Topic: tim cook

SD Times Blog: Apple has lost its way

OK, Apple, we get it. You want to converge your product lines into one iOS brand, with one operating system and only two or three lines of products: iPhones, iPads, and iDesktops. This is clearly the vision that Jobs was going for, and it’s an obvious goal on the road map to Apple’s future. Problem … continue reading

Apple draws devices closer together

Mac OS X is now simply macOS. The 27th annual World Wide Developer Conference kicked off this morning in San Francisco, and along with the new branding for the operating system, Apple also unveiled new features for macOS and iOS, including the Universal Clipboard, desktop sharing across devices, and enhancements to Siri. macOS and iOS … continue reading

Apple’s sales decline as a result of lacking ‘self-cannibalism’

This week, Apple released a report that showed that its first decline in revenue in 13 years. Sources said part of the decline is because of fewer new products, iPhone sales slowing down, and the company’s lack of “cannibalism.” According to the company’s report, Apple’s quarterly revenue is US$50.6 billion and its quarterly net income … continue reading

Bill Gates weighs in on FBI vs. Apple debate

Bill Gates is reportedly on the side of the FBI in its conflict with Apple. The FBI had asked Apple for the ability to hack into a phone belonging to one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, Calif., terror attack that occurred late last year, but Apple stated that if it allowed the FBI … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Let the FBI hack the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

Personal privacy vs. national security. That’s the issue at stake today as the FBI has asked Apple to hack into the phone of one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, Calif., terror attack in December. On the face of it, the stance by Apple’s Tim Cook seems genuine enough. People have come to trust … continue reading

Tim Cook releases statement on FBI unlocking iPhone, Microsoft’s C++ compiler tool set, and Google’s EarlGrey—SD Times news digest: Feb. 17, 2016

Tim Cook released a message to Apple customers yesterday, saying the United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step that threatens the security of Apple customers. Cook wrote that the company opposes this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. He said that for years Apple has used … continue reading

Apple announces Apple Watch release, ResearchKit framework, new MacBook and HBO Now

The Apple Watch will be available for pre-order on April 12, and released worldwide on April 24. At Apple’s press event today, CEO Tim Cook introduced each version of the Apple Watch with pricing information, along with a new ResearchKit suite of medical research applications, a redesigned MacBook, and updates on Apple Pay and Apple … continue reading

Apple posts record earnings, reveals Apple Watch April release

Apple has announced record earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2015, with revenue of US$74.6 billion and a net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share. Apple’s Q1 profit beat out Russian oil and gas conglomerate Gazprom’s Q1 2011 net profit of $16.24 billion for the highest quarterly profit of all time. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sept. 18, 2014—Microsoft releases WinJS 3.0, and CloudFlare’s Keyless SSL

Microsoft releases WinJS 3.0 with multiplatform support, nixes developer fees Microsoft has released version 3.0 of WinJS, the Windows library for JavaScript, adding cross-platform and cross-browser support, JavaScript modularization, and improved universal control designs. The update adds support for popular Web and mobile browsers, as well as HTML-based app environments, including Apache Cordova. According to … continue reading

Apple announces free OS X Mavericks release, new iPads, Mac Pro

Aside from Mavericks, the major announcement was the Mac Pro, a small computer with a powerful chipset … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Apple, and computing, after Jobs

The mission for Jobs’ successor now is to make the company his own, not endlessly second-guess what to do going forward … continue reading

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