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Earnings preview: Apple expected to deliver $25B quarter on 16.5M iPhones

07/19/2011, 10:00:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Trading at record levels ahead of its quarterly earnings report this afternoon, Apple is expected by Wall Street watchers to post its best June quarterly earnings ever, with nearly $25 billion in revenue on sales of 16.5 million iPhones.

46% of smartphone buyers prefer Apple's iOS, 32% choose Google Android

07/18/2011, 08:35:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

Among consumers who plan to buy a smartphone in the next three months, the iPhone is the top choice, with nearly half of all prospective buyers choosing Apple.

iBooks to boost Apple's iTunes into a $13 billion business by 2013

07/06/2011, 05:00:00 PM, Posted By Blake Steven

Apple's ubiquitous iTunes Store and its associated services are forecast to generate a staggering $13 billion in revenues during the company's fiscal 2013, growing at an expected rate of nearly 40% over the next three years as publishers trend towards its iBook format.

Nielsen: Apple's iPhone growing, Android flat as smartphone sales surge

06/30/2011, 03:55:00 PM, Posted By Slash Lane

Smartphone sales in the U.S. have become a majority of new mobile phone sales, and Apple's iPhone is leading that growth while Android has plateaued, according to the latest data from Nielsen.

40% of European smartphone buyers plan to buy iPhone next, 19% choose Android

06/24/2011, 01:30:00 AM, Posted By Josh Ong

According to a recent survey, smartphone purchasers in Europe are twice as likely to buy Apple's iPhone than a Google Android device as their next handset.

76% of iPhone owners plan to use Apple's iCloud, 30% interested in iTunes Match

06/21/2011, 01:45:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

A new survey of iPhone users indicates that Apple's iCloud service could gain 150 million users, while nearly as many are also interested in using iMessage.

WWDC survey finds 47% of iOS developers support Android, 7% write for Mac

06/13/2011, 07:50:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

A new survey of attendees at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference found that nearly half of iOS developers attending the conference support Android, while just 7 percent write applications for the Mac.

82% of US tablet market owned by Apple's iPad, The Daily loses $10M

05/05/2011, 12:20:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

A new survey of U.S. tablet owners found that 82 percent of users have Apple's iPad. Also, the heavily hyped iPad-only publication The Daily generated 800,000 downloads and lost $10 million in its first quarter.

Apple's iPhone draws more new customers to AT&T than Verizon

04/22/2011, 10:00:00 AM, Posted By Katie Marsal

About 22 percent of customers who bought the iPhone on Verizon last quarter switched from another carrier, while about 23 percent of AT&T iPhone buyers were new to that company.

AT&T iPhone activations up 33%, unaffected by Verizon, but 3G tablets prove weak

04/20/2011, 08:40:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

AT&T reported its quarterly earnings on Wednesday, revealing that it activated 3.6 million iPhones in the first quarter of 2011, a 33 percent increase from a year prior. Tablet activations, however, were much lower, at just 322,000.

Apple expected to report sales of 7M iPads, 17M iPhones for Q2 2011

04/12/2011, 08:45:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Apple is once again predicted to exceed expectations in its upcoming quarterly earnings call, with one analyst forecasting sales of 7 million iPads and 17 million iPhones in the second quarter of fiscal 2011.

Verizon iPhone 4 owners report fewer dropped calls than AT&T

04/05/2011, 09:00:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

Owners of Apple's iPhone 4 on the AT&T network are more than twice as likely to report dropped calls than Verizon customers, a new survey has found.

Cheaper iPhone could give Apple control of China's smartphone market

03/30/2011, 09:55:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

A new survey shows that Apple is poised to capitalize on an explosion in sales of 3G smartphones in China, with the iPhone the most popular option, though lower prices could give it the lion's share of sales.

Apple iTunes takes just 4% of US digital video market as Netflix dominates

03/15/2011, 09:55:00 AM, Posted By Katie Marsal

Netflix is the dominant player in America's digital streaming and downloadable video market, representing 61 percent of all viewings, while Apple's iTunes is in a three-way tie for third place with 4 percent.

'Amazing' demand for iPad 2 seen as 'insurmountable lead' for Apple

03/14/2011, 01:10:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Apple on Monday commented that demand for the iPad 2 at launch was "amazing," though the company declined to reveal actual sales figures. But with the device sold out virtually everywhere, one Wall Street analyst declared that Apple now has an "insurmountable lead" in the tablet market.

Apple attracts 70% new buyers with iPad 2 launch - survey

03/13/2011, 09:25:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

A survey of customers buying the iPad 2 at launch has found that 70 percent of those customers are new to the platform and did not own Apple's original iPad.

82% of future tablet buyers say they'll choose Apple's iPad

03/10/2011, 02:15:00 PM, Posted By Katie Marsal

A new survey shows Apple poised to dominate the tablet market yet again in 2011 with the iPad 2, as 82 percent of future tablet buyers said they would choose Apple's iPad over competing options like the Motorola Xoom and RIM PlayBook.

Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Crash or continue, push notifications

02/27/2011, 10:00:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Developers have noted two interesting features in progress within the Mac OS X Lion release, one being the ability to continue an application poised to crash, and a second being the foundation of push notifications in Mac OS X.

Survey of first Verizon iPhone 4 buyers finds limited AT&T cannibalization

02/10/2011, 03:45:00 PM, Posted By Sam Oliver

A small survey of 40 Verizon iPhone 4 buyers on launch day found that just 8 percent were previously AT&T customers, compared to 18 percent with Sprint and 13 percent with T-Mobile.

35% of companies, including Apple, have a CEO succession plan

02/07/2011, 08:15:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

While investors attempt to strongarm Apple's board of directors into publicizing their CEO succession plan, a recent survey found that just 35 percent of companies have drafted such a plan.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb more akin to Tablet PC than iPad

02/03/2011, 12:00:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

As Apple launched the first subscription app for iPad with News Corp., Google announced catchup steps for Android: new "Honeycomb" tablet support, a new web app store, and new in-app purchases all along the lines of what Apple delivered a year ago or more. But the next wave of Android tablets are far more like Microsoft's Tablet PC than Apple's streamlined, ultra simple iPad.

Samsung Galaxy Tab has 16% return rate, Apple's iPad just 2%

02/01/2011, 07:55:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

According to a new survey, 16 percent of those who bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab have returned the device to the store since its launch, compared with just 2 percent of buyers of Apple's iPad.

Adobe poised to build cloud features into Creative Suite 6 with Maestro

01/24/2011, 02:15:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

The forthcoming Creative Suite 6 from Adobe will add a number of new programs and features to the collection of software, including Maestro, a cloud-based service for syncing and sharing files.

Earnings Preview: Apple could beat revenue estimates by $2 billion

01/18/2011, 07:00:00 AM, Posted By By Andy M. Zaky, Bullish Cross, Special to AppleInsider

As investors continue to mull-over the consequences of Steve Jobs' abrupt and immediate health-related leave of absences from the company, Apple will be posting its fiscal first quarter results after the bell this afternoon. AppleInsider contributor Andy Zaky, of Bullish Cross, provides a closer look.

16% of AT&T customers plan to switch to Verizon for Apple's iPhone - survey

01/13/2011, 03:45:00 PM, Posted By Slash Lane

A total of 16 percent of AT&T customers indicated they would switch to Verizon if it began offering the iPhone, in a survey conducted before this week's CDMA iPhone announcement.

Apple expected to hold event by Valentine's Day to announce Verizon iPhone

12/29/2010, 06:40:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple is expected to hold an event "very soon," perhaps by Valentine's Day on Feb. 14, 2011, to unveil a new CDMA version of the iPhone compatible with U.S. carrier Verizon's network.

Survey finds 17% of homes with Apple's iPad have 2 or more tablets

12/21/2010, 10:50:00 AM, Posted By Katie Marsal

A newly released survey has found that 17 percent, or nearly one-fifth, of iPad owners have two or more tablet-style devices in their household.

Google announces eBookstore for Apple's iOS, alongside Android

12/06/2010, 12:30:00 PM, Posted By Katie Marsal

Google on Monday announced its entrance into the e-book market -- and competition with Apple's iBooks -- with the search giant's "Google ebookstore," for iOS and Android devices.

In battle of iPad vs. Android-based Galaxy Tab, 85% prefer Apple

12/02/2010, 07:55:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

A new consumer poll pitting the Samsung Galaxy Tab against the iPad discovered that an overwhelming majority -- 85 percent -- prefer Apple's touchscreen tablet.

Amazon Kindle 'rapidly' losing e-reader market share to Apple's iPad

11/30/2010, 03:35:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

As Apple's iPad continues its strong sales pace, the touchscreen tablet has narrowed the gap with Amazon's Kindle in terms of e-reader hardware market share.

PCWorld reliability survey: Apple 'smoked the competition'

11/30/2010, 09:05:00 AM, Posted By Katie Marsal

PCWorld this week released the results of its annual Reliability and Service Survey, and Apple won handily in the desktop, notebook and smartphone categories.

IDC: Android poised to pass Apple's iOS, Nokia's Symbian in Europe

11/29/2010, 11:30:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

Google's Android mobile operating system will pass Apple's iOS and Nokia's Symbian in 2011 to become the top smartphone platform in all of Europe, IDC has predicted.

Apple's 11-inch MacBook Airs 'flying off the shelves' alongside iPad

11/29/2010, 08:20:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple saw a healthy demand for all of its products across the board on Black Friday, but the iPad and new MacBook Air were particularly strong sellers over the weekend, according to financial experts.

34% of non-AT&T smartphone buyers wish they could buy Apple's iPhone

11/19/2010, 02:15:00 PM, Posted By Slash Lane

A new survey has found that more than a third of U.S. smartphone buyers on carriers other than AT&T wish they could have bought the iPhone, expressing buyer's remorse.

Netbook demand sinks as 80% of tablet buyers want Apple's iPad

11/02/2010, 10:00:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

A new survey has found that consumer demand for low-cost, low-power netbooks remains low, as touchscreen tablets continue to gain popularity. And Apple's iPad still dominates mindshare, even as competitors like Samsung and Research in Motion tout their own tablets.

Electronics giant Sony rumored for potential Apple acquisition

10/26/2010, 07:30:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

A new rumor has pegged Apple and its $51 billion in cash and investments as a potential buyer of Sony, prompting the largest trading volume of the Japanese electronics company in 3 months.

Apple: Q4 2010 Earnings Preview

10/18/2010, 07:00:00 AM, Posted By Andy M. Zaky, Bullish Cross, Special to AppleInsider

As the market grinds higher in anticipation of a second round of quantitative easing (QE2), all eyes are on Apple as the company sets to report fiscal earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2010 on Monday after the bell.

iPhone 4 and iPad shortages could temper upside to Apple's earnings

10/15/2010, 08:40:00 AM, Posted By Katie Marsal

Apple, which will disclose earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2010 on Monday, is expected to report profits in-line with Wall Street's estimates but may face trouble besting those predictions with its usual degree of flair due to shortages of two of its hottest products throughout the quarter.

Apple shares crack $300 en-route to new all-time high

10/13/2010, 09:40:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple stock rose roughly 1% in pre-marketed trading Wednesday to a new all-time high, surpassing the $300 milestone for the first time in the company's history.

One third of high school students choosing Apple for next handset

10/05/2010, 07:00:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

While a new wave of smart phones are believed to be chipping away at Apple's share of the portal media player market amongst high schoolers, interest in the company's iPhone among that same teenage demographic is up sharply since the launch of the iPhone 4 to a new all-time high.

Nielsen: Android overtakes Apple's iOS in latest US smartphone sales

10/05/2010, 02:05:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

New sales data from Nielsen shows that Google's Android mobile operating system was the top-selling platform in recent months, ahead of Apple's iOS, which powers the iPhone.

Google Android closes gap with Apple iPhone in consumer interest

09/30/2010, 03:20:00 PM, Posted By Slash Lane

A new survey of prospective smartphone buyers has found that hype from the iPhone 4 has died down, and Apple's smartphone is only slightly more preferable to consumers than devices running Google Android.

iPhone 4 remains sold out at half of Apple's US retail stores

08/12/2010, 08:10:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

The iPhone 4 remains in limited stock at Apple's U.S. retail stores seven weeks after its launch, suggesting that "antennagate" has done little to slow sales.

Online dating service finds iPhone owners have more sex partners

08/11/2010, 10:00:00 AM, Posted By Katie Marsal

Owners of Apple's iPhone on average have more sex partners by age 30 than those who own other handsets, and the iPhone takes more attractive photos than competing smartphones, a survey of users of an online dating service has found.

Saudi Arabia announces it will block BlackBerry service Friday

08/03/2010, 11:20:00 PM, Posted By Josh Ong

Saudi Arabia, citing security concerns, revealed Tuesday its intention to block some of Research in Motion's BlackBerry services beginning Friday.

Apple third fiscal quarter 2010 earnings preview

07/20/2010, 09:00:00 AM, Posted By Andy M. Zaky, Bullish Cross, Special to AppleInsider

As shares of Apple (AAPL) continue to fall under pressure due to negative market reaction to “Antennagate” and disappointing results from IBM, investors will now look for third quarter earnings to pull the company out of the doldrums.

Apple's recurring revenue stream: 77% of iPhone 4 sales were upgrades

06/25/2010, 09:35:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

With more than three-quarters of first-day iPhone 4 purchasers upgrading from a previous iPhone, Apple has successfully built a recurring revenue stream in which most users will upgrade every one to two years.

iPhone 4 demand predicted to drive Apple to 9.5M June quarter sales

06/16/2010, 09:40:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

With record breaking demand for the new iPhone 4 on the first day of preorders, one prominent analyst believes Apple will sell 9.5 million total handsets in the June quarter, while a new breakdown of preorders suggests popularity of the 16GB model.

AT&T sends out iPad 3G email leak acknowledgment

06/13/2010, 10:00:00 PM, Posted By Prince McLean

Following the web attack that enabled black hat hackers to obtain a list of private email addresses of its iPad 3G subscribers, AT&T has mailed out a vaguely apologetic acknowledgment of the event explaining what happened.

Apple's iPhone market share three times greater than Android in US

06/06/2010, 10:50:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

A new survey of U.S. smartphone owners found that 28 percent use a device running the iPhone OS, compared with just 9 percent on Google's Android mobile operating system.