China-based company sues Apple for breach of contract

China-based company sues Apple for breach of contract

Another day, another lawsuit. China-based, material producer Hebei Hengbo Fine Ceramic Material is suing Apple for breach of contract and demands a jury trial for disagreement with the tech giant over terms of a contract for high purity alumina melt stock, a material used to produce sapphire glass, notes AppleInsider. Such glass is used in some Apple Watch screens, Touch ID fingerprint sensors, and protective covers for rear-facing cameras on iPhones.

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Apple World Today News Update: January 22, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 22, 2018

Beat the Monday blues with a few upbeat stories on today's Apple World Today News Update podcast!

  • The new Apple Park campus is so large that the company is making 1,000 bicycles available for employees to get from place to place
  • Drone manufacturer DJI has the same problems Apple does in terms of having new products leaked
  • A developer beta of iOS 11.2.5 shows that HomePod owners will be able to disable Siri when desired
  • A glitch with Movies Anywhere made it possible for some iTunes users to get the movie "Thor:Ragnarok" one month before it's due to be released
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GoPro Fusion: Full review of the new 360° VR action camera

GoPro Fusion: Full review of the new 360° VR action camera

I’m a very avid VR photographer who started by taking 360° spherical photos with iPhone apps, then moved to an iPhone-controlled Ricoh Theta S camera a few years ago. The photos and videos I have taken are quite popular; as a Google Street View photographer I have 10.8 million views! But as a photographer I always strive to improve my imagery, and the Theta S had two issues — first, images always seemed to be low resolution and grainy, and second, in bright sunlight there’s always a bright purple-red lens flare. The quest for better 360° photos led me to the new GoPro Fusion (US$699.99).

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CIRP: 2017 models comprised 61% of the year’s iPhone sales in the U.S.

CIRP: 2017 models comprised 61% of the year’s iPhone sales in the U.S.

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X comprised about 61% of iPhone sales in the U.S. according to a new consumer study from CIRP — as noted by 9to5Mac. That sounds good, but it’s lower than the 72% share iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus took in the same quarter in 2017.

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