a … Continue reading

Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls Greenlight Lawsuit “Bizarre” In his first public comments since Apple was sued on the subject, Apple CEO Tim Cook dismissed a lawsuit brought last week by Greenlight Capital concerning a proposal on the company’s proxy statement as “bizarre” and a “silly sideshow.” Speaking at a Goldman Sachs conference in San Francisco, Cook said Apple won’t make any … Continue reading

The surprising (and untold) genius of Steve Jobs

“Apple Inc.’s disappointing earnings have generated a firestorm of media pontification – mostly bears saying that Apple’s good days are gone,” Peter Sims writes for MarketWatch. “It is far too soon to tell. Apple CEO Tim Cook has stepped into the hardest shoes to fill of any leader in recent history, and the key to … Continue reading

Five myths about Apple

“This fall, Apple chief executive Tim Cook formally apologized for the company’s mistake-filled mobile map application, which became a national joke for its screwy geography. The misstep focused new attention on the legendary company and how it has fared since the death of Steve Jobs in October 2011,” Darrell Etherington writes for The Washington Post. … Continue reading

Steve Jobs is still very much guiding Apple

“Steve Jobs may not be managing Apple any more, but we haven’t really entered the post-Jobs era yet,” Sascha Segan writes for ITProPortal. “Because product cycles are long, the new Apple gadgets we’re seeing now are all devices Jobs had a real hand in creating. It’ll be at least another six months before we see … Continue reading

People are calling for this Apple executive’s head over half-baked Maps

“Who’s to blame for Apple’s disappointing Maps experience?” Alyson Shontell reports for The Business Insider. “Fingers are pointing at Apple iOS software Vice President, Scott Forstall, and some say he should be fired over the mess,” Shontell reports. “Maps isn’t Forstall’s first let down either. Last year he unveiled Siri on the iPhone 4S, another … Continue reading