It's been a confusing week for both sellers and buyers at the App Store -- the venue for third party software that is the best thing to happen to the iPhone (except maybe the price cuts) since it arrived more than a year ago.
The iPhone 3G is OK, if you manage battery consumption very carefully. And Mobile Me is slowly getting up to speed (see here). But the App Store MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 9, 2008 4:51 AM ET
The number of offerings on the App Store -- the venue for independently produced programs that helps distinguish Apple's smartphone from all others -- hit 1,001 on Monday night.
That's roughly double the number that were available when the store opened just over two weeks ago (on July 11, the same day the iPhone 3G went on sale), and includes popular games like Texas Hold'em and Crash Bandicoot, business tools like MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 29, 2008 9:38 AM ET
The barricades are still in place outside the glass cube of Apple's (AAPL) flagship store on Fifth Avenue, and the line of customers still snakes down to 58th Street.
To the amazement of Apple staffers handling the crowd, hundreds of shoppers were lined up Thursday afternoon for a chance to buy an iPhone 3G - 14 days after it first went on sale.
"I thought by now everybody who wanted one would MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 24, 2008 7:36 PM ET
After suffering severe product shortages -- and frustrating untold numbers of would-be buyers -- Apple by fits and starts seems to be getting its iPhone 3G supplies in order.
Thanks to a pair of free tools that have emerged to take advantage of Apple's raw data feed of store-by-store availability, we're getting a much better picture of the company's supply and distribution problems than is afforded by the availability widget on MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 24, 2008 8:04 AM ET
Well, not quite. As of Sunday 9 p.m., according to Apple's (AAPL) availability widget, there were three stores in the United States that still had iPhone 3Gs in stock:
New York City, Fifth Avenue: White 16GB only
Pleasanton, Calif., Stoneridge Mall: Black 16GB only
Salem, N.H., Rockingham Park: White 16GB only
What would the world look like without that widget? Below the fold, Justine Ezarik (iJustine) gives us a peek:Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 21, 2008 3:51 AM ET
Eight days after Apple's new iPhone went on sale, an international team of programmers announced on Saturday that the device had been "pwned" -- hacker jargon for "controlled" or "compromised."
The loosely organized group, which calls itself the "iphone-dev team," played an important role in the worldwide dissemination of the original iPhone, releasing a series of tools that allowed the device to run third-party software and to work in countries where MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 20, 2008 7:50 AM ET
Fasten your seat belts.
Although Apple should report better-than-expected quarterly earnings after the close Monday -- it almost always does -- its shares could be in for a bumpy ride on Wall Street.
Apple's (AAPL) stock price -- having bungee-jumped from $200 in late December to below $120 in mid-March and then back up to $190 in mid-May -- has been drifting lower ever since, despite the high-profile launch of a new MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 18, 2008 10:38 AM ET
That first weekend of iPhone 3G sales was a very profitable one for Apple (AAPL), based on some quick back-of-the envelope analysis.
We know from Apple that the company sold at least 1 million iPhones in those first three days. We know from a teardown published by iSuppli Monday roughly how much the phones cost to build. We know their retail price and have some pretty good estimates of how much MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 16, 2008 11:26 AM ET
Shoppers hunting for iPhone 3Gs can still find them -- if they're willing to get up early and, in some cases, drive long distances.
As of 6:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday, all three models (8GB black, 16 GB black or white) of the hot-selling device were sold out in 21 states, according to Jim Neal, a retired PR man living near Kansas City who took the time to check each of Apple's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 15, 2008 7:37 AM ET
UPDATE: Apple on Monday issued a press release announcing that it sold its 1 millionth iPhone 3G on Sunday. News from the company has apparently overtaken Gene Munster's analysis, below.
"iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend," said Steve Jobs, according to the press release. "It took 74 days to sell the first one million original iPhones, so the new iPhone 3G is clearly off to a great start around the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 14, 2008 7:50 AM ET
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