iPhone Falls Flat in World’s Largest Untapped Market

That’s the headline of my most recent story, which I wrote with my WSJ colleague Tripp Mickle. It’s on the front page of Wednesday’s print paper and online here. It begins: NEW DELHI–Amit Rajput, who runs a counter selling iPhones in a busy electronics shop here, cuts a lonely figure. He is lucky to sell […]

Why the iPhone Is Losing Out to Chinese Devices in Asia

That’s the headline of my newest story, which ran last week. It begins: NEW DELHI—The iPhone X has set a new benchmark for smartphone prices and bolstered Apple Inc.’s bottom line, but its steep price may be hobbling its future in Asia’s biggest markets and allowing Chinese challengers to grab market share. Buyers from India […]

Our Facebook Live Video On Apple and India

Last week my colleague Eric Bellman and I conducted a live Facebook chat on Apple’s big gamble on India. The video is embedded above and on The WSJ Facebook page here. Eric and I discuss India’s promise as the second biggest smartphone market after China (hundreds of millions of people are getting online for the […]

Our Scoop Yesterday: Apple Manufacturer Assembles First iPhones in India

The exclusive, which I wrote with my WSJ colleagues, begins: NEW DELHI—An Apple Inc. manufacturer has completed a trial run of the first-ever iPhones assembled in India, in an important step in the U.S. tech giant’s push into the fast-growing South Asian market. The manufacturing of Apple’s cheapest iPhone model, the SE, was handled earlier […]

Newley’s Notes 87: China vs. U.S. in India; Apple’s iPhone Plans; RIP Ashley :(

Edition 87 of my email newsletter, Newley’s Notes, went out to subscribers Thursday. To get these weekly dispatches delivered to your inbox before I post them, enter your email address here. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe. Hi friends, thanks for reading Newley’s Notes. Sorry to begin with some sad news, […]

Newley’s Notes 81: Trump and H-1Bs, Apple in India, Silicon Valley Preppers, Full-Auto Crossbows

Edition 81 of my email newsletter went out to subscribers yesterday. It’s pasted in below. To get these weekly dispatches delivered to your inbox before I post them, enter your email address here. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe. Hi friends, thanks for reading Newley’s Notes. WHAT I WROTE IN THE […]

Newley’s Notes 77: Uber in India; Apple Scoop; OMGWTF: New ‘Bladerunner’?

Edition 77 of my email newsletter went out to subscribers yesterday. It’s pasted in below. To get these weekly dispatches delivered to your inbox before I post them on Newley.com, enter your email address here. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe. Hi friends, thanks for reading Newley’s Notes, a weekly newsletter […]

Scoop with a Colleague: Apple Is Discussing Manufacturing in India, Government Officials Say

The story, which ran Tues., begins: NEW DELHI— Apple Inc. is discussing with the Indian government the possibility of manufacturing its products in the country, according to two senior government officials, as the company seeks to expand its sales and presence in the South Asian nation. In a letter to the government last month, the […]

In This Week’s Newley’s Notes: Apple’s Newest Gadgets; Frontline on the election; Super-Sophisticated Poker Cheating

Edition 71 of my email newsletter went out to subscribers today. It’s pasted in below. To get these weekly dispatches delivered to your inbox before I post them here, sign up at this link. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief — and few people unsubscribe. Hi friends, thanks for reading Newley’s Notes. Reader M chastised […]

IPhone 6 Touchscreen Problems? You’re Not Alone

Shown above and online here are a series of Tweets about a very annoying experience I’m having with my iPhone 6, which I bought less than a year and a half ago, in February 2015. The touchscreen has been intermittently failing for several weeks – sometimes it works as it should, and sometimes it’s unresponsive, […]