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Apple Reports Record $6 Billion Profit and $26.7 Billion Revenue for Q1 2011

Apple has announced their 1st fiscal quarter of the year (Q1 2011) results. It’s another record breaking quarter. • $6 billion profit • $26.7 billion revenue • 7.33 million iPads sold • 19.45 million iPods sold. down %7. • 16.24 million iPhones sold. up %86. • 4.13 million Macs sold. up %23. And here is Apple’s press release regarding these ...

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Steve Jobs Takes Medical Leave of Absence

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is taking a medical leave of absence to focus on his health 2 years after he took a similar leave in 2009. Tim Cook, Apple’s COO, will handle day to day operations. Steve Jobs said the following in a email to Apple’s employees. Team, At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical ...

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Apple Mac OS X and iOS Usage in Saudi Arabia

Following the last post on market share in a Saudi College, my next step is to compare the Saudi Market to the world. I will use data from statcounter.com, that monitors around 3 millions sites around the world and their visitors. Operating system market share in Saudi Arabia(SA): the Mac OS X market share in SA as of December 2010 ...

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iOS 4.3: No FaceTime for Middle East

FaceTime is still disabled in iOS 4.3 beta on iPhone 4 units sold by Mobily, Etisalat, Du, Vodafone Qatar, Vodafone Eqypt and Mobinil. Three months ago we talked about a RegionFeatures file found iOS devices including the iPad. The file includes restrictions on the device based on the country. For Japan it’s a loud shutter sound (SHUTTER), China iPhones apparently ...

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iOS 4.3 Beta Released to Developers

Apple has released Xcode 3.2.6 with iOS SDK 4.3 beta and iOS 4.3 beta for iOS devices. It is available for registered iOS developers. iOS 4.3 might be publicly available March 2011. iOS 4.3 beta features include: iPad Arabic keyboard was improved as Arabic-PC keyboard interface was added as noted in these screenshots by @milyani. Also via Milyani: Arabic-PC keyboard ...

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Verizon iPhone 4 in the US

Verizon Wireless, one the largest carriers in the United States, has announced that they will start selling the iPhone 4. With that AT&T’s iPhone exclusivity ends. Verizon made the announcement at a press event today in NYC. Verizon’s wireless network is based on CDMA which is different from GSM that’s being used by AT&T and most carriers around the world. ...

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Apple Updates Keynote Remote App

Apple has released an update to Keynote Remote iPhone app. The app allows you to control Keynote slides using iOS devices. Keynote Remote 1.2 features include: Optimized for the Retina display, including support for high-resolution slides. Support for iOS 4 multitasking. Improved handling of alerts (such as push notifications, text messages) received while controlling a presentation. Improved handling of loss ...

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One Million Mac App Store Downloads on Day One

Apple has announced that during the first day of the Mac App Store there were over 1 million downloads. The Mac App Store was introduced with Mac OS X 10.6.6 update and it re-introduced the app store for Mac software. Here is Apple’s press release: Mac App Store Downloads Top One Million in First Day CUPERTINO, California—January 7, 2011—Apple® today ...

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Mac Usage in a Saudi College: How Far We are From the International Scene

Apple is enjoying a rapidly growing market share, while shipment of new devices growth outpaces PC market 3 to 1; Mac business sales growth nearly 8 times PC market, it seems interesting to know how we compare to the world in mac usage. I share with you here numbers from Qassim College of Medicine e-learning website and how it compares to the world.

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Saudi Arabian Mac App Store is Now Open

With Mac OS X 10.6.6 update Apple has opened the Mac App Store. Now customers can find and install Mac applications just like the iOS App Store. Just install Mac OS X 10.6.6 and after restart you can find the App Store icon in the dock and in the Applications folder. You can also launch the App Store by clicking ...

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