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Would Apple cancel iPhone X due to "weak demand"?

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Would Apple cancel iPhone X due to "weak demand"? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Monday Highlights: Fears of dwindling iPhone demand prompts two AAPL downgrades, and KGI analyst predicts iPhone X discontinuation by summer due to weak demand, poor sales as opposed to price drop when new models intro'd in Fall—more in our General Interest section; CIRP releases another bit of data today noting 1 out of 5 smartphones bought in the US last quarter was the iPhone X; Apple teams with Malala Fund in order to support girls' education; Hearst ranch in California powers Apple Park with their solar power array; ominous warning sounded on Facebook; some screen time is actually beneficial to children according to Wall Street Journal; might wireless and fast charging put a dent in battery life?; Business Insider's Avery Hartmans recounts her hellish experiences at an Apple Store, which she feels reveal "larger problems with Apple's retail presence".

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple gets second downgrade in a week as Wall Street fears iPhone demand is softening"  CNBC 7:10 AM
  • "Irish back-tax delay adds $1.7bn to Apple's US bill: Timely repayment of state aid would have cut charge on overseas earnings"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:56 AM
  • "S. Korea Joins List of Countries Investigating Apple Slowing Down Phones" Investopedia 6:49 AM
  • "South Korean Prosecutors are Investigating Apple Over the iPhone Throttling Controversy" Gizmodo UK 7:34 AM
  • "BMW is why Apple should build CarPlay into iOS 12"  iMore 7:01 AM
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Tethering Nikon DSLR with the Recently Updated Sofortbild (v1.5)" eXtensions 8:19 AM
  • "How to customize and customize items in macOS High Sierra Finder windows" Apple World Today 7:02 AM
  • "Count Words In Pages, TextEdit and Everywhere" MacMost 10:16 AM
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "Final Cut Library Manager Updated to Version 3.5" fcp.co 7:03 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Is Apple About to Cancel the iPhone X? Poor Sales Mean Device Faces 'End of Life'"  Newsweek 7:29 AM
  • "iPhone X Canceled? Analyst Believes Weak Demand Will Lead To Apple Ceasing Production This Summer"  Tech Times 7:28 AM
  • "KGI: Apple to Discontinue iPhone X Rather Than Sell at Lower Price When Second-Generation Model Launches" MacRumors 10:21 AM
  • "Apple Leak Hints At Possible iPhone X Cancellation, 'Batterygate' Intensifies" The Inquisitr 8:26 AM
  • "Ming-Chi Kuo: low demand could see Apple discontinue the iPhone X this summer" TechSpot 7:29 AM
  • "iPhone X seen as 'strategic success' for Apple as 3D sensing cameras 2 years ahead of competitors" AppleInsider 10:22 AM
  • "How'd the iPhone X Do? It's Complicated" CIRP [2-Page PDF] 10:13 AM
  • "iPhone X Accounted for 1 in 5 Smartphones Sold by Apple in United States Last Quarter According to Survey"  MacRumors 8:28 AM
  • "Apple teams with Malala Fund to support girls' education"  Apple 6:54 AM
  • "Apple partners with Malala Yousafzai to fund girls' education" CNNMoney 6:54 AM
  • "Apple partners with Malala to support education for girls" CNET 6:56 AM
  • "Apple partners with Malala Fund to help girls receive quality education" TechCrunch 7:03 AM
  • "This Hearst ranch has raised cattle since 1865, now it also powers Apple's headquarters" CNBC 7:04 AM
  • "Hearst family ranch is providing solar power to Apple Park" Cult of Mac 7:04 AM
  • "Dixons Carphone warns of squeezed margins as iPhone X boosts sales" Telegraph 7:09 AM
  • "iPhone feature could help save lives: When it comes to emergencies time is crucial." RNN Texoma 7:09 AM
  • "Tim Cook will return to Duke for 2018 commencement address" Cult of Mac 7:04 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook keeps nephew off social media" BBC 10:45 AM
  • "Apple's new iPhone X ad gets a little help from Muhammad Ali" Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Store in Nashville Closing in Early February During Renovations" MacRumors 8:29 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Super Bowl Mac ad airs against the odds" Cult of Mac 7:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Stanford scientists invent AI that can predict death with up to 90% accuracy" BGR 11:25 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg is 'rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic,' author Andrew Keen says: The Facebook CEO's latest reforms to the News Feed are not enough, and he should come up with 'radical solutions,' Keen says." Recode 10:45 AM
  • "Vivo is launching the first phone with an under-the-display fingerprint scanner" Mashable 7:39 AM
  • "What If Children Should Be Spending More Time With Screens? New guidance on children and technology makes the distinction between passive exposure and active play and learning with screens" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:24 AM
  • "T-Mobile Network Again Is America's Fastest (NYSE: TMUS)" 24/7 Wall St. 7:24 AM
  • "T-Mobile finally beats Verizon to become fastest 4G LTE network in U.S." Mashable 7:23 AM
  • "Facebook admits what we all know: that social media can be bad for democracy/'I wish I could guarantee that the positives are destined to outweigh the negatives.'" The Verge 7:05 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "HomePod May Support Multiple User Accounts and HomeKit Scenes That Mute Siri" MacRumors 6:58 AM
  • "Apple's always-listening HomePod mics can be muted" The Verge 7:05 AM
  • "Apple may be close to launching its HomePod speaker: An FCC listing and code references have surfaced in a matter of days." Engadget 7:11 AM
  • "Your iPhone X/8 battery could wear out in about 18 months: Wireless charging and fast charging might be a great solution to the pressures that more power-thirsty devices are placing on batteries, but these solutions could very well cause other problems down the line."  ZDNet 10:14 AM
  • "iOS 11 Now Installed on 64% of Compatible Devices" MacTrast 7:24 AM
  • "iOS 11 news reveals Apple's huge advantage over Android" Express UK 7:26 AM
  • "iOS 11.2.5 Hints At HomePod Supporting HomeKit Scenes, Disable Hey Siri, Recognize Multiple Users' Voices" Redmond Pie 10:44 AM
  • "You can send Apple iMessages from your Android phone, but there's a catch" Express UK 7:28 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:49 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:49 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:49 AM

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Reviews
  • "Review: Motiv's smart ring is a feat of miniature engineering/Its small sensors are sufficient to effectively track your activity and sleep quality" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:27 AM
  • "Smart Home Diary: Ending up with iPhone-controlled blinds after all ... [Video] 9to5Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Logic Pros Review: Apogee's next generation Lightning & USB MiC+ for iOS/Mac" 9to5Mac 10:14 AM
  • "GoPro Fusion: Full review of the new 360° VR action camera" Apple World Today 11:19 AM
  • "Mophie Powerstation AC review: Plenty of fast-charging power, but needs more USB ports" Macworld 6:57 AM
  • "TAP-EX is useful for extending wireless networks in homes, small businesses" Apple World Today 7:38 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to remotely help someone fix their iPhone, iPad, and Mac using Messages screen sharing" iMore 10:22 AM
  • "How to use Alexa's voice support on your iPhone, right now: Here's how to access Alexa's voice commands on iOS, today... plus a tip for using Alexa on your phone to control your home from anywhere." ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "How to Save a Website Bookmark in Safari on iOS 11" MacTrast 8:29 AM
  • "How to Install a VPN on an iPhone: Quick Setup Guide" AddictiveTips 7:12 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iOS update error -- press home button to attempt data recovery" iPhone J.D. 10:21 AM
  • "How about a curved iMac with a Surround Sound system?" Apple World Today 10:10 AM
  • "I had an Apple store experience from hell — and it's clear there are larger problems with Apple's retail presence"  Business Insider 8:50 AM
  • "Understanding Apple and its huge pile of cash" iMore 8:29 AM
  • "What Could Apple Do With An Extra $207 Billion" Forbes 8:05 AM
  • "How Spotify Beat Apple to Charting the Future of Music: Spotify beat back the scourge of streaming album exclusives, and now it's ready to go public. Here's what it says about how fans value artists and platforms."  The Ringer 7:29 AM
  • "iPhone XI: Five Ways Apple Can Improve The iPhone X in 2018" Know Your Mobile 7:29 AM
  • "The case for breaking up big tech" Axios 7:10 AM
Non-Apple
  • "What Has Tech Done to Fix Its Harassment Problem?" Wired 6:58 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Apple Music for Artists' debuts as a new analytics dashboard for musicians" 9to5Mac 12:07 PM
  • "Gboard's built-in GIF creator featuring Motion Stills is already live on iOS" 9to5Google 11:19 AM
  • "Apple Pay donations now accepted in philanthropic app Elbi" 9to5Mac 8:49 AM
  • "Pixek App Encrypts Your Photos From Camera to Cloud" Wired 6:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "How Microsoft Canada approaches workplace collaboration" ITBusiness Canada 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Unleashes New Cloud Growth Via Go-To-Market Program Including Customers As Partners" Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Takes Microsoft's Side in Dispute Against US Government" Softpedia 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft gets support of privacy groups in battle against US" Telecoms 8:58 AM
  • "Exclusive - U.S. sanctions curb Microsoft sales to hundreds of Russian firms" Reuters 8:55 AM
  • "London Police Says It'll Finally Replace Windows XP with Windows 10 This Year" Softpedia 8:55 AM
  • "IBM shares dip despite 27% hike in cloud revenue" Comms Dealer 8:49 AM
  • "Salesforce, IBM and Google relationship status: it's complicated" Banking Tech 8:48 AM
  • "Cloud integration the priority as IBM and Salesforce expand partnership" The Drum 8:48 AM
  • "Michael Dell's MSD fund takes stake in Leumi USA" Globes 8:45 AM
  • "Linus Torvalds slams Intel's Spectre and Meltdown fixes as 'garbage'" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "Configuration errors in Intel workstations labelled security hole" Tech Central 8:44 AM
  • "Intel D415 and D435 Cameras Sport Human-like 3D Vision" DeviceMAG 8:42 AM
  • "Gigabyte Gemini Lake Pentium Silver motherboard released" Hexus 8:41 AM
  • "Intel Optane MEM M10 cache modules appear online" Guru3D 8:41 AM
  • "Gemini Lake Powered Motherboards Spotted Gigabyte J/N series" Guru3D 8:41 AM
  • "AMD vs. Intel: How does tech's oldest rivalry look in 2018?" Digital Trends 8:44 AM
  • "Silicon wars heat up in 2018 – Intel at CES" Converge 8:42 AM
  • "AMD vs. Intel: How does tech's oldest rivalry look in 2018?" Digital Trends 8:39 AM
  • "AMD reveals further Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G specs" Hexus 8:39 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Raven Ridge APUs 2400G, 2200G Offer A Lot Of Cores And Threads For The Price, 3.9 GHz Boost, Vega Graphics" SegmentNext 8:39 AM
  • "AMD Specs of Ryzen 2000G 'Raven Ridge' APUs Revealed" Guru3D 8:39 AM
  • "Digital Realty Adds Oracle to Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem" Light Reading 8:36 AM
  • "Oracle Opens First Innovation Hub in Middle East With a Focus on AI" Al Bawaba 8:36 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Hope For A 'Normal' Dividend Hike" Seeking Alpha 6:54 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow futures retreat as government shutdown stretches into 3rd day/Strategist: 'History says that investors have little to fear from government shutdowns'" MarketWatch 8:31 AM
  • "US stock futures slightly lower, offer muted reaction to government shutdown" FOXBusiness 8:31 AM
  • "Stocks Muted After U.S. Government Shutdown: Yields on 10-year Treasurys edged higher" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:31 AM
  • "Asian markets steady as U.S. shutdown rages on; Apple suppliers take a hit: Samsung, a few others down on fears of low iPhoneX demand" MarketWatch 8:31 AM
  • "European stocks wobble around 2 1/2 year high as UBS falls, Washington wrestles: Sanofi buying biotech firm for $11.6 billion" MarketWatch 8:31 AM

 
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