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France investigates Apple for slowing down old iPhones

PARIS — French prosecutors have opened an investigation into Apple over revelations it secretly slowed down older versions of its handsets......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 9th, 2018

Apple facing slew of Russian lawsuits over slow iPhones

MOSCOW, Russia – Seven lawsuits have been launched in Russia and "hundreds" dozens more are in the pipeline against US tech giant Apple which has already admitted to slowing the performance of older iPhone models, a lawyer for some of the plaintiffs said Wednesday. "We have sent seven lawsuits to Moscow ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones, offers discounted batteries

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Apple on Thursday, December 28, apologized to its customers for slowing down the performance of older iPhone models and said it would discount replacement batteries for some of its handsets. The move by Apple responded to an uproar from iPhone users – and a series ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones, offers discounted batteries

SAN FRANCISCO, United States --- Apple on Thursday apologized to its customers for slowing down performance of older iPhone models and said it would discount replacement batteries for some of its handsets. The move by Apple responded to an uproar from iPhone users -- and a series of lawsuits -- after news of the battery problems stoked concerns the company was unfairly nudging consumers to upgrade. "We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologize," Apple said in a message to customers on its website. "We've always wanted our customers to be able to use their iPhones as long as possible. We're proud that Apple products are known for their durability, and fo...Keep on reading: Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones, offers discounted batteries.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Apple gets sued after saying it slows down aging iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple, Inc. defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week since the company opened up about the year-old software change. The tweak may have led iPhone owners to misguided attempts to resolve issues over […] The post Apple gets sued after saying it slows down aging iPhones appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Apple admits to slowing iPhones as batteries age

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Apple on Thursday confirmed what some conspiracy theorists suspected, that it intentionally slows performance of older iPhones as batteries weaken from age. The admission played into concerns that Apple was stealthily nudging iPhone users to upgrade to newer models by letting them think it was the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

Apple to release software update to resolve iPhone slowdown: CEO

Apple Inc will release a software update that will allow users to turn off a feature that slows down iPhones when batteries are low on charge, Chief Executive Tim Cook told ABC News......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Apple urged to study iPhone addiction in children

NEW YORK, USA – Two large shareholders have urged Apple to study whether iPhones are proving addictive for children and that intensive use of the smartphones may be bad for their mental health, Bloomberg News reported Monday. "There is a growing body of evidence that, for at least some ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Apple should address youth phone addiction

Apple Inc shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

PARIS, France – Amazon, Google and now Apple – as the list of digital giants hit by the "Spectre" and "Meltdown" computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage.  "All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

PARIS, France -- Amazon, Google and now Apple -- as the list of digital giants hit by the "Spectre" and "Meltdown" computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage. "All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time," Apple -- whose devices are usually regarded as secure -- said in a post on an online support page on Thursday. Almost all microprocessors produced over the past 10 years by Intel, AMD and ARM are affected. No PC or mobile device can function without the miniature components that are effectively nerve centers for executing computer programs and apps. And that is what distinguishes t...Keep on reading: Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Apple bumps up timeline of $29 battery replacement price, now in effect

MANILA, Philippines – Apple has sped up its timeline for making replacement batteries for iPhones available at a discounted price, following controversy surrounding the company's throttling of iPhones with aging batteries . Apple on Saturday, December 30, said the $29 replacement price will be made effective immediately, rather than in late January. Speaking with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

‘SORRY’ | Apple apologizes after outcry over slowed iPhones

Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good. In a posting on its website Thursday, Apple apologized over its handling of the battery issue and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Apple slows some older iPhones because of flagging batteries

On Monday, the blog Primate Labs, a company that makes an app for measuring the speed of an iPhone’s processor, published data that appeared to show slower performance in the Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 models as they aged. #BeFullyInformed Apple slows some older iPhones because of flagging batteries On Monday, the blog Primate… link: Apple slows some older iPhones because of flagging batteries.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Apple planning lower-cost iPhone for 2018 – reports

MANILA, Philippines – The hype for the iPhone X hasn't fully subsided yet, but talks for Apple's next batch of phones have already begun.  Just like this year, 3 new iPhones are going to be introduced next year, according to a source by the Nikkei Asian Review – the most ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

‘Dec. 2’ causes iPhones to crash; iOS update released to fix bug

Another issue popped up to challenge Apple's software engineers when users on Twitter and Reddit posted about their iPhones crashing on Dec. 2. According to MacRumors, a date-related software bug in the iOS 11.1.2 began forcing iPhones to crash and reset. The issue started to occur when time-based local notifications from apps were received on Dec. 2. Netizens were able to find a workaround by turning off daily notifications from apps, as well as by doing a background app refresh. Apple support staff, meanwhile, suggested rolling back the date manually to before the issue occurred. Netizens noted that reinstalling apps did not help fix the bug. iPhones running on iOS...Keep on reading: ‘Dec. 2’ causes iPhones to crash; iOS update released to fix bug.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Rich and famous in the Paradise Papers

PARIS, France --- Apple, Bono and Queen Elizabeth II are just a few of the big names and companies revealed in the Paradise Papers leak to have shifted money across the globe to cut tax. The spotlight on the tax affairs of the rich and powerful comes after a trove of documents was released by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), detailing secretive offshore deals that, while not illegal, are embarrassing for those concerned. Here, according to the papers, are some of the most well-known names caught up in the controversy: Politics - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has, through the Duchy of Lancaster which provides her income and handles he...Keep on reading: Rich and famous in the Paradise Papers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

300 iPhone Xs stolen from UPS truck during store delivery

Thieves managed to run off with some 300 brand-new iPhone Xs that were about to be delivered at an Apple Store in Stonestown, San Francisco. The thieves went directly to the UPS truck delivering the gadgets, which was parked outside the store. According to CNET, the police report placed the robbery as taking place on Nov. 1, between 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time (Nov. 2, 3:15 to 3:30 a.m. Philippine time). The stolen iPhones were estimated to be worth more than $370,000, or about P19 million. Each iPhone X had a suggested retail price of $999, or around P50,000. Three "husky" men were spotted by a janitor loading the iPhone boxes into a white Dodge van. He was able to take...Keep on reading: 300 iPhone Xs stolen from UPS truck during store delivery.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2017

Smart, Globe announce release date of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

MANILA, Philippines – Telcos Smart and Globe have announced the release date for Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in the Philippines: November 17. Apple unveiled the iPhone 8 in September – a direct upgrade of the 7, and follows the traditional form factor of iPhones. The iPhone X, which ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

WATCH: A rundown of Apple's new iPhones in 2 minutes

WATCH: A rundown of Apple's new iPhones in 2 minutes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

What to expect from Apple at its September 12 event aside from iPhones

What to expect from Apple at its September 12 event aside from iPhones.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017