OS Mountain Lion, Apple Financial Success, One More Steve Jobs Award and Other Last Week Trends
The last week will leave in the history of Apple like the time when OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has appeared. Besides the company reported about its last quarter profits and started negotiations about large financial investments into Twitter. Of course, the rumors about iPhone 5, no single day without them.
The Age of Mountain Lion.
Here it is! The event we all were looking for, the new version of Mac OS has appeared. OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion got good press, but some negative testimonials too, and according to some sources were installed at 3.2% of all Mac’s worldwide. The OS is available in App Store and costs $20. Those, who bought the computer in the beginning of summer, can get it for free. All you need to do is to send the request. The people, installed Mountain Lion, will get more than 200 improvements, like PowerNap and MacBook Air.
Everything is ok with money in Apple.
This time the company hasn’t disappointed its share holders, representing its report for the third financial quarter. Yes, the profit growth and shares price are not record-breaking, the results are good in deed. First of all, the profit is $35 billions, $8.8 billion of which is a clear gain. 26 million of iPhones were sold, while earlier it was 36 million copies. The reduction is easily explained with the expectations for a new iPhone 5.
Concerning Mac and iPad sales, they were 4 and 17 millions correspondently. Here we have some increase, still not too high. The appearance of MacBook Pro Retina hasn’t affected market too much, as it is a rather expensive and niche device.
Steve Jobs the Supreme Priest of the computer age.
The popular and respectful magazine The Time included Steve Jobs into the Top 20 the most influential Americans list. Along with Apple founder here are George Washington and Tomas Edison. Jobs was not only included to such list, but also named “the Supreme Priest” of the computer age, who mission in creating “crazy genius things” was successful. The editorial staff has admitted his intention to make the computer interface simple, elegant and amazing at the same time.
Apple will become more “social”?
The rumors appeared in the Internet, Apple is in the negotiations process with the Twitter administration to invest tens of millions of dollars in the micro blogging service. The negotiations keep in secret and both companies deny everything. The reason of such Apple intention is to become “more social”. The Apple own social network Ping wasn’t too successful, to put it mildly. By the way, the Twitter client is now integrated in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The main rumors resource is The New York Times, cited his private sources. Also, it was announced, the negotiations are has been taking for a long time and will be finished soon.
Apple is going to buy Authen Tec.
It was announced the deal of Apple purchase of Authen Tec is almost finished. The sum is $365 millions what is 58% more than the company costs in actually. The most well-known company creations are biometrical sensors, encryption technologies and other security software. Its clients are Cisco, Fijitsu, HP, LG, Lenovo, Nokia, Motorola and also Samsung, which has rather strained relations with Apple. Whether the company will used any of 200 patents they got from Authen Tec in next trials is unknown, by now.
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