Samsung is planning to launch a new program selling refurbished used versions of its smartphones as early as next year, according to sources who spoke to Reuters. The Korean tech firm is seeking ways to sustain its earnings after the company posted its best profits for two years following a restructuring of its mobile lineup. ...continue reading Samsung Could Sell Refurbished Smartphones in the U.S. By Next Year

August 21, 2016, 4:49 PM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Linkedin Share icons On Friday, The New York Times reported that, in addition to murky negotiations with General Motors, Lyft has broached acquisition talks with Apple, Amazon, Google, Didi Chuxing—and even arch-rival Uber. The talks and inquiries have taken place over the past several months, and ...continue reading Lyft Reportedly Failed to Sell Itself to Apple, Amazon, Google—and Uber – Fortune

An Apple a Day is a weekly roundup of the biggest Apple news this week. To see last week’s roundup, click here. While nothing major came out of Cupertino this week, speculation continues to run rampant over what hardware Apple aapl will eventually announce, and when. All signs are pointing to an early September unveiling ...continue reading An Apple a Day: Waiting On the Big Announcements – Fortune

An Apple a Day is a weekly roundup of the biggest Apple news this week. To see last week’s roundup, click here. While nothing major came out of Cupertino this week, speculation continues to run rampant over what hardware Apple aapl will eventually announce, and when. All signs are pointing to an early September unveiling ...continue reading An Apple a Day: Waiting On the Big Announcements – Fortune – Fortune

Apple's demand that overseas suppliers lower their quotes for iPhone 7 parts and components has been met with resistance from makers, according to Taiwanese website DigiTimes. Apple is said to have asked downstream part and component suppliers, excluding TSMC and Largan Precision, to reduce their quotes for iPhone 7 devices by as much as 20 ...continue reading Taiwan Component Makers Refuse to Lower Quotes For iPhone 7 Parts

Lens Technology is First Supplier to Commit to 100% Renewable Energy for All Apple Operations All 14 Final Assembly Sites in China are Now Zero Waste Compliant BeijingAugust 17, 2016Apple today announced a significant commitment by major supplier Lens Technology to run its Apple operations on entirely renewable energy. This unprecedented commitment, combined with zero ...continue reading open share options for Apple announces environmental progress in China – Apple Newsroom (press release)

Apple doesn’t talk about its supply chain very often, but the company does love to tout its environmental efforts. On Tuesday, Apple announced that its supplier Lens Technology has committed to using 100 percent renewable energy to manufacture glass for Apple, by the end of 2018. Lens Technology is expected to use wind power to ...continue reading Apple steps up environmental efforts in China

Apple continues to build upon the transit coverage of Apple Maps, today adding the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and the City of San Antonio to supported areas in Texas. In Dallas-Fort Worth, Apple will now offer up routes that include transportation by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail commuter service and streetcar line, as ...continue reading Apple Maps Expands Transit Data to San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth

Pokémon fans in 15 countries got their first chance to play wildly popular mobile game Pokémon Go over the weekend, but prospective players in China, India, and Korea are still waiting for the title to debut in their own territories. Niantic confirmed trainer locations on Friday in the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, ...continue reading Pokémon Go Debuts in 15 Asian Countries, But Not India or China

Despite India's overall healthy growth in the smartphone market -- currently sitting as the third largest behind China and the United States -- Apple is having a tough time gaining ground in the country. According to a new report from Strategy Analytics, Apple saw a drastic percentage dip in iPhone users from 2015 to 2016, ...continue reading Apple Continues to Struggle in India as iPhone Sales Drop 35 Percent in 2016