Stories by Dan Moren

  • Apple second quarter 2013 results set for April 23, income dip possible

    Fans of money, hold on to your hats. Apple has announced that its next quarterly financial conference call will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern (US time). In all likelihood, CEO Tim Cook will be joined by CFO Peter Oppenheimer, and the inscrutably terse company treasure, Gary Wipfler, to discuss Apple's performance in its second fiscal quarter of 2013.

  • Apple issues annual environmental report, touts renewable energy use

    While technological progress and the environment often seem to be at odds, many tech companies are working hard to lessen the impact their businesses have on the planet. Over the last several years, Apple has released an annual progress report about its environmental status, and this year is no different.

  • Slow but steady: How the iPhone is changing the phone industry

    Every time Apple enters—or seems to even think about entering—another market, we’re barraged with noise about how the company should, or must, or can’t reinvent this industry. Why all the attention? Because Apple has a remarkable track record of having reinvented industries before, and the reward for a job well done is - surprise - another job.

  • Apple earnings preview: Focus on the iPhone 5

    It's that time again: On Wednesday (US time), Apple will regale us with stories of the products it has sold in the past quarter, and the money it has added to its overflowing bank account. Financial analysts will pepper CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer with questions, which - if previous calls are any indication - the duo will deftly dodge.

  • 2012 in review: The year in Mac

    Some people have feared that Apple’s focus on mobile devices would leave the Mac gathering dust in a dark corner of 1 Infinite Loop, but 2012 has demonstrated that Apple’s longest-running product line isn’t out of steam yet. With some impressive product refreshes, a brand-new operating system for the second time in as many years, and the promise of more innovation to come, there has never been a better time to be a Mac user.

  • Review: Fourth-generation iPad is faster, stronger, better

    The release of the fourth-generation iPad so soon after the third-generation iPad may have come as a surprise to even diehard Apple watchers, but the device itself won't. By now, we all know what an iPad looks like, and the fourth-generation iPad looks nearly identical to a third-generation iPad - which itself looked more or less like the second-generation iPad.

  • Apple sells 3 million fourth-generation iPads, minis

    If there was any doubt that Apple's iPad would gladly welcome all challengers, look no further than this weekend's sales results. Apple announced on Monday that it had sold 3 million of its newest iPads models, launched in the US and Australia on Friday.

  • iPad mini: Now may not be the time

    The furor over the iPhone 5's launch has started to die down, but the rumor mill can only be sated temporarily. Whispers have been swelling that Apple plans to introduce a smaller iPad--an iPad mini, they say--with a 7.85-inch screen. And now that speculation has a date attached to it: October 10 is rumuored to be the day when Apple will issue invitations for a mid-month press event where it will announce its new tablet.

  • Refined iOS 6 highlighted by stunning Maps overhaul

    Following on the heels of the massive update that was iOS 5, iOS 6 might seem like merely a modest update. But that doesn't make it insignificant by any means: A key app has received a substantial overhaul in this latest update, Apple has added an intriguing new - if yet unproven - built-in app, and the company has even, for the first time, removed a piece of software present since the iPhone's launch.

  • Microsoft-inspired iPad app Tapose debuts

    Well, here's a new one on me: An iPad app based on a concept from Microsoft, but developed by a pair of (non-Microsoft) Seattle programmers, with the help of Kickstarter funding. That, in a nutshell, is Zanther's Taposé.