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Archive for the 'iPhone' Category

So Much For That Theory

by @ Friday, July 6th, 2007. Filed under Technology, iPhone

Last week, there were many people standing in line for iPhones hoping they’d be able to turn a quick profit.
Turns out, they were wrong:
SAN FRANCISCO, July 5 David Flashner thought he had it wired: buy two iPhones last Friday when they first went on sale, keep one and sell the other at a profit [...]

Apple Stock Rises On Amazing iPhone Profit Margin

by @ Thursday, July 5th, 2007. Filed under Business, Technology, iPhone

It’s easy to understand why iPhone sales have boosted Apple’s stock so much this week when you consider their amazing profit margin:
NEW YORK — Apple Inc.’s shares jumped in high-volume trading Tuesday after researchers said the company will reap a gross profit margin in excess of 55 percent on its 8 gigabyte iPhones.
Apple shares [...]

Ron Paul On The iPhone

by @ Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Politics, Ron Paul, iPhone

It looks like Ron Paul is the first Presidential candidate to capitalize on the iPhone hype:
WASHINGTON Long-shot presidential candidate Ron Paul is capitalizing on the latest in technology Apple’s iPhones.
Paul’s campaign said Monday that iPhone users would be able to call up his Web site and check out online videos and other material.
Now [...]

Half A Million iPhones

by @ Monday, July 2nd, 2007. Filed under Business, Technology, iPhone

Once again, it looks like Steve Jobs has pulled it off.
According to preliminary numbers, about 500,000 iPhones have been sold since they became available at 6pm on Friday:
NEW YORK ( — Opening weekend sales of iPhones may have reached 500,000, according to an analyst’s estimate, as Apple’s much anticipated product saw sales that lived up [...]

Mayor Fenty And Political Privilege

by @ Monday, July 2nd, 2007. Filed under Politics, Washington DC, iPhone

It’s a minor story admittedly, but there is a report out there that D.C. Mayor Fenty send an aide to buy him an iPhone on Friday, and cut in line in the process:
I have a brief iPhone/government story. I work in downtown DC and went to the AT&T store on 17th and Pennsylvania around 4:45 [...]

Stephen Colbert Reviews The iPhone….Sort Of

by @ Saturday, June 30th, 2007. Filed under Humor, Technology, Videos, iPhone

The iPhone Debuts

by @ Saturday, June 30th, 2007. Filed under Technology, iPhone

Apple and AT&T stores across the country were busy last night as Apple’s much-hyped iPhone went on sale for the first time:
Stephen Easley was the first person to emerge from the Apple Store in Clarendon, and a dozen television cameras trained on his new iPhone.
In his haste, he ripped open the package, and the [...]

Philadephia’s Mayor Really Wants an iPhone

by @ Friday, June 29th, 2007. Filed under Technology, iPhone

It must be a slow day in the City of Brotherly Love, because Mayor John Street spent a good part of the morning waiting in line for an iPhone:
Donning a white baseball hat and warmup suit — complete with an iPod strapped to his arm — a casual Philadelphia Mayor John Street patiently sat on [...]

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