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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

Got $1,100? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet

Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Got P59,000? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet

CUPERTINO, California --- Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales. CEO Tim Cook showed off the iPhone XS Max, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year'sdramatically designed model, the iPhone X. It'll cost about $1,100 (more than P59,000), topping the iPhone X, which at $1,000 seemed jaw-dropping at the time. An updated iPhone X, now called the XS, stays at $1,000. As with the iPhone X, both new phones have screens that run from edge to edge, an effort to maximize the display without making the phone too awkward to hold. The screen needs no...Keep on reading: Got P59,000? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 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 replaced 11 million batteries in 2018 – report

MANILA, Philippines – In 2018, Apple offered discounted replacements for iPhone batteries in response to the controversy that the company purposely throttled battery life and performance of older iPhones models. This was a move that would later appear to hurt the company’s sales. In an all-hands meeting last January 3, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Apple COO claims Qualcomm would not sell them chips for newer iPhones – report

MANILA, Philippines  – In July 2018, Apple terminated its exclusive partnership with Qualcomm to have the chip-maker supply modems for its iPhones. But even before that, business between the two was somewhat on track to go bad as both companies have, over the years, filed lawsuits against each ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Apple will again launch a trio of iPhones later this year – report

MANILA, Philippines - Despite weak sales for the latest trio of iPhones, Apple looks to repeat last year’s format with plans to once again reveal 3 new iPhone models this September. According to Fast Company , the upcoming lineup will be lead by the successor of the XS Max ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Retail shops in China offering cheaper iPhones after poor sales

SHANGHAI – Several Chinese electronics retailers including Alibaba-backed Suning and JD.com have slashed iPhone prices this week, after Apple recently blamed poor sales of the smartphone in the country for a rare revenue warning. The discounting, as steep as $118 for the recently launched 64GB iPhone XR, is the latest sign that Apple’s weak holiday […] The post Retail shops in China offering cheaper iPhones after poor sales appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

As China cuts back on iPhones, LVMH handbags could be next

AFTER Apple Inc.’s shock profit warning, investors were quick to make the connection: if Chinese consumers are cutting back on iPhones, Louis Vuitton handbags could be next......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

Old iPhones ban in Germany

BERLIN, Germany — US chipmaker Qualcomm said Thursday it had fulfilled the requirements set out by a court in a patent dispute case against Apple to ban the sale of older iPhone models in Germany. The court in the German city of Munich had ruled in favor of Qualcomm last month but said an injunction […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

France to introduce tax on large internet, tech firms

PARIS, France--- France will introduce its own tax on large internet and technology companies from January 1, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Monday amid difficulties in finalising a new EU-wide levy. France has been pushing hard for a new so-called "GAFA tax" -- named after Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon --- to ensure the global giants pay a fair share of taxes on their massive business operations in Europe. "The tax will be introduced whatever happens on January 1 and it will be for the whole of 2019 for an amount that we estimate at 500 million euros ($570 million)," Le Maire told a press conference in Paris. The low tax rates paid by US tech giants in Europe has...Keep on reading: France to introduce tax on large internet, tech firms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Qualcomm wants iPhone Xs, Xs Max, XR banned in China too

MANILA, Philippines – Chip giant Qualcomm hopes to extend the range of iPhones banned in China, the Financial Times  reported Thursday, December 13. On Monday, December 10, Qualcomm announced a Chinese court, the Intermediate People's Court in Fuzhou, had granted the company's request for two preliminary injunctions against 4 Apple subsidiaries, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

WATCH: Smart launches the iPhone Xs, Xs Max with Kris Aquino

MANILA, Philippines – The new iPhones are officially here.  It’s an annual ritual for iPhone fans. Apple announces their new phones in September, and iPhone loyalists from the Philippines cheer. Once announced, the wait was on for Filipino fans, tuning in to the official Apple website, and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Italy fines Apple, Samsung for slowing down phones

ROME, Italy – Italy's competition authority on Wednesday, October 24, said it was fining Apple and Samsung, 10 and 5 million euros ($11.5 and $5.7 million) respectively for the "planned obsolescence" of their smartphones. The ruling is believed to be the first against the manufacturers following accusations worldwide ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

iPhone Xs and Xs Max: Globe postpaid rates

MANILA, Philippines – Globe has released their postpaid rates for two of this year's new iPhones, the Xs and the Xs Max.  (READ:  Apple releases PH prices for iPhone XS, XS Max, XR ) The plans range from P599 monthly to P2499 monthly, with varying data, call, and text allocations, and other services such as streaming apps DisneyLife and Amazon Prime. Interestingly, Plans 1799 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Apple releases PH prices for iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

MANILA, Philippines – Apple has released on their website the prices for their 2018 iPhones , the XS, XS Max, and the XR. The XS starts at P67,990; the XS Max at P74,990; and the XR at P50,990. All phones start with the 64GB variant. (READ:  iPhones now dual-sim capable with the XS and XS Max ) The XR, the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

PHI rowers pocket four golds in ICF World Championships

GAINESVILLE, Georgia—The Philippines claimed two more gold medals in the 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships here by winning the 10-seater and 20-seater senior mixed 200-meter races held at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park. Led by veteran paddlers Hermie Macaranas and Mark Jhon Frias, the Filipinos sprinted to the finish with a sudden burst of speed in the final 50 meters for a 50.46-second clocking in the small boat that drew admiration from their world-class rivals. France settled for the silver medal in 53.056 seconds and towed third-placer Hungary (53.158), host United States (53.463), Italy (53.9) and Germany (54.437). "On a shorter course such as the 200m, you need produce faster and powerful strokes to become successful,’’ said coach Diomedes Manalo after the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation paddlers surpassed their medal tally in 2016 Moscow, Russia. The Pinoy paddlers followed exactly the game plan in capturing their fourth gold in the big boat, clocking 43.481 seconds to subdue Czech Republic (46.082) and United States (46.146).  Hungary placed fourth (46.791) followed by Germany (48.040) and Canada (50.242). Besides the four gold medals, the national team supported by the Philippine Sports Commission and Go For Gold has also pocketed two silvers in the small boat senior men’s 500m and big boat senior mixed 2000m race, respectively. "Congratulations to our dragon boat athletes for improving on their medal tally from their last world championship,’’ said Go For Gold top honcho Jeremy Go. "Despite all the struggle and adversity, our team has come out on top and continues to impress.’’ They defended the 20-seater senior mixed 500m title with aplomb after kicking off their world championship campaign with a convincing win in the 10-seater senior mixed 500m event. The Pinoy paddlers remain on track to secure another gold medal in the 10-seater senior men 200m on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Jordan De Guia, John Paul Selencio, Lee Robin Santos, Jonathan Ruz, Daniel Ortega, Reymart Nevado, John Lester Delos Santos will join hands with Christine Mae Talledo, Sharmaine Mangilit, Apple Jane Abitona, Raquel Almencion and Lealyn Baligasa in the big boat senior mixed 200m. Maribeth Caranto has been designated steersman and Patricia Ann Bustamante as drummer. During their world championship campaign two years ago, the Filipinos brought home three gold medals, one silver and a pair of bronzes. In the master division, the Philippines pocketed a pair of bronze medals in the small boat men’s and mixed 200m races.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018