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Apple Set to Begin Making iPhones in India by April-End

Apple Inc. will begin assembling iPhones in India by the end of April, a Karnataka minister says, heightening its focus on the world’s fastest-growing major smartphone market as growth slows elsewhere. The US company has tapped Taiwan’s Wistron Corp. to put together its phones in the tech capital of Bengaluru, said Priyank Kharge, the state’s information technology minister. Apple executives ... Read More »

Karnataka Announces ‘Initial Manufacturing Operations’ of Apple in India but No Deal Yet

The government of Karnataka said on Thursday it welcomed a proposal from Apple to begin initial manufacturing operations in the state, in a sign the tech company is slowly moving forward with plans to assemble iPhones in the country. “Apple’s intentions to manufacture in Bengaluru will foster cutting edge technology eco system and supply chain development in the state, which ... Read More »

Apple Passes Samsung to Become Biggest Smartphone Maker in Q4 2016: Strategy Analytics

After seeing a slump in sales figures for quite a while, Apple finally regained its top spot in smartphone sales in the last months of 2016. Samsung had maintained the top spot for most of the past five years, but Apple has now taken the South Korean company’s crown by garnering the highest global smartphone sales figures in the fourth ... Read More »

iPhone Average Selling Price Rises to Record-High $695, Apple Reveals

Apple on Tuesday reported an all-time record revenue of $78.4 billion (roughly Rs. 5,30,498 crores) for the quarter ended December, mostly on account of the record iPhone sales during the aforementioned time period. However, another interesting statistic that came out of the company’s quarterly performance results was that the iPhone’s average selling price rose to a record-high of $695 (roughly ... Read More »

Apple Reports Record $78.4 Billion in Revenue; iPhone Sales at an All-Time High of 78.3 Million Units

Apple on Tuesday reported a rebound in iPhone sales to lift the tech giant to record revenue in the past quarter in quarterly results that eased concerns of slowing growth. The results showed strong demand for Apple’s iPhone 7 models launched last year, with demand outpacing supply. Revenue climbed to an all-time record $78.4 billion (roughly Rs. 5,30,498 crores) compared ... Read More »

Apple Removes iCloud Activation Lock Status Page for Reasons Unknown

In a new development, Apple has shut down its iCloud Activation Lock status page on iCloud.com. This service was used by used iPhone buyers to check the authenticity of the seller, before making the purchase online. The URL iCloud.com/activationlock now shows a 404 error, and its references on the Apple support page have also been removed. This link was very ... Read More »

Apple Sues Qualcomm in China Over Technology Fees

Apple Inc. has filed suit in China challenging Qualcomm Inc.’s fees for technology used in smartphones two years after Chinese regulators fined the chipmaker for its licensing practices. Two lawsuits filed by the iPhone maker accuse Qualcomm of abusing its control over essential technology to charge excessive licensing fees, a Beijing court said on its microblog. It said Apple reports ... Read More »

Apple Ready With Blueprint for Manufacturing iPhones in India

Apple Inc on Wednesday indicated to the government that it is ready with a blueprint to begin manufacturing iPhones in India, but wants fiscal concessions, including Customs duty waiver on import of components. Apple executives made a detailed presentation on its road map for setting up a manufacturing unit in India to an inter-ministerial group headed by Department of Industrial ... Read More »

Apple Officials Said to Have Met Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Senior officials of the US-based iPhone maker Apple on Tuesday called upon Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The meeting assumes significance as the technology giant is seeking concessions like duty exemptions to set up its manufacturing unit in India. “The meeting lasted for 40 minutes. There were three officials from the company, including the company’s Global Vice President Priya ... Read More »

Qualcomm Will Continue to Supply Chips to Apple Despite Lawsuit

Even though Apple has sued Qualcomm for nearly $1 billion over royalties, the US chip-maker reportedly does not intend to stop doing business with the iPhone maker, a media report said. According to a report in tech website Re/Code, Qualcomm has said that Apple was trying to turn a simple contract dispute into a regulatory issue. Qualcomm was considering filing ... Read More »