December 27, 2012
It has been our tradition to compare prices of Apple products in various Asia-Pacific countries in order to determine the country that offers the cheapest iPhone or iPad. We’ll do the same today — this time, for the iPad Mini which was recently launched by Apple in several countries in the past weeks.
We compared the prices of the iPad Mini in 12 countries, and we discovered that the cheapest iPad Mini in Asia-Pacific is being sold in…
October 24, 2012
It’s pretty much the same Apple iPad tablet — except it’s lighter, cheaper, and fits comfortably in one hand.
That’s how Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the newest member of the iPad tablet lineup, the iPad Mini, during an Apple press event on October 23.
October 24, 2012
Less than a year after the newest iPad — the iPad 3 — was launched, Apple unveiled again today the latest update to the world’s most popular tablet. Dubbed the iPad 4, Apple’s newest gadget is not much of a design or functionality overhaul compared to its predecessor but instead offers hardware and performance upgrades.
September 14, 2012
Where can we buy the cheapest Apple iPhone 5?
We checked the prices of Apple’s newest smartphone in each of the countries that will have early shipping next week and we discovered that the cheapest Apple iPhone 5 will be sold in … Read more
September 14, 2012
The new Apple iPhone 5 is finally here.
The company unveiled yesterday the latest version of its hugely popular smartphone. Most of the features have already been leaked to the public weeks or months ago, but millions of Apple fanboys and upcoming converts were still generally satisfied with the launch.
Apple announced that the new iPhone will be on public sale starting September 21 in nine countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. It will be sold in other countries months later.
Before we decide to buy the new iPhone, let’s look at the fact sheet first that compares how the iPhone 5 fares with other smartphones in the market, such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Nokia Lumia 920, Samsung ATIV S, and HTC One X.
September 14, 2011
Millions of people around the world now own an Apple iPad 2. So what do you do to your gadget if you want to stand out and flaunt your wealth?
The answer: plaster it with 24-karat gold, replace the Apple logo with 24-karat diamonds, pepper the frame with the oldest rock in the world and top it off with bones of a dino — wait for it — saur!
Yes, the most expensive iPad 2 — containing gold, diamonds, prehistoric rocks and bones of an extinct animal — is now for sale at £5 million (GBP UK pounds) or approximately US$7.8 million.
September 1, 2011
That’s the essence of the announcement made by Steve Jobs on August 24, 2011 when he officially relinquished his post as Apple Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As he steps down, we look back at the plethora of achievements that Jobs scored for the tech company during the past fourteen years that he was CEO.
Here are three of Jobs’ best achievements as Apple CEO with regard to the Apple stock (AAPL).
Achievement #1: Under Jobs’ helm, the Apple stock (NASDAQ: AAPL) skyrocketed in price from $5 in September 1997 after Jobs was officially appointed as interim CEO to around $376 on the day of his resignation. That translates to a total price growth of 7,420% during the 14-year period or a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36.15%. So if you invested $1,000 back in 1997, this is now worth a whopping $75,200.
August 2, 2011
Apple Inc., maker of the iconic iPod and iPad, has more available cash than the United States government.
As of June 25, 2011, Apple boasts of cash reserves totaling $75.876 billion.
The Treasury Department of the U.S. government, on the other hand, reports a total operating balance of only $73.768 billion — around $2 billion less than what Apple owns.
July 22, 2011
Just when we thought China has produced a fake version of almost anything — from mobile phones to designer bags to apparel and even branded cars! — here comes another one that can be added to that list: a fake Apple Store.
An American blogger, who goes by the name BirdAbroad, recently posted photos and a video of the rip-off store on her blog. According to the blog entry, the store is located in the city of Kunming, capital of China’s southwestern Yunnan province.
The similarities with authorized Apple stores are uncanny, with the blogger describing in detail:
May 13, 2011
Last year when the first Apple iPad was launched, we compared prices in various online Apple stores in Asia to determine where the cheapest iPad price can be found. We discovered that in Asia Pacific, the cheapest Apple iPad can be found in Apple’s online store Hong Kong, then Singapore, then Japan.
Is the same pricing applicable in the case of the new Apple iPad 2?