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New allegations are being made in the legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple. A new lawsuit against Apple accuses it of helping Intel improperly use Qualcomm software. Apple stands accused of breaching a contract governing the use of important software.
Concerns over how third-party developers can use facial recognition data from the iPhone X are being raised by groups like the ACLU and Center for Democracy and Technology. They believe developers could potentially use face scanning info in an improper way.
$30 billion in discretionary spending will be stolen from other companies by the iPhone X, predicts Morgan Stanley. Because the phone will be in high demand and its cost could keep consumers from buying additional products, other companies may lose out.
For whatever reason, Best Buy thought it was a good idea to list the iPhone X for $100 more than its retail price. When this higher price was noticed, the retailer received a large amount of backlash, with people arguing consumers could accidentally pay more than necessary.
Apple is going to expand its use of the TrueDepth camera system with next year's iPhones, but it won't include the technology in the rear cameras, says KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. TrueDepth and Face ID will remain restricted to the front-facing camera.
In the lead up to the iPhone X's reveal, many reports claimed Apple was considering new Touch ID locations on the smartphone. Those reports were entirely false, says Apple's hardware engineering chief Dan Riccio. It never spent time looking at alternative placements.
Though the iPhone 8 may not be selling especially well, its performance has been high enough to give Apple's sales a boost in China. After 18 months of lower sales in that market, Canalys reports the iPhone is finally doing better again, having experienced a 40% increase.
Online retailers in China have already started offering discounts on the iPhone 8 reportedly due to lower than projected sales. These discounts were highlighted in an article from the South China Morning Post. In some cases the device is being offered for 1,100 yuan ($165) less.
The iPhone X's production issues, largely caused by its TrueDepth camera, are finally going away and that component won't be an issue in 2018, says KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. By the time Apple wants to add the TrueDepth camera to additional models it shouldn't have any trouble.
There's a significant level of demand for the high-end iPhone X, says Apple. Preorders for the device, which began on Friday, are "off the charts" ahead of its release in early November. In response to this positive statement, Apple's shares increased 3 points.
Just like Google's Android Pay, Apple is also expanding its payment service. This time, the expansion is focused on the northern Europe extension as well as to the United Arab Emirates. The service now supports banks like Emirates Islamic (Visa only), Emirates NBD,
If you're planning to buy the iPhone X, Best Buy isn't going to be the cheapest place to do so. The retailer is charging a $100 premium on the full price of the handset. That above-retail price was listed on the company's site and Best Buy has given an interesting explanation.
Consumers will have some non-mainstream carrier options for the iPhone X in the United States by early November. Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are going to start offering the new handset by November 10. Preorders from the major carriers opened up on Friday.
Mobile application spending by the average iPhone user in the US will grow to $88 per year in 2019, according to a report from Sensor Tower. The amount people spend on apps and games has been consistently increasing. It's up 33% this year compared to 2016.
Walk-in customers will be able to get the iPhone X at Apple's retail stores when it launches early next month, but if you want to buy the device in that way you should "arrive early," says Apple. The company confirmed on Tuesday that units will be available in stores November 3.
As rumoured a few days ago, Apple has decided to give a head start to iPhone Upgrade Program customers when pre-ordering the iPhone X. The handset will officially be available for pre-order in the United States this Friday, but if you are currently signed up for Apple's iPhone
It is pretty obvious by now that Apple will not have enough iPhone X units at launch due to various production issues. With the iPhone X slated to hit store shelves on November 3, Apple Inc.'s Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams is gearing up to meet with the chairman of
Customers with an unlimited plan from Verizon can receive up to $300 towards an iPhone X if they trade in a device. To qualify you must be a current subscriber of its Go Unlimited or Beyond Unlimited plans and you'll need to be eligible for an upgrade.
The iPhone 8 reportedly isn't selling even as well as one of Apple's "S" phones, which come out between larger generational hardware updates. According to purchase data from CIRP, the iPhone 8/Plus accounted for 16% of iPhone sales during the last quarter.
Latest research data shows that iPhone 7 was the most-selling smartphone in the world in the first half of 2017. The bad news for Apple is that the handset is still more popular than the recently launched iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and a recent price cut doesn't help the