I've been watching the Apple stock price for quite a while now and it sure has been a fun ride. From $7 per share just 8 years ago to a peak of just shy under $280 earlier this year.
Does that mean we can expect $280 to be the peak? Well, that's where we want to hear your opinions. A columnist on MarketWatch.com just set the price target before years end to $350/share and I must admit that I think it's possible.
Between the recent release of some really awesome ipod updates, the new Apple TV and potential Verizon iPhone's hitting the streets... I think it's in fact somewhat likely.
What are your thoughts? Do you think these will be successes or just more of the same?
iPad owners have already been enjoying the leap-tastic Mirror's Edge for several months, and now it's the turn of iPhone owners to find out what all the fuss is about, as EA has announced that the game has been released to the iTunes App Store today for $4.99/£2.99. The game has been designed to maximise the visual intensity available with the iPhone 4 Retina Display, so that the amazing cityscape backdrops look better than ever. The plot is centered around the adventures of Faith Conners, a member of an underground group known as "Runners", who are essentially acrobatic messengers and the last source of free communication in the tightly controlled futuristic city in which the game is set.
When a deadly threat rises up from within Faith's group, it turns out...
Epic Citadel comes from comes from Epic Games, creators of the Unreal 3 Engine. In this sneek peek of an environment from their upcoming game, it looks jaw dropping. This app allows you to move around a huge environment, kind of looking like Oblivion, and has amazing detail. The iDevice is able to process and render this video so smoothly with close to no lag. Epic wanted to show that their engine could run really well on Apple's devices and this is it. Could you imagine crazy games like a mobile version of Gears of War on the iDevice? Think of all the possibilties this engine can bring in. It looks like mobile gaming on the iDevice is just beginning.
Today Apple had their September 1st, event announcing a load of new items. There was the new iPod Touch, the new Nano touch, Shuffles, Apple TV (as I like to still call it iTV), iTunes, and more. The new Nano will be cool to have as a wrist watch with an accessory, iWatch maybe? Hopefully there will be some cool updates to let it work with our other iDevices. The new iPod Touch looks cool as well, basically has everything the iPhone 4 has, minus the network and phone. The new Apple TV isn't really too impressive and I, still, won't be getting one. Impress me Apple, please. iTunes 10 will include the Ping social network which will allow you to socialize, online, with friends, great. Everything is covered in the...
Apple has been making exciting announcements all over the place at its media event in San Francisco today, with one of them being the launch of iTunes 10 with Ping, a new music-orientated social network for following your favourite artists and friends to discover what music theyre talking about, listening to and downloading. Users can use Ping to post their thoughts and opinions, details of their favourite albums and songs, as well as viewing concert listings and letting their friends know what upcoming concerts theyre going to. iTunes 10 will also feature commercial-free HD TV show rentals for 99 cents an episode from the likes of ABC, Fox and Disney, and AirPlay wireless music playback, which enables you to listen to your music on remote speakers using...
Looks like most of the recent speculation about the new generation of iPod touches has been right on the money, with Apple launching the new iPod touch range today at its media event in San Francisco. Engadget reports that the revamped device will have the iPhone 4's Retina Display, an Apple A4 processing chip, a 3-axis gyroscope, Game Center and FaceTime via the new front-facing camera and mic, and HD video via the new rear camera. The new touch will also feature up to 40 hours of music playback and seven hours of video playback on a single battery charge. Here's Apple CEO Steve Jobs talking about all the new iPod touch goodness:
Apple has announced that iOS 4.1 is coming as soon as next week as a free download for iPhone and iPod touch. The announcement came at Apple's massive media event being held at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, California. Reporting on the event, AppleInsider said that according to Apple, iOS 4.1 has one big surprise, a new feature called High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos. As you might expect, Steve Jobs was very happy to demonstrate the new feature at the event, explaining that HDR involves the camera taking three different photos in rapid succession - one normal, one underexposed and one overexposed, which then combine to make an HDR photo. Both photos will appear in your Photo roll, so that you can compare and contrast.
The rumor comes from an unlikely source but a source that would have potential inside information none the less. So what's the rumor? Well it appears that Apple has redesigned the antenna design in order to minimize (or rather, fix) the design problem that they refuse to admit too.
This problem has been discussed ad nauseum but essentially it boils down to not being able to hold the phone in the manner you see fit and unacceptable attenuation resulting from from the design.
So who do we have to thank for this juicy tidbit of information? I'll let BGR explain it as they certainly do a better job then me.
Pocket Gamer reports today that the most addictive game ever, Angry Birds, has just been updated to version 1.4.1. The latest version, which is compatible with both iPhone and iPad editions of the game, includes 15 reconstructed levels, whereby the laughing pigs are trying to fix old levels so that you can go back and fire more birds at them and destroy them! The new update also includes a new golden egg to look for, which opens up another mini-level when you find it, as well as new achievements that can be earned via Chillingo's Crystal online service. Here's the development team at Rovio expressing their thanks to the fans for the game's well-earned success:
According to a fun report based on the findings of Coupons.com, iPhone users are feminine-smelling, chicken-eating, entertainment-reading fish owners, whereas Android users are manly-scented, pork-eating, news-reading, bird lovers! And how has Coupons.com come up with this rather silly stuff? Well, they analysed the differences in coupons selected by iPhone users and Android users, using their Grocery IQ shopping list app for the period January 1, 2010 to July 31, 2010. The free app is available for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android, and aside from allowing users to create, organise and manage shopping lists, it also integrates digital coupons from Coupons.com. Users can browse available offers and then either print out the coupons to use in-store, or load them...