Tag Archives: Apple

Apple Launches $300-Million Clean Energy Fund for China Suppliers

Apple said on Friday it has established a fund to invest nearly $300 million (roughly Rs. 2,000 crores) over the next four years to connect its Chinese suppliers to renewable energy as Beijing pushes an anti-pollution drive. The US giant said it and 10 initial suppliers would jointly provide the money for the China Clean Energy Fund, aimed at helping the ... Read More »

Apple Declines Invite to EU Hearing, Cites Appeal Against EU Tax Order

iPhone maker Apple has turned down an invitation to an EU lawmakers’ hearing, saying it does not want to prejudice its challenge to an EU order to pay up to EUR 13 billion ($15 billion or around Rs. 1.01 lakh crores) in back taxes to Ireland. A European Parliament committee is holding the hearing on tax evasion on June 21. In a letter to the committee ... Read More »

Google Bets $1.1 Billion More Brains Can Help Take On Apple

  HIGHLIGHTS Google officially closed its $1.1 billion deal with HTC The Mountain View company gains 2,000 smartphone specialists The move should help it compete with Apple on smartphones Google officially closed its $1.1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,000 crores) deal with HTC, adding more than 2,000 smartphone specialists in Taiwan to help the search giant chase Apple in the cut-throat premium handset market. The deal will ... Read More »

Apple Supplier Murata Says iPhone X Output Target Cuts Overstated in Report

Japan’s Murata Manufacturing Co, which supplies components for the iPhone X, has not seen its orders drop commensurately with the sharp fall in the iPhone X production target stated in a report, a senior Murata executive said. Apple will halve its iPhone X production target for the first three months of the year to around 20 million units, the Nikkei reported on Monday, sending ... Read More »

Apple Should Address Youth iPhone Addiction, Say Two Large Investors

Apple shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said. Jana, a leading activist shareholder, and CalSTRS, one of the nation’s largest public pension plans, delivered a letter to Apple on ... Read More »

iPhone Battery Replacement Programme Will Cost Apple $10 Billion From Reduced Sales: Barclays

Apple’s offer to replace old batteries at cheaper rates may affect new iPhone sales in 2018. Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz, in a note, says that even a small percentage of people opting for battery replacement over upgrade could affect the sale of new iPhone models. Apple had recently apologised for slowing down iPhone models and offered a new battery replacement programme. Under the ... Read More »

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 »