Tag Archives: Apple

Apple Music is now playing on Amazon Echo speakers with Alexa

At the end of November Amazon announced that Apple Music would soon be supported by its Echo smart speakers with the Alexa virtual assistant built-in. Today the integration has finally gone live, around two weeks after the initial reveal. The rollout has started in the US through the Alexa app on Android and iOS. Over there you can connect your ... Read More »

Apple downplays last week’s reports of iPhone XR’s production cuts

In an interview with CNET, Greg Joswiak — Vice President of Apple’s product marketing made a comment about the ongoing sales of the latest entry-level iPhone offering from Apple. Carefully worded, he said that the iPhone XR “has been our most popular iPhone each and every day since the day it became available.” This comes just a week after The ... Read More »

2018 iPad Pro Lineup Allegedly Spotted on MIIT Database, Apple 12X SoC Rumoured

While Apple is yet to make a confirmation around its next-generation iPad Pro models, an MIIT certification has now allegedly been spotted that reveals the development. The certification also hints at the new Apple Pencil version that was previously reported to come with an AirPods-like, proximity-based connectivity experience. Unlike the previous models, the 2018 iPad Pro lineup is also expected to have a Face ID integration and thin-bezel display panels. There ... Read More »

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 »