Apple may ditch Dialog, analyst says, hitting chipmaker’s shares

Dialog Semiconductor (DLGS.DE) risks losing a crucial supply deal with Apple Inc (AAPL.O), according to a financial analyst who cut his rating on the stock on Tuesday, sending the Anglo-German chipmaker’s shares down by as much as one-third. Bankhaus Lampe reduced its rating on Dialog to “sell” from “hold” as it argued that Apple was working on its own battery-saving […]

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Amazon is invading Apple and Google’s home turf in the war over computing

Apple, Amazon, and Google are all at war over the future of personal computing — and now Amazon is taking the battle to its rivals’ home turf: The smartphone. All three are convinced voice-controlled virtual assistants have the potential to transform how we interact with our devices. Apple has Siri, Google has Google Assistant, and Amazon has Alexa. They believe that […]

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Apple is reportedly reinventing the iPhone’s fingerprint reader

Future iPhones may revolve around more than just an eye-catching curved display. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who frequently (though not always) has a knack for hardware scoops, believes that Apple is designing a whole new Touch ID fingerprint reader for future iPhones and iPads. In order for Apple to virtually eliminate bezels, it needs a reader that sits under […]

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Apple’s next iPhone rumored to have facial recognition powered by a new ‘laser sensor’

Apple’s next iPhone could include some “form of facial/gesture recognition,” according to a research note distributed to clients by Cowen and Company on Wednesday. The note includes several new details about Apple’s upcoming iPhone, which is expected to launch in September. “Other features appear to include some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a new laser sensor and an infrared […]

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