In a bid to promote its Make in India initiative and encourage more OEMs to produce and assemble their products locally, the Indian government has hiked the import taxes on mobile phones and other electronic devices. On mobile phones, the import duty has been increased from 10 percent to 15 percent.
Reddit User Claims Apple is Degrading Performance on Older iPhones; After Battery Replacement Improves Performance
A reddit user claim that the performance of his iPhone 6s improved significantly after replacing the battery, seems to have sparked off quite a controversy, with some users accusing Apple of deliberately degrading performance on older iPhones.
A number of iPhone users in China, Japan and other parts of the world are complaining about their iPhone being stuck in a reboot/respring loop. The issue started occurring for users after the date on their iPhone rolled over to December 2.
Apple has made a small security change in iOS 11 to make the lives of its users easier but in the process, the company has traded the security of the OS in a big way. As a detailed report from Elcomsoft indicates, the only thing that protects sensitive data on your iPhone is the passcode.
After designing its own CPUs and GPUs, Apple is now reportedly designing it sown power management chips for use in 2018 iPhones. With this move, Apple wants to cut down on its dependence on Dialog Semiconductor while also boosting the chip capabilities according to its needs.
Samsung right now is the sole supplier of OLED panels to Apple. The Cupertino company is looking for alternate suppliers and is even ready to invest money in LG Display for the same but the latter’s OLED technology is far behind that of Samsung. Now, in a bid to win orders from Apple, China’s BOE has offered to set up two massive OLED production lines for Apple.
The Indian government is keen to help Apple expand its operations in India, with the commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu saying the government would be “very happy” to help the Cupertino company in this regard. However, Apple would first have to make a formal proposal to the government regarding this.
Ahead of the iPhone X launch in South Korea tomorrow, Apple’s offices in the country were raided by regulators. Given that South Korea is home to Samsung and the company has strong ties with the government, the move is being seen by many as a move to potentially jeopardize Apple’s launch plans.
In his latest note, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple’s 2018 iPhones will feature liquid crystal polymer (LCP) antenna modules to facilitate faster LTE speeds.
Apple is “engaged” in talks with Intel over the development of next-generation 5G modem for future iPhones. In comparison, Apple engineers have had “limited” talks with engineers from Qualcomm about the development of 5G modem.