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Dutch iPhone carrier challenging Apple's exclusive European contracts

01/04/2011, 05:01 pm

National Dutch phone carrier KPN has reportedly decided that Apple's exclusive iPhone contract with Mobistar in Belgium is illegal, and has begun offering the iPhone in Belgium through its Base subsidiary.


2011 marks Apple's tenth anniversary of Mac OS X, iPod, Apple Retail

01/03/2011, 05:01 am

As Apple begins 2011 by opening its new Mac App Store and expanding its partnerships with Verizon, later this year the company can look forward to celebrating the tenth anniversary of three of its greatest successes: Mac OS X, the iPod, and the company's uniquely successful retail initiative.


Report: iPad will grow 250% in 2011 at the expense of PCs

12/31/2010, 03:12 pm

A new report claims tablet sales will more than triple next year, but says Apple will hold on to its dominant position with the iPad, jumping from 14 million units in 2010 to 36 million next year.


Apple to expand CPU design group beyond iPad A4

12/31/2010, 01:12 pm

Apple is seeking to hire engineers to design a new CPU micro-architecture, expanding upon its acquisitions of two fabless chip design companies and the release of its new A4 application processor used in the iPad and iPhone 4.


Report: Apple slows iPad production, Kindle matches shipments

12/29/2010, 03:12 pm

Shipments of Amazon's Kindle from suppliers in Taiwan reached 1.6 million units in December, matching the month's estimated iPad production, although Apple is ramping down to accommodate the coming new version, a new report says.


Report: Apple ordering 65 million iPad screens for 2011

12/29/2010, 01:12 am

While most market estimates figure Apple will sell 45-48 million iPads next year, the company has reportedly placed orders with suppliers for 65 million 9.7 inch iPad displays.


Apple targeting iPad at corporate buyers with Verizon

12/27/2010, 04:12 pm

Apple is working with carrier business teams at Verizon Wireless to "drive adoption of iPad in enterprise accounts," following an initial push aimed at consumers.


Samsung to rival Apple's iPod touch with Android Galaxy Player

12/27/2010, 01:12 pm

Samsung, the world's second largest mobile manufacturer, intends to release a media player device aimed at Apple's iPod touch, and says it will unveil the new Galaxy Player at CES.


Obama calls Steve Jobs' success prime example of American wealth

12/23/2010, 12:12 am

During a speech Wednesday, U.S. President Barack Obama referred to Apple CEO Steve Jobs as an example of the "American dream" and one whose wealth should be celebrated.


HP's Jon Rubinstein slams Android, takes on Apple's iPad

12/22/2010, 06:12 pm

The Wall Street Journal has posed its interview with HP's Jon Rubinstein, shedding additional light on the firm's future plans for webOS in light of his past as a top engineer working with Steve Jobs at Apple and NeXT.


Verizon reportedly sees iPhone as "essential to future success"

12/21/2010, 02:12 pm

Verizon is "still excited" about launching Apple's iPhone early next year "to combat slowing Android momentum in the US," according to analyst Shaw Wu of Kaufman Bros.


Apple TV, iTunes downloads slowed by Google DNS [u]

12/20/2010, 05:12 pm

Users experiencing slow movie rental downloads via Apple TV or iTunes should make sure they're not using a centralized domain name service such as Google DNS, which can dramatically slow down media access to Content Delivery Networks.


Google activating 300,000 Android devices per day, for free

12/09/2010, 04:12 am

Google's vice president of engineering Andy Rubin sent out his second tweet, this time announcing the company is now activating 300,000 Android phones each day. That's unlikely to have passed Apple's current activation rate for iOS devices, and Google is making no direct revenues from the widespread distribution of its software.


Apple owes Steve Jobs some money: $37.91

12/09/2010, 03:12 am

Steve Jobs has some unclaimed property, ranging from unclaimed wages at Apple to shares of IBM and Time Warner as well as unclaimed annuity and insurance checks.


iOS game designer Graeme Devine leaves Apple to make Mac, iOS games

12/08/2010, 07:12 pm

Graeme Devine, a member of Apple's iPhone Game Technologies group, is moving on to pursue an independent role in iOS game development.


Apple drops appeal of $21.7 million OPTi patent suit

12/07/2010, 06:12 pm

One day prior to its scheduled hearing, Apple has dropped its appeal of a $21.7 million patent infringement case won against it by OPTi Inc last year.


Mobiles, iPod touch killing off Nintendo DS, Sony PSP

12/07/2010, 04:12 pm

In contrast to all the "iPod-killers" imagined by Apple's competitors, new research quantifies just how much Apple's iOS platform has done to actually displace standalone gaming devices like the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP.


Apple co-founder offered first computer design to HP 5 times

12/06/2010, 10:12 pm

During a guided tour of a newly renovated computer museum, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak highlighted the fact that he had offered his original design for the Apple I personal computer to his former employer, HP, 5 times, but was turned down each time.


Old Navy piloting Apple's iOS EasyPay retail software

12/01/2010, 11:12 pm

Apple has launched a pilot of its EasyPay custom mobile retail software in a trial with Gap subsidiary Old Navy, opening a new market for the iPod touch in handheld payment transactions. [Update: This third-party report is erroneous, see here.]


Apple Global Data Center Director Olivier Sanche dies at 41

11/30/2010, 04:11 pm

Olivier Sanche, the head of Apple's global data center operations, died of a heart attack on Thanksgiving; he was 41.