The Apple iPhone Sales Rope-A-Dope

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Apple’s taken a beating since announcing its Q4 earnings last week. Analysts and the media smelled blood in the water after CEO Tim Cook said Apple would stop reporting unit sales of its products, including its crown jewel, the iPhone, next quarter. The Apple Tax Man Cometh.

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Apple Debuts Dedicated Store For Military And Vets

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Apple announced on Monday (Dec. The store will offer eligible military customers a 10 percent discount on Apple products, including in-demand items like iPhones, accessories and even the Apple Watch. Apple, in a statement, praised the military. “At

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Amazon Echo To Stream Apple Music

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Just in time for the holidays, Apple Music subscribers will be able to use the streaming music service on Echo devices starting the week of Dec. Apple Music has about 50 million subscribers, a number it breached earlier in the year, but it’s still lagging behind Spotify’s 83 million.

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Apple Pay Appears To Be Coming Soon To Germany

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Apple Pay is set to launch soon in Germany. According to 9to5Mac , the Apple Pay page on Apple’s German website has a “Kommt bald” (“Coming soon”) badge, while the website for HypoVereinsbank includes “In Kürze bei uns: Apple Pay,” which is essentially the same thing.

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Apple Lets College Students Store IDs On Apple Devices

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Apple has inked a deal with three universities in the U.S., enabling students to store their student IDs on their Apple devices. According to a report in CNBC , students at Duke University, University of Alabama and University of Oklahoma can store their student IDs on their iPhone or Apple Wallet. Apple initially announced the service in June at its annual developer conference. Apple released three phones, which watchers had been anticipating.

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Apple Antitrust Lawsuit Heads To Supreme Court

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Apple ’s antitrust case over monopolizing the market for iPhone apps goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, when the nine justices will hear arguments from Apple lawyers as to why the company shouldn’t pay damages in the lawsuit.

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Apple Supplier Lowers Outlook, Prompting Stock Slip

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Apple stocks fell 5 percent on Monday (Nov. The company manufactures components for the front-facing camera of Apple’s latest iPhones, which enable Face ID, augmented reality (AR) and facial recognition technology. 12) morning after one of its suppliers slashed its outlook.

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Supreme Court Justices Hear Apple Antitrust Appeal

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Apple’s attempt to get the Supreme Court to toss out a lawsuit over allegations of antitrust actions with its App Store could be souring, amid reports that the court justices seemed open to letting the suit proceed. I go to Apple’s App Store.

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Apple Puts 5G Plans On Hold Until At Least 2020

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Apple is reportedly putting on hold any plans to roll out an iPhone that works with 5G until 2020, and possibly even longer. But backers of 5G told Bloomberg that Apple’s delay could be risky, since 5G is expected to bring new types of mobile computing.

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Apple HomePod Plans 2019 Chinese Debut

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Apple ’s HomePod wireless speaker is set to go on sale in China next year, beating Amazon and Google speaker offerings into the country. According to Bloomberg , Apple’s website in China added a banner announcing that the speaker will go on sale in “early 2019.”

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Apple Apologizes For Stolen Apple IDs In China

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Apple, nearly a week after it emerged that some Apple IDs were stolen in China, apologized for the hacking, saying in a statement that it found “a small number of our users’ accounts” had been accessed via a phishing scam, reported The Wall Street Journal.

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A Production Over Apple’s Smartphone Production Rumors

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For Apple, the smartphone production cuts may be a tell on consumer fickleness – or just much sound and fury, signifying nothing. History is littered with ‘Apple cuts production’ headlines that meant little,” noted ZDNet.

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Hackers Steal Alipay Customers’ Money Via Stolen Apple IDs

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Alipay , the mobile payment app, said Wednesday (October 10) that hackers stole money from accounts via stolen Apple IDs. In a post on its Toutiao social media account, Reuters reported it said users who linked their accounts via Apple IDs should lower their transaction limits.

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Qualcomm Tells China Court Apple Still Selling Banned iPhones

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Despite a court order in China barring Apple from selling some of its iPhones over a patent dispute with Qualcomm, the Cupertino, California company is still selling all of its devices in the country. Legal Apple china infringement iPhones News Qualcomm What's Hot

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Apple Supplier Stocks Fall Amid iPhone Uncertainty

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As Skyworks Solutions delivered weak fourth-quarter guidance for softness in high-end smartphones and Bank Of America Merrill Lynch downgraded the company amid iPhone uncertainty, suppliers of Apple’s iPhone XR are taking a hit in the markets, Seeking Alpha reported on Friday (Nov.

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Apple’s Trillion-Dollar Market Cap Sizzle

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2), Apple was already having a pretty good week: Earnings came in strong , buoyed by big successes with services and subscriptions, and investors were mostly happy with what they saw. Instead, Apple brought back Steve Jobs. He wanted Apple to dream up things people couldn’t imagine.”.

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Ahead Of Apple Earnings, Apprehension Over Apps?

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Wall Street waits with bated breath for Apple’s earnings. There will be a spotlight trained on wearables, where the Apple Watch is, of course, the flagship. Oh, yes, Apple makes computers, too, and the upgraded MacBook Air will be under discussion.

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CVS Rolls Out Support For Apple Pay

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Months after Apple CEO Tim Cook said CVS would be accepting Apple Pay, the retailer has brought support for the mobile wallet to stores across the country. “Get your essentials in a flash,” Apple said in a marketing email, according to the outlet.

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Apple Still Leads Microsoft In Market Cap By $26B

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Despite a recent report, Apple still leads Microsoft in market capitalization by $26 billion. According to 9to5Mac , changes in outstanding share counts mean Microsoft did not pass Apple in market cap as the site previously reported, and other news outlets continue to report.

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Some Apple iPhone X, MacBook Models Experience Tech Issues

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Apple , the Cupertino, California iPhone maker, has identified issues that are negatively impacting some iPhone X smartphones and 13-inch MacBook Pro products, which the company said it will fix for free. Apple components iPhone X MacBook Pro News touch screen What's Hot

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EU Regulators Could Investigate Apple For Market Dominance

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Regulators in the European Union looked at Apple Pay , the company’s mobile payment system, and came to a conclusion about its market dominance, according to a report by Reuters. Apple launched its mobile pay service in October of 2014.

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Apple Shows (Billions Of Dollars) Downside Of iPhone Ecosystems

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In the Apple ecosystem, where Apple is the center, connecting any number of spokes — as Apple goes, so go its suppliers. Apple was down on the day as much as 4.5 Chipmaker Infineon, also an Apple supplier, cut guidance on softer demand, and skidded 8.4

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Apple Quietly Buys Spektral For $30M

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Spektral, a computer vision company located in Denmark, was acquired by Apple for more than $30 million. Rumors that Apple was buying Spektral started surfacing earlier this week, with Danish financial newspaper Børsen reporting the deal has, in fact, happened.

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Amazon Inks Deal To Expand Apple Product Selection

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In an effort to provide customers with access to items like the iPhone XR and the new iPad Pro, Amazon has reportedly inked a deal with Apple. The eCommerce retailer also plans to sell Beats headphones, which are part of Apple’s lineup, CNET reported.

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Apple iPhone Outsells Samsung, Huawei On Alibaba’s Singles Day

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Alibaba ’s 24-hour Singles Day not only broke records for the Chinese eCommerce leader, but Apple emerged as the top-selling mobile phone vendor during the shopping event. It’s a positive sign for Apple, because normally Xiaomi or Huawei has been the top brand.

Apple Launches National Parks Initiative

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Apple has announced a new initiative that will help its customers support and enjoy America’s national parks. 24 through 31, the company is donating $1 to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay at any Apple Store, online at apple.com or through the Apple Store app in the U.S. Apple Watch users can also get in on the action. million Apple Watches during the first three months of the year.

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Apple, Other Tech Shares Jump After Trade Cease-Fire

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Apple shares gained 1.8 The tariff fears spooked the market and sent Apple shares tumbling by more than 20 percent since the beginning of October. The shares fell far enough to end Apple’s reign as the biggest tech company in the country. percent Monday (Dec.

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Apple Ordered By China Court To Stop Selling Older iPhone Models

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Apple was ordered by a Chinese court to stop selling older models of the iPhone after China found that the iPhone maker infringed on Qualcomm patents. The decision, which was meted out at the end of November, marks the first time Apple has been forced to stop selling iPhone models.

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European Parliament Pushes Tougher Laws Against Google, Amazon, Apple

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The draft legislation targets companies such as Amazon , Google and Apple. Regulation Amazon Apple Big Tech data EU Google Legislation News Parliament regulations trade What's Hot

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Apple’s CEO Wants Bloomberg To Retract China Hack Story

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Apple ’s chief executive Tim Cook is calling for Bloomberg to retract a story that claimed the company was the victim of an attack on its hardware that was conducted by the government of China. Security & Fraud Apple bloomberg china Hackers News server spy What's Hot

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Apple Ups The Trade-In Value For Old iPhones

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In a rare move for the tech giant, Apple is offering up to a $500 credit for customers who trade in their old phones for the new iPhone XR or iPhone XS. The credit is applied after Apple receives and inspects the device. Apple discounts iPhone News Retail Smartphones What's Hot

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Apple iPhone Demand Slumping In China; Could Hurt Results

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Thanks to a decline in demand for Apple’s iPhones in China, Goldman Sachs is warning the iPhone maker could post earnings that disappoint. Still, his forecast for third-quarter sales at Apple predicts a decline of 15 percent on a year-over-year basis.

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Apple Reportedly Calls Off iPhone XR Production Boost

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In a bid to call off a production boost for the iPhone XR, Apple has reportedly told Pegatron and Foxconn to stop plans for more production lines for the phone. Apple has taken a beating since announcing its Q4 earnings last week.

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Apple Gearing Up To Open Second Southeast Asia Store In Thailand

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Apple is expanding its presence in Southeast Asia, choosing Thailand as the home for its second Apple Store in Southeast Asia. The Apple Store in Thailand is slated to open on Nov. Last year, Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore.

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Five At Five: Apple’s 5G Delaying Plan

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Today’s coverage includes the latest on how Apple views 5G, and why Mastercard and Microsoft want to work together on digital ID. Apple Puts 5G Plans On Hold Until At Least 2020. Welcome to the Five at Five, your late look at the day’s payments and commerce news.

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Apple No Longer Reporting Unit Sales Of iPhones, Macs, iPads

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Apple announced Thursday (November 1) in conjunction with its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings report that it will no longer report how many iPhones, Macs and iPads it sells each quarter. Apple earnings iPads iPhones Mac News What's Hot

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Apple Ships 3.8M Apple Watches In Q1

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Apple led the charge in the wearable band market during the first quarter of this year, with Canalys finding that the company shipped 3.8 million Apple Watches during the first three months of the year. Behind Apple, Xiaomi , which makes the Mi Bands, was in second place, shipping 3.7 Canalys noted that Apple Watch shipments matched the volume from the first quarter of last year. Apple represents 59 percent of the total cellular-enabled smartwatch market.

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FBI Urges Caution On Chinese Amazon/Apple Hack Reports

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FBI Director Christopher Wray had this to say about recent allegations that spy chips from China had been placed into servers owned by tech giants such as Apple and Amazon : “Be careful what you read.”. Apple never had any contact with the FBI or any other agency about such an incident.

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Apple Thinks Big For The New iPhone and Apple Watch

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Such was the the weather, so to speak, at Apple’s annual device rollout event. There were advances, a few interesting upgrades, a plethora of inspirational videos about the historical implications of the forthcoming class of Apple products and a lot of enthusiasm on the part of the Apple team. These are Apple’s $1,000 phones of 2018: the XS will start at $999; the XS Max will start at $1,099. Apple Apple Watch iPhone New Products News siri Technology

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2018 Teen Holiday Wish List: Apple iPhones, Fortnite ‘V-Bucks’

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teenagers’ wish list is Apple ’s latest iPhone. percent of teen’s wish lists, with the top four consumer brands being the iPhone, Apple Watch, MacBooks and Airpods. Retail Apple Consumer Spending Fortnite holiday shopping iPhone News teens What's Hot wish list

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Apple Watch Can Now Make Apple Store Purchases

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Apple just recently rolled out another new bit of functionality for the Apple Watch. The latest version of the Apple Store app for Apple watch now allows wearers to make purchases right from their smartwatches. As of now, purchases Apple Watch users can make are limited to lower priced items (meaning this excludes iMacs and most other Apple devices) and accessories that they had previously favorited on the Apple Store’s app for iPhone and iPad.

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Jet Becomes Authorized Apple Reseller

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Jet , the online retailer owned by Walmart , announced Wednesday (May 9) that it is now part of Apple ‘s authorized reseller program. According to a report in 9to5Toys , Jet becoming an authorized Apple reseller is huge for its online battle against Amazon. The source noted that Jet will be selling the full suite of Apple products while Amazon only sells a few products. Walmart has long been an authorized reseller of select iPhones, iPad, and Apple accessories.

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Will Amazon, eBay And Apple Have A Happy Holiday Season?

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Apple Woes. Apple , too, is facing a slowdown as the year nears its end. Apple forecast sales for final quarter of the calendar year — typically its main event unit sales-wise — of between $89 billion to $93 billion.

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