The official explanation for seizing the devices at the airport never did make sense
On the face of it, Israel's decision Saturday night to allow iPads to be brought into the country was a straightforward reversal of a sensibly cautious import policy.
At least 20 iPads purchased in the U.S. had been seized at Ben-Gurion Airport, confiscated and held in storage for 45 shekels ($12) a day -- a fee that now MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 25, 2010 8:01 AM ET
From the Apple I (1976) to the iPad (2010), in high-res animation
Transparent House, a San Francisco-based 3D design and visualization studio, has released a lovely two-minute animation celebrating 34 years of Apple (AAPL) design.
The video, rendered with Autodesk's (ADSK) 3ds Max and the Chaos Group's V-Ray, took about 10 days to complete. It would probably have been easier to film the thing, but then it wouldn't have looked anywhere near MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 5, 2010 12:21 PM ET
Steve Jobs has created a new category, but by Apple's standards it's a small one
"I wouldn't bet against this product," said Piper Jaffray Gene Munster in the press scrum after Steve Jobs' presentation Wednesday. But when asked to estimate how many units Apple (AAPL) will sell this year, Munster -- one of the Street's more bullish analysts -- put his marker on 3.5 million.
Three and half million devices at anywhere MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 27, 2010 5:27 PM ET
Kaufman's chief Apple analyst sees strength in all three major product lines
In a note to clients posted Wednesday morning, Kaufman Bros.' Shaw Wu gave three reasons for raising his Apple (AAPL) price target to $253 from $235.
Record-setting iPhone shipments. Wu's 9.5 million estimate is 700,000 higher that the Street's consensus of 8.8 million and only 600,000 below Research in Motion's (RIMM) best-ever BlackBerry quarter.
"Strong momentum" in the Mac product line driven MORE
Some computer wishes seem to have come true this holiday season
Last time we looked -- on the eve of Cyber Monday -- there was a conspicuous discrepancy in Amazon's (AMZN) computer department between the "Most Wished For" and "Most Gifted" machines. Customers may have been hoping for Apples (AAPL), but it looked like they were getting Toshibas, Acers and Hewlett Packards (HPQ) instead.
One month later, on Christmas morning, that discrepancy MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 25, 2009 7:02 AM ET
Lily Sussman is back from Egypt with the laptop that got "blown up" at the Israeli border
Three weeks ago, an American student working in Cairo was questioned for two hours at the Israeli border before security officials confiscated her Apple (AAPL) MacBook, called in a sapper, and shot it full of holes.
Lily Sussman, 21, told the story on her blog, where it drew more than a thousand comments and a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 19, 2009 8:55 AM ET
A Florida university is providing each of its student athletes with a MacBook Pro
They get the glory. They get the cheerleaders. And now they get free MacBooks.
In what it claims is a first, the University of South Florida announced Wednesday that it is loaning all of its student athletes -- some 460 in all -- 13-inch MacBook Pros so that can keep up with their studies while on the road.
As MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 9, 2009 11:54 AM ET
But some people may not be getting the computers they hoped for this holiday season
On the eve of Cyber Monday, Apple (AAPL) Macs held the top three spots on Amazon's (AMZN) "Most Wished For" laptop list, as well as the top four spots on the desktop computer wish list.
But wishes are not horses -- or premium-priced Macs -- and judging from Amazon's "Most Gifted" lists, some of those Christmas wishes MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 29, 2009 6:59 AM ET
Apple's (AAPL) surprise announcement Tuesday of four new or updated product lines -- iMac, MacBook, Mac mini and a touch-sensitive "Magic Mouse" -- does at least three things:
Builds on the momentum created by the blowout earnings announced Monday
Gives customers a reason to reconsider Apple's desktop machines
Keeps the press from writing about Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows 7 -- set for release Thursday -- for at least another day.
The second point was underscored MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 20, 2009 2:39 PM ET
The rumors of a flurry of new machines were true
UPDATE: Apple's online store came back online shortly before 1 p.m. Eastern with new iMacs, a new MacBook, a new Mac mini and a new "Magic" Mouse (the Mighty Mouse having run into trademark problems). The products are displayed on the reconfigured website and described in a series of press releases:
The new iMacs
The new MacBook
The new Magic Mouse
Apple's website describes a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 20, 2009 10:21 AM ET
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