Tag Archives: Apple

Apple Reportedly Receives Request From China’s Consumers Association to Investigate Bricked iPhone 6, iPhone 6s

  China’s Consumers Association (CCA) has reportedly requested Apple to investigate “a considerable number” of reports where users claim their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s isn’t turning back on after abruptly shutting down. The situation is said to have resulted in several iPhone users who are left with bricked units that don’t turn on despite several attempts. According to several ... Read More »

Apple, Chinese Smartphone Makers Help Toshiba Return to Profit in Q2

Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp swung to an operating profit in the July-September quarter, driven by strong demand for NAND flash memory chips from Chinese smartphone makers. That boom in demand has been a blessing for Toshiba, which is seeking to recover from a $1.3 billion accounting scandal by turning itself into a company more focused on chips, nuclear energy and ... Read More »

Apple Starts Selling Refurbished iPhones on Its Online Store

  Apple has started selling refurbished iPhones via its US online store starting from Tuesday. The models up for sale currently include the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, that were launched last year. The Cupertino giant is selling refurbished iPhones for the first time on its online store, notes 9to5Mac. The company normally used refurbished units as replacements for ... Read More »

Apple Grabs 104 Percent of the Smartphone Industry’s Profits in Q3 2016, Claims Analyst

  Profit estimates are often crucial indicators for any industry as they reveal the direction where the companies are heading. If the latest estimates by analyst Tim Long from BMO Capital Markets, about smartphone industry are anything to go by, Apple seems to be the only shining spot in an otherwise ailing industry. As per the estimates by Long, reported ... Read More »

Huawei Wants to Beat Apple in Smartphones in 2 Years

  China’s Huawei Technologies wants to be the world’s second-largest maker of smartphones in two years, Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s consumer business group, told Reuters on Thursday. Having made its name as a builder of telecommunications networks, Huawei has been active in the consumer devices market for only a few years and is now the third-biggest smartphone maker ... Read More »

Man Changes Name to iPhone 7 to Get the Latest Apple Smartphone for Free

The craze for iPhones is nothing new, with oft-quoted stories about people selling kidneys to buy the devices, but this one might be a first even among Apple fans. A Ukrainian man has legally changed his named to iPhone 7 to score a free unit of the latest Apple smartphone. While the smartphone costs approximately $850 in Ukraine, 20-year-old Olexander ... Read More »

iOS 10 Now Running on 60 Percent of Active Devices, Apple Says

Earlier this month, Apple released figures of the adoption rate of various version of iOS. The statistics on October at the time showed that more than half of active iOS devices, 54 percent to be precise, had already moved on to the latest version of iOS. Now, the Cupertino-based company has revealed the latest numbers, which reveal that more people ... Read More »

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says He Is ‘Open to Acquisitions of Any Size’

Three days after AT&T announced an $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner, Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s open to make a large purchase. When asked about his strategy around larger acquisitions during the company’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings call, Cook responded, “We’re open to acquisitions of any size that are of strategic value where we can deliver better ... Read More »

iPhone Sales in India Rose Over 50 Percent This Year; Apple Banking on Reliance Jio, Middle Class for Future Growth

On the back of its first annual revenue decline in 15 years, Apple is now looking at India – one of its fastest-growing markets – for future growth. CEO Tim Cook said in the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call that it saw a 50 percent growth in iPhone sales in the fiscal year ending September 2016 and sees headroom for more ... Read More »

Apple Sees Drop in Profit, Revenue as iPhone Sales Slump

Apple’s quarterly profit slumped on a widely expected drop in iPhone sales, but gains in services offered some optimism on the company’s efforts to curb dependence on its smartphone. The company said Tuesday that profit fell 19 percent to $9 billion (roughly Rs. 60,134 crores)┬áin the fiscal quarter ending September 24. Revenue fell nine percent to $46.9 billion (roughly Rs. ... Read More »