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Consumers No Longer As Interested In The iPhone As Before, Despite The iPhone X

The iPhone X is losing traction as a new survey claimed consumers are losing interest and not planning to buy or upgrade to the 2018 flagship model. The Cowen report pointed to the handset’s high sticker price as likely the culprit.

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Apple To Start Paying $16B Tax Bill To Ireland In March, But Appeal To The European Commission Continues

Apple has to pay $16 billion in back taxes to Ireland as the European Commission had said it received unfair, preferential treatment. The company will start paying around March, but it's still appealing the E.C.'s ruling.

Apple January 18, 2018

The Apple HomePod Reportedly Begins To Ship After Being Delayed: Here’s Why It Took So Long

An insider from Taiwan claimed that a small shipment of Apple Homepod speakers is on its way. Meanwhile, sources revealed that the smart speakers were delayed due to some extra calibration and testing for quality control.

Apple January 18, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook: You’ll Be Able To Turn Off CPU Throttling In Future iOS Update

Tim Cook revealed in an interview that the upcoming battery monitoring tool is not the only solution to the iPhone slowdown problem. The developer will reportedly include an option for users to completely turn off the performance-affecting program.

Apple January 18, 2018

Apple Rolls Out Sixth iOS 11.2.5, tvOS 11.2.5 Beta Builds To Developers

Apple has released beta 6 of iOS 11.25 and tvOS 11.2.5 that mostly consist of low-key feature enhancements and bug fixes. The OS beta versions are available to developers and public testers, hinting of an upcoming release date.

Apple January 18, 2018

Apple Employees Get $2,500 Bonuses In Stock Following New Tax Law

Apple will give out $2,500 bonuses in the coming months that will come in the form of restricted stock units. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that 'all individual contributors' to the company business will be eligible for the stock award.

Apple January 17, 2018

New Apple Campus Coming Soon, Part Of $350 Billion Investment Into US Over Next 5 Years

Apple is looking to open a second campus, as part of a $350 billion contribution to the U.S. economy over the next five years. The plan, which will create 20,000 more jobs, received approval from U.S. President Donald Trump.

Apple January 18, 2018

This Time, It’s China That’s Asking Apple For Information About Slowing Down Old iPhones

Chinese consumer groups demanded an explanation from Apple regarding the iPhone slowdown problem. The council also wanted the company to discuss its plans to address these complaints.

Apple January 16, 2018

It's Been 10 Years Since Steve Jobs Unwrapped The MacBook Air

Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air in January 2008 and was hailed a game-changer and harbinger of things to come from Apple. The super-thin notebook still sells but it’s just a shadow of what it used to be.

Apple January 16, 2018

Apple Data Center In China Operational In February (And No, Your Data Will Not Go There)

Some iOS users reportedly got an e-mail that talked about iCloud migration to China. Apple confirmed that the e-mail was incorrectly sent to a few customers in the United States.

Apple January 14, 2018

iPhone 6, iPhone 7 And iPhone 8 Performance Following Spectre And Meltdown Patches

Experts conducted a series of tests on the iPhone 8, iPhone 7, and iPhone 8 to verify a speculation related to patches for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Benchmark results were compared to values before and after the latest updates.

Apple January 14, 2018

iPhone 6 Plus Replacement Batteries Won't Be Available Until At Least Late March

Apple is out of iPhone 6 Plus batteries, so owners will not be able to avail the $29 battery replacement program until at least late March. Supply problems are also starting to affect the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Plus.

Apple January 12, 2018

New macOS High Sierra Vulnerability Allows Access To App Store System Preferences With Any Password

A security bug on the macOS High Sierra was detected on version 10.13.2. The App Store System Preferences will easily unlock when logged in as an administrator and using any password as claimed in a bug report on Open Radar.

Apple January 12, 2018

Another Apple Store Evacuated After iPhone Battery Explodes: Should iPhone Owners Start To Worry?

A second Apple Store was evacuated in as many days, after a floor was filled with smoke due to an iPhone battery explosion. iPhone owners, however, are still urged to take advantage of Apple's $29 battery replacement program.

Apple January 11, 2018

T-Mobile Offers $700 Discount On Second iPhone X; More BOGO Deals Available

T-Mobile starts off the year by unveiling new smartphone deals for both new and existing customers. One of the most intriguing offers is an up to $700 discount for a second iPhone X.

Apple January 11, 2018

Jimmy Iovine Disputes Rumors He's Leaving Apple

Apple executive Jimmy Iovine has come out and denied recent reports that he is leaving Apple in fall 2018. Iovine stated that he is loyal to the company and has much more work to do.

Apple January 10, 2018

US Government Questions Apple About Deliberate iPhone Slowdown, Gives Deadline For Response

Apple has been deliberately throttling older iPhones' performance, and now it has to answer for it. After the French government launched an investigation, the U.S. government is now questioning Apple as well over its iPhone slowdown practice.

Apple January 11, 2018

iPhone 6s Plus Battery Overheats And Emits Smoke In Zurich Apple Store

An iPhone 6S Plus battery overheated and emitted smoke in an Apple Store in Zurich, forcing the evacuation of customers and employees. The incident adds to Apple's headaches caused by iPhone batteries.

Apple January 10, 2018

French Prosecutor Starts Investigating Apple Over iPhone Slowdown Practices

Apple's iPhone slowdown woes continue, as a French prosecutor just launched an investigation into the matter. Under French law, Apple could face hefty fines if found to have intentionally reduced the life of its devices.

Apple January 9, 2018

iPhone SE 2 Rumored To Feature Glass Back, Which Will Do More Than Just Look Nice

A rumor claims that the iPhone SE 2 will have an all-glass back, just like the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. The construction will likely enable a feature that Apple introduced in its current generation of iPhones.

Apple January 9, 2018

Apple Rolls Out iOS 11.2.2, Supplementary macOS 10.13.2 Update For Better Protection Against Spectre And Meltdown

Apple rolled out iOS 11.2.2, a supplemental patch for macOS 10.13.2, and Safari 11.0.2. The three security updates address the recently discovered Spectre vulnerability, which along with the Meltdown exploit, has shaken the entire tech industry.

Apple January 9, 2018

Do Something About iPhone Addiction In Children, Urges Two Apple Investors

There’s a growing evidence of smartphones playing a central role in dysfunctional mental health among children. Two Apple investors want the company to do something about it.

Apple January 8, 2018

Apple Music Chief Jimmy Iovine Reportedly Leaving Apple In August

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine reportedly plans to leave Apple in August once his stock in the company is fully vested. Multiple reports confirm the news, but no official statement is available yet.

Apple January 5, 2018

Apple: All Macs And iOS CPUs Affected By Meltdown, Spectre Chip Flaws, But Security Patches Are Coming

Apple confirmed that their devices are also vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits. The firm instructed their users to update their devices and to only download from the App Store.

Apple January 5, 2018

How Do You Know If Your iPhone Needs A New Battery Or Is Being Throttled? Here's How

Is your iPhone being throttled? If you've noticed a drop in performance but can't be too sure, here are some ways to confirm whether or not it's slowing down because of a degrading battery.

Apple January 4, 2018

Apple Seeds Third Beta Of iOS 11.2.5: Siri Gets Biggest Update In Latest Release

Apple has released the first public beta of 2018, iOS 11.2.5 to its testing group. The biggest highlight in this new update is in Apple's digital assistant, Siri.

Apple January 5, 2018

Apple Store Chicago Winter Problem Caused By Software Issue, Not Design Flaw

The winter problems of Apple Store Chicago were thought to be the result of a design flaw. Apple, however, explained that the icicles forming along the edges of the Apple Store's roof was due to a software issue.

Apple January 4, 2018

Apple To Lose $10 Billion In iPhone Sales Due To $29 Battery Replacement Program

Apple is set to lose over $10 billion in iPhone sales due to its $29 battery replacement program. The program was launched to apologize for the recent battery controversy, as Apple confirmed that it throttled the performance of older iPhones.

Apple January 5, 2018

Apple Acquires Buddybuild Startup To Make Things Easier For iOS Developers

Apple acquired Canadian startup Buddybuild and it will integrate the entire team into its Xcode division. Buddybuild's Android app development tools will be discontinued soon.

Apple January 3, 2018

Apple Acquires Buddybuild, Aims To Improve iOS App Development

Apple bought Buddybuild in a move to make the iOS platform more developer-friendly. In acquiring the Canadian startup, Apple is making sure that it will be steps ahead of rival Android.

Apple January 3, 2018

Apple Offers $29 iPhone Battery Replacements, But What If You Don't Qualify? iFixit Has An Alternative

Apple dropped the price of iPhone battery replacements to just $29 to make up for its throttling, but the program only covers iPhone 6 or newer models. For older generations, however, iFixit comes to the rescue.

Apple January 3, 2018

Apple’s $29 Battery Replacement Program Available Now: Here’s How To Get Started

Apple’s discounted battery replacement service for slow iPhones have begun. Here’s how to schedule an appointment or send in your iPhone to get the battery replaced for just $29.

Apple January 2, 2018

Apple Store Chicago Was Not Made For Winters: Design Flaw Forces Closure Of Community Areas

The newest Apple Store in Chicago has a dangerous design flaw that forced the closure of its community areas. The MacBook Pro-inspired roof has no gutters, so melting snow is forming icicles and sliding off, possibly falling on pedestrians.

Apple December 30, 2017

Apple Wants To Make The iPhone Slowdown Controversy Right With $29 Battery Replacements

Apple isn't in a good place right now after the whole iPhone slowdown controversy blew up. It's now fixing things, though, by apologizing to owners and providing $29 battery replacements for iPhone 6 or later models.

Apple December 29, 2017

Apple Loses Legal Battle With Italian Clothing Company Steve Jobs

Apple lost the legal battle with Italian clothing company Steve Jobs. The clothing company will now be able to use the name Steve Jobs on their products.

Apple December 31, 2017

Apple's Lisa Operating System Gets A 2018 Rerelease Date, And You Won't Need $10,000 To Buy It

The Computer History Museum will release Apple's Lisa operating system for free as an open source code in 2018. This will give users the chance to test out one of the first graphical user interfaces in history.

Apple December 28, 2017

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Are Outselling iPhone X

Apple gambled this year by releasing three phones instead of their routine of two phones per year. Sales for the iPhone X are lagging behind the iPhone 8 model.

Apple December 29, 2017

iPhone Throttling Suit Seeks Nearly $1 Trillion In Damages From Apple

Disgruntled iPhone users filed eight class action suits against Apple already after the company disclosed that it intentionally slows down iPhone's performance. One such lawsuit seeks nearly $1 trillion in damages.

Apple December 28, 2017

Is iPhone X Demand Really Slowing Down? Reports Are Wrong, Analyst Says

Recent reports claimed that iPhone X demand and production is slowing down, causing Apple shares to tumble. However, one analyst claims that the reports are not true and that iPhone X sales are still going strong.

Apple December 27, 2017

Is Touch ID More Secure Than Face ID? Apple Seems To Think So

From the look of things, Face ID is less secure compared to Touch ID. Apple seems to agree because it can't be used as an authentication method for the Ask to Buy feature.

Apple December 23, 2017

Apple Now Being Sued For Intentionally Throttling iPhone Performance

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple over its iPhone-throttling behavior. The plaintiff argues that the company employs this practice so as to force consumers to upgrade to newer phones every year.

Apple December 22, 2017

Apple Now Requires iOS Games Like 'Hearthstone' And 'Clash Royale' To Reveal Loot Box Odds

In revised guidelines for the App Store, Apple now requires iOS games to disclose the odds of loot boxes. Games that will be affected by the provision include 'Hearthstone,' 'Clash Royale,' 'The Simpsons Tapped Out,' and 'South Park: Phone Destroyer.'

Apple December 22, 2017

Apple To Launch Cross-Platform iOS And macOS Apps Next Year?

Apple developers might soon start building apps that run on both iOS and macOS. If true, Apple wouldn’t be the first to take a cross-platform approach to apps, but it will still be a big deal.

Apple December 23, 2017

Confirmed: Apple Throttles iPhone Performance, But Not For The Reason You Think

It's now confirmed that iPhones slow down as they age, but it's to avoid random shutdown issues, and not to force users to upgrade. However, the fact remains: Apple is throttling iPhones.

Apple December 21, 2017

Apple Solves iPhone X Supply Shortage: Next-Day Delivery, Same-Day Pickup Now Available

Apple has apparently solved the iPhone X supply shortage, with the smartphone now available for next-day delivery and same-day pickup in most stores. Apple was not expected to catch up with the iPhone X demand until next year.

Apple December 20, 2017

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