The results of a hard-to-predict quarter are coming out a little late this year
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) fourth fiscal quarter of 2012 -- which closed last Saturday, Sept. 29 -- was supposed to be even weaker than the third.
As CEO Tim Cook explained to analysts last July, Q3's earnings were reduced by customers who put off buying an iPhone after reading press reports that Apple was working on a new MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 2, 2012 5:50 AM ET
An heir apparent to Steve Jobs was in charge of both Siri and the new Maps app
FORTUNE -- There's no shortage of embarrassing instances where Apple (AAPL) Maps "fell short" -- as Tim Cook's public apology put it -- but on Friday Canadian reader John Garner pointed me to a particularly striking one.
Jason Matheson, a fellow Canadian with a knack for Mac programming, ran a quick Xcode script that compared MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 29, 2012 11:45 AM ET
Offers users alternatives: Bing, MapQuest, Waze and Google and Nokia's Web apps
FORTUNE -- For Apple (AAPL) watchers looking for signs that the company changed after Steve Jobs died, here's one for the books.
On Friday, his successor, Tim Cook, issued an apology to Apple customers:
"At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 28, 2012 9:06 AM ET
Only 4 stores in smaller cities had iPhones 5s available for sale, and only for Sprint
FORTUNE -- Noting that Apple (AAPL) can't build iPhone 5s fast enough to meet demand, a slightly defensive Gene Munster on Friday rattled off the reasons Piper Jaffray still believes Apple will sell at least 49 million units in the quarter that starts next week:
65% of consumers surveyed last summer said they planned to buy an iPhone MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 28, 2012 7:39 AM ET
The original touchscreen smartphone can still draw a crowd
FORTUNE -- One week after the iPhone 5's Sept. 21 debut in nine countries, Apple (AAPL) launched the new phone in 22 more: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
We scoured YouTube for videos early Friday, and this is what we found:
Stockholm and Malmo:
Barcelona MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 28, 2012 6:20 AM ET
The search giant has been coy about what it did -- and what it's doing now
FORTUNE -- The assumption behind much of the nonstop coverage of Apple's (AAPL) cartographic crisis is that the damage was entirely self-inflicted. Apple rolled its new iOS Maps app out before it was ready and its mobile users -- wandering the globe without a trustworthy electronic atlas -- have paid the price.
But it takes two MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 26, 2012 10:22 AM ET
Most of the jaw-wagging about the new iPhone misses the point: Apple has made its iconic gadget radically faster in one single move.
FORTUNE – By now, many are aware of that new record: 5 million iPhone 5s during its first week. For its part, Apple (AAPL) has done a good job marketing features like its meticulously machined thinner body and an even trimmer "Lightning" charging cord. But does it warrant MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 26, 2012 6:37 AM ET
"Don't be fooled," writes an analyst. "This is an epic launch."
FORTUNE -- Topeka Capital's Brian White, whose $1,111 price target for Apple (AAPL) is the highest we've seen from a mainstream analyst, issued a note Tuesday offering four reasons the market (which at one point Monday had knocked $16 billion off Apple's market cap) misread the significance of the 5 million iPhones sold last weekend.
"iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Were a Blowout MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 25, 2012 8:27 AM ET
On the other hand, 9% of iPhone owners say they're going the other way
FORTUNE: The fact-packed pie chart above is part of a larger infographic posted last week by Ask Your Target Market, a roll-your-own market research start-up. This one was created by co-founder Lev Mazin and was based on an online survey of 600 smartphone owners completed Sept. 17.
I'm not familiar with the firm and can't vouch for the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 25, 2012 7:42 AM ET
Apple sells 5 million iPhone 5 units during week one; why it's hip to be Square.
Fortune launches new daily app for the iPad [FORTUNE]
Beginning with the current issue, iPad users can experience Fortune soup-to-nuts in a dashboard on their tablets. The magazine content is interspersed with daily news and analysis in an easy-to-swipe news app. It's the best of Fortune in a mix of free and paid content.
We have insightful daily commentary from bloggers MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 24, 2012 12:55 PM ET
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