As indicated in a new report released by Canalys, Apple has managed to register sales growth in the Chinese mobile market in Q3 2017, after posting six consecutive quarters of sales decreases, and the recent release of the iPhone 8 devices have contributed significantly to that growth. According to the analyst firm, Apple reported a 40 percent yearly growth from July to September of this year, with shipments of 11 million units.
Xfinity Mobile, the wireless service of Comcast, has recently announced that it will start accepting preorders for Apple’s soon to launch iPhone X starting on October 27th through its official website and via its Xfinity Store locations. On November 3rd, the device will hit the carrier’s store shelves at 8 AM local time.
According to a report recently published by Stuff, Apple has apparently completed its acquisition of PowerbyProxi, a New Zealand based firm that specializes in developing wireless charging solutions. Details of the deal were not disclosed by the iPhone maker, and there was no mention of any sum, but the tech giant did confirm that it is planning to keep PowerbyProxi’s operations New Zealand.
According to a recent press release from Apple, its highly awaited flagship device, the iPhone X, will officially be made available in over 55 countries around the world and in Apple Store locations starting this Friday, November 3rd, at 8 AM local time. The tech giant also took the opportunity to offer some advice for walk in customers looking to purchase an iPhone X unit, encouraging them to get there as early as possible.
According to a report recently published by Economic Daily News, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus may be in danger of undergoing production cuts, possibly by half, in the next couple of months because of the iPhone X. If this turns out be true, then it would mark the soonest that Apple has ever cut production of a brand new iPhone model.
According to the results of an online study recently conducted by Gartner, worldwide smartphone sales in 2018 will see some growth for the first time since 2015. The last couple of years have seen industry growth stall a bit, but by next year, the volume of smartphone units shipped across the globe is expected to reach an estimated 1.9 billion units, which represents a 2 percent improvement as compared to this year’s.
The number four wireless carrier in America has decided to introduce new lease deals for two of Apple’s newest iPhone models (the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus). Indeed, Sprint is promising discounts of up to $350 on the listed pricing to people who are willing to trade in any one of the eligible devices.
Amidst all the attention that Google’s Pixel 2 devices are getting this week, various reports have surfaced in the last few days in the interwebs of incidents of the iPhone 8 Plus’ battery expanding in size, and even causing the Apple smartphone to break open.
Via a statement, Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is once again urging Apple to activate support for FM radio in the tech giant’s iPhone devices, especially in light of the series of hurricanes that have hit the United States within the last couple of months. Pai also said that he has called on the mobile industry several times in the past in order to get FM chips activated in just about every recent smartphone released in the US mobile market.
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