Remains of the Day: Upset the Apple cart
iPad rumors are floating to the surface once again, Phil Schiller’s comments to a Chinese paper are called into question, and Apple’s won a major award. The remainders for Friday, January 11, 2012 are as sweet as a nut.
Here come the newest batch of rumors! This time, it’s that the iPad mini and full-size iPad will both see refreshes in March. So says an analyst from Topeka Capital Markets, and if they don’t know in Topeka when the next iPad’s going to be released, well, where do they know!?
There’s even more confusion about Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller’s comments to a Chinese newspaper than originally thought. Apparently the content and headline of the article was edited after the fact, leading Reuters to produce an article about the article. I can’t wait to see what next week brings: “Apple’s Schiller says all Apple products to be horrendously expensive forever!”
They like you! They really like you! On Friday evening, Apple will be awarded a Technology & Engineering Emmy for an “Eco-system for Real Time Presentation of TV Content to Mobile Devices without the use of Specialized Television Hardware.” Which means … it means … OK, we have absolutely no idea.
Speaking of TV, Apple’s German customers now have access to that country’s Watchever streaming service on their Apple TVs. What about us here in America who want access to high quality German television!?
Beats Electronics CEO Jimmy Iovine says he tried to talk Steve Jobs into a subscription music plan in the early 2000s, but the economics just weren’t feasible at the time. But maybe the time is right, America, for yet another streaming service.
Xerox CFO Luca Maestri to Leave Company (Business Wire)
Apple’s gain is Xerox’s loss, as the document company’s CFO leaves for warmer climates. Maestri will serve as Apple’s corporate controller, which is the best title at the company short of “Bob Mansfield wrangler.”