Most popular posts of 2011!

Now that 2011 has come to an end it is time to take a look at the most popular posts of the previous year, we have had a lot of interesting Apple news to report, and these are the ones that got most views on the page!

1. iPad doesn’t follow normal product lifecycle

ipad

Many products follow the product lifecycle and are initially accepted only by the early adopters and then slowly gain mainstream popularity, the Apple iPad however doesn’t seem to follow this pattern, according to Apple execs the iPad is a runaway hit and it’s going mainstream faster than anything they’ve seen before.

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2. Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard with a Mac.

Set up

To set up the aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard, follow these steps:

You will need:

-Apple wireless Keyboard
– Mac with bluetooth option.

Install the batteries.

Use a coin to remove the battery compartment cover.
key

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3. How to find your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad UDID


The other day a friend of mine asked me how he could find the UDID for his new iPhone 4. Therefore I have decided to compile this quick How-To Guide. The UDID number is a 40-digit sequence of letters and numbers, associated with every iPhone and iPod touch device, it is really easy to find if you know how to.

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4. Apple updates iMovie ’11

Earlier today Apple released an update to iMovie ’11. The update improves overall stability and fixes an issue that causes audio playback to be out of sync.

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How to connect USB drive to iPad

So far connecting a USB drive has only been possible if you jailbreak the iPad, now since we are not going to post anything on here about jail breaking the iPad here is a way you can transfer files from the USB drive to the iPad without jail breaking it first.

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iOS 5 and iCloud get October 12th Release date!!!

Apple has announced that its next-generation mobile OS, iOS 5, will launch to the public on October 12. It will be a free upgrade for the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and the third- and fourth-generation iPod touches.

iOS 5 includes a number of new features, including a revamped notifications system, improved Camera app, iMessages, and many other tweaks and improvements.

Furthermore Apple will also unleash iCloud to the public on October 12th!

Tim Cook gets 1,000,000 AAPL shares if he remains CEO of Apple until 2021

Wow this is pretty interesting, MacRumors have read the 8-K form which Apple has filed with the SEC to announce this week’s changes to Apple’s executive board, however they have found something just as interesting. Apple has awarded 1,000,000 stock shares to new CEO Tim Cook.

In connection with Mr. Cook’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer, the Board awarded Mr. Cook 1,000,000 restricted stock units. Fifty percent of the restricted stock units are scheduled to vest on each of August 24, 2016 and August 24, 2021, subject to Mr. Cook’s continued employment with Apple through each such date.

With the current stock price at $383 that brings the total to somewhat more than $383M, we can only hope they will be worth as much in 2021.

Apple updates executive biographies.

Apple’s page of executive biographies has already been updated to match the new reality, with Tim Cook in the top left corner as CEO. Cook’s bio now states that he assumed the top job in August of 2011.

Cook’s presumptive successor as COO is SVP of Operations Jeff William. Like Cook, Williams got his MBA from Duke University; during the worldwide launch of the iPhone in 2007 he “played a significant role,” and since then he has been the worldwide ops lead for iPhone and iPod products.

Breaking: Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

While we knew that Apple would not always be run by Steve Jobs we are still shocked that this day came so soon,  Apple CEO Steve Jobs has submitted his resignation, a rumor at first this has now confirmed by an official press release.

STEVE JOBS LETTER OF RESIGNATION. 

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

Steve

FULL PRESS RELEASE FROM APPLE

Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of AppleTim Cook Named CEO and Jobs Elected Chairman of the BoardCUPERTINO, California-August 24, 2011-Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately.

“Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple’s Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”

“The Board has complete confidence that Tim is the right person to be our next CEO,” added Levinson. “Tim’s 13 years of service to Apple have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does.”

Jobs submitted his resignation to the Board today and strongly recommended that the Board implement its succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO.

As COO, Cook was previously responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.

We we be monitoring the situation over the next few days to see how this will influence Apple, however we can already report that shares have dropped more than 5% in value over the past few hours.

Steve Jobs takes leave of absence.

Steve Jobs Taking Medical Leave of Absence From Apple

According to a memo which was sent  from Steve Jobs to all Apple employees today, the CEO of Apple has been forced to take a medical leave of absence so he can “focus on [his] health.” Read the full memo below.

Team,

At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple’s day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011.

I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy.

Steve

While the memo does state that Jobs will continue to be CEO and to have a hand in strategic decisions for the company, there is no mention of for how long he will be gone from the spotlight. Similarly as in 2009 Tim Cook will oversee Apple’s day to day operations.   It’s unclear whether this leave of absence is related to his 2009 liver transplant or his earlier battles with pancreatic cancer.

We are however guessing that more news will be released tomorrow during the quarterly earnings call tomorrow, whatever the reason behind Jobs leave of absence, we wish him a speedy recovery.

Most popular posts of 2010!

Now that 2010 has come to an end it is time to take a look at the most popular posts of the previous year, we have had a lot of interesting Apple news to report, and these are the ones that got most views on the page!

1. iPad doesn’t follow normal product lifecycle

ipad

Many products follow the product lifecycle and are initially accepted only by the early adopters and then slowly gain mainstream popularity, the Apple iPad however doesn’t seem to follow this pattern, according to Apple execs the iPad is a runaway hit and it’s going mainstream faster than anything they’ve seen before.

read more

2. Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard with a Mac.

Set up

To set up the aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard, follow these steps:

You will need:

-Apple wireless Keyboard
– Mac with bluetooth option.

Install the batteries.

Use a coin to remove the battery compartment cover.
key

read more.

3. iPad screen rotation lock becomes mute button with no option to change setting.

Back in January 2010 Apple announced that the hardware switch on the side of the iPad would be a mute switch, just like on the iPhone. Then, closer to the product’s launch in March of this year, Apple revealed that the mute-switch magically transformed into a very handy orientation-lock. Now with iOS 4.2 for iPad, Apple again transformed the hardware switch’s purpose and now it is once again a mute-switch. As we now know, you can lock the iPad’s screen orientation via a menu to the left of the multitasking dock.

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4. Israeli security shoots travellers Macbook Pro…

Lilly Sussman was on her way to Tel Aviv when she was pulled off to the side by airport security who thought she was suspicious. First they questioned her for a long time before finally hearing the gunshots followed by an announcement over the intercom first in Hebrew, then Arabic, then in English.  Lilly says “It was something along the lines of, Do not to be alarmed by gunshots because the Israeli security needs to blow up suspicious passenger luggage.”

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How to connect USB drive to iPad

So far connecting a USB drive has only been possible if you jailbreak the iPad, now since we are not going to post anything on here about jail breaking the iPad here is a way you can transfer files from the USB drive to the iPad without jail breaking it first.

read more.

Mac sales could sustain a Fortune 500 Company.

Well this is interesting, during the “Back to the Mac” Apple COO Tim Cook had some interesting numbers for us, one in five PCs sold in the United States is a Mac, making up 20.67% of U.S. consumer market share, and bringing in triple the amount of money the Mac has earned since fiscal year 2005.

That’s the amazing number, these numbers are pretty awesome too:

  • Year-over-year growth is 27% for the Mac compared to 11% for the PC
  • There are 600,000 Mac developers
  • 33% of Apple’s revenue comes from the Mac. That’s enough to fund a Fortune 500 company on its own, and would rank 110th on the list (though it was made clear Apple has no plans to spin the Mac off)
  • More than 75 million people have visited an Apple Store within the last business quarter
  • The stores in China have the highest traffic of any Apple Store, signifying lots of potential in that company

All very impressive numbers for Apple’s traditional computing platform. iPhones and iPads are no slouches, either, of course, but the Mac is stronger than ever.

iPad doesn’t follow normal product lifecycle!

Many products follow the product lifecycle and are initially accepted only by the early adopters and then slowly gain mainstream popularity, the Apple iPad however doesn’t seem to follow this pattern, according to Apple execs the iPad is a runaway hit and it’s going mainstream faster than anything they’ve seen before.

“It is not following a typical early adopter curve and taking a while to cross over into the mainstream,” said Apple COO Tim Cook during an analyst conference call. Cook confirmed Tuesday that Apple has sold 3.24 million iPads since its launch, at first they were caught off guard by the huge demand, and are working 24/7 to increase capacity.

Initially Apple thought that producing 1 million iPads a month sounded very optimistic, some analysts thought Apple might sell 1 million units in the whole year. Apple is investing enormous time and resources in increasing the iPad production in order to get it to as many people as possible.