SLIDESHOW: iPad Mini 2 Delay, Leaked iPad 5 Video And More From The First Week Of October
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) may have had a good week or a bad week, depending on the rumors investors choose to believe.
One rumor claimed that the company either delayed the iPad Mini 2 or that device quantities will be very limited when the unit ships.
Another rumor showed the potential of a lighter, thinner and superior iPad (the full-size model).
Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) made big news as well, though not for the most desirable reason.
Disclosure: At the time of this writing, Louis Bedigian had no position in the equities mentioned in this slideshow.
Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer of Benzinga. You can reach him at louis(at)benzingapro(dot)com. Follow him @LouisBedigianBZ
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Rumors travel fast in the tech industry, especially when they involve words like "Apple" and "delay."
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) was rumored to have delayed its second-generation iPad Mini because of a lack of Retina Displays.
The whole idea sounds silly, and could be the rumor mill's way of reminding consumers that the device may be in limited supply.
Note: The pictured device is not an iPad Mini 2.
There are few things more exciting than the images of a leaked product -- especially one people cannot wait to get their hands on.
Note: The pictured device is not an iPad 5.
Are there any limits to how far hackers will go to wreak havoc?
Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE), one of the biggest punching bags among malicious hackers, was attacked this week.
Nearly three million users were affected after encrypted credit and debit card data (among other sensitive information) was accessed.
Twitter, the world's second-most popular social network, is moving closer to its initial public offering.
The social media empire filed an S-1 this week, revealing that the firm is currently valued at $1 billion.
Twitter also announced that it may trade under the symbol "TWTR."
While Ford (NYSE: F) may not be ready to buy another startup just yet, the company is open to additional acquisitions.
"I think we've opened up a new avenue for the company -- or re-opened, I should say," Bill Coughlin, President and CEO of Ford Global Technologies (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ford), told Benzinga.
"I think the company is a bit more open to looking at other possible acquisitions that would make sense. Not that we're looking, but I think we're open to it."
The preceding stories were just the beginning. Check out these other hot tech stories from the past week.
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- Apple, Samsung Should Respect Their Peers