Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Weak Demand Causes Apple to Slash iPhone X Production 50%

Apple’s iPhone X production cut was prompted by slower-than-expected sales in the holiday shopping season in Europe US and China reports Nikkei Weak Demand Causes Apple to Slash iPhone X Production 50%
Lori Graves | 30 January, 2018, 01:32

Last week we learned that the iPhone X could have a surprisingly short shelf life, with analysts predicting that Apple will replace the phone entirely towards the end of this year, rather than continuing to manufacture and sell units at a lower cost when the new iPhone line-up hits shelves.

Usually reliable leaker of all things Apple, Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new report, obtained by MacRumors that casts some serious doubt over an iPhone SE 2 launching later this year.

There is no mention of the where that information is coming from, only that Apple had original meant to sell more than 40 million iPhone X devices in the first quarter.

Worse yet, lackluster sales could delay Apple's plans to bring OLED screens to future handsets.

What's even more interesting, however, is that Kuo has reason to believe that the refreshed iPhone X range will feature a new two-cell, L-shaped battery configuration - something that could see the total capacity increased by as much as 25 percent on the standard model. It will start slowing production soon.

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping down, reports say
News reported he had enough accumulated leave to step down earlier, while CBS News reported he was forced out. A number of senior officials have exited posts in recent weeks amid allegations of bias at the organization.

5 storylines to follow for Patriots-Eagles in Super Bowl LII
Oddsmakers aren't expecting this year's Super Bowl to be as close as that one as the Patriots have opened as a 5.5 point favorite. Fail to convert, and the upstart Jaguars would have good field position, and the chance to wrap up a trip to Super Bowl LII.

$530 million lost due to hacking at Japan cryptocurrency exchange
In the annals of cryptocurrency exchange platform hacks , the Coincheck incident is now the biggest hack ever, surpassing the Mt. The price of the cryptocurrency was up more than 30% over the last twenty-four hours, trading at $1.11 a coin at last check.

The company's latest phone was released to the market in November for $999.

When Apple launched the iPhone SE in 2016, it was notable for including the same processor as the iPhone 6S, contactless payments through Apple Pay and a better rear camera in the same design of the iPhone 5S. The iPhone X may have been the best-selling smartphone of the Christmas quarter, but sales momentum was apparently lost after that. However, he expects the devices to sell well, particularly the less expensive 6.1-inch iPhone.

Coming to the design aesthetics of the new iPhone, it might be a almost full screen design similar to the iPhone X from a year ago with no home button and a notch for TrueDepth sensors.

Apple will be holding their financial conference call this Thursday and until then are under a legally required "quite period" at this time.

Recommended

  • Fitness App Strava Published 'Heat Map' Details About Secret Military Bases

    Fitness App Strava Published 'Heat Map' Details About Secret Military Bases

    The app details American bases in Syria and Iraq, a French facility in Niger and a UK RAF military site located in the Falklands. According to an article in The Daily Beast , the fitness-tracker app exposes security flaw at Taiwan's missile command centre.
    Boring Company Flamethrower Available To Order

    Boring Company Flamethrower Available To Order

    Elon Musk also sent out a more recent Tweet about his "little friend", with an Instagram link to a picture of the gun. "After [we sell] 50k [Boring Company] hats, we will start selling The Boring Company flamethrower", he tweeted .
    Trump denies he ordered sacking of Russia investigator

    Trump denies he ordered sacking of Russia investigator

    Mueller is now investigating any possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 USA election. Grassley also told CNN he would "consider" legislation that's being pushed by Democrats to protect Mueller from being ousted.
  • Saudi elites released after 'settlements of corruption'

    Saudi elites released after 'settlements of corruption'

    Middle East Eye, quoting undisclosed sources reports that Prince Talal was released from Hotel Ritz-Carlton and arrived home. His refrigerator was stocked with vegetarian meals as requested, and he had tennis shoes for exercise, Reuters reported.
    Two civilians killed, nine injured as army opens fire in Kashmir's Shopian

    Two civilians killed, nine injured as army opens fire in Kashmir's Shopian

    The police have registered a case against the Army unit concerned in connection with the incident. Former chief minister Omar Abdullah also expressed his anguish over the civilian deaths.
    Trump wants to withdraw funding for International Space Station

    Trump wants to withdraw funding for International Space Station

    The latter option requires freeing up funding, some of which could come from a United States withdrawal from the ISS . The worldwide space station sets the record (3,641 days) for the longest continuous human occupation of space.
  • Melania Trump 'flies back after dodging Donald'

    Melania Trump 'flies back after dodging Donald'

    Melania, never in love with the spotlight that comes with being the first lady, appears to have possibly gone to ground again. Trump would not make the trip to the summit, citing unspecified scheduling and logistical issues.
    Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies aged 91

    Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies aged 91

    Swedish tax filings from 2013 established his wealth at about $113 million, according to the Associated Press. Always looking to cut costs, Kamprad bought much of IKEA's furniture from then communist Poland in the 1960s.
    Mock Draft: Mayfield & Rudolph To Become Division Rivals

    Mock Draft: Mayfield & Rudolph To Become Division Rivals

    More than a year later, Matthews still recalls Mayfield's surgical performance. "We wanted to get an opportunity to meet him". The divorce rate is 50 percent. these guys got three months, at a shotgun rate, trying to figure out who their guy is.
  • Walmart to begin selling e-books, e-readers through Japanese partner

    Walmart to begin selling e-books, e-readers through Japanese partner

    It will kick off in the latter half of 2018, and will replace Walmart's existing online grocery delivery offering in Japan. Google has offered ebooks for years via its Play Store, but has never presented a real challenge to Amazon's crown.
    Lavrov, de Mistura discuss Syrian National Dialogue Congress

    Lavrov, de Mistura discuss Syrian National Dialogue Congress

    The boycott comes to the backdrop of escalating violence in northern Syria, where Turkey is attacking a Kurdish-held enclave. Eastern Ghouta has been under siege for four years with 393,000 people cut off from receiving humanitarian aid.
    Padmaavat Row: Fearing of goons, few schools remain close

    Padmaavat Row: Fearing of goons, few schools remain close

    The bus was carrying more than a dozen children from class nursery to class 12th and some teachers of GD Goenka School, and around 3 p.m. when it was attacked by a mob.

Lithuania's president congratulates Finland's president on re-election Lithuania's president congratulates Finland's president on re-election He is running as an independent with no association to the conservative National Coalition Party that he earlier chaired. Finland's president designs the blueprint for the country's foreign and security policy together with the government.

Aadhaar enabled government to eliminate middlemen: President Aadhaar enabled government to eliminate middlemen: President Kovind also said the "BHIM" application launched by the government is promoting digital transactions across the country. He said the work on providing power to 18,000 un-electrified villages has neared completion.

Polish President Pledges Review of Holocaust Law Polish President Pledges Review of Holocaust Law I strongly oppose it. "One can not change history and the Holocaust can not be denied", Netanyahu stated . Warsaw says the bill will not limit freedom to research or speak about the Holocaust.

Thunder shooting guard Andre Roberson will miss the rest of the season Thunder shooting guard Andre Roberson will miss the rest of the season The defensive specialist is averaging 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds for a Thunder team that has now won seven straight games. Cousins sustained his injury late in the loss to Houston, days after being named a starter for his third All-Star game.

See what the super blue blood moon will look like The forthcoming supermoon is the last in a trilogy that began on December 3 with the second visible on New Year's Day. Supermoons are those that occur when the moon is at its closest approach (perigee) on its orbit around the earth.

Pakistan to rescue two European climbers stranded on mountain Pakistan to rescue two European climbers stranded on mountain A crowdfunding campaign raised almost $140,000 to finance the rescue and support the wife and three children of Mackiewicz. Estimates of the number of people who have died trying to climb Nanga Parbat vary, but it is believed to be more than 60.

Four dead, gunman hospitalized in Pennsylvania shooting Four dead, gunman hospitalized in Pennsylvania shooting Originally, the circumstances surrounding the shooting were unknown and being investigated by local authorities. The shooting took place at 2:40 a.m., roughly 55 miles outside of Pittsburgh in the rural town of Melcroft.

Spurs leave it late to escape cup shock at Newport County Spurs leave it late to escape cup shock at Newport County The League Two side had led for most of the match. "If the replay is anything like the second half then I'm not relishing it". It was always going to hard in the second half but they've made me the proudest manager in the country today.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski back out on practice field Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski back out on practice field When asked about Gronkowski's status Wednesday, coach Bill Belichick would not detail the extent of his tight end's injury. He then re-signed with the Patriots, but only appeared in two games before being placed on season-ending injured reserve.

The European Central Bank expectedly kept the key interest rates unchanged The European Central Bank expectedly kept the key interest rates unchanged Inflation is also years away from rising back to the ECB's target of 2 percent, so Draghi can hardly afford any big currency swings.

How Dutch intelligence spied on the Russian hackers attacking the DNC How Dutch intelligence spied on the Russian hackers attacking the DNC After all, Cozy Bear's attacks on the State Department and the White House were actively fought as soon as they became apparent. Dutch newspapers are not the most reliable source, the spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian news agency TASS.

Apple Adding Battery Monitor, Performance Controls to iOS 11.3 Apple Adding Battery Monitor, Performance Controls to iOS 11.3 He said a routine bug-fix for the app was rejected by Apple in December, just before Apple acknowledged the battery-slowing issue. Apple may have been slow off the block, but looks like it wants to capture the entire market of its devices with Business Chat .

Who Is Ronald Gasser? Joe McKnight's Killer Found Guilty Of Manslaughter Who Is Ronald Gasser? Joe McKnight's Killer Found Guilty Of Manslaughter Prosecutors told jurors Friday that the evidence shows Gasser angrily pursued McKnight and shot him from inside his own auto . Shute acknowledged that McKnight had a hand on the open, passenger side window of Gasser's auto before he was shot.

Five things to watch for as Chelsea host Newcastle Five things to watch for as Chelsea host Newcastle To top all of that, the Premier League champions find themselves a huge 15 points away from the top spot in the Premier League. The Blues' schedule means Sunday's FA Cup fourth-round tie with Newcastle is their eighth of nine games in January.

Arsenal edge out Chelsea to meet City in Carabao Cup final Arsenal edge out Chelsea to meet City in Carabao Cup final My task is to try to do the best for this club, to try to improve my players for this club". "We tried to reach the final". Conte downplayed the severity of the Willian injury, saying: "I don't think we are talking about a serious injury".