Articles Archive for February 2010
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Some facts on Steve’s Devices.
For the quarter ended Dec 31, 2009:
1. Number of iPhones sold: 8.7 million
2. Number of Macs sold: 3.4 million
3. Number of iPods sold: 21 million.
4. Apple Quarterly Revenue: $15.68 billion
5. Apple Net Quarterly Profit: $3.38 billion
6. Earnings – $3.67 per diluted share
7. Cash generated in quarter: $5.8 billion
“Apple said Tuesday that sales of its upcoming iPad device will follow a model similar to that of the iPhone during its onset, with availability limited to the company’s direct sales channels and select other retail locations that receive Apple assistance.”
See. Hitler knew that
Answering questions at Goldman Sachs’ annual tech conference in San Francisco (where he is one of the keynote speakers), Tim Cook, Apple’s chief operating officer says he’s been using an iPad for about six months and says Apple “can’t wait to start shipping it.” He also touched upon Apple’s decision on the iPad price point (as low as $499)
Basing its analysis on a survey by RBC/ChangeWave, AllThingsD is reporting that the intial demand for the iPad is defintiely more than the demand that existed for the iPhone. While pent-up demand for a tablet from Apple could be one reason, most of us know the main reason for such demand: Price. Abramsky’s estimate for iPad sales in CY 2010: Five million units
“Well, its just an app directory” – this was our initial reaction to OneForty. Then the iPad came along. Then, the iPad app fever began. Then, (in an unrelated development) Twitter said it plans to make money. That got us thinking: can we think of a scenario where OneForty and the iTunes App Store would truly intersect? (Read on to see what we mean by ‘true’ intersection).
At its core, the iTunes App Store is primarily a “device-driven” ecosystem. You take out the device, and nothing makes sense (well, more or less). …
Reading through an article in the New York Times on why chipmakers must be focussing on smartphones to be part of the future, we got a piece of information about Apple’s A4 chip that powers the iPad: that its a billion dollar chip. Even without the direct investment of a factory, it can cost these companies about $1 billion to create a smartphone chip from scratch.
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We found a very good presentation on designing for the iPad, by Evan Doll, a former Apple employee. Have Fun!
Stanford CS193P – Designing for iPad
View more presentations from Evan Doll.
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Well, there are a lot of candidates for this one. No Flash / No Multitasking / No camera / No Memory slot etc. But we believe the dumbest thing Apple did with the iPad has got to do with a small technicality: You can open/view MS Office formats on the iPad, but you cannot save the work you do in iWork, in MS Office formats.
But Apple has also made iPad versions of its iWork suite for word processing, spreadsheet editing, and presentation creation — for just $10 each, and they …