E-Commerce and Online Retail

Apple lists the cars that can wirelessly charge your iPhone – Engadget

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Sure, you know that most wireless charging pads will top up the iPhone 8 or iPhone X, but what about the pad in your car? That’s a little more complicated, but Apple is willing to help out. It just posted a list of manufacturers whose vehicles can charge the latest crop of iPhones, and it’s mostly good news… mostly. Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo and the…

Apple will reportedly produce only 20 million iPhone Xs this year, half the expected number – CNBC

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Lord & Taylor Building, Icon of New York Retail, to Become WeWork Headquarters – New York Times

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Over the past year, Macy’s has closed dozens of its department stores, though it has held onto its flagship one on 34th Street in Manhattan. But selling off landmarks also comes with risks. Many old-line retailers have struggled to strike a balance between cashing out their valuable real estate and holding on to historic buildings that have come to define their brands. It is a difficult task that Lord &…

iPhone X: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he won’t be rushing to buy new phone on release date – The Independent

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Apple’s new iPhone X might have some important problems, according to one of its most important critics. The new iPhone is expected to be in huge demand, and so little supply that people are likely to be waiting for weeks to actually get hold of it, if they’re not in the queue outside stores. But at least one person won’t be waiting in the queue – the co-founder of Apple….

All the Face-Tracking Tech Behind Apple’s Animoji – WIRED

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A couple years ago, Apple went on a shopping spree. It snatched up PrimeSense, maker of some of the best 3-D sensors on the market, as well Perceptio, Metaio, and Faceshift, companies that developed image recognition, augmented reality, and motion capture technology, respectively. It’s not unusual for Cupertino to buy other companies’ technology in order to bolster its own. But at the time, it was hard to know exactly what…

Google’s latest iPhone rival off to a rocky start – Reuters

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The launch of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) second-generation Google Pixel smartphones has been hampered by display screen problems and pricing and shipping issues, prompting the company to open an investigation and issue multiple apologies to customers. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, which start at $649 and debuted in stores on Thursday, are the lynchpin of Google’s efforts to take on Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) iPhone directly….

New iPhone Details Reinforce Apple’s Failed Gamble – Forbes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Apple’s iPhone gamble was the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus would maintain the momentum of previous iPhone launches as the iPhone X brought new technology to the smartphone space. Between them they would arrest the falling sales of the iPhone and put Tim Cook and his team back in the driving seat of defining the mobile space. Unfortunately as data piles up, the first part of that gamble –…

Google’s latest iPhone rival off to a rocky start – Reuters

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The launch of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) second-generation Google Pixel smartphones has been hampered by display screen problems and pricing and shipping issues, prompting the company to open an investigation and issue multiple apologies to customers. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, which start at $649 and debuted in stores on Thursday, are the lynchpin of Google’s efforts to take on Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) iPhone directly….

New iPhone Details Reinforce Apple’s Failed Gamble – Forbes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Apple’s iPhone gamble was the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus would maintain the momentum of previous iPhone launches as the iPhone X brought new technology to the smartphone space. Between them they would arrest the falling sales of the iPhone and put Tim Cook and his team back in the driving seat of defining the mobile space. Unfortunately as data piles up, the first part of that gamble –…

Google’s latest iPhone rival off to a rocky start – Reuters

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The launch of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) second-generation Google Pixel smartphones has been hampered by display screen problems and pricing and shipping issues, prompting the company to open an investigation and issue multiple apologies to customers. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, which start at $649 and debuted in stores on Thursday, are the lynchpin of Google’s efforts to take on Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) iPhone directly….

iPhone 8: How Does It Handle Speed, Durability, Drop And Water Tests? – Forbes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Apple Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Apple unveiled its latest flagship smartphone — known as the iPhone 8 — on September 12, 2017, and it was released ten days later. This year, Apple skipped the “S” moniker for the flagship smartphone as the company decided to use the iPhone 8 name instead of “iPhone 7S.” The overall design of the iPhone 8 appears to look the same as its predecessors,…

For Samsung, copying the iPhone was a massive gamble – and it paid off – BGR

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Samsung just scored a massive win against Apple in a patent war that seems like it will last forever. It obtained a retrial in one of the cases where Apple scored a significant victory back in 2012. Apple was awarded more than $1 billion in damages, in a verdict that practically confirmed what many people, yours truly included, said for years: Samsung copied the iPhone. But then, Samsung was able…

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak: iPhone X is the first iPhone I won’t buy on ‘day one’ – CNBC

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Where to Get the Best Deals on the New iPhone X – Fortune

Monday, October 23, 2017

So far, nothing is as rewarding as 2016’s iPhone deals. Apple delayed preorders of its new premium iPhone X until this Friday, and now the big wireless carriers have started announcing their deals. Pre-orders start on Oct. 27, with deliveries starting a week later on Nov. 3. But customers may have to wait days, or even weeks to get their hands on the hot new phone amid rumors of component…

T-Mobile is offering $300 off an iPhone X if you trade in your current iPhone – The Verge

Monday, October 23, 2017

All the major US carriers are announcing their iPhone X deals, and now T-Mobile is joining the party with an offer that’s pretty similar to what Verizon and Sprint have on tap: trade in your current “qualifying” iPhone, and T-Mobile will give you up to $300 off your iPhone X. Like Verizon, you’ll have to purchase the iPhone on one of T-Mobile’s installment plans (either the regular “Equipment Installment Plan”…

What if the iPhone 8 Plus is better than the iPhone X? – The Verge – The Verge

Monday, October 23, 2017

It feels like no-one cares about the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Last week it was reported that Apple’s latest iPhones are actually being outsold by their predecessors, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. I can’t vouch for the veracity of that analysis, but it wouldn’t really surprise me if it were true. People that buy iPhones in September are early adopters. Early adopters are likely to wait for the…

Six iPhone Features Creating Buzz – Forbes

Monday, October 23, 2017

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Apple, Samsung face new iPhone damages trial: US judge – Reuters.com

Monday, October 23, 2017

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge has ordered a new trial to determine how much Samsung Electronics Co (005930.KS) should pay Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for copying the look of the iPhone. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California issued her order late on Sunday, 10 months after the U.S. Supreme Court set aside a $399 million award against Samsung, whose devices include the Galaxy. The three Apple patents covered…

Retail Apocalypse? The Sky Isn’t Falling — The Sector Is Just Evolving – Forbes

Monday, October 23, 2017

Never let the facts get in the way of good click-bait it would seem. As some continue to traffic in the sensationalism of the retail apocalypse narrative – others are beginning to question the veracity of it. But let’s parse out the facts from the fiction and look at the data, shall we? JLL research recently did a deep dive on the latest round of store closures, and yes, the…

Apple: Relax, it’s Now a ‘Super-Long’ iPhone Cycle, Says RBC – Barron’s

Monday, October 23, 2017

Shares of Apple (AAPL) are down 31 cents at $155.94, despite an upbeat note this morning from RBC Capital’s Amit Daryanani, who writes that higher prices for the iPhone will offset lower sales volume for the device the next couple years. What had been thought to be a “super cycle” for the iPhone, writes Daryanani, is now a “super-long cycle” as sales stretch out into coming quarters. Daryanani has an Outperform…