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iPhone fatigue and fading Samsung. This planet is bored with big brand phones

Samsung already had plenty to worry about before its flagship phone started exploding. Strategy Analytics reckons the Korean giant’s phone sales have fallen 10 per cent. And it’s not alone. Apple is experiencing “iPhone” fatigue after years of merely incremental upgrades, down 5 per cent globally over the year. Overall global …
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Oct 2016

Judge allows Apple's faceless Irish head to settle for €45k - report

A payment from the head of Apple's besieged Irish company was accepted by an Italian judge to settle a case against him or her as part of a tax probe into the firm, according to a report. Apple Sales International is being investigated in the country as part of allegations that it failed to pay €879m in corporate taxes. This …

Tim Cook: EU lied about Apple taxes. Watch out Ireland, this is a coup!

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has claimed that the European Commission made up its claims about the business’ tax payments in Ireland. Earlier this week EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said that Ireland failing to collect taxes from Apple at the standard rate of 12.5 per cent amounted to “state aid” and thus …
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EU verdict: Apple received €13bn in illegal tax benefits from Ireland

Updated The European Commission has ruled that tax arrangements between Ireland and Apple were in breach of the EU's state aid laws, and said the American corporation needs to cough up €13bn in back taxes, plus interest. Delivering her judgment in Brussels this morning, the EU's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said: …
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Tablet sales remain bitter, but Nougat tipped to sweeten the market

Tablet computer sales are sliding, sharply, again. Analyst firms IDC and Canalys both today released their assessments of recent sales and the numbers are ugly. IDC was able to count 38.7 million shipments for Q2, 2016. That's a year-over-year fall of 12.3 per cent. Canalys' numbers found 35 million shipments, down 16 per …
Simon Sharwood, 02 Aug 2016
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Mall owner lays blame at Apple's door for dragging down sales

One of the US’s major mall operators blamed Apple for dragging down the performance of its high end properties, potentially compounding the discomfort for the i company. Last month Apple reported results that were - for the tech juggernaut - slightly lacklustre, precipitating a share slide that made it the former most valuable …
Joe Fay, 04 Feb 2016
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Apple CEO: We've hoovered up your cash faster than ever before

Apple has sold more than 13 million new iPhones in just three days, the company crowed announced on Monday. The new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus models went on sale on Friday and set a new record as fanbois scrambled to pick up their newest bauble. “Sales have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales …
Jennifer Baker, 28 Sep 2015
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Windows Phone is like religion – it gets people when they are down

Microsoft is mopping up sales from dazed and confused BlackBerry handset users found wandering across Blighty, according to claims from an industry number cruncher. Some 570,000 Brits worshipped at the altar of Redmond (bought a Windows Phone) in Q1, up 32 per cent year-on-year – like religions, it is easier for tech vendors …
Paul Kunert, 22 Jun 2015
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Ireland accused of giving Apple 'selective advantage'

The European Commission will investigate the Republic of Ireland's handling of Apple's tax affairs, after raising concerns that discretion available to the nation's tax authorities “... has been used in the case of Apple to grant a selective advantage to that company, reducing its tax burden below the level it should pay based …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Jun 2014
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Weakened Apple slab grab sees Q1 growth slump to RECORD LOW

Apple's iPad shipments into distribution have fallen faster than at any point since the slab was brought to market and yet the wheels aren't close to coming off of the fruit-emblazoned sales juggernaut. A 16.1 per cent world-wide sales crash in Q1 to 16.35 million units saw iPad market share plummet to 32.2 per cent from 46.4 …
Paul Kunert, 09 May 2014
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Apple 'hid AUD$9 BILLION' from Australia alone: Report

An Australian newspaper is claiming that analysis of Apple's Irish subsidiary's finances demonstrates Cupertino's skill at offshoring its revenues is saving the company billions it would otherwise have to shell out in tax. The Australian Financial Review alleges (warning: may be paywalled) that over a ten-year period, Apple …
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The Mac at 30: Hardware and software wars – again and again and ...

Feature The countdown continues as we step through the 10 most important events that have shaped the evolution of the Apple Macintosh over the past 30 years. Click here for Part 1... or read on. In this episode: the return of the prodigal son, the attack of the clones, the invasion of Chipzilla, and how an old enemy came to the …

Apple kingpin springs to Beijing, pings telco kings: Flog our iPhone things

Apple chief Tim Cook has been doing the rounds in China with national telcos, drumming up interest in carrying iPhones and iPads to the country's massive mobile market. Cook met China Mobile chairman Xi Guohua in Beijing to "discuss matters of cooperation", Reuters and Bloomberg reported. The world's largest mobile carrier by …

Apple dodged all UK corporation tax in 2012

Apple didn't pay any corporation tax in the UK last year, according to its latest filings in the country, adding to controversy at home about its imaginative tax planning. The fruity firm's main British subsidiaries Apple (UK), Apple Europe and Apple Retail UK reported pre-tax profits between them of £68m in the year to …
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Who did Apple LIE TO: Australia or America?

Australian parliamentarians, already hostile to international IT vendors over their pricing practices and use of transfer arrangements to offshore their tax obligations, are now at the point of grabbing torches and pitchforks and heading in the direction of Cupertino. At issue is what looks like a contradiction between the …
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World's richest hobo (Apple) has worked 'tax-free' in Ireland since '80s

Apple has been operating practically tax-free in Ireland since 1980, a former exec has claimed. The ex-Cupertino veep spoke out as the fruity firm was accused of being a "tax resident nowhere in the world" by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) during a hearing of the US Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. The iPhone …
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Happy birthday, Lisa: Apple's slow but heavy workhorse turns 30

Read a press release from Apple in the 1990s and it'll end with something along the lines of: “Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.” All of which is true up to a point, but the statement does overlook the product …
Bob Dormon, 18 Jan 2013

UK Apple cart Square punched in the wallet as sales, profit fall

Not everything emblazoned with a fruit-shaped badge of honour is immune to the cold winds of recession: just ask London-based Apple channel partner Square Group. The business's turnover dropped 15 per cent to £24m and profits fell 36.8 per cent to £250,000 in the year to 31 March 2012, according to a filing this week at …
Paul Kunert, 08 Jan 2013

Apple shifts 3 million iPads in 3 days: But how many were Minis?

Apple sold three million iPad 4s and iPad Minis in the weekend after the device launched, Apple announced in a bullish release today that described the sales as "record-breaking". Sales were double the 1.5 million sales of the iPad 3 in its first weekend in March. “We set a new launch weekend record and practically sold out of …
Anna Leach, 05 Nov 2012

Apple axed Brit retail boss for doing his job well - TOO well, perhaps

Comment John Browett must be pinching himself after his stint as Apple's retail veep came to an abrupt and unceremonious end this week, despite stellar numbers from his division of the firm. Just seven months into the prestigious role, the Brit was shown the door for an unspecified reason at the same time as Scott Forstall, senior …
Paul Kunert, 01 Nov 2012
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Apple's Cupertino comrades conspire to capture Russia

Apple is beefing up its presence in Russia, according to rumours in the Russian financial daily Kommersant. Apple has registered a company called Apple Rus and assigned Vitaly Morozk, the company’s local legal advisor, as its director general, reports the paper. Allegedly, opening stores in President Putin's back garden is not …
Anna Leach, 22 Aug 2012
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Channel bites Apple's hand off for any old iPads in Q1

Apple sales via independent distributors across Western Europe soared 42 per cent in Q1, figures from channel analyst Context reveal. The sales-out numbers detailed by the beancounter's Vendor Performance Monitor (VPM) shows that the majority of growth was generated by the previous generation of iPads, up 180 per cent. This …
Paul Kunert, 20 Apr 2012

Last year's iOS sales surpassed all Macs ever sold

Apple sold more iOS devices in 2011 than the total number of Macs sold in all 28 years since the original Macintosh 128k first hit store shelves in late January 1984. "The iOS platform as a whole reached 316 million cumulative units at the end of last year," Horace Dediu writes on his Asymco blog. "The iOS platform overtook …
Rik Myslewski, 17 Feb 2012

Apple fined $1.2m for flouting Italian warranty law

An Italian regulator has fined Apple €900,000 ($1.17m) for trying to sell a two-year extended warranty when customers were entitled to such a thing for free under Italian law. Apple offered a one-year warranty, with an option to extend that cover under an AppleCare Protection Plan, but Italian law says that all goods have to …
Bill Ray, 29 Dec 2011
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Motorola parks tanks on Apple's German lawn

Motorola Mobility has gained an injunction against Apple sales in Germany, through careful application of owed royalties on previous infringements, but enforcing it will cost Motorola €100m in bond money. That money has to be lodged with the court in case a later ruling overrides this decision. It's a lot less than the €2bn …
Bill Ray, 09 Dec 2011
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BlackBerry nicks iPhone's UK smartphone crown

Smartphone sales went backwards in the UK during Q3 as customers abandoned Nokia and Apple. The figures don't look good when compared to last year's storming sales, and it's clear shoppers held off buying new gear during the build up to the latest iPhone launch. According statistics from abacus fondlers Canalys, shipments …
Paul Kunert, 02 Nov 2011
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US carrier smartphone sales slip

Interesting stats have been published by US finance house Morgan Keegan and with then comes a warning for makers of Android handsets: be prepared for a tough Q4. The figures in question tally smartphone sales made by US network operators AT&T and Verizon. Android sales, while higher than those of the Apple iPhone have been …
Tony Smith, 25 Oct 2011
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The life and times of Steven Paul Jobs, Part Two

Before Steve Jobs introduced the iMac on May 6, 1998, his life – as we detailed earlier – had been a roller-coaster of ups and downs. After the iMac shipped on August 15 of that same year, however, he and the company he led traded that carnival ride for a rocket. The iMac was an immediate success. "We have had a phenomenal …
Rik Myslewski, 10 Oct 2011
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Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo bow to Apple sales edict

Booksellers Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo have removed links to their web-based stores from their apps for the iPhone and iPad, and the Google Books app has vanished completely. In February, Apple issued an edict that required all apps offering content for sale or subscription to do so through the App Store, and not through …
Rik Myslewski, 25 Jul 2011
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iPad 2 sales kick off in dead of night

Yesterday, iOS 4.3. Tomorrow, iPad 2. And if you're planning a trip to Austin, Texas, to catch Bad Brains at the annual South by Southwest mega-fest, Apple will provide a "popup store" just for your iPad-purchasing pleasure. On Thursday, Apple also announced that it will begin accepting online orders at 1am Pacific Time on …
Rik Myslewski, 10 Mar 2011
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Acer and Apple prove recession-proof for Brits

PC sales continue to shrink in the UK - but not for Acer and Apple. Sales in the UK dropped 2.4 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2009, according to latest data from Gartner. This decline is less than in previous meltdown quarters, but principal analyst Ranjit Atwal warns that: "The return to growth will be slow …
Rik Myslewski, 11 Nov 2009
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Q1 PC sales: Bad, but not quite awful

Worldwide PC sales fell 7.1 per cent to 63.1 million in the first quarter of 2009, not as far as expected. The figures, from IDC, show worldwide desktop and laptop shipments were down 7.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the same period of 2008. Which ain't good - but it's better than the 8.2 per cent …
John Oates, 16 Apr 2009

25 years of Macintosh - the Apple Computer report card

Part One In two short months, Apple's Macintosh will turn 25 years old. My, how tempus doth fugit. To mark the awesome inevitability of January 24, 2009 following January 24, 1984 after exactly one quarter-century, tech pundits will bloviate, Apple-bashers will execrate, and Jobsian fanboyz will venerate the munificence that flows …

Vista woes fuel Mac sales surge - analyst

The 3G iPhone may be getting all the attention this week, but let's not forget Apple's other product line, the Mac family, which is enjoying new-found success thanks to... Microsoft. According to US investment house BMO Capital Markets, cited by AppleInsider, Apple will have shipped up to 2.5m Macs between April and June …
Tony Smith, 09 Jul 2008

Apple US retail sales leap past PC par

Apple took 14 per cent of the US retail computer market last month - 25 per cent if you look at its share in terms of sales revenue - figures from market watcher NPD reveal. This time last year, NPD's numbers show Apple's unit and revenue retail shares were nine per cent and 14 per cent, respectively. Apple shifted 55 per cent …
Tony Smith, 19 Mar 2008
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Hands on with MDX

Following our introduction to MDX (to be found here) this follow-up article is a get-you-started guide to using this powerful language to manipulate multi-dimensional data. The basics Relational databases store data in two-dimensional tables, a familiar concept that mimics grids of data on paper. Multi-dimensional data is …
Mark Whitehorn, 23 Oct 2007
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EMI and Apple say DRM is so yesterday

Well, the Beatles hasn't joined the DRM-free Apple/EMI jamboree – at least not yet. Instead, today's announcement signalled the beginning of the end for DRM with EMI climbing into bed with Apple to offer high quality music downloads that can be used on any digital-enabled player. It's a strategy that will also help …
Kelly Fiveash, 02 Apr 2007
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Apple kills Cube?

So farewell then, Apple's Cube. Almost gone, and probably soon forgotten. It didn't even make its first birthday. Certainly various Web sites are reporting that resellers from around the world have said Cubes are in very short supply pending the machine's removal from Apple's product line. The ill-fated box was unveiled last …
Tony Smith, 15 Jun 2001
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Apple marketing chief quits

Apple's VP of Marketing Communication, Steve Wilhite, has quit the company. No reason was given for his departure, though he is believed to have resigned rather than fired. That said, given the poor sales of CEO Steve Jobs' new baby, the Power Mac G4 Cube, there has been some turmoil within Apple's sales and marketing …
Tony Smith, 23 Nov 2000
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Apple sees growth despite depressed sales

The leaks from Apple's sieve-like HQ in Cupertino hinted that the Mac maker's latest fiscals, announced last night, wouldn't be as bad as the company warned t'other day, and sure enough they weren't. Instead of newly anticipated earnings of around 30 cents a share, Apple made 47 cents a share. That amounts to profits of $170 …
Tony Smith, 19 Oct 2000
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Apple offers cash for Cubes

Apple is to offer US buyers $300 cash-back in an attempt to beef up sales of its poor-selling Power Mac G4 Cube, Mac retailers have claimed. The $300 deal, describe by resellers cited in a Cnet report, will be used to entice customers who want to buy a Cube along with an Apple monitor. If they choose Apple's bottom-of-the-range …
Tony Smith, 12 Oct 2000
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Apple sales chief quits

Mitch Mandich, Apple's most senior sales manager, is to quit the company to "spend more time with his family". In the UK, that's become a popular euphemism for leaving under a cloud - primarily because the fellow who's 'resigned' has in fact been fired. We're sure that's not the case with Mandich, not least since he'll be …
Tony Smith, 10 Oct 2000
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Free iMac company blames Apple for failure to ship

Freemac this week put the blame squarely on Apple for its inability to deliver on a promise to supply one million folks with a gratis iMac each. According to Freemac's president, Jonathan Strum, when interviewed by CNet, the company's plan to give away one million iMacs over a two-year period came to nothing when Apple refused …
Tony Smith, 04 Feb 2000
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Westcoast poaches C2000 sales johnny

Westcoast has poached Computer 2000’s field sales manager. Alan Hunt will join Westcoast in the first week of January as sales director. Hunt left Computer 2000 on Friday after seven and a half years at the distributor. He follows ex-C2000 sales director, Paul Cook, who left the distributor to be Westcoast MD earlier this year. …
Linda Harrison, 07 Dec 1999