Author Archives: Philip Elmer-DeWitt
  • Apple's financial results for fiscal Q2 2014 due out April 23

    The conference call with analysts will be webcast live at 5 p.m. Eastern.

    FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) Monday posted the date and time of the company's earnings report for the second fiscal quarter of 2014 on its Investor Relations website.

    Date: Wednesday April 23
    Time: 2 p.m. PT, 5 p.m. ET

    I'll be traveling around Europe for most of April, but will be covering the news from Paris, the gods of Wi-Fi permitting.

    - Mar 31, 2014 6:46 PM ET
  • Apple v. Samsung II: How to follow the case on Twitter

    Get up-to-the-minute developments from any screen connected to the Internet.

    FORTUNE -- Couldn't make it to San Jose for the second "trial of the century"? Made it to San Jose, but couldn't get into U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh's courtroom to watch Apple (AAPL) do battle, once again, with Samsung?

    Not to fear, Twitter is here.

    Tweeting from courtroom are some of the best tech and legal reporters in the business (although expertise in one area doesn't guarantee it in the MORE

    - Mar 31, 2014 4:59 PM ET
  • Apple v. Samsung II: What the pundits are saying

    Jury selection for the second "patent trial of the century" starts Monday.

    FORTUNE -- A multibillion dollar Apple (AAPL) patent infringement claim against Samsung -- its second in two years -- goes to trial Monday.

    In the grand tradition of print journalism -- where your story had to hold up even as it was outpaced by events -- reporters planning to cover the proceedings filed their "walk-ups" over the weekend.

    For a subject as arcane as U.S. patent law, a surprisingly wide range MORE

    - Mar 31, 2014 11:03 AM ET
  • Apple chart of the day: From 66% revenue growth to 9.2%

    Without a new product, says a prominent amateur analyst, Apple may be stuck below 10%.

    FORTUNE -- Robert Paul Leitao manages a Los Angeles Catholic Church by day, but his real devotion is to Apple (AAPL).

    When I first met him, Leitao was running The Mac Observer's Apple Finance Board, which he moved to LinkedIn a few years ago and renamed AAPL Independent Analysts. He also founded the Braeburn Group, and every quarter he pulls together his members' estimates for Fortune's Apple MORE

    - Mar 30, 2014 1:15 PM ET
  • Apple ends Q2 down 3.5%

    The Street is looking for 0.4% earnings growth with revenues off -0.1% from last year.

    FORTUNE -- A ho-hum three months.

    That was the consensus of Apple (AAPL) analysts Saturday, the last day of the company's second fiscal quarter of 2014. (See Yahoo snapshot, attached.)

    Ho-hum also describes the performance of Apple's share price for the quarter -- down about $20 (-3.5%) while the broader market was scoring modest gains (S&P 500 up 0.8%).

    That's a bit out of character, given Apple's past and its future prospects.

    The spreadsheet below shows the MORE

    - Mar 29, 2014 1:16 PM ET
  • Video: In 84 seconds, the best of Macworld/iWorld 2014

    Soundbites from an all-star cast of Apple watchers.

    FORTUNE -- For my money, the best thing these days about Macworld/iWorld (the event) is the panel of writers and editors Macworld (the magazine) pulls together each year to discuss the future of Apple (AAPL).

    If, like me, you couldn't make it to this week's expo, the attached video from Thursday's panel may have to do.

    It's a compilation of soundbites from some of the smartest Apple watchers in the business: Jason MORE

    - Mar 28, 2014 9:37 AM ET
  • Report: Android apps are more stable than Apple's iOS apps

    Apps crash more frequently on iPads and iPhones than on Samsung's Android devices.

    FORTUNE -- Quentin Hardy may be forgiven for looking at the attached charts and seeing what he expected to see.

    Summarizing a new report on the failure rate of mobile apps, he wrote in Friday's New York Times that apps running on Google's (GOOG) Android operating system crash more frequently than apps running on Apple's (AAPL) iOS.

    "iOS 7.1 has the fewest crashes," he adds, "most likely thanks MORE

    - Mar 28, 2014 8:40 AM ET
  • Video demos: Microsoft's Office running on Apple's iPad

    Word, Excel and PowerPoint finally landed Thursday on Apple's family of tablets.

    FORTUNE -- For Apple (AAPL) iPad users who -- for whatever reason -- are wedded to Microsoft (MSFT) Office, this is a big deal.

    The official demonstration of Office for iPad started at the 10 minute mark in Microsoft's Thursday press event, right after CEO Satya Nadella, the newly appointed successor to Bill Gates and Steve Balmer, delivered his "mobile-first, cloud-first" marching orders.

    The new apps are available on MORE

    - Mar 27, 2014 6:32 PM ET
  • Chitika: Mavericks is Apple's most popular Mac release yet

    Five months out, users running OS X 10.9 are driving 40% of Chitika's Mac Web traffic.

    FORTUNE -- The report issued Thursday by Chitika Insights calls it "the power of free" -- a reference to the price Apple (AAPL) charged Mac users to upgrade to Mavericks, the latest version its flagship operating system.

    Sampling its ad network last week -- five months after Mavericks' release --  Chitika found that 40% of its clients' page views were coming from Macs MORE

    - Mar 27, 2014 12:26 PM ET
  • The Kremlin drops Apple iPads, buys Samsung Galaxy tablets

    The Russian Ministry of Communication denies it's blowback from the crisis in Ukraine.

    FORTUNE -- Yes, the Russian government has dropped its American-made Apple (AAPL) iPads in favor of Korean-made Samsung tablets.

    But no, the change -- spotted by reporters covering the Kremlin -- has nothing to do with the invasion and annexation of Crimea, the freezing of Russian assets or the threat of further sanctions against Vladimir Putin's government.

    That's the word out of MORE

    - Mar 27, 2014 8:06 AM ET
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Philip Elmer-Dewitt
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
Editor, Apple 2.0, Fortune

Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for

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