Posts by Stephen Warwick

Apple agrees to $400 million settlement over ebook price-fixing

Apple has agreed to pay in the region of $450 million USD over claims that it conspired with publishers to fix the prices of ebooks and stifle competition in the market. Since the case began in April 2012, Apple has been forced to settle with all five publishers involved in the controversy, costing the fruity company around $166 million.  The settlement…

Apple hits back at Chinese state media claim that the iPhone is a threat to national security

Apple has released a statement on its Chinese website titled “Your Location Privacy”, following claims made by Chinese State media that the iPhone is a threat to national security. State controlled Chinese Central Television hit out at the iPhone’s “Frequent Location” function. This feature allows the iPhone to quickly determine a users whereabouts with…

iWatch production could be delayed until November

A note to investores issued by KGI Securities has today warned that the production of the iWatch may be delayed until November. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo initially estimated that the product would begin production in September, however he has now changed his estimates, claiming that the project may be a much more complex product to produce. His report claims…

Edinburgh’s Princes St Apple Store officially confirmed

After several months of ongoing building work and highly informed speculation, Apple’s Princes St store in Edinburgh, Scotland has finally been officially confirmed. This morning at 7am, Apple’s distinctive logo, set against a polka-dot background was unveiled on the exterior wall of the site, which remains under construction. Whilst the project has been…

iPhones subject to extra individual checks following “stealth” bombs fears amidst heightened terror alert

Yesterday, surveillance and security checks at airports were heightened following an American intelligence warning against terror attacks on US-bound flights across the globe. Amidst fears of highly sophisticated explosive technology that could subvert existing security measures, bombmakers operating under the AQAP label (al-Qaeda in the Arabian…

iPhone 6 production pushes Foxconn to hire 100,000 new employees

Apple’s most prolific (and notorious) manufacturing partner Foxconn has reportedly hired 100,000 new employees to meet the demands of the iPhone 6′s production. The report, from Economic Daily News claims that Foxconn has increased its workforce by nearly 10% in anticipation of iPhone 6 demands. Similarly, Apple’s sapphire glass supplier, GT Advanced…