Tag - iphones



The main targets of a new bill on smartphone software are the app stores provided by Google and Apple, as consumers effectively have only two choices for smartphone operating systems: Apple's iOS or Google’s Android.
May 22, 2024
Japan aims to curb Apple and Google's smartphone app duopoly
A new bill would compel dominant platforms to allow third parties to launch their own app markets and to offer more payment options.
With Apple’s business making up more than half of the company's revenue, investors are watching Hon Hai for clues on iPhone sales.
May 6, 2024
iPhone maker Hon Hai hits a record high buoyed by AI and Apple
Hon Hai makes most of the world’s iPhones, but is now diversifying to focus on building datacenter server racks and other equipment for AI clusters.
People try out the new iPhone 15 Pro in Shanghai in September 2023.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 2, 2024
Apple tapping AI to boost iPhone demand ahead of expected sales decline
Wall Street expects a slight decline in iPhone sales, and analysts estimate quarterly revenue to fall by the most since the winter of 2022.
Apple and OpenAI have begun discussing terms of a possible agreement on how some artificial intelligence features would be integrated into the next iPhone operating system, sources have said.
Apr 27, 2024
Apple intensifies talks with OpenAI for iPhone generative AI features
The latest development comes about a month and a half before an Apple conference where it's poised to introduce new AI software and services.
Dating back to its time as a marginal player in the personal computer market, Apple's business model has long been based on charging users a premium for technology products where the company dictates nearly all of the details of how the device works and can be used.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 22, 2024
Apple accused of monopolizing smartphone markets in U.S. antitrust lawsuit
The suit seeks to free markets from the iPhone maker's "anticompetitive and exclusionary conduct and restoring competition to lower prices for consumers."
The Humane Ai Pin’s interface is projected onto the hand of company co-founder Bethany Bongiorno in San Francisco on Oct. 27. Humane, a company started by two former Apple employees, says its new artificial intelligence pin can stop all the scrolling.
Nov 13, 2023
Silicon Valley’s bet on the device that comes after the smartphone
Humane's Ai Pin is being billed as the first artificially intelligent device.
People stand outside an Apple Store in Shanghai as the new iPhone 15 officially goes on sale across China on Sept. 22.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 8, 2023
Apple postpones next year's iPhone and Mac software to fix bugs
Rather than adding new features, company engineers have now been tasked with fixing flaws and improving software performance, sources have said.
Fuji TV quoted tech journalist Yo Mikami as saying there is a chance that the suspect opened one of the victim's eyelids so he could unlock the smartphone.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 15, 2023
Two men arrested in Tokyo over alleged theft using Face ID
A 27-year-old Tunisian man allegedly used the victim’s smartphone to send ¥500,000 to the bank account of his 25-year-old friend.
An Apple store in Beijing. The iPhone has increased its percentage of total smartphones sold around the world while expanding its share of sales in four of the world’s largest regions: China, Japan, Europe and India.
Sep 12, 2023
As smartphone industry sputters, the iPhone expands its dominance
The iPhone has about one-fifth of the world’s smartphone sales, up from a low of 13% in 2019.
An Apple store in the Huangpu district in Shanghai
Sep 8, 2023
Apple grapples with turmoil in China days before iPhone 15 launch
The bans may just be part of a longstanding trend.
Though Apple’s overall revenue of $81.8 billion came in just above Wall Street estimates last quarter, iPhone demand was weaker than predicted.
Aug 4, 2023
Apple faces longest sales slowdown in decades as iPhone slumps
The company reported a revenue decline of 1.4% in the fiscal third quarter, hurt by an industrywide slump that has sapped demand.
Japan Times
Jun 16, 2023
Japan to open up Apple and Google app stores to competition
The regulations will oblige Apple and Google to allow users to download from app stores other than the ones on their proprietary platforms.
Japan Times
May 5, 2023
Apple stakes future growth on emerging markets, starting with India
For Apple, selling an iPhone in an emerging market represents more than just the sale of one device — it represents the chance to get consumers hooked.
Japan Times
Jan 11, 2023
Apple to begin making in-house screens in 2024 in shift away from Samsung
The company aims to begin by swapping out the display in the highest-end Apple Watches by the end of next year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 27, 2022
Apple Japan faces ¥14 billion tax bill after treating bulk sales as duty-free
The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau found around u00a5140 billion in tax-exempt sales over a two-year period were fraudulent duty-free purchases to be resold for commercial purposes.
Japan Times
Dec 22, 2022
No sign of smartphone recovery until late 2023, TDK CEO warns
Tokyo-based TDK sees little indication of a rebound following major declines in handset sales, especially in the key market of China.
Japan Times
Dec 8, 2022
AI-generated anime selfies propel beauty app to top in Japan
Hong Kong-based Meitu's app has reached the top of Apple's free iPhone downloads chart and No. 2 on Android's Google Play in Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 8, 2022
Key iPhone supplier expects orders to drop on weak tech demand
Apple has trimmed iPhone output on softening demand and may slash production further.
Japan Times
Nov 23, 2022
Violent protests erupt at Apple’s biggest iPhone plant in China
Tensions boiled over at the plant after almost a month under tough restrictions intended to quash a COVID-19 outbreak.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 8, 2022
As yen tumbles and prices rise, gadget-loving Japan seeks out secondhand iPhones
The Japanese currency's fall to a 32-year low against the dollar has squeezed consumers and accelerated a broader spending shift in the world's No.3 economy


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