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2018

Goldman Sachs initiates coverage of AAPL stock with neutral outlook, dismisses iPhone X 'super cycle' hype

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Investment firm Goldman Sachs initiated coverage of the investment world's largest company, Apple, this week, and set things off with a pessimistic tone, projecting the stock price will stay relatively flat over the next year.

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Wednesday February 07, 2018

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Apple cracks down on unsanctioned use of its emoji designs in third-party apps

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Apple appears to be taking a harder stance against developers using its custom emoji font, known as Apple Color Emoji, even in the case of apps that have been using the art for years.

Apple Watch can detect early signs of diabetes with 85% accuracy, study finds

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Amid rumors that Apple is working on a non-invasive glucose monitoring system for Apple Watch, researchers are using cutting edge software science to prove the heart rate sensors in current-generation wearables can successfully detect early signs of diabetes.

Apple wants to make it easier to afford pricey products, in talks for new financing deal with Goldman Sachs

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Apple and Goldman Sachs are in conversations, which if fruitful, could result in alternate financing options for Apple buyers across the board in the future.

Apple retail stores to accept Alipay mobile payments in China

Wednesday February 07, 2018

In a move seemingly designed to increase sales and local sentiment, Apple will soon accept payments from popular Chinese service Alipay at its 41 brick-and-mortar stores in the country, the first third-party system in the world to enjoy support from Apple's retail arm.

Apple's proposed Australian flagship store faces public opposition, called 'Pizza Hut pagoda'

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Apple is facing a rare adverse reaction to the design of a proposed global flagship store in Australia, with the Melbourne City Council on Tuesday voting to lobby the government and Apple for a new aesthetic.

ESPN to launch $4.99/month streaming service this spring, live TV requires ESPN subscription

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Disney CEO Bob Iger on Tuesday officially announced plans to debut a long-rumored ESPN streaming service, saying the sports-centric offering will launch this spring as part of a redesigned ESPN app.

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Tuesday February 06, 2018

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Uber reinstates Maps extensions, Siri integration in update

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Uber in an update to its iOS app on Tuesday re-enabled Maps and Siri integrations that were inexplicably removed in January, suggesting the apparent error originated with the ride sharing app and not Apple's operating system.

EU to scrutinize Apple's Shazam takeover on competition concerns from member states

Tuesday February 06, 2018

The European Commission on Tuesday said it will look into whether Apple's proposed Shazam acquisition meets competition standards, following a request by several EU countries.

Apple makes available second macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta, with renamed Books app

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Three hours after the release of the second iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 betas, Apple has deployed the second macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta.

First look: iPhone Battery Health settings in iOS 11.3

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Apple's second beta of iOS 11.3 adds the anticipated iPhone Battery Health section, allowing users to check the longevity and remaining capacity of their device's battery, and also control throttling of it. AppleInsider offers a first look at how it will work when iOS 11.3 ships to the public later this spring.

Apple support page discusses iPhone performance management, throttling options in iOS 11.3

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Apple has published a new page about lithium ion batteries in an iPhone, discussing how they work in simple terms, why throttling is necessary, and how iPhone performance management works in iOS 11.3.

Apple preps second Chinese data center, switch-on not expected until 2020

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Putting aside privacy concerns about the first one, Apple is reportedly laying the groundwork for a second Chinese data center that will go online two years from now.

Data mining efforts reveal quests arriving in future 'Pokemon Go' update

Tuesday February 06, 2018

'Pokemon Go' may soon get an update to add some single player-focused content to the popular Niantic game for iPhone, after data mining efforts revealed elements of a new quest system that could offer more things to do in the game, as well as teaching new players basic gameplay concepts.

Apple unveils second iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3 betas for developer testing [u]

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Two weeks after the debut, Apple has updated the iOS 11.3 beta adding the first Battery Health beta features, and also deployed a new tvOS beta version.

Apple considering whether to offer rebates for full-price iPhone battery purchases

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Apple may offer rebates to people who bought a full-cost replacement iPhone battery to get around throttled performance, according to a newly-published response from the company.

Apple cutting back on bond buys ahead of plans to repatriate foreign cash

Tuesday February 06, 2018

As it gets ready to bring billions in foreign cash back to the U.S., Apple is also reportly drawing back on its purchases of corporate bonds.

Apple error sends Search Ads Basic advertising reports to wrong developers

Tuesday February 06, 2018

An issue with the way Apple provides reports to iPhone and iPad app developers about advertising and installation rates has been uncovered, with a number of app developers claiming to receive reports for apps belonging to other developers instead of their own creations.