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The Apple Vision Pro will take a long time before it becomes a significant part of Apple's business, a report reasons, with the headset business far from reaching iPad sales levels.Apple Vision ProExpectations for initial sales of the Apple Vision Pro are low, with claims Apple has cut down its initial orders for the headset due to difficulties in producing it, alongside general complaints about cost. This may not necessarily be a big issue for Apple, as a report insists that it would take a long time for the headset arm to majorly impact Apple's business anyway. Read more...
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Apple’s contract chipmaker, said it doesn’t expect any immediate impact on its production from China’s decision to restrict the export of two metals widely used in semiconductors and electric vehicles. Ben Blanchard and Roger Tung for Reuters: In a move that a top Chinese trade adviser warned was “just a start,” Beijing said on Monday it would limit exports of products made from the minor metals of gallium and germanium to protect national security. That followed the U.S. decision to impose export restrictions to curb China’s access to key technologies used for artificial intelligence. Taiwan is a major producer of chips used in everything from smartphones and cars to fighter jets, supplying companies like Apple…
China's government has moved forward with restricting exports on certain materials central to chip manufacture — but TSMC does not foresee this will impact production in the short term for Apple devices.TSMCTensions between the United States and China continue, with the two government bodies going back and forth with specific restrictions impacting businesses on both sides. It's notable enough that major companies like TSMC are considering moving some of its operations to Japan, hoping to avoid some potential blowback. Read more...
Spotify will no longer allow customers who previously subscribed to the Spotify streaming music service through the App Store to continue to pay using Apple's platform, reports Variety. Spotify has started sending emails to subscribers who pay using an ‌App Store‌ subscription to let them know that they'll need to make changes. Spotify has not allowed customers to sign up for a Spotify Premium subscription through the ‌App Store‌ for the last seven years. ‌App Store‌ Spotify subscriptions were in fact only available for a two-year period between 2014 and 2016, but some longtime subscribers have continued to pay for Spotify through the ‌App Store‌ since that time. In emails to customers, Spotify says that it is no longer accepting…
Illustration: The Verge The world’s most valuable company briefly crossed the $3 trillion mark on January 3rd, 2022, and today is the first time its market cap has reached that bar again, as individual AAPL shares showed a price above $192 soon after trading began on Friday. In May, CEO Tim Cook reported an all-time high for its installed base of active devices, as well as “an all-time record in services and a March quarter record for iPhone.” That was despite other divisions like Mac and iPad showing results that were down from the previous year, and since then, the company has launched a new 15-inch version of the MacBook Air laptop. Image: Yahoo Finance Five-day chart of AAPL stock…
The European Union’s parliament has passed the Digital Markets Act, which is antitrust legislation that will force every platform to allow the distribution of apps through other digital stores – which will have a huge impact on Apple. And one of the companies most interested in this change is Meta, which has confirmed its plans to turn Facebook into a replacement for the App Store. more… The post Meta wants to turn Facebook into an App Store replacement, at least in the EU appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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