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It’s no surprise for anyone that Apple (AAPL) is totally kicking butt when it comes to company value. After Apple passed earnings estimates for a second straight quarter, setting another company record, it almost seems as though Apple is a Juggernaut which cannot be stopped. Others feel that Apple is still riding on the coat tails of genius left behind by their late co-founder Steve Jobs, who had been working on several new products until his passing in 2011. Those products include the rumored Apple ‘Smart’ TV, the new iPad (3rd generation currently on the market), and the next iPhone (iPhone 5).
When someone thinks “CEO”, they look at the model CEO, Steve Jobs, who led Apple from
having almost nothing in the bank to being the most valued company in the U.S. The following question comes up often, ‘Just how valuable is Apple?’ Thankfully, Best Computer Sciences Degrees has put together a few statistics to make us aware of just how big they are in a new infographic just released.
The infographic shows that Apple has been valued over $508 Billion which is $100 more than the next largest company in the U.S. whom you may have heard of…Exxon. It goes on to show us that Apple’s iOS devices have almost sold more products than all automobiles combined since 2008. have a look at the infographic at the source link below to see more.
Source: Best Computer Science Degrees
Article first published as Apple Is Taking Over The World – Infographic on Technorati.
Apple has put out the word Wednesday Morning April 25th, that their Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) will be held June 11th – 15th 2012 in San Francisco’s Moscone West. The conference will focus heavily on iOS and OS X app development and give developers a five day workshop on development in relation to Apple products. In addition to the sessions offered will be a scholarship program where students creating apps can apply to attend WWDC at Apple’s expense.
The conference will also showcase the best apps over the last year for iOS and OS X in the Apple Design Awards. The winners last year received a MacBook Air, iPad 2, iPod touch and a trophy. Adding to the perks, publicity for their award winning apps helps the downloads as well. 2011 saw apps like Infinity Blade, Cut The Rope and Pulse News Reader among many others as winners.
If you were planning on attending, you may be saddened to hear that tickets are already sold out at $1600 per ticket. If you’re a student developer however, you can apply for the Apple scholarship program to try and get a seat. The rest of us will have to wait for the sessions videos to pop up online from the event. Maybe we’ll even see a little spot near the end about the sixth generation iPhone as well.
Source – Apple
Article first published as Apple WWDC 2012 Announced for June 11 – iPhone 5 Cometh? on Technorati.
Before the time of tablets and smartphones, a war raged between two technology giants. The PC era was dominated by Apple versus Microsoft, and we may very well see that war again in the “Post-PC Era” of technology. The iPad reigns supreme over Android and BlackBerry tablets, in fact, neither have come even close to challenging the sales figures of the Apple iPad generations. With Microsoft coming back into the game with Windows 8 tablets and PC operating systems, we may finally have a worthy opponent to the Apple iOS family. As Windows 8 launch looms ever nearer, Apple is getting their ‘ducks in a row’ to do battle once again.
We’ve heard about the rumors that Apple is planning an “iPad Mini” tablet which will be 7.85 inches in size. It was thought that this device will be to battle the 7inch tablets with Android and BlackBerry PlayBook OS. Really though, they don’t hold a candle to iOS, but Windows 8 would. All reports suggest that Apple will launch this new ‘Mini’ tablet under the $300 price to make it very competitive, which would basically force Microsoft into selling Windows 8 tablets under the same price line. The main difference however would be that Microsoft may not have a whole lot of control in dictating the sale prices of the Windows 8 tablets, as they are made by 3rd party manufacturers. Apple iPads are made by Apple (or at least manufacturers who build them with Apple’s full control).
Apple may already be testing these devices, and therefore, would be finalizing details on a release product soon. The latest report from NetEase shows Apple has 6 million units ready for launch in Q3 2012 (July – September). We’ll begin a new war for tablet dominance with the same two behemoths that started it 30 years ago.
Source – 163.com (Chinese Translated)
Article first published as Apple iPad Mini Coming in Q3 2012 Before Windows 8 Tablets on Technorati.
It’s been just a couple of weeks since the new iPad was announced and available for pre-order. With the hot sales of Apple’s 3rd generation iPad continuing to climb, apps available for them are also seeing huge numbers. Apple had just released iPhoto for the iPhone and iPad, right after the announcement of the new iPad. Since that launch, the app has seen over 1 million downloads. The app costs $4.99 from the iTunes App Store, so it isn’t hard to do the math there. Apple has made over $5 million just from this one app within the last two weeks!
If you have an iPad or iPhone, you owe it to yourself to get this app. It is one of the apps that make having an iPhone or iPad all worth while, whether you are an artistic type or not. The app is wonderfully developed, and takes advantage of many multi-gestures within for smooth functionality. Admittedly, this works much better on the iPad’s larger 9.7 inch screen as opposed to the iPhone’s 3.7inches. Of course that’s all relative to how big your fingers are, or how shaky they are from sitting in Starbucks all afternoon while you ‘dabble’ your images in iPhoto.
Well done Apple…well done indeed.
Source – The Loop
Article first published as Apple’s iPhoto Sells Over 1Million Downloads and Climbing on Technorati.
According to a few reports from new owners of Apple’s new iPad (3rd generation), the slate seems to overheat when in use for a long period of time. The new iPad is a bump up in specs from the iPad 2 with a 2048 x 1536 resolution Retina HD display, a quad-core A5X processor, and 2GB RAM. The battery also has a 70% boost over the battery in the iPad 2. With specs like this, there’s no question that the iPad will likely run just a little hotter than other models. The question is…how much hotter?
reports from users have been filed in Apple’s support forums stating that the iPad gets ‘too hot to handle’ or hold onto. Some are met with a message stating that “the iPad needs to cool down”, then is forced to shut itself down. The issue does not seem to be overly widespread, but large enough that Apple has made a statement regarding the claims.
Tracy Muller, an Apple representative, made the following statement to those claims;
The new iPad delivers a stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications, If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.
Article first published as New iPad Gets Too Hot, Apple Responds to Claims on Technorati.