EU to investigate Apple following Spotify anti-competition complaint

The European Union’s antitrust body is set to launch a formal investigation into Apple on claims that the tech giant’s App Store policies hinder competitors of its Apple Music service. Earlier this year, Spotify lodged a complaint with the European Commission alleging Apple, through its App Store, puts Apple Music competitors at a disadvantage. According to a report from the […]

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iPhone 7 ‘Loop Disease’ audio chip issue targeted in class action complaint

A new class action complaint seeks damages and a hardware recall from Apple over the so-called iPhone 7 “Loop Disease,” an issue that causes audio problems on impacted handsets and can ultimately render the device inoperable. Lodged with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the complaint claims Apple knew of and concealed a hardware defect that […]

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Apple hit with second class action complaint over iPhone 7 ‘Loop Disease’

Apple on Monday was hit with a second class action complaint targeting the so-called “Loop Disease” audio chip issue, a problem known to manifest in some iPhone 7 units after prolonged use. Filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the complaint mirrors a nearly identical lawsuit lodged in Illinois last week that claims Apple attempted […]

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Editorial: The new Services – How will Apple Arcade’s exclusivity, privacy affect Android & Google Play?

Apple has built a very strong position in mobile gaming in its iOS App Store. With Apple Arcade, it is working to create a new pipeline of fun, original, attractive, exclusive games, without ads and where privacy is protected. How will this impact Android and Google Play? Bridging Apple’s platforms, leaping others As the previous article in this series outlined, […]

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Editorial: The new Services – Can Apple Arcade fuel iPhone growth in a slowing smartphone market?

Apple Arcade and related Services are intended to fuel sales of new hardware by attracting new customers and prompting upgrades. But is it realistic to expect that Apple can drive sales growth for iPhone as overall smartphone growth stalls or even contracts globally? Pundits like to say that iPhone “is over” and that Apple has to run out and discover […]

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Editorial: Arguing over iPhone ‘Right to Repair’ is good, but a solid middle-ground is needed

The debate over whether or not to have the so-called “Right to Repair” guaranteed has both sides offering some compelling arguments for and against the introduction of support-related laws, but for the moment, the consumer loses out while the dispute rages on. What is the right to repair? Put simply, the “Right to Repair” is an argument that consumers should […]

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