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WSJ: Apple Expects Lower-Priced LCD Models to Represent Majority of iPhone Sales in Upcoming 2018 Lineup

Friday June 15, 2018 9:51 am PDT by
Apple is widely rumored to introduce three new iPhone models in September, including a second-generation iPhone X, a larger version dubbed the iPhone X Plus, and a lower-priced but lesser-featured version. Given the iPhone X Plus is expected to have an OLED display, like the iPhone X, it would be reasonable to assume that the majority of iPhones that Apple plans to manufacture in 2018 will...

Apple Teaming Up With Goldman Sachs for Apple Pay-Branded Credit Card

Thursday May 10, 2018 8:54 am PDT by
Apple is teaming up with investment bank Goldman Sachs for the launch of a new joint credit card that would be placed under the Apple Pay branding. The card could launch as soon as early 2019, according to The Wall Street Journal. At the same time, Apple would end its partnership with Barclays, which offered customers an Apple rewards program and financing deals through a Barclaycard Apple...

Apple Will Start Paying Ireland Billions Owed in Back Taxes 'Early Next Year'

Monday December 4, 2017 8:20 am PST by
In August 2016 the European Commission ruled that Apple must repay 13 billion euros ($15.46 billion) in back taxes dating between 2003 and 2014. According to the EU, the taxes were avoided with the help of sweetheart tax deals from Ireland, and today The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple will now begin paying these back taxes "as soon as early next year." Ireland's Finance Minister,...

WSJ Says iPhone X's Production Issues Due to Fewer 'Romeo' Than 'Juliet' Modules

Wednesday September 27, 2017 5:43 am PDT by
The Wall Street Journal reports that iPhone X production issues were due to a supply imbalance of components dubbed Romeo and Juliet. The report, citing people familiar with the situation, claims it has taken more time to assemble the Romeo module than the Juliet module, both part of the iPhone X's new TrueDepth facial recognition system for Face ID. The so-called Romeo module reportedly...

Apple Has Discussed Investing Up to $1 Billion in SoftBank's Global Technology Fund

Monday December 12, 2016 9:49 am PST by
Apple has held talks with SoftBank about investing up to $1 billion in the Japanese telecommunication giant's global technology fund, according to The Wall Street Journal. A deal has not been finalized, while the current status of the talks could not be determined, according to the report. President-elect Donald Trump and Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son (Image: LA Times) The so-called "SoftBank...

AirPods Delay Attributed to Apple Ensuring Both Earpieces Receive Audio at Same Time [Updated]

Friday December 9, 2016 7:57 am PST by
AirPods were originally slated to launch in October, but the wireless earphones were later delayed. Apple said it needed "a little more time" before they are ready for customers, and it has yet to provide an official update since. While the exact reason for the delay remains unclear, a person familiar with the development of AirPods told The Wall Street Journal that Apple's troubles appear...

iPhone 7 to Start at 32GB of Storage, Replacing 16GB Base Model

Tuesday July 5, 2016 12:39 pm PDT by
In a wide-ranging commentary piece about why now is a bad time to buy a new iPhone, The Wall Street Journal has confirmed that the iPhone 7 will start with 32GB of storage, replacing the infamous 16GB base tier offered since the iPhone 3GS.The new iPhones are expected to have more storage for those photos. Instead of 16GB as a starting point for the entry-level iPhone, the new starting point will ...

Apple's 2016 iPhone Update to Focus on Headphone Jack Removal, Major Changes Won't Come Until 2017

Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:07 am PDT by
Rumors have suggested the 2016 iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will not feature major design changes aside from the removal of the headphone jack, information that has been confirmed in a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus will continue to feature 4.7 and 5.5-inch displays, with only "subtle changes" to the exterior of the devices. Past rumors indicate the...

Apple Working on Mobile Person-to-Person Payment Service

Wednesday November 11, 2015 11:46 am PST by
Apple is in talks with U.S. banks over a potential person-to-person mobile payments service, reports The Wall Street Journal. Such a service would perhaps be positioned as an expansion to Apple Pay, and it would allow people to send each other payments, much like PayPal's Venmo or Square's Square Cash service. Little is known about the talks at this early date, but The Wall Street Journal...

Apple Car Development Speeds Up, 2019 Launch Date Targeted

Monday September 21, 2015 11:09 am PDT by
Apple is speeding up development on its electric car project, reports The Wall Street Journal, giving it a "committed project" label and targeting 2019 as a prospective shipping date. To facilitate a faster launch, Apple will be greatly expanding the number of people working on the car.The go-ahead came after the company spent more than a year investigating the feasibility of an Apple-branded...

Jony Ive Says Apple Watch Hermès Doesn't Make Apple 'Exclusive'

Friday September 11, 2015 8:30 am PDT by
Apple design chief Jony Ive and Hermès artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas recently spoke with The Wall Street Journal about how the Apple Watch Hermès came to be. Interestingly, the two companies began collaborating on the premium Apple Watch last year, several months before the wrist-worn device was released.“It’s something highly unusual for Apple to do—to talk about an unannounced...

Apple Working With More Than 40 Tech Companies to Make iPad a Better Work Tool

Wednesday August 12, 2015 5:43 pm PDT by
Apple is working with more than 40 technology companies to make the iPad a better work tool, according to a new report by The Wall Street Journal. The initiative, which is called the Mobility Partner Program (MPP), is an effort to change the way business is done and boost lagging iPad sales. The initiative is a bet that Apple, which has never been a big player in the $2 trillion annual...

Samsung May Announce Galaxy Note 5 in August to Beat iPhone Launch

Friday July 10, 2015 4:28 am PDT by
Samsung is planning to move up the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 by one month to avoid competing with Apple's annual iPhone event in September, according to The Wall Street Journal. The South Korean handset maker will reportedly unveil the next Galaxy Note in mid-August instead of announcing the smartphone at the IFA Berlin trade show in early September as it has done for four consecutive years. ...

Apple to Order Record-Breaking 85-90 Million Force Touch-Equipped 'iPhone 6s' Models

Wednesday July 8, 2015 8:16 am PDT by
Apple is asking suppliers to assemble a record-breaking 85 to 90 million units of its next-generation iPhone models combined by year-end, according to The Wall Street Journal. That order tops the reported 70 to 80 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units that Apple ordered during its initial production run last year. The report reiterates rumors that the so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s...

Apple Nixed Plans for Apple-Branded Television Set 'More Than a Year Ago'

Monday May 18, 2015 5:28 pm PDT by
Apple shelved plans to introduce a full-blown television set more than a year ago reports The Wall Street Journal, citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans. The company reportedly spent more than a decade researching the possibility of releasing an ultra high-definition television set before deciding to nix the project because it couldn't find untapped features that would give it an edge in ...

Apple Watch in Short Supply Due to Taptic Engine Bottlenecks

Wednesday April 29, 2015 1:42 pm PDT by
The Apple Watch has been available in extremely limited quantities since pre-orders for the device launched on April 10, and a new report from The Wall Street Journal sheds some light on why supplies have been low. A key component of the Apple Watch, the Taptic Engine, was made by two separate suppliers, and the devices created by one of Apple's suppliers were "found to be defective."After mass...

Apple to Add Force Touch and Pink Color Option to Next iPhones, Screen Size to Stay the Same

Tuesday March 10, 2015 6:21 pm PDT by
Apple will add pressure-sensing Force Touch technology to its next-generation iPhones, reports The Wall Street Journal in an article that covers a range of new details on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Currently built into the upcoming Apple Watch and 12-inch Retina MacBook, Force Touch lets devices distinguish between a light tap and a hard press, enabling new gestures. According to the...

June WWDC Launch Looking More Likely for 12-Inch Retina MacBook Air

Wednesday March 4, 2015 9:54 pm PST by
Despite rumors earlier this week suggesting the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air could see a launch during Apple's upcoming March 9 media event, The Wall Street Journal tonight released a report indicating the notebook won't be shipping until Q2 2015. The site shared the tidbit in a detailed report on upcoming features that might be added to the larger-screened 12.9-inch "iPad Pro."While suppliers are...

Apple May Include USB 3.0 Ports on Upcoming 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro'

Wednesday March 4, 2015 9:45 pm PST by
Following up on a report from earlier today claiming Apple has pushed back its plans for the so-called "iPad Pro", asking suppliers to begin production in September rather than this quarter, The Wall Street Journal weighs in with its own claim that Apple is indeed now targeting the second half of this year for the mass production of the device. Mockup of iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini ...

Japan Display Looks to Partner With Apple on New $1.7 Billion iPhone Display Plant

Friday February 20, 2015 6:29 am PST by
Foreign display manufacturer Japan Display Inc. (JDI) is seeking to be Apple's next go-to source for iPhone screens in the future, according to someone "familiar with the matter" (via The Wall Street Journal). With the increase in profit overseas, especially following Apple's attempt at a bigger presence in places like China over the past few months, the source reported that JDI is hoping...