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14 May 2018
27 Apr 2018
Tim Cook and his MacBook team are facing a class-action lawsuit over the keyboard of the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro machines. The "butterfly" keyboards offer a much lower profile (allowing for a thinner bottom case on the MacOS-powered laptops), with a lighter feel to the keyboard at the expense of less travel in the keyboard action.
26 Apr 2018
Apple is expecting Intel to supply 70% of the modem chips inside the new iPhone models, which will debut this fall, and-if all goes well-plans to rely on the company for 100% of the modems in next year's iPhones, a source with knowledge of Apple's plans says.
Qualcomm accumulated a $125m legal bill in the three months to March and the chipmaker warned its costs would rise further in the coming months, as it prepares for a number of courtroom battles against Apple and US regulators.
The Financial Times
25 Apr 2018
Apple could make a major change to the way it names successive iPhone generations this year, Guggenheim analyst Robert Cihra suggests, tipping Apple to take the opportunity to simplify what the iPhones are called when the new models launch this fall.
24 Apr 2018
Shares of Apple dropped nearly 2% on Tuesday as investors worries intensified about soft demand for iPhones after a warning from a company that supplies components for smartphones.
Chipmaker AMS reported first-quarter sales toward the lower end of its guidance range on Monday and warned of a downturn owing to weaker orders from one of its main customers.
Dialog Semiconductor expects Apple, its top customer, to use its chips for a significant proportion of its devices in 2019 and 2020, Chief Executive Jalal Bagherli told a German newspaper.