While Apple is planning to preview its rumored streaming TV service at an event that’s set to be held on March 25, a launch may not happen for several months.
According to sources that spoke to Variety, Apple will announce the service in March, but it may not be available to customers until the summer, or as late as fall.
Sources familiar with the plans say Apple’s video service will be targeted for a launch in summer or fall rather than the April timing that has been the subject of media speculation. Apple has vowed to its high-caliber producing partners to mount marketing blitzes on behalf of the shows in addition to the service [...]
Apple supplier Foxconn has let go around 50,000 contract workers at its iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, China, with the first cuts happening in October 2018. As one source with knowledge of Foxconn’s plans told Nikkei, the scale of the cuts is not what stands out, but the fact that it’s significantly earlier than previous years.
„It’s quite different this year to ask assembly line workers to leave before the year-end,“ the source stated. Foxconn typically renews workers‘ contracts every month from August until January, at which point the workforce is scaled back for slow iPhone production season. This year, those cuts came as much as three [...]
Apple is telling its suppliers to cut production on new iPhones by 10 percent over the course of the next three months, reports Nikkei.
Apple made the request of its suppliers late last month, asking them to produce fewer iPhones for the January-March quarter.
This is the second time that Apple has recently cut down on iPhone production, and Nikkei says Apple made the decision prior to issuing its guidance downgrade last week.
The production revision applies to all of Apple’s new iPhone models, including the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. „The level of revision is different for each supplier and depends on the product mix they supply,“ an [...]
Verizon and Apple last week announced a partnership that provides six free months of Apple Music service to new and existing customers with a Verizon Unlimited plan, and as of today, Verizon customers can sign up for their free Apple Music subscriptions.
Verizon subscribers who have an unlimited plan can visit the Apple Music section on the Verizon website to begin the sign up process. Logging in with a Verizon subscriber account is required, and from there, customers will receive a text message with a link that needs to be opened on a mobile device.
For iPhone and Android users that already have the app installed, it will open it up with subscription options. If [...]