Apple To Donate For Local Wildlife Relief Efforts In California

Apple CEO, Tim Cook, took to Twitter to announce that the company will donate to support local wildlife relief efforts in California as a series of lightning bolts hit the state and caused numerous fire incidents.

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in California as the state reported more than 90 fire incidents this Wednesday. The fires caused many people in the San Francisco area to evacuate their homes and move to safer areas. Read More

Wireless Charging In The Next 3 iPhone Variants To Be Expected

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Apple’s new iPhone 8 and two other variants of the iPhone 7 will be featuring the much awaited wireless charging facility, as confirmed by an analyst. Wireless charging increases the internal temperature of smartphones, which will require the iPhone 8 with an OLED display and glass casing to have a new 3D Touch module with additional graphite sheet lamination to keep it from overheating.

The iPhone 8 is expected to arrive this fall. Read More

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Apple Emerges As The Top Smartphone Manufacturer

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Apples leaves behind Samsung in the race for becoming the top smartphone manufacturer in the world. It has surpassed Samsung’s position for the first time in last 5 years and overthrown the company out of the race after reporting its record breaking quarterly sales. Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 first quarter ended December 31, 2016. The Company posted all-time record quarterly revenue of $78.4 billion and all-time record quarterly earnings per diluted share of $3.36. Read More

Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Royalties For Over $1 Billion

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Apple has filed suit against the world’s biggest chip maker and supplier company, Qualcomm, and suing it for over $ 1 billion, for “charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with”.  The suit follows the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit against Qualcomm earlier this week over unfair patent licensing practices.

The company said in its suit that Qualcomm should be paid royalties based on the value of its particular contribution, not for contributions from other patent holders. Currently, Qualcomm’s royalties are based off the selling price of a phone, rather than what portion Qualcomm’s technology enabled.

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Apple’s Team To Fly Down To India For Discussing Production & Factory Plans

 

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The Apple team is all set to meet the Indian Government officials next week to discuss and plan the setting up of the proposed production unit in Bangalore. They are flying down from the US to present the company’s case and to seek tax and revenue benefits from the government. Officials from various departments such as industry, revenue and information technology are expected to be present in the meeting that is to be held in New Delhi.

Apple is bound and determined to begin the assembly operations and hence full manufacture is set to begin by the end of next year. Read More