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iPhone decline hits Apple suppliers, say they see no upside in immediate sight

Apple’s decline in iPhone sales is unsurprisingly having a knock-on effect on its key suppliers, with the WSJ reporting that Foxconn, Pegatron, Sharp, Japan Display and Sony have all reported falling profits or losses as a result. more…Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS Devices Tagged: Apple suppliers, Foxconn, iPhone, iPhone 7, iPhone sales, japan display, Pegatron, Sharp,…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/05/12/iphone-decline-suppliers-hit/

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Report: Foxconn set to open $10 billion iPhone manufacturing plant in India

According to a new report from The Economic Times of India, Apple supplier Foxconn is close to signing a deal with the Indian government to open an iPhone manufacturing plant in the country. The report claims that Apple and Foxconn have narrowed the location for the factory down to Maharashtra. more…Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple, Foxconn,…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/05/09/foxconn-india-iphone-manufacturing/

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Apple Music adds student membership subscription at 50% discount, $4.99 per month

Apple is today introducing an Apple Music plan aimed at students. The service is identical in features to the standard plan but rather than paying $9.99 per month, qualifying students can subscribe to Apple Music for $4.99 per month. The offering is rolling out today in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and more countries (via…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/05/06/apple-music-adding-student-membership-subscription-at-50-discount-4-99-per-month/

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Apple’s loudest activist investor just dumped his stake

Carl Icahn, one of Apple’s biggest activist investors, told CNBC he has exited his position in the company. He was known for basically trying to pressure Apple into bumping up its efforts to return value to investors. At the he declared his position, Apple was in the process of a $100 billion several-year capital return program that…

http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/28/apples-loudest-activist-investor-just-dumped-his-stake/?ncid=rss

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Apple’s plans to boost iPhone uptake in India thru used sales opposed by Samsung & others

Apple’s plan to sell used iPhones in India to bring new customers into the Apple ecosystem has met with strong opposition, reports Bloomberg. A newly-formed lobbying group has sent a letter to the government asking it to deny Apple the official approval it would need to begin the sales – and one of the companies behind the group…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/04/04/used-iphones-india-apple-micromax-intex/

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9to5Mac readers warming to the iPhone SE – purchase intent almost doubles, from 26% to 48%

The first time we ran a poll on the iPhone SE, just after launch, some 26% of you were planning to buy it. Now it’s on sale, and we’ve run a number of hands-on pieces with the more pocketable phone, and that number has grown dramatically, to 48%. more…Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Buy iPhone…

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Foxconn shares suspended due to “major announcement” expected to be Sharp acquisition

It looks like the on-off acquisition of display-maker Sharp by iPhone assembler Foxconn is back on. The WSJ reported earlier that the two companies have been discussing a significantly lower valuation for the company, and Reuters now reports that share trading in Foxconn has been suspended due to a “major announcement.” Japan’s Sharp Corp and Taiwan’s Foxconn…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/03/29/foxconn-shares-suspended/

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Apple’s new iPhone SE unlikely to make a splash in Asia despite low price

Apple’s newest addition to the iPhone family may be its cheapest phone yet at $399, but the four-inch iPhone SE isn’t likely to move the needle in emerging markets, where the lion’s share of growth in the handset industry lies. Read More

http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/22/apples-new-iphone-se-unlikely-to-make-a-splash-in-asia-despite-low-price/?ncid=rss

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Digitimes: Apple planning 5.8-inch OLED iPhone for 2017/2018

Following a report last week that said Apple is looking to release an OLED iPhone sometime in 2017, Digitimes today reports that the company is planning a 5.8-inch OLED device (via The Motley Fool). While the report should be taken with a grain of salt considering the source, it claims that Apple is pushing to release…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/03/08/5-8-inch-iphone-oled-2017/

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Report: Samsung to be Apple’s primary OLED display supplier as it invests up to $7.5B in readiness

Korea’s ET News claims that Samsung will become Apple’s primary supplier of OLED display panels, stating that an agreement has “practically been decided.” Samsung is reportedly gearing-up for the contract with an initial investment of between $2.49B and $3.32B in plant and equipment, rising to $7.47B depending on order levels. Apple currently uses OLED displays in […]

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