In his latest investor note, Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo from KGI Securities claims that Apple will ship around 18 million iPhone X units in the first quarter of 2018. This is a far lower number than what other analysts have predicted for the same period.
Apple has rolled out a new design for the App Store links of iOS and macOS on the web. The new design is based on the revamped App Store that Apple debuted with iOS 11 last year.
Report: iPhone 8 Sales Lower Than Expected; Apple Vendors Reduce Component Production As Sales Slowdown
A new report claims that Sharp and Japan Display are also gearing up to get OLED orders from Apple this year. Right now, Samsung is the sole supplier of OLED panels to Apple, with LG Display expected to join the supply chain this year.
iPhone 6 Shows Huge Drop in Performance after iOS 11.2.2 Update Thanks to Meltdown and Spectre Patch
Apple recently released the iOS 11.2.2 update containing security patches for Meltdown and Spectre — two major CPU vulnerabilities that were revealed to the public at the beginning of this year. Apple had confirmed that all its devices are affected by Meltdown and Spectre and that it had already rolled out partial fixes for them.
Apple has informed its authorized repair stores and Apple Stores across the globe that iPhone 6 Plus replacement batteries are in short supply and won’t be available before late March to early April in the United States and other regions.
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel reveals that the global iOS market share declined by 3.8 percent to 39.8 percent in the United States for the period ending November 2017 despite the launch of the iPhone X and iPhone 8. However, one must keep in mind that the launch of the handsets was staggered, with the iPhone X being available in short supply.
Ever since Apple revealed that it slows down older iPhone due to their aging batteries, the company has been subjected to heavy criticism and over two dozen lawsuits and counting. The revelation has also led various government bodies from across the world to investigate Apple’s move. Adding to that list is the U.S. government whose officials have questioned Apple over the issue.
French customers and Apple fans have filed a criminal complaint against Apple for slowing down features of the iPhone each year. This comes as the company recently admitted and subsequently apologized for slowing down iPhones. Apple was even slapped with a class action lawsuit in the U.S. after the news broke out.
Two Activist Shareholders of Apple Urge the Company to Study the Effects of iPhone Overuse on Kids’ Mental Health
Apple Inc. has a lot of investors scattered across various sectors. Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (Calstrs) are some of the bigger investors who hold $2 billion worth of Apple shares. These two activist groups have jointly raised concern over the effects of iPhone use on the kids’ mental health and are urging Apple to conduct studies and research on the matter.