Shares tumble $50 after-hours on disappointing iPhone sales and Q2 guidance.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) reported record earnings of $14.50 per share on sales of $57.6 billion Monday -- beating both its and Wall Street's expectations. But unit sales of the iPhone were less than expected and the company's guidance for the current quarter -- $42 billion to $44 billion -- was a disappointment to investors, who were anticipating a top MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 27, 2014 4:50 PM ET
CEO talks to ABC about what he can and can't say about Apple and the NSA.
FORTUNE -- Tim Cook got serious at the 2:20 mark in the attached 4-minute YouTube video.
ABC News' David Muir had finally stopped peppering Apple's (AAPL) CEO with questions about the company's next big thing and brought the subject around to the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance program.
A top-secret powerpoint slide leaked last June suggested that an NSA program MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 25, 2014 6:54 AM ET
Why is everybody all in Apple's business?
FORTUNE -- It's not just that so many industry experts think they know Apple's (AAPL) business better than Apple does, Time's Harry McCracken writes. It's that they feel empowered to state it as an imperative, often right in the headline: "Apple must..."
To illustrate, McCracken has posted a fully linked and mordantly annotated version of the list below, with date of imperative, who made it, what Apple MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 23, 2014 7:50 AM ET
No endless lines. No unruly mobs of scalpers. But more that a few customers did show up.
FORTUNE -- Despite a surprise appearance of Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook at China Mobile's (CHL) flagship store in Beijing, the long-awaited launch of the iPhone on the world's largest cell phone network got a "weak" and "muted" response, according to the first report in the New York Times -- a story datelined Tokyo that managed MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 17, 2014 9:01 AM ET
Sharp dissent among the commissioners who extracted a $32.5M settlement out of Apple.
FORTUNE -- There's fun to be had reading the documents that came with the Federal Trade Commission's announcement Wednesday that it had cut a $32.5 million deal with Apple (AAPL).
Apple was charged with letting kids spend millions on in-app purchases without their parents' consent. The company grudgingly agreed to settle.
The FTC's press release described the consent decree as a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 15, 2014 6:12 PM ET
Pre-orders for the iPhone at China Mobile are in the "millions," Xi tells the press.
FORTUNE -- After years of long-distance negotiations, the chairmen of Apple (AAPL) and China Mobile (CHL) staged their first joint press conference in Beijing Wednesday.
The meeting came two days before China Mobile was scheduled to begin selling iPhones to its 760 million subscribers.
CNBC reports that ahead of Friday's launch, China Unicom (CHU) and China Telecom (CHA), MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 15, 2014 7:51 AM ET
What the $3.2B Google paid says about Larry Page's ambitions -- and Tim Cook's focus.
FORTUNE -- The tech press went nuts Monday after Google (GOOG) announced that it had offered $3.2 billion to buy Nest Labs, purveyor of well-designed, wi-fi enabled thermostats and smoke alarms.
No surprise there. Three billion is a lot of money, and Nest has genuine Silicon Valley star power: It was co-founded by Tony Fadell, a top MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 14, 2014 2:29 PM ET
How did the CEO of Burberry get hired to run Apple retail?
FORTUNE -- Angela Ahrendts was happy to be interviewed last summer by Jeff Chu -- my former Time Magazine colleague -- while she was still running Burberry (BURBY).
That door slammed shut the day Apple (AAPL) announced that she had been hired to run Cupertino's retail empire. But by then Chu had gathered enough material to put together the best profile yet MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 7, 2014 10:56 AM ET
A year ago, John Siracusa gave Tim Cook a To-Do list. Here's Apple's 2013 report card.
FORTUNE -- What I liked most about the unsolicited 2013 To-Do List that John Siracusa gave Tim Cook at the beginning of last year was how down-to-earth and user-oriented it seemed. No talk of gross margins. No mention of China Mobile. Hardly any unannounced products (no iWatch and only a glancing reference to iTV).
Siracusa -- best MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 5, 2014 9:21 AM ET
In Friday's proxy statement, Apple ignored Icahn and spoke directly to its serious investors.
FORTUNE -- We don't know what Apple's (AAPL) CEO said to Wall Street's favorite activist investor at their "meet and tweet" dinner last September -- the one where Carl Icahn says he "pushed hard for a 150 billion buyback."
But on Friday we got the company's official response -- one that was approved, if not drafted, by Tim MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 28, 2013 11:16 AM ET
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