Foxconn Looks Beyond China to India for iPhone Assembly

That’s the headline on a story I wrote yesterday with my colleagues Yang Jie, Yoko Kubota, and Rajesh Roy. It begins: Apple Inc.’s largest iPhone assembler, Foxconn Technology Group, is considering producing the devices in India, people familiar with the matter said, a move that could reduce Apple’s dependence on China for manufacturing and potentially […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

By Me Last Week: How Apple’s Trying to Win India

I was in India recently working on a story about Apple’s strategy to win over consumers in the world’s second-most-populous country. The piece, which ran last week, begins: NEW DELHI—Amid concerns that China’s slowing economic growth could sap demand for iPhones, Apple Inc. is increasingly turning its attention to one of the last big countries […]

My iPhone Home Screen, Early 2016

I’ve seen a few people posting about what they’ve got on their iPhone home screens now, with the new year upon us, and was inspired to do the same. I look forward to seeing how this changes over time. Here goes: On the top row, I’ve got the standard calendar app (I’ve tried the popular iCal alternatives, notably Fantastical, but was […]

Off topic: My Favorite Bangkok Sunset Photos

Photographic cliché or not, I am a sucker for sunsets. I often post Bangkok sunset pics to my Instagram feed (I’m @newley). And I just realized I’ve snapped many such images over the last year or so. Here are some of my faves. All images were taken with an iPod Touch or an iPhone 3GS, […]