IT was surprising that analysts were disappointed with Apple’s annual profits of £16.5 billion, which were up 85 per cent.
In the three months to September the company sold 17.7 million iPhones. However experts had predicted it would sell 20 million.
The firm also sold 11.1 million iPads during the same time – this was an increase of 166 per cent on the year before.
Apple closed many of its stores for an hour last week to mark its founder Steve Jobs, who has recently died.
Meanwhile non-United fans will remember for a long time the expression on Sir Alex Ferguson’s face as his team conceded goal after goal at Old Trafford to Man City. He looked furious.
In the end it was 6-1 to Man City, who completely outplayed United with some fantastic goals.
This was United’s worst result at home to Manchester City since 1926.
After the game Sir Alex Ferguson said: “I can’t believe it. It’s our worst-ever day.”
You know it is the autumn and that Christmas is round the corner because a lot of CDs and books are released.
For example Coldplay are issuing their new album tomorrow, just in time to be considered as a Christmas present.
A host of celebrity autobiographies are now in the shops too.
It is a good time of the year to have a birthday as there are plenty of new books and CDs to choose from.
Finally has X Factor’s bubble burst? Viewers are switching off in droves and it is not surprising. It was unbelievable that the first studio show this year was on for about two and a half hours with less than an hour’s singing in it.