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2019

Apple parts supplier Nidec cuts 2019 sales forecast citing 'extraordinary' contraction in China

Thursday January 17, 2019

Nidec, a Japanese company that supplies vibratory motor parts for products like Apple's iPhone, is revising down 2019 sales forecasts due to what its chairman characterizes as an "extraordinary" decline in Chinese demand.

Apple's HomePod launches in China and Hong Kong

Thursday January 17, 2019

As promised, Apple on Friday kicked off sales of HomePod in China and Hong Kong, bringing the Siri-infused speaker to customers in the region nearly a year after the device launched in 2018.

Hands on with Apple's new Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Thursday January 17, 2019

Apple has released a new Smart Battery Case for the latest iPhones. Here are our first impressions of the newly updated accessory.

Walmart ditches plans to compete with Apple & others in streaming video arena

Thursday January 17, 2019

Walmart is reportedly abandoning plans to launch a Netflix-like streaming video service, which could take one more threat out of the equation for Apple's own upcoming launch.

NHL shifting to iPad Pro for real-time statistics and analytics during the game

Thursday January 17, 2019

The NHL is aiming to provide coaches more information about how the team is faring during games, by issuing iPads running a new insights app on benches that offer more than 60 different real-time individual and team statistics to team management.

Apple green-lights 10-episode sci-fi series from Simon Kinberg and David Weil

Thursday January 17, 2019

Apple has given the go-ahead for a ten-episode season of currently-untitled science fiction series as part of its ongoing original video content effort, a big-budget TV show created and co-written by Simon Kinberg and David Weil.

Apple tapped as contender for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot studio

Thursday January 17, 2019

Apple appears to be one of the companies vying to pick up Bad Robot, the production studio founded by Star Trek, Star Wars, and Lost director J.J. Abrams.

PCIe 5.0 standard gets ratified, could find a home in 2019 Mac Pro

Thursday January 17, 2019

The PCI-SIG standards body has ratified version 0.9 of the PCIe 5.0 connection specification, which could have implications for future Macs, particularly the upcoming modular Mac Pro.

Future locked iPhones could open camera app automatically when held up to take a photo

Thursday January 17, 2019

Photographers who are irritated about missing the perfect shot because it took too long to access their iPhone's camera could benefit from one potential feature Apple has considered, where the iPhone automatically enters the camera application when raised for a shot, even if it is still locked.

Review: Neato's iPhone-connected Botvac D7 is a worthy Roomba alternative

Thursday January 17, 2019

If you have the cash and the right living situation, the Botvac D7 Connected is a largely solid robot vacuum with a few catches and eccentricities.

2019 iPhone XR may get same antenna tech that's in the iPhone XS

Thursday January 17, 2019

Whatever it is ultimately named, the successor to the iPhone XR expected later in 2019 will be equipped with a 4-by-4 MIMO antenna for better wireless connections.

Apple Watch could get more hands-free tilt controls in future watchOS update

Thursday January 17, 2019

The Apple Watch could include more gestures similar to Raise to Speak in the future, after the revelation Apple has explored the possibility of producing more hands-free ways to interact with wearable devices and other hardware.

China lambastes Apple, others for 'incorrect' references to Hong Kong & Taiwan

Thursday January 17, 2019

A think tank linked to the Chinese government is criticizing Apple, Amazon, Nike and other foreign companies for using "incorrect labels" in reference to Hong Kong and Taiwan.

County tax incentives likely to double for Apple's new $1B Austin campus

Thursday January 17, 2019

County tax incentives for Apple's second campus in Austin, Tex. could potentially more than double a quoted $16 million estimate, a report revealed this week.

Apple teaming with Johnson & Johnson for stroke prevention study

Thursday January 17, 2019

Apple and Johnson & Johnson will launch a study later in 2019 to figure out if the Apple Watch in conjunction with trend monitoring can assist in preventing strokes, in particular, ones induced by atrial fibrillation.

Fifth-generation iPad mini coming in the first half of 2019, says Taiwan suppliers

Thursday January 17, 2019

Two suppliers of touch panels in Taiwan are anticipating a good first half of 2019, with the pair saying that they expect to supply screens for the fifth generation iPad mini and a new 2019 iPad.

TSMC slashes revenue guidance due to iPhone, global smartphone market slowdown

Thursday January 17, 2019

Apple chip partner TSMC has issued a warning on its financial situation, advising of reduced revenue growth and plans to cut its investments as the company combats the global smartphone market slowdown that has affected many other device producers.

Tim Cook renews call to Congress for federal data privacy law reforms, suggests creation of 'data-broker clearinghouse'

Thursday January 17, 2019

The U.S. Congress should implement comprehensive federal privacy legislation to protect and empower customers against "data brokers," Apple CEO Tim Cook has declared, calling for lawmakers to introduce landmark reforms that fundamentally change the rules by which companies should abide regarding the collection and storage of user data.

Apple to reportedly reduce new hires amidst slumping iPhone sales

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Apple plans to reduce the number of new hires for certain divisions after the company missed revenue guidance for the December quarter on weak iPhone sales, according to a report issued on Wednesday.

Rumor claims 2019 iPhone will get 10MP TrueDepth camera, stick to Lightning

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Although Apple is expected to deliver significant upgrades to the rear-shooting camera on 2019 iPhones, other components may not follow suit, a rumor claimed on Wednesday.