Tempers flared and motions flew when Apple balked at $138,432 for two weeks work.
FORTUNE -- My colleague Roger Parloff has posted a fascinating back-channel account of the rapidly deteriorating relations between Apple (AAPL) and Michael Bromwich, its court-appointed e-book antitrust monitor.
The trigger, as it so often is, was money.
"On October 24," Parloff reports, "Apple liaison [Kyle] Andeer angered Bromwich by sending him an email questioning Bromwich's proposed $1,100 hourly fee and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 3, 2013 12:23 PM ET
A subsidiary's reservation website briefly went live Monday night, came back Wednesday.
FORTUNE -- The attached screen grab comes from a website registered by a subsidiary of China Mobile Limited (CHL) in Suzhou, a city of 5 million just west of Shanghai.
The site went live late Monday local time, and began reserving appointments for customers interested in buying the iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C.
UPDATE: A China Mobile spokesman told CNN's Beijing MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 2, 2013 11:26 PM ET
Kantar reports that nearly half were switching from other brands, chiefly Samsung and LG.
FORTUNE -- When Apple (AAPL) released a pair of new iPhones in September, demand was so lopsided in favor of the more expensive (by $100) model that many on Wall Street assumed that the pricing on the cheaper iPhone was some kind of blunder.
The iPhone 5S continues to outsell its more moderately price sibling -- by three to one in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 2, 2013 2:05 PM ET
With Amazon Prime Air, your purchases could soon be hovering in a sky above you -- but technological and political hurdles will likely get in the way.
By Clay Dillow
FORTUNE -- The perks of an Amazon Prime membership just keep getting curiouser and curiouser. Amazon (AMZN) -- which announced just last month that it is teaming with the U.S. Postal Service to begin making Sunday deliveries -- late Sunday unveiled MOREDec 2, 2013 1:20 PM ET
In 4 days of holiday shopping, 83% of mobile sales were made via iOS, 17% via Android.
FORTUNE -- By the time Horace Dediu posted the attached chart on his Asymco.com site, the IBM (IBM) Digital Analytics Benchmark data on which it was based had already been updated. But the broad picture hasn't changed. Over the four-day weekend, Thursday through Sunday:
Online holiday shopping (desktop and mobile) in the U.S. was up 14.5% MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 2, 2013 11:14 AM ET
It looks like it might be an iPad Christmas after all.
FORTUNE -- Some Apple (AAPL) analysts didn't wait for stores to open on Cyber Monday before weighing in on early reports that iPad sales were leading the 2013 holiday buying frenzy.
Here's what we've seen so far. More as they come in.
After spot-checking Black Friday weekend sales, Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore raised his price target to $625 from $575. "We have become MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 2, 2013 8:36 AM ET
NetApplications' November report shows steady gains by Android's Jelly Bean version 4.1.
FORTUNE -- Tim Cook likes to trot out Net Applications' monthly reports to show that although Apple's (AAPL) iOS ceded market share this year to Google's (GOOG) Android in terms of devices sold, it continues to dominate the Web in terms of devices used -- i.e. connected to the Internet and generating the online sales and ad revenues that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 1, 2013 7:20 AM ET
Apple climbed $36.27 (7%) in three and a half days amid early signs of an iPad Christmas.
FORTUNE -- "I think it's going to be an iPad Christmas," Tim Cook told analysts last month, and it looks like he may be right.
Apple (AAPL) shares closed at 556.07 Friday, up $37.37 (7%) for the week amid signs that tablets were among the hottest sellers at the start of the 2013 holiday buying frenzy, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 30, 2013 11:07 AM ET
The tech giant can say 'thanks' for a solid quarter, but questions about the long term plan still remain.
FORTUNE—Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has plenty to be thankful for this holiday weekend. The company's fourth-quarter results, reported earlier this week, came in better than expected. HP's revenue for the quarter, $29.1 billion, beat Wall Street analysts' projections, as did earnings. As a result, shares of the company soared nearly 10% the day after MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 29, 2013 3:00 PM ET
The $138,432 he charged for his first two weeks on the job is the least of Apple's objections.
FORTUNE -- Michael Bromwich is driving Apple (AAPL) crazy.
This should not come as a surprise. Bromwich, appointed by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote last month to make sure Apple does everything she ordered when she found Apple guilty of conspiring to fix the price of e-books, is an old hand at this kind of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 29, 2013 11:20 AM ET
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