Apple unveiled an upgraded iPhone with a faster Internet and satellite navigation capabilities--priced at $199.
The release of Apple's next-generation, 3G mobile device will usher in a new chapter of big-time growth for the company.
In spite of the built-in WiFi, the touch-screen that lets users manipulate data and an accelerometer that allows the on-screen image to rotate with the device, the reality is, without a network that allows users to fully realize its capabilities, the iPhone is only achieving a portion of its potential.
With each new release of the iPod, Apple's loyal, often fanatical, customer base was quick to abandon their perfectly good music players for the one with the latest and greatest features. But will a freshly updated iPhone inspire the same kind of upgrade frenzy? Yes and no.
Second acts should not be taken for granted. Apple and Steve Jobs have yet to make that mistake and they're unlikely to do so with the launch of the new iPhone. The company and its founder have been riding high in recent years, but they've both seen darker, Darwinian days in the ever-evolving tech world.
A spirited debate about etiquette has broken out. Traditionalists say the use of BlackBerrys and iPhones in meetings is as gauche as ordering out for pizza. Techno-evangelists insist that to ignore real-time text messages in a need-it-yesterday world is to invite peril.
In a slow trading week, the talk and news on rare earths has been fast and furious. Reports of China limiting exports have roiled several stocks in the space. On Tuesday, Molycorp touched a new high of $55.22 before dropping about $8, erasing about $300 million in market cap.
A report says Apple's Asian suppliers will start producing screens measuring 4 inches diagonally, up from 3.5 inches.
With enhanced graphics, faster download speeds and easier access to fee-based games, Apple’s second-generation iPhone has the potential to revitalize the mobile gaming industry, experts say.
Put this one into the, "You Gotta Be Kiddin' Me," file. But it's gotten so serious that Apple Inc. was forced to take action.
A look at the U.S. markets ahead of the open, including Alcoa earnings, Apple's new 52-week high, and an exclusive interview with Bubba Watson coming on later on CNBC, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.
Bill Barker, senior analyst at The Motley Fool, told CNBC, "we are already operating after the last couple of quarters at close to record earnings, close to what we had at the peak in 07/08 so a slight bit of growth on top of that is what is expected and there could be some sort of shock, some sort of big writedowns."
Today marks an important meeting for Yahoo; Facebook is paying $1 billion for Instagram; and President Obama is pushing the Buffett rule, with the Squawk on the Street team.
Insight on Apple breaking the $600 billion market cap milestone, with Andy Hargreaves, analyst at Pacific Crest.
CNBC's Gary Kaminsky and Jon Fortt discuss the major tech headlines, including Yahoo's reorganization plans.
Mobile phone makers, from the likes Samsung and LG, have all made their moves in the fight to get a bite out of Apple's iPhone pie. Jake Saunders, Asia-Pacific VP at ABI Research Asia-Pacific assesses this handset war, with CNBC's Arnold Gay & Maura Fogarty.
Instead of waiting on line for Apple's new iPhone, you may want to wait for Google to release its phone, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin
Transforming the iPhone into a handheld PC, with David Pogue, NY Times Tech Columnist
Apple CEO Steve Jobs discusses the new iPhone and more with CNBC's Jim Goldman.