Apple Says US Tariffs on China Would Hit ‘Wide Range’ of Products

Apple Says US Tariffs on China Would Hit ‘Wide Range’ of Products

A “wide range” of Apple products including the Apple Watch would be affected by proposed US tariffs on Chinese goods, the company told US trade officials, but gave no sign of an impact on its iPhone cash cow. Apple did not disclose specific revenues for most of the affected products, but of those the Apple Watch may be the biggest seller. It brought in about $6.1 billion (roughly Rs. 44,000 crores) in revenue last year, according to an estimate from analyst firm Bernstein. That represents a small portion of Apple’s $229 billion (roughly Rs….

Read More

Apple Watch Series 3, Which Makes Calls, Turns Comic Book Fantasy Into Reality

Apple Watch Series 3, Which Makes Calls, Turns Comic Book Fantasy Into Reality

HIGHLIGHTS The new Apple Watch Series 3 comes with cellular connectivity option It now features over 40 million songs via Apple Music Apple Watch has another non-cellular Series 3 variant More than two years after releasing the Apple Watch, Apple Inc has finally been able to replicate 1940s comic strip technology, an advance that analysts say will spur sales. The Series 3 of the Apple Watch, released on Tuesdayalong with the much-anticipated iPhone X, features wireless LTE connectivity. That means customers will be able to make phone calls or send text messages from the watch…

Read More

Apple to Invest $390 Million in Texas-Based Chipmaker Finisar

Apple to Invest $390 Million in Texas-Based Chipmaker Finisar

Apple said on Wednesday it would invest $390 million (roughly Rs. 2,513 crores) in Finisar that it will use to build out a plant in Sherman, Texas to make chips that power popular iPhone features such as Face ID, Animojis, and Portrait-mode selfies. The award will be part of Apple’s $1 billion “Advanced Manufacturing Fund” to foster innovation and create jobs, Apple said in a statement. Finisar will use the funds to transform a shuttered, 700,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Texas to a facility developing vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) chips. “VCSELs power some of…

Read More

Apple Watch Users Can Now Enrol in Stanford Irregular Heart Rate Study

Apple Watch Users Can Now Enrol in Stanford Irregular Heart Rate Study

Apple’s trying out something entirely new starting Thursday: a medical study. Apple Watch users are now able to enroll in a new study Apple is conducting with Stanford University School of Medicine, which uses the device’s heart-rate monitor to check for an irregular heart rate. While others have used Apple’s software and devices in medical studies, this is the first time that it’s actually sponsored one itself. The move underscores Apple’s focus on using its products for health care. “Working alongside the medical community, not only can we inform people of certain health…

Read More

Apple Watch Gets First EKG Reader in AliveCor KardiaBand

Apple Watch Gets First EKG Reader in AliveCor KardiaBand

HIGHLIGHTS AliveCor KardiaBand approved by FDA It detects irregular heartbeat, cause of stroke KardiaBand costs $199 AliveCor’s KardiaBand has become the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch, after being approved by the US’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The KardiaBand is an electrocardiogram (EKG) reader, which means it can check heart rhythm and irregular heartbeat. The latter is medically known as atrial fibrillation, and can increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. To use it, Apple Watch owners must replace their existing wrist band with the KardiaBand, and…

Read More

Apple Planning 2 iPhone X Models With OLED Displays in 2018: KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo

Apple Planning 2 iPhone X Models With OLED Displays in 2018: KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo

iPhone X HIGHLIGHTS New iPhone models with OLED panels rumoured Apple said to launch two iPhones with OLED panels The company may launch iPhone X ‘Plus’ in 2018 Apple is reportedly planning to launch two iPhone models with OLED panels which could be seen as successors to the iPhone X. KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that the Cupertino-based giant is working on two iPhones with upgraded stainless steel frames as well as OLED screens. Kuo predicts (via 9to5mac) that Apple may use more parts of stainless steel around the…

Read More

Apple iCloud Halves Price of 2TB Storage Tier, Family Sharing Arriving in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

Apple iCloud Halves Price of 2TB Storage Tier, Family Sharing Arriving in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

At its WWDC developer conference on Monday, Apple took the stage to announce a major overhaul to its various operating systems. It announced a new and improved iOS 11, in addition to macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and a better tvOS with Amazon Prime Video support. While these updates are major, the Cupertino giant also brought some minor changes to its iCloud storage plans. Apple iCloud has removed the 1TB storage tier, replacing it with the 2TB tier. Formerly priced at $19.99, it is now available for the $9.99 per…

Read More

Apple Unveils iOS 11, 10.5-Inch iPad Pro, HomePod Siri-Based Speakers at WWDC 2017: Event Highlights

Apple Unveils iOS 11, 10.5-Inch iPad Pro, HomePod Siri-Based Speakers at WWDC 2017: Event Highlights

The annual Apple developer conference, WWDC 2017, has kicked off with CEO Tim Cook on the stage. iOS 11 took the limelight, but there were also other updates such as macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11. Along with this were upgrades to the iPad Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMacs, and a new iMac Pro as well as the new Siri-based HomePod speaker. The updates will be rolled out in the fall, expectedly around September, while the MacBooks start shipping tomorrow; the iMac Pro will start shipping in December….

Read More

Apple just bought a company that tracks your sleep

Apple just bought a company that tracks your sleep

Beddit Apple has made a move to get in bed with you. The iPhone maker has acquired Beddit, a startup that makes a sleep sensor. Beddit notified customers on Monday of the acquisition, alerting them that their data will now be collected in accordance with Apple’s privacy policy. CNBC first spotted the update to the Beddit’s webpage. Apple didn’t immediately return a request for comment. The company sells Beddit’s sleep monitor for $150 in its store. Beddit’s sensor looks like a thin rectangular pad that users place between their sheets. Working with a corresponding…

Read More

Apple Hires Man Who 3D-Printed His Brain Tumour: Report

Apple Hires Man Who 3D-Printed His Brain Tumour: Report

Apple has hired Steven Keating, the doctoral student from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who made a 3D printout of his own brain after he was diagnosed with a tumour, a media report said. According to a report in CNBC on Friday, it is still not known whether Keating is working on one of Apple’s teams dedicated to health care or he has joined another team that can take advantage of his expertise in mechanical engineering. Keating made headlines in 2015 after revealing the depths of his science experiment to…

Read More