Trump orders companies to ‘start looking for an alternative to China,’ AAPL falls over 4%

President Trump sent a series of tweets on Friday afternoon addressing the relationship between the United States and China. The president ordered that U.S. companies “immediately start looking for an alternative to China,” which sent Apple stock down by over 4 percent. more… The post Trump orders companies to ‘start looking for an alternative to […]

CBC Video claims Apple’s repair policies are abusive, but ‘proof’ falls far short

A report from the CBC has attacked Apple’s policies and practices regarding repairs, taking the company to task for expensive in-store repairs, coercing customers to buy new products in some cases — but the publication shows a stunning lack of understanding of the scale of Apple’s repair efforts, and leans too heavily on edge cases […]

Strategy Analytics: iPhone the top-selling smartphone in Q4 2017 as whole industry falls 9%

Following Apple’s record earnings release earlier today, Strategy Analytics is out this evening with new data on the smartphone industry. The analytics firm says that global smartphone shipments suffered their largest annual decrease during the holiday quarter… more… 9to5Mac

Swatch lost $1B in value on Apple Watch Series 3 launch, investors expect further falls

Swiss watchmaker Swatch saw its share value fall 4.5% on the day the Apple Watch Series 3 was launched, as Apple announced that its smartwatch is now the biggest-selling watch in the world. That wiped almost a billion dollars off Swatch’s market cap, and investors think there’s worse to come … more… 9to5Mac

iPad Market Share Falls Below 25% as Tablet Market Continues to Decline

The latest numbers from market research firm IDC‘s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker show that Apple remains the largest vendor in a declining tablet market, shipping 10.9 million iPads in the second quarter of 2015. While the iPad continues to be the best-selling tablet, its worldwide market share fell below 25% as Apple faced increased competition […]