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  • Can Anything Bring Apple Back?  [View article]
    Apple marches to the beat of its own drum and makes sure its customers and shareholders needs are met. AAPL does not do what critics tell them to do. Everything (for the most part, we all diverge to an extent) AAPL does is methodical, on brand and on plan. I think AAPL is deeper into corporate than we think. Personally, if AAPL can find a cool way to unify content, that would be huge, nobody is doing it well.

    I agree with PD's comment "bring apple back"? They didn't leave. So I don't see where the title and your content mesh. But, I thank you for the post. Good stimulation for comment.
    Jun 13, 2013. 12:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL -0.3%) announces iTunes Radio, its expected Pandora (P +3.2%) rival. The service is normally ad-supported, but is ad-free for iTunes Match ($25/year) subs. It supports Pandora-like station building and sharing, is integrated with iOS' Music app, and gives users the option to buy songs. Pandora has turned positive after trading lower earlier. Also: 1) Siri has been overhauled, and now includes Wikipedia/Twitter content, Bing (MSFT) results, and both male and female voices. 2) Apple launches iOS in the Car, a solution that mirrors iPhone content on in-car displays and is supported by 12 automakers. 3) iOS 7 also brings automatic app updates, a Photos app with automatic sorting and Instagram-like filters, and AirDrop file-sharing. (previous) (live blog[View news story]
    You sure he didn't flip flop? Can't tell with him these days.
    Jun 11, 2013. 01:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL -0.3%) announces iTunes Radio, its expected Pandora (P +3.2%) rival. The service is normally ad-supported, but is ad-free for iTunes Match ($25/year) subs. It supports Pandora-like station building and sharing, is integrated with iOS' Music app, and gives users the option to buy songs. Pandora has turned positive after trading lower earlier. Also: 1) Siri has been overhauled, and now includes Wikipedia/Twitter content, Bing (MSFT) results, and both male and female voices. 2) Apple launches iOS in the Car, a solution that mirrors iPhone content on in-car displays and is supported by 12 automakers. 3) iOS 7 also brings automatic app updates, a Photos app with automatic sorting and Instagram-like filters, and AirDrop file-sharing. (previous) (live blog[View news story]
    Good stuff - The Bing thing (not to be confused with The Bling Ring) sounds cool, I like the more interfacing with Twitter (can AAPL just acquire Twitter already?), love the new Mac Pro, Jony is all over the software which is fantastic. I'm not too sure why we have to wait until fall (Sept probably) for iOS update probably to release it with the 5S. What did y'all think? I didn't get to watch live blog or live stream. What was good/not good in your opinion? So, did Phil REALLY say "Can't Innovate, my ***"?
    Jun 10, 2013. 05:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lululemon (LULU) CEO Christine Day will step down as soon as a successor is named, the company announces in tandem with its FQ1 report. Day: "Now is the right time to bring in a CEO who will drive the next phase of lululemons development and growth." Shares -10.1% AH.  [View news story]
    Wow. This is news.
    Jun 10, 2013. 05:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: About To Show You The iMoney?  [View article]
    you first.
    Jun 10, 2013. 05:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's WWDC Preview: Thoughts On Innovation, Market Position, And Observer Psychology  [View article]
    No worries, Gary. June 10-14. It is conf for developers. The big news is the keynote but there will be stuff pop up here and there during the week.
    Jun 10, 2013. 05:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's WWDC Preview: Thoughts On Innovation, Market Position, And Observer Psychology  [View article]
    I know 9-to-5 Mac posted this on Thursday but it's a really good summation for those who will be catching the keynote today in some way, shape or form. This will be the first software release that has Jony Ive's mark.

    http://bit.ly/11uvnAX
    Jun 10, 2013. 10:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On top of reporting of iPad Mini production cuts, Citi's Glen Yeung says checks indicate iPhone 5S (AAPL) production has been "delayed by 2-4 weeks, likely due to display issues," and that the retina iPad Mini has been delayed until late Q4 or early Q1 2014. Yeung doesn't see the 5S production delay stopping a Sep. launch, but thinks it could limit supply. On a more encouraging note, he still expects a 4.8" iPhone 6 to launch in Q1. Also: Apple has filed a patent application for an end-to-end mobile payments platform (USPTO filing). Speculation Apple will leverage iTunes credit card data (now 500M accounts strong) and AuthenTec's fingerprint tech to delve into mobile payments has been running high for a while. (Jefferies[View news story]
    This 2-4 week delay - is that from Sept to October, now? This 5S launch is quite a moving target. Has changed quite a few times now.
    Jun 9, 2013. 08:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tech companies may be telling the truth by saying they have not provided the National Security Agency with full access to their servers, but they have reportedly taken steps to make data-sharing with the government easier. For example, Facebook (FB) has built a separate and secure portal to which it can deposit data requested by the NSA. Other companies that negotiated with the government include Google (GOOG) Microsoft (MSFT), AOL (AOL) and Apple (AAPL); Twitter has limited its co-operation as much as possible.  [View news story]
    Sorry, anything Zuck says about not doing anything related to PRISM I cannot believe - we all saw The Social Network, yes?
    Jun 9, 2013. 02:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google (GOOG) is on the verge of closing a $1.3B acquisition of Waze, according to Globes. Talks with Facebook (FB) fell apart in late May over location issues. Apple (AAPL) was also thought to be a suitor of the mobile navigation app provider until Tim Cook said otherwise.  [View news story]
    AAPL didn't pass on Waze. If you recall - I don't remember if it was earlier this year or late last year - they were courting them. Waze got greedy so discussions went south. I assume the same happened with FB. I love my Waze app, but to be honest, lots of kinks that need to be worked out that a larger player could help with. I didn't think Waze was looking for exit strategy. They should try to build out and compete with GOOG. Would be fun to watch.
    Jun 9, 2013. 02:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: About To Show You The iMoney?  [View article]
    I certainly hope to God AAPL doesn't take this view and I'm sure they don't. They know if they get too complacent, they will get burned. Enough said.
    Jun 9, 2013. 01:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: About To Show You The iMoney?  [View article]
    That's been the tough thing, ituchwon. But, Dropbox was so smart to come out when it did and people tried it for free because Dropbox's branding was "hey, come join us for free and have fun". It looked fun which is what led Steve (Jobs) and maybe others to say Dropbox is just a "feature" and I think that lit a file under Drew (Houston) to really build up Dropbox. I thought Dropbox was being positioned for an exit strategy but now I hear they are setting up for poss IPO either that '13 or '14. The 5GB free was cool. I use Dropbox less for storage and more for collaboration which I think is a better sweet spot. But, you're right, and that's been the cloud storage trouble - to get folks to feel safe to store in the cloud - and now with the gov't peeking in, it's added pressure. B2C - it's hard because people stick with what works and is low-cost unless there is perceived value to pay. On B2B front, infrastructure, standards and trust must be in place.
    Jun 8, 2013. 02:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: About To Show You The iMoney?  [View article]
    Read, you do know how to read, right? I was wondering. If I don't make any sense why is it that what I write about is what people are talking about?! I talk about these things with AAPL employees, non-AAPL employees, movers and shakers in SV, etc. For the love of God, grow up. Oh, and a lot of really good folks have left this site - a good one - because of people like you. As for "this site won't miss you", I'm sure the editors really appreciate YOU having their back.
    Jun 8, 2013. 12:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Should Drive Higher Going Into Monday's Developer Conference  [View article]
    I still think that maps is much ado about nothing. Never had one single issue. The global issue is less about maps per se and more about Siri which AAPL has always been open needs improved. But ituchwon, you do bring up a valid point.
    Jun 8, 2013. 12:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: About To Show You The iMoney?  [View article]
    This is a nice summation by CNET.

    http://cnet.co/11KP32p

    I haven't seen an updated listing of probable announcements. I know some but can't share (you know how it is). Note the iCloud comments.
    Jun 7, 2013. 07:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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