Friday, January 28, 2011

Apple Seeds

Weekly Roundup of Apple Headlines

  • The App Store hit a historic 10 Billion downloads (yes, billion...with a B) after being open only two and a half years verses iTunes which took seven years to reach this mark. 
  • Apple commercial features both AT&T and Verizon airs.
  • Apple working on physical keyboards utilizing motion controls to possibly replace the mouse.
  • Verizon Wireless iPhone can be used as a wireless hot spot, but this nice little feature will set you back $20.00 a month. 
  • Apple revamps their website with new animations and a darker menu bar.
  • Apple now ranked 3rd in PC sales (iPad included in tally).
  • Verizon Wireless iPhone to be open to pre-sale on February 3 @ 3AM est. 12 AM Pacific.
  • Apple TV surpasses iPad for Netflix downloads/streaming
  • AT&T activates over 4.1 million iPhones in their 4th Quarter. 
  • News Corp to launch weekly news paper "The Daily" electronically for $0.99 a week for iPad.
  • Analist speculate Verizon Wireless iPhone sales could reach up to 25 million in 2011.
  • iTunes updated to 10.1.2 with iPhone CDMA compatibility. 
  • Apple slips in the ranks of global mobile phone rankings with ZTE now at number four and Apple at five.
  • Class action lawsuit filed against Apple in California over iPhone 4 glass breakage design flaw.

Tune in next week for another roundup of Apple news!

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