Apple Seeds: Over Half of Verizon’s Smartphone Shipments in Q4 2011 were iPhones, Inside ‘Apple University’, More

Apple Seeds is iSource’s daily roundup of Apple-related stories for the most diehard of fans, or for the news junkie that has to have all of the day’s news: Virgin America Names One of Their Jets After Steve Jobs Here’s something kinda cool:

55% of Verizon’s Q4 Smartphone Sales Were iPhones

Verizon has announced their earnings for Q4 2011, noting that the company activated 4.3 million iPhones during the quarter. The iPhone made up 55% of the 7.7 total smartphones Verizon sold during Q4. [Read More]

Apple Holding Classes for Future Executives, Learning From Own Mistakes, and Mistakes of Others

Another excerpt from Adam Lashinsky’s new book, Inside Apple has surfaced, this time shedding light on the company’s “Apple University” program. This program aims to groom Apple employees for future management positions, and continue the Apple culture going forward. The initiative is being headed up by former Yale School to Management dean, Joel Podolny. [Read More]

Report Claims Apple is Working on Version of Siri To Help Customers Make Purchases with Their Voice

AppleInsider is reporting that they have uncovered a patent application which outlines an invention called “Intelligent Automated Assistant”. This application outlines much of which Siri already does, but also gives indications of what Apple might be building into the feature as time goes forward. Specifically, in the future, Siri may be able to accept voice commands to purchase items from online stores. Very cool. [Read More]