There is a lot of needless investor panic about the Chinese iPhone 'ban'

News broke on Monday about a ban on iPhone imports and sales in China — and as you’d expect, a chorus of analysts freaked out about it immediately. Here’s why they’re wrong, and that the ruling isn’t anything more than a negotiating tool by Qualcomm.
Source: macinsider

Poor news curation at Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters creating misleading iPhone supply chain panic

Several prominent news sources are again blowing a cloud of speculative rumor-mongering that claims Apple’s iPhone sales are — perhaps! — in desperate straits. Revised revenue reports from just five firms–out of Apple’s 200 primary suppliers–are at the core of these reports, so take a look at how flimsy these conclusions are.
Source: macinsider

Apple's iPhone order 'cuts' causing supplier turmoil, despite forecast warnings

Apple’s suppliers are said to be struggling from allegedly weaker demand for new iPhones, a report claims, with Apple accused of having trouble determining interest in the market, despite demonstrating the opposite in its quarterly results forecast.
Source: macinsider

Verizon rolls out 'My Numbers' feature for five lines on a single device, announces RCS support in early 2019

Verizon on Friday launched My Numbers, a new service that allows customers to manage up to five lines — four of them virtual phone numbers — on a single smartphone via a standalone app. The largest wireless carrier in the U.S. by subscribers separately announced plans to roll out support for RCS texting in early 2019.
Source: macinsider

How Apple addressed the 'beautygate' effect in iOS 12.1

In this video, we compare selfie photos captured by two iPhone XS Max handsets, one with the latest iOS 12.1 update and another running iOS 12.0.1, to illustrate the fixes Apple implemented for so-called “beautygate” skin smoothing effects.
Source: macinsider

Review: The iPhone XR isn't a $1,000 flagship, but isn't any less of a premium experience

The cheapest option in Apple’s 2018 iPhone collection, the iPhone XR isn’t expected to live up to the standards set by the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. While it does have some different components in order to bring the overall cost of the device down, the iPhone XR certainly isn’t any less of an iPhone than the other two models.
Source: macinsider

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