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  • iPod - Lets Rock!

    This is the live blog of the Apple "Let's Rock" event. The first post is at the bottom of the page, with the last enry at top.

  • A customer hands over hundreds of dollars at the Apple Store in downtown Chicago, Friday, June 29, 2007, to purchase the company's new iPhone, a gadget that combines the functions of a cell phone, iPod media player and wireless Web browser.  Apple is banking on the new do-everything phone with a touch-sensitive screen to become its third core business next to its moneymaking iPod players and Macintosh computers. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    You could call it the Apple economy.  The cult of Apple has spawned dozens of companies dedicated partly or entirely to supporting the company's line of groundbreaking products, creating a multi-billion dollar business for everything from battery chargers to carrying cases.

  • During the iPod's short life -- the first one was released less then seven years ago -- it has seen many technical updates and redesigns. Take a look at how the iPod has changed from the first version to the latest incarnation.

    During the iPod's short life it has seen many technical updates and redesigns. Click to see how the iPod has changed from the first version to the latest incarnation.

  • As you might imagine, the reactions to the my earlier post today about Apple fatigue plaguing investors seems to have struck a nerve. Here are some more of your responses:

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    Attention will turn from Jobs himself to those new products and what Apple will do for iPod. This is still clearly the little music player that could, and can. Investors have been waiting for iPod sales to slow precipitously, and while they are slowing, it's not nearly as bad as investors feared.

  • Apple Inc. was called on the carpet last summer after releasing the original iPhone and then cutting its price just eight weeks after by $200, leaving many Apple fans -- and recent Apple converts -- angry and disgruntled.

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    What was Steve thinking? I don't pretend to understand the pressures he's under, both physically and professionally, but calling New York Times columnist Joe Nocera with an "off the record" health update was a big mistake, completely unnecessary, and serves only to fan the flames.

  • Steve Jobs showing the new iPod Nano

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who has been dogged by investor concerns about his health, does not have recurrent cancer or a life-threatening health issue, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

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    Let me start by saying we all make mistakes, but when it comes to Apple Inc., when you make a mistake it matters. In this business, you can make or lose a lot of money for a lot of people by getting a story right or wrong.

  • Apple earnings, which are scheduled to come out after the bell Monday, are expected to fall within a range of 99 cents and $1.17 a share, according to analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial.

  • I won't post all of the missives questioning the treatment of a "virus," as I had reported, with antibiotics since we all know that you treat a bacterial infection with those drugs, and not a virus.

  • Steve Jobs

    When Jobs did arrive for my interview, I, like many of you, was immediately struck by his appearance. He was smiley, cordial, forthcoming, engaged with his usual piercing eye-contact. Let's face it, he's a terrific interview.

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    Yesterday, they were all over the map: plunging, recovering, plunging, settling the day with a mild loss even in the face of what could be one of the most exciting platforms—not products, but platforms—this company has ever unveiled.

  • The Dow recovered some of its losses from last Friday as oil dropped more than $4 Monday.

  • Is this the beginning or the end of the stock’s run?

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    Apple unveiled an upgraded iPhone with a faster Internet and satellite navigation capabilities--priced at $199.

  • IPhone 3G

    The posts from today's live blogging of the Apple World Wide Developers Conference and launch of the new generation iPhone from the Moscone West building in San Francisco, California.

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    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 customer at an Apple store at Southpark Mall in Charlotte, N.C., examines the new Apple iPhone during the first day of sales for the device, Friday, June 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek).

    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.

  • Apple iPhone

    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.