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Kif Leswing


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Recent articles by Kif:

Every high-end Android phone will support 5G next year, Qualcomm says

Qualcomm announces two chips with 5G support that will be used by smartphone makers in millions of Android phones. → Read More

Apple could change its annual iPhone release schedule, JP Morgan says

If Apple were to launch new iPhones twice a year, as the J.P. Morgan analysts suggest, it would be a major strategy shift for Apple's most important product line. → Read More

Apple's 2020 iPads and MacBooks will have new advanced displays, top analyst says

According to a research note from Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning up to six mini LED devices, including a "high-end" iPad Pro launching in the third quarter 2020, and a 16-inch MacBook Pro laptop launching in the fourth quarter of 2020. → Read More

Apple AirPods see 'surge of demand' and could face holiday shortage, Wedbush says

Apple's wireless earbuds are proving to be the latest hit product from the iPhone maker. → Read More

Apple CEO Tim Cook and President Trump toured a Texas computer factory to tout US manufacturing

"When you build in the United States you don't have to worry about tariffs," Trump said on Wednesday. → Read More

Top Apple exec says students who use Google's 'cheap' laptops at school are 'not going to succeed'

The remarks are an escalation of Apple's rhetoric about the competitive K-12 market in the United States where it is losing to Google and Microsoft. → Read More

Goldman Sachs will reevaluate Apple Card credit limits after bias allegations

Goldman Sachs denied allegations of gender bias and said it will reevaluate credit limits for Apple Card users on a case-by-case basis for customers who claim to be affected. → Read More

Top Facebook exec who left this year says political ads should be fact checked

In September, Facebook said that it will not fact check or remove content posted by politicians except with a few exceptions. → Read More

How Apple CEO Tim Cook charmed President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump and Tim Cook's relationship really started after Trump's election win in 2016, when the Apple CEO and several other CEOs visited the president-elect at Trump Tower. Since then, Apple has became the corporate mascot for Trump's trade war against China. And Cook put on the charm offensive to help save the tech giant's bottom line. → Read More

How Apple CEO Tim Cook won over Trump amid a trade war

The U.S. and China trade war has big tech companies fearful of how tariffs will cut into their bottom lines, but Apple CEO Tim Cook has been able to thread the needle between a volatile American president and the world's biggest consumer market. Cook has spent a lot of time charming the Trump administration, and it seems to be paying off. Here's how Cook made that happen. → Read More

Qualcomm stock spikes after licensing business propels earnings and revenue past estimates

Qualcomm said in its release the strong profit was primarily due to its licensing business, which will continue to benefit in the move to 5G. → Read More

Apple breaks from its typical secrecy to disclose privacy protections in Safari and iPhone location

The disclosures highlight that while Apple is a secretive company, it needs to become increasingly transparent about the nuts and bolts of its software to convince privacy advocates. → Read More

Bernie Sanders slams Apple's $2.5 billion housing pledge

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders slammed Apple's plan to spend $2.5 billion to address the housing crisis in California in a statement on Monday. → Read More

Some old iPhones will stop working on Sunday unless they have the latest software

Some iPhones or iPads released in 2012 or earlier need a software update from Apple or they will stop working correctly at 2 p.m. eastern time on Sunday. → Read More

Apple's long-awaited TV service launches — here's everything you need to know about it

Apple TV+ is a $4.99-per-month service featuring original TV shows and movies bankrolled by Apple. → Read More

Apple is laying the groundwork for an iPhone subscription

Apple could bundle hardware upgrades with services like iCloud storage or Apple TV+ content and hardware. → Read More

Apple is set to report earnings after the bell

Apple's earnings report will show how the company is adapting to a tense trade war between the U.S. and China. → Read More

Apple is about to disclose its first major hint at how well the iPhone 11 is selling

Apple's earnings on Wednesday will provide some early insight into how Apple's new iPhones are selling as investors watch Apple's forecast for its all-important holiday season. → Read More

Apple lets users delete Siri recordings in new iPhone update after apologizing for handling of user data

Apple released a software update for iPhones on Monday that includes several privacy improvements for Siri, its voice assistant, after a report over the summer drew attention to how Apple handles recordings of user voice data. → Read More

Former Apple lawyer in charge of preventing insider trading indicted for insider trading

Former Apple lawyer Gene Levoff was indicted for insider trading, the US Attorney in New Jersey said in a press release on Thursday. → Read More