Apple has paid out more than $2 billion to developers, $12 billion to music labels
Sometime in the next week or so, the zeros on the App Store countdown odometer will roll over and Apple (AAPL) will announce that 10 billion apps have been downloaded since the store opened two and a half years ago.
Asymco's Horace Dediu has used the approaching milestone to run series of analytical charts. The first group, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 17, 2011 8:37 AM ET
Today Apple launched its long-awaited Mac App Store, a desktop version of the popular marketplace that iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad owners already use to download mobile apps.
To access the new App Store, Mac desktop users need to download Mac OS X update 10.6.6. Afterwards, the App store icon appears in your dock, and once you enter and browse, they'll find it works similarly to the iOS app store, asking MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 6, 2011 6:10 PM ET
What the rumors about Apple's next tablet are saying, and what we think it has to have to stay competitive with Android and Microsoft Slate.
Ask people what they think of the iPad, and answers will vary. The word "magical" may be thrown around by some starry-eyed owners. "I don't get it," others will say with a shrug, while still others -- call them cynics, disbelievers, or just plain pragmatists -- MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 14, 2010 11:28 AM ET
But the overall picture is still more than 90% Microsoft Windows blue
NetApplications' Nov. 2010 operating systems report reminds us that despite all the talk about the growth of the mobile Web, the vast majority of global Internet traffic is still generated by PCs.
At first glance, the pie chart at right doesn't look very different from one we might have drawn a year ago. The Microsoft (MSFT) Windows and Apple (AAPL) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 3, 2010 8:08 AM ET
Apple's EasyPay point-of-sales devices could be its entree into a $15 billion dollar market
No sooner had Apple (AAPL) abandoned its efforts to break into the enterprise market through the back end -- pulling the plug last month on its Xserve server business -- than it seems to have found a way in through the front.
My colleague Seth Weintraub reported on his 9to5Mac blog Wednesday that Gap, Inc. (GPS) has begun MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 2, 2010 1:20 PM ET
Skyfire CEO Jeffrey Glueck explains how his newly approved browser works
The Skyfire browser, which has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times on Google (GOOG) Android devices, has just been approved as an application for Apple's (AAPL) App Store. It goes on sale at 9 a.m. EDT Thursday for $2.99.
The app gets around Apple's restrictions against Adobe (ADBE) Flash by converting Flash videos into an HTML5 format suitable for viewing MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 2, 2010 1:57 PM ET
Samsung calls the press to gather in New York in two weeks to announce a new Android product, likely to be available for the holidays.
Update: On second thought, the ticker seems to indicate that Samsung is going to update its Galaxy S line with a new product called Continuum.
I'm not sure what they have in mind but my bet is that Samsung is going to try to MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 25, 2010 11:09 AM ET
Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPod on Oct. 23, 2001, nine years ago today
Here are the stats:
Age: 9 years
Units sold: 278,545,000
Net sales: $47,833,000,000
Note the seasonal patterns of quarterly sales in the chart, with Sonic-the-Hedgehog-style Christmas spikes. Note also the major inflection points, when sales accelerated:Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 23, 2010 11:26 AM ET
The device will sell without a phone contract (or 3G hardware) in different markets around the world.
As was reported in August, Samsung will be one of the first to release a stand-alone iPod touch-like Android device. The YP-G50 runs on Android 2.1 OS and features 3.2-inch screen, 2MP camera, DLNA, Wi-Fi, 8 or 16GB internal memory, microSD card slot, GPS, SoundAlive, DivX support and FM Radio. (I had earlier posted the MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 20, 2010 4:13 PM ET
The iPhone without a phone now dominates Apple's aging line of music players
Both the iPod nano and the iPod shuffle were, at one time or another, Apple's (AAPL) best-selling MP3 players. But now, according to Steve Jobs' September iPod update, it's the iPod touch -- a considerably more expensive device, and one that generates a lot more revenue for the company.
Which makes it all the more curious that Apple -- MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 13, 2010 12:02 PM ET
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