Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- A $399 iPad Mini? Wrong way, Apple.
- Apple releases OS X Mavericks for free.
- Mac Pro available in December, starts at $2,999.
- Apple TV plays hooky again at iPad event, all eyes turn to 2014.
Apple just missed a big opportunity when it came to the pricing on its new iPad Mini.
The Cupertino, Calif., company on Tuesday unveiled its newest tablets, the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display, both with improved specs and features. It also will offer the older versions of those devices at lower prices, continuing its trend from the tablets' early days. However, this time around, Apple actually increased the price of one of its new devices, selling the iPad Mini with Retina for $399 instead of its predecessor's starting price of $329. And it dropped the original Mini's … Read more
Classic Wall Street.
After a two-week tear in which Apple's stock climbed nearly 9 percent, shares fell $1.5 on Tuesday after the company refreshed its tablet computer line with the introductions of the iPad Air and iPad Mini with retina display.
After dropping as low as $508.03 in morning trading, Apple's shares rallied, touching a high of $528.45 before giving back all the gains to close at $519.9. But today's decidedly meh reaction from investors was less a sign that Wall Street's on-again, off-again affair with Apple was off again as it … Read more
Apple has rolled out a new version of iWork that lets you collaborate in the cloud with other people.
Announced today at Apple's iPad launch event, the new iWork uses Apple's iWork Beta service to let you share and work on files in the Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps.
Demonstrating the new feature, Apple Internet Software and Services Vice President Eddy Cue showed how he was able to make changes to a document that was just created by iWork Vice President Roger Rosner. The changes made by different people show up in real time.
"You can even … Read more
The iPhone 5S was available for only 10 days in September, yet it still outscored Samsung's Galaxy S4 in US sales, says a new report.
Overall, Apple sold 4.8 million iPhones last month, according to Counterpoint Research data obtained by the Guardian. That number gave it a 38 percent share of the US smartphone market for September and pushed Samsung to second place after being on top since May.
The 5S snagged the No. 1 spot, followed by the Galaxy S4. The 5C has been overshadowed by its more robust cousin, yet it still managed to take home … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Modern manners: what's the protocol for dining alone with your device?
- New type of hacking combines blackmail for digital extortion.
- Neiman Marcus offers $1.5 million outdoor entertainment system.
- Sono concept device attaches to your window; offers peace, quiet.
For every iPhone 5C activation in the US, there are 1.9 iPhone 5S activations, according to mobile analytics firm Localytics. Globally, the gap widens to 2.3 iPhone 5S devices per iPhone 5C. Still, the difference is much better than a couple weeks ago when Localytics found that the iPhone 5S outpaced the iPhone 5C by a factor of 3.4.
The smaller gap in the US indicates … Read more
Boost, a unit of Sprint, said Monday that Apple's latest smartphones will be available on November 8. It's both the latest and one of the last carriers to offer the two phones.
Apple typically pushes its new iPhones to the large big-box retailers and national wireless carriers before expanding the distribution to partners focused on prepayment customers. Virgin Mobile, Sprint's other prepaid business, got the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C last month. A smaller number of users purchase the iPhone prepaid because … Read more
You've been given the task of making the first TV ad for Apple gold iPhone 5S. What do you do?
Do you feature a King Midas, played by Zach Galifianakis? He has everything -- even a full set of gold teeth and majority ownership of Goldman Sachs -- but not the one thing he's been craving all his life.
Maybe you prefer to feature a man selling his McMansion, his Mercedes and his membership of the local golf club, just to get a golden iPhone?
On the other hand, you can just have a little molten gold crawling … Read more