Analyst downgrades Apple stock, because iPhone X is too popular

New Street Research drops iPhone down to “sell,” arguing that the iPhone X’s popularity will negatively impact the upgrade cycle. It’s a striking reversal from the analyst conventional wisdom of just a few months ago.
Source: macinsider

Official iPhone, iPad, Mac Apple repair videos leaked on YouTube

A collection of videos used internally by Apple to demonstrate how to repair iPhones, iPads and MacBooks have leaked online, with one YouTube user hosting 11 videos showing the processes performed by staff to solve a variety of hardware issues.
Source: macinsider

Google's Pixel Android strategy is destroying HTC the same way Moto X gutted Motorola

Ten years ago, Google offered Taiwan’s HTC a lifeline of sorts in the form of an Android partnership for the original HTC Dream, followed by Nexus One. However, the former Windows Mobile contract manufacturer hasn’t fared so well since. Google’s last two years of HTC-built Pixels have done nothing to help the struggling company.
Source: macinsider

Next iPhone could disable fast charging on uncertified USB-C chargers

The next iPhone could force its users to to use only USB-IF certified chargers if they want to enable fast charging on their smartphone, a report claims, with uncertified and potentially hazardous chargers limited to charging at a far slower rate.
Source: macinsider

TRAI anti-spam app rules could force iPhones off Indian phone networks

Apple’s reluctance to allow a spam-reporting iOS app from India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) onto the App Store may be bad news to its customers, after the regulator introduced a new policy that could force carriers to ban iPhones from their mobile networks if the app isn’t accepted.
Source: macinsider

Samsung continues attacking iPhone and Apple Stores in ad campaign

Samsung is continuing to attack the iPhone in its “Ingenious” ad campaign, introducing three more videos ridiculing Apple over the iPhone’s removal of the headphone jack, not including a fast-charging adapter in the box, and its photographic abilities.
Source: macinsider

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