Apple has debunked rumours that their cheapest iPhone model is not selling well. In a slew of recent reports, many news websites had claimed that Apple is reducing production of the iPhone XR. The reason given was because it is not meeting the estimated sales expectations from the company. But in a recent report, an Apple executive was quoted to have said that the iPhone XR is their best selling phone yet.What Led To This Belief?
Apple’s announcement that they will not be disclosing their unit sales data to their investors also added to the rumours. Even though the company is not providing their exact sales figures, they do occasionally disclose which of their models [...]
Amazon has officially announced that it will be selling more Apple products on its website. This will be done when the holiday season starts. The move reflects on how important e-commerce platforms like Amazon are becoming, even for brands such as Apple.
Earlier, Amazon only sold limited items from Apple’s inventory such as Mac computers and Beats headphones. Since Apple offers direct competition to the e-commerce giant with some consumer products, the companies always has their differences. Some issues also rose over Apple not adopting Amazon apps into its devices, which saw its resolution later. Now, the e-commerce giant will sell the latest iPhones, iPads and [...]
Apple has recently told its smartphone assemblers, Foxconn and Pegatron to halt the additional production lines for the iPhone XR. The company also asked Wistron, a smaller iPhone assembler to halt the production line for the relatively cost-effective iPhone XR. This points to Apple’s disappointing demand for the new iPhone.Declining iPhone XR Sales
Apple had its iPhone manufacturers setup dedicated production lines to meet the demands. But the company did not receive any extra orders for the iPhone XR this season. The report added few more figures, citing supply chain sources. This means that Foxconn would produce around 100,000 fewer units daily to reflect the new [...]
Amazon is fast becoming the country most popular market place, however it is also losing money fast. The company suffered a loss of Rs. 6,287 crore for the FY 2017-2018 from Rs. 4,831 crore compared to last year. The venue for Amazon in India however, grew 54% to Rs. 5,018 crore from Rs. 3,257 crore.
According to Amazon the increase in the losses was due to improvements in the Amazon India infrastructure. The company spent big this year to increase its fulfilment centres and improve technology which includes the launch of the GST equipped Business Amazon. The company also increased its total spending to Rs. 11,305 crore compared to Rs. 8,087 crore done by the e-commerce [...]
Xiaomi tops the list in India in terms of smartphone and now, smart TV sales. The company had humble beginnings as a smartphone brand and has now branched out to various other aspects. In its conquest to establish itself as a full-fledged home brand, Xiaomi has made sure to slowly increase the presence of offline stores in India. The latest Mi Home experience centre in Bangalore, is the largest store that the company has in India. The move speaks volumes about the roadmap Xiaomi has planned for the country.The Mi Experience
The store covers an area of over 6000 sq.ft, spread over two floors. It hosts a variety of Xiaomi products, some which are exclusive to the Indian [...]
Apple and Qualcomm are at it again. Apple recently had accused Qualcomm of unfair patent licensing practices and Qualcomm has in turn accused Apple of patent infringement. Qualcomm revealed the amount of unpaid royalties by Apple in a hearing. The hearing was of one of the cases in a Federal court in San Diego. Apple however, have disputes about the amount. At this moment, the companies are involved in about 100 legal proceedings around the world. Qualcomm wishes 56 patents to be dropped and wants to follow the licensing dispute between the two companies instead. According to Qualcomm, Apple has $7 billion in unpaid chip royalty payments.Apple’s Reply
Apple has, [...]
The Xiaomi Corporation was founded 8 years ago in China, by Lei Jun and seven other partners. In 2011, Xiaomi officially launched the Xiaomi Mi 1 smartphone with MIUI firmware based on Android. In 2012, the company launched their second smartphone, Xiaomi Mi 2 which the company claims sold over 10 million units within 11 months of its launch. The company since then has seen tremendous growth and in the last year crossed the 17 billion USD sales mark.Expansion Outside China
Xiaomi announced their expansion outside China in 2014 and that is when the company launched their first smartphone in India. The smartphone was called the Mi 3 which due to its impressive specs and low [...]
A few weeks back, Blooomberg had reported that Chinese spies had compromised more than 30 US companies. This was apparently done by planting malicious chips into their servers while they were being manufactured in China. Through this chip, hackers where then able to create a backdoor into any networks running on the said server. The list of companies also includes tech giant Apple which has denied all the claims made by the report. Furthermore, Apple CEO Tim Cook had now asked Bloomberg to take down the report.
The incident took place back in 2015, and according to the report, Apple had discovered the said ‘breach’. The report also states that Apple had cut ties [...]
Many smartphone manufacturers like Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo and OnePlus have already set up their manufacturing processes in India. Manufacturers are increasingly preferring India as a manufacturing hub over China because of the advantages in terms of labour and government’s favourability. Huawei, the $150 billion Chinese giant, has said to a news website that they intend to begin manufacturing phones in India as early as next year. They have already set up plans to open 1000 storefronts all across the country to gauge the market.Huawei’s Make In India
The company’s VP has informed that they look at India strategically. They now intend to grow their [...]
Telecommunications Research Institute of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently released a report on the domestic phone shipments in China and it does not look too good for the smartphone market. In the period from January-September 2018, the domestic mobile phone market shipped 305 million units, down 17% year on year. September 2018 saw 91 new model launches, down 26.0% year-on-year and 65.5% quarter-on-quarter. 18 models of 2G phones, 1 model of 3G phones and 72 models of 4G mobile phones saw their release in that month.
Reports also stated that in the period of January to September 2018, 2G mobile phone shipments were 16.762 million units, down 19.7% [...]
For super secretive Apple, buying a startup is not something new. According to recent reports by a news website, Apple bought image processing software company Spektral for $30 Million. Apparently, they did not disclose the purchase which was made last year. The company is developing a software that can digitally separate a subject from it’s background.
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Apple had introduced ‘Portrait Lighting’ last year which separates a subject and makes the background dark. There seems to be a correlation between the two but we are not entirely sure what they have planned for the [...]
Xiaomi has started manufacturing its Mi LED TVs in India. The smartphone giant inaugurated its first TV manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh today. It will do so in partnership with Dixon Technologies. The campus is located in Tirupati and spread over an area of 32 acres.