HOBI News of the Week 7/25-7/29

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 7/25-7/29 Apple announces sale of one billionth iPhone Yesterday morning, Apple announced the sale of its one billionth iPhone. While this news shows the iPhone still remains a popular option among consumers, but iPhone sales have been falling for two consecutive quarters. Counterfeiting…

Apple announces sale of one billionth iPhone

Yesterday morning, Apple announced the sale of its one billionth iPhone. While this news shows the iPhone still remains a popular option among consumers, but iPhone sales have been falling for two consecutive quarters. Last quarter, Apple sold 40.4 million iPhones, a 7.1 million decrease from the 47.5 million sold one year ago. With consumers…

Counterfeiting argument continues, experts question validity

Earlier this month, the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER) proposed the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA). SEERA aims to provide framework regarding the exportation of electronics to prevent the circulation of counterfeited goods. The main reasoning behind SEERA’s adversity towards counterfeit electronics is the correlation between counterfeiting and a threat towards national…