Before his death, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was planning to build one of the world's most unusual yachts — a sleek, all-aluminum cruiser that looked more like a 'Battlestar Galactica' fighter than leisure yacht.
Remember the iPod mini? When Apple launched that in January 2004, at a time when a huge swathe of the fast-growing digital music player market was still up for grabs, people thought Apple was crazy.
John Browett, who was until Sunday night the Brit in charge of Apple's giant retail chain, can at least afford a good seat on his flight back across the Atlantic: the £36m golden hello that he received on joining six months ago should see to that. But for him and for Scott Forstall, who had been there – and at NeXT, the company Apple bought in 1996 to bring not just new software but also Steve Jobs – their departure looks like nothing less than a humiliation.
Apple is losing two of its most high profile executives in the firm's biggest management shakeup since co-founder Steve Jobs stepped down as chief executive.
It is one of the world's largest hedge funds, with $121bn under management, but its name is virtually unknown in financial circles. Braeburn Capital is not operated from the top floor of a Manhattan skyscraper or a plush Mayfair townhouse. It is located in a quiet suburb of Nevada's capital, Reno, and it belongs to Apple.
This has been quite a week in that strange, frenetic universe known as techworld.
Actually, "this fortnight" would be more accurate: Last week's planned top iOS apps post went missing due to travel, so it's a bumper crop of 30 this week to make amends.
Apple has disappointed Wall Street for the second quarter in a row after results released on Thursday showed iPad sales had grown less than expected.
Facebook has a billion users, the social media giant announced on Tuesday as it unveiled its latest quarterly results and modestly beat analysts' expectations.