Analyst: The ‘worst’ is over for iPhone sales as price cuts help Apple in China

UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri is out with a new investor note taking a look at Apple’s performance as we enter the month of March. In the note, obtained by Business Insider, UBS outlines why it believes the “worst of the bad news” for iPhone sales is over in China and more. more… The post Analyst: […]

Qualcomm slams Apple’s response to iPhone ban in China, says it should be ‘taking a bite out of sales’

After criticizing Apple in a statement yesterday for its response to China’s injunction against certain iPhone models, Qualcomm continues its PR circuit today. Speaking to Bloomberg, Qualcomm General Counsel Don Rosenberg today slammed Apple for its reaction to the China ban, saying it’s something that “needs to be taken very seriously.” more… The post Qualcomm […]

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 […]

B&H is set to collect sales tax in 20 more states, grab Apple deals before the changes take effect

On the heels of June’s Supreme Court ruling allowing states to collect sales tax on online purchases from out-of-state sellers that do not have a physical presence in the state, B&H Photo, an Apple authorized reseller, will begin collecting sales tax in 15 additional states starting the week of Oct. 8. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Report: Apple planning new iPhone X color option to ‘restore sales,’ updated $329 iPad coming in Q3

A new report from rumor site Macotakara this morning claims that Apple is preparing to introduce a new color variant of the iPhone X as a way to “restore sales” of the device. While details are scarce at this point, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard such a rumor… more… 9to5Mac

KGI: Apple laptop sales to grow ~15% in 2018, beating iPhone and iPad YoY growth

Apple’s line of MacBook laptops is likely to show better year-over-year growth in unit sales than both the iPad and the iPhone, according to a new report from KGI. The analyst predicts Mac laptop unit shipments will rise between 13-16% in 2018, compared to about 7-10% for iPad and a maximum of 6% for iPhone. […]

Initial pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S9 reportedly down compared to Galaxy S8 sales

Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, may be underperforming compared to the previous model, with a report on South Korean sales and an analyst’s pre-order note suggesting the main rival to Apple’s iPhone’s launch is lower than the electronics giant anticipated. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Snap’s Evan Spiegel touts first year Spectacles sales, using the iPod as a comparison

Speaking at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit this afternoon, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel touted how many units of the Snapchat Spectacles the company has sold. Spiegel said the company has sold around 150,000 of the camera glasses during the first year of availability – a number he’s proud of based on first year iPod […]

Opinion: Constrained iPhone X supply will create a secondary spike in iPhone 8 sales before holidays

Launch day has arrived for the iPhone 8 along with Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K. So far, demand for the more iterative iPhone 8 has appeared to be weak as many wait for iPhone X. However, with iPhone X rumored to have hit another production setback, we could see iPhone 8 sales […]