Apple Inc told US lawmakers on Tuesday that its iPhones do not listen to users without theirconsent and do not allow third-party apps to do so either, after lawmakers asked the company if its devices were invading users’privacy.
Two large shareholders urged Apple to study whether iPhones are proving addictive for children and that intensive use of the smartphones may be bad for their mental health.
Apple on Thursday apologized to its customers for slowing down performance of older iPhone models and said it would discount replacement batteries for some of its handsets.
Shoppers surged into Apple Inc stores across the world on Friday to buy the new iPhone X, signalling stronger demand for the 10th anniversary version of the premium smartphone than the last two iterations.
Apple profits soared by a fifth as its flagship iPhone X hit stores in Asia Friday, with the company predicting bumper sales despite its eye-watering price tag.