BREAKING APPLE NEWS

With the most anticipated tablet since the Ten Commandments only hours away from being unveiled, every website in the world is moving to all-Apple-all-the-time news. And JRE is jumping on the bandwagon.

TODAY IN APPLE NEWS:

Apple Computer announced yesterday that it sold 8.7 million iPhones in Q4, revealed quarterly earnings of $3.67 per share (up 50% on last year), and His Steveness hinted that “there’s a major new product coming out that we’re really excited about”. Whatever could he be talking about?…

An apple tree near Exeter, in snow-covered England, has produced apples in January for the second year in a row…

Real estate looks shakier than ever in the Big Apple, after Tishman Speyer and Blackrock handed the Stuy Town/Peter Cooper Village development back to its creditors. The investors paid $5.4 billion for the complex back in 2007, but in less than three years the value of the buildings has dropped to $1.8 billion…

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper reports that 港股再瀉 489點; 內銀當災工行插 3%

The former US manager of Apple Records will appear with Beatles cover band Creme Tangerine (not Creme Apple?) to celebrate Beatles Day this Friday at Seattle’s Pike Place Market…

Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple has launched a lawsuit against a Nashville karaoke bar for playing her music without paying royalties…

And Gwyneth Paltrow – whose daughter’s name is Apple – has been dinged by Sense About Science for mindless advocacy of pesticide-free foods.

“When I read about what pesticides do to small animals, I thought, why would I expose my child to that?” she told Good Housekeeping magazine.

Both scientist Dr. John Cherrie of the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Edinburgh and Professor Alan Boobis, a toxicologist at the Imperial College London said Paltrow was missing the point. “It’s the dose that makes the poison,” said Cherrie. “Experimental animals,” added Boobis, “are exposed to doses substantially greater than those to which consumers will ever be exposed.”

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