• Apple, Bloomberg, Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs Is Dead Still Alive

    Relax. Steve Jobs is not dead even though you might have read his obituary yesterday on Bloomberg. The financial news service was updating its obituary on Jobs and accidentally published it on its wires. “It was momentarily posted on the external wire, in error, and immediately deleted (within thirty seconds),” a spokeswoman for Bloomberg told […]

    / Aug 28, 2008 at 2:51 PM
  • Apple, Time Warner

    HBO Wins Better Deal From Apple

    Time Warner Inc.’s HBO cable network is thisclose to reaching a deal to have its programming delivered through Apple’s iTunes. Portfolio broke the story this morning, noting that when the deal is announced it will be the first time Apple agreed to a different price structure for a content provider. The details are still vague, […]

    / May 12, 2008 at 10:59 AM
  • Apple, Business Media, business wisdom, CNBC, Fox

    “Oh, the Arabs. Ok.”

    The only excuse we have to offer re: just now mentioning what happened on Fox Business Friday morning is that we don’t watch Fox Business. Sure, we’ve checked out a few choice clips (50 Cent, Sammy Hagar, Lamb Chop and Jerry Springer all come to mind) but only because they were forwarded to us in […]

    / Nov 19, 2007 at 11:07 AM
  • Apple

    Microsoft, Sony, Amazon, Verizon Unveil Apple “Competitors,” All Of Which Steve Jobs Will Eat For Breakfast

    The following are the secret weapons a few companies believe will serve them well in their respective battles against the iPod, the iPhone, and iTunes: Microsoft has revamped the Zune, the train wreck of product that Andrew Ross Sorkin and Soledad O’Brien could barely disguise their (completely warranted) disgust for while promoting last year on […]

    / Oct 3, 2007 at 5:52 PM
  • Apple, Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs Will Kill The Infidels

    Apple issued a stern warning yesterday to cult members that they may “permanently damage” their cell phone/iPod combos by using “unlocking programs” in an effort to get the Cadillac of mobiles to work on unauthorized, non-AT&T networks. Speaking in hushed tones the company was vague in describing the actual technical problems, only saying that fraternization […]

    / Sep 25, 2007 at 10:37 AM
  • Apple, Back Dating, Steve Jobs

    Justin Long, However, Is Definitely Going To Prison

    Steve Jobs has been subpoenaed by the SEC to be deposed in a backdating case against Apple’s former general counsel, Nancy Heinen. Though the news sent shares of the fruit down 1 percent, with a $140.31 close (-0.33%), investors should rest assured that while Heinen may fry, this doesn’t mean jack for the company or […]

    / Sep 20, 2007 at 5:02 PM
  • Apple, Consumer Electronics, Jim Cramer, Steve Jobs, Wireless Devices

    Additional 100 Smackers To Burn Already Huge Hole In Cliff Mason’s Pocket

    Or spend on babes, or light on fire–JUST ‘CAUSE HE CAN. Breaking: Apple Offering $100 Store Credit For All iPhone Owners [Gizmodo]

    / Sep 6, 2007 at 3:57 PM
  • Apple, Consumer Electronics, Starbucks, Wireless Devices

    AAPL Watch– Things Have Been Better

    The rumors that today Apple would introduce a redesigned iPod featuring no buttons, knobs or screens of any kind, instead employing newly-patented mind-reading technology for functionality; produce a force-field causing all Zune products within a 200-foot radius to immolate, rendering them as useful as they are in non-burned-to-a-crisp state; and come with videos personally damning […]

    / Sep 5, 2007 at 3:01 PM
  • Apple, Steve Jobs

    AAPL Watch

    So tomorrow Apple will hold a special event in San Francisco called “And the Beat Goes On,” presumably to make some sort of an announcement about iPods that could raise shares to the sort of levels that would allow Mock Turtleneck to continue to enjoy the sartorial lifestyle he and his cervical spine have grown […]

    / Sep 4, 2007 at 4:01 PM
  • Apple, Microsoft

    No Office For You! Come Back, One Year.

    Due to “quality issues,” Microsoft won’t release Office 2007 on Macs until 2008, instead of the second half of 2007 as originally promised. By quality issues Microsoft means issues with Mac’s growing market share and continued attempts to try and jumpstart Vista sales. That, or it’s displaced anger over entering the portable music market and […]

    / Aug 2, 2007 at 9:55 AM
  • Apple

    Apple’s Earnings, Steve Jobs’s Final Solution to the Button Question

    Apple reported a 92 cent/share profit for its fiscal third quarter, easily beating the Street’s forecast of 72. AAPL also surpassed sales expectations of $5.285 billion to hit $5.41 billion. The company earned 54 cents/share and $4.37 billion in revenue in last year’s Q3, so this would be better. Jobs, et. al., shilled 9.815 million […]

    / Jul 25, 2007 at 5:21 PM
  • Apple

    I hate my MacBook! But don’t let that color your iPhone Experience

    Apple’s earning report won’t be out ‘til Wednesday, but thanks to AT&T’s, we now know the iPhone’s first 30 hours in existence were an iFailure. The wireless carrier reported 146,000 activations during the mobile’s first weekend on sale, meaning the iPod/cell phone combo didn’t come close to Piper Jaffray’s expectation of 500,000. PJ analyst Gene […]

    / Jul 24, 2007 at 12:16 PM
  • Apple, Consumer Electronics, James Cramer, Wireless Devices

    Can I Touch It? The iPhone, Cliff Mason And Uncle Jumbo

    In the latest video from TheStreet.Com TV, James “Uncle Jumbo” Cramer defends his alleged nephew Cliff Mason’s review of the iPhone. Uncle Jumbo explains that all the talk of the phone being a “babe magnet” was really just Cliff’s way of explaining the buzz around the phone that is driving sales and Apple’s stock price. […]

    / Jul 16, 2007 at 11:42 AM
  • Apple, Consumer Electronics, James Cramer, Wireless Devices

    The iPhone Is a Wingman, Not a Miracle Worker

    Correction: The purchase of an iPhone did not land Cliff Mason, Jim Cramer’s nephew, his first date. It just got the ladies on the street (dot com) to stand up and take notice when he whipped it out (are you picking up what we’re throwing down? Does anyone else think DealBreaker should close at noon […]

    / Jul 13, 2007 at 1:24 PM
  • Apple, Consumer Electronics, James Cramer, Wireless Devices Correspondent Gets First Date As Result of iPhone

    The Street spells it out in simple chapter and verse today: scoring tail is our bottom line, and you can do this, via the iPhone. Who did they enlist to test out this theory? Why it’s “Street Dot Com Staff Writer” Cliff Mason, who they don’t tell you is also Jim Cramer’s nephew. It wasn’t […]

    / Jul 12, 2007 at 4:26 PM
  • Apple, Banks, JPMorganChase

    And you thought we’d print anything

    We’re not half as bad as JPMorgan’s equity research team, who almost single-handedly perpetuated the bogus iPhone nano rumors. Here’s how it went down, from Business 2.0: It started Monday afternoon when Reuters picked up a report from a Taiwan-based analyst for JP Morgan named Kevin Chang. Chang had come across a patent application Apple […]

    / Jul 11, 2007 at 4:00 PM
  • Apple, Consumer Electronics, slideshow, Wireless Devices

    Fourth of July iPhone Porn

    Bonus post for those of you still stuck in the office! I was left behind here as the rest of the DealBreaker team left for the beach. You may have noticed others here at DealBreaker hinting toward my iPhone coverage around launch time at the end of last week in a couple different posts, and […]

    / Jul 3, 2007 at 4:09 PM
  • Apple, Consumer Electronics, Wireless Devices

    When iPhones Continue To Fail

    Round of applause for Apple, which not only “Think[s] different” by marking up its product 55% but also strips (some) iPhone purchasers of the one constant thing in their lives, their cell number. Yes, Yale anthropology doctoral candidate Allison Alexy stood in line for hours on Friday, bought the iBomb and then found out she […]

    / Jul 3, 2007 at 10:42 AM
  • Apple, Sony

    Why the iPhone is no PS3, but should try to be more like it

    One of our first thoughts when the iPhone was announced was, “Have U.S. gadget makers learned nothing from the PS3?” You would think companies would get a hint (hint: the average American consumer gets priced out of the gadget market at around $500), or at least avoid Sony’s PS3 price point blunder for karma reasons. […]

    / Jul 3, 2007 at 9:32 AM
  • a horse walks into a bar, Apple, Consumer Electronics, Push Ups, Steve Jobs, Wireless Devices

    When iPhones Fail

    Wouldn’t it suck if you paid $50,000 for a cell phone/iPod combo and then couldn’t activate it? Perhaps we should ask the 2% of iPhone purchases who suffered such a fate, which, according to estimates by Steve Jobs, translates to roughly 1 billion people. Jay Gurfein bought his mobile Friday night at an Apple store […]

    / Jul 2, 2007 at 1:32 PM
  • Apple, Consumer Electronics, Wireless Devices

    Insider Trading: What’s In The iPhone?

    The first iPhone teardown report is in, and Infineon looks to the be the big winner. Infineon, which has a market cap of around $12 billion, makes at least two vital components of the phone, according to the teardown. Shares of Inineon were up 3.5% this morning. Semiconductor Insights was commissioned by EE Times to […]

    / Jul 2, 2007 at 11:00 AM
  • Apple, Consumer Electronics, Wireless Devices

    Options Traders: Betting They’ll Find Marvell In The iPhone Tear Down?

    Call options of Marvell Technology have been trading at four times their usual volume today. Apple’s iPhone is widely rumored to use a wi-fi processor manufactured by a company Marvell bought last year. Shares of Marvell traded up 5.81% for the day, with nearly twice the average number of shares changing hands. One analyst we […]

    / Jun 29, 2007 at 4:37 PM
  • Apple

    iPhone Arrives, No One Notices

    Apple will release the iPhone tonight, but consumers and the media are unanimously apathetic. We just googled “iphone” and received five results, four of which referred to the International Paper Historians eg. “IPH, one group of paper historians…” What little buzz there is for the phone seems confined to NYC, maybe just downtown. This picture […]

    / Jun 29, 2007 at 2:54 PM
  • Apple, Consumer Electronics, Wireless Devices

    Inside the iPhone: Let’s Gut This Thing!

    Last night we sent DealBreaker intern Scott Bressler to scout the scene at the Apple stores in NYC. In Soho he met the folks at the front of the line, who are broadcasting their standstill adventure at iPhone Launch TV. They plan to be the first to buy the iPhone, which they will auction on […]

    / Jun 29, 2007 at 1:27 PM
  • Apple, Consumer Electronics, Wireless Devices

    iPhone Battery To Suck Somewhat Less Than iPod Battery

    In anticipation of June 29–THE DAY THE iPhone COMES OUT–Steve Jobs announced this morning that the billion dollar mobile will exceed expectations, re: only lasting 2 hours before needing to be charged and work for a whopping eight hours between charges. Of course, this estimate works under the construct that from the second you turn […]

    / Jun 18, 2007 at 2:12 PM
  • Apple, Steve Jobs, video

    Steve Jobs Resigns!

    We keep thinking it would have been better if they had mentioned backdating. But maybe that’s just us.

    / Jun 18, 2007 at 8:51 AM
  • Apple

    Apple’s iPhone Only Has One Button!

    In a new controversy for the most contentious product untouched by human hands, the New York Times reports today that the conspicuous absence of a mechanical keyboard on Apple’s iPhone (to be released June 29) may turn potential users away. The iPhone has a single button with tactile response and all typing is done by […]

    / Jun 13, 2007 at 12:22 PM
  • Apple, Microsoft

    Is Microsoft about to be mauled by a Safari animal (not a Leopard)?

    Steve Jobs announced yesterday that Apple is going to release a new version of its Safari web browser that runs on Windows. The free downloadable test Windows version of Safari on Apple’s website is still laden with glitches, according to initial Wall Street Journal reports. Safari commands 5% of the web browser market, lagging well […]

    / Jun 12, 2007 at 11:07 AM

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