Here's bit of upbeat economic news to brighten a gloomy Monday.
On Aug. 1, a London-based investor who calls himself "Tommo_UK" posted a message on The Mac Observer's Apple Finance Board asking anyone who had bought an iPhone 3G to provide three pieces of data: the serial number (with a few digits X'd out), the date of purchase, and the first 13 digits of the so-called IMEI number.
The International Mobile Equipment MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 6, 2008 8:42 AM ET
There are 29 colorful little buttons displayed on Apple's "Coming Soon" page -- its official list of countries where the iPhone 3G is scheduled to launch before the end of the year -- and carriers in some of those countries have let it be known that their launch day is Friday, Sept. 26.
Whether the phone will come to the entire list -- which runs the alphabetical gamut from Botswana to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 25, 2008 12:34 PM ET
Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 3G and the G1 with Google (GOOG) unveiled on Tuesday have a lot in common.
Both are smart phones designed for users who want easier access to the Web than is offered by the current generation of RIM (RIMM) BlackBerries.
They share a lot of features -- high res (320 x 480 pixel) color displays, motion sensors, support for GPS and Bluetooth 2.0, and venues for third-party apps. And MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 24, 2008 8:24 AM ET
Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, one of the most bullish -- and closely watched -- of the more than two dozen analysts who track Apple Inc., has raised his estimates for the company's fourth quarter, which ends next Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Based on the latest retail sales data from the NPD Group, Munster writes in a report to clients issued Monday that he is "incrementally more confident" in Apple's unit sales for its MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 22, 2008 8:25 AM ET
If you move fast, you might be able to snatch one of the last remaining 8 GB iPhones in California. It's at the Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara. All the other Apple stores in the state -- including the company's flagship outlets in Los Angeles and San Francisco -- have run dry of what has turned out to be the most popular version of the device.
And California is not MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 20, 2008 11:39 AM ET
If you have an iPhone 3G power adapter that looks like the photos at right, stop using it immediately.
That's the word from Apple Inc. (AAPL), which is warning users that in certain conditions those little metal prongs can break off, get stuck in the power outlet and give you a very bad shock.
According to a press release issued Friday:
"Apple has received reports of detached prongs involving a very small percentage MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 19, 2008 6:18 PM ET
Sales of Macintosh computers continue to grow year-to-year, but their rate of growth is slowing, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster reported Monday in a note issued to clients.
Based on data released at midday by the NPD Group, Munster estimates that Apple will sell 2.8 to 2.9 million Macs and 11 million iPods in its fourth fiscal quarter, which ends Sept. 30.
The Mac numbers represent year-to-year unit growth of 29% to 34%, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 15, 2008 4:06 PM ET
ChangeWave is probably best known as a purveyor of e-mail get-rich-quick investment tips. But it also runs a monthly survey of its 15,000 subscribers that has proven to be a pretty good barometer of tech buying trends. Its latest report, issued Sunday, offers bad news and good -- bad for the industry, good for Apple (AAPL).
The bad news, based on the 4,416 responses it received, is that planned consumer spending MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 15, 2008 9:07 AM ET
Steve Jobs waited until the end of his keynote address on Tuesday to announce the news that iPhone owners had been waiting for: a software update with fixes for the device's many bugs.
"It's a big update," he promised as he ticked off the benefits of iPhone 2.1: fewer dropped calls, improved battery life, dramatically faster back-ups, new performance enhancements and - he added three times for good measure - "it MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 12, 2008 6:31 PM ET
According to AT&T, the outage that took down a major data network across much of the northeastern United States overnight Wednesday was brand agnostic -- any wireless device using its EDGE network was affected.
But by all accounts, it was mostly iPhone users who complained -- vociferously -- in e-mail messages, in Twitter postings, on Apple and AT&T forums.
At DSLReports.com, where many of the early complaints were posted, there were message MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 3, 2008 2:47 PM ET
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