Apple Card user claims to be victim of fraud despite never using titanium card

Last week we heard from a reader who experienced a fraudulent charge coming from a clone of his Apple Card. It was a good reminder that even with its security focus and lack of printed numbers, the physical Apple Card is just as susceptible to skimming and cloning as any other credit or debit card. […]

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

France passes digital tax on Apple despite investigation from United States

Several days ago, the United States announced that it would investigate France’s proposed “digital tax” to determine whether it unfairly targets U.S. companies. Despite that threat, however, the French government has approved the tax and is moving forward with it. more… The post France passes digital tax on Apple despite investigation from United States appeared […]

Goldman Sachs isn’t worried about Apple Card profitability despite consumer-friendly features

Last month, a report explained that Citigroup pulled out of its potential deal with Apple for the new Apple Card over profitability concerns. Apple ultimately partnered with Goldman Sachs for the card, and now a Goldman exec is defending the partnership despite profitability concerns. more… The post Goldman Sachs isn’t worried about Apple Card profitability […]

Qualcomm accuses Apple of violating iPhone sales ban in China, despite today’s iOS 12.1.2 release

Earlier today, Apple released iOS 12.1.2 with bug fixes for eSIM as well as to address the patents involved in its Qualcomm legal battle. In a statement to Reuters, however, Qualcomm says that Apple “continues to flout the legal system by violating injunctions,” despite today’s iOS update. more… The post Qualcomm accuses Apple of violating iPhone […]

Snapchat sees dramatic spike in app downloads despite controversial redesign

Snapchat’s incredibly controversial redesign appears to be paying off, at least in terms of downloads. According to new data from analytics firm Sensor Tower, Snap has seen a sharp increase in first-time installs of its application on the heels of the dramatic redesign on both iOS and Android… more… 9to5Mac

Consumer Reports: Galaxy S8 bests iPhone 7 despite ‘awkwardly placed’ rear fingerprint sensor & more

Consumer Reports today is out with its latest smartphone ratings, highlighting recent releases from Samsung. The iPhone 7 is also in the mix, even though it’s nearing 9 months on the market at this point. Given the iPhone 7’s age, it shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise that it was beat out by […]

Despite more powerful competition, iPhone SE tops new customer satisfaction survey

While not Apple’s latest and greatest, the iPhone SE has topped the most recent American Customer Satisfaction Index data for May 2017. The data shows a customer satisfaction rating for the iPhone SE of 87 out of 100, putting it 1 point ahead of the iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S6 Edge+… more… 9to5Mac

Qualcomm to continue supplying Apple with chips despite $1B lawsuit, considering legal rebuttal

Qualcomm is expected to continue supplying modems and other components to Apple despite facing a $ 1 billion lawsuit over patent royalties and a related U.S. Federal Trade Commission action involving the Cupertino tech giant, according to a report on Monday, AppleInsider – Frontpage News

iPhone Generated Record-Breaking Profits Last Quarter Despite Continued Sales Decline

iPhone sales may have declined for three consecutive quarters, but the latest data from research firm Strategy Analytics suggests Apple is unsurprisingly still doing exceptionally well in the smartphone market. Apple captured a record 91% of profits in the worldwide smartphone market in the third quarter, or $8.5 billion of the overall $9 billion in […]