In-Depth: Why did iPhone revenue tumble 15 percent?

A strong US Dollar has caused runaway price hikes in emerging markets that have made the new iPhones unappealing to foreign buyers.
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Another Japanese carrier cutting iPhone XR prices

A discount on new iPhones from the carrier side never really happens, but this year, we’ve seen plenty of it happening, especially for the iPhone XR…

Sprint and T-Mobile parents pledge to excise Huawei equipment to score merger approval

Deutsche Telekom and SoftBank are reportedly promising to US regulators that they will get rid of Huawei equipment on all of their networks.

The price for the iPhone Xr has dropped by $100 in Japanese carriers

The iPhone Xr is starting to get price cuts in a Japanese carrier thanks to indirect help from Apple that wants to boost its sales

Amazon agrees to list iPhone, iPads, other Apple products

It already sells MacBooks and has made great strides to carry the Apple TV line. Now, more of Apple’s goods are on the way to Amazon.

Apple offers free repairs in Japan after devestating floods

Hundreds are dead in the aftermath of massive flooding in the country’s west. Apple is offering repairs of its products for free.

LG Android One phone leaked by Q Stylus source code with T-Mobile link

It’s a lightweight device that has a few kinks to it that other regional variants would not have. And it’s all from open source information.

Sharp Aquos R2 pairs ‘high speed’ IGZO screen with unique dual rear camera setup

Inspired by the Essential Phone rather than Apple’s iPhone X, the 6-inch “edgeless” Sharp Aquos R2 packs a Snapdragon 845 processor and two somewhat unusual rear-facing cameras.

Essential Phone now shipping direct to Canada, Japan, Europe

Essential products purchased from the company’s website can now make it over to five more countries. Canada already had PH-1 carriage from Telus, but not unlocked.

LCD maker Japan Display needs $500 million to make LCDs, not OLEDs

JDI’s biggest client is Apple and, depending on how this year’s iPhones will sell, these moves could leave the company in a lurch.

6th-gen iPad 9.7 is actually more affordable in Canada, Europe

In many cases, these discounts are roughly in the range of US$20 to US$50, which makes Apple’s claim about this iPad being “the most affordable” one pretty true. Just don’t worry about the Apple Pencil.

Sharp Android One S3 costs $300 in Japan

Sharp introduced its third Android One device into the Japanese market and this one actually sticks to one of the program’s facets: affordability.

Discovered by accident, this self-healing glass doesn’t need heat

Imagine smartphone or tablet screens made of this stuff. No need for cases, no chance of burning your hands through the screen…

Qualcomm takeover of NXP to be approved by Japan, EU

This deal has been running through the approvals process over the past year, but eyes have been especially focused here since Broadcom’s big bid.

Sony 2Q17 earnings are great, just not for Xperias

Sony Mobile is doing okay in sales year over year, but major challenges continue to tear a hole in its balance sheet. But hey, that’s what Spider-Man’s for.

More than 7 million Nintendo Switch consoles sold in 7 months

The WiiU days of decline are truly over. And these numbers don’t even factor in Super Mario Odyssey. Meanwhile, Super Mario Run is doing well.

Sharp AQUOS R compact tucks selfie camera into under-5-inch display

4.9 inches at 2032 x 1080. It’s an oddity in display resolutions, but it’s bright, it refreshes quick and it’s on a small form factor smartphone.

At least seven iPhone 8 units have split apart

Two reports came out of Japan and Taiwan. One more then got out from Taiwan. Then came Canada, China, Greece and Hong Kong. What’s up with the iPhone 8?

Google Home Mini is donut-sized harbinger for Google Assistant upgrades

The $49 donut-sized smart speaker will be available from October 19 in the US and in six other regions as well. All for more AI in the house.

Apple investigating iPhone 8 Plus units coming apart

Two cases, one each in Japan and Taiwan, have shown up in the first week of iPhone 8 Plus deliveries. The screen and body come apart.

US iPhone market share grew in the spring, Huawei shrank in Europe

Kantar Worldpanel measured iPhone market share gains on Android in five of its nine tracked individual markets in the second quarter.

Sharp expanding from Asia to Europe for smartphones by spring 2018

The Foxconn subsidiary is expanding its mobile realm from Asia for next year as it plans on selling what it will exhibit at MWC 2018.

Sony 1Q17 earnings show overall success, more mobile sales

The Japanese conglomerate was able to rack up more sales for its Xperia phones than a year ago and has cut business costs to extract operating profit.

Toshiba chip business sale back to square one after SK Hynix hostility

The South Korean rival, which would’ve only operated the business, was reportedly looking for equity, too — a no-go for Toshiba.

Wena Wrist Leather bands with FeliCa available for pre-order

The Sony-backed venture has gone on to iterate with a new design watch case for its reserved smartwatch. There’s also FeliCa support in those leather bands.