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Tension over Trump's tariff tweet torpedoes $30B of Apple market cap

05/06/2019, 07:05 am

After President Donald Trump used Twitter to threaten a dramatic escalation of America's trade war with China, stocks tumbled in early trading. Apple was hit particularly hard, with shares dropping by more than 3%.

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Editorial: The new Services - Can Apple Arcade fuel iPhone growth in a slowing smartphone market?

05/06/2019, 06:05 am

Apple Arcade and related Services are intended to fuel sales of new hardware by attracting new customers and prompting upgrades. But is it realistic to expect that Apple can drive sales growth for iPhone as overall smartphone growth stalls or even contracts globally? Pundits like to say that iPhone "is over" and that Apple has to run out and discover a new hit product. But they're wrong, here's why.

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Editorial: The new Services - How will Apple Arcade's exclusivity, privacy affect Android & Google Play?

05/04/2019, 10:05 am

Apple has built a very strong position in mobile gaming in its iOS App Store. With Apple Arcade, it is working to create a new pipeline of fun, original, attractive, exclusive games, without ads and where privacy is protected. How will this impact Android and Google Play?

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Tim Cook promises expansion of Screen Time in interview with ABC

05/04/2019, 08:05 am

As he does from time to time, Apple CEO Tim Cook has appeared in an interview with ABC News to address user privacy, device over-use, and children's screen time.

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IHS Markit: Apple shipped 43.8M iPhones in Q1, down 16% from 2018

05/03/2019, 08:05 pm

Contradicting controversial smartphone shipment estimates from market research firm IDC, IHS Markit on Thursday released its own set of preliminary figures that fall in line with wider industry expectations. At least as far as Apple is concerned.

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iPhone 7 'Loop Disease' audio chip issue targeted in class action complaint

05/03/2019, 07:05 pm

A new class action complaint seeks damages and a hardware recall from Apple over the so-called iPhone 7 "Loop Disease," an issue that causes audio problems on impacted handsets and can ultimately render the device inoperable.

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Xiaomi takes offense at smartphone estimates off by 2.5M units, Apple doesn't

05/03/2019, 05:05 pm

Xiaomi took the unusual step of reporting its smartphone shipments for the March quarter, which it issued in response to phone shipment data it said was "inaccurate and unfair, and deviates from our actual performance in terms of shipment of smartphones." Apple neither reported iPhone units nor took issue with IDC's data, despite its shipments clearly being undercounted by a margin more than twice as large.

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Massachusetts judge granted warrant to unlock suspects iPhone with Touch ID

05/03/2019, 04:05 pm

Law enforcement can compel a suspect to unlock their iPhone using Touch ID under a warrant, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled in April, muddying the waters in the ongoing battle in courts over whether the contents of a mobile device secured with biometrics are protected by the Fifth Amendment, or not.

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SEC presses charges against GT Advanced & CEO for fraud in iPhone sapphire supply

05/03/2019, 12:05 pm

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged GT Advanced Technologies and former CEO Thomas Gutierrez with fraud, accusing them of deceiving investors about its ability to supply sapphire for iPhones.

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Editorial: The new Services - Apple Arcade plays to win, but what game?

05/03/2019, 11:05 am

All of Apple's recently unveiled Services and most of its existing Services business are essentially software --- useful applications of hardware that help drive hardware purchases in addition to generating revenue on their own. Take a look at what these strategic new Services actually mean for Apple and its installed user base, starting with Apple Arcade.

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Apple's Powerbeats Pro go up for preorders, delivery dates already slipping past May 10

05/03/2019, 10:05 am

Apple's all-wireless Powerbeats Pro earbuds became available for preorder on Friday, but U.S. delivery times have already slipped past the official May 10 launch.

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Apple & other tech companies lobby efforts kill Ontario 'Right to Repair' bill

05/03/2019, 08:05 am

Another 'Right to Repair' bill that would have made device producers provide the resources for consumers and third-party repair outfits to fix devices has been put to rest, with intensive lobbying from tech companies including Apple said to be behind the killing of the legislation.

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US DOJ requests hearing on remedies in Qualcomm antitrust case, cites concern over 5G rollout

05/02/2019, 11:05 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice in a filing on Thursday preemptively requested a hearing on potential remedies should Qualcomm be found liable in an antitrust case leveled by the Federal Trade Commission.

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Apple highlights iOS accessibility functions in four new YouTube videos

05/02/2019, 02:05 pm

Apple is highlighting some of the accessibility-related capabilities of the iPhone in a series of four new videos, advising how users can access functions in iOS for AssistiveTouch, VoiceOver, use the Magnifier, and to invert the colors used on the screen of the smartphone.

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Editorial: Latest IDC estimate of Q1 2019 iPhone sales 'highly inaccurate' to the point of 'embarrassing'

05/02/2019, 10:05 am

IDC is one of the market research companies that confidently reports quarterly shipments, market share and growth figures for PCs, smartphones and other products with an implied accuracy down to the tenth of a percentage point. But, the company's latest figures are "highly inaccurate" to the point of "embarrassing," according to well-regarded analyst Neil Cybart of Above Avalon.

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Qualcomm gains $4.5B to $4.7B from Apple settlement

05/01/2019, 04:05 pm

The settlement deal between Apple and Qualcomm, previously a secret, will net the chipmaker between $4.5 billion and 4.7 billion, according to regulatory filings issued on Wednesday.

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What are 5G and mmWave, and when will you be able to realistically use them?

05/01/2019, 02:05 pm

Carriers in the United States are rolling out 5G mobile networks, which promises to revolutionize mobile communications for everyone. With the hype it is generating, and the discussions surrounding how Apple will adopt the technology, it's worth taking a moment to work out what exactly 5G is, as well as what to realistically expect in the coming years.

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Analysts positive on Apple's results, seeing signs of iPhone demand recovery

05/01/2019, 09:05 am

Analysts are weighing in on Apple's quarterly financial results the morning after its release, with generally favorable impressions of iPhone shipments better than anticipated and the growth of Services.

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Apple iPhone shipments declined 30% in Q1, now in third place behind Samsung and Huawei

04/30/2019, 07:04 pm

According to the latest estimates from market research firm IDC, Apple shipped 36.4 million iPhones during the first quarter of 2019, down a whopping 30% from the same time last year.

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Tim Cook says settling Qualcomm dispute was "important for both companies"

04/30/2019, 06:04 pm

While declining to comment in any detail about Apple and Qualcomm's settling of a sprawling worldwide legal dispute, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that his company is "glad to put the litigation behind us."

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