Apple may provide rebates to those who paid the full $79 price to replace batteries on three iPhone models after admitting that new software had impaired the handsets' performance. The company, which recently released an iOS 11.3 beta upgrade with a battery health monitor, told a Senate committee that it has seen "strong demand" for the new batteries after lowering their replacement cost to $29.
Powermat is working on boosting wireless charging pad output from 15 watts to a maximum of 40 watts, which would dramatically improve charging speeds. Meanwhile, Energous, Ossia and Powercast are developing over-the-air wireless chargers, with Ossia's Cota Tile prototype allowing over-the-air charging at a 30-foot radius.
The Waymo v. Uber trial began Monday, with Waymo CEO John Krafcik testifying to support the company's claims that Uber stole trade secrets through former Waymo employee and engineer Anthony Levandowski. The alleged stolen trade secrets involve driverless car technology, with Uber saying that the information used to develop its own technology was common knowledge among driverless car engineers and was not obtained from Waymo.
On Feb. 5, Aon hosted a live broadcast from the Aon Property Symposium in Orlando, FL. featuring CEOs from some of the world's largest insurers. Panelists discussed the state of the insurance market in the wake of one of the costliest loss years on record for the property market, the viability of modeling systems, advancements in cyber coverage, and what we as an industry must do to invest in innovation and our workforce. View replay here.
Apple will hold off on some originally planned features in its customary iPhone software update this fall amid quality concerns, per a report that follows a series of software and security bugs that have plagued the devices. Also, the company may halve iPhone X production in the coming months, per a Japanese report that pointed to disappointing sales as a possible reason.
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