Apple

Spotify claims app update rejection by Apple ‘raises serious concerns’

Apple is abusing its position as gatekeeper to the App Store by blocking the latest version of Spotify’s iOS app, according to a letter allegedly sent from the streaming company to Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell. A report claims Spotify general counsel Horacio Gutierrez is “causing grave harm to Spotify and its customers” by rejecting […]

Apple

Foxconn’s U.S. plant passes second vote; WSJ backtracks from iPhone display claims

The $ 3B tax subsidy package needed to persuade Foxconn to open a display plant in Wisconsin passed its second hurdle yesterday as the Wisconsin state assembly voted to approve the deal. This follows a vote by the jobs & economy committee earlier in the week … more…

Apple

News: Supplier claims HomePod will ship in December, but supplies will be limited

Inventec Appliances — the supplier responsible for producing Apple’s AirPods — claims the HomePod home speaker will be available in limited quantities in the fourth quarter of this year, Nikkei Asian Review reports. “We will finally ship the smart home device this year, but its contribution will be fairly limited and hopefully that will improve next year,” […]

Huawei Mate 10 to be powered by 10nm Kirin 970 chipset, rumor claims

Huawei Mate 10 to be powered by 10nm Kirin 970 chipset, rumor claims It’s obviously not surprising that Huawei is currently busy working on the successor to the Mate 9 from last year. Nor is it out of the ordinary for the Chinese company to launch a new in-house chipset with a new Mate series […]

Computer Hardware

Profile of Shiva Ayyadurai, who claims he invented email and is running as a Republican in a 2018 senatorial election, amid his libel lawsuit against Techdirt (Ars Technica)

Ars Technica: Profile of Shiva Ayyadurai, who claims he invented email and is running as a Republican in a 2018 senatorial election, amid his libel lawsuit against Techdirt  —  “I defined e-mail!  And you guys have got to give me that credit.”  —  History is not fixed; like memory itself, it is an act of […]

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New iPhone 8 report claims in-screen Touch ID, renders show bezel-less design w/ iOS 11 [Gallery]

Apple earlier this week unveiled the next major software release for iPhone and iPad, iOS 11. The iPhone 8 this fall will almost certainly be the first device to ship with iOS 11, and now a new set of renders imagine the upcoming flagship device running Apple’s latest operating system. Furthermore, the report adds a […]