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2019

Apple compares iOS updates to kitchen renovations in motion to dismiss iPhone slowdown lawsuit

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Apple cannot be liable for slowing down iPhones via iOS updates, according to a motion to dismiss a lawsuit concerning efforts to prolong an iPhone's battery life by reducing its performance, with the company arguing the suit is the equivalent of suing a building contractor for upgrading a kitchen.

Apple Music subscribers don't have to buy Wi-Fi to listen on American Airlines

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Starting on February 1, if you want to listen to Apple Music on American Airlines, you don't have to buy Wi-Fi to do so.

Qualcomm versus US FTC 'no license, no chips' antitrust trial wraps up

Wednesday January 30, 2019

The United States Federal Trade Commission and Qualcomm have both presented closing arguments over the contentious 'no license no chips' policy -- and the ultimate ruling will alter the trajectory of Apple's legal battle with the chip manufacturer.

Foxconn's $10 billion facility in Wisconsin for 'knowledge' and not large-scale manufacturing

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is re-evaluating what it wants to do with its location in Wisconsin and is saying that the site will be more research-oriented than a manufacturing boom for the region.

Apple slapped with lawsuit over Group FaceTime bug

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Apple is facing a lawsuit related to a software flaw that allowed interlopers to eavesdrop on Group FaceTime calls, with the suit arriving less than 24 hours after news of the bug was circulated by mainstream media.

Apple shipped 66 million iPhones in fiscal Q1 2019, estimates Strategy Analytics

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Strategy Analytics estimates Apple's iPhone shipments during the October-December quarter to be around 66 million, a sharp decline from the previous year.

Facebook pays users to sideload data-gathering VPN in apparent violation of Apple privacy policies [u]

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Facebook appears to be once again flouting Apple's developer guidelines regarding user privacy, as a report on Tuesday reveals the social media giant is paying users ages 17 to 35 to install a VPN that aggressively monitors usage habits.

Cook confirms iPhone upgrades are on the decline as users 'hang on' to hardware for longer periods

Tuesday January 29, 2019

During Apple's quarterly financial results call, CEO Tim Cook reported that iPhone sales are down in part because of existing users who were on subsidized contracts are now finding unbundled prices too expensive.

Cook reaffirms Apple's plans for original TV content

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook reaffirmed Apple's commitment to original TV content during its quarterly conference call, though many details remain unknown.

Apple says 900M iPhones in the wild, 1.4B active devices total at end of December

Tuesday January 29, 2019

In its quarterly results call on Tuesday Apple revealed that there are more than 900 million iPhones in its install base, forming the lion's share of active devices.

Apple's Q1 figures show precipitous 26.7 percent revenue drop in China

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Apple on Tuesday detailed what CEO Tim Cook only hinted at earlier this month, acknowledging a 26.7 percent drop in its December-quarter Chinese revenues.

Apple Music grows to 50 million subscribers, Apple News up to 85M monthly users during holiday quarter

Tuesday January 29, 2019

During Apple's quarterly conference call, the iPhone maker reported its highest quarterly music revenue ever thanks largely to Apple Music, while its overall services business grew leaps and bounds.

Apple to lower iPhone pricing in key markets after sluggish December quarter

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Following the release of Apple's earnings report on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook revealed the company is planning price changes for iPhones overseas to goose sales of the device after sluggish sales in China and other regions during the important holiday quarter.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2018 earnings report and conference call

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Following the publication of its first fiscal quarter of 2019 results, encompassing the holiday season, Apple provided additional detail surrounding the decline of sales in China, as well as more information about the Services business in an earnings conference call.

Apple earns $84.3B in revenue as iPhone earnings declined 15 percent in 2018 holiday quarter

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Apple's revenue for the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year reached $84.3 billion, just as the company advised earlier in January in a revised down forecast, financial results revealed on Tuesday, with earnings per share increasing year-on-year to $4.18.

Imminent iPad, iPad mini refresh appears to include Smart Keyboard support

Tuesday January 29, 2019

The next revision of the iPad may include support for a Smart Keyboard in addition to the Apple Pencil, according to prominent Apple developer Steve Troughton-Smith, suggesting that the new device will lean more towards the iPad Pro than previous models.

Apple was told about Group FaceTime privacy bug more than a week before closing access

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Apple may have known about the Group FaceTime privacy bug a week before the company disabled the feature, with one Twitter user claiming to have informed Apple of the issue discovered by their child the previous Monday.

Apple adds 50 new 'Today at Apple' sessions in three categories

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Apple on Tuesday announced the creation of more than 50 new "Today at Apple" sessions for its retail stores, split into three categories: Skills, Walks, and Labs.

Month-end Apple deals: $296 HomePods; $869 MacBook Airs; $999 12" MacBooks; $1,599 27" iMacs

Tuesday January 29, 2019

These Apple markdowns deliver the lowest prices available on current hardware, but the deals won't last long. Save hundreds on 12" MacBooks, 13" MacBook Airs, 27" iMac 5Ks, 2018 MacBook Pros and more.

OWC ships second-gen ThunderBlade SSD supporting Thunderbolt 3 daisy chains

Tuesday January 29, 2019

OWC on Tuesday released an updated version of its ThunderBlade external SSD, equipped with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining and in some cases a speed boost.