Consumer Electronics


  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and adjusted profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 8.5 percent in extended trading. The company, which makes fingerprint ID and touchscreen chips for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's smartphones, reported an adjusted profit...

  • BEIJING, Oct 23- Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it is migrating some data on non-Chinese customers away from its servers in Beijing due to performance and privacy considerations. Data belonging to the privately owned company's non-Chinese users will be moved in several phases to Amazon Inc servers in the United States and...

  • IPad Mini users trade up—and down: Report Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:44 PM ET
    From left: The new iPad Mini 3 and the new iPad Air 2

    Demand for Apple's iPad Mini may be waning as more users gravitate toward bigger—and smaller—devices, according to a Slice Intelligence.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 21- Smartphone users won't recognise the name B2X, but if your battery dies or your screen breaks, the odds are that the company will be working behind the scenes when you seek a repair. "B2X is doing a nice job of stitching together what are all the very disparate processes that go into the aftermarket for mobile phone repair," said Michael Dominy,...

  • Oct 21- Magic Leap Inc, a startup focused on augmented reality technology, said it raised $542 million in a funding round led by Google Inc.. Investors in the latest round included Qualcomm Inc, the world's No.1 mobile phone chipmaker, Andreessen Horowitz, KKR and Legendary Entertainment. Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps at Google,...

  • LONDON, Oct 21- British chipmaker ARM Holdings' predictions of improving smartphone demand and strengthening royalty growth met with a cool stock market response after it fell short of third-quarter revenue expectations on Tuesday. The company that provides the technology that powers the iPhone 6 pointed to Apple's booming sales, but investors will take...

  • FBI Director James Comey on Thursday made his strongest comments yet about encryption features built into new cell phones by Google Inc and Apple Inc, warning they could hurt law enforcement efforts to crack homicide and child exploitation cases. FBI agents are generally able to access information stored on cell phones with a court order related to a...

  • iMac with retina starts at $2,499     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Apple's iMac with retina display will start at $2,499. Brian Sullivan challenges the pricing.

  • Apple unleashes iMac with retina     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Apple has released an iMac with retina display and the iPad Air 2 will start at $499.

  • iPad Air 2 unveiled     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Apple has unveiled the iPad Air 2. Tim Cook says this one's even better.

  • iPad Air 2 features Touch ID     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Apple's iPad Air 2 has touch ID and Apple Pay is built in.

  • OSX Yosemite out today     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports OS X Yosemite is out today and iOS 8.1 will arrive Monday.

  • Apple Pay launches Monday     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Apple Pay will launch Monday October 20th, and Apple WatchKit will roll out in November.

  • Apple's Tim Cook talks     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports from Apple's headquarters, where Apple announced an update to the iPhone 6.

  • Kawasaki: Never say never about Apple     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Apple is holding a product launch event at its headquarters in Cupertino today. Former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki, shares his best guess at what we'll hear from the tech giant. Jon Fortt, weighs in.

  • What to expect from Apple's event     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports from Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, where Apple is holding a product launch event Thursday.

  • Oct 14- Skyworks Solutions Inc, a supplier of radio frequency chips to companies such as Apple Inc, estimated fourth-quarter adjusted profit and revenue above its forecast, sending its shares up as much as 12.5 percent. Skyworks, whose chips connect smartphones and tablets to a telecom network, has been benefiting from higher demand from handset makers,...

  • HELSINKI, Oct 10- Finland dropped out of the small group of euro nations with a full set of top credit ratings on Friday as Standard& Poor's cut its rating to' AA+' from' AAA', citing persistent economic growth problems. Finland has yet to return to its 2008 economic output levels after exports dwindled due to the euro zone crisis, problems at its mobile phone and paper...

  • HTC 're'-inventing itself     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Becky Quick reports mobile handset maker HTC is rolling out two new products this week, and demonstrates the new handheld camera. Quick spoke to Chairwoman and co-founder Cher Wang of HTC about staying competitive.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd initiated an arbitration proceeding in Hong Kong against Microsoft Corp on Tuesday, amid ongoing U.S. litigation over smartphone patent royalties. The arbitration was disclosed in a court filing as part of a federal lawsuit Microsoft filed in August in New York accusing Samsung of refusing to make royalty payments to...