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Topic: iPhone X

Tim Cook debunks rumors of slow iPhone X sales

05/01/2018, 05:05 pm

After weeks of handwringing over what Apple would announce in relation to iPhone X demand, CEO Tim Cook put the rumors of a "dead" release to rest in one fell swoop.

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Olloclip debuts Connect X lens system for Apple's iPhone X [u]

05/01/2018, 11:05 am

Olloclip on Tuesday launched its latest lens clip-on accessory for iPhones, the Connect X system for the iPhone X. [Updated with Olloclip comment on Face ID]

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Apple hit with patent suits over iPhone X camera, iOS 11 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature

04/30/2018, 10:04 pm

A pair of lawsuits filed in two federal courts on Monday allege Apple's latest products are in infringement of multiple patents related to dual camera arrays in smartphones and smart device alerts.

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Analyst says Apple may forego Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter for new iPhones

04/30/2018, 04:04 pm

Apple will probably stop bundling a Lightning-to-3.5 millimeter adapter with this fall's new iPhones, according to a Barclays memo obtained by AppleInsider. The multinational bank also cut its price target for Apple stock from $168 to $157, citing worries about a "weaker iPhone franchise."

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Apple Q2 earnings expected to fall 'in line,' analysts cautious about June quarter

04/30/2018, 12:04 pm

As they do every year at this time, analysts are looking past the concluded quarter and are expressing concern about how Apple may perform later this year mostly due to guesses at iPhone demand. Here's what to expect from Tuesday's earnings release.

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Apple AirPower Qi charging pad spotted at Vienna airport a fake, release date still unknown

04/29/2018, 05:04 pm

A traveler has spotted what appears to be Apple's unreleased AirPower Qi charging pad -- but the device is clearly a knock-off, despite claims to the contrary.

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Fake U.S. Marshal steals an iPhone, Thailand 'iPhone killers,' and more from the Apple crime blotter

04/29/2018, 08:04 am

A change in sentence for Thailand's "iPad killers," a court decision about Facebook logins, iPhone theft by ice cream vendors and more in this roundup of Apple-related crime reports

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Apple to produce 8M iPhone X units in Q2, trying to 'burn off' existing supply, report says

04/26/2018, 08:04 pm

Riding on the back of rumors of disappointing iPhone X sales, dismal supplier guidance and rampant speculation, a report on Thursday claims Apple plans to produce only a limited quantity of units in the second calendar quarter of 2018.

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Apple grew 32% YoY in China's shrinking phone market due to "strong performance of iPhone X"

04/26/2018, 07:04 am

China's smartphone market suffered its worst decline ever in the March quarter--an 8 percent YoY drop in unit sales--but Apple still managed to achieve 32 percent growth, directly attributed to "strong performance of its iPhone X."

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Bloomberg butchers Samsung OLED statements to portray iPhone X as weak

04/26/2018, 07:04 am

Bloomberg is taking full advantage of Apple's quiet period in the week before its earnings release to issues a series of reports suggesting data points that could possibly be used to support its narrative that demand is somehow "weak" for the most profitable, attention-getting smartphone in the world--even as other vendors scramble to copy its looks and features.

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Samsung reports weak demand for OLED displays used in iPhone X

04/26/2018, 12:04 am

Samsung Electronics reported positive quarterly profits on Wednesday, its fourth consecutive period of massive record gains, but warned of slow growth due to weaker than expected demand for smartphone OLED panels like those supplied to Apple for iPhone X.

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Apple supplier comments not likely to affect long-term financial prognosis, Gene Munster suggests

04/25/2018, 11:04 am

Negative comments from two Apple suppliers about the next iPhone generation could hamper investor expectations for the next quarter, suggests Gene Munster of Loup Ventures, but predictable iPhone sales make this only a near-term risk instead of a long-term problem.

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Apple looking to simplify iPhone branding for 2018 releases, analyst predicts

04/25/2018, 08:04 am

Apple could make a major change to the way it names successive iPhone generations this year, Guggenheim analyst Robert Cihra suggests, tipping Apple to take the opportunity to simplify what the iPhones are called when the new models launch this fall.

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Apple's iPhone X delivered a KO punch to cheap Androids: Q1 smartphone demand slumped globally but ASP grew by 21%

04/25/2018, 07:04 am

New data from GfK shows that global demand for smartphones declined by 2 percent year over year in the March quarter while Average Selling Prices grew by 21 percent, totally contradicting the media narrative that customers were looking to save money and would shy away from Apple's premium-priced iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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Apple order delays for 2018 iPhone impact TrueDepth component supplier

04/24/2018, 10:04 am

Shares in AMS, a producer of components used in the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera, dropped in value by 14 percent after the manufacturer warned of lower than expected revenue in the second quarter, possibly due to Apple being slow to finalize its production plans for this year's iPhone refresh.

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Apple rumored in talks with Samsung to lower OLED costs for 2018 iPhones

04/24/2018, 09:04 am

Apple is reportedly negotiating with Samsung Display to reduce what it pays for OLED panels, and as a result push down the prices for 2018 iPhones.

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iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus both beat iPhone X sales in March quarter, questionable data finds

04/23/2018, 01:04 pm

Together the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus amounted to 44 percent of U.S. iPhone sales in the March quarter, and even individually beat out the iPhone X -- but Apple's historical performance versus what the survey company has said in the past about sales casts a pallor on the data.

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Analyst's 'iPhone X is dead' memo hyperbolic, loaded with questionable claims

04/20/2018, 02:04 pm

An analyst is arguing that Apple will completely discontinue the iPhone X this year, owing to a lack of consumer interest at the high-end. That's a highly questionable claim, even if one assumes demand isn't as strong as Apple expected.

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Watch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9 Plus battery charging times compared

04/20/2018, 01:04 pm

The comparison of the Apple's iPhone X's features against main rival Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus continue with more battery tests, this time examining how long each of the premium smartphones take to recharge.

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Sloppy report depicts Apple as struggling with LG as an alternative to Samsung OLEDs on new iPhones

04/20/2018, 10:04 am

A new report claiming to understand Apple's supply chain has asserted that LG screens might be facing development issues as a second source for OLED displays on upcoming iPhones, based on Apple's higher than normal scrutiny of LG prototypes--and then strangely claims this issue is driving iPhone X prices so high that "some" are not buying it.

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