Mac OS Ken
This is daily Apple news. Monday through Friday, Ken Ray brings a short shot of tech happenings to your day. If it's Apple news, Apple-related news, or news related to Apple-related news, you'll hear about it here. News you'll like... this is Mac OS Ken.
Mac OS Ken: 01.29.2013

Ken gets the flu!

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:25am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 01.25.2013

All Things D: Apple Shares Down 11-Percent on Fourth-Most-Profitable Quarter Posted by Any Company Ever

Financial Analysts Lower Apple Price-Targets; Still Bullish on the Cupertino-Company

Tim Cook Holds Post-Earnings Town Hall Meeting with Apple Employees

Apple Insider Notes Sharp Price-Drops for MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs at Big Authorized Resellers This Week

AT&T Activates Over Eight-and-a-Half-Million iPhones in 4QCY2012

Strategy Analytics Puts Apple in Second in Smartphones and Third in Cellphones Worldwide in 4QCY2012

IDC Gives Third-Place in Smartphones to Huawei, Not Nokia

Gartner: Samsung Takes Top Semiconductor Consumer Title from Apple in 2012

Apple Seeds Eighth beta of OS X 10.8.3 to Developers

Apple Issues Annual Supplier Responsibility Report

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:17am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 01.24.2013

Apple Reports Record Quarterly Earnings; Record Sales for iPad and iPhones

Analysts Voice Tepid Support After Apple Numbers

Hear the Apple Earnings Call Online for Yourself at

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:44am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 01.23.2013

Verizon Sold a Record 6.2 Million iPhones Last Quarter, Though Only Half Were iPhone 5

Apple-Tracking Financial Analysts Pleased with Verizon iPhone Sales Numbers

Apple Webcasting 1Q FY2013 Earnings Call Today at 2pm PST/5pm EST

Kantar Worldpanel ComTech: iPhone Takes 51.2% of US Smartphone Sales in Last Quarter of 2012

Survey: Majority of UK iPhone Owners Do Not Look Past Top 25 App Lists in App Store

Munster Reasserts His Belief in a Full-On Apple Television in 2013

Report: Apple Launching New Retail Initiatives in Indonesia

Microsoft Releasing Intel-Based Surface Pro on 9 February

Apple Launches Valentine Promotion in Online Store

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 01.22.2013

Report: Production of 9.7-inch iPad Displays Slows to a Crawl at Sharp; No Drop at LG or Samsung

Report (Three Times Removed) Has Apple Working on a 4.8-inch Phablet to Be Released By June

iPad-mini Shortages Persist While Full-Sized iPad Supply is Plentiful

Barrons: Wells Fargo Analyst Sees Better Second-Half of 2013 in Store for Apple While UBS Analyst Looks to Apple’s “Next Big Thing”

UBS Analyst Lowers Apple Target from $700 to $650 Based on New CIRP Survey

Silicon Valley Execs - Including Apple CEO Cook - to Answer Questions in No-Poaching Court Case

Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad and to Present on Macworld/iWorld Opening Day

Fred Armisen to Talk Apple Technology and Creativity at Macworld/iWorld 2013 on February 1

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:43am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 01.18.2013

Intel Sees Quarterly Profit Fall 27% on Weak PC Demand

Apple Gets Early Release Window for 20 Heart Publication Magazines on Newsstand

Rolling Stone Hits the iOS App Store (for iPad Only)

Rewind: Rolling Stone Publisher Says it Could Be Decades Before He Bring His Titles to iOS (a Year-and-a-Half Ago)

Apple Gets Rights to Release the Last Three Episodes of “Downton Abbey” to Season Pass Holders Ahead of Broadcast

MacNN: Apple TV Goes on Sale in South Africa Today

Amazon Launches HTML Version of MP3 Store Aimed at iPhone and iPod touch

Apple Hiring New Writer for Siri (Update: Position No Longer Available)

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:33am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 01.17.2013

Global Equities Analyst Sees iPhone Display Cuts as Sign Apple is Moving to IGZO Displays

Analysts from Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Others Continue AAPL Defense

Pacific Crest Analyst Cut AAPL to Sector Perform; Sees Market Saturation at High-End and Nothing Truly New on the Horizon

KGI Securities Analyst Expects All-Retina Display MacBook Pros and Retina Display iPad mini in 2013

Apple Launches Installment Payment Options for Consumers in China

Apple Launches Back-to-School Promotion in Australia and New Zealand

Apple Seeds Seventh Build of OS X 10.8.3 to Developers

Dutch Court Rules Against Apple in Design Patent Case Against Samsung Galaxy Tabs

Facebook Adds Free Call Feature to Messenger App for iOS

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:22am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 01.16.2013

DisplaySearch Analyst Says Aggressive iPhone 5 Launch Likely Reason for Display Order Cuts

Shaw Wu Thinks “iPhone 5 Demand Remains Robust”

ChangeWave: 50% of Survey Respondents Plans to Buy an iPhone in the Next 90-Days; 71% of iOS Users “Very Satisfied”

ChangeWave: Intent to Buy a Samsung Smartphone Rises to 21% Among Survey Respondents

TechCrunch Makes a Mobius Strip of Analyst Notes

Analyst Numbers Indicate iPad Outsold Surface RT in December-Quarter by at Least 20-to-1

Judge in Apple v. Amazon “App Store v. Appstore” Case Orders Companies to Try for Settlement

Belgian Consumer Advocacy Group Goes After Apple Over Marketing of AppleCare

Russian Railway RZD Sues Apple for Alleged Trademark Infringement

VP of Apple Retail Jerry McDougal Resigns

Report: Approval Bottleneck at Intel Keeping Thunderbolt Devices Low

Cellular GPS Glitch Sends Cops and People Seeking Lost Phone to One Man’s Address for Two-Years Running

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:35am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 01.15.2013

Business Insider: WSJ Story Was One-Month Old; Crushed Apple Shares Anyway

Barrons: Bulls Run Against WSJ Story

Apple Launching WiFi + Cellular 4th-Gen iPad and WiFi + Cellular iPad mini in China on Friday 18 January

Gartner Estimates Mac Sales Rose 5.4% in Holiday-Quarter 2012 Versus Holiday-Quarter 2011

TMO: The First Lightning-Compatible iThing Accessories Show Up at Apple Retail

Apple Insider: Third-Party Resellers Running Out of Thunderbolt Displays

Samsung Says Sales of Galaxy S Smartphones Now Over 100 Million Units

Samsung Shelves Plans for Windows RT Tablet (at Least for Now)

MacNN: Apple Lincoln Park Store in Chicago Opens on Monday Despite Having Car Crash Into It on Sunday

USDHS Computer Emergency Readiness Team Discourages Use of Java for Now, Even After Installing Java 7 Update 11

Bankruptcy Judge Approves Sale of Kodak Patents to Group of Companies Including Apple

The Presidential Inaugural Committee Launches iOS and Android Apps for Next Monday’s Ceremonies

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:33am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 01.14.2013

Cook Tells China That China Will Be Top Apple Consumer at Some Point

Translation Trouble: Reuters Removes Schiller Story Dismissing Cheaper iPhone

Translation Take Two: Reuters Says What Schiller Is Said to Have Really Said

Forbes: Removal of First Reuters Story Practically Proves Development of Low-Cost iPhone

WSJ Says Apple Cuts iPhone 5 Display Orders

Canaccord Genuity Analyst Estimates 48.2-Million iPhones Sold in December-Quarter

Topeka Capital Analyst Expects Updated iPad and iPad mini in March

Apple Disables Java Plug-In Through OS X Anti-Malware System Due to Zero-Day Exploit

Oracle Updates Java to v.7 Update 11 to Address Zero-Day Exploit

Apple TV Gets Access to New Subscription Video Service in Germany

Apple Hires Xerox CFO as New Corporate Controller

Someone Accidentally Drives Lincoln Town Car into Chicago-Lincoln Park Apple Store

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:26am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 01.11.2013

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TC Watch: Captain Cook Takes a Meeting With China Mobile

Schiller Seems to Shut Down Cheap/Less-Expensive iPhone Talk

Munster Cuts Apple Price Target to $875 on Margin Concerns Related to Cheaper iPhone that Schiller Indicates Apple is Not Targeting

TUAW: Tim Cook Says iPad mini with Wifi plus Cellular Available in China By End of Month

Apple Launches Chinese New Year Gift Guide for China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia

IDC Sees 0.2% Decline in Mac Sales in the States for 4QCY2012; Mac Still Holds Third-Place

Wait Still Close to a Month for 27-Inch iMac; Display Problems May Be to Blame

Apple Adds 1TB Fusion Drive Option to 21.5-Inch iMac

Correction: There IS a Skype Preview App Available for Windows Phone 8

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:36am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 01.10.2013

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Verizon Activates 9.8-Million Smartphones in 4QCY2012 with “Higher Mix of Apple Smartphones”

T-Mobile USA CEO Says iPhone Sales to Start in 3-to-4 Months

Bloomberg: Secret Source Says Apple Working on Cheaper iPhone for Developing Markets

Munster: Low-Cost iPhone Could Add $6.5 Billion to Apple Revenue This Year (!?!)

NPD DisplaySearch: Tablets to Out Ship Notebooks This Year

Apple Freezes App Store Screenshots in Attempt to Thwart Scammers

Don McAllister: App Store Screenshot Freeze Does Not Affect Newsstand Apps

Horace Dediu Says iTunes Store Likely Generates More Revenue Annually Than Apple Did When It Launched the iTunes Store

Apple Drops Price of 2-meter Thunderbolt Cable to $39; Intros Half-Meter Thunderbolt Cable for $29

Anniversary Week: Apple Releases iTunes on 9 January 2001

Anniversary Week: Apple Releases Safari on 7 January 2003

Anniversary Week: Apple Intros iPhone on 9 January 2007

Microsoft Killing Windows Live Messenger for Skype on 15 March

TC Watch: Apple CEO Schmoozes Staff at Apple Authorized Reseller in China

iPhone-Inspired Steve Jobs Memorial Unveiled at University in St. Petersburg, Russia

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:43am EDT

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WSJ: Apple May or May Not Intro Lower-Cost iPhone Later This Year

Strategy Analytics: iPhone Tops 2013 Intent-to-Buy Survey in U.S.

TMO: AT&T Sees Record Quarter for Smartphones; Record Sales of iPhones and Androids

T-Mobile USA Has 1.9-Million iPhones On Its Network (Up from 1.7-Million 30-Days Ago)

T-Mobile USA Strengthens Its Network Ahead of iPhone Launch

Walmart Adds iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 to “Straight Talk” Unlimited Service

Tim Cook on Another Visit to China

Fortune: As a Standalone Business, iPad Would Be No. 98 on the Fortune 500

David Bowie Puts New Album Up for Pre-Order on iTunes

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:28am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 01.08.2013

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Apple Announces 40-Billion Downloads in App Store, 2-Billion Downloads in December and 500-Million Payment Methods On-File

Neil Mawston: 2013 Will Be the Year of the Phablet

Business Insider: Apple is Nowhere in Phablets (But May Be on the Way)

Rewind: Topeka Capital Analyst Says Apple May Go Bigger and Smaller in Next Round of iPhones

Analysts: What Apple Needs Is a Cheaper iPhone That Is Not Just Last Year’s iPhone

Shaw Wu Thinks iPads, Macs and Windows 8 will Slow Windows-Based PC Sales Growth in 2013

Munster Sees Big Growth for Big iPad Thanks to Big Business in 2013

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 01.07.2013

NPD: MacBook Sales Down 6% in U.S. for Holidays 2012 Versus Holidays 2011

Fujitsu Limited to Miss Annual Sales Expectations on “Weak” Windows 8 Demand

Forrester Sees Growth for Apple in the Enterprise in 2013; Stagnation for Windows-Based Machines

RBC Analyst Sees Robust Growth for Apple in 2013; Muted Growth for Tech Sector

The Telegraph: On Analysts and iPhone minis

WSJ: Retailers Complain to States Attorneys General Over Walmart Ad-Practices Tied to Holidays and iPhone 5

TUAW: Corning to Show Gorilla Glass 3 at CES

US Customs and Border Patrol Nabs $635,000 Worth of Fake Lightning Connectors From Chinese Plane

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 1:55am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 01.04.2013

Bernstein Research Analyst Says Apple Growth is Slowing (Though There’s Still Plenty in the Tank)

Evercore Partners Analyst Expects December Quarter Sales of 50-Million iPhones and 24-Million iPads

Chitika Insights Sees 7% Market Share Drop for iPad Over the Holidays (Kind of)

Barnes and Noble Says the nook Took a Beating in Holiday Sales

comScore: Apple and Samsung Grow Cellphone Share in US While Everyone Else Sees Shrinking Shares

Wednesday: Rumor Has Apple Considering Buying Community-Based Traffic and Navigation Service Waze

Thursday: Reality Has Apple NOT Considering Buying Community-Based Traffic and Navigation Service Waze

Upper West Side NYC Apple Store Closed Temporarily Due to Neighborhood Fire

Ashton Kutcher/Steve Jobs Biopic Set for April Release

Apple Fined Just Under $166,000 in China for Copyright Violation

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 01.03.2013

Telsey Advisory Group Analyst Expects Something “We Haven’t Even Thought of Before” from Apple

Munster: Apple Has a Future in Wearable Computers

Last Week: Left Field Rumor Has Apple and Intel Making a Smartwatch

Topeka Capital Markets Names Apple Share Top-Pick for 2013; Expects New and Different iPhones in May/June Period

Apple 1Q Fy2013 Conference Call Set for 23 January

Flurry Analytics Says Worldwide Mobile App Downloads Hit 1.76-Billion in Last Week of 2012; Over 50-Million iOS and Android Devices Activated

Topeka Capital Analyst Sees “Insatiable Demand” for iPad mini in China and Hong Kong

Samsung Loses Bid in Judge Koh’s Court to Keep Device Sales Data Secret

Apple Says Samsung Should Withdraw Some USITC Charges Based on Withdrawal Before European Commission

The Mac Observer: Rumor Has Unimicron Technology Winning Apple Contract for A-Series Processor Production

9 to 5 Mac: Rumor Has TSMC Winning Apple Contract for A6X Processor Production

Apple False Advertising Case Against Amazon Appstore Dismissed; Trademark Case Continues

iOS 6 Do Not Disturb Feature Goes Long in First Week of New Year

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:41am EDT