Flash-based models such as the new iPod touch are increasingly upstaging Apple's hard drive-based players. Photo: Jon Fortt
In the iPod's world, storage isn't the selling point it used to be.
That's one clear lesson from the sales rankings at the Apple Store, which posts a regularly updated list of the most popular iPod models. Though the iPod classic, which uses a hard drive to store music and video, offers a whopping MOREJon Fortt - Oct 22, 2007 9:00 AM ET
Apple's cost to build the iPod classic is 11 percent lower than the previous verison, iSuppli estimates. Photo: Apple
Apple's (AAPL) redesign of the iPod classic has allowed the company to make better profits while also offering more storage, an analysis from researcher iSuppli has found.
The iSuppli numbers (below) help shed light on how Apple continues to make money off of its iPod line even as certain versions mature. iSuppli estimates MOREJon Fortt - Oct 21, 2007 3:19 PM ET
UN-PC. When is a PC not just a PC? When it looks like nothing you've seen before. Check out how some of the boldest companies, including Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Dell (DELL) and Apple (AAPL) are offering designs that defy convention while still packing Intel (INTC), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) or Microsoft (MSFT) inside. || NEXT>>Jon Fortt - Sep 18, 2007 9:00 AM ET
Dell (DELL) has begun shipping consumer laptops that use Samsung flash memory rather than a just hard drive to store data, the two companies said today.
The 2.5-inch SATA, 32- and 64-gigabyte solid state drives are shipping in Dell subsidiary Alienware's Area-51 m9750 gaming laptop and in Dell's XPS M1330 ultra-portable. Later this year, the company expects to make flash drives available on more XPS systems, Latitude business laptops and Precision MOREJon Fortt - Sep 10, 2007 8:05 AM ET
(1/9) SILVER AND BLACK. Seagate (STX), the largest maker of hard drives, today unveiled a line of Maxtor OneTouch 4 drives that bring some style to home data storage ($100 - $360). The drives, which work both with Apple's (AAPL) Macs and with PCs running Microsoft (MSFT) Windows, are the latest example of the company's determination to distance itself from competitors such as Western Digital (WDC). How? By becoming MOREJon Fortt - Sep 6, 2007 9:38 AM ET
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Apple (AAPL) computer users in more of the world can now use Google's (GOOG) Desktop software in their own language, Google announced today. Google Desktop for the Mac added nine languages: Chinese Simplified and Traditional, Dutch, UK English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.
Google now lists 10 language options for Google Desktop for Mac, which suggests it was previously available only in U.S. English.Jon Fortt - Aug 31, 2007 12:52 PM ET
(1/6) Sony's (SNE) latest lineup of Walkman audio players is gunning for Apple's (AAPL) iPod again, but this time Sony's using a bit more firepower. The A810 and S610 offer both audio and video, the first time Sony has matched the capabilities of the iPod and iPhone in the U.S. market. These devices also play mp3 and Microsoft's (MSFT) WMA format. But can these knock SanDisk (SNDK) out of MOREJon Fortt - Aug 30, 2007 8:55 AM ET
(1/7) Nokia (NOK) unveiled its line of multimedia phones, its attempt to take Apple (AAPL) and its iPhone and iPod lines head on. Nokia, the global leader in cell phones, has relatively modest share in the U.S. market, where Research in Motion (RIMM) leads in advanced phones and Motorola (MOT) leads overall. Today's announcement also puts the major U.S. carriers, Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (DT) MOREJon Fortt - Aug 29, 2007 1:30 PM ET
(1/8) IN THIS CORNER. SanDisk (SNDK), the number-two maker of MP3 players, is rolling out its latest challenge to Apple (AAPL) and the iPod: The Sansa Clip, which goes head to head with the iPod shuffle. The Clip is available in September, in black, red, blue and pink. While the shuffle is still smaller and sleeker, the Clip has a tiny screen, a tiny price tag, and other features MOREJon Fortt - Aug 27, 2007 7:42 AM ET
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