Apple iPad Posts

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Office for iPad surpasses 12 million downloads

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced that the downloads for Microsoft’s Office for iPad hit the 12 million download mark in only one week. The Microsoft Office app for iPad is free to download, but it has in-app purchases so it hit the top grossing list of apps. The suite of apps includes Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft OneNote. The free version of the apps lets users open and view files. The Office 365 subscription lets you create and edit documents.

Microsoft brings Office to the iPad

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Microsoft has finally launched Microsoft Office for the iPad. Microsoft Office will be utilizing a freemium business model. Microsoft will provide reading and presentation features for free in the new iPad app. People that have Office 365 subscriptions will have full access to the Microsoft Office suite for the iPad. Microsoft also launched an Enterprise Mobility Suite for IT to manage devices that are using Office.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) files patent for a stylus

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has filed for a patent that is related to using a stylus on the iPad. The stylus would be more of an add-on rather than a bundled accessory. The stylus in Apple’s patent has an extendable “nib” that could be lengthened and shortened so that users can draw slimmer or thicker lines. When it comes to Apple patents, we never know whether the company will commercialize it or not.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) is increasing discounts for loyalty program

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) offers a small percentage discount for people that buy products in bulk. The program offers discounts to customers that spend over $5,000 in a 12-month period. The discount has slightly increased, according to a report from TechCrunch.
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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is releasing Office for iPad this year

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is planning to release Microsoft Office for iPad in the first half of 2014, according to ZDNet. ZDNet is reporting that Office for iPad may arrive before Windows-based tablets.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) sold 51M iPhones, 26M iPads, 4.8M Macs in Q1 2014

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) sold 51 million iPhones in the first quarter of 2014. This is the first time that Apple sold over 50 million iPhones in a single quarter. Apple sold 47.8 million iPhones in the same quarter in 2013. Apple sold 26 million iPads, which is up from 22.9 million in the same quarter of 2013.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) believed to have sold around 25 million iPads last quarter

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This Monday, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be reporting their fiscal quarter earnings when the markets close. Financial analysts have already started to guess what the unit sales, expected revenues, and net profits are.
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Report: Apple to release a larger iPad and iPhone in 2014

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DigiTimes is reporting that Apple will be releasing a larger iPhone and iPad in 2014. The new iPad would be either 12.9-inch or 13.3-inch that would be released in October 2014. The larger tablet will be manufactured by Quanta Computer. The larger iPhone would be released in May 2014 and would use a 20nm processor manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).