Calif. - Apple (NASD: AAPL) is now the third-largest
mobile phone company in the world, behind Nokia and Samsung, and its iPhone
outsold RIM’s (NASD: RIMM) BlackBerry in the recent quarter, the company revealed in its
earnings statement. Apple said it sold 6.9 million of its iPhone 3G devices in
the quarter ended Sept. 27, compared with 6.1 million BlackBerry units sold by
The company also noted that it has already surpassed its previously stated
goal to sell 10 million iPhones during 2008.
The iPhone sales [...].
- While the Beatles’ songs are still not available for sale from Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iTunes
Store, department store chain Bloomingdale’s has partnered with a custom laser
etching firm to offer a limited edition Apple iPod boxed set that comes with all
of the Beatles albums on CD, Wired.com reported.
The $795 collector’s box — a
limited edition of 2,500 — includes a 120GB iPod classic, which is
laser-etched with a Beatles logo on the front and a silhouette of the "Abbey
Road" album cover on [...].
Calif. - Apple (NASD: AAPL) announced on
Thursday that it has now sold more than 200 million TV episodes from its iTunes
Store, including over one million HD episodes. Additionally, all four networks
are now offering primetime programs in HD through the online store — including
ABC’s "Lost" and "Grey’s Anatomy"; CBS’ "CSI";
Fox’s "Prison Break" and "Bones"; and NBC’s
"Heroes" and "The Office." The iTunes Store now offers over
30,000 TV episodes.
Los Angeles - Neil Smith, VP of Business Management for Rhapsody America, a JV between Real Networks (NASD: RNWK) and MTV (NYSE: VIA), recently spoke on a panel at DMW’s Digital Music Forum West. In this interview, he talks about the possibility of Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iTunes adding a subscription service and what that would do to Rhapsody. He also talks about the integration with MTV and Yahoo! (NASD: YHOO) Music Unlimited. Smith also details what he thinks that the [...].
- While Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iTunes Store continues to dominate the digital music market,
Amazon’s (NASD: AMZN) MP3 store and RealNetworks’ (NASD: RNWK) Rhapsody made strides in terms of brand
awareness and user preference over the past year, according to a report from
market research firm Ipsos. Among users who were aware of more than one source
for digital music purchases, 57% preferred iTunes — an increase of 7% from a
year ago. Meanwhile, 9% favored Amazon MP3, which has only been around a [...].
Calif. – Recording artist Ben
Folds has partnered with Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iTunes to record and digitally release songs
from performances on his upcoming tour, Billboard reports. "The Sounds of
Last Night… This Morning" will see one song from each of ten shows
recorded, and released the next morning for sale on iTunes. All of the songs
will come with original cover art created by Folds with Apple’s Photo Booth
program, while a compilation of all ten tracks will be available after the tour