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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, December 23, 2017


  • "Apple poaches three Amazon video execs: Tara Sorensen led Amazon Studios' kid programming and their second ever hire."  Engadget 7:22 PM
  • "Google Poaches Top Mobile Chip Designer John Bruno From Apple" MacRumors 1:05 PM
  • "Google continues poaching Apple engineers as it ramps up work on in-house chip development"  9to5Mac 4:41 PM
  • "Opinion: How Apple could have prevented the iPhone-slowdown controversy"  MarketWatch 7:43 AM
  • "Court fines Apple for withholding evidence against Qualcomm: It has to pay $25,000 for each day it fails to turn over the needed documents." Engadget 8:53 PM
  • "Apple hit with sanctions in the FTC's case against Qualcomm" 9to5Mac 3:11 PM
  • "Apple sued after it admits to slowing down older iPhones"  CNBC 12/22
  • "Apple's iPhone slowdown sparks lawsuit alleging fraud: The plaintiffs contend that an Apple software tweak that slows down older iPhones was a ploy to spur upgrades to pricier models." CNET 12/22
  • "Apple's iPhone Slowdowns Have Customers Hurrying to Court" Bloomberg 12/22
  • "Days after iPhone battery fiasco, lawsuits against Apple begin to mount: Customers say they would rather have replaced battery than bought a new phone." Ars Technica 12/22
  • "Apple Sued After It Admitted It Slows Down Older Phones" Investopedia 12/22
  • "Apple faces lawsuits after admitting to slowing down older iPhones" Telegraph 12/22
  • "Apple's iPhone Slowdowns Have Customers Hurrying to Court" Bloomberg 12/22
  • "Apple Says It Slows Old iPhones, Stoking Conspiracy Theorists/The Apple Planned Obsolescence Conspiracy Theory Party—of which I'm a vocal, card-carrying member—obtained a substantial piece of new evidence this week: Apple acknowledged it had issued a software update that slows down iPhones with dying batteries." Bloomberg 12/22
  • "Has Apple Lost Its Design Mojo? A generation of peerless products made Apple the world's most valuable company. Now some in the i-universe are questioning if the magic—in the post–Steve Jobs era—is still there. Don't believe the naysayers."  Fortune 12/22
  • "Framing Apple's Cash Position Post Repatriation; No Change To M&A Philosophy: M&A philosophy likely to remain unchanged. With the new tax structure we expect Apple will bring $214B back to the U.S. using a 15.5% one-time repatriation tax rate. We don't expect this cash will change Apple's M&A philosophy, which will likely continue to be focused on sub-$1b technology acquisitions." Loup Ventures 12/22
  • "Apple Sanctioned in Qualcomm FTC Case for Withholding Documents: A judge granted sanctions against Apple Inc. for dragging its feet in turning over documents in the Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit accusing Qualcomm Inc. of forcing the iPhone maker to use its chips exclusively."  Bloomberg 12/22
  • "Apple 2017 in review: The company's biggest moves this past year/A look at some of the biggest moves that Apple made in the last twelve months, and where it might leave us positioned for the year to come."  Macworld 12/22