Apple expands iPhone Upgrade Program; Xiaomi reportedly planning to make its own chips

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Apple is now offering its iPhone Upgrade Program to users who purchased their phones online. Mac Rumors article

> China's Xiaomi reportedly plans to make its own chips. Korea Times article

> Apple is expected to report its first quarterly revenue fall since 2003. Re/code article

Mobile Developer News

> LG's gambit to open its G5 expansion slot doesn't guarantee developers will show up. Editor's Corner

> Developers are reacting to RoboVM, a company that enables native iOS and Android development in Java, that recently announced it will discontinue its service on April 30, 2017. Developer Voices

Telecom News

> CenturyLink may not be interested in selling dark fiber indefeasible rights of use (IRUs) leases to other carriers, but it does sell the service to government customers as part of a managed service offering. Article

> Google Fiber may be in less than a handful of markets today, but it's clear that the service provider's presence is driving incumbent telcos and cable MSOs like AT&T and Comcast to rethink their pricing plans even for their lower speed tiers. Article

Cable News

> Turner Networks has made its anticipated move into subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) streaming, announcing a new service, launched in partnership with the Criterion Collection, aimed at film buffs. Article

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has submitted an order to the agency's five-person commission formally recommending Charter Communications' purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Article

And finally… Social media stands as the next major battleground for counterfeiting. Article