mobile technology

A first generation iPhone going up for auction hopes to fetch $50,000

New York CNN — An unopened first-generation iPhone from 2007 is hitting the auction block Thursday – with an estimated value of $50,000. Originally on sale for $599, the first iPhone offered early Apple adopters a 3.5-inch screen with a 2-megapixel camera, plus 4 GB and 8 GB storage options, internet capabilities and iTunes. It …

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Forget smartwatches, consumers are buying up these quirky, alternative wearable devices

CNN — In 2015, the same year Apple introduced its smartwatch, a Kickstarter campaign launched for a very different kind of wearable device: a wellness-tracking ring called the Oura. Seven years later, the Apple Watch is the most popular wearable device while other similar products from Google and Samsung also dominate the wearables market. But …

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Elon Musk says Apple ‘threatened to remove’ Twitter from its app store

New York CNN Business — Elon Musk claimed on Monday that Apple had “threatened” to remove Twitter from its iOS app store, a move that could be devastating for the company Musk just acquired for $44 billion. “Apple (AAPL) has also threatened to remove Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why,” Musk …

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Apple has a huge problem with its supplier’s iPhone factory in China

hong kong CNN Business — A violent uprising by workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory in central China this week further clouds Apple’s strained supply chain and highlights how the country’s tough zero Covid policy is harming to global technology companies. The unrest began last month when workers left the factory campus in Zhengzhou, …

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Foxconn protests: iPhone factory offers to pay employees to quit and leave Zhengzhou campus

hong kong CNN Business — Foxconn has offered to pay newly hired workers 10,000 yuan ($1,400) to resign and leave the world’s largest iPhone assembly plant, in a bid to quell protests that have seen hundreds of clashes with security forces in central China compound. The Apple supplier made the offer on Wednesday following dramatic …

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China zero-Covid: Workers at Zhengzhou iPhone factory clash with police, show videos

Beijing/Hong Kong CNN Business — Workers at China’s largest iPhone assembly plant were seen confronting police, some in riot gear, on Wednesday, according to videos shared on social media. Videos show hundreds of workers confronting law enforcement officers, many wearing white hazmat suits, at the Foxconn campus in China’s central city of Zhengzhou. In the …

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