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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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Qualcomm proposes new licensing terms to lure in customers

04/26/2018, 01:04 am

Qualcomm in an earnings conference call on Wednesday showed rare willingness to modify its patent licensing policies, a core segment of its business that sparked a court battle with Apple and government investigations into potentially anticompetitive practices.

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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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Qualcomm to remain iPhone modem supplier in 2018, but will see orders reduced to 30%

04/25/2018, 09:04 pm

Recent rumors suggest Apple is planning to remove longtime partner Qualcomm from its iPhone supply chain in favor of industry rival Intel, but according to a new report the switch will not be completed in full this year.

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Bandsintown for iPhone adds Apple Music streaming through MusicKit

04/25/2018, 03:04 pm

Concert-finding app Bandsintown has officially launched native Apple Music streaming, made possible through the use of Apple's MusicKit framework.

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Google begins rolling out overhauled Gmail iOS & Web interfaces

04/25/2018, 09:04 am

Google on Wednesday detailed a series of changes now rolling out to Gmail users, primarily focused on the Web, but also including some upgrades for iPhone and iPad owners.

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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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iPhone unlocking firm Grayshift faces extortion demands after data breach

04/24/2018, 08:04 pm

Grayshift, the firm responsible for the GrayKey iPhone hacking tool, is in the crosshairs of an extortionist after its product's source code was inadvertently exposed to the internet last week.

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Master & Dynamic ship Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cables for iPhone, iPad

04/24/2018, 03:04 pm

Audio accessory producer Master & Dynamic has unveiled new cables for connecting its headphones directly to an iPhone without a headphone jack, with the 3.5mm-to-Lightning and USB-C cables offered at half the regular price for a limited time to celebrate the launch.

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Spotify upgrades iPhone & iPad app with data-saving mode, new options for free listeners

04/24/2018, 12:04 pm

Spotify on Tuesday announced the gradual rollout of a redesigned mobile interface, accompanied by other improvements -- with a particular focus on the ad-supported free listeners who make up the majority of the service's audience.

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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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Fall LCD iPhone could be $200 cheaper than OLED counterparts, says analyst

04/24/2018, 08:04 am

The next generation of iPhones will start production in August, according to a supply chain report from investment firm Rosenblatt Securities, with Apple expected to offer an LCD version of the smartphone at around $200 below the cost of the OLED models shipping at the same time.

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Apple targets Android switchers with two new iPhone ads

04/23/2018, 04:04 pm

The two ads continue Apple's recent "Switch to iPhone" campaign, which specifically urges non-iOS users to defect to Apple from the competition

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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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First Apple HomeKit window air conditioner hits US market in time for summer

04/23/2018, 12:04 pm

After a very long "coming soon" period on Apple's HomeKit accessory list, GE has finally shipped the Energy Star 115 volt Electronic room Air Conditioner model AHP08LX with HomeKit support.

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Florida police attempt to use dead man's finger to unlock his smartphone

04/23/2018, 09:04 am

Florida police have reportedly attempted to unlock a dead man's smartphone using his fingerprint, an act that reflects an ethical dilemma for the modern age concerning biometric security for mobile devices.

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Xiaomi's Aqara smarthome gear to support Apple HomeKit end of 2018

04/23/2018, 09:04 am

China's Xiaomi is reportedly planning to support more third-party smarthome platforms via its Aqara brand, beginning with Apple HomeKit.

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