Tag Archives: Apple

Facebook Said to Have Given Phone Makers, Including Apple and Samsung, Access to User Data

Raising fresh concerns about Facebook’s privacy protection policies, a New York Times report has exposed how the social network allowed about 60 device makers, including Apple and Samsung, to access personal information of users and their friends. Even before Facebook apps were widely available on smartphones, Facebook had data-sharing partnerships with the device makers, the report said citing company officials, adding that most of ... Read More »

Apple in Talks for First Order From Chinese Chipmaker: Report

Apple is in talks to buy storage chips from Yangtze Memory Technologies, a move that would mark the iPhone maker’s first buy from a Chinese memory chipmaker, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday. Apple will use these chips in new iPhone models and other products for sale in the Chinese domestic market specifically, the Nikkei reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. Both Apple ... Read More »

Apple Should Address Youth iPhone Addiction, Say Two Large Investors

Apple shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said. Jana, a leading activist shareholder, and CalSTRS, one of the nation’s largest public pension plans, delivered a letter to Apple on ... Read More »

iPhone Battery Replacement Programme Will Cost Apple $10 Billion From Reduced Sales: Barclays

Apple’s offer to replace old batteries at cheaper rates may affect new iPhone sales in 2018. Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz, in a note, says that even a small percentage of people opting for battery replacement over upgrade could affect the sale of new iPhone models. Apple had recently apologised for slowing down iPhone models and offered a new battery replacement programme. Under the ... Read More »

Apple Sees Sharp Increase in US National Security Requests

HIGHLIGHTS National security related requests quadrupled for Apple in the first half Apple said it had received 13,250 – 13,499 national security requests Google said it had received between 0 and 499 National Security Letters Apple Inc has received more than four times as many national-security related requests from the US government in the first half of this year versus a ... Read More »

Apple Confirms It Slows iPhones With Older Batteries to Prevent Unexpected Shutdowns

HIGHLIGHTS The practice first came to light following a report by Geekbench Apple acknowledged it slows older iPhones to prevent shutdowns The ‘feature’ was released last year by Apple Apple has addressed claims from an app company that says the maker of iPhones slows down the performance of older phones. On Monday, the blog Primate Labs, a company that makes an ... Read More »

Apple iPhone X now on sale in 14 new countries

As promised the iPhone X is now available for purchase in 14 more countries. Yesterday it started selling in Israel and as of today another 13 markets join the list – Albania, Bosnia, Cambodia, Kosovo, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand and Turkey. Lately, Apple ramped up production and the delivery estimates have improved from 5-6 weeks to 1-2 weeks in ... Read More »

Apple Served With Search Warrant for Access to Texas Shooter’s iPhone: Report

Apple has been served with a search warrant for access to an iPhone SE which was used by the gunman who killed 27 people in a Texas church, as per media reports. The gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on November 5 and opened fire. He later killed himself. According to a San Antonio ... Read More »

KGI: Apple to use Qualcomm modems for some 2018 iPhones

Earlier this month w KGI said that Apple is preparing three phones for 2018, two of them with an OLED screen. Latest information from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is that at least one of the phones might have an X20 modem by Qualcomm, despite the mountain of lawsuits between the two companies. Source: KGI In the latest note to investors, Kuo predicts Intel will provide ... Read More »

iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K Receive Rare Mixed-Bag Reviews

HIGHLIGHTS Apple launched three new iPhone models, new Apple TV, and Apple Watch The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are now available in select markets The new products have received mixed reviews from critics Despite the strength of its brand, Apple Inc. occasionally releases a product to mediocre reviews – remember the original Apple TV or Apple Watch? But reviewers have rarely been as ... Read More »