As we commence 2018, it’s maybe nothing unexpected that a portion of the greatest Apple news things fixated on the iPhone. The week commenced bigly with reports that Apple has marked manages producing accomplices to construct the organization a 6.5-inch iPhone that could be discharged in the not so distant future. It was flanked by reports of Apple elucidating which iPhone models will meet all requirements for the organization’s $29 battery substitution and which models won’t.
Apple’s stock price rose an impressive 46% in 2017, closing the year at $169 per share, near its all-time high of $177, which was also hit in 2017, as investors hopped on the tech giant’s train ahead of its big product launch in September. Meanwhile, the S&P 500climbed a less impressive 19% in 2017. Some people think Apple could be the first company to hit $1 trillion in market cap in 2018, a 14% jump from where the stock is now. What could drive the stock higher in 2018? Here’s a quick look at some of the new products and services you can expect from Apple in 2018.
Mac watchers were likewise shocked for the current week to learn of Apple Music boss Jimmy Iovine’s intends to leave the organization this year, and were likely not very satisfied to take in a processor blemish has left their Macs, iPhones, and iPads in danger.
This is Fortune’s latest weekly roundup of the biggest Apple news. Here’s last week’s roundup.
- Apple is said to have signed a deal with Korean screen maker LG Display to supply 6.5-inch displays for an iPhone planned for later this year. That iPhone, the biggest Apple has ever released, could be known as the iPhone X Plus, according to reports. An update to last year’s iPhone X, which comes with a 5.8-inch display, is also reportedly on tap. That update will keep the 5.8-inch screen.
- After an iPhone battery kerfuffle late last year forced Apple to apologize and offer iPhone users $29 upgrades on poorly performing batteries, the company this week clarified which devices qualify for the replacement. According to Apple’s site, the iPhone 6 and newer, including the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, are all eligible for a $29 battery replacement. Those looking for a new battery need to bring a working iPhone into an Apple Store and the tech giant will replace the battery.
- Jimmy Iovine, the head of Apple Music and a longtime music industry titan, will leave the company in August. It’s believed Iovine’s departure coincides with the timing of his shares in Apple fully vesting follow a $3 billion 2014 buyout of the Beats music company he co-founded with Dr. Dre.
- Apple’s Macs, iPhones, and iPads are all vulnerable to chip flaws revealed this week. Those flaws, called Meltdown and Spectre, could allow malicious hackers to take advantage and hack remote machines. In a statement this week, Apple said that it’s working on a fix to the flaws and will release the patch soon, so hackers won’t be able to exploit its hardware and steal user information.
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- Apple this week acquired a Canadian software company named Buddybuild. The startup specialized in the development of coding tools for application developers. The Buddybuild team will now work in Apple’s Xcode engineering group, where they’ll be tasked with improving the tech giant’s suite of Xcode software development tools.