Archive for February 15th, 2012
Apple’s unusually swift response came just hours after U.S. lawmakers published an to Apple CEO Tim Cook that cited the as an example of sub-par privacy practices on Apple’s part. Among other concerns laid out in the letter, the legislators argued, “This raises questions of whether Apple’s iOS app developer policies and practices adequately protect consumer privacy.”
Siri told her first digital lie today. When asked what languages theassistant can speak Siri replied “I can speak French, English, Japanese, and German.” The problems is Siri doesn’t speak Japanese.
Last week reports surfaced that Siri would soon support Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Russian languages. The above statement by Siri leads us to believe Japanese will be the next language supported by Apple’s digital assistant. Siri currently only allows users to choose between three english dialects, German and French.
In terms of existing product, we sold just shy of 3 million Apple TVs in the past year. It’s very cool product and I can’t live without it. We sold 1.4 million last quarter. It’s clearly ramping, but the reality — the reason we call it a hobby — we don’t want to send a message to our shareholders that we think the market for it is the size of our other businesses. The Mac, the iPad, the iPod, the iPhone. We don’t want to send a signal that we think the length of that stool is equal to the others. That’s why we call it a hobby.— Cook