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Apple plans some hiring reductions after selling fewer iPhones: Bloomberg

The logo of Apple is seen at a store in Zurich, Switzerland January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (Reuters) – Apple Inc will cut back on hiring for some divisions after lower-than-expected iPhone sales and missing its revenue forecast for the holiday quarter, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook made the disclosure to employees earlier this month in a meeting the day after he penned a letter to investors about the company’s recent struggles, particularly in China and…

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Apple to launch three iPhones with new camera features this year: WSJ

(Reuters) – Apple Inc plans to launch three iPhone models this year with some new camera features, including three rear cameras for the most expensive model and two for the other models, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The new iPhones will succeed the XR model that has shown sluggish demand, which according to Apple was due to weak sales in China. That led several electronics retailers in the world’s second largest economy to slash iPhone prices this week. Apple was not available for comment outside regular business hours.…

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Apple considered Samsung, MediaTek to supply 5G modems for 2019 iPhones

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) considered tapping Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) and MediaTek Inc (2454.TW) along with existing vendor Intel Corp (INTC.O) to supply 5G modem chips for 2019 iPhones, according to an Apple executive’s testimony at the trial between Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A chef walks past an Apple store in Beijing, China January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Between 2011 and 2016, Apple relied on San Diego-based Qualcomm as the sole supplier of such chips, which help iPhones connect…

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Apple cuts current-quarter production plan for new iPhones by 10 percent: Nikkei

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O), which slashed its quarterly sales forecast last week, has reduced planned production for its three new iPhone models by about 10 percent for the January-March quarter, the Nikkei Asian Review reported on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: People look at iPhones at the World Trade Center Apple Store during a Black Friday sales event in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., Nov. 23, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo That rare forecast cut exposed weakening iPhone demand in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market, where a slowing economy has also…

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Apple cuts first-quarter production plan for new iPhones by 10 percent: Nikkei

FILE PHOTO: People look at iPhones at the World Trade Center Apple Store during a Black Friday sales event in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., Nov. 23, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is cutting planned production for its three new iPhone models by about 10 percent for the March quarter, the Nikkei Asian Review reported on Wednesday, a week after the company slashed its quarterly sales forecast. That rare step exposed weakening demand in China for Apple’s iPhones amid a slowing economy, which has also been…

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German Apple reseller Gravis says still selling iPhones 7, 8

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German Apple (AAPL.O) retailer Gravis said it was still selling iPhone 7 and 8 models at its stores and online after Qualcomm (QCOM.O) posted security bonds to enforce a court order that will ban sales of some Apple iPhones in Germany. Qualcomm earlier said it had posted 1.34 billion euros ($1.53 billion) of bonds as part of a legal requirement by a German court, which on Dec. 20 found Apple had infringed Qualcomm patents on power saving technology used in smartphones. Reporting by Petra Haverkamp; Writing by…

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Apple ordered to pull iPhones from 15 stores in Germany

Image copyright Getty Images Apple has been ordered to remove some iPhone models from its 15 stores in Germany over a patent dispute with chip giant Qualcomm. A court ruling in Munich on 20 December found Apple had infringed patents on power-saving technology. On Thursday Qualcomm paid a €1.3bn (£1.2bn) bond, allowing the ban on iPhone 7 and 8 models to go ahead. The bond will fund damages awarded to Apple if the iPhone maker wins its appeal against the ban. The two companies disagree on whether the injunction also…

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Apple set to pull some iPhones from its German stores after Qualcomm enforces ban

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is likely to pull some iPhone models from its German stores after Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) said on Thursday it posted security bonds to enforce a court order banning the sale of those iPhone models in the country. FILE PHOTO: Customers stand in line at the Apple store in Berlin, September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Hannibal The chipmaker posted the bonds of 1.34 billion euros ($1.52 billion) as part of a legal requirement by a German court, which found on Dec. 20 that Apple had infringed Qualcomm patents…

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Exclusive: Foxconn to begin assembling top-end Apple iPhones in India in 2019 – source

MUMBAI/DELHI (Reuters) – Apple Inc will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of Foxconn as early as 2019, the first time the Taiwanese contract manufacturer will have made the product in the country, according to a source familiar with the matter. A motorcyclist rides past the logo of Foxconn, the trading name of Hon Hai Precision Industry, in Taipei, Taiwan March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Importantly, Foxconn will be assembling the most expensive models, such as devices in the flagship iPhone X family, the source…

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Apple to pull some iPhones in Germany as Qualcomm extends global wins

MUNICH/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Chip supplier Qualcomm Inc won a second court skirmish in its worldwide patent battle with Apple Inc on Thursday, with the iPhone maker saying it would pull some older models from its German stores. FILE PHOTO: Man uses iphone while waiting for his airplane at Munich airport, Germany August 3, 2017. Picture taken August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle/File Photo Qualcomm’s win in Germany comes weeks after it secured a court order to ban sales of some iPhone models in China. Apple, which is contesting both rulings,…

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