AWT News Update: March 15, 2017

AWT News Update: March 15, 2017

Kind of a slow news day today...but we've got three interesting little stories for you anyway:

  • The battle between Apple and a cartel of Australian banks continues over control of the iPhone's NFC chip
  • McDonald's will be rolling out a new app to allow pre-ordering and pre-payment of food prior to arrival at a restaurant
  • First they thought the iPhone 8 would have a curved OLED screen, then a flat OLED screen. Now the rumor is that it will be curved, but not insanely so
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AWT News Update: August 26, 2016

AWT News Update: August 26, 2016

Slow new Friday brings us rumors of:

  • Alleged supply issues for "iPhone 7" components may hinder mass shipments of the as-yet unannounced phone
  • Intel may be grabbing a chunk of Apple's A-series chip manufacturing by 2018
  • And this isn't a rumor; a new Fox Sports app for Apple TV provides viewers with up to four games on the screen simultaneously
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AWT News Update: January 28, 2016

AWT News Update: January 28, 2016

Speculation is running rampant about this year's crop of iPhones, and there are some interesting statements that have come out of various sources that are giving us an idea of what may happen...or lead us totally down the wrong path:

  • Cirrus Logic CEO talks in circles about Lightning-based headphones and manufacturing costs
  • Facebook adds live video for iPhone users in the USA
  • Nikkei says that the 4-inch iPhone (6c or 5se, your choice) is already in production
  • Apple's going to have to step up sales in emerging markets to increase or maintain global market share
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Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster remains bullish on Apple amid iPhone 6s production cut reports

Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster remains bullish on Apple amid iPhone 6s production cut reports

On yesterday's AWT News Update, one of the stories covered dealt with a news report from Nikkei Asian Review that Apple was planning to cut iPhone 6s and 6s Plus production by 30 percent during the first calendar quarter due to higher than anticipated levels of inventory. That report promptly caused Apple's share price to fall (it's currently trading at about $102 per share after dropping to the $100 level earlier this morning). That news has shaken up a lot of Wall Street analysts and investors, but the news may not be as bad as it seems.

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AWT News Update: January 5, 2016

AWT News Update: January 5, 2016

CES 2016 doesn't officially kick off until tomorrow, but that doesn't mean we don't have tons of news about the big technology event:

  • A CES announcement by Fitbit of its new Blaze smart fitness watch backfired, as investors sold shares and drove the price of Fitbit stock down over 18 percent today
  • Last night's Faraday Future (see picture of their concept car above) event begs the question -- is Apple really serious about getting into the car business? If they are, they'd better get moving
  • Sources say that Apple is cutting back on production of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus citing decreased demand and robust inventories
  • Apple's data center plans are moving ahead, with permits acquired for a second facility in Reno, Nevada
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