Apple today announced that Mark Papermaster will indeed be coming to Apple as senior vice president of Devices Hardware Engineering, reporting to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, on April 24.
The news follows weeks of wrangling between Apple and IBM, the latter firm had blocked the appointment arguing its former executive knew too many trade secrets to work at a competing firm. How the situation was resolved has not been disclosed.
A week before Snow Patrol’s special appearance at the Apple Store on Regent Street on February 13, Innerpartysystem will perform a stripped-down set in-store on February 6, featuring a pair of iPhones as instrumentation.
The Apple machine continues to roll, with the company reporting record Q1 financial results featuring record iPod and iPhone sales and dropping some insights onto its future netbook plans.
The company achieved record revenue of $10.17 billion and record net quarterly profit of $1.61 billion. These compare to revenue of $9.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.58 billion, in the year-ago quarter.
Apple sold 2,524,000 Macs, 22,727,000 iPods and 4,363,000 iPhones in the quarter, the latter representing 88 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter.
News out of Midem, where the Indie Mobile arm of the [PIAS] Entertainment Group, have reached a deal with US mobile content and widget specialist Dijit to be their exclusive European distribution partner.
Dijit’s widget allows labels and artists to sell direct to fans through their MySpace and Facebook sites without the need to set up cumbersome web shops. Continue reading →