Apple said the latest operating system updates have made it possible to protect users from Meltown attacks and that Apple Watch is unaffected by Meltdown. Plans to release patches in Safari over the next few days to help users resist Specter's impact.
However, Apple shares did not fall the next day, but significantly higher. On Friday, Apple shares rose above $ 175 intraday and rose more than 1% in the day, back more than a week ago. More than a week ago, the media in Taiwan came out Apple will be the first quarter of this yeariPhoneExpected sales plunge 40% of the news, triggering Apple shares fell, since then Apple has not returned to above 175 US dollars.
For ARM and Intel processor chip loopholes, Apple commented on Friday that the Apple Watch has not been Meltdown and Specter these two loopholes.
In the end, Apple closed up 1.14% on Friday, to close at 175 US dollars, after the session continued to rise. Intel closed up 0.7%, after the slight decline.
Earlier mentioned on Wall Street, the chip loophole was first broke from the chip giant Intel. On Tuesday, Intel said its processors have a flaw in the design of the two vulnerabilities mentioned above, and the computers that have used their products for more than a decade have the potential to suffer. Including AMD, ARM and other friends also have similar problems.
After the vulnerability was discovered, as of Thursday's close, Intel's stock fell nearly 6%, its rival AMD shares soared 15%.
Apple's acknowledgment of the loopholes in the statement means that in the last month, "Battery Gate" incident and product quality problems.
Late last month, Apple acknowledged the old phone frequency down practice, emphasizing that this is intended to prevent the accidental shutdown of the old model "function." Two iPhone 7 users filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. court in California since then, saying they had never agreed to Apple to reduce its mobile phone and claim compensation. Apple suffered a crisis of credibility.
Apple last week released a statement that let the previous generation iPhone slow down to protect the stability of the battery to apologize, denied deliberately shortened product life, and proposed to extend the warranty period of the newer models of iPhone battery replacement from 79 dollars To 29 US dollars, the duration of late January to 2018 December.
Wall Street anecdote cited Barclays this week, analysts said Apple's low-cost battery for the strategy may make this year's iPhone sales reduced by 16 million.
Barclays analysts expect about 519 million subscribers to qualify for a $ 29 preferential battery upgrade and at most 10% will opt for a $ 29 replacement battery, and 30% of those will choose not to buy a new one this year.
In fact, Apple has good news lately. On New Year's Day, app store sales reached as high as $ 300 million. Spending more than $ 8.9 billion at the Apple Store during the week starting Christmas Eve means that Apple's total revenue during the holiday season exceeded $ 1 billion.