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Siri now speaks Japanese in iOS 5.1

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Software

Siri Japanese

At today's iPad event, Tim Cook announced that iOS 5.1 would be publicly available today, and included in the release is a new language for Siri: Japanese.

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Video: Phil Knight on Tim Cook’s reaction to Steve Jobs passing

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Videos

As part of his Joe Paterno eulogy, Phil Knight recounts a discussion he had with Apple CEO Tim Cook regarding the death of Steve Jobs. It's a candid glimpse into the friendship shared by Cook and Jobs.

[Thanks, Jason!]


Apple TV sells a record 1.4 million units last quarter

Apple TV sales

We could be wrong, but today's Apple Q1 2012 earnings call may have been the first time that the company has revealed any tangible sales figures for the Apple TV. According to CEO Tim Cook, Apple sold a record-breaking 1.4 million Apple TV units last quarter, which is exactly half of the 2.8 million units that it sold in the entire prior fiscal year. As expected, Cook wouldn't comment on the rumors of the imminent release of a bona fide Apple TV set. We're sure it's in the pipeline, but don't expect Apple to say anything on the record until it's ready to be shown off to the world.

The 1.4 million Apple TV units added to a record-breaking holiday quarter that also included sales of 37 million iPhones, 15 million iPads, and over 5 million Macs.


Apple reports that 85 million people have signed up for iCloud

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Internet

iCloud 85 million accounts

During its Q1 2012 earnings call where Apple announced a record-breaking holiday quarter, CEO Tim Cook also announced that there are now 85 million iCloud accounts. What's impressive there is that iCloud is just three months old, coming in as a replacement for the aging MobileMe, so that's a tremendously positive number as it pertains to user adoption. In fact, that 85 million number is 50 million more than iPhone 4S units sold.


Apple posts record-breaking holiday quarter results with $13 billion in sales

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News

Apple Q1 2012

This afternoon, Apple announced that it has posted a record-breaking holiday quarter for fiscal Q1 2012, led by massive sales of iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers. In a nutshell, the company made a ton of cash, selling over 37 million iPhones, 15,430,000 iPads, 5,200,000 Macs, and 15,400,000 iPods. Full release after the jump.

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Apple misses iTunes Match launch date - what happened?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Internet, Software, Storage

iTunes Match

Apple has missed its own deadline to launch iTunes Match, a service that lets users store their entire music library in the cloud, or the iCloud, for access through any iOS device or computer.

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the iPhone 4S (see our iPhone 4S review) in early October, and iOS 5 and iCloud went live several days later. The final piece of that puzzle, iTunes Match, was expected to launch at the end of October for $24.99 per year, but here we are on November 2 with no iTunes Match in sight.

With iTunes Match, users can store their entire music library in the cloud, or iCloud, for on-the-go access to your music from any iOS device or computer.

A portion of iTunes in the Cloud went live in June during Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), while a developer version of iTunes Match was released in late August; Apple even reportedly wiped out developers' Match libraries, fueling speculation that a launch was imminent.

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Photo: Apple’s Steve Jobs tribute celebration

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News

Steve Jobs Celebration Memorial

Today, Apple held a private celebration to remember the life of Steve Jobs for all employees. The company released the photo above, showing Apple CEO Tim Cook addressing employees.


Tim Cook sends memo to Apple workers about passing of Steve Jobs

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News

Tim Cook Steve Jobs memoFormer Apple CEO Steve Jobs died Wednesday at the age of 56. Jobs' successor, Tim Cook, delivered the sad news in an email to Apple employees, referring to Jobs a "visionary and creative genius."

Here's the full text of the note:

Team,

I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today. 

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

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Video: Watch the Apple iPhone 4S event now!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Videos

Let's Talk iPhone video

In case you didn't hear, Apple announced the iPhone 4S this morning at its Let's Talk iPhone event. If you missed the chatter, don't fret--Apple's posted a video of the entire event for you to watch and enjoy at your leisure. Click on through to see Tim Cook and crew do their best to get you excited about the next Apple smartphone.


Mac OS X Lion has been downloaded 6 million times

Lion App Store

If you were wondering if Apple was making the right decision in launching Mac OS X 10.7, better known as Lion, as a digital download on the Mac App Store, it looks like that question has been answered. At this morning's Apple event, Tim Cook announced that Lion has been downloaded 6 million times. According to Tim, it took Windows 7 twenty weeks to reach what it took Lion 2 weeks to achieve in terms of install base.

So, there's your answer. If you're one of the few who has yet to install Lion, get it now!


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