Tag Archives: Apple

How Huawei can break Apple and Samsung’s smartphone grip

  Huawei is the top-selling smartphone company in China and the third biggest in the world. Above, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Technologies Co., during the company’s keynote event at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg New York: Americans are boringly predictable when it comes to smartphone shopping. Roughly three-quarters of Americans with smartphones own ... Read More »

Awaiting Concrete Proposal From Apple, Says Commerce Minister Prabhu

The commerce and industry ministry is awaiting a concrete proposal from iPhone maker Apple to set up manufacturing unit in India, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said today. “We are waiting for a good proposal from Apple…Please give us a concrete proposal. If the proposal comes, we will examine it. We are always open for that,” Prabhu told reporters here. During a recent meeting with Apple officials, ... Read More »

Belkin Launches New Boost Up Wireless Chargers at CES 2018, Wemo Hub With Apple HomeKit Support Goes on Sale

HIGHLIGHTS Belkin has named the new series as Boost Up Bold Wemo Apple HomeKit Bridge is now finally up for sale Price and release details regarding new chargers are currently unavailabl Belkin has launched a new lineup of wireless chargers at CES 2018. Belkin, which already makes one of the two Apple-licensed iPhone wireless charging pads, has unveiled its expanded series of Qi charging ... Read More »

Apple on Spectre, Meltdown Vulnerabilities: All Mac, iOS Devices Affected

HIGHLIGHTS Apple said recent updates protect its devices from Meltdown Mac and iOS devices still affected by Spectre, but fix coming Spectre fix will involve a patch for its Safari browser On Thursday, Apple confirmed that all Mac systems and iOS devices are affected by Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws, but that no known exploits have impacted its customers. In a post on its website, Apple said updates to its operating systems ... Read More »

Jimmy Iovine to Leave Apple Music in August: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Iovine joined Apple in 2014 after it bought Beat Electronics Iovine is best known as the co-founder of Interscope Records His departure is reportedly timed to his Apple shares fully vesting Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is said to leave Apple’s music streaming service in August, the Billboard magazine reported on Thursday, citing sources. Iovine is best known as the co-founder of Interscope Records, a rap ... Read More »

Apple Sees Sharp Increase in US National Security Requests

HIGHLIGHTS National security related requests quadrupled for Apple in the first half Apple said it had received 13,250 – 13,499 national security requests Google said it had received between 0 and 499 National Security Letters Apple Inc has received more than four times as many national-security related requests from the US government in the first half of this year versus a ... Read More »

Apple Confirms It Slows iPhones With Older Batteries to Prevent Unexpected Shutdowns

HIGHLIGHTS The practice first came to light following a report by Geekbench Apple acknowledged it slows older iPhones to prevent shutdowns The ‘feature’ was released last year by Apple Apple has addressed claims from an app company that says the maker of iPhones slows down the performance of older phones. On Monday, the blog Primate Labs, a company that makes an ... Read More »

Apple Is Ready to Ditch the Mac

Apple is the master of radical pivots. It killed the floppy drive, the CD drive, and the headphone jack in iPhones, while Macintosh systems went from the Motorola 68000 to the PowerPC chip to the Intel X86 line of chips. A very memorable pivot came when the company dropped the Apple II line of machines with an event called Apple ... Read More »

Apple Served With Search Warrant for Access to Texas Shooter’s iPhone: Report

Apple has been served with a search warrant for access to an iPhone SE which was used by the gunman who killed 27 people in a Texas church, as per media reports. The gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on November 5 and opened fire. He later killed himself. According to a San Antonio ... Read More »

The Nikkei: Apple can ship only 20 million iPhone X this year

KGI estimated that Apple will ship 25-30 million iPhone X units this year, but information reported by The Nikkei points to an even lower number – “around 20 million”. It sounds like manufacturing issues started a long way back and even though they are clearing up now, it will still affect the launch. Apparently, the new OLED screens were the first issue to occur – ... Read More »