Apple World Today News Update: March 21, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: March 21, 2018

A short podcast today, but with a few fun stories about the top grossing app in the US App Store, zombies and the iPhone X, and a unique campaign by a Chinese smartphone manufacturer to get potential iPhone X buyers to wait...

  • The top grossing app in the US App Store is...YouTube. Find out how a free app can make so much money
  • A game developer is using the iPhone X TrueDepth camera to capture facial animations for an upcoming "The Walking Dead" title
  • Huawei's new P20 smartphone arrives in less than a week, and the company is trying to dissuade people from buying the iPhone X until they can try the new phone
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Apple overtakes Xiaomi to take fourth place in China’s smartphone market

Apple overtakes Xiaomi to take fourth place in China’s smartphone market

Apple has overtaken Xiaomi to take fourth place in the Chinese smartphone market, pushing the privately owned Chinese electronics company back to fifth with 13 million units. This comes even as the country’s smartphone market suffers its first-ever decline as shipments fall 4% in 2017.

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AWT News Update: November 4, 2016

AWT News Update: November 4, 2016

It's Slow News Friday™ other than the great stories coming out of the Windy City about the Cubs World Series victory parade. So what do we have for you today? A couple of stories about our favorite website and a look at some new smartphones coming from China soon:

  • Apple World Today made a bunch of changes over the past 24 hours, some that won't be visible (but should help speed up the site) and one that we'd like you to use
  • Have you joined Team AWT yet? Get premium content for just $60 and help support your favorite Apple site. And now, pay with Apple Pay!
  • You may not be familiar with the names Huawei and Xiaomi, but these two Chinese smartphone manufacturers are taking aim at the USA market
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AWT News Update: July 7, 2016

AWT News Update: July 7, 2016

Just a pair of stories today for your Apple news fix:

  • Another smartphone manufacturer attempting to duplicate Apple's success with the "Shot with iPhone" ad campaign gets caught using a $4,500 camera/lens combo to shoot their "smartphone" photo
  • Fed up with long lines at Customs and Border Protection when you come back from overseas? A new app promises to streamline the process and get you on your way quickly
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Former Apple creative director joins Huawei to design consumer product user interface

Former Apple creative director joins Huawei to design consumer product user interface

Huawei — a Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong — has hired Abigail Sarah Brody, former creative director at Apple, to lead a team responsible for user interface design of its consumer electronic products, reports Tencent Tech, the technology news section of Tencent, a major Chinese web portal.

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