A collection of dire warnings from the past puts this week's alarms into perspective
Three days after ZDNet ran a piece entitled "Coming Soon to a Mac Near You: Serious Malware": Daring Fireball's John Gruber has posted, under the headline "Wolf!" more than a dozen variations on the same theme.
They date back to 2004 and all sound a familiar warning: Apple (AAPL), having achieved critical mass in the market place, is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 5, 2011 7:41 PM ET
New Sandy Bridge iMacs expected shortly
[UPDATE: The store is back up with new iMacs on display starting at $1,199.]
As expected, Apple's (AAPL) online store early Tuesday displayed its Post-it yellow "We'll be back soon" note, the universal sign that a new product is about to be released.
This time the new entry is widely expected to be an updated iMac, the workhorse Apple desktop that hasn't been refreshed since July 27, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 3, 2011 8:33 AM ET
The head of hardware engineering sold 99% of his beneficially owned shares on Monday
Steve Jobs may be content to let his 5,546,451 shares of Apple (AAPL) rise and fall with the vagaries of the stock market, but some of his executive staff are a bit more attentive to their holdings.
One of the more pro-active traders is Bob Mansfield, Apple's senior vice president in charge of Mac and iPhone hardware engineering. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 27, 2011 1:59 PM ET
A Hunch survey -- and a clever infographic -- offer an antidote to reductive name-calling
In the polarizing discourse of the Internet, people who prefer Microsoft (MSFT) Windows PCs over Apple (AAPL) Macs and vice versa slip easily into a kind of high-tech intolerance, trading insults like schoolchildren and dividing the world into mactards and wintards.
That's what's so refreshing about the infographic released Friday by Hunch, a crowd-sourced recommendation website spearheaded MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 24, 2011 5:46 AM ET
Most professional analysts blew it in Q2, but you wouldn't know it from their post-mortems
Horace Dediu, who writes a blog called Asymco and was featured in this space last fall for the uncanny accuracy of his Apple (AAPL) earnings estimates, was beating himself up Thursday morning for missing the company's Q2 2011 iPad unit sales number so badly. Even though his iPhone estimate was the best of the 48 analysts MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 21, 2011 12:15 PM ET
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President Obama sat down with Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook's Town Hall yesterday, weighing in on everything from the economic recovery to immigration and Medicare. When it came to technology, he reiterated the need for more engineers and programmers. "I always hear stories about how we can't find engineers, and MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 21, 2011 10:11 AM ET
While the rest of the PC industry lost ground, Apple's computer sales were growing
Once again, Mac sales zigged while PCs zagged.
In a note to clients Monday afternoon, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster summarized data from the NPD Group for the last quarter:
In the month of March, U.S. Mac sales were up 47% year over year, driven by the new MacBook Pros that started shipping Feb. 24.
That 47% uptick followed growth of MORE
Gartner's picture of the computer industry would look very different if it included the iPad
The blue line is the PC market as Gartner defines it with the iPad's growth thrown in. The green line is PCs running Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows. The red line is Apple's (AAPL) Macintosh. The orange line is the Mac plus the iPad.
Want more? Read Horace Dediu's analysis at Asymco.com.
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Bloggers vs. Pros: A $2 billion MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 14, 2011 5:10 PM ET
Estimates from the analysts we polled range from 3.34 million to 3.87 million
Apple's (AAPL) computer line celebrated a unusually merry Christmas in its first fiscal quarter of 2011, selling more than 4 million Macs for the first time it its history.
In what was a difficult quarter for the rest of the PC industry, Mac unit sales were up 23% year over year.
None of the 43 analysts we polled -- MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 9, 2011 11:56 AM ET
Apple's break-out notebook, says an analyst, may represent a new category: the quasi-tablet
With so much attention focused on the iPad, J.P. Morgan's Mark Moskowitz chose Monday to change the subject.
He issued a note to clients that focused instead on the fastest growing member of Apple's Mac line: The MacBook Air.
According to Moskowitz, revenue from Air sales tripled and units quadrupled year over year after Apple (AAPL) cut the price, added MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 4, 2011 3:39 PM ET
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