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  • Weak iPhone 8 Demand Weighs Down Apple Shares Apple Inc. shares declined by almost 3 percent on Thursday on indications of weak demand for the iPhone 8 that prompted investors and analysts to raise doubts regarding the effectivity of the firm's release strategy for its new phone model. Wireless carriers in the U.S. and Canada has posted slow-third quarter customer upgrades to the latest model. Some anticipate an increase after the iPhone X becomes available in November. However, some cautioned that the new model's high price tag could affect demand. The CEO of Rogers Communication, the biggest mobile network in Canada, said the demand for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which was unveiled to the market in September, had been described as “anemic”, the latest indication of weak sales for the sale phone models before the November 3 launch of the more expensive iPhone X. However, some analysts said that total phone production were aligned with their earlier estimates, and that it is n..

    Prime News: Weak iPhone 8 Demand Weighs Down Apple Shares

    Weak iPhone 8 Demand Weighs Down Apple Shares Apple Inc. shares declined by almost 3 percent on Thursday on indications of weak demand for the iPhone 8 that prompted investors and analysts to raise doubts regarding the effectivity of the firm's release strategy for its new phone model. Wireless carriers in the U.S. and Canada has posted slow-third quarter customer upgrades to the latest model. Some anticipate an increase after the iPhone X becomes available in November. However, some cautioned that the new model's high price tag could affect demand. The CEO of Rogers Communication, the biggest mobile network in Canada, said the demand for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which was unveiled to the market in September, had been described as “anemic”, the latest indication of weak sales for the sale phone models before the November 3 launch of the more expensive iPhone X. However, some analysts said that total phone production were aligned with their earlier estimates, and that it is n..
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  • Apple’s new campus, the Apple Park, is an architectural feat to behold. We first took a look at this beauty from a bird’s-eye view thanks to cinematographer Duncan Sinfield, and now it seems we have another gorgeous batch of aerial footage to marvel at. Matthew Roberts and his 4K drone footage of the campus really gives us some insight as to how the building is progressing. There's an obvious advantage in capturing a structure's real aesthetic beauty with drones, that can't be matched with cranes or ground-level footage. Duncan Sinfield's video really proved that, with smooth overhead tracking shots, and aerial approaches that give you a visceral sense of joy and excitement. Fortunately, we now have more of that - thanks to Matthew Roberts.According to 9to5Mac, the aptly nicknamed "spaceship" section of the campus itself, holds the No.4 spot on a list of most expensive buildings in the world. At around $427 million, of course, it’s a mere drop in the bucket for th..

    Watch This New Gorgeous 4K Aerial Footage of the Apple Park Campus

    Apple’s new campus, the Apple Park, is an architectural feat to behold. We first took a look at this beauty from a bird’s-eye view thanks to cinematographer Duncan Sinfield, and now it seems we have another gorgeous batch of aerial footage to marvel at. Matthew Roberts and his 4K drone footage of the campus really gives us some insight as to how the building is progressing. There's an obvious advantage in capturing a structure's real aesthetic beauty with drones, that can't be matched with cranes or ground-level footage. Duncan Sinfield's video really proved that, with smooth overhead tracking shots, and aerial approaches that give you a visceral sense of joy and excitement. Fortunately, we now have more of that - thanks to Matthew Roberts.According to 9to5Mac, the aptly nicknamed "spaceship" section of the campus itself, holds the No.4 spot on a list of most expensive buildings in the world. At around $427 million, of course, it’s a mere drop in the bucket for th..
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  • Since its initial release three years ago, CarPlay has become the new gold standard. Apple touts more than 200 models from nearly every major automotive manufacturer currently offering it. There are some exceptions but given the results of a recent study conducted by Strategy Analytics, those few unwilling to embrace Apple's car radio may not have a choice.The study found that 23 percent of smartphone owners in the States consider CarPlay as a must-have in their next car. Fifty-six percent reported they are interested while 21 percent said they are not interested. Factors such as design, storage space and price may not matter if the car you are shopping for does not come with CarPlay. Who is not offering Apple's in-car software? It is a shortlist which consists of Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, and Toyota.CarPlay is the tech giant's solution to the various, frustrating-to-use infotainment systems. It has a simple-to-use touchscreen interface that like the iPhone, just work..

    8 Out of 10 Americans Want Apple CarPlay in Their Next Car

    Since its initial release three years ago, CarPlay has become the new gold standard. Apple touts more than 200 models from nearly every major automotive manufacturer currently offering it. There are some exceptions but given the results of a recent study conducted by Strategy Analytics, those few unwilling to embrace Apple's car radio may not have a choice.The study found that 23 percent of smartphone owners in the States consider CarPlay as a must-have in their next car. Fifty-six percent reported they are interested while 21 percent said they are not interested. Factors such as design, storage space and price may not matter if the car you are shopping for does not come with CarPlay. Who is not offering Apple's in-car software? It is a shortlist which consists of Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, and Toyota.CarPlay is the tech giant's solution to the various, frustrating-to-use infotainment systems. It has a simple-to-use touchscreen interface that like the iPhone, just work..
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  • Apple has been working on developing autonomous systems for self-driving cars. Hidden behind iron-clad walls, Apple's projects aren't usually this public (except for that time when the company lost an iPhone 4 prototype), so limited news on something meant to be much bigger isn't all that uncommon. But now, someone seems to have come across Apple's latest iteration of their self-driving car hardware out in the wild.As a part of what it calls Project Titan, Apple has been working to develop the underlying tech for self-driving cars, sending a fleet of Lexus RX 450h SUVs on adventures across Silicon Valley. Most recently, the Lexus seems to have been spotted looking like it just got a haircut and a shave, and lost a few pounds since the last time we saw it on the road. Now the shiny white SUV has a shiny new hat, comprised of an array of new sensors.The poster of the spy shot is none other than MacCallister Higgins, co-founder of the self-driving taxi startup, Voyag..

    Apple’s Self-Driving Lexus May Have Been Spotted with New Hardware

    Apple has been working on developing autonomous systems for self-driving cars. Hidden behind iron-clad walls, Apple's projects aren't usually this public (except for that time when the company lost an iPhone 4 prototype), so limited news on something meant to be much bigger isn't all that uncommon. But now, someone seems to have come across Apple's latest iteration of their self-driving car hardware out in the wild.As a part of what it calls Project Titan, Apple has been working to develop the underlying tech for self-driving cars, sending a fleet of Lexus RX 450h SUVs on adventures across Silicon Valley. Most recently, the Lexus seems to have been spotted looking like it just got a haircut and a shave, and lost a few pounds since the last time we saw it on the road. Now the shiny white SUV has a shiny new hat, comprised of an array of new sensors.The poster of the spy shot is none other than MacCallister Higgins, co-founder of the self-driving taxi startup, Voyag..
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  • There is no stopping for Huawei. The Chinese smartphone maker, which drew comparisons to Apple's iPhone X as it unveiled the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro, could soon surpass Apple to become the third largest smartphone shipper in the world, an analyst at IDC estimated.In an interview with CNBC, Francisco Jeronimo, research director for European mobile devices at IDC, said Huawei was already the biggest challenger to Apple and Samsung. "They will probably overtake Apple in the smartphone business, either this year or next year," he said.In the quarter that ended in June, Huawei assumed 11.3 percent of the market share, shipping 38.5 million handsets, according to IDC. In comparison, Apple shipped 41 million iPhone units and had a 12 percent of the market during the same period, the research marketing firm said.What is working out for Huawei, Jeronimo said, is that the Chinese giant is managing to sell a ton of handsets as well as innovate on features to add more value t..

    Huawei Could Soon Surpass Apple in the Smartphone Market, IDC Analyst Says

    There is no stopping for Huawei. The Chinese smartphone maker, which drew comparisons to Apple's iPhone X as it unveiled the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro, could soon surpass Apple to become the third largest smartphone shipper in the world, an analyst at IDC estimated.In an interview with CNBC, Francisco Jeronimo, research director for European mobile devices at IDC, said Huawei was already the biggest challenger to Apple and Samsung. "They will probably overtake Apple in the smartphone business, either this year or next year," he said.In the quarter that ended in June, Huawei assumed 11.3 percent of the market share, shipping 38.5 million handsets, according to IDC. In comparison, Apple shipped 41 million iPhone units and had a 12 percent of the market during the same period, the research marketing firm said.What is working out for Huawei, Jeronimo said, is that the Chinese giant is managing to sell a ton of handsets as well as innovate on features to add more value t..
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  • After a US Senator wrote to Apple CEO Tim Cook, conveying concerns on users' security with Face ID biometric security in iPhone X, Apple has responded to him, detailing Face ID's built-in security features.In September, Senator Al Franken (Democrat-Minnesota) had asked several questions related to Apple's implementation of the Face ID technology. Franken had asked Cook to reply to his concerns by October 13.According to a report in Appleinsider on Tuesday, Apple Vice President for Public Policy Cynthia Hogan has clarified Franken's concerns in a letter."Face ID confirms the presence of an attentive face (via gaze detection), projects and reads a depth map of a user's face and sends that information to the Secure Enclave for processing. Face ID data, which includes a mathematical representation of a user's face, is encrypted and never leaves the device," Hogan wrote."Data sent to the Secure Enclave is not sent to Apple or included in device backups. Fur..

    Apple Responds to Face ID Privacy Concerns Voiced by US Senator

    After a US Senator wrote to Apple CEO Tim Cook, conveying concerns on users' security with Face ID biometric security in iPhone X, Apple has responded to him, detailing Face ID's built-in security features.In September, Senator Al Franken (Democrat-Minnesota) had asked several questions related to Apple's implementation of the Face ID technology. Franken had asked Cook to reply to his concerns by October 13.According to a report in Appleinsider on Tuesday, Apple Vice President for Public Policy Cynthia Hogan has clarified Franken's concerns in a letter."Face ID confirms the presence of an attentive face (via gaze detection), projects and reads a depth map of a user's face and sends that information to the Secure Enclave for processing. Face ID data, which includes a mathematical representation of a user's face, is encrypted and never leaves the device," Hogan wrote."Data sent to the Secure Enclave is not sent to Apple or included in device backups. Fur..
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  • China's Huawei has unveiled a new line of smartphones that match or even improve on key features offered by Apple or Samsung while undercutting their rivals on price.Huawei aims to distinguish itself through technological advances that will put it on a level playing field with the most coveted premium-priced devices, helping to boost profitability that has been undermined by heavy discounting in the chase for market share.Monday's product launch in Munich introduced Huawei's new Mate 10 series, touting high-end cameras, screens and batteries but at prices 15-30 percent below more or less comparable Apple and Samsung smartphones.Huawei was the world’s No.3 smartphone maker by shipments last year, temporarily overtaking Apple as No.2 in June as consumers awaited the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X line-up, data from Counterpoint Research shows.With Apple's latest models now on the market, Huawei has weighed in with the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, featuring, respectively, 5..

    Huawei Aims to Challenge Apple, Samsung on Tech and Price With Mate 10 Series

    China's Huawei has unveiled a new line of smartphones that match or even improve on key features offered by Apple or Samsung while undercutting their rivals on price.Huawei aims to distinguish itself through technological advances that will put it on a level playing field with the most coveted premium-priced devices, helping to boost profitability that has been undermined by heavy discounting in the chase for market share.Monday's product launch in Munich introduced Huawei's new Mate 10 series, touting high-end cameras, screens and batteries but at prices 15-30 percent below more or less comparable Apple and Samsung smartphones.Huawei was the world’s No.3 smartphone maker by shipments last year, temporarily overtaking Apple as No.2 in June as consumers awaited the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X line-up, data from Counterpoint Research shows.With Apple's latest models now on the market, Huawei has weighed in with the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, featuring, respectively, 5..
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  • Shares of Apple Inc. skyrocketed on Monday after the tech giant's rating was upgraded at KeyBanc Capital, which said the smartphone maker's profits will be bolstered by the expensive iPhone models. Analyst Andy Hargreaves upgraded his rating on Apple to overweight or buy, after being at sector weight for the last four-and-a-half months. The expert set a base-case price target of $187, which is 19 percent above the closing price of $156.99 per share on Friday. He also predicts that the company will post better-than-anticipated earnings in the following year. The analyst sees Apple's FY2018 iPhone selling price and gross profit margin will be at 760 and 39.5 percent respectively. This is against the average forecast of $725 and 38.6 percent by Wall Street, seperately. Due to the raised outlook, he estimates earnings for fiscal year 2018 to come in at $11.68 per share, compared to the prior estimate of $11.07 and against Wall Street's consensus of $11.03. Previously..

    Prime News: Apple Shares Surge on KeyBanc Rating Upgrade

    Shares of Apple Inc. skyrocketed on Monday after the tech giant's rating was upgraded at KeyBanc Capital, which said the smartphone maker's profits will be bolstered by the expensive iPhone models. Analyst Andy Hargreaves upgraded his rating on Apple to overweight or buy, after being at sector weight for the last four-and-a-half months. The expert set a base-case price target of $187, which is 19 percent above the closing price of $156.99 per share on Friday. He also predicts that the company will post better-than-anticipated earnings in the following year. The analyst sees Apple's FY2018 iPhone selling price and gross profit margin will be at 760 and 39.5 percent respectively. This is against the average forecast of $725 and 38.6 percent by Wall Street, seperately. Due to the raised outlook, he estimates earnings for fiscal year 2018 to come in at $11.68 per share, compared to the prior estimate of $11.07 and against Wall Street's consensus of $11.03. Previously..
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  • A newly discovered flaw in the widely used Wi-Fi encryption protocol – WPA2 – could leave millions of users vulnerable to attacks, prompting warnings Monday from the US government and security researchers worldwide.The US government's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) issued a security bulletin saying the flaw can open the door to hackers seeking to eavesdrop on or hijack devices using wireless networks."Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system," said CERT, which is part of the US Department of Homeland Security.Wi-Fi Devices Vulnerable to KRACK Attacks: Your 10-Point CheatsheetThe agency's warning came on the heels of research by computer scientists at the Belgian university KU Leuven, who dubbed the flaw KRACK, for Key Reinstallation Attack. The KRACK attacks target Wi-Fi clients using the WPA2 protocol, and affected operating systems include Linux and Android, with version 6.0 and above said to be especia..

    WPA2 Wi-Fi Vulnerability to KRACK Attacks Already Patched by Microsoft, Apple; Google Working on Fix 

    A newly discovered flaw in the widely used Wi-Fi encryption protocol – WPA2 – could leave millions of users vulnerable to attacks, prompting warnings Monday from the US government and security researchers worldwide.The US government's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) issued a security bulletin saying the flaw can open the door to hackers seeking to eavesdrop on or hijack devices using wireless networks."Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system," said CERT, which is part of the US Department of Homeland Security.Wi-Fi Devices Vulnerable to KRACK Attacks: Your 10-Point CheatsheetThe agency's warning came on the heels of research by computer scientists at the Belgian university KU Leuven, who dubbed the flaw KRACK, for Key Reinstallation Attack. The KRACK attacks target Wi-Fi clients using the WPA2 protocol, and affected operating systems include Linux and Android, with version 6.0 and above said to be especia..
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  • Apple is reportedly working with LG Display, a display solutions arm of LG, on a foldable iPhone. A report out of South Korea claims that LG Display has created a task force to develop a foldable OLED screen for an iPhone model likely to be launched in 2020. The report adds LG Innotek is also working on developing flexible printed circuit board or RFPCB for the foldable iPhones.The report by The Investor, citing industry sources, claims that the panel production will start from 2020. That may mean Apple could postpone its iPhone launch that year. However, the report adds that foldable display panel production for iPhones may start by early 2019.Samsung, however, seems to have an edge over Apple when it comes to foldable smartphones . The rumoured Galaxy X featuring foldable display is said to launch next year. The company currently is supplying first batch of foldable panels to some Chinese handset makers as well as to its parent company.The report adds that LG has been working on i..

    Apple Reportedly Working With LG Display on a Foldable iPhone for 2020

    Apple is reportedly working with LG Display, a display solutions arm of LG, on a foldable iPhone. A report out of South Korea claims that LG Display has created a task force to develop a foldable OLED screen for an iPhone model likely to be launched in 2020. The report adds LG Innotek is also working on developing flexible printed circuit board or RFPCB for the foldable iPhones.The report by The Investor, citing industry sources, claims that the panel production will start from 2020. That may mean Apple could postpone its iPhone launch that year. However, the report adds that foldable display panel production for iPhones may start by early 2019.Samsung, however, seems to have an edge over Apple when it comes to foldable smartphones . The rumoured Galaxy X featuring foldable display is said to launch next year. The company currently is supplying first batch of foldable panels to some Chinese handset makers as well as to its parent company.The report adds that LG has been working on i..
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