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After much anticipation, Apple on Wednesday revealed new iPods and iTunes, as well as new iPhone and iPod Touch system software, CNET News reported. Apple CEO Steve Jobs also made a surprise appearance as the keynote speaker at the invitation-only event.

Included in the unveiling was a refreshed version of the iPod Nano, which now includes a video camera, microphone, FM tuner and larger screen; iPhone/iPod OS 3.1 software; a new version of iTunes that aims to enable better application organisation and includes home sharing, which syncs iTunes purchases across computers within the same household, according to CNET.

Jobs, who last made a public appearance in October 2008 and told the audience he has since undergone a liver transplant, received thunderous applause from the audience, the Wall Street Journal reported in its live blogging of the event.

"I'm vertical (and) I'm back," Jobs said, according to the Washington Post.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-09-09 22:45

Apple has announced an event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, but questions remain as to what the announcement will be. Rumours are circulating as to whether Steve Jobs will unveil a new iPod, Apple Tablet or netbook, Mirror.co.uk reported.

Meanwhile, PC World reports that "unless Apple plans more than most observers expect, there is good reason for Steve to remain out-of-sight." The report also predicts Jobs is unlikely to make an appearance.

Apple has held an event in September for the past several years, all of which have focused on iPods or iTunes, according to a Wired article, which stated that "We believe the prediction of an Apple TV refresh is plausible, but we don't find that nearly as interesting as the possibility that Apple will add cameras to its iPod Nano, iPod Touch and possibly even the iPod Classic next week."

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-09-04 15:37

Apple hopes to release a full-featured, tablet-sized computer that would compete in the e-reader category before the Christmas season, according a Financial Times report on Monday.

The device is rumoured to feature a touch screen that would be up to 10 inches diagonally. It would likely boast a similar Internet service as the iPod touch supporting access to the Internet and Apple's online services. The tablet computer would probably not have mobile phone capabilities, but has been described as "a colour, flat-panel TV to the old-fashioned, black and white TV of the Kindle," a publishing executive told the FT.
The device is being labelled as Apple's next entertainment industry revolution and will support movie and album sales.

The larger screen will support interactive offerings from the music industry in the form of album booklets and liner notes, encouraging full album online purchases, an area the iTunes music store has disappointed.

Hollywood executives said the proposed format would allow them to contribute more content to the iTunes stores and video game publishers have also expressed interest in adapting existing games to the new hardware display, the FT reported.

Book publishers have also been in discussion with Apple about the new products role in their digital existence and hope the new tablet computer will also offer an e-book service to compete with the Amazon Kindle and Sony e-reader.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-07-27 19:47

At a third quarter earnings conference Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer announced the company has sold 5.2 million iPhones during the quarter, paidContent.org reported.

Oppenheimer said the interest in iPhones was overwhelming Apple's supply, commenting that "we can't make enough iPhone 3GS's to meet demand." The iPhone 3GS, which is Apple's latest model of the phone, includes new features such as video-recording and an internal compass.

The newest iPhone technology was released accompanied by a slight price reduction, which COO Tim Cook said resulted in "a significant increase in total sales."

While the company is relishing soaring sales of its iPhone, revenue for iPods has dropped by 7 percent in year-on-year data compared to a 626 percent growth in iPhone sales.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-07-23 15:01

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the hiring practices of technology companies Apple, Google, Yahoo and Genentech, The Washington Post reported June 3.

The companies have been accused of conspiring with each other to prevent other firms from poaching their top staff. Such arrangements are potentially in breach of anti-trust laws.

This is not the first time the Federal Trade Commission has questioned the business practices of these companies, according to a Sacramento Business Journal article. Earlier this year the commission was concerned with the boardroom correlations at the corporations. Google head Eric Schmidt is also a director at Apple Inc., where chief executive officer of Genetech at the time, Art Levinson, also was on the board.

The agreements not to poach staff could breach anti-competition laws if two or more companies formed deals not to pursue the others employees. The hiring practices have been criticised for reducing the opportunities for those company's employees, and practically allows companies to permanently subjugate top staff.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-06-22 19:51

Users may no longer have to end a voice call to share media files on their mobiles, thanks to Apple Inc.'s patenting of a new method to share media in phone calls, AllHeadlineNews reported Thursday.

If Apple launches the programme, iPhone users will be able to send images, video, music and other types of files to one another while on a voice call.

"For example, an individual may call his friend to discuss music, but in order for the friend to listen to the music, the individual either may have to send the music to the friend using a device other than his telephone, or he may have to end the phone call and use the telephone to send the friend an email with the music attached," Apple stated in the filing, obtained by AHN.

The patent credits Jeffrey J. Terlizzi, an Apple software engineer, as the inventor.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-06-04 14:21

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