Apple’s reliance on China continues to grow despite expansions in Brazil and India

With Apple products due to face fallout from new tariffs imposed on China by President Donald Trump, including pending sanctions set to impact iPhone and iPad in December, a report on Wednesday shows the tech giant’s reliance on Chinese manufacturing has not waned. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple Watch continues domination of smartwatch industry, new Strategy Analytics data shows

Apple Watch continues to dominate the smartwatch industry, according to new data. During the second quarter of 2019, Strategy Analytics estimates that Apple shipped 5.7 million Apple Watches worldwide. more… The post Apple Watch continues domination of smartwatch industry, new Strategy Analytics data shows appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Apple continues enterprise certificate cleanup as distributors found sharing ad-free Spotify, more

The barrage of applications taking advantage of Apple’s enterprise certificate program continues today. Reuters reports that software distributors have been using the program to share modified versions of popular apps, such as an ad-free version of Spotify. more… The post Apple continues enterprise certificate cleanup as distributors found sharing ad-free Spotify, more appeared first on […]

iPhone 11 concept hype continues as latest video offers most realistic vision of triple camera unit

Though the successors to iPhone XR, XS and XS Max are still about eight months away, the latest conceptual hype video to hit YouTube shows perhaps what’s the most realistic view at how Apple will implement the rumored triple camera unit set to debut this year. more… The post iPhone 11 concept hype continues as latest […]

Foxconn considering iPhone factory in Vietnam as China trade war uncertainty continues

Apple’s biggest supply chain partner, Foxconn, is looking to start a new facility in Vietnam as a way to hedge against instability and uncertainty in its current production facilities due to the ongoing trade war between China and the US. As reported by Reuters, Vietnamese state media are reporting Foxconn and the Hanoi People’s Committee […]

Google continues poaching Apple engineers as it ramps up work on in-house chip development

A recent report from The Information details Google’s efforts to grow its chip development efforts, which in turn is costing Apple some considerable talent. The report explains that Google has hired several key chip engineers from Apple, including well-regarded chip designer John Bruno… more… 9to5Mac

This week on AI: Qualcomm legal battle heats up, Imagination row continues, ‘iPhone 8’ rumors abound and more

This week was relatively slow in terms of major Apple developments, allowing a few minor "iPhone 8" rumors to bubble to the surface. The biggest developments related to Apple’s ongoing legal battles with Imagination and Qualcomm, the latter of which filed a U.S. ITC request to block imports of iPhones not using its technology. AppleInsider […]

Jay-Z quietly removes catalog from Apple Music and Spotify as Tidal continues fight for exclusives

Both Spotify and Apple Music users today have noticed that albums from hip-hop artist Jay-Z, who happens to be owner of competing music streaming service Tidal, have been removed from the services. It appears that most of the artist’s original albums have been removed while some content where he is a featured artist or collaborator, […]