Chinese court removes sales ban on the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus


A ban in China that prevented Apple from selling the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the country, has been reversed by a Chinese court. What set off the whole dispute was a claim by Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services that the 2014 iPhone models infringed on design patents it was awarded for its 100c mobile phone. In May, Apple’s Chinese subsidiary and local retailer Zoomflight were ordered to stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China by the Beijing Intellectual Property Office.
 
Apple and Zoomflight sued the regulators, and on Friday the Beijing Intellectual Property …


Apple patent shows iPhone docking into a MacBook shell

Apple has made it very clear that the MacOS and iOS software will not be converging, but apparently that doesn’t necessarily mean that Apple can’t at least dream about ways to make the hardware mingle a little more. As you should know by now, Apple has a habit of patenting all the things regardless of if those things will ever see the light of day, and we’re kind of assuming at least one of these options will be left in the bin.
Not to be outdone by previous versions of the same idea, Apple has received patents for two hybrid designs that we’ve seen in various forms …

Is Apple giving up on tablets, or is the new iPad a smart business move at $330? (poll results)

As you an see from the chart above, the tablet market is far from its heydays, and its growth is expected to stall for the sake of laptops, which are projected to grow in shipments. Apple just shifted its tablet strategy this week with the introduction of a new 9.7″ iPad, whose price starts at just $329, compared to $499 before. Most of our survey respondents below think that this is a smart business move, given that the hardware components inside have fallen in price since the days of the Air 2, and Apple’s app and services business is growing leaps and bounds, too. …

Apple to add newly introduced devices to the Apple Store shortly

Apple has closed the Apple Store this morning, posting a teaser that says (in multiple languages)  “We’ve got something special in store for you.” This is Apple’s way of telling everyone that the new products it announced earlier this week will be available from the Apple Store starting at 11:01am EDT in the U.S. The new products include the PRODUCT(RED) Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus, the and the new tablet known simply as “Apple iPad 9.7 inch.”

Also coming to the Apple Store this morning are the 32GB and 128GB versions of the Apple iPhone SE. Priced at $399 and $499 respectively, …

Apple to start making iPhones in India

Apple iPhone sales are cooling off in China with local competitors rising and the U.S. and European markets seem to have reached smartphone saturation, so Apple is turning its eyes towards one of the biggest and most underdeveloped phone markets currently: India.
After months of negotiations with the Indian government, Apple is finally ready to start making iPhones in the world’s second most populous nation.
Apple’s Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron will start making iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s within 4 to 6 weeks …

Is Apple giving up on tablets, or is the new iPad a smart business move at $330?

As you can see from the chart above, the tablet market is far from its heydays, and its growth is expected to stall for the sake of laptops, which are projected to grow in shipments. There are several reasons for that – people who got tablets in 2013 and 2014 are still keeping them around, and customers in the market for a computing device other than a smartphone now have much better choices in thin and light laptops. You can, for instance, now get the new LG Gram 13″ laptop that weighs two pounds, or about as much as a tablet with a keyboard cover, but has larger …

PRODUCT(RED) Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus registrations in China greatly surpass available units


In China, supply and demand for the PRODUCT(RED) Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus is way out of balance. Earlier today, we told you that Apple had produced 73,410 units of the gorgeous looking handsets for the Chinese market. Tonight, we have learned the other part of the equation. Chinese online mall JD.com’s website reveals that it has more than 337,000 registrations for the launch of the (RED) iPhone models.

These are not pre-orders as no money changes hands, and no units are reserved. The (RED) Apple iPhone 7 with 128GB of native storage is priced at the equivalent of $749 …

Apple bought excellent automation app Workflow and is making it free on the App Store

Apple has acquired automation app Workflow, which is one of the best productivity apps currently available on iOS, and the three-person developer team behind the app will be heading to Cupertino, California, to work on currently-unspecified projects for Apple.

The acquisition has been closed for an undisclosed sum, TechCrunch reports, but unlike other similar scenarios where a tech giant buys out an app solely for the developer talent behind it and then shuts down the initial service, Apple plans on doing no such thing. In fact, not only will Workflow remain on …

Apple iPhones were the best selling handsets for 2016

According to British research firm IHS Markit, Apple has managed to trounce its competitors over the last calendar year. The company’s latest analysis reveals that iPhones were the most shipped handsets on a global basis during 2016. 

IHS Markit tracks quarterly shipment statistics for more than 350 smartphones, and their data puts the iPhone 6s as the best selling smartphone of 2016. The iPhone 7, 7 Plus, and 6s Plus respectively sit at number 2, 3, and 4. The research firm attributes this to Apple’s success …

Red Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be sold in China; Motorola tells Apple it did red first

Yesterday, when Apple introduced the PRODUCT(RED) Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus, not much was said about selling the phones in China. Thanks to a report out of China that was released earlier today, we now know that the special edition handsets will be launched in the country this coming Friday, the same date that they will be released in the U.S. A portion of the revenue goes toward AIDS research.

Overall, in China Apple will offer 73,410 units of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in red. The phones, which were shipped into the country starting in the beginning of this month, are …