Forget smartwatches, consumers are snapping up these quirky alternatives – CNN | CarTailz

CNN — In 2015, that same year, Apple introduced its smartwatch, a Kickstarter campaign launched for a very different wearable device: a wellness-tracking ring called the Oura. Seven years later, the Apple Watch is the most popular wearable device, while other similar products are falling Google and Samsung too dominate the wearables market. But something … Read more

Elon Musk claims Apple threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store – CNN | CarTailz

new York CNN business — Elon Musk claimed Monday that Apple had “threatened” to remove Twitter from its iOS app store, a move that could be devastating for the company Musk just acquired for $44 billion. “Apple (AAPL) has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why,” Musk said … Read more

“The monthly payments will be pushed even higher.” What can you do when you need to buy a new car? – Market observation | CarTailz

When average monthly new car payments topped $700 in May and car prices hit record highs, many potential car buyers chose to sit on the sidelines until the market normalized. According to data company Cox Automotive, the average monthly new car payment hit another record high of $748 in October. Average payments for used cars … Read more

Apple has a huge problem with its supplier’s iPhone factory in China – CNN | CarTailz

Hong Kong CNN business — A violent workers’ revolt at the world’s largest iPhone factory in central China further shakes Apple’s strained supply and highlights how the country’s strict zero-Covid policy is hurting global tech companies. The troubles began last month when workers left the factory campus in Zhengzhou, capital of central Henan province, amid … Read more

Apple has a huge problem with its supplier’s iPhone factory in China – CNN | CarTailz

Hong Kong CNN business — A violent workers’ revolt at the world’s largest iPhone factory in central China further shakes Apple’s strained supply and highlights how the country’s strict zero-Covid policy is hurting global tech companies. The troubles began last month when workers left the factory campus in Zhengzhou, capital of central Henan province, amid … Read more

Foxconn offers to pay workers to leave its largest iPhone factory after violent protests – CNN | CarTailz

Hong Kong CNN business — Foxconn has offered to pay newly hired workers 10,000 yuan ($1,400) to quit and leave the world’s largest iPhone assembly plant to quell protests that have seen hundreds clashed with security forces at the compound in central China. The Apple supplier made the offer Wednesday after dramatic scenes of violent … Read more

We tried Apple’s new SOS tool if you don’t have cellular service – CNN | CarTailz

CNN business — When Apple announced at its closely watched product launch event in September that it would soon be rolling out an Emergency SOS feature powered by a network of satellites orbiting the Earth, Brooklyn probably wasn’t the remote place most people thought thought to use it. But on a rainy afternoon last week, … Read more

Bills target corporate efforts to thwart product repairs – Sunbury Daily Item | CarTailz

WASHINGTON — After Dyani Chapman’s refrigerator broke, her landlord replaced it with a new one, a cheaper route than repairing the original. When her phone’s screen shattered, Chapman faced a similar dilemma. “When I went in and asked to have it fixed,” repairing the screen almost cost the bill for a new phone, Chapman, state … Read more

“Leasing offers are terrible.” Average payments are up 384%, but here are 7 reasons leasing a car can be better than buying. – Market observation | CarTailz

Leasing a car used to be a popular and flexible way to finance a new vehicle. But rising car prices, low inventories and rising interest rates have sent the practice into a nosedive. “Leasing deals are terrible, and that’s why consumers aren’t choosing to lease,” said Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at Cox Automotive. In 2019, … Read more

“Leasing offers are terrible.” Average payments are up 384%, but here are 7 reasons leasing a car can be better than buying. – Market observation | CarTailz

Leasing a car used to be a popular and flexible way to finance a new vehicle. But rising car prices, low inventories and rising interest rates have sent the practice into a nosedive. “Leasing deals are terrible, and that’s why consumers aren’t choosing to lease,” said Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at Cox Automotive. In 2019, … Read more