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Last feed update: Wednesday April 25th, 2018 08:49:16 PM

Intel may be able to grab the Lion's Share of Apple's iPhone modem Business in 2018 if Chip Yields can improve

Thursday April 26th, 2018 02:41:26 AM Jack Purcher

Two rumors broke out in Q4 2017 regarding possible modem suppliers for future iPhones. The two companies in the running appeared to be Intel and MediaTeK. Tonight we're learning that Intel my be able to grab the lion's share of Apple's modem business for 2018 if all goes according to plan.

Apple's CEO met with President Trump, U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer and Larry Kudlow over Trade Issues

Wednesday April 25th, 2018 09:51:37 PM Jack Purcher

Early this morning Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's CEO Attended the State Dinner at the White House last night and will meet privately with the President this Afternoon." Now that the meeting is over, we're learning that President Donald Trump and two top aides talked about trade issues with Cook

China's Smartphone Market Shrank 8% in Q1 2018 While Apple's iPhone Sales beat the Trend Spectacularly

Wednesday April 25th, 2018 02:56:11 PM Jack Purcher

In a new report published today, it was revealed that Chinese smartphone shipments slowed in Q1 2018 with YoY decline of 8% and sequential decline of 21%. The top five brands captured a record 82% of the market with other OEMs struggling to grow. While Xiaomi was the fastest growing brand with 51% YoY growth, Apple clocked in at ...

Apple Supplier STMicroelectronics brushes off Investor Anxiety over iPhone X, expects a Strong Second Half

Wednesday April 25th, 2018 02:00:17 PM Jack Purcher

STMicroelectronics on Wednesday delivered an upbeat assessment on second-half demand for its smartphones-focused products, brushing off investor anxiety over the soft takeoff of Apple’s iPhone X.

Apple's Adoption of the Qi for their Wireless Charging Solution spurs on Competition

Wednesday April 25th, 2018 01:26:08 PM Jack Purcher

Today a new supply chain report stated that the competition among wireless charging standards did not come to an end when Apple decided to choose Qi of the WPC (Wireless Power Consortium) for iPhone X and iPhone 8 devices in 2017. Instead, the move has pushed the member companies in the AFA (AirFuel Alliance) to exert efforts to develop magnetic resonance (MR) and other RF wireless charging solutions ..

The Supreme Court Upheld the Legality of the Patent Review Process that will benefit Tech Companies like Apple

Wednesday April 25th, 2018 12:15:24 PM Jack Purcher

In June 2016 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Supreme Court Upholds Patent Rules that Assist Tech Companies like Apple Fight Patent Trolls," followed by a report in December 2016 titled "The Patent Case of the Decade Could End Most Patent Troll Litigation in Eastern Texas Courts against Apple & others." It was reported yesterday that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the legality of the patent review process. At the end of our report you could review the court's full decision.

Apple's CEO Attended the State Dinner at the White House last night and will meet privately with the President this Afternoon

Wednesday April 25th, 2018 11:28:07 AM Jack Purcher

Apple's CEO Tim Cook and VP of environment and government affairs attended President Trump's first State Dinner in honor of France's President Emmanuel Macron last night and today will meet with Trump privately ...

Samsung wins Patent for a Magic Trackpad-Like Device with Samsung Pen functionality

Tuesday April 24th, 2018 10:56:49 PM Jack Purcher

Samsung was granted a utility patent earlier this month for a device that mirrors Apple's Magic Trackpad yet with added Samsung Pen support for drawing, writing and ...

Apple Palo Alto Store will be closing in May for Renovations

Tuesday April 24th, 2018 02:36:15 PM Jack Purcher

Apple will be refurbishing their famous Palo Alto Store. The store will be closed to the public starting in May. Steve Jobs originally ...

Apple is Teaching India's 'Kid Coders' to become Winners on the App Store while Xiaomi overtakes Samsung as the leader in India

Tuesday April 24th, 2018 12:47:41 PM Jack Purcher

Apple's accelerator initiative, which Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook announced in a high-profile India visit in 2016, invites select developers every week for tutoring and modules on fast-track app development. One such developer is a young lad that has scored success on the App Store. Our report covers that story and reports that China's Xiaomi just overtook Samsung in India.

Apple Granted 52 Patents Today Covering an Advanced Apple Store Fixture, Apple Watch Clasps, Complex Earbuds & more

Tuesday April 24th, 2018 11:43:33 AM Jack Purcher

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 52 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover an Apple Watch display table for Apple Stores that have a lot of smarts. We also cover a granted patent that goes deep covering 10 earbud assemblies for music to watching movies. Apple was also granted a patent for their magnetics based ...

Apple Negotiating with Samsung on Reducing OLED Pricing

Tuesday April 24th, 2018 09:25:02 AM Jack Purcher

With Samsung's exclusive contract for OLEDs coming to end this year, Apple is now reportedly negotiating with Samsung Display for a reduction of the price of OLED panels ...

Apple Hires Ex-Samsung, Ex-Microsoft VP Experienced in Retail to be General Manager of Apple Korea

Tuesday April 24th, 2018 08:49:09 AM Jack Purcher

In November South Korean authorities raided Apple's offices prior to the launch of iPhone X in that country. Earlier this month we reported that Apple could face sanctions from Korea's watchdog for dumping iPhone ad costs on local telecom operators. Suffice to say Apple has had some problems in Korea of late and with Apple opening their first flagship store in January, they've now hired a new General Manager for Korea this month

Apple Supplier AMS who had their Stock Rocket in January on a Positive Forecast now Backtracks and Points at Apple

Monday April 23rd, 2018 06:42:45 PM Jack Purcher

At the end of January Apple supplier AMS shares took an incredible leap with the company raising its growth outlook. The outlook was so positive that the company's shares rose 26% in a single day. The company makes sensors for iPhone X. How does a company pound the table and sings songs of victory for the company only to reveal 90 days later that they're going to experience a major downturn due to a major customer of theirs.

Apple's Elite Engineers in the UK are visiting Schools to Inspire Students to take up Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Monday April 23rd, 2018 05:32:12 PM Jack Purcher

Apple's CEO delivered a passionate Keynote on March 27th in Chicago during a special education focused event aimed at students and teachers alike. Today we're learning that Apple's elite engineers participated in a UK program to encourage students to take up the sciences and mathematics and dream of being engineers

The European Commission will decide on the proposed acquisition of Shazam by Apple in early September

Monday April 23rd, 2018 04:51:58 PM Jack Purcher

In early February Patently Apple posted a report titled "Europe's Antitrust Commission says that Apple's acquisition of Shazam may have an Adverse Effect on European Competition." The decision from the EU was expected today but the European Commission sent out a press release stating that they'll be opening an In-Depth investigation and make their official decision by early September.

Analyst Report gets ahead of Apple's May 1st Financial Conference Call Predicting iPhone Sales Mix and more

Monday April 23rd, 2018 04:05:15 PM Jack Purcher

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, LLC (CIRP), today released analysis of the results from its research on Apple, Inc. for the fiscal quarter that ended March 31, 2018. The report provides their prediction on how iPhone sales broke down

USA Today Offers a Free AR Rocket Launch App for iOS Devices to help you Experience Live Launches from Florida

Monday April 23rd, 2018 02:50:05 PM Jack Purcher

USA TODAY delivers a one-of-a-kind Augmented Reality rocket launch experience, with their space experts from Florida as your guides. During a live launch, watch an AR hologram rocket lift off from any flat surface, mirroring the actual rocket mission in real-time.

Samsung Wins Patent for a 3D Hybrid Visual Communication App to take on Skype, Google Hangout and FaceTime

Monday April 23rd, 2018 01:39:48 PM Jack Purcher

When Samsung introduced the AR Emoji feature on their new Galaxy S9, fair minded techies knew this was Samsung trying to copy Apple's iPhone X feature called Animoji. Samsung's feature is currently based on 2D imagery while iPhone X uses the advanced TrueDepth camera system that is able to capture 3D facial recognition for Animoji and Face ID. Yet in the bigger picture, AR Emoji from Samsung may have been just a starting point that could lead to a 3D avatar communications app to take on FaceTime, Skype and others.

TSMC likely to Score Record Profits for 2018 due to Apple's Lucrative Orders for 7nm A12 Processors

Monday April 23rd, 2018 11:26:11 AM Jack Purcher

Last week while the blogosphere and Wall Street overreacted to TSMC slightly revising their annual forecast, Patently Apple dismissed the hysteria and focused on Apple's next iPhone using TSMC's next-gen 7nm processor in a report titled "TSMC Reveals that Smartphones with 7nm Processors on Track for Q4 2018 could bring up to 40% Power Reduction." Today supply chain sources focused on the positives of TSMC's coming processors while point to ....

In case you didn't know, Amazon has the most Impact on Society and why is Apparently Irrelevant

Sunday April 22nd, 2018 04:59:44 PM Jack Purcher

A new SurveyMonkey poll ranks Amazon as the #1 company for having the most impact on society today. Why is apparently irrelevant.

The Fix is in, the Korean Court accepts Samsung’s request to Block Disclosure of Workplace Assessment Reports

Sunday April 22nd, 2018 02:08:10 PM Jack Purcher

Back in 2014 Patently Apple posted a report titled "The BBC Report about Apple is motivated by Politics and Unions." It was a hit job on Apple on an epic scale bringing Ralf Nader and the BBC's Richard Bilton whose disdain for Apple was evident in the documentary titled 'Broken Promises.' While the press had a field day with Apple, they seem to be turning a blind eye to what Samsung is getting away with in terms of deadly chemicals in their plants.

Samsung wins a Patent for a Virtual Dog Leash that's wirelessly in sync with a Physical Smart Collar

Saturday April 21st, 2018 05:49:17 PM Jack Purcher

This week Samsung was granted a U.S. patent for a "Virtual Leash" system that includes a smart collar. Pet owners will be able to control how far their dog could run while on a walk by using their Galaxy smartphone in wireless communication with the smart dog collar. With so many dog lovers in the world, could this be a killer application for a future Galaxy smartphone? Only time will tell. Yet the thing with this idea is that it's likely to be used far beyond it's original intent.

Apple Celebrates Earth Day with Ziggy Marley Performance

Saturday April 21st, 2018 03:14:41 PM Jack Purcher

Apple's CEO Tim Cook introduced Ziggy Marley yesterday at a special event and our report has jumbo photos and brief video of a tune by Marley

Euro Patent from Apple reveals Tubular Glass iPhone

Saturday April 21st, 2018 01:41:38 PM Jack Purcher

Apple has been working on an all-glass iPhone for close to seven years, with their first patent coming to light in 2011. Patently Apple covered another one that even covered a glass encased iMac or TV since at least 2013. Today, an Apple patent filing discovered in Europe shows Apple working on a tubular glass iPhone and more

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