A leading Apple analyst offers his Worldwide Developers Conference checklist
The developers conference that begins June 7 is likely to be "a non-event" for Apple's (AAPL) share price, according to Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, with few surprises.
But in the note to clients he issued Wednesday he adds that the new iPhone he expects Steve Jobs to introduce will likely drive unit sales beyond Wall Street's targets -- "providing a positive MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 26, 2010 6:07 AM ET
Can he really "blow Google out of the water" with his WWDC keynote?
Steve Jobs may come to regret that widely re-posted e-mail promising an Apple (AAPL) loyalist that he won't be "disappointed" by the announcements the company has lined up for the Worldwide Developers Conference, which begins in San Francisco in less than two weeks.
However, if the 5,000 developers gathering at Moscone West leave Jobs' keynote underwhelmed -- as it MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 25, 2010 8:57 AM ET
Wait until Apple's developers conference, he tells a reader, "You won't be disappointed."
This was Google's (GOOG) week.
Not only did the Federal Trade Commission give its blessing to Google's purchase of AdMob (a mobile ad network that Apple was planning to buy), but Jay Yarow at Silicon Alley Insider counted 11 ways Google "slapped" Apple (AAPL) at its I/O conference in San Francisco.
Two of my favorite commentators, Daring Fireball's John Gruber MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 23, 2010 5:54 PM ET
His schedule could include two major public appearances in the first week
Apple's (AAPL) CEO, who was nearly incommunicado for much of 2009, is back with a vengeance in 2010. Not only has Steve Jobs been firing off e-mails to fans almost daily on subjects ranging from pornography to organ donation, but he is scheduled to make at least one, and perhaps two, major public appearances in the first week of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 28, 2010 10:14 AM ET
Apple's (AAPL) fiscal year, which ends Saturday, finished on a strong note.
The company won't release its earnings for a few weeks, but shareholders can already see the most visible rewards -- a stock that returned gains of nearly 45% over a 12 month period in which the S&P 500 lost 15%.
The last eight months were particularly impressive. The stock climbed from a 2-year low of $78.20 a share on Jan. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 26, 2009 11:38 AM ET
I was surprised Monday when Apple (AAPL) vice president Phil Schiller announced that there were 50,000 applications available on the iPhone App Store.
He was giving the keynote at the World Wide Developers Conference -- a role usually played by Steve Jobs -- and he used the statistic to show how far ahead of its competitors the iPhone had drawn.
In the bar graph displayed on the Moscone Center's oversize screens, the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 10, 2009 10:50 AM ET
For those who couldn't make it to San Francisco Monday -- or who couldn't get into the event (it sold out in record time) -- Apple (AAPL) has posted a 2-hour streaming video of the entire keynote. Click here to watch it.
If you want to learn more about the iPhone 3G S without watching the video, the same link offers a 13-minute guided tour that can be played on a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 8, 2009 9:52 PM ET
This is the spot for our live coverage of Apple's (AAPL) World Wide Developers Conference.
The keynote started at 1 p.m EDT (10 a.m. PDT). All times below are EDT unless otherwise indicated.
3:05 And that's a wrap.
There is a new iPhone, coming June 19, about a month earlier than expected. There is a $99 iPhone, available now, which is not good news for Palm (PALM). There are new MacBook Pros and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 8, 2009 11:50 AM ET
The Apple (AAPL) keynote Bingo game -- brilliantly parodied in the famous 2008 IBM buzzword ad (pasted below the fold) -- has become a fanboy tradition, although as far as we know nobody has ever interrupted a Steve Jobs presentation to shout "Bingo!"
Marketing senior vice president Phil Schiller, not Jobs, is scheduled to give the keynote at this year's World Wide Developers Conference Monday, but that hasn't stopped the Bingo MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 7, 2009 6:34 AM ET
Apple's (AAPL) biggest showcase event of the year opens in San Francisco on Monday and it could go one of two ways.
WWDC 2009 could be precisely what Apple's press release said it would be: a conference designed to bring developers up to speed on the company's two most important software platforms -- Mac OS X Snow Leopard and iPhone 3.0.
Or it could be what the speculators who have run up MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 6, 2009 8:29 AM ET
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