iPhone X sales to be weaker than expected, 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD display coming in fall: KGI

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KGI Analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts lower than estimated sales of the iPhone X in China, and he believes that Apple might ship around 18-20 million units in the current quarter, which is significantly lower than the 20-30 million range. The primary reason for the downfall of sales is because of the longer replacement cycles in China. Continue reading “iPhone X sales to be weaker than expected, 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD display coming in fall: KGI”

iPhone performance throttling can be disabled with future iOS 11 update, confirms Apple CEO

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Recently Apple has been in the news for all the bad reasons, removal of Touch ID, Removal of 3.5 mm headphone jack, and lately throttling down of the older iPhones’ performance. Soon after the news broke down, the company clarified and offered a cheaper battery replacement plan (for $29 instead of $79). Continue reading “iPhone performance throttling can be disabled with future iOS 11 update, confirms Apple CEO”

Apple to accelerate investments in the US, to contribute $350 Billion in next five years

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Apple announced that it is accelerating its investments in the U. S. standing by its commitment to support the US economy. With Apple’s current phase of spending with domestic suppliers and manufacturers, the company estimates a $55 billion contribution for 2018 and a total of $350 billion in the next five years. Continue reading “Apple to accelerate investments in the US, to contribute $350 Billion in next five years”

Apple likely to invest in LG Innotek for next-gen iPhone, iPad TrueDepth camera components

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Apple is likely to invest in LG Innotek for next-gen iPhone, iPad TrueDepth camera components for face ID components. A series of meeting between the companies and regulatory filings by LG suggests that Apple is looking into investing a one-time payment to help LG build out 3D sensing component.  Continue reading “Apple likely to invest in LG Innotek for next-gen iPhone, iPad TrueDepth camera components”

Apple releases iOS 11.2.2, macOS 10.13.2 supplemental update with security fixes for Spectre vulnerability

Apple released major iOS 11.2 update last month with Apple Pay Cash, faster wireless charging and more, later it released  OS 11.2.1, another minor update, now it has released iOS 11.2.2 update to patch several significant security problems. It has also released macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 supplemental update, after the initial macOS 10.13.2 last month. Continue reading “Apple releases iOS 11.2.2, macOS 10.13.2 supplemental update with security fixes for Spectre vulnerability”

Apple App Store hit record $300 million sales on New Year’s Day

Apple just announced that apps and games were the bigger part of the holiday season in 2017 as the App Store has hit a record $300 million in purchases on New Year’s Day 2018. During the week of Christmas, a record number of iOS users made purchases from the App Store spending over $890 million in the seven-day period. Continue reading “Apple App Store hit record $300 million sales on New Year’s Day”

Apple confirms all Macs and iOS devices are affected by Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

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It is a well-known fact that most modern Intel, ARM, and AMD CPUs and phones are affected by the serious Kernel memory leak issues known as the Spectre and Meltdown. Though Microsoft and Google had responded and said that they are taking steps to prevent any malicious attacks, it was Apple who didn’t respond. However, the Cupertino company has now acknowledged the flaw and said that all Mac and iOS devices are affected. Continue reading “Apple confirms all Macs and iOS devices are affected by Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities”

Apple will replace iPhone batteries at a discounted price regardless of battery health

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Apple has clarified that it will replace the batteries of older iPhones at a discounted price even if they are not defective. The company has reduced the pricing of battery replacements from $79 to $29 last week following the controversial throttling of iPhones reports. Continue reading “Apple will replace iPhone batteries at a discounted price regardless of battery health”

Apple acquires Canada-based app development startup Buddybuild

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Apple has acquired the Canada-based app development service Buddybuild in efforts to make it easier for developers create and iterate their apps for iOS.  Buddybuild is a mobile iteration platform that is focused on integration and debugging tools essentially needed for app development workflow.  Continue reading “Apple acquires Canada-based app development startup Buddybuild”

Apple clarifies about slowing old iPhones, to offer battery replacements at a discounted price

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Apple is facing a tough time since the company confirmed it indeed is slowing down old iPhones to preserve aged batteries have started flowing. The company is even facing legal lawsuits filed as well. However, Apple has finally responded on the issue explaining the reason for this action and is offering battery replacements at a discounted price.  Continue reading “Apple clarifies about slowing old iPhones, to offer battery replacements at a discounted price”

Apple CEO Tim Cook gets 74% bonus as the company posts higher profits in 2017

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Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has received a 74 percent increase in his annual bonus for the year 2017 as the company posted high-profits and net income this year after a slight dip last year. With 74% bonus, Tim Cook’s final earnings reached $102 million, while other top executives earned about $24 million each this year.  Continue reading “Apple CEO Tim Cook gets 74% bonus as the company posts higher profits in 2017”

Apple said to be considering MediaTek modems for next-gen iPhones

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Back in October, there was a WSJ report that said Apple is planning on ditching Qualcomm for MediaTek modems for next-gen iPhones that will launch in 2018. Today yet another report, this time from Digitimes claims that Apple is looking at MediaTek as a potential partner after transferring half of its order to Intel from Qualcomm.  Continue reading “Apple said to be considering MediaTek modems for next-gen iPhones”

Apple faces class action lawsuits over intentionally slowing down old iPhones

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Apple intentionally slowing down iPhones with aged batteries to preserve its life surely has raised a controversy over the past few days, and now it landed the company in class action lawsuit in Los Angeles. The lawsuit accuses the company saying that it a fraud designed to lure users in upgrading to the latest model. Continue reading “Apple faces class action lawsuits over intentionally slowing down old iPhones”

Apple sanctioned in Qualcomm court case for withholding evidence documents

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In a surprising note, Apple has been sanctioned in Qualcomm court case for withholding relevant documents. The lawsuit against Qualcomm by FTC alleges that Apple was forced to use Qualcomm modem chips exclusively.  Continue reading “Apple sanctioned in Qualcomm court case for withholding evidence documents”

Apple working on a larger-capacity battery technology for 2019 iPhones: KGI

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Apple is expected to bring new 3D sensing and augmented reality functions to 2019 iPhones. To juice up the upgraded feature set, a larger capacity battery is a primary requirement, and for this reason, it is heard that the company is working on a larger capacity battery technology for 2019 iPhones predicts Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. Continue reading “Apple working on a larger-capacity battery technology for 2019 iPhones: KGI”