A graphical look at the state of play on the eve of another Apple special event.
FORTUNE -- Anticipating some iPad news out of Apple (AAPL) Tuesday, I'm trying to get a picture of the state of play in the global tablet market from published graphs and charts. Most of the attached are based on IDC data. If you spot any that are fresher -- or better -- please send them MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 21, 2013 2:25 PM ET
New iPads, OS X Mavericks details, and more? Our look at the odds of each being announced.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) faithful, get those credit cards ready. On Tuesday, the company is holding an event in downtown San Francisco that will almost certainly mean the unveiling of all-new iPads. But what else will Apple trot out? New Macs? New iPods?
We won't know for sure until 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern tomorrow, but here's MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 21, 2013 11:30 AM ET
Forget, for a few minutes, the new iPads Apple is set to unveil on Tuesday.
FORTUNE -- It's strange to be talking about last year's iPads a couple days before Apple (AAPL) shows off this year's models.
But how the old iPads held up a year after their release -- and in the face of growing competition -- will tell investors a lot about the lasting power of the new ones.
Last year's iPads MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 20, 2013 2:14 PM ET
The venue -- in San Francisco -- is larger than the site of last month's iPhone event.
FORTUNE -- What might Apple (AAPL) have up its sleeve for the Oct. 22 event it announced Tuesday? Among the rumored new products:
The iPad 5
The iPad mini 2
The new MacPro
Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"
Anything I've missed?
UPDATE: For a round-up of the rumors, I recommend Neil Hughes' What to expect from Apple's Oct. 22 event at AppleInsider.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 15, 2013 12:30 PM ET
Both Gartner and IDC show summer Mac sales down as tablets replace PCs in schools.
FORTUNE -- An Apple (AAPL) summer tradition -- strong back-to-school sales of the Mac -- finally got broken by the same disruption that has been draining growth out of the entire PC industry: The booming tablet market that Apple created when it launched the iPad in 2010.
Gartner and IDC released their third quarter PC shipment reports MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 10, 2013 7:33 AM ET
Pilots may love their iPads, but Delta, like most airlines, is a Microsoft Windows shop.
FORTUNE -- Many in the tech press reacted with incredulity to the news that Delta Airlines chose Microsoft (MSFT), not Apple (AAPL), to supply its pilots with cockpit tablets -- 11,000 in all.
After all, it's been two years since the iPad was approved for use by American Airlines as a so-called Electronic Flight Bag -- replacing 40 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 1, 2013 6:06 PM ET
A report from Bloomberg's Tokyo desk makes the rounds.
FORTUNE -- In the wee hours of Aug. 28, Bloomberg's Tokyo desk reported that Apple (AAPL) was planning to open a store in the city's upscale Omotesando district, its first store in Tokyo since 2005.
That was a story of only passing interest to anyone who doesn't live in the neighborhood.
But buried in the piece's B-matter, almost as an aside, was a paragraph MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 29, 2013 9:19 AM ET
In North America, 77% carry iPhones and 57% own Macs.
FORTUNE -- There were several surprises in Katy Huberty's summary Friday of a survey of 530 Morgan Stanley summer analysts and associates in North America (NA), Asia Pacific (APAC) and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
First, who knew that Morgan Stanley hired so many summer interns?
And who knew that they were so devoted to Apple's (AAPL) products?
Huberty doesn't make a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 23, 2013 6:22 AM ET
It wouldn't be a Munster forecast without an Apple television in it.
FORTUNE -- Jumping on AllThingD's report that Apple (AAPL) has scheduled a special event on Sept. 10 to introduce its latest crop of iPhones -- a rumor endorsed Monday with a "Yep" from The Loop's Jim Dalrymple -- Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster has issued his predictions for Apple's 2013-2014 product line-up.
"We believe now is the time to own shares of AAPL," he MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 13, 2013 9:13 AM ET
The reliability of its market research has been called into question twice in the past week.
FORTUNE -- It may be no accident that Samsung and Strategy Analytics both chose to locate their Korean headquarters in Seoul's prestigious Gangnam Building.
The Boston-based research and consulting firm does not advertise its roster of clients, except to say that they include "13 of the 15 top handset vendors."
But based on the number of reports MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 2, 2013 9:53 AM ET
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