Tag Archives: Apple

Apple Device Activations During Holiday Week Soundly Beat Samsung: Flurry Analytics

It appears Apple had a great holiday season when it came to sales of iPhone and iPad devices, while Samsung and Google did not fare so well. As per data by Flurry Analytics, Apple and Samsung together constituted 65 percent of the global device activations in the week leading up to Christmas Day and the start of Hanukkah. Flurry Analytics ... Read More »

Apple Publishes Its First Artificial Intelligence Paper in Bid to Hire Top Researchers

After announcing its intention to publish artificial intelligence research at the start of the month, the usually secretive Apple has done so exactly. Its first public paper, submitted late last week, revolves around an algorithm learning to recognise images that are generated by a computer, as opposed to existing ones captured by a camera. The first publicly available Apple paper, ... Read More »

Apple Reportedly Pulls Nokia-Owned Withings Products From Its Stores

Amid the escalating patents row with Finnish smartphone maker Nokia, Apple has reportedly pulled all products made by Withings – a French company and now a Nokia subsidiary – from Apple Stores, be it online or retail. Several Withings iOS-compatible products – mostly health-related connected accessories – have been available at Apple Stores for nearly two years as part of ... Read More »

Nokia Shares Fall on Patent Dispute With Apple

Nokia shares fell by nearly 5 percent on Thursday in Helsinki as analysts warned a legal battle with Apple could delay for years royalty payments that are vital to shoring up the Finnish company’s profits. Nokia’s patent licence contract with Apple expires at the end of the year. This week, both sides have taken legal action – with Nokia accusing ... Read More »

Nokia Sues Apple for Infringing Patents, Industry Back on War Footing

Nokia Corp said on Wednesday it had filed a number of lawsuits against Apple Inc for violating 32 technology patents, striking back at the iPhone maker’s legal action targeting the one-time cellphone industry leader a day earlier. Nokia’s lawsuits, filed in courts in Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Munich, Germany, and the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, cover ... Read More »

Apple in Talks With India to Manufacture Locally: Report

Apple Inc is in talks with India’s government to explore making products locally, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, as the US firm aims to make deeper inroads in the world’s second-largest mobile phone market by users. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to boost technology manufacturing in the country through his ‘Make in India’ initiative. His government in ... Read More »

Apple Can Sell iPhone 7 in Indonesia Only After R&D Investment Commitment

Apple Inc has committed to invest around $44 million (roughly Rs. 298 crores) in a research and development center in Indonesia over the next three years, a senior government official said, enabling it to start selling its latest iPhone 7 in the Southeast Asian nation. Indonesia, a promising smartphone market where Apple has trailed some rivals, has stipulated that starting ... Read More »

Apple Loses Court Case in Denmark Over Refurbished Phones

Apple Inc. has violated a consumer law in Denmark by giving a customer a refurbished iPhone with used components in replacement for his new one that wasn’t working properly, a Danish court ruled. The Glostrup City Court says consumer David Lysgaard “had a legitimate expectation” to receive a new product, adding the replacement smartphone “can’t be qualified as a brand ... Read More »

Apple Said to Hold Talks With Government About Retail Stores in India

Apple Inc officials on Tuesday met Commerce Ministry top brass amid its plans to open stores in India without initially having to source components locally. According to sources, the meeting chaired by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Ramesh Abhishek lasted for almost an hour with senior officials from Apple discussing details of the new Foreign Direct Investment ... Read More »

iPhone Fires in China Caused by External Damage, Says Apple

Apple has blamed “external physical damage” for causing a handful of iPhones to explode or catch fire in China and insisted that its handsets posed no safety problem. Fresh on the heels of Samsung’s worldwide Galaxy Note 7 safety fiasco, a Shanghai consumer watchdog said last Friday it had received eight recent reports of iPhones that spontaneously combusted while being ... Read More »