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.
A report into the misfortunes of LCD supplier Japan Display claims that the company is in trouble because of slow sales of the iPhone XR and will not recover because Apple is moving to OLED for all its phones in 2019.
When Apple released the iPhone XR, it didn't include 3D Touch as a feature due to the technical challenges of implementing an edge-to-edge display, but did introduce an alternative: Haptic Touch. AppleInsider explains how the haptic-based version fares compared against the well-known and well-loved feature it replaces.
Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams testified on Monday that both the iPhone XR, and iPhone XS family were supposed to have modems from both Qualcomm and Intel, but Qualcomm refused to sell the company chips for the new models.
On the back of Apple's negative earnings forecast revision, a new report claims the company is bracing for a continued iPhone sales slowdown by scaling back production plans for the first calendar quarter of 2019 by 10 percent.
The Wall Street Journal is telling stories of an arrogant fall from grace by the world's leader in smartphone profits, centering on the new iPhone XR — a model that ostensibly failed to live up to its hyped expectations. However, that cyclical tale of Apple's impending doom is really a contrived bit of fiction that isn't based in facts.
The sales of iPhones went down in November by a fifth compared to 2017, according to sales estimates from Counterpoint, but while the iPhone XR is said to have become Apple's most popular currently-sold model, it hasn't reached the same volume of sales as the iPhone X in the same period the previous year.
Whether you've got your first iPhone or you've just upgraded to a new one, AppleInsider shows you 20 ways how to stretch out that battery life, and spend a lot less time near a power plug with that mobile device.
By the looks of the headlines since Wednesday afternoon, you'd think that Apple Park is on fire, and the company is headed for a loss for the quarter. While the earnings miss discussion isn't a net positive for the company, there are still a few things to keep in mind.
iPad activations surged the most among all phones and tablets during the Christmas holiday, dominating the top four spots — fifth place being taken by another Apple product, the iPhone XR, according to new analytics data.
Apple's iPhone production appears to be rolling largely unhindered into the first quarter of 2019, unfazed by sales injunctions and other factors, although the company is still projected to ship fewer iPhones in 2019 than it did in 2018.
The premium smartphone market is continuing to grow faster than the overall smartphone market in the third quarter, a report claims, with the 2018 iPhone launches dominating the higher-priced end of the market.
Looking back at Apple's September 2018 in review, Apple set the table for the rest of the year by debuting new iPhones and a new Apple Watch model that were adored — and fired up the decades-old debate if Apple products were too expensive for the company's own good.