Jun 11, 3:46 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Corazon Victorino 02/02/18 AT 8:04 PM Amid the disappointing performance of the iPhone X, Apple’s assembler Foxconn (Hon Gai Precision Industry) has revealed that it is venturing into artificial intelligence and other opportunities. Foxconn announced Friday that it is pledging to dedicate around $342 million to make itself a key artificial intelligence player. The move is seen as the Taiwanese tech conglomerate’s way of seeking for opportunities outside of mainly assembling smartphones, as per Nikkei Asian Review.“We will at least invest some 10 billion New Taiwan dollars ($342 million) over five years to recruit top talent and deploy artificial intelligence applications in all the manufacturing sites,” Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou said. “It's likely that we could even pour in some $10 billion or more if we find the deployments … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone X Disappointing Sales Force Foxconn To Venture Into AI
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By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) - A U.S. trade judge on Tuesday recommended Qualcomm Inc win a sales ban on some Apple Inc iPhone models containing chips made by Intel Corp in one of two patent disputes before the International Trade Commission. ITC administrative law judge MaryJoan McNamara said the basis for the ban was a finding that Apple infringed on a Qualcomm patent relating to smartphone technology. The judge's initial determination is not binding and will be reviewed by the agency. The judge said Apple did not infringe two other Qualcomm patents at issue in the case. “We appreciate Judge McNamara’s recognition of Apple’s infringement of our hardware patent and that she will be recommending an import ban and cease and desist order,” Qualcomm General Counsel Don Rosenberg said in a statement. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The ITC is expected to issue a final decision later on Tuesday in a similar case brought by Qualcomm in which the … [Read more...] about U.S. trade judge recommends sales ban on some Apple iPhones
Updated: By giving each iPhone and iPad a so-called Unique Device Identifier or UDID, Apple Inc. has made it possible for advertisers secretly to track which applications individuals download and how frequently they use them, in violation of federal and state computer, consumer and privacy law, two federal lawsuits contend.“Some apps are also selling additional information to ad networks, including users’ location, age, gender, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation and political views,” says one suit. Filed last week in federal district court in San Jose, Calif. by Jonathan Lalo of Los Angeles County, it seeks class action status, reports Bloomberg.In addition to allowing advertisers to profile users, another suit says, the UDIDs also allow users to be tracked via their electronic devices, reports the Epicenter blog of Wired, which links to a copy of the complaint.The litigation names as defendants not only Apple but the makers of Dictionary.com, Pandora, Pimple … [Read more...] about Lawsuits Say Unique Apple iPhone and iPad IDs Let Advertisers Profile & Track Users Via Apps
News / UK and world by Press Association September 12, 2018, 8:41 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Apple has unveiled a trio of new iPhone devices, a range the company says is its “most advanced yet” and designed to reach more users than ever. Here is a closer look at the three new iPhone handsets. – iPhone XS and XS Max The same size as last year’s iPhone X, the new XS comes with a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display, while the Max has a larger 6.5-inch screen – the largest ever on an iPhone. Both devices house Apple’s new A12 Bionic processor, which Apple says increases speed and performance on everyday tasks such as unlocking the device using Face ID, but also brings increased machine learning and artificial intelligence to the phone. Battery life has also been improved, with the XS able to last 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X, while the XS Max – which features the largest … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about Apple’s new iPhones
News / UK and world by Press Association September 12, 2018, 8:48 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Apple has unveiled the most expensive iPhone it has ever made, as part of a range of new product announcements. The new £1,099 iPhone XS Max houses a 6.5-inch Super Retina OLED display, the largest ever placed on an iPhone, and is joined by the 5.8-inch iPhone XS, the same size as last year’s iPhone X. The XS will start at £999, the same as last year’s iPhone X. The tech giant’s chief executive Tim Cook claimed its three new iPhones were the “most advanced” the company has ever made. Both phones also have the same all-screen front as the iPhone X, and uses the Face ID facial recognition technology, as well as enhanced machine learning and artificial intelligence tools. Mr Cook said the updates took the iPhone “to the next level”. The company also said the XS Max housed the … [Read more...] about Apple takes iPhone ‘to the next level’ – but how much does it cost?