Apple wants tax incentives to boost iPhone assembly in India


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One of the first iPhones "assembled in India."
Photo: Indian Express

Apple is hoping to secure new tax incentives in India that will allow it to increase local iPhone production and export more devices to be sold in other countries.

The company has teamed up with other large names in the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) to propose a raise in export credits on smartphone shipments, as well as tariff cuts on imports of components and machinery.

The group argues that manufacturing growth cannot be sustained and accelerated without the changes.

Apple dangles extra $100 trade-in for iPhone XS/XR buyers


iPhone XR battery life is the best of any iPhone on the market.
The iPhone XR is now even more affordable.
Photo: Kristal Chan/Cult of Mac

Getting your hands on the newest iPhones just got a little bit cheaper.

Apple hasn’t knocked the price down on the iPhone XS or iPhone XR yet, but the company is offering a limited-time promotion that gives customers up to $100 extra when you trade in an old iPhone for a new one.

A second iPhone model is now being made in India


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The iPhone 6s is making a comeback in India.
Photo: Apple

Apple supplier Wistron has started production of the iPhone 6s at its factory in Bengaluru, India.

This marks the second iPhone to be produced in India. Last year, Wistron began producing the iPhone SE in India. The iPhone 6s, which launched in 2015, is a logical choice as a follow-up due to the popularity of the handset in India, thanks to its cheaper price.

iOS 11.4 is killing battery life on some iPhones


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How's battery life on your iPhone with iOS 11.4?
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Apple rolled out iOS 11.4 in late May, finally delivering AirPlay 2 and stereo support for HomePod. If you haven’t already updated, you might want to avoid it for now.

Some iPhone users are reporting battery life problems after installing Apple’s latest release. It seems the issue affects everything from the iPhone 6 to the iPhone X.

Apple adds new alert when your iPhone battery is failing


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Here's what to do when you get this message besides panic. (Ok, maybe a little panicking is OK.)
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

iOS 11.3 has a new warning that users of older iPhones should dread. It’s a notification that the device shut down because the battery couldn’t provide peak power. Here’s what to do if this happens to you.

Week’s best Apple deals: Get the new iPad at discount!


Save on the new iPad. You can use the money you save to buy an Apple Pencil!
You can use the money you save to buy an Apple Pencil!
Photo: Apple

An iPad sale? Already?!? If you want to save on the new iPad that Apple unveiled this week, you’re in luck. Best Buy is offering the tablet at the best price with a store gift card.

Plus, save on AirPods at Costco. Or choose from a wide selection of refurbished phones, accessories and more at the TechRabbit March Mobile Madness Sale.