Right on schedule, Apple's latest pair of tablets are on store shelves. Around the world, that is.
Retail sales of the iPad Mini and fourth-generation iPad began in New Zealand -- where it's already well into Friday -- and are now rolling into other countries.
The launch is Apple's biggest yet for an iPad at 34 countries, up from the 10 that got the company's third-generation model in mid-March.
The U.S. Supreme Court spent this morning wrestling with an obscure section of copyright law that could curb listings of used DVDs, CDs, books, and even GPS devices through marketplaces including eBay and Amazon.com.
Large copyright holders -- including software companies, the Motion Picture Association of America, and the Recording Industry Association of America -- have urged the court to limit Americans' right to resell legally purchased products manufactured outside the United States.
Many of the justices seemed skeptical. Justice Stephen Breyer suggested that the copyright holders' reading of the law would invoke a parade of "horribles,&… Read more
Apple's knack for surprises held up in its quarterly earnings today.
The company narrowly beat expectations on revenue, but missed on profits.
Buoyed by sales of the iPhone and iPad, the company reported revenue of $36 billion and profits of $8.2 billion, or $8.67 per share, for the quarter ended September 29.
Wall Street expected Apple to report $35.80 billion in sales, with earnings per share of $8.75. Apple's own forecast for the quarter was $34 billion, with earnings per share of $7.65.
"We're very proud to end a fantastic fiscal … Read more
Sprint Nextel's losses widened in the third quarter as the company prepares to shut down its older Nextel network. It also reported it sold 1.5 million iPhones in the quarter.
The company, which is being bought out for $20 billion by Japan's Softbank, reported today that it lost $767 million, or 26 cents per share, compared with a loss of $301 million or 10 cents per share in the same quarter a year ago. Net operating revenue was up for the quarter to $8.76 billion from $8.33 billion during the third quarter last year. Analysts … Read more
Hackers broke into keypads at more than 60 Barnes & Noble bookstores and made off with the credit card information for customers who shopped at the stores as recently as last month.
The company discovered the breach on September 14 but kept it quiet while the FBI attempted to track the hackers. Hackers broke into the point-of-sale terminals at 63 stores across the country, including locations in New York City, San Diego, Miami, and Chicago.
Since discovering the breach, the company has uninstalled all 7,000 point-of-sale terminals from its hundreds of stores for examination. Although only one terminal in … Read more
Apple is reportedly on the verge of changing up its iPhone sales strategy in India to bolster sales in the region.
Citing a source familiar with Apple's strategy there, The Wall Street Journal says Apple plans to open up distribution of its iPhone to a considerably larger network of sales partners, all with the aim of making the device available outside of direct sales by local carriers.
The big reason for all this? Apple's iPhone footprint in India is a tiny, and actually on the decline. The Journal points to data from IDC that shows Apple garnered just … Read more
Samsung got a much-needed break from the courts today, as an appellate court overturned a sales ban on its Galaxy Nexus phone.
Today's ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found that the district court in California "abused its discretion" in imposing a preliminary injunction on Galaxy Nexus sales.
The appeals court decision means that the case will go back to the court in California to be reheard, according to Reuters.
The appeals court found several flaws in Apple's arguments for a Nexus ban.
In one example, Apple claimed that the … Read more
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