• Report: Apple to cut iPhone prices further, make big acquisition for streaming service

    9 days ago - By Phone Arena

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    In an attempt to boost the iPhone's popularity in China, Apple recently implemented a number of price cuts. But in a report published earlier today, Wedbush Securities has claimed that this is only the beginning.
    As things stand, the firm in question believes Apple faces a “code red” situation in China. Contrary to what the market reaction may lead many to believe, though, it's not down to lost iPhone revenue. Instead, Wedbush attributes it to Apple's current risk of losing existing customers in China.
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  • Analyst suggests further iPhone price cuts to come, and major acquisition for video service

    Analyst suggests further iPhone price cuts to come, and major acquisition for video service

    9 days ago - By 9to5Mac

    We've seen some pretty significant iPhone price cuts in both China and Japan, and at least one analyst believes there is more to come.
    A report in November that said Apple was planning to cut the price of the iPhone XR in Japan was quickly confirmed, with a roughly $100 discount introduced later that month...
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  • IPhone Chipmaker Dialog Reports Low Sales Projection for Fourth Quarter

    IPhone Chipmaker Dialog Reports Low Sales Projection for Fourth Quarter

    9 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Apple supplier Dialog Semiconductor reported on Monday that its projected sales for the fourth quarter of 2018 would be at the low end of its original target .
    The German chipmaker, whose partnership with Apple makes up around 75 percent of its revenue, said its preliminary revenue for Q4 2018 was approximately $431 million. That figure only just falls into the guidance range of $430 million to $470 million the company reported in October.
    The news comes just two weeks after Apple lowered its own revenue guidance by up to $9 billion for the first quarter of its 2019 fiscal year.
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  • As iPhone sales drop, Apple reportedly asks suppliers to cut their component prices

    As iPhone sales drop, Apple reportedly asks suppliers to cut their component prices

    9 days ago - By Phone Arena

    As if we needed more confirmation that iPhone sales aren't doing as well as analysts expected, an index of 19 Apple suppliers tracked by Nikkei, is showing a revenue slump for the first time since 2016.
    The Taiwanese company Catcher that makes the metal frames for the iPhone X, had a disastrous 28% decrease in December revenue and the iPhone camera lens maker Largan Precision managed to beat it with 33.86% drop in sales then.
    The revenue of Apple's chief assembler - Foxconn - fell 8.27% in December from the same period last year, too, which the company ...
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