800 Million Accounts On iTunes, Most With Credit Cards Linked

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During today’s earnings call Tim Cook said Apple nearly has 800 million iTunes accounts which, according to him is “staggering”. In the last quarter the purchases on iTunes was around $5.2B compared to last quarter that was only $4.7B and which is also 24% more than the spend for the same quarter in the last year. It is even more exciting for Apple is most accounts have credit cards linked to the account as reported by Venturebeat. Read More

Tim Cook Bashes New Apple Book, Calls It “Nonsense”

Apple New BookIn a statement given to CNBC, Tim Cook completely bashed the new Apple book, titled “Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs”:

This nonsense belongs with some of the other books I’ve read about Apple. It fails to capture Apple, Steve, or anyone else in the company. Apple has over 85,000 employees that come to work each day to do their best work, to create the world’s best products, to put their mark in the universe and leave it better than they found it. This has been the heart of Apple from day one and will remain at the heart for decades to come. I am very confident about our future.

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Apple’s Tim Cook – Turkey Visit

Tim TurkeyApple’s CEO Tim Cook, is visiting Turkey to meet President Abdullah Gul, prior to the opening of Apple’s first official retail store in the country. This was confirmed through the President’s official calendar entry, as noted by MacRumors. The meeting is set to take place on the 4th of February, today, at 11 AM local time (1 AM PST) at the Çankaya Presidential Compound in the capital, Ankara. Read More

Apple Acquired 15 Companies In 2013

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During today’s earnings call, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced that the company made 15 acquisitions in 2013 out of which 7 were left undiscovered. All acquisitions were from a strategic point of view. Apple only acquires company that have proprietary technology and a great team of people that Apple can use to deploy at their existing or future products. Read More

TIM…CHECK, YOU MAY NOT BE COOKING IT RIGHT

timcookIs Apple on the right track? Will it keep building higher (or lower) variants of iPhones…….from iPhone 6 to iPhone 40 or will there be something better? Will it respond to its technology hungry fans and gadget devotees by getting something radically different? And if so by when ? The questions are endless ….but at the core of it is one common expectation. That is for Apple to come out with more innovative and radically different products and services ….just like the way it was when Steve Jobs was running the Company.

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