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Apple’s Profit Still Climbs, but Pressure is Growing – New York Times

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Why Apple Can’t Quit Steve Jobs – ABC News

Despite Steve Jobs’ advice to never think about what he would do, the ghost of the visionary founder still rules at Apple two and a half years after his death, according to industry watchers. The late CEO’s voice is heard at the beginning and end of a video showing off Apple’s eco-friendly and futuristic-looking office space that gained renewed attention online this week — just another reminder of the inextricable link between Jobs and the brand he built. “Despite having been gone for two and half years already, we are still waiting to see what Apple will be like without him,” Eric Slivka, editor-in-chief at MacRumors, told ABCNews.com. “[Jobs'] legacy has carried on within the company and its executives are Read More

Apple stock split: Nice, but where’s the product? – CNBC.com

With India’s national election under way, some parties appear to have an edge as technology, social media and big data play a key role in connecting with voters. Apple stock split: Nice, but where’s the product? – CNBC.comhttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNHoxi6YIRgfbwyA3YG9url57U7AvQ&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778483255301&ei=MoxYU4CdIMOemQKXpQE&url=http://www.cnbc.com/id/101608060

Apple Q2 Earnings Live: Surprise! Better EPS, Stock Split, Bigger Dividend As … – Forbes

Apple Apple destroyed forecasts with a $45.6B quarter buoyed by strong gross margins. That, along with aggressive share repurchases, allowed the company to blow past earnings expectations and report $11.62 per share, against a consensus forecast of $10.22. The strong showing came on the back of Apple’s bellwether iPhone, of which the company sold 43.7 million last quarter. Beyond the current quarter, Apple also announced a dividend increase in May of 8%, a 7-for-1 stock split effective in June, and a $30 billion additional authorization to its stock repurchase plan. The stock is soaring after hours. Looking ahead to next quarter, the company’s guidance calls for $36-38B in revenue against $35B last year. With an expected gross margin of 37-38% Read More

Apple launches Beta Seed for OS X program for end users – Macworld

Ever dreamed of an opportunity to try out new versions of OS X before they’re released, but without having to pony up the $99 to become a registered developer? Well, that opportunity’s here: On Tuesday, Apple announced a new initiative, the OS X Beta Seed Program. As part of the Beta Seed Program, users can register to receive pre-release versions of OS X, starting with OS X 10.9.3, which is available beginning on Tuesday. By trying out the new software and providing feedback to Apple, users can help shape the direction of the company’s desktop computer OS. While a version of this program previously existed under the name “Appleseed,” that initiative was an invite-only affair that the company offered from Read More

iPhone 6 Size Compared to Galaxy S5 and Other Android Phones – Mac Rumors

Thanks, very nice to see them all side by side like that! :) I agree that last year’s One felt a tad too tall for its screen size. My initial reaction to the iPhone 6 here is similar, but I’m not as sure. The top bezel does look large but perhaps in combination with a really thin phone it would look good anyway. In any case I’m confident that the iPhone 6 will be a stunner to look at. (BTW if you feel like it, it would be awesome if you made the same comparison shots but with a 5.5″ iPhone too!) That’s what I’ve been thinking too. If it’s really thin, as in less than 7mm, it could Read More

Purportedly ‘leaked’ iPhone 6 case compared with iPhone 5s, Nexus 5 and Note … – Apple Insider

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 07:07 pm PT (10:07 pm ET) By AppleInsider Staff A video published on Wednesday compares a case supposedly built to wrap Apple’s next-generation iPhone with Google’s LG-made Nexus 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 phablet, offering new perspective on the device’s possible size. Source: Unbox Therapy via YouTube After pictures of purported “iPhone 6″ cases made the rounds online last week, YouTube channel Unbox Therapy got its hands on the product for a closer look. As seen in the clip, the case is substantially larger than Apple’s current iPhone 5s, which boasts a 4-inch screen. According to Unbox Therapy’s Lewis Hilsenteger, the dimensions imply the product was made for a device with a large screen, including Read More

Rumor: Apple’s ‘iPhone 6′ may sport curved edges, display glass – Apple Insider

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 04:29 pm PT (07:29 pm ET) By Mikey Campbell A report on Wednesday claims Apple’s next-generation iPhone may employ a curved chassis design and accompanying display glass, a vast departure from the substantially squared-off design used on existing Apple handsets. Squair’s “Curvaceous Bumper.” | Source: Squair Citing a “trusted source,” Japanese blog Mac Otakara reports the so-called “iPhone 6″ will sport “rounded” edges and a curved display glass much like the design seen on Samsung’s Galaxy S III. The publication’s sources have a decent track record in predicting future Apple product designs, especially regarding displays and screen tech. Aside from the Galaxy S III, Apple’s supposed iPhone design is akin to an existing iPhone bumper made Read More

April 25, Nokia Will Be Cash Rich, Shorn Of Its Money Losing Device Business – Forbes

Nokia Lumia 1020 Timing, as they say, is everything in life. That applies to corporations as well as to individuals.  Over the last decade, we have seen Motorola go from king of the mobile device hill to Gonzo.  It’s innovativeness was destroyed when Ed Zander became CEO and immediately started outsourcing those design aspects that allowed MOT to help invent mobile telephony in the first place and remain an innovator for decades. It’s hard to remember that at the turn of the millennium, Motorola was the phone everyone wanted and it was the company with the biggest, baddest market share.  Google bought Motorola for its patent position for about $13 billion. It has now sold MOT off for less than 25% of Read More

Nokia phone unit to be renamed Microsoft Mobile – Telegraph.co.uk

Microsoft’s line of Windows phones, that include the Nokia Lumia, have so far struggled to match the market dominance of Apple and Samsung and their more established devices. As part of the deal, Microsoft will take control of and manage the nokia.com domain and all official social media channels for a minimum of one year. Data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, a global consumer analyst, showed that as of February, Windows had a 10 per cent market share for smartphones in the UK, compared to a 32 per cent share for Apple‘s iOS and 54 per cent for Android. The company recently announced its first major update to the Windows Phone software, introducing a virtual personal assistant for the first time. Read More