Tag Archive: Blame


Mac sales are slowing down, but don’t blame Apple

Apple just announced record-breaking iPhone 6s sales, but according to a new report, the Mac may not be showing quite the same upward trajectory. Research firms Gartner and IDC both claim Mac sales have slowed to their lowest rate since late 2013, although they disagree about the extent. IDC suggests that Mac sales have fallen […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Eddy Cue says record labels to blame for craptastic iTunes DRM

Eddy Cue, Phil Schiller, and even Steve Jobs (via old emails and videotaped deposition) are all star witnesses in a week-long trial that will determine whether Apple will have to pay at least $ 350 million in damages for blocking competitors from working…

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Apple says iCloud is not to blame for leaked celebrity nudes

Apple flat-out denies that an iCloud security breach led to the trove of celebrity nudes that leaked over Labor Day weekend. “None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud or Find…

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Mac Pro Shipping Times Slip To March; Is “Made In USA” To Blame?

If you’ve wanted to order a Mac Pro at any point since it was unveiled in December, you’ve faced a long wait, with shipping times almost immediately slipping to February. A month later, and you’d think things would be getting…

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Early 2011 MacBook Pros Are Dropping Like Flies, Heat Issues To Blame

If you have a 20011 MacBook Pro that is wonking out like it was haunted by a Japanese ghost, you’re not the only one. It appears that a massive number of early-2011 MacBook Pro owners with AMD graphics are having…

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Is Apple To Blame For Biggest San Francisco Crime Spike Since 2008?

There are different ways to measure the success of a tech company — thing like how many lucrative patents it’s sitting on, how much money it’s giving back to shareholders, and what its overall market penetration is in whatever area…

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“Falling” iPad mini Demand In Apple’s Supply Chain? Blame Bloomberg

China buying iPad mini

This morning we covered a report from Reuters that said Petragon, one of Apple’s supply chain partners in China, is increasing its work force by 40% in anticipation of producing a budget iPhone in the coming months. The news was based on Petragon’s investors conference yesterday and anonymous supply chain sources adding the iPhone ‘mini’ bit to Reuters.

Bloomberg decided to slant Petragon’s comments and cite “falling iPad mini demand” as  [Read More…]

Apple To Blame For Google’s Missing iTunes Links [Report]

TomTom-iTunes-link

iTunes links mysteriously began disappearing from Google search results earlier this month, and Google was quick to confirm that a technical issue was the cause — and not that it was pulling them intentionally. As it turns out, the problem may have actually been Apple’s fault.

According to a report from search engine experts SISTRIX, Apple may have been blocking Google’s crawlers accidentally.

SISTRIX claims that Apple begins blocking connections to its  [Read More…]

Apple Says Java Plug-in For Browsers To Blame For Malware Attack

Is Apple to blame for its sliding stock?

Following up on the news that Apple experienced a recent attack by hackers who infected some Macs with malicious software, Apple says they know how they did it.

In a statement released to All Things D, Apple says that the hackers accessed a number of Mac systems through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers.

Here’s the full statement:

 

“Apple has identified malware which  [Read More…]

iPad to Blame for Best Buy Store Closures?

On Thursday it was announced that Best Buy will close 50 stores around the U.S. and relinquish some 400 employees as ongoing cost-cutting measures are taking their toll on the big box retailer’s expansive market presence.

All told, the electronics retailer needs to trim about $800 million in costs.

So what’s to blame for the company’s financial burdens? After all, it seems like a lot of people still shop there and almost as many people buy  [Read More…]