Contrary to popular belief, the humble DVD is not dead! Streaming, while popular, simply cannot wrest away the public eye from those silly plastic discs and onto the cloud where it belongs. Ergo, Netflix raised its prices.
If we ignore, just for a moment, all the issues purportedly plaguing the iPhone 4 launch and look at simple numbers (like the purported 600,000 phones sold on day one), who, exactly, was buying this thing? The results? Here:
In today's Remainders: headaches. Microsoft's browser ballot is a headache for the little guys; CereProc talks about the painstaking process of rebuilding Ebert's voice; WiMax taxis in Taiwan get me a little steamed; a magical migraine-diminishing wand, and more.
In today's Remainders: news that's breaking. Boxee Beta is available on Apple TV; Symbian^4 rears its ugly head; analysts analyze things and predict cheaper iPhones; Carly Simon reveals who was so vain; and a nation-sized iceberg breaks free in Antarctica.
Way to go, semiconductor suppliers. Thanks to you, we're all going to be paying more for our PCs going forward. Possibly a lot more.
We're not the only ones who think Nokia is doomed if they keep turning out smartphones like the N97. Generator Research says that Nokia's smartphone marketshare will plummet from over 40 percent today to only 20 percent by 2013.
We'll see plenty of "Pre sells X units in Y amount of time; not as many as iPhone" stories in the next year—in fact, we already have. That may be the wrong way to look at it.
One would think that a shitty economy = more cheap stuff for us consumers, right? You know, the whole "go out and shop!" brand of problem-solving we've become accustomed to? Not this time.
Sorry dudes. Just heard it first hand from Brian Seitz, Group Manager of Zune: "No Zune phone at CES."
Foretelling Apple's next grooves is the national pastime for (some) geeks and an occupational obssession for analysts, who trip over themselves with crazy predictions in "notes" and reports to people with lots of money who want to make more. Forrester just released its big report on what Apple will be like in 2013,…
Wall Street can be such a fickle beast sometimes. Today, Apple revealed what could only be referred to as a monstrous unveiling of iPod-related material, and how do the investors repay them? With a 5.15% drop in the stock price. (Although we've done a few of our own calculations and have come to a striking…
Greg Joswiak, Apple's VP of iPod Product Marketing, tells a bunch of analysts that the first iPhone software update will be coming soon. Analysts then went on to speculate that the update could bring:
Businessweek claims two sources told them Apple will have 3 million iPhones ready for the launch on June 29. This is an absurdly high number. For comparison, Nintendo's Wii had 1 Million units. The PS3? 400,000. Xbox 360? Around 300,000. So Apple's going to have about twice as much as all of them put together?…
Tomi T Ahonen, self-proclaimed "world's leading 3G strategy consultant," unabashedly declares:Hit the jump for more of his predictions.
Taesik Yoon, an analyst over at Forbes, rolls off why investors shouldn't gleefully pump money into Apple stock betting on the iPhone to return their investment in gold bullion. A lot of it's familiar—high price point, ill fit with the smart phone market despite its potential growth—but some of it's a bit newish.