Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co Ltd, a division of Chinese smartphone manufacturer Coolpad, has filed a patent infringement suit against three units of Xiaomi. The suit alleges that Xiaomi Telecom Technology Co Ltd, Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd and Xiaomi Factory Co Ltd used Yulong’s intellectual property without authorization. In the suit, which was filed with a court in Jiangsu province, Coolpad asked for production to immediately cease on several Xiaomi models including the Mi Mix 2s (seen in the picture at the top of this story).
The lawsuit alleges that Xiaomi …
Earlier this month, Samsung gave a preview of its first quarter earnings and said that it would report record operating profits. And sure enough, the company announced on Thursday morning (thanks to the time difference, it is the next day in South Korea) that it achieved a fourth consecutive quarter of record operating profit. Leading the way for the company was sales of memory chips.
During the first quarter, Samsung reported net profit of 11.69 trillion South Korean won, equivalent to $10.8 billion USD at current exchange rates. That happens to be a healthy 52% gain from the net profit …
Samsung could begin manufacturing OLED displays for this year’s iPhone lineup as early as May. It has been rumored for some time now that Apple would be launching three new iPhones in September, two of which are expected to utilize OLED displays, just like last year’s iPhone X.
Yes, robots, which are designed to help build lots and lots of Tesla’s electric vehicle at an insane speed, are to blame for why customers who pre-ordered the Model 3 still haven’t gotten them yet.
In an interview with CBS Good Morning, Musk said the Model 3 is in “production hell” because Tesla used too many robots.
“It’s worse than I thought,” Musk said. “We have this crazy complex network of conveyor belts and it was not working so we got rid of that whole thing.” Read more…
The second largest iPhone 8 Plus manufacturer in the world, Wistron, has been accused of using unauthorized parts in its production process. As a result, the device production might’ve been halted for two weeks.
Over at securities firm JP Morgan, analyst Narci Chang is taking an axe to his estimate of Apple iPhone X production for the first half of 2018. From January through March, Chang now expects Apple to produce 15 million units of the tenth-anniversary model. That is a drop of 5 million handsets (25%) from his original prediction. For the second quarter, the analyst lowered his estimate by a whopping 44%, as he now sees 10 million iPhone X units rolling off the assembly line during the three months. He originally called for 18 million phones to be produced from April through June.
Apple hinted …
Because Apple announced that the average revenue per iPhone unit sold during the fiscal first quarter was higher than expected, it appeared that the iPhone X was selling better than believed. Prior to the earnings release, every other day we would get conflicting reports on how the tenth anniversary model was selling. This quarter, Apple has apparently scaled back production of its $1,000 handset, but whether the cut is as deep as feared is unknown.
A report recently published by Japan’s Nikkei says that Samsung has been hurt by Apple’s decision to cut production of the iPhone X. Samsung …
Stagnant iPhone X sales have prompted Apple to dramatically slice production of the tech giant’s latest and most advanced handset, according to a report from the Japanese financial newspaper The Nikkei Asian Review.
Apple initially planned to produce 40 million of these handsets at its Chinese factories between January and March 2018, but Apple has reportedly cut this goal in half to 20 million.