Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei

Apple Inc has asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15%-30% of their production capacity from China to Southeast Asia as it prepares for a restructuring of its supply chain, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report on Wednesday.


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Apple Watch just got one step closer to ditching the iPhone

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When the first Apple Watch launched in 2015, it was inextricably linked to Apple’s iPhone. Much of the Apple Watch’s functionality depended on you also having an iOS device on hand, but over the years, that link began to sever as the company made the wearable more autonomous. The most obvious example of this was the addition of standalone cellular capabilities on Apple Watch Series 3, but another big move may be around the corner.

First noticed by VentureBeat’s Jeremy Horwitz, the latest beta release for watchOS 6 adds the ability to conduct over-the-air software updates from the Settings menu of an Apple Watch. If you happen to be on watchOS 6 beta 2, you can see for yourself by heading to Settings > General > Software Update.

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New Apple monitor stand costs as much as an iPhone

Apple made waves Monday with a computer monitor stand that costs as much as its latest iPhone. The $ 999 Pro Stand is designed to hold up Apple’s new $ 4,999 Pro Display XDR monitor, which works with the $ 5,999 Mac Pro. That is to say, Apple’s newest computer will cost at least $ 12,000 before boosting any…
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WWDC Preview: How Tim Cook Plans to Keep Apple Watch Healthy for Business and Consumers

Apple has been the top seller of wearable computing devices for the past few years, thanks to the popularity of its smartwatches and AirPod wireless earbuds. But with competitors like Fitbit, Samsung, and Garmin adding new features to their competing devices, Apple can’t afford to stand still.

The fifth generation update of the Apple Watch isn’t expected until the fall, but this week Apple holds its annual World Wide Developer Conference, known as WWDC, where it will debut the sixth generation of the software that runs on the watch. And, as it has done for the past few years, Apple will offer users some enticing new features, especially around health and wellness, analysts say.

“Health and fitness has to be the primary focus for the smart watch,” says Ramon Llamas, research director for mobile devices at IDC. “It’s the one feature that people can wrap their brains around and use on a regular basis.”

Last year, Apple added an ECG measuring feature and fall detection. According to leaks, this year will see the addition of an Apple app to help users organize and remember when to take their medications and another that will help women track their menstrual cycles. Third party developers have offered similar apps, but Apple will build in the capabilities for all users. Apple could also leverage the heart rate studies it has participated in by adding further hearth health detection features, Llamas says.

Some more significant new health features in development, like measuring blood pressure or glucose levels for diabetes patients, aren’t ready yet for 2019 but could be coming in a few more years, analysts say.

Another recent priority at Apple


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has been helping customers be less addicted to their smartphones. Adding more well-thought-out apps to the watch as a replacement for using the iPhone could further the “screen detox” effort, Creative Strategies analyst Carolina Milanesi says. “I have been using it as such since it came out, but it could be doing so much more if apps were developed with that in mind,” she says.

Apple itself doesn’t disclose sales of its wearable devices, but the company captured 27% of the wearable market last year, according to estimates from IDC. The category now goes beyond smartwatches and fitness trackers to include earpods and headphones that connect to digital assistants. Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi ranked second at 14%, and Fitbit, which once dominated the category, slipped to third place with 8%. Huawei and Samsung closed out the top five, as some top 2017 manufacturers, like Garmin


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and Fossil


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, which aren’t big in the headphone space, got pushed out of the rankings.

Still, the competition has been trying to match or exceed the Apple Watch’s capabilities, keeping the pressure on Apple.

Garmin’s vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch, which can connect to wireless networks on its own (without a linked smartphone), went on sale at the end of March, matching the cellular feature that Apple added two years ago. Garmin has also introduced a high-end line of luxury smartwatches starting at $ 1,500 under the MARQ brand name, designed perhaps to steal some of Apple’s more status-hungry watch wearers.

Fitbit has focused on beating some of Apple’s health and fitness features while offering much lower prices. The company’s Versa Lite watch costs just $ 160 versus $ 400 for the cheapest of Apple’s Series 4 watches. Fitbit


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also introduced a period and birth control tracking app a year ago and claims 10 million users have already tried it. It’s also long offered in-depth sleep tracking, a feature that’s only available on the Apple Watch via third party apps that aren’t as seamless.

Apple remains well ahead of the competition in terms of the total number of available watch apps. The sixth version of Apple watch software is rumored to be taking a further step to encourage developers to keep Apple’s platform foremost in mind, with a separate app store right on the watch. Currently, Apple watch users, as well as users of rival devices, generally select and manage watch apps on their phones. The new Apple watch on-wrist app store could encourage developers to be more creative and makes the watch less dependent on a user’s phone, but the usability may be a concern, says IDC’s Llamas.

“I like this as a way to move the watch away from the iPhone and make it a more standalone device,” he says. “However, the practicality of discovering apps on a watch can be challenging.”

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Goldman Sachs: Apple Earnings To Be Hit If China Retaliates With Ban

An analyst at Goldman Sachs Inc. has warned that Apple Inc.’s earnings could drop by 29 percent if China were to retaliate in the trade war against the U.S. with a ban on sales of Apple products in that country. The iPhone maker’s China business accounted for 17.6 percent of its total sales in the recent second quarter.
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SALEM, Ore. — Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn’t turn on and should be replaced under warranty. He didn’t just submit a couple of the devices — he delivered in person or shipped to Apple around 3,000 of them….
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What You Need to Know About Kim K’s New Health Drink, Apple Cider Vinegar

Celebrities including Kourtney Kardashian and Scarlett Johansson have long touted the benefits of apple cider vinegar. But once Kim Kardashian got on the bandwagon with an Instagram Story featuring Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar in May 2019, the organic, raw, unfiltered vinegar became poised to break through to the mainstream.

Apple cider vinegar, or ACV to the uninitiated, is a wellness staple that’s been used for centuries as a home remedy for everything from soothing a sore throat to helping cure dandruff to aiding in digestion — which is why it has a natural health and homeopathic reputation. Some proponents claim that it works as a weight loss aid because it helps curb hunger. Before we determine whether it’s fact or fiction, let’s understand first what ACV is.

“Apple cider vinegar is made by combining crushed apples, yeast and bacteria, fermenting the apples into acetic acid,” Rachel Berman, RD, general manager of Verywell, tells Us Weekly. “‘The mother’ is what makes ACV cloudy and is a mix of the acetic acid and beneficial bacteria found within.” And the acetic acid is the component that packs a punch.

ACV’s purported wonders — from weight loss to toxin removal — know no bounds, but unfortunately there’s not much research to back it up. “There aren’t any clear studies to substantiate these claims,” says Berman. “Also, there’s a big red flag whenever a product claims to ‘detox’ your body — that’s what your organs like your liver and kidneys are for!”

There is some research to support the claim that ACV can help lower blood glucose, says the dietitian. Though “it’s likely true of any type of vinegar,” she notes. And before you begin consuming ACV, check with your doctor, adds the NYC-based pro. It “may interact with medications.”

That doesn’t mean you should avoid ACV by any means! If you like the taste of apple cider vinegar — which also has beauty benefits and can be found in some natural face toners — go ahead and make it into a salad dressing. If “it replaces salad dressing that is high in artificial or highly processed ingredients, great!” says Berman. You can also dilute it with water and add “a sweetener like Stevia and flavorings like ginger, lemon or cayenne pepper,” if you want to drink it, notes the pro.

And while you can get fiber and other nutrients simply by eating a balanced diet, “ACV does contain antioxidants and probiotics,” she notes. So, again, if you’re a person who can stomach it, feel free to have up to two tablespoons a day.

Scroll through to see the diet-savvy celebrities who swear by the stuff and the benefits they say it gives them.

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Broadway Composer Harold Arlen’s Estate Files Lawsuit Against Apple, Amazon, Google, and More For Selling Unauthorized Copies of His Music

According to Forbes, the son and estate of Broadway composer Harold Arlen has filed a lawsuit against Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Pandora, for selling over 6,000 unauthorized recordings of his music.
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Get a brand new Apple Watch for $199 in this crazy Amazon sale

Apple Watch Series 3 Vs 4

If you can save even 10% on an Apple product, you know you’ve gotten a good deal because Apple sales are so rare and the discounts are typically pretty small. So when you see the Apple Watch Series 3 on Amazon with discounts of up to 29%, you know you’ve got to jump at this opportunity before it’s gone. The 38mm Apple Watch Series 3 with either a Silver Aluminum Case or a Space Gray Aluminum Case is down to just $ 199 right now, which is the lowest price ever. That price is crazy! You can also enjoy all-time low pricing on the 42 mm model with a Silver Aluminum Case or a Space Gray Aluminum Case, with both models currently priced at $ 229. You’ll never find a better deal on brand new Apple Watches, period.

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38mm) – Silver Aluminium Case with White Sport Band: $ 199.00

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38mm) – Space Gray Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band: $ 199.00

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 42mm) – Silver Aluminium Case with White Sport Band: $ 229.00

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  • GPS
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  • Accelerometer and gyroscope
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Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38mm) – Silver Aluminium Case with White Sport Band: $ 199.00

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38mm) – Space Gray Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band: $ 199.00

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 42mm) – Silver Aluminium Case with White Sport Band: $ 229.00

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Apple shares flirt with $1 trillion valuation on China sales uptick

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This mysterious leaked service may be Samsung’s version of Apple Arcade

Samsung vs Apple

Samsung may be about to launch a rival offering to compete with Apple’s forthcoming video game service, Apple Arcade.

That’s according to a trademark Samsung filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office a few days ago for something called “PlayGalaxy Link,” with a description in the filing that makes reference to “downloadable mobile game application software; providing online augmented reality games; gaming services, namely conducting online computer game tournaments; electronic games accessible through mobile devices.”

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Huawei says it hasn’t talked with Apple about any 5G chip deal — even though CEO Ren is ‘open’ to it

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What AirPods? Leaked Apple Powerbeats Pro Coming In 4 Colors, Will Launch In May

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Last week leaks revealed Apple was releasing Powerbeats Pro truly wireless headphones to rival its AirPods. Today they officially unveiled the forthcoming earbuds that will also come in 4 different colors.

Forget the second generation AirPods, these new headphones look like the real wireless accessory Apple fans should be fawning over. The new Powerbeats Pro, unlike its predecessor, offers much better sound quality in a much smaller packager. Users will see the Powerbeats Pros are 23% smaller and 17% lighter than the previous model, so they are definitely not clunky or heavy.

Another neat feature both the left and right headphones will have identical controls and separate Bluetooth connectivity that will give you the option to use either one earpiece or both without sacrificing connectivity. Music will pause if you take the headphones off and resume one inserted by in your ears. Also, phone call quality will be improved thanks to speech-detecting accelerometer with a combination of microphones working to together to filter out ambient noise.

As far as battery life, both earpieces promise up to 9 hours listening time, 24 hours when you factor in the wireless charging case. Fast Fuel charging provides 1.5 hours of use from a 5-minute charge if you let the headphones charge for 15-minutes you get 4.5 hours. The Powerbeats Pro automatically turn on when removed from the case, but will power down when not in use for an extended period to help conserve juice.

The Powerbeats Pro like the AirPods is powered by the H1 chip which allows you to summon Apple’s virtual assistant Siri and provide more excellent performance. When the headphones launch in May they will come in 4 colorways: black, ivory, moss, and navy and will cost $ 249.95.

You can get a better look at the Powerbeats Pro in the announcement video below.

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Oprah Announces New Shows to Air on Apple TV Plus

This past week in Cupertino, California, at Apple’s news release, Oprah Winfrey unveiled the content she plans to roll out onto Apple’s new streaming content service, Apple TV Plus.
Although not many details were disclosed, we do know the talk show maven will be bringing her book club to the screen by interviewing renowned authors who will broadcast on all Apple devices.  Additionally, two documentary projects are in the works. The first, “Toxic Labor,” will document the impact of workplace harassment, in a multipart series.

“The Apple platform has allowed me to do what I do in a whole new way,” said Winfrey, “connecting people and taking it to a whole new level because they have a billion pockets, y’all.”

Other prominent figures at the event included Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and J.J. Abrams.

The deal was announced in June of last year; but up until this point, the details have been pretty hush, hush. From a previous announcement, we do know Apple is investing $ 1 billion into original programming and planned on bringing on big-name producers in order to execute the tall order. “Ms. Winfrey will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world,” stated Apple in the release.

This fall, Apple will release its new TV streaming service, Apple TV Plus, in an effort to support the new content. The service will launch through the Apple Store and will include live streams across all Apple devices. In a statement, Apple says Apple TV Plus will be “the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers featuring exclusive original shows, movies, and documentaries.”

Apple is clearly positioning itself to be a Netflix competitor. It will be interesting to see how all of this pans out.

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been cutting deals in recent months with cryptocurrency projects it has deemed to be in violation of the so-called Howey test, a rule-of-thumb for determining whether an asset qualifies as a security and, therefore, must be registered with the agency. I spoke with some of the entrepreneurs who ran afoul of the commission to learn what they might have done differently and where they believe the industry is headed.

Victor Santos, CEO of Airfox, a peer-to-peer lender that raised $ 15 million in a 2017 “initial coin offering,” or ICO, expressed regrets about his company’s fundraising on a call with Fortune. As part of an agreement reached with the SEC in the fall, Airfox agreed to pay the agency a penalty of $ 250,000, to offer investors a refund of their money plus interest, and to file regular, audited financial statements moving forward, turning the startup into something of a quasi-public company. “What we’re hoping for is by us being compliant,” Santos says, “we’ll be ready when new regulation comes out.”

Santos is hoping his interaction with regulators will “open up the mind of the SEC to create new types of frameworks, like Switzerland has done,” he tells me. Particularly, he would like U.S. regulators to recognize different classes of crypto assets, such as “payment,” “utility,” and “asset” tokens, that fall under different legal regimes, some outside the traditional classification of securities. (For comparison, see this legal brief on the Swiss state of affairs out of PricewaterhouseCooper.) Whichever way the chips fall, Santos says he felt that working with the SEC would be a better bet for his company in the long term than fighting it.

“The golden days of crypto, with free-flowing capital everywhere, without know-your-customer and anti-money-laundering [compliance] anywhere–that’s not gonna last,” Santos says. His advice to peers: “Outside of moving to Switzerland,” he says, “you have to register with the SEC.”

Another cryptocurrency project, Gladius, which raised just under $ 13 million in a 2017 ICO to build a decentralized content distribution network, also recently settled with the SEC. The outcome was similar to Airfox’s, except Gladius dodged having to pay a financial penalty to the commission. The SEC let the company off the hook with a lesser punishment because Gladius was the first cryptocurrency business to self-report its violation to the agency in the fall–a move that 20-year-old CEO Max Niebylski described on a call with Fortune as “jumping into the jaws of the beast and making it to other side.”

Now Niebylski says he is offering input to the SEC on ways the commission might update its regulations. One area Niebylski deems to be “grossly outdated,” he says, is a stipulation requiring companies to be able to reissue securities. This condition is, typically, not a problem in a world that transacts in classic equity shares. But as any cryptocurrency enthusiast will tell you, blockchain-land is incompatibly quirky. Investors who lose the private keys to their digital wallets have little recourse to recover their precious cryptocurrency. Once tokens are gone, they’re gone.

It remains to be seen how U.S. regulators will ultimately come to grips with the cryptocurrency question. The Brookings Institute’s Timothy Massad, former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, is calling on the SEC to take the lead as the industry’s main watchdog. Meanwhile, Ted Livingston, CEO of the Tencent-backed chat app Kik, has pledged to fight an expected SEC enforcement action relating to his startup’s 2017 token sales. The courts may have the final say.

Amid all the uncertainty, at least one thing remains clear: the SEC is willing to forgive the sins of transgressors, at least in part, as the Gladius case shows, as long as they come clean. Regulators have kicked the log, in the other words, and now we must to see what creepy-crawlers slither out from underneath.

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DECENTRALIZED NEWS

To the Moon… Apple debuts credit card in partnership with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard. Square wants to pay Bitcoin developers in Bitcoin. Banks should warm up to fintech startups. ICE’s Bakkt, which has yet to launch, is valued at more than $ 700 million.

…Rekt. Bitcoin is in the dumps. Most of the trading is fake, anyway. U.S. budget deficit is out of control. Ex-Enron CEO is exploring blockchain. Mexico considers banning crypto exchanges. Facebook failed to protect people’s passwords. Recession watch: the yield curve inverted.

BALANCING THE LEDGER

Bermudian Premier David Burt dropped by Fortune’s offices to share his plans for stimulating the island’s economy on the latest episode of Balancing The Ledger. He discussed cryptocurrency regulations, taxi-hailing apps, and Canada’s disastrous QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange.

BUBBLE-O-METER

Fake it till you make it. The overwhelming majority of spot Bitcoin trading on unregulated cryptocurrency exchanges is fake, claims a lengthy report out of Bitwise, an asset manager vying to list the world’s first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund, or ETF. Out of aggregated $ 6 billion in average daily Bitcoin trading volume reported by the top 81 exchanges on CoinMarketCap.com, a popular industry tracker, only about 5% is real, says Bitwise. That’s a mere $ 273 million.

FOMO NO MO'

Golden goose. Facebook is reportedly planning to launch a price-fixed “stablecoin” backed by a basket of global currencies. Ted Livingston, CEO and cofounder of the Tencent-backed chat app Kik, believes that the company’s ultimate ambition is to dethrone the U.S. dollar as the world’s global reserve currency. While that might sound extreme–especially given that Facebook hasn’t even debuted its product yet–Livingston details the path by which this might be achieved in a post on Medium.

Not that long ago the world’s reserve currency was gold, where the value of a dollar was pegged to the value of gold. But then one day the US decided to unpeg the dollar from gold, paving the way for the dollar to replace gold as the world’s reserve currency. So here is my question: what will stop Facebook from doing the same?

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Last-minute WSJ report details pricing for Apple news and video bundles

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Apple is so serious about the original TV package it’s rolling out tomorrow, which the iPhone maker has been referring to internally as a “Netflix-killer,” that the company at one point gave serious consideration to acquiring either Netflix or the Walt Disney Co. and building a studio for its own TV projects.

That’s according to an exhaustive new report from The Wall Street Journal Sunday, which gives us a detailed look ahead at what the company will reveal at its big media event set for Monday. During that event, Apple will reportedly unveil its new Apple News subscription bundle that will cost $ 9.99 a month, as well as pricing for its new video service — originally thought to be free to Apple device owners.

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Apple finally releases update to prevent FaceTime eavesdropping

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a software flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using FaceTime. The bug enabled interlopers to turn an iPhone into a live microphone while using Group FaceTime. Callers were able to activate another person’s microphone remotely even before the person has accepted…
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Apple has hired Christine Curry, an obstetrician who is known for treating pregnant women with the Zika Virus, according to several people familiar.
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Facebook’s latest privacy scandal sparks feud with Apple

The Apple-Facebook standoff over consumer privacy is heating up amid news the social media colossus had been tracking the iPhone habits of customers as young as 13. Apple, run by Chief Executive Tim Cook, stripped its nemesis, helmed by Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, of key developer privileges it needs to test its products on the…
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Apple iPhone outlook has nowhere to go but up: analyst

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Apple is in talks with private Medicare plans about bringing its watch to at-risk seniors

Insurers are finding reasons to provide Apple Watches to members.
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Apple warning shakes European shares as tech stocks tumble

Apple’s first sales warning in nearly 12 years sent European shares sliding on Thursday, with the tech sector particularly badly bruised as chipmakers that supply the iPhone maker fell sharply.


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Amazon is blowing out Apple Watches at deep discounts, today only

Apple Watch Sale On Amazon

If you’re been dying to get your hands on a new Apple Watch but you’re reluctant to part with all that cash, today is most definitely your lucky day. Amazon is blowing out refurbished Apple Watches at deep discounts, and three different generations of Apple Watch are covered in the big sale. You can snag an Apple Watch Series 1 for just $ 185, the Apple Watch Series 2 starts at just $ 212, and Apple Watch Series 3 models can be had for as little as $ 296! These prices are only good for one day though, and these are refurbs so supply of the more popular models will probably sell out.

Apple Watch Series 1

  • Renewed products look and work like new. These pre-owned products have been inspected and tested by Amazon-qualified suppliers, which typically perform a full diagnostic test, replacement of any defective parts, and a thorough cleaning process. Wireless devices have batteries tested to have at least 80% capacity relative to new at the time of sale. Packaging, wall plug and charging cable may be generic (headphones not included). Wireless products on Amazon Renewed come with the 90 day Amazon Renewed Guarantee.
  • Apple S1P Dual-Core, WatchOS 3, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Light Sensor, Activity Tracker, Heart Monitor, Microphone and Speaker, Bluetooth
  • Aluminum Chassis with Ion-X Glass
  • 1.3″ 272 x 340 Display
  • Activity and Heart Rate Monitoring

Apple Watch Series 1 Smartwatch 38mm Rose Gold Aluminum Case, Pink Sand Sport Band (Newest Mode…: $ 235.00

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  • Renewed products look and work like new. These pre-owned products have been inspected and tested by Amazon-qualified suppliers, which typically perform a full diagnostic test, replacement of any defective parts, and a thorough cleaning process. Wireless devices have batteries tested to have at least 80% capacity relative to new at the time of sale. Packaging, wall plug and charging cable may be generic (headphones not included). Wireless products on Amazon Renewed come with the 90 day Amazon Renewed Guarantee.

Refurbished Apple Watch Series 2, 42mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case with Black Sport Band: $ 212.98

Refurbished Apple Watch Series 2, 42mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band: $ 269.00

Refurbished Apple Watch Series 2, 38mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case with Black Sport Band: $ 269.00

Refurbished Apple Watch Series 2, 38mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band: $ 269.00

Apple Watch Series 3

  • Renewed products look and work like new. These pre-owned products have been inspected and tested by Amazon-qualified suppliers, which typically perform a full diagnostic test, replacement of any defective parts, and a thorough cleaning process. Packaging and accessories may be generic. All products on Amazon Renewed come with a minimum 90-day supplier-backed warranty.
  • Stainless Chassis, Sapphire Crystal with 1.3″ 272 x 340 1000-Nit Display
  • Activity and Heart Rate Monitoring and Water-Resistant to 164′
  • Siri Integration
  • Integrated GPS & 4G LTE Connectivity, Bluetooth 4.2, 802.11b, g, n Wi-Fi

Apple Watch Series 3, 42MM, GPS + Cellular, Space Black Stainless Steel Case, Black Sport Band…: $ 409.00

Apple Watch Series 3, 42MM, GPS + Cellular, Stainless Steel Case, Soft White Sport Band (Refurb…: $ 409.00

Apple Watch Series 3, 38MM, GPS + Cellular, Space Black Stainless Steel Case, Black Sport Band…: $ 379.00

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Stocks Fall Sharply After Apple Lowers Revenue Guidance – U.S. Commentary

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Apple warning shakes European shares as iPhone suppliers, luxury stocks tumble

Apple’s first sales warning in nearly 12 years sent European shares sliding on Thursday, with the tech sector particularly badly bruised as chipmakers that supply the iPhone maker fell sharply.


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Tim Cook blamed China for Apple weakness: Here’s what he said about the country in 2018

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook blamed an economic slowdown in China, and the Sino-U.S. trade war, for the downgrade of its revenue forecast, but he was positive about the region throughout 2018.
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Companies from Apple to Ford are flashing warning signs about the Chinese economy

The trade war between the world's two largest economies is starting to slow their pace of growth, especially in China. The tension is beginning to bleed into balance sheets across the U.S. — in Detroit, on Fifth Avenue and Silicon Valley.
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‘Bad Lip Reading’ folks hilariously spoof an Apple keynote

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It’s hard to believe, but the folks over at Bad Lip Reading have been at it for 7 years now. To give you a sense of how long they’ve been around, their first video was a parody of Rebecca Black’s Friday. Since then, the BLR YouTube channel has pumped out a steady stream of funny videos that dub comical soundbites over otherwise serious or mundane clips.

While the BLR YouTube channel usually focuses on politics or sports — their NFL videos are some of the funniest and most widely viewed clips they have — they recently decided to focus their comedic talents on Apple. In effect, they took a few regular Apple keynotes, stitched them together, and replaced the audio with all sorts of tomfoolery that’s well worth watching.

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The hires could help Apple win over doctors and suggest it will build applications that can help people with serious medical problems.
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Apple Watch alerts man to life-threatening heart problem

Ed Dentel wasn’t expecting an Apple Watch update to potentially save his life.
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Struggling Apple is slashing the price of the new iPhone XR

Apple is pulling out all the stops as it scrambles to prop up sputtering sales of its new iPhone XR. The Silicon Valley giant on Tuesday took the unprecedented step of advertising a trade-in deal on its website that gives the new iPhone XR an effective price as low as $ 449. That’s despite the fact…
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Amazon says it will allow Apple Music on Alexa devices

Amazon said Friday that Apple’s music-streaming service will soon be available on its Alexa-powered devices, signaling a further thaw in the relationship between the tech titans. The announcement also ends a nine-month period of exclusivity in which the music-streaming service was only accessible through Apple’s HomePod smart speaker. Beginning on Dec. 17, users will be…
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Apple Defends iPhone App Fees

Simplicity is supposed to be a selling point for Apple Inc.’s iPhone. It may be a problem at the U.S. Supreme Court.

The court will hear arguments Monday on accusations that Apple is using its market dominance to jack up prices for iPhone apps. A ruling against Apple, letting a lawsuit go forward, could add to pressure the company already faces to cut the 30 percent commission it charges on app sales.

The case turns on what happens when iPhone users buy something at the Apple App Store. In allowing the suit, a federal appeals court said the transaction is a simple one in which consumers buy directly from Apple. Apple says it’s more complicated, with the company serving as a middleman connecting app developers with users.

The distinction is critical because of a 1977 Supreme Court ruling that says only direct purchasers of a product can collect damages for overpricing under federal antitrust law. That decision was designed in part to ensure companies don’t have to pay twice for the same misconduct.

Apple is part of an app economy that will grow from $ 82 billion last year to $ 157 billion in 2022, according to App Annie projections.

Apple and its tech-industry allies say a decision allowing the consumer lawsuit could open other companies that run online marketplaces and platforms to expensive antitrust claims. A broad ruling could affect Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc., Etsy Inc. and DoorDash Inc., Apple and its supporters say.

‘DoorDash to Etsy’

“Any matchmaking service that operates on the internet from DoorDash to Etsy is going to be subject to duplicative damages,” said Marianela Lopez-Galdos, director of competition and regulatory policy at the Computer & Communications Industry Association, which backs Apple in the case.

But Apple’s critics say its control over the App Store makes it unlike other internet marketplaces. Apple decides what apps can be sold, gives developers a limited number of prices they can charge and tells users the App Store is the only place they can get apps, lawyers pressing the suit say.

When a user buys an app, Apple collects the money, keeps the 30 percent commission and gives the rest to the developer. The company told the high court it passed $ 26.5 billion on to developers last year.

The app store is “really unique,” said Mark Rifkin, one of the lawyers pressing the suit. “Apple has put itself in the distribution chain, and it makes us deal with Apple in a way no one else does.”

Apple says the focus of the lawsuit is the 30 percent commission, something it says is paid by the developers, not the app purchasers. Although the consumers say they pay for the commissions through higher app prices, Apple says those are the type of “pass-through” damages barred under the Supreme Court’s 1977 Illinois Brick v. Illinois ruling.

Hundreds of Millions

“The party first and directly injured by an alleged overcharge has the entire damages claim,” Apple argued in court papers. The company’s lead Supreme Court lawyer, Dan Wall, declined to discuss the case in advance of the argument.

The suit, filed in federal court in Oakland, California, seeks class-action status and potentially hundreds of millions of dollars.

Apple’s supporters include ACT/The App Association, a developer trade group whose sponsors include Apple, Microsoft and eBay. The group says the appeals court ruling threatens to disrupt what has been an innovation-friendly system for developers and platforms.

App Association President Morgan Reed said the appeals court misunderstood the relationship between developers and platforms, improperly looking at platforms as distributors that buy from vendors and resell to customers, rather than as conduits that simply connect the two.

That distinction “sounds small” but is “at the core of a multitrillion-dollar global industry,” Reed said.

‘Intangible Rights’

Thirty-one states support the consumers, urging the Supreme Court to allow the lawsuit and also to eliminate the direct-purchaser requirement altogether by overturning the Illinois Brick decision.

“Illinois Brick’s rule is increasingly difficult to apply in the modern world, with its growing commerce in intangible rights through new platforms,” the states argued. “This case is a prime example.”

Most states already allow downstream purchasers to collect damages, and the group says courts have been able to ensure that companies don’t have to double-pay. The states are led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a Democrat.

Antitrust cases sometimes, but not always, divide the Supreme Court along ideological lines. In its most recent term, the court voted 5-4 to throw out a lawsuit that accused American Express Co. of thwarting competition by prohibiting merchants from steering customers to cards with lower fees.

The court will rule by June in the latest case, Apple v. Pepper, 17-204.

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Stocks Close Sharply Lower Amid Steep Drop By Apple – U.S. Commentary

Stocks moved sharply lower over the course of the trading day on Monday, adding to the notable losses posted in the previous session. With the sell-off on the day, the Dow continued to give back ground after reaching its best closing level in a month last Thursday.
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Apple shares slide 5 percent on lowered profit forecast by iPhone XR supplier

iPhone anxiety is hitting Apple’s stock again. Shares of the tech giant slid as much as 5 percent Monday on a profit warning from a parts supplier for the company’s new iPhone XR — a new, lower-priced model that has been positioned to drive big sales. Lumentum, which builds laser sensors for the iPhone XR’s…
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Apple launches repair program for iPhone X units with faulty displays

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Though not a widespread problem by any means, some iPhone X users over the past few months have experienced issues with non-responsive and temperamental displays. In light of this, Apple today launched a new replacement program for iPhone X users who have encountered this particular touch issue.

Per an Apple support document, impacted devices tend to exhibit one or two behaviors. Specifically, impacted iPhone X units will either not respond to touch at all or will react even when not touched. Either way, it’s undoubtedly a frustrating usability issue, especially for a device that was priced in excess of $ 999.

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Alumns from this failed health tech start-up now hold key roles at Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and others

In 2012, Quanttus set out to make a smart watch that could measure blood pressure around the clock. It failed but the dream lives on, as Quanttus alumns spread out to companies like Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Fitbit, Nike, Samsung and more.
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Laptops and tablets on sale: Apple iPads, early Black Friday Dell deals, MacBook Air, HP, Samsung, Asus, and more this weekend

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It’s not quite Black Friday, but there are still plenty of deals to enjoy on this regular Friday. And if you’re in need of a new laptop or tablet, there are plenty of deals available to shop from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and the Dell Store.

There’s a good variety of tablets available this weekend that will serve everyone from the professional to young kids. For the former, there’s the Apple iPad Pro 10.5 Inch 512GB for $ 846.95 that can serve as a nice alternative to a laptop. But if you want to treat your kids, the PBS KIDS Playtime Tablet Android 7.0 is $ 82, offering content that will keep your kids entertained with some light educational material. Read more…

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Apple might have positioned its new iPhone XR as the “budget” iPhone of the current generation, but if you’re looking for a recent iPhone and want to save a few hundred dollars, Apple has introduced an intriguing deal you should check out. Recently, Apple began selling refurbished 64GB iPhone 8 models from its online store. That’s $ 100 cheaper than the current suggested retail price of a brand new iPhone 8 from Apple or a third-party retailer.

Apple tests and certifies all of its refurbished devices itself and includes a 1-year warranty, so even if something goes wrong, you’re still covered for a year. Apple guarantees that all refurbished devices come with a brand new battery, a new outer shell, and a new white box, but you might not get the original packaging.

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iPhone XR vs. Galaxy Note 9 speed test: Apple continues to impress

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On paper, the iPhone XR shouldn’t put up much of a fight against the Galaxy Note 9 when it comes to speed. After all, Samsung’s latest oversized flagship has 8GB of RAM compared to the iPhone XR’s paltry 3GB, but the internet won’t ever be satisfied with assumptions. Therefore, PhoneBuff on YouTube decided to pit the two 2018 phones against each other in a speed test. But does Apple’s “budget” phone even stand a chance?

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Apple Profit, Revenues Top Wall Street View, Outlook Disappoints; Shares Down 4%

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Thursday reported an earnings and revenues for the fourth quarter that trumped Wall Street estimates, helped by strong demand for its pricier iPhone X and XS. However, shares slipped over 4 percent in extended session after the iPhone maker issued a weak revenue outlook for the holiday season quarter.
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Italian anti-trust watchdog fines Apple and Samsung for allegedly slowing down their phones on purpose

Apple was fined an additional $ 5.7 million for allegedly failing to give clear information to customers about how to maintain and replace their batteries.
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