Tag: Apple

Google And Apple Work Together To Create COVID-19 Tracking App

Google and Apple have unveiled a joint initiative to use smartphones to trace coronavirus contacts to battle the pandemic. The move brings together the largest mobile operating systems in an effort to use smartphone technology to track and potentially contain the global COVID-19 outbreak. Smartphones powered by Apple software and[Read More…]

Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First Three Days

(Reuters) – Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays. Chief Executive Tim Cook said the company could have sold even more if supplies had been available.[Read More…]

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus preorders set new overnight record, Apple reveals

Apple is once again setting new pre-order records for its new iPhone. After revealing a new “overnight” record last week, Apple is revealing today that it has sold more than four million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets in just 24 hours. “iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are[Read More…]

Samsung Displaces Blackberry As South African’s Preferred Smartphone

It’s official. South African’s smartphone of choice is now Samsung. This is according to Effective Measure’s (EM) latest survey of desktop internet users during May-June this year. EM is a provider of media planning and audience profiling solutions. According to Ventures Africa, with a 39.4 percent market share of those[Read More…]

Apple’s Cook Stresses Need To Make Workforce More Diverse

(Reuters) – Apple Inc on Tuesday released a report on employee diversity, and its numbers are similar to those of other Silicon Valley companies, prompting Chief Executive Tim Cook to say there is still work to be done. The employee survey comes on the heels of recent reports from technology[Read More…]

Samsung Electronics, Apple Call End To Patents War Outside U.S.

(Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said they had agreed to drop all patent litigation outside the United States, scaling down a protracted legal battle between the smartphone rivals. The iPhone and Galaxy handset makers issued nearly identical statements announcing the global ceasefire while vowing to pursue[Read More…]

China Bans Apple Products From Government Purchases

(Reuters) – China has prohibited government agencies from purchasing Apple Inc hardware products due to security concerns, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing government officials familiar with the matter. Ten Apple products including versions of the iPad tablet and MacBook laptop have been omitted from a government procurement list distributed by China’s National Development[Read More…]

Apple Asks Suppliers To Produce Up To 80 Million Large-Screen Iphones: WSJ

By Mridhula Raghavan (Reuters) – Apple Inc has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two forthcoming large-screen iPhones by the end of the year, its largest initial production run of iPhones, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Its forecast[Read More…]

Advocates For Blind, Deaf Want More From Apple

By Christina Farr (Reuters) – Advocates for the blind are debating whether to use a carrot or a stick to persuade one of their oldest allies, Apple Inc, to close an emerging digital divide in mobile technology. As digital life increasingly moves to the world of smartphones and tablets, some disabled[Read More…]

U.S. Court Denies Apple’s Bid To Delay E-Books Damages Trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Thursday rejected Apple Inc‘s bid to delay a July trial to determine damages after the company was found to have colluded to fix the prices of e-books. In a brief order, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said[Read More…]