In a court filing related to the ongoing dispute with Qualcomm that has resulted in a partial ban on iPhone sales in China, Apple this week warned that upholding the ban would cause „truly irreparable harm“ to Apple, other companies, and consumers if Apple is forced to withdraw its devices from the market, according to Bloomberg.
The ban would cost Apple millions of dollars a day and affect both the Chinese government and consumers, the company added, noting it has created 5 million jobs in China across the supply chain and third-party software developers.
The Chinese government „may suffer hundreds of thousands of tax losses“ from [...]
In its quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Apple this afternoon warned investors about the impact U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods could have on the company.
As Bloomberg points out, the document contains wording suggesting tariffs and other protectionist measures could „adversely affect“ Apple’s business, resulting in lower gross margin or products that are more expensive for consumers.
International trade disputes could result in tariffs and other protectionist measures that could adversely affect the Company’s business. Tariffs could increase the cost of the Company’s products and the components and raw [...]
The New Zealand Commerce Commission today sent a warning to Apple over concerns that the company misled customers about their replacement rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act and Fair Trading Act, reports the New Zealand Herald.
According to the commission, Apple may have violated New Zealand consumer law by telling customers its products have a two year warranty and also referring customers who purchase non-Apple branded products from Apple to the manufacturer for warranty issues.
From an eight-page statement released by the Commerce Commission:
We consider that Apple is likely to be misleading consumers by trying to exclude its liability for non-Apple [...]
Apple recently posted a „lengthy“ cautionary memo on its internal website that uses aggressive scare tactics to warn employees against leaking details about future products to the media, reports Bloomberg.
In 2017, Apple said it caught 29 leakers and that 12 of those people were arrested. „These people not only lose their jobs, they can face extreme difficulty finding employment elsewhere,“ the company said in the memo.
Images of iPhone X components that leaked well ahead of the device’s launch The memo details several instances where sensitive data had been leaked to the media, such as the leaked iOS 11 GM, which divulged details on [...]