Apple sees strong iPhone sales; deems Watch launch a “great start”

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said the company had seen an “amazing quarter”, with strong sales growth for its iPhone line – but all eyes were on the “great start” for Apple Watch. Unsurprisingly, the company did not give much …

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Apple updates iPod line

Apple unveiled a new version of its iPod Touch device, giving it a specification bump to bring it closer to iPhone 6, while also giving it another channel to take its recently launched Apple Music service to customers. The company …

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Apple to boost output of next iPhone to 85-90M – report

Apple reportedly has asked its suppliers to expand output of its next iPhone, due out in September, by as much as 20 per cent. Suppliers will boost output from 70 to 80 million for the iPhone 6 models, a record …

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New iPhone now in production, say Taiwan suppliers

Component suppliers in Taiwan have reportedly started deliveries to Foxconn and Pegatron – the two OEMs that manufacture iPhones — for production of the next-generation device, which is expected to be released in September. Initial shipments of the new iPhone …

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Taipei court upholds $650K fine against Apple

A Taipei court has upheld a decision by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) to impose a fine of TWD20 million ($650,000) on Apple for its restrictive businesses practices considered to be anti-competitive. The company was fined by the FTC for …

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Apple falls foul of Taiwanese court on iPhone pricing – report

A Taiwanese court found against Apple in a case related to its iPhone pricing practices, according to Reuters. It follows an earlier ruling from the Fair Trade Commission in the market, concerning the fact that the US company required advance …

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Galaxy S6 sales off to strong start

Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S6 line were the second-best selling smartphones after Apple’s iPhone portfolio, according to Counterpoint Research, with signs that the device is proving a better proposition than the vendor’s previous-generation range-topper. Based on its analysis of April …

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Smartphone growth set to slow on China, Android weakness – IDC

Smartphone shipments are forecast to grow 11.3 per cent in 2015, compared with 27.6 per cent in 2014, but despite the slowdown “many markets will experience robust growth in 2015 and beyond”, according to research firm IDC. The company said …

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iPhone shipments to rise 20% this year to 230M units – TrendForce

The release of new iPhone models in Q3 will help drive total iPhone shipments up 20 per cent to more than 230 million units this year, according to Taipei-based TrendForce. The new models, which the firm said will be part …

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