Intuit is finally offering hope that there will be a version that runs on OS X Lion
Five years after it issued its last version of Quicken for Apple's (AAPL) Macintosh line -- Quicken for Mac 2007 -- Intuit (INTU) offered this belated assurance Thursday to any users who haven't already switched.
Maybe management took at face value the pundits' repeated warnings -- 56 since 1995, according to the Mac Observer's count -- that Apple's days were numbered.
UPDATE: Reader Al Mitchell points out that Quicken's Mac FAQ link in the letter below leads to a page that tells you where to buy the company's products, but offers no information about the Mac. "That's sure winning back my confidence," he writes.
Sterne Agee's Apple analyst sees lots of room for growth in PCs and mobile phones
In a note to clients issued Wednesday, Sterne Agee's Shaw Wu makes the case that Apple's (AAPL) shares, still down 8% from their recent highs, are a "compelling" buy. He offers four reasons:
"As much success as AAPL has had," he writes, "the company has only 4%-5% share in mobile phones and 4%-5% in PCs (12%-13% including MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 10, 2011 7:56 AM ET
When Apple released the latest version of its featherweight notebook last week, it killed the MacBook line and positioned the 11-inch Air as the "ultimate everyday notebook." But can it really be your one-and-only?
Billed as the "world's thinnest laptop" when it launched three years ago, Apple's (AAPL) MacBook Air always struck me as a notebook that was easy on the eyes but lacked muscle.
I enjoyed the svelte look and featherweight MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 27, 2011 12:24 PM ET
And other stories we missed while we were busy chasing down Apple analysts
It was an unusually busy week for Apple (AAPL), which released two new computers and a major overhaul of its flagship operating system the day after it reported earning that have more than doubled in a year. We covered the earnings and the subsequent pop in the stock price. Here are some of the stories we missed:
A pride MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 22, 2011 10:57 AM ET
Don't buy Apple's new operating system until you find a new home for your financial data
Apple doesn't tell you this, so we will.
With OS X Lion, the new operating system for Macs released Wednesday, Apple (AAPL) has just cut a significant tie to its past -- namely legacy programs like Intuit's (INTU) Quicken that were written for the old PowerPC.
As John Siracusa points out in his definitive and thoroughly entertaining MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 20, 2011 11:34 AM ET
Free for those who couldn't make it to San Francisco or didn't sign up before they sold out
The 5,200 developers who rushed to register before the $1,599 tickets sold out, flew to San Francisco to be there in person, and stood in lines that snaked around three city blocks say that the conversations that took place in the hallways between sessions were half the reason to attend the Apple (AAPL) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 24, 2011 11:44 AM ET
Average post WWDC loss: 5.4%. Average gain from the previous year: 56.8%
There was the usual gnashing of teeth on the Apple (AAPL) investor boards when the company's share price dropped $6.18 ($1.8%) Monday, the day of Steve Jobs' iCloud keynote.
Adding insult to injury, the stock continued to fall three out of the next four days. It closed Friday at $325.90, its lowest price since Dec. 2010, down 5.7% for the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 11, 2011 12:40 PM ET
Three major products, hundreds of new features, thousands of new programmer interfaces
"We're going to talk about three things today," Steve Jobs said at the beginning his keynote speech Monday. Then he and his colleagues proceeded to talk about hundreds of things -- so many that days later the reporters who watched the two-hour presentation and the developers who attended the week-long conference that followed were still trying to wrap their MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 10, 2011 5:30 AM ET
Apple cuts the cord that connected its mobile devices to Macs and PCs
12:00 p.m. PDT (3 p.m EDT) Jobs thanks the crowd for coming and hopes they have a great week.
In summary, Apple on Monday introduced three major new products: iCloud, iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion.
The most important was the one Steve Jobs chose to personally unveil: iCloud, a service that automatically uploads files you create on one MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 6, 2011 10:09 AM ET
Apple's pre-announcements -- of Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud -- have only made things worse
I've never see the Apple (AAPL) cognoscenti quite so confused. They're all in town for the Worldwide Developers Conference that opens Monday at San Francisco's Moscone West -- the first one since 2007 that doesn't feature a new iPhone. And without that shiny piece of hardware to anchor their thoughts, they seem to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 6, 2011 3:29 AM ET
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