Apple deconstructs used iPhones for recycling at its 9,000-square-foot warehouse in Austin, Texas. Apple uses its proprietary robot technology to break down the phones into useful components at a rate of 200 phones per hour and plans to create a "closed loop" where devices are either refurbished for future use or recycled into materials for new devices.
Samsung Electronics said it will look into reviewers' reports that its Galaxy Fold handset breaks quickly, and is planning to do so ahead of the phone's April 26 launch. The South Korean company issued a statement saying, "...a few reviewers reported having removed the top layer of the display, which caused damage to the screen."
Apple is considering producing either a 5.42-inch iPhone XE or an even smaller 4.8-inch SE model, say reports from the handset's manufacturer Foxconn. The XE features Apple is testing include a bezel-less design and lone 12-megapixel camera.
LG's upcoming smartphone, the V50 ThinQ 5G, will include artificial intelligence services based on the phone's existing data to provide more proactive assistance to users. LG reports the AI option will work faster and more securely than other options that use cloud data to predict needs.
UBreakiFix Founder Justin Wetherill discusses the chain's start and its journey to becoming a 500-store franchise valued at $163 million. Wetherall says it focuses on customer service and notes, that "[w]hile smartphones do represent the bulk of our repairs, we actually offer repair service on anything with a power button."
The consequences for a new business of making even one bad hire can range from costly to devastating. Breezy HR CEO Darren Bounds runs through some common hiring mistakes, starting with leaning too heavily on resumes.
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