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Live blog: Apple’s iPad event

We’ll be bringing you live updates and photos of the event as it unfolds today. We’ll kick things off a bit before the event starts at 10 a.m. PT, so please join us then.

Shedding light on Apple exec drama: Why SVP Bob Mansfield unretired

Apple announced the longtime SVP of Hardware Engineering’s retirement, but two months later he reversed his decision. A Businessweek piece has the details on the soap opera that ensued and how Cook convinced Mansfield to stay, in addition to other revelations about post-Jobs Apple.

HP: we don’t copy Apple, plus 4 other Apple stories to read today

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: HP swears its new laptop designs weren’t inspired by the MacBook Air, a setback in Proview’s iPad trademark case, and Apple’s potential trump card in mobile payments.

5 Apple stories to read today

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Apple’s “teflon” corporate image, more rural carriers get the iPhone, Samsung and Apple both blame and cooperate with each other, and a brilliant new iPhone app marketing strategy.

5 Apple stories to read today

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: new report of an Apple television prototype, an OS X Lion security snafu, Apple’s iPad “Plan B,” and a glimpse into life as a new Apple employee.

5 Apple stories to read today

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: iPhone with haptic feedback, where Apple gets its map data from, making money in the App Store, and Apple’s retail magic.

5 Apple stories to read today

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Apple still vacuuming up mobile phone industry profits; what Apple could be up to with Liquidmetal; a possible iPay payment system; and stubborn iPhone users.

5 Apple stories to read today

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: The truth about Tim Cook’s visit to Valve, myths about Mac security, Apple’s definition of 3G versus 4G, and Phil Schiller gets called out for being a hipster.

5 Apple stories to read today

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Greenpeace v. Apple, how Oracle is furthering Steve Jobs’ wishes, Apple’s decision to offer free Snow Leopard upgrades, and more.

With iMessage And Notifications, OS X Mountain Lion Looks More Like iOS

Another version of Mac OS X? Yes, just seven months after Mac OS X Lion was introduced, Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is releasing its first developer preview of what comes next for its big cat-themed desktop operating system, to be called “Mountain Lion.” And just like Lion before it, Apple’s desktop OS is starting to bear more than a passing resemblance to iOS, especially with the new incorporation of iOS features like iMessage, Game Center, Reminders and Notifications into the software.

Apple scaling back iPhone 4S now? Probably not.

A report from Taiwan’s Commercial Times on Wednesday says Apple is reducing shipments of the iPhone 4S by 10 to 15 percent. But the conclusion doesn’t line up with accounts that show the iPhone 4S has sold well since launch and continues to do so.

What Honeycomb Means for Apple and Microsoft

Apple’s iPad may have the current lead in the market, but Honeycomb puts Google in an excellent position to catch up, much as Android has done in competing with iOS. Microsoft is also likely to be impacted, from both a mobile and a desktop computing perspective.

Mobile OS vs. Windows 7: Mobile OOBE Wins

As Microsoft and its partners get ready to hit the market with Windows-based tablets to compete with the iPad, my thoughts have turned to the all-important out-of-box experience (OOBE) that will create consumer’s first impressions of such products. Windows and tablets just don’t mix.

Stat Shot: Mobile Computing Has Won

Mobile computers will chip away at the desktop PC market according to research, led by notebooks that will be shipping 291 million units by 2014. The mobile segment — notebooks, netbooks and tablets combined — will ship over 400 million units in that same year.

Apple 09.01.10 News In Pictures

Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) today announced a slew of new products and features on its phone, music and video viewing offerings. Check out a visual t…

Half of Macs Sold in Apple Stores to First-Time Buyers

Steve Jobs took the stage at today’s press event in San Francisco, and disclosed that Apple retail stores regularly hit a million visitors in a day, several days each month. The high foot traffic is translating into new customers for Apple according to Steve Jobs.

Live Blog: Apple’s Digital Media Event

We’re here at the Yerba Buena Center for the Apple Music event, and for all of you without Apple hardware who can’t see the live stream, we’re going to live blog the thrill, chills and anticipated product releases. So check back for the news.

7-inch iPad Could Be Bigger Than the Original

You have to love the Asian gadget supply chain, as it frequently divulges information about upcoming products. The Economic Daily News of Taiwan is now reporting that construction of a 7-inch iPad has begun, which could point to a launch in time for the holidays.

Infographic: The Retail Phenomenon Called Apple

Apple recently opened doors to its newest and largest store in London’s Covent Garden. The 10-year-old retail phenomenon is becoming a monster. Each store brings in on average $35.9 million in sales, which continues to rise. And visitors continue to mob them.

Mobile Tech Manor #100: A Look Back

Over the course of these 100 columns, Mobile Tech Manor (my home office) is much the same, but there’s no doubt I have changed over that time. Looking through the past columns gives a peek at how far mobile tech has come in a short time.

Will Microsoft Let Mobile Eat the Desktop?

Microsoft, increasingly the underdog in a range of markets, made small gains in the browser wars. Even so, it must be hard to get excited in Redmond these days, as Google and Apple tag-team to hobble Microsoft’s feeble attempts to become relevant in the mobile market.

Analyst Firm Raises iPad Sales Estimates for 2010

Research firm iSuppli raised its prediction for the number of iPads that Apple (s aapl) will ship this year from 7.1 million to 12.9 million. The higher number of predicted iPads to ship in 2010 is due to increased production at Apple’s Asian suppliers.

Antennagate Lesson: Only the Consumer Matters

I have followed everything about the iPhone situation closely, and the message I got from Jobs yesterday matches what I have said for years. It doesn’t matter what the techerati says about a given technology or gadget. Ultimately the only opinion that matters is the consumer’s.

App Developers Crave Exposure

The app store has provided a good outlet to get developers products to market, one that is faster than other methods. The problem: the bigger the app store, and thus the biggest potential market, the more difficult for an app to get noticed by the buying public.

WWDC Steve Jobs Keynote Live at TheAppleBlog

Today is the big keynote address from Steve Jobs at the WWDC and our sister blog TheAppleBlog will be live blogging the keynote and you can follow along in real time to get the scoop on the next iPhone. You can also follow along on Twitter.

Apple vs. HTC: It’s About Chrome

The tech industry is all abuzz over the Apple lawsuit claiming HTC is infringing on 20 of Apple’s patents. While commonly felt that Apple is really hitting Google over the Android platform, it may go deeper than that. Apple may be scared of the Chrome OS.

Apple vs. Google: Who’s Evil?

Google and Apple have become giants in industry, and are beginning to encroach on each other’s home turf. They may have started out as small companies with a niche focus, but those days are long past. Watch as the two companies square off against each other.

iPhone Explorer: File Control at Last

The iPhone OS provides no way to interact directly with documents or other files stored on the phone, rendering the device’s owners dependent on application developers to add to their apps methods to work with files. iPhone Explorer addresses that glaring oversight, and it’s free.

Is Apple Buying Quattro Wireless?

The mobile industry is clearly salivating at the prospect of deep-pocket players, like Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), buying startups, especially after…

AdMob’s Growing Success Attracts Suitors

AdMob, the mobile phone ad network that has been riding high on the success of the iPhone, expects its sales to double this year, which Bloo…

USA Today Regrets Making iPhone App Free

USA Today’s new publisher David Hunke regrets not charging for its iPhone application, even though mobile phones and portable electronic rea…

New Yorker Cover Boost For Brushes Developer

A big win for Steve Sprang, the developer behind Brushes, the iPhone app artist Jorge Colombo used to create the dreamy June 1 New Yorker co…

Cellphones Are For Babies, Too

It’s very logical to come to the conclusion that a smartphone is best used for highly technical things, like extending the enterprise into t…

Yahoo Adds Voice-Enabled Search To iPhone App

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) has launched voice-enabled OneSearch for its iPhone app, which will let users conduct a search by simply speaking. The se…

Trent Reznor Tees Off On Apple

Trent Reznor isn’t one to shy away from taking on the man. He self-releases his albums digitally through his website and often allows fans t…

ITN Signs Ad Deal For Free iPhone News App

The UK’s most-downloaded free iPhone news app is about to start making some money: British news agency ITN has signed up 4th Screen Advertis…

Paywall Partisan WSJ Launches Free iPhone App

The Wall Street Journal has launched an iPhone app and — strikingly for a company that safeguards the bulk of its online content behind a p…

Al Gore's CTIA Keynote Now Open To The Media

A big stink was made late last week after PCMag.com reported that Al Gore’s keynote at next week’s CTIA Wireless 2009 was prohibiting the pr…

Apple Drops NDA For Released iPhone Software

Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is dropping its newly instated non-disclosure agreement about iPhone applications, it wrote today on a developer Web site…

What I Didn’t See At CTIA

After every CTIA, I typically write up a list of the coolest things I saw at the show. Usually, the list includes a gadget or two, an applic…

Apple: A Flat Five Billion

[by Paul Resnikoff, Publisher, DigitalMusicNews] Five billion is a large number, in virtually any context. Five billion people is a lot of…

Apple’s Old MVNO Plan

This isn’t really relevant anymore, but patent filings show that Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) was at least considering an MVNO in the lead-up to the l…

Jobs' Macworld Keynote: The Market Reacts

There’s a cliche that the market doesn’t like surprises, but today’s Steve Jobs’ Macworld keynote could’ve used some: Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) sha…

Orange France Sells 70,000 iPhones In December

France Telecom (NYSE: FTE) reports that its French network operator Orange has sold more than 70,000 Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) iPhones in the month…

Apple’s Web 2.0 App Plans

Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is planning to launch a directory of official Web 2.0 iPhone applications, an anonymous source told AppleInsider. Apparen…

Will Price Deter iPhone Growth in UK?

Gartner Group analyst Carolina Milanesi discusses whether the iPhone’s price tag will deter British consumers: video below from WSJ:

Our Seminar Tonight: The Show Went Well

Our “iPhone and Beyond” seminar went very well today…the star, as you can see below. We’ll have full video from the three panels early nex…

Ticket Sales Ongoing For Our First Seminar:

Tickets sales are ongoing, for our “iPhone And Beyond: The Content Opportunities” half-day seminar we’re doing on Sept 20th in LA. Since we’…

Ringtones on iTunes/iPhone?

So are the rumors about Apple’s (Nsdq: AAPL) planned announced Sep 5: The Los Angeles Times and The New York Post both reported Friday that…

The New iPod: Coming Sep 5?

So the rumor has it, based on an event Apple (NYSE: AAPL) is doing on Sep 5th in San Francisco. Some speculation of what the new iPods could…

Apple Puts "Send To Web Gallery" On IPhone

The only iPhone-related news I’ve seen coming out of the Apple press conference is the linking of iPhones to iLife 08, and from there to the…

Apple Sued Over Touch-Screen Patent Claim

It’s not surprising this has happened, but doing the rounds is the report that Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is being sued by a company called SP Tec…

The “Professional” iPhone Line Waiters

Craigslist is full of them…below is a “real”ad:

“We have line waiters in every major city, for iPhone, X-box, iPod, Zune, SPS, Video Game…

What’s At Stake With iPhone

Professional contrarian John Heilemann has a cover story about Steve Jobs in the latest issue of New York Magazine, and tackles the “realit…

@ D: Steve & Bill: The Video Part 1

AllThingsD, which has done a great job blogging its own conference, has put up video part one of the rare Bill Gates and Steve Jobs joint se…

@ D: Steve Jobs And Bill Gates

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are coming on stage for the first time in a joint interview at the D Conference. Pics here.
Gates: First thing I w…

@ D: YouTube Now Embedded Into AppleTV

Steve Jobs, speaking at D conference, announced that YouTube is now embedded into the AppleTV interface and works off a live Internet connec…

@ D: Steve Jobs

— What business is Apple in: We are in two businesses: Mac business and music business…each of them are about $10 billion each. The third…

Apple And iPhone Partner For Europe?

The Guardian has a story covering the two rumors-de-jour, the iPhone and Google phone. While Google is downplaying any plans to launch its o…

EU Official Takes Aim At Apple

Reuters reports EU consumer chief Meglena Kuneva has criticized Apple’s practice of bundling of its iPod music players and its iTunes online…

OPA London: Line Of The Day

Our UK contributor Robert Andrews caught this at OPA Forum for the Future in London today … Asked about Motorola’s response to Apple’s upc…

Apple iPhone Commercial Debuts During Oscars

Watching the Oscars tonight and paid half-attention to this one, until the end of the ad: Apple debuted its first TV ad for iPhone, launchin…

Apple’s Plans For Ringtones

This video on YouTube puts forward a convincing argument for Apple to sell ringtones for its iPhone…the most convincing part is the inclus…

The iPhone Backstory

The backstory of how iPhone came together, though the Time magazine story was much better. This one from WSJ gets lost in “people familiar w…

Rogers To Offer iPhone in Canada?

So goes the rumors online, that Canadian telco Rogers will be offering iPhone when it launches there. Apparently will be the exclusive provi…

Norway Forces Apple To Open Up iTunes

Considerable coverage today about Norway, joined by consumer groups in Germany and France, putting the pressure on Apple to embrace interope…

Mossberg's View Of The iPhone

Walt’s short video review is below:

His column is here: “if you’re in the market for a smart phone and can afford $499, you might want to…

Apple Phone: More Coverage From MocoNews.net

We had one post about Apple phone here, but tons more on our sister site MocoNews.net:
— Apple Launches iPhone With Cingular; Works With G…

More on Apple iPhone

Apple has launched a comprehensive information sub-site on the iPhone, here.
The full releases are here and here.

EA Bullish on iPod Games; Mobile Games Fit In

EA Mobile head Mitch Lasky has given an interview Reuters about games on iPods — it’s got 11 games on the device going for $4.99 a pop. (UP…

iPhone Reportedly Nearing Production

Ah, it’s been a while since there was a good iPhone rumor…American Technology Research is encouraging investors to buy Apple shares. “Our…

Google CEO Joins Apple Board

So what if Google will not launch its own music service…its CEO is now on the board of the biggest digital music/media company around: App…

France Approves iTunes Law

French lawmakers have given final approval to the “iTunes law” that could force Apple to make iPod and iTunes store compatible with rivals’…

Microsoft Preparing for Music Player, Store?

This rumor and speculation has been on about this for a while and now NYP has some more: it says that MSFT has quietly restarted licensing t…

Apple Supposition Back In The Media

Speculation and supposition about Apple and the iPod/music phone conundrum is back in the media.
Playlist notes a statement by ABI Research…

Apple Patents Bookmarking Songs Over Mobile?

I’m not an expert, but…it seems this patent could have far reaching effects for the mobile industry. Apple appears to have filed a patent…

Apple Renews Flat-Rate iTunes Music Contracts

Apple has won the battle with the record-labels over “variable pricing”, which would have seen the cost of a lot of songs rise. Apple has an…

Apple @ 30:

What an up and down week for Apple … and it’s only Tuesday: a lawsuit in London, Denmark joins France on the interop kick, Steve Jobs’s st…

Apple To Sell SNL Skits

Expect more content announcements tomorrow as MacWorld starts: for now, Apple will sell a limited number of archived “Saturday Night” skits…

Apple Axes ‘iRingTones’ Project

Apple has scrapped a project to sell ringtones via the iTunes store, although the reasons are unclear.
“iRingTones”, as we’ll call it, inte…

Everyone Wants To Tie Up With Apple iTunes

Well, both Fox and Clear Channel want to, for distribution of video and audio:
— Fox: Fox Filmed Entertainment is open to a deal with iTune…

Preloaded Video Service For iPods

I’m sure Apple may have some issues with it, but this is nifty…shows you the video economy which can develop around iPod and other portabl…

Apple to Raise iTunes Prices?

EMI chief executive Alain Levy has been quoted as saying that he discussed the issue of a single 99c price point for downloaded music with S…

10-Q Watch: Audible and iTunes

Not much in Audible’s Q3 10-Q (filed last week) besides the numbers, but some points about the relationship with Apple iTunes and revenues f…

Apple Launches iTunes Australia

The rumors were true…the site is here. Music downloads will be $1.69 AUD per song, or about $1.20 US, with videos costing $3.39 AUD and mo…

Moto iTunes Phone a Flop

Not that it was unexpected: As many as six times more customers are returning the [Apple iTunes] Rokr phones than is normal for new handset…

Will Ads Follow Content on Video iPod?

Speculation continues: Will ads come on to big-media content for the new video iPod? For now, ABC, which is providing TV show downloads for…

Apple and Napster Withdraw P2P Site Ads

In UK, Apple and Napster have withdrawn adverts running on P2P file sharing websites following criticism from BPI, the UK record industry as…

iTunes Video: The Lost Download

I tested the video download part of iTunes (not on the video iPod, just on my PC)…the buying process is easy as ever, same as the usual iT…

Latest Apple Guessing Game

I almost hate to fuel this fire but the latest Apple version of “Where’s Waldo?” isn’t going away until Wednesday’s announcement, when it wi…

Apple To Announce Video iPod Next Week?

Another day, another secret Apple announcement coming. Next week, it will be another one, according to a journalist invite, though it doesn’…

Apple’s Jobs Warns On Music Pricing

Steve Jobs is skeptical that consumers will be willing to pay more than the 99c price set by iTunes for song downloads. At a news conference…

Apple iTunes Phone With Motorola Launched

More to come later…(live coverage of the launch, by from Mac Observer here)
From the release on Mobiledia:
The new Motorola ROKR (pronounc…

Variable Pricing Haunting Apple Again

Not sure why this is a suprise…if you ask me, there’s some sleazy PR going on from music labels in “leaking-out” this story, as a way to p…

Apple Not Keen On Subscription Market

And may not ever enter it, according to this story, unless one of its rivals comes up with a way to make subscriptions mainstream.
According…

iTunes On Google?

So goes the market chatter on a slow week in August. Google might offer Apple’s iTunes music store through its own site. Nothing more yet……

HP To Stop Selling Apple iPods

So much for the high-profile deal announced at CES last year… H-P to stop reselling Apple’s popular iPod portable music player, as it doe…

A Video iPod? Don’t Count on It

Peter Burrows hashes through all the video iPod rumors and thinks that chances are the company will simply fold some video capabilities into…

Those Pesky Apple MVNO Rumors

Rumors about Apple are the bread and butter of the tech industry at the moment, from the iTunes phone to the ViPod (video iPod) pundits have…

Analyst Dismisses Apple MVNO Rumors

Chasing up on the report by Informa Telecoms and Media that owners of brands would be taking over the mobile content market Macworld posed t…

The MVNO Rush: Will Apple Bite?

A completely speculative (though logical) story following Disney’s MVNO announcement: will Apple’s get into the MVNO game? It is launching t…

Sneak Peek At The Apple iTunes Phone

Engadget has posted some photos that could be the iTunes phone — all they know is that it’s a Motorola phone that syncs with iTunes 4.9. Th…

Bites Off the Apple: Apple Vs Mobile Music

We’ve written a bunch about iPod vs the mobile music players, and lo behold, now Barron’s writes a long story on this battle. Expect Apple’s…

Jobs Details Apple's Planned Move To Intel

After days of incessant rumors and pie-in-the-sky chatter, Steve Jobs made it official during today’s keynote to Apple developers: Apple wil…

iTunes Video And Media Management

What if the immediate idea behind iTunes video enabled in version 4.8 is personal media management? Apple doesn’t want to give up ground as…

iTunes Australia On Hold?

According to The Courier Mail, a major record company is holding out and Apple has had to cancel an ad buy and postpone what was to have bee…

Apple resists mobile MP3 ambush

The mobile industry is keen to move into the portable music player market, and in the process own it. However it’s not that simple… “The p…

Apple outlines mobile strategy

Apple have published a QuickTime presentation of the presentation by Frank Casanova at the CTIA – Wireless conference. Casanova’s presentat…

Apple Rolls Out iPod Photo, Rocks with U2

Apple has rolled out a new iPod that allows users to view and share photos, a dramatic expansion that takes the most popular digital music p…

iPod Advertises on 3G Mobile Video Service

This is a first for any music service I’ve heard of…In UK, 3G mobile operator 3 is running its first ever mobile video ad campaign, for th…

Custom U2 iPod Confirmed

Rumors on this surfaced earlier today and Forbes.com is confirming it…the U2 edition of iPod will come preloaded with the band’s new album…

A Bitter Apple Replay?

“If Apple licenses FairPlay, it could sacrifice some sales and profits from its iPod line in the near term. But over the long haul, sowing t…

Apple’s Profits Up On iPod Sales

Apple’s just reported its Q3 numbers: it had a net profit of $106 million, compared to a net profit of $44 million in the year-ago quarter.…

Apple v. Apple: Settlement Unlikely

The Apple Computer versus Apple (TheBeatles) case is unlikely to see an out of court settlement, reports Macworld UK. “This will not end wi…

Profiting From the iPod Economy

(sub. req.): An interesting story on the iPod trickle-through economy of products and services…(pick up the Playlist magazine if you want…

Rip Off Britain – This Time It’s Digital

I feel for my country mates, even though I am here now…In reaction to claims that Apple is overcharging customers for song downloads in UK…

Why Jobs Should Heed VoIP’s Call

Apple has what it would need — including its ongoing transition to a services outfit — to make a “Macphone” network work…
“Apple could a…

iTunes Pricing Under Scrutiny in UK

The London-based Consumers’ Association has asked the Office of Fair Trading to investigate Apple claiming the company’s iTunes song shop is…

Apple May Upset Apple’s Apple Cart

Ok, confusing, but The Beatles’ company, Apple Corps may be in for a huge legal settlement with Apple Computer, reports Daily Variety…Some…

Apple To Pay Commissions On iTunes Sales

Apple will offer commissions to third-party sites that drive customers to its iTunes online music store…Napster and MusicMatch already do…

Apple iPod Team Seeks Wi-Fi Engineer

Apple is looking for two iPod hardware engineers both with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi experience, opening the possibility that the portable music p…

Apple Signs Big U.K. Indies for iTunes

Apple has signed on the indies for UK…it has signed deals with three of the UK’s largest independent labels, partly ending a licensing spa…

iPod Nation

An Apple love fest from Newsweek…iPod is on the cover of the latest issue, to hit stands today.
The company also announced a new version o…

Apple Close To Cutting Indie Deal In Europe

Indie record labels in Europe are on the verge of striking an agreement with Apple that will allow its iTunes music service to sell tracks b…

iTunes Europe: A Preliminary Analysis

(via A Copyfighter’s Musings): () The Berkman Center’s Digitial Media Project at Harvard has released a new study by it students, which cons…

Apple iTunes To Go Europewide By October

Apple iTunes, which was launched in Britain, France and Germany last week, will have a Europewide version of iTunes by October, after it rea…

Steve Jobs on European Launch

On licensing negotiations in Europe: “On other services, every song has a different set of rights attached to it. We didn’t want that. The u…

A Tougher Sell For iTunes in EU

This analysis follows iTunes’ launch in UK, France and Germany earlier today…it says Apple will have a tougher time than it has had in U.S…

iTunes Launches in UK and Europe

And Macworld has some ecstatic coverage of the press junket announcing the launch. It has been launched in UK, France and Germany, with pric…

iTunes’ Europe Launch Today

At a news conference in London, at 11 AM GMT, where Steve Jobs is expected to show up…
Expect Macworld UK to do some great blogging/live c…

Jobs Discusses Apple’s Future

Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the first rock star of the technology business, sat down with Walt Mossberg to talk about the computer company’s succe…

QuickTime 6 Breaks 250-Million Mark

Apple announced that QuickTime 6, its digital media software, has surpassed the 250-million download mark since that version was released tw…

Jobs Says Apple Won’t Raise iTunes Prices

(sub. req.): Steve Jobs has squashed rumors of price increase for Apple iTunes music service…he spoke today at the oh-so-posh D conference…

Apple iTunes Europe Launch Set For June 15

Apple Computer will announce next week its long-awaited European version of the iTunes online music store, according to this Reuters report.…

Maintaining iPod’s Dominance

Simple: Rethink subscriptions. “To stare down a raft of new music players, Apple needs to broaden its product line. It should consider formi…

Apple iTunes’ European Launch By Mid-June?

Apple could be ready to launch its iTunes Music Store in Europe by the middle of June, accordig to The Register. According to the story, App…

iPod Helps Apple Earnings Sing

For Q1, Apple earned $46 million, on revenues of $1.91 billion. That compares with earnings of $14 million, on revenues of $1.48 billion for…

Apple Shouldn’t Sing Solo

As rivals multiply, Jobs & Co. will make more money from its music site and iPods if all the industry’s rival players can share its software…

HP to bundle iTunes ‘from March’

HP is expected to begin bundling Apple’s iTunes digital-jukebox software with its consumer machines by the end of March.
Related:
— The Rea…

Virgin May Show Apple a Thing or Two

Alex Salkever thinks that Virgin’s cool factor may overwhelm Apple’s cool factor in the online music space…The honeymoon was nice while it…

iTunes Against Beatles in UK Courts, Today

Apple Computer will return to London’s High Court today to contest the latest lawsuit brought by Beatles managing company Apple Corps. The B…

Eminem Sues Over iTunes Ad

The first real suing case among the legitimate music services: Rap superstar Eminem, who claims that he could fetch more than $10 million fo…

iTunes Starts Selling Concerts Downloads

In a first for legitmate music service, iTunes has started selling live concert recording from jam band Widespread Panic…the band’s year-e…

Will Yahoo Adopt QuickTme Worldwide?

If it happens worldwide, it will be a huge boost to Quicktime and Apple…Yahoo will use Singapore as the testbed for a new Yahoo service wh…

Apple Should Buy TiVo

Yep, and I want to hire John Battelle to run my ship…whatever, dude…

Apple Sees Jump In Revenue

Apple Computer reported a 36 percent jump in revenue in its first quarter, beating analyst expectations. “It was an outstanding quarter for…

H-P, Apple Unveil Music Alliance

Hewlett-Packard said Thursday it will start selling an HP-branded version of Apple Computer’s iPod this summer as part of a broad expansion…

Live Coverage of Jobs Speech at Macworld

The Macworld magazine is running a live coverage of Steve Jobs’ keynote happening right now at Macworld Expo San Francisco. (There’s a live…

Media moguls Look to Apple Guru For Succour

(sub. req.): “At a time when companies are being forced to compete against the free – whether it is free music exchanged online or free soft…

Apple Tunes Up QuickTime For Wireless

Apple has released a new version of its QuickTime multimedia software, adding support for the creation, delivery and playback of video over…

Why Apple iTunes is Way Ahead

USA Today lists the reasons, and how competitors have not been able to keep up. Some interesting admissions on Apple’s superiority by compet…

Apple: Ad Age’s 2003 Marketer of the Year

More praise heaped on Apple: Ad Age has named Apple as its “Marketer of the Year” for 2003…
Also read Scott Donaton’s editorial, “Apple’s…

iTunes Reaches 25M Downloads

Music fans have purchased more than 25 million songs from Apple’s iTunes Music Store…Apple also said that more than $1 million of iTunes o…

Apple “the Microsoft of Music Stores”?

That’s the best analogy Jobs could come up with? I prefer: “Apple is the new MTV”.
He was talking to analysts yesterday. He said that SoundS…

‘Bundle iTunes in PCs’

Apple’s applications marketing chief Peter Lowe has urged PC manufacturers to bundle iTunes for Windows with off-the-shelf PCs….

Looking Toward a Networked World

Tech guru Tim O’Reilly cites Apple’s iTunes Music Store as an example of how the company is leading a revolution in Net-enabled software…h…

Apple Tweaks iTunes For Windows

Apple Computer said it has released an updated version of its iTunes program intended to fix bugs encountered by some Windows users.

One Million iTunes for Windows

iTunes for Windows has been downloaded over a million times since its launch on Thursday…in the same period over one million songs have be…

Apple Launches iTunes for Windows

In case you were in hibernation, here’s what happened today: Apple unveiled the Windows version of its iTunes music service…the new jukebo…

Thoughts On AOL-Apple Tie Up

So the deal is with AOL Broadband…who wants to download music on a dial-up anyway? Hence the ramifications may not be as widespread as I i…

Tangles in the Mac Web

After the dot-com collapse, most Mac sites are struggling to pay their bills…”It presents an unsettling dilemma for Mac users fond of gett…

Apple to Launch iTunes For Windows Next Week

Perhaps spurred by Napster’s relaunch, Apple Computer is expected next week to expand its online music service to Windows-based computers.
T…

Apple Music Trading Dispute May Go To Court

The spat between Apple Computer and Beatles ay end up in court, according to Steve Jobs. He dismissed the earlier agreement between the two,…

Apple’s iTunes Coming To Europe Next Year

Apple will not launch its iTunes music service in Europe this year…”We’re clearly working on it (but) I think we’ll do it next year,” Stev…

Apple May Push Up Windows iTunes Launch

According to this Newsweek story, Apple has moved up the date for expanding its current Mac-only iTunes for the vast universe of Windows-bas…

eBay Mutes iTunes Song Auction

eBay on Thursday canceled an auction that sought to resell a music download that was purchased through Apple Computer’s iTunes Music Store,…

iTunes May Have Ozzie Version By Christmas

This according to this story: “Australia should have its first [legal music service] by Christmas. It is likely it will be a local version o…

Where “Think Different” Is Taking Apple

“Instead of resigning himself to the idea that Apple will never be more than a niche PC supplier, Jobs is slowly transforming it into a high…

Jupiter Plug.IN: Keynote: Peter Lowe, Apple

(speaker bio): The way to go after illegal file sharing services is to compete with them…go after their weaknesses. The reason why people…

iTunes’ Rollout in Europe Delayed

Apple’s music subscription service iTunes will not be rolled out in Europe until next year, due to disputes between record companies and the…

iTunes Hits 5 Million Downloads

Apple’s iTunes music store had sold 5 million song downloads since its inception eight weeks ago.

iPod: Digital Music’s Windows Desktop

“Since record companies are desperate for new means of distribution, shouldn’t they be looking for access to the iPod rather than just iTune…

Apple Sells 3.5 M Songs; 50% As Albums

Apple has sold 3.5 million songs since it launched its iTunes music store at the end of April. The computer manufacturer is selling about 50…

iTunes Music Swap Just Won’t Die

On Thursday, programmer James Speth released a hastily written piece of software called 401(ok) that restores Net-wide music streaming to iT…

Apple and The Beatles Problem

On Apple’s dilemma on not being able to get into music business because of Beatles…”It’s clear that Apple wants into the music business so…

Amazon/Apple Partnership?

Amazon.com may seek partners such as Apple Computer and song distributor MusicNet for help in starting an online music service, according to…

Apple is the New MTV

“Apple is the new MTV,” said Numair Faraz, 18, who has started several online service companies. “It is the new funnel for music. When thing…

Apple Limits iTunes File Sharing

Apple Computer has limited a music-sharing feature from the latest version of iTunes after some Mac owners used it to swap songs over the In…

Will This Be the Summer of Mac?

A promising new set of chips, a possible Quark version for OS X, a surge in online advertising, and a new music store could goose sales — a…

Steve Jobs’ Half Note

“The [Apple] service feels like half a loaf–it only begins to offer the music experience that is possible with the Internet….I’m talking…

Apple looks to iTunes Europe

Apple is negotiating with major European record labels to launch a version of its hugely successful iTunes online music download store befor…

Will Apple Buy TiVo?

“His next step would be to apply Apple’s design elegance and create an “iTV” device that integrates with Macintosh OS X, the Internet, and y…

Apple Using Credit Card Micropayments?

Apple is pulling [micropayments mechanism] off using the traditional credit card system. Everyone knows your profit margin is eaten alive in…

Audible Service Available on New iPods

Audible.com, the spoken/downloadable audio subscription service, is now available to all users of Apple’s new iPod digital audio players.

New Apple Service Off To Quick Start

The Apple’s subscription music service, which went live Monday, sold an estimated 275,000 tracks at 99 cents apiece in its first 18 hours, a…

Apple’s music: Microsoft’s sour note?

Apple Computer’s new music service could help shift the battle to control digital media away from Microsoft’s proprietary file formats, acco…

Dollar Songs: Bargain or Rip-Off?

“According to academics who’ve studied the economics of digital music distribution, the cost still seems too high to attract users of peer-t…

How Good is the Apple Music Service?

David Pogue of NYT reviews the new music service: “Among the Music Store’s many grace notes and pleasant surprises, the most amazing is the…

Apple’s music: Evolution, Not Revolution

“But what Jobs didn’t note is the debt he owes to those services and to the defunct music companies that came before them, which have spent…

Will AOL Use Apple’s Music Service?

Buried at the end of the long, long Fortune story I linked to below, a tantalizing possibility: “AOL has been trying to develop its own musi…

Songs in the Key of Steve

A fawning series of exclusive stories on Apple’s new music service, including an interview with Steve Jobs, a review of the iTunes music ser…

Yep, It Has Been Launched

The incredibly-hyped Apple online music service has been launched today. The songs cost 99 cents each to download, with no subscription fee,…

Apple Music Could be a Winner

“The key here is whether consumers will be forced to have a subscription, or can download tracks and pay as they go,” said Josh Bernoff, sen…

Steve, Steer Clear of Universal Music

Reasons why Steve Jobs should stay clear of UMG. “No company has successfully managed to be both a device maker and a content producer at th…

Apple CEO Ducks Questions on Music Strategy

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer, declined to comment on its forthcoming online music service and its reported talks to buy Vivendi’s Unive…

Hollywood Role Could be Right For Jobs

“Jobs has tried to strike a balance between the entertainment industry’s protectionist stance toward music, and the attitude of some in the…

Steve Jobs, the Music Man

“To pull it off, Jobs would have to get enough labels and artists to agree to a simple 99 cents-a-song approach: a stiff challenge. That’s w…

ITunes Music Sharing App Goes Online

A program that allows Mac users to share music playlists over the Internet has been published again, after Apple shut down the original vers…

And So the Apple Fell

Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs has denied that his company made a bid for Vivendi Universal’s Universal Music Group. “Apple has never made any offe…

Apple’s Bid For UMG Falls Flat

A detailed story on how bidding for Vivendi’s Universal Music Group has fallen flat, including considering Apple’s bold bid. “Talks in recen…

More analysis of Apple’s Music Ambitions

Stories following Apple’s reported ambition to buy Universal Music from Vivendi for $6 billion:
–Now It’s Microsoft: Microsoft has express…

Apple Preparing Digital Music Service:

Apple Preparing Digital Music Service: Apple Computer is preparing an online music-buying service for Macintosh and iPod users and is close…

Apple’s .Mac Unveils Paid Web

Apple’s .Mac Unveils Paid Web Services: Not directly related to content, but Apple has unveiled an online suite called .Mac. For an annual f…