Tag Archives: Apple

iPhone Fires in China Caused by External Damage, Says Apple

Apple has blamed “external physical damage” for causing a handful of iPhones to explode or catch fire in China and insisted that its handsets posed no safety problem. Fresh on the heels of Samsung’s worldwide Galaxy Note 7 safety fiasco, a Shanghai consumer watchdog said last Friday it had received eight recent reports of iPhones that spontaneously combusted while being ... Read More »

Samsung Wins Over Apple in $399 Million Patent Appeal in US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs. The 8-0 ruling, written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, held that a patent violator does not always ... Read More »

China’s Consumer Watchdog Asks Apple to Respond to iPhone Fire, Explosion Complaints

Several Chinese iPhone users have claimed that their handsets caught fire or exploded, according to a Shanghai consumer watchdog which called on tech giant Apple to address the complaints. Fresh on the heels of Samsung’s worldwide Galaxy Note 7 safety fiasco, the state-run Shanghai Consumer Council said it had received eight reports in recent months of iPhones that spontaneously combusted ... Read More »

iPhone Sudden Shut Down Problem? This Is What Apple Has to Say

It was reported late last month that some iPhone users are facing battery issues in that their phones were abruptly shutting down even with sufficient battery life remaining. After hearing multiple complaints, Apple issued a replacement process for those iPhone 6s users who were facing such shutdowns. Apple has now issued a statement on its Chinese website regarding the issue. ... Read More »

Apple Apologises For iCloud Calendar Spam, Says It’s Working to Address the Issue

After many iCloud account holders started reporting of an influx of spam calendar invitations, Apple has now acknowledged the issue and responded to the same. The Cupertino giant has apologised for the spam invites, and has said that it is working to address the issue by blocking suspicious senders and spam. Apple responded to iMore with an apology. “We are ... Read More »

Donald Trump Says He’s Discussed Making Apple Products in the US With Tim Cook

  The 45th President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, is said to have spoken to Apple CEO Tim Cook about manufacturing the company’s products in the US. In an interview with the New York Times, Trump recounted a recent phone call with the Apple CEO where he said, “Tim, you know one of the things that will be a ... Read More »

Apple Accused of Storing Call Logs on iCloud Servers Without an Easy Opt-Out

  Apple has long been a champion of user privacy, with the famous San Bernadino battle with the FBI a frequently cited example of the company protecting its users’ rights. However, the company hasn’t always been forthright when it comes to communicating what it stores and shares. A little over a month ago, it was revealed that Apple may be ... Read More »

iPhone 6 Plus: Apple Announces ‘Multi-Touch Repair Program’ After ‘Touch Disease’ Complaints

  Months after the iPhone 6 Touch Disease issue was reported, Apple has finally responded to the matter with a ‘repair program’ exclusively for the iPhone 6 Plus. Apple claims that the display issues crop up after a user presumably drops the phone on several occasions ‘incurring stress on the device’. The issue was first brought to light by established ... Read More »

iPhone Manufacturing in the US Being Considered by Apple: Report

  Apple is reportedly studying possibilities of moving iPhone production from China to the US. A new report by Japanese publication Nikkei Asian Review, which has had an excellent track record with Apple leaks, claims that the Cupertino-based company has asked two of its major manufacturers – Foxconn and Pegatron – to explore plans to move manufacturing to the US. ... Read More »

Chinese Makers Lead Smartphone Growth as Apple, Samsung Shares Plummet: Gartner

Chinese manufacturers are driving growth in the smartphone market as sector leaders Samsung and Apple sputter, a survey showed Thursday. The survey by Gartner Inc. showed that in the third quarter, three Chinese vendors – Huawei, Oppo and BBK Communication Equipment – together accounted for 21 percent of the smartphones sold worldwide, and were the only vendors in the top ... Read More »