With the launch of the Flip video camera in May 2007, the camcorder market has never been the same. Flip brought video creation and sharing to the masses, which meant even more footage of cats riding skateboards. (We can't thank them enough for that.)
Consumers embraced the convenience, simplicity, portability, and affordability of Flip's "point and shoot" video camera. It has few buttons, records video on an internal chip, and uploads MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Jul 13, 2009 10:00 AM ET
The still photos of the iPhone 3GS debut in Singapore Friday (see here) don't quite do justice to the magnitude of the event.
To get a better feel for what it was like to be there that night, check out the video pasted below. It was shot by customer No. 10 -- a student named Satya -- with his new phone as he walked back through lines that seem to go MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 12, 2009 6:22 PM ET
Steve Jobs is not the only one who knows a thing or two about event marketing. Check out Damian Koh's photos of the launch of the new iPhone 3GS in Singapore Friday night.
By 8 p.m., according to SingTel, Apple's (AAPL) exclusive local carrier, between 1,500 and 2,000 eager customers had gathered outside company headquarters for the festivities, with many more expected over next two days.
"On average," executive vice president Yuen MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 11, 2009 1:18 PM ET
There were only four customers in the queue to buy an iPhone 3GS when I showed up at Apple's (AAPL) flagship Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan Tuesday afternoon for what I'd been told would be the lunch-hour crush.
This is where I'd hoped to see iPhone demand collide with iPhone supply. I saw nothing of the sort.
Although Apple's availability widget shows red "sold out" lights for selected models in every state MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 7, 2009 3:21 PM ET
AT&T's (T) widely leaked "best-ever sales day" memo ticking off the records set on June 19, 2009 -- the day it began selling the iPhone 3GS -- is packed with superlatives but notably lacking in numbers. (See memo below.)
Unlike Apple (AAPL), which reports on a quarterly basis how many iPhones it has shipped, AT&T keeps its unit sales figures close to its chest.
The new memo trumpets the fact that iPhone MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 3, 2009 8:30 AM ET
Here's an interesting measure of how effectively Apple (AAPL) can whip the tech world into a frenzy -- even without Steve Jobs there to stir things up.
According to a report issued Monday by Nielsen Online, "anticipatory buzz" in May drew more than 55.7 million unique visitors to Apple's website -- more than double that of Hewlett Packard (HPQ) and 25 times the site for Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox.
The buzz got even MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 30, 2009 5:51 AM ET
The iPhone availability widget is back -- new and improved -- and it's showing spot shortages of selected iPhones at Apple (AAPL) stores across the United States.
The availability tool, which appears on Apple's website in times of scarcity, was last seen in the summer of 2008, when demand for the iPhone 3G was heavy and supplies short.
When it reappeared on Friday, only 29 of Apple's 257 stores were displaying shortages of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 28, 2009 7:45 AM ET
Those 1 million iPhone GSs sold last weekend represent a "remarkable achievement," writes RBC Capital's Mike Abramsky in a note to clients issued early Tuesday, especially considering the new iPhone's relatively narrow international distribution (8 countries vs. 21 last year).
But according to Abramsky, it's the old iPhone 3G -- newly priced at $99 -- not the new 3GS, that will drive global sales this fiscal year.
"While early buyers appeared to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 23, 2009 11:00 AM ET
According to CNBC's Jim Goldman, at least two Apple (AAPL) employees have told him they saw Steve Jobs at the company's Cupertino, Calif., campus on Monday.
Jobs took a medical leave in January to deal with what he initially described as a hormonal imbalance, but which was apparently serious enough to require a liver transplant.
For nearly six months, Apple spokespeople would say only that they looked forward to their chief executive returning MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 23, 2009 6:15 AM ET
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