Apple "replaced 10 times more batteries" than expected
Published in Mobiles


Throttlegate had a big impact

Apple may have had to replace as many as 11 million iPhone batteries under its heavily discounted $29 replacement programme.

Apple supplier Dialog Semi hits revenue target
Published in Mobiles


Shrugs off Jobs' Mob downturn

Chip designer Dialog Semiconductor managed to hit its fourth-quarter revenue guidance despite a slump in iPhone sales at its main customer Apple.

Nokia culls 350 jobs in Finland
Published in Network
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:18

Nokia culls 350 jobs in Finland


More cost cutting

Former rubber boot maker Nokia is to slash 350 jobs in Finland as part of a cunning cost cutting plan.

German court throws out Qualcomm's latest patent case against Apple
Published in Mobiles


Set back for Qualcomm in Mannheim

A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple was thrown out by a German court on Tuesday.

Apple wanted Qualcomm chips last year
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 11:59

Apple wanted Qualcomm chips last year


Just did not want to pay for them

Fruity cargo cult Apple still wants Qualcomm mobile chips – it just does not want to pay for them, a court has been told.

VW to build electric car plant in US
Published in Transportation
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 11:30

VW to build electric car plant in US


Investing $800 million

Adolf Hitler's favourite car company, Volkswagen, will spend $800 million to expand a US factory that will produce the automaker's next generation of electric vehicles.

Apple fanboys don't have to give police the finger
Published in Mobiles


Biometrics are the same as a password

A US judge has ruled that US cops can’t force people to unlock a mobile phone with their face or finger any more than they can demand a password.

Stop Huawei trash talk says China
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 14 January 2019 12:27

Stop Huawei trash talk says China


It is all about suppressing Chinese industry

China urged countries to stop making up rubbish about Huawei, after an official in Poland said his country could limit the use of the company’s products by public entities following the arrest of a Huawei employee there on spying allegations.

Apple demanded $1 billion for chance to win exclusive iPhone contract
Published in Mobiles


We don't think that is how it should work 

The fruity cargo cult Apple demanded a billion dollars from Qualcomm for the opportunity to exclusively supply its products for the iPhone, Qualcomm's CEO told a court.

Apple finally puts charger vapourware into production
Published in Mobiles


Nearly two years late

Apple's Duke Nukum of chargers has been rumoured to be finally in production.