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Apple in 2019: Will a recession ruin its run?

01/25/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple has faced profound challenges in the past from powerfully entrenched adversaries that once looked like they might derail the company's advancement, including Microsoft, Nokia, Google, Motorola, and Samsung. But today, with no real competitors standing in its way, will Apple's premium-priced trajectory get knocked out of alignment by a recession in China and global aftershocks? Here's a look at Apple's future informed by its recent past.

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Comparing the iPhone XR with the iPhone 8 Plus in the real world

01/25/2019, 11:01 am

The iPhone XR has been available for around three months now, and there are still many users reluctant to upgrade from their old iPhones. AppleInsider compares the real-world differences between the iPhone XR and the iPhone 8 Plus, to see if those using the one-year-older model would stand to benefit from trading up.

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Apple Pay coming to Los Angeles Metro system in late 2019

01/25/2019, 09:01 am

The Los Angeles Metro's existing Transit Access Pass system is being overhauled including the addition of Apple Pay and an iOS app, with the improvements expected to arrive in the fall.

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Apple, other smartphone makers push for export credits & tariff cuts in India

01/25/2019, 09:01 am

In a 174-page proposal, Apple and other members of the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association have called on the country's government to give them tariff cuts on machinery imports, as well as export credits on apps and devices, if it wants manufacturing growth to continue.

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Apple posts 'Shot on iPhone' film 'The Bucket' to celebrate Chinese New Year

01/24/2019, 11:01 pm

In commemoration of Chinese New Year, which falls on Feb. 5, Apple on Thursday posted to its YouTube channel a special "Shot on iPhone" short film created by renowned director and screenwriter Jia Zhangke.

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Apple to compensate 'Shot on iPhone Challenge' winners for use of photos

01/24/2019, 08:01 pm

Apple caused a bit of a stir in the artistic community this week when it announced a "Shot on iPhone Challenge" that select works from ten iPhone photographers to plaster on marketing materials like billboards, all presumably without pay. The company has since updated terms of the contest to note winning artists will indeed be compensated for their work.

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Chinese iPhone shipments dipped 3.1M in Q4 2018, full year down 2.5M units

01/24/2019, 07:01 pm

Shedding light on Apple's China woes, Strategy Analytics on Thursday published smartphone shipment estimates for the region covering calendar 2018 that shows a precipitous decline in iPhone unit growth.

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Apple iPhone modem supplier Intel cites weak demand in Q4 earnings miss

01/24/2019, 07:01 pm

Slowing iPhone sales have seemingly impacted another major tech industry player, as Intel on Thursday blamed lower-than-expected revenue for the fourth quarter of 2018 in part on weak modem demand.

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Latest iOS beta hints at 'AirPods 2' with 'Hey Siri' setup screen

01/24/2019, 06:01 pm

A "Hey Siri" configuration tool found in Apple's latest iOS 12.2 beta suggests Apple is on the verge of releasing a second-generation AirPods model capable of native interactions with the virtual assistant.

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Apple sued over Bluetooth communications in devices going back to iPhone 3GS

01/24/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple has become the target of a new lawsuit from Rembrandt Wireless Technologies over infringement claims on two patents related to Bluetooth, following after a successful case where Samsung was ordered to pay $11.1 million in a similar lawsuit.

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Everything new in iOS 12.2: HomeKit TVs, Remote in Control Center, Apple News, & more

01/24/2019, 03:01 pm

After a lengthy beta period for iOS 12.1.3, Apple has released iOS 12.2 to developers. There are several changes in store for this point update and AppleInsider walks you through what to expect.

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iPhone XR best-selling iPhone model, claiming 39 percent of US sales in December

01/24/2019, 03:01 pm

In line with claims by Apple, estimates published on Thursday suggest that the iPhone XR was the best-selling iPhone model in the U.S. during the December quarter.

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Apple News coming to Canada with iOS 12.2 & macOS 10.14.4 Mojave beta

01/24/2019, 01:01 pm

The first beta of iOS 12.2 was just released to developers, and one of the first major changes is the launch of Apple News for Canadian users.

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Apple's holiday quarter revenue miss not fully appreciated by Wall Street, says Gene Munster

01/24/2019, 01:01 pm

Wall Street predictions for Apple's future demonstrate that the analysts don't yet have a good handle on the long-term effects of Apple's predicted $5 billion shortfall during the holiday quarter according to long-time Apple analyst Gene Munster.

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How the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will fare against the Samsung Galaxy S10

01/24/2019, 12:01 pm

With the impending launch of Samsung's Galaxy S10 next month, rumors and benchmarking suggest that it won't be as fast as the current generation of iPhones. Based on the pre-launch processor leaks, how will the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max fare against the next big thing to come out of Samsung?

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iPhones with optional AppleCare available through Verizon's Visible network

01/24/2019, 10:01 am

Verizon's Visible carrier brand began selling iPhones on Thursday, moving away from a bring-your-own scheme it previously relied on.

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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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Apple restocks iPhone SE on clearance site, all models available

01/23/2019, 11:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday restocked its online clearance store with iPhone SE models, once again offering fans of the popular small form-factor handset a crack at purchasing the device new nearly three years after it first debuted.

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Apple features Apple Pay Cash with new YouTube ads

01/23/2019, 04:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday released a trio of videos to its YouTube channel, hoping to hook more people on the idea of using Apple Pay Cash.

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Review: Apple's iPhone Smart Battery Case finally grows up

01/23/2019, 01:01 pm

After taking a year off -- much to the chagrin of iPhone X owners -- Apple recently released a new version of its Smart Battery Case. This time, it comes with new features, a refined design, and is available for the first the first time in a larger size.

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