Commentators note the three risks to Apple from Spotify’s App Store complaint

Industry observers have been commenting on three potential risks from the complaint Spotify has made against Apple in regard to its App Store policies. An anonymous source close to Spotify has also explained why the same complaint hasn’t been levied against Google, which also takes a cut from in-app purchases … more… The post Commentators […]

Editorial: Apple note sends media pundits into a fit of histrionic gibberish

After Apple restated its December quarter revenue guidance to account for weaker than expected iPhone demand in China, media across the spectrum has cranked their clickbait content generators up to 11 to take full advantage of AAPL panic season. Unfortunately, what almost all of them are writing is ignorant gibberish that has nothing to do […]

Tests show iPhone XS LTE speeds best iPhone X, can’t match Galaxy Note 9 or Pixel 2

Though a handful of early iPhone XS adopters are complaining about less-than-desirable cellular reception, a new test reveals Apple’s latest flagship smartphones boast much improved LTE performance over last year’s model. However, the XS models, which rely on Intel modems, are still behind handsets that use battle-tested Qualcomm silicon. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Multiple leaks highlight yellow S Pen, 1TB storage capacity in upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Multiple leaks for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 have recently surfaced, claiming the iPhone competitor will offer up to 1 terabyte of capacity using internal storage and microSD cards, with all of the leaks notably being sourced from Samsung’s own marketing channels. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users reportedly unable to recharge completely flat battery

Samsung’s Note line of smartphones is continuing to have battery-related issues, with reports of owners discovering their Note 8 fails to recharge at all once the power level for the battery hits zero percent, a problem the South Korean electronics giant has acknowledged and is attempting to rectify. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Analysts expect AAPL to hit Q3 2017 earnings guidance, but note of iPhone 8’s impact going forward

Apple is set to release its Q3 2017 earnings tomorrow, Tuesday, August 1st. The company’s third fiscal quarter marks an interesting one as much of the news around Apple has shifted to the iPhone 8 that won’t be unveiled until later this year. Nevertheless, analysts except Apple to report numbers in line with guidance… more… […]

Apple takes 5th place in US reputation survey as Samsung drops to 49th place following Note 7 recall

Each year, Harris Polls runs rankings of the top 100 “most visible” companies operating in the United States, ranking them by their reputation among customers who participate in the survey. This year, in a survey of 30,000 customers, Apple has taken the 5th spot. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Roundup: Early BeatsX reviews note improved isolation compared to AirPods, bass-heavy sound

The delayed BeatsX earbuds go on sale tomorrow on Apple.com and in retail stores after a lengthy delay. Ahead of the release to the public, a trio of YouTube reviewers got their hands on the W1-equipped headphones from Apple and Beats. The videos offer a first-look at BeatsX and compare them Apple’s own AirPods. more… Filed […]

Verizon turns down Note 7 ‘kill’ update as Apple rejects ‘Samsung Pay Mini’ at App Store

Verizon won’t be joining other U.S. carriers in pushing out a "kill" update for the fire-prone and now defunct Samsung Galaxy Note 7, according to an announcement. In the meantime, Apple has allegedly rejected a "Samsung Pay Mini" app at the iOS App Store, possibly deflecting competition for Apple Pay. AppleInsider – Frontpage News