Has Apple really sold its 10 millionth iPhone? That's what several bloggers are saying. But a closer look suggests that it might be a bit too early to pop open the champagne.
A joint project of AFB and Investor Village's AAPL Sanity has been collecting data about iPhone inventory. Using a Google spreadsheet, the group has been unofficially tracking iPhone production estimates using International Mobile Equipment Identity, or IMEI, numbers that are used to uniquely identify every GSM, UMTS, or iDEN mobile phone.
According to the spreadsheet, AFB is reporting that 9,190,680 iPhone units have been … Read more
In the aftermath of another vicious sell-off on Wall Street, CNET's Kara Tsuboi sits down with reporter Ina Fried to discuss what the tech sector is up against.
Republican party operatives in Missouri report the theft of a laptop containing privileged information. The laptop contained "information you'd expect the coordinator for a GOP national campaign to have," such as information on areas to target for support, said Tina Hervey, communications director for the Missouri Republican party.
Also in this podcast, Delta allows for in-cabin Web surfing. But some passengers have been browsing to sites where, um, … Read more
Digital City rundown Episode 1
How will the fiscal crisis change the way we buy tech and gadgets? First, note that from here on 28th street in NYC, we are a mere 2.9 miles from Wall Street. That may not give us as much skin in the game as the average investment banker, but...
Note also that the big new … Read more
Apple's iPhone 3G apparently created a summertime switch itch: 30 percent of all the smartphone's buyers bailed on their existing carriers in order to purchase the device, according to an NPD Group report released Monday.
AT&T has been the iPhone 3G's exclusive carrier in the U.S. since the smartphone was released in June.
According to the report, which covers June through August, 47 percent of those switching to AT&T to get the iPhone 3G came from Verizon Wireless, 24 percent from T-Mobile, and 19 percent from Sprint.
"While the original iPhone … Read more
"It is totally revolutionary, a game changer. One of the biggest Apple innovations in a decade. The MacBook manufacturing process up to this point has been outsourced to Chinese or Taiwanese manufacturers like Foxconn. Now Apple is in charge. The company has spent the last few years building an entirely new manufacturing process that uses lasers and jets of water to carve the MacBooks out of a brick of aluminum. (Yes, this sounded a … Read more
You know how some weeks you're churning along--going to meetings, putting out fires, and somehow tending your regular workload as well--and suddenly you look up and it's Friday afternoon? Yeah, that was this week at CNET Laptop HQ. So this digest will be in the form of a list, with witty commentary to return in seven days.
Products announced this week:HP's first 13-inch laptop, the Pavilion dv3500t; the Fujitsu LifeBook A1110, which features a groovy swappable lid design; the very non-Satellite-y Toshiba Satellite E105; also from Toshiba, a Netbook available only in Japan (for now); LG'… Read more
The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for the person who falsely reported that Apple CEO Steve Jobs had suffered a heart attack on Friday.
Jennifer Martin, a CNN spokeswoman told CNET News that SEC investigators contacted the cable-news broadcaster seeking information on the person who posted the phony story to iReport.com. The CNN-owned site is dedicated to hosting news submitted by members of the public.
The Jobs heart attack story was categorically denied by Apple but not before the company's stock was already in a steep dive. Shares of Apple fell more than 9 percent before rebounding. … Read more
Steve Jobs heart attack… not http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10057521-37.html
Music publishers keep same download rate, Apple keeping … Read more
CNN's iReport featured a story on Friday saying that a "reliable source" told them that Apple CEO Steve Jobs suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. Since then, Apple has denied the report, saying nothing of the sort happened. After confirming Apple's statement, CNN took the article down.
So it looks like Jobs is doing just fine. But then again, what if he wasn't? I'm willing to accept that he never had the heart attack (why would Apple lie?), but doesn't it beg the question of whether or not Apple should appoint an heir apparent?
I know, I know: some people believe Jobs' health is a private matter and should stay that way, but the stock price plummeted on an unsubstantiated report that Jobs had a heart attack. Can you imagine how far it would fall if it was true?
See, what too many seem to forget is that Jobs is the key to Apple's success and the figurehead that shareholders look to for safe-keeping of their money. Thousands of people are willing to put their retirements in the proper judgment of Jobs, and I think it's time Apple wakes up and realizes that simple fact.… Read more