Jefferson Graham USA TODAY Published 12:46 PM EST Dec 17, 2018 LOS ANGELES — Josie Taylor swore by her Apple phones for years. Until recently. The era of the $1,000 iPhone was just too much to bear. So when her battery died and it was time for a new model, and her wireless company offered her a Samsung Galaxy S8 phone, for free, she jumped. And has never looked back. “For the most part, I have been really satisfied,” she notes. “There is no reason to spend $1,000 for a phone. There just isn’t.” She is not alone. Apple has been having a rough time of it on Wall Street recently, in the wake of several Asian suppliers cutting back on their guidance, suggesting that sales for the new phones are way softer than expected. Analysts say Apple has cut back on production to compensate. Daniel Ives, an analyst with Wedbush Securities, says Apple will sell as many as 10 million fewer phones in 2018, due to the price hikes on the new top of the … [Read more...] about Android vs. iOS: What would make you walk away from your iPhone?
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Apple has reportedly moved towards using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens in all three of its new iPhone models planned for 2019, while also releasing the latest version of its iOS software, 11.4, and new international market locations for its HomePod speaker. The announcement, revealed today by South Korea’s Electronic Times, has sent share prices of one of Apple’s main suppliers for iPhone liquid crystal display (LCD) screens tumbling to a record low, as Japan Display has fallen behind in recent months on OLED production plans. As of the end of this morning’s trading, Japan Display’s stock was down 10.1 per cent at a market value of about ¥ 104bn (£724.5bn), but it fell as much as 21 per cent after the news broke. Meanwhile shares in LG Display gained 5 per cent. The report cited multiple unnamed industry sources in explaining Apple’s decision to include OLED panels in the next three iPhone models, while representatives from both … [Read more...] about Apple reported to be adopting OLED iPhone screens with new HomePod and iOS releases, as current provider Japan Display’s shares slump
The new Conservative-led administration which has taken over the running of Derby City Council is busy trying to decide its priorities. At the same time, it is digging down into the state of the authority’s finances. Previously, the council was led by the Labour group with a one-seat majority overall, which it lost on May 3 at the local elections. Although it remains the largest single party with 23 seats, the three weeks since the elections have seen the opposition parties - Conservatives, 20 seats, Lib Dems, five and UKIP, three seats - vote together to put the Tories into power during a full council meeting on Wednesday night. New council leader Chris Poulter and cabinet member Mick Barker have spoken about the group’s initial plans which are based on the manifestos of all three opposition parties, where they share similar aims. Concerns have been expressed by the public over the future of the Assembly Rooms, Derby Arena and the new Moorways swimming pool. Here, Mr … [Read more...] about Revealed: Derby City Council plans for Moorways, Assembly Rooms and Market Hall
There is something irresistible about looking at other people's interior design. After all, who hasn't flicked through a magazine or scrolled through Pinterest or Instagram just to look at other people's design successes (and if we are honest, their fails). Style-conscious homeowners across the county look for ideas and post their own successes via various sources and one home improvement company is offering cash for those that do. The ‘Styled By Me’ competition is being run by Anglian Home Improvements and will be judged by interior stylist, Sophie Robinson. The firm wants Derby house holders to share photographs of their swoon-worthy interiors in return for the chance of winning a cash prize. Liza Wrigley, digital marketing manager for Anglian, said: “We were inundated with entries when we introduced ‘Styled By Me’ last year, with so many people taking the opportunity to showcase their fabulous interiors. "We had everything from striking hallways and … [Read more...] about How you could win £1k just by sharing a picture of your home
The leaders of the three parties who are set to shape the future of Derby City Council have said their individual manifestos hold the key to what will happen in the next few months. It has been agreed that with the help of Councillor Ruth Skelton, leader of the city's Lib Dems, and UKIP leader Councillor Alan Graves, Councillor Chris Poulter will lead a Conservative minority administration, if the situation is ratified at next Wednesday's full council meeting. This follows the loss of Labour's one-seat overall majority at the local council elections on May 3, which also saw the party lose its leader Ranjit Banwait to UKIP in Boulton ward. His place has now been taken by Councillor Lisa Eldret, who was voted in unopposed at the party's AGM last week. The past two weeks have seen dialogue between all of the parties as both Labour or the Conservatives have sought to set-up a minority administration. Labour were left with 23 seats after the election, losing three in total; Conservatives … [Read more...] about ‘Best day for Derby for years’ on cards, says councillor as power sharing likely