Category Archives: Apple

Google Chromebooks are Outselling Apple iPads in the Educational Market

ac-c7-promolanding-1[1]Apple released their annual report last night, and mixed in with the generally good news were a few misleading statistics.

With revenues of $37.4 billion for the June quarter, Apple generated a profit of $7.7 billion dollars. Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in the third fiscal quarter, up 13% from last year, and they sold 13.3 million iPads, down 9% from last year. Continue reading

WSJ: Apple Places Order for 70 Million iPhone 6, Including the 5.5″ Model

iphone 6 dummyApple has long been rumored to be releasing iPhones later this year with a 4.7″ and 5.5″ screens, but there haven’t been enough hardware leaks to convince me that the 5.5″ model was going to make an appearance this year. Thanks to the WSJ we might now know why.

This august publication is reporting that: Continue reading

Google Reports Play Store Revenues Up, Might Actually be Selling More eBooks than B&N

google play booksLate last week Google released their second quarter earnings report. Said report doesn’t break down into specific details, but Google did reveal that the segment which included the Google Play Store hit $1.6 billion in revenues. Continue reading

Apple Agrees to Pay $450 Million in eBook Antitrust Lawsuit

3192774242_636eee130f_b[1]New court documents filed today have revealed that Apple has agreed to pay $450 million to settle the damages claims brought by the DOJ, state’s attorney generals, and civil attorneys who had filed class-action lawsuits.

The payment comes in the damages phase of an antitrust lawsuit which was filed by the Dept of Justice in 2012. Apple and 5 publishers were accused of conspiring to raise ebook prices and restrict competition. The 5 publishers settled before trial, but Apple fought the case in court and lost in July 2013. Continue reading

I Don’t Expect to See an iWatch or a 12.9″ iPad Maxi This Year

12_9_ipad_ipad_4_mini_light-800x450[1]A new round of rumors are circulating today concerning Apple’s long-rumored iWatch and 12.9″ iPad. While I usually don’t comment on implausible and unsubstantiated hardware rumors, I’m going to break with my rule against reporting on rumors and point out just how implausible the latest rumors really are. Continue reading

Publishers (Again) Object to Apple Antitrust Ruling

481654727_978e2e9dd3_b[1]Last week US publishers demonstrated that old adage that insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result.

Publishers Weekly reports that the agency publishers which were part of the 2010 price fixing conspiracy and then settled the antitrust lawsuit out of court are once again objecting to the agreement between Apple and the DOJ. Continue reading