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Topic: Bloomberg

Editorial: Apple isn't revamping its HomeKit team, but maybe it should

10/28/2019, 11:10 am

Bloomberg believes that Apple is hiring people to overhaul how the company's HomeKit devices work with third-party products. The report is based on disprovable information, yet it is true that Apple both should and could do much more with the technology.

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Editorial: Nikkei reported good news from iPhone channel checks, but they're still not reliable

10/21/2019, 07:10 am

For at least the last six years, Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei has reported unreliable stories about iPhone production orders. This month, its channel check "news" sounded positive -- but that doesn't mean that bits of data shaken from some branch of the supply chain is suddenly now reliable or can be correctly interpreted by outsiders.

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Editorial: A year later, Bloomberg silently stands by its 'Big Hack' iCloud spy chip story

10/04/2019, 08:10 am

Bloomberg Businessweek's claims of Chinese spy chips hidden in Apple and Amazon servers has been refuted, debunked, and ridiculed. You just wouldn't know that from what Bloomberg has said or, most recently, done.

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Apple again reported to be planning in-display Touch ID for 2020 iPhones

09/05/2019, 08:09 am

Sources reportedly familiar with Apple's supply chain say that a new Touch ID fingerprint system is already being tested for next year's iPhone.

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Super Micro exiting China manufacture because of spy chip allegations [u]

05/02/2019, 08:05 am

To further deflect allegations made by Bloomberg in 2018 of spy chips inserted in servers used by Apple and other companies, Super Micro is ceasing manufacture in China, and cutting back on reliance of parts generated by Chinese suppliers.

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Editorial: Why Apple isn't 'slashing prices' in China

04/03/2019, 03:04 am

"Apple slashes prices in China" was the dramatic headline shared by outlets this week ranging from CNBC to VentureBeat. That's not actually true, so why is it being reported?

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Apple in 2019 and the case of the expensive iPhone

01/24/2019, 09:01 am

A glance at the writing that passes for financial news headlines today might make it appear that Apple is entering 2019 with troubled sales, intense new competition emerging in China, and a weakening economy where nobody can afford to buy its expensive products anymore. The solution held up by many pundits is so old that it sounds comfortably soothing: iPhones should be cheaper! But they're wrong, here's why.

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Alleged iCloud spy chips, plus a new iPad Pro, Mac mini & MacBook Air -- Apple's October 2018 in review

12/31/2018, 03:12 pm

October 2018 saw Apple host an iPad Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Air refresh event -- but Bloomberg dropped an iffy China iCloud spy chip bombshell. Plus, Kanye West elected himself as an unofficial Apple spokesman. All this and more, in Apple's October 2018 in review.

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Apple reveals macOS Mojave, iOS 12, and watchOS 5 at WWDC -- Apple's June 2018 in review

12/28/2018, 04:12 pm

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference dominated much of the month but June also saw awards season -- with Apple both giving and receiving trophies.

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Super Micro found no evidence of iCloud spy chips after audit

12/11/2018, 07:12 am

The supplier at the heart of Bloomberg's contentious iCloud spy chip story has completed its promised audit, and has told customers that it found no evidence of server tampering.

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Qualcomm, Michael Simmons on DJay, Ron Johnson on Steve Jobs, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

12/07/2018, 08:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor speaks with Michael Simmons who works with Algoriddim on DJay, which was a part of the iPad Pro keynote this year. Victor and William talk about Qualcomm, opposition research PR firms, 5G phones, and more.

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Bloomberg continues iPhone panic mongering by conflating Apple's Give Back trade-in program with price slashing

12/05/2018, 08:12 am

Bloomberg is back with a story that presents Apple's trade-in program as being an example of desperate price slashing in response to supposedly flagging sales of what Apple has actually stated is its most popular phone -- the iPhone XR.

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Apple unlikely to release first 5G iPhone until 2020 or later

12/03/2018, 07:12 am

While some rivals appear set to launch hardware with support for nascent 5G wireless technology in 2019 at some point, Apple looks like it's going to wait another year before making an iPhone that can use them -- like it did twice before.

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It is past time for Bloomberg to retract or unequivocally prove the iCloud spy chip story

11/29/2018, 08:11 am

Bloomberg had a stunningly important -- and apparently stunningly wrong -- news story about an alleged iCloud spy chip and it's still hoping we'll forget about it. The company has a responsibility to either prove or retract it, and it's a responsibility the publication is still avoiding, now eight months after publication.

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Why the end of unit sales reporting of Macs, iPhone, and iPad isn't bad news for Apple

11/27/2018, 08:11 am

Apple raised eyebrows when it announced it would no longer be detailing quarterly unit sales for iPhone, iPad, and Macs starting in the December quarter. Various pundits have sought to portray this as Apple having "something to hide," and have added it to their listicles of "bad news" that various writers keep insisting is "piling up" for Apple. They're wrong, here's why.

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Poor news curation at Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters creating misleading iPhone supply chain panic

11/19/2018, 08:11 am

Several prominent news sources are again blowing a cloud of speculative rumor-mongering that claims Apple's iPhone sales are -- perhaps! -- in desperate straits. Revised revenue reports from just five firms--out of Apple's 200 primary suppliers--are at the core of these reports, so take a look at how flimsy these conclusions are.

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Another Apple supplier slashes revenue forecast, prompts speculation of weak iPhone demand

11/15/2018, 01:11 am

Speculation of lower than expected iPhone demand continues to weigh on Apple stock prices as yet another component supplier, AMS AG, cuts revenue estimates for the current quarter. Three other key Apple suppliers reduced their respective forecasts this week.

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Bloomberg's iCloud spy chip attack allegations technically impossible

10/23/2018, 08:10 am

A report claiming Chinese spy chips were secretly implanted into Super Micro servers used by Apple and other tech firms has been dealt another blow, with a delve into how secure servers work criticizing the report's lack of detail for the hack and insisting the claimed technique would have been implausible to pull off.

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Before China iCloud spy chip allegations, Bloomberg published these five incorrect stories about Apple

10/10/2018, 08:10 am

Media personalities have been bending over backward to find a way to square the claims made by Bloomberg in its "China Hack" story with a series of strongly worded denials from Amazon and Apple insisting that the report was "wrong and misinformed." However, there is solid evidence that Bloomberg has previously published a series of false claims before, either from a lack of research coupled with bad perspective, or possibly to simply craft a dramatic narrative.

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iCloud server spy chip claims, iPhone XS selfies, more on the AppleInsider Podcast

10/05/2018, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Neil and Victor discuss Bloomberg's claims of a spy chip implanted in Apple and Amazon's servers, the vociferous rebuttal, .reports of problems installing Mojave, iOS 12 charging difficulties, and more!

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