During his visit to China, Tim Cook called the country the second most important market for Apple. The company’s strategy in Asia has been Greater China, including Taiwan and Hong Kong, where revenue grew 60% in the holiday quarter to $7.3 billion. These are great numbers, but what about India,
During his State of the Union address, President Obama reaffirmed a point that could impact the way we buy Apple products while simultaneously reinvigorating the American manufacturing industry and launching us into the beginning of the end for U.S. companies’ outsourcing. (At least the President would humbly like to believe
Apple is struggling to resolve the same issues that consistently persist in its supply chain, especially in China: Child labor, forced excessive worker hours and poor safety conditions. Apple’s latest Supplier Responsibility 2013 Report details the company’s findings and underlines the company’s underage labor policy, as it terminated a partnership
Additional reports have surfaced about the next entry-level iPhone’s outer shell, reinforcing earlier reports claiming it could be made of plastic. This time, Digitimes cites anonymous sources in Apple’s supply chain who allege that the lower-cost iPhone chassis supplier will be a US-based electronic manufacturing service (EMS) provider. The Taiwanese
The Internet was abuzz when Apple executive Phil Schiller denied in an interview published by the Shanghai Evening News that “cheap smartphones” would not become Apple’s legacy. The comments were apparently made during an interview in China, where the company is preparing to strengthen its presence. Now, it seems, those
In recent days, many websites–this one included–have reported rumors of a possible “low-budget” iPhone, a move certain to startle those attracted to the exclusive nature of Apple products, which can be cost-prohibitive to those who don’t truly want them. Enter Phil Schiller, an Apple executive who handles global marketing, and
J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz believes Apple’s plans to launch two new iPhones — the iPhone 5 and updated entry-level iPhone — in October will “likely drive quarterly shipments for the device higher.” Moskowitz’s research revealed that the iPhone 5 will feature world phone (GSM and CDMA) capabilities to target
Apple’s COO (Chief Operating Officer) was spotted at China Mobile’s headquarters. The significance? According to MIC Gadget, he’s most likely there discussing with the company’s executives about a possible deal. Currently, iPhones are only available in China for customers of China Unicom, a carrier with had 179.34 million customers as
According to a new job listing for an iPhone Software Engineer, Apple is looking to remake the iPhone's Maps application. The listing is unusually specific, asking for someone to help them take the built-in app to "the next level". The new initiative may be related to Apple's anticipated switch from powering the Maps app with Google Maps to using Placebase, a recently acquired company noted for differentiating themselves from Google Maps with the PushPin API.
A new patent application from Apple has been published by the US Patent and Trademark Office showing that they are considering linking the functionality between the Maps and Calendar apps on the iPhone. The technology would let users view an address associated with a calendar event in the Maps app.