Apple's online storefront was taken offline late Thursday as the company prepares to handle an expected onslaught of traffic when it takes iPhone XR preorders live a minute after midnight, Pacific time.
Preorders for Apple's iPhone XR go live in a matter of hours. If you're looking to upgrade, but don't want to spend $1,000 on an iPhone XS, the XR delivers many of the same technologies at a relatively affordable entry point. But what about a used iPhone X instead?
Taiwan-based chip manufacturer TSMC is predicting modest growth in the new quarter, suggesting that production of smartphone chips — particularly for Apple's iPhone — will offset not just weakness in cryptocurrency mining, but risks caused by the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.
Parts of the supply chain are tempering their expectations on iPhone sales for the remainder of 2018, a report claims, with weak sales said to be feared by suppliers based in Taiwan, despite the impending launch of the iPhone XR.
Apple will be opening up its loan pre-approval process for the iPhone Upgrade Program on Monday for customers wanting to acquire the iPhone XR, allowing participants to prepare their application before pre-orders for the smartphone commence on Friday.
Despite other data sources to the contrary, Goldman Sachs' Rod Hall is afraid of a slowdown in the Chinese iPhone market that may dramatically impact Apple's quarterly earnings, and future prospects in the region.
While U.S. police are now sometimes forcing suspects with Face ID-ready iPhones to unlock their devices, Apple's technology is simultaneously making that a risky proposition, one security firm is warning agencies.
Apple customers looking to buy the iPhone XR will have a protection option that won't hide the brightly-colored shell, as there will be a clear case among the selection of official accessories offered by Apple from the time of launch.
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Given the weakness of Chinese device manufacturers, and a lack of innovation in new products by them, noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is expecting Apple to have a good local debut in a critical October holiday period.
Apple's new iPhone XS is a modest step up from last year's iPhone X, but remains a major technological leap forward for anyone who hasn't yet made the jump to the edge-to-edge design with Face ID. As with the debut of the iPhone X, if you can stomach the sticker shock, the iPhone XS is a premium, polished, near-perfect handset that showcases Apple's marriage of hardware and software at its most sublime.
Apple is reportedly changing its orders for the iPhone XR with its assembly partners, with some production being shifted from Pegatron to rival Foxconn over alleged capacity and component sourcing issues.
Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has weighed in on early sales of Apple's new products, and is seeing massive demand for the iPhone XS Max over the iPhone XS, with Apple Watch Series 4 demand so high that supply constraints may extend unless Apple brings on more assemblers.
Apple built and began selling its high-end OLED iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models a month ahead of iPhone XR availability in an effort to sell users more expensive models before facing competition from its own new lower-priced, entry-level LCD phone — at least according to the columnist and the think tank that were totally wrong about iPhone X sales last year.