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Apple dominates all electronics, jewelry companies in ethical sourcing of conflict minerals

11/16/2017, 10:11 pm

A report from a conflict mineral advocacy group puts Apple well ahead of other companies including Google, Microsoft, and Intel in efforts to develop supply chains of metals outside of conflict zones like the Congo.

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Declaration of Apple and Bain Capital's $18B deal for Toshiba's chip business imminent

09/28/2017, 12:09 am

Apple has reportedly finished negotiation of its financial arrangement with Bain Capital and other investors, with a possible announcement of terms of the consortium's deal for Toshiba's chip foundry to be made public as soon as Thursday.

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Interview from 1988 about the Macintosh Portable leak shows how far Apple leaks have evolved

08/21/2017, 11:08 am

A clip from a local news program discussing the then-unreleased Macintosh Portable has been unearthed and uploaded to YouTube, with the news item from 29 years ago serving as a reminder that Apple leaks are certainly not a new phenomenon, and are largely easier to spread now than ever before.

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Apple's services business alone now the size of a Fortune 100 company, beats out Facebook

08/01/2017, 05:08 pm

With Tuesday's earnings report, Apple has officially met its projections of its services alone being the equivalent to a Fortune 100 company.

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Foxconn not ready to talk about location, jobs spawned from US investment

07/26/2017, 08:07 am

Following a the presidential decree that Apple stands poised to open a trio of factories in the U.S. very soon, Foxconn has declared that it is not ready to announce any plans at this time until deals are finalized.

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Ireland gearing up escrow fund, government supervision for $15.2B tax payment from Apple

07/24/2017, 12:07 pm

Nearly a year after the initial declaration, Ireland is making ready to receive a $15.2 billion tax payment from Apple, and hold it in secure escrow until appeals end.

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Apple investing in chemical deposition gear suitable for iPhone OLED screen production

07/24/2017, 08:07 am

A report from the supply chain suggests that Apple is investing in equipment to assist in supplying OLED screens to the "iPhone 8" and beyond, but who will run the gear and for what purpose is not known.

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Attorney Rachel Krevans instrumental in Apple vs. Samsung iPhone patent battle dies at 60

07/21/2017, 02:07 pm

Rachel Krevans, former head of intellectual property for Morrison & Foerster and part of Apple's legal team during its infamous IP courtroom fight against Samsung, died on Wednesday at the age of 60 after losing a battle with cancer.

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Apple ranked as most profitable US company by far on newest Fortune 500 ranking

07/20/2017, 09:07 am

Apple once again has claimed the top spot in global profits, according to Fortune's annual ranking of U.S. companies shaping the world.

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Apple allows publicity, transparency for in-house researchers with new Machine Learning Journal

07/19/2017, 09:07 am

Apple has launched a new machine learning sub-site written by Apple engineers discussing techniques in use for better results and to assist burgeoning developers in the field.

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Apple's bitter dispute with Qualcomm not expected to be resolved anytime soon

07/07/2017, 12:07 pm

Stock analysts are starting to chime in on the Apple and Qualcomm fight, with the fight will take at least another year with little impact on Apple's bottom line.

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Feds said to have filed appeal opposing Apple's retroactive $14.8 billion Irish tax bill

07/04/2017, 01:07 pm

In a first formal step opposing the blockbuster tax ruling by the European Union, the U.S. government has reportedly filed with the European Union General Court to opposition the $14.8 billion mandate by the European Commission.

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Apple claims recent Supreme Court ruling makes Qualcomm iPhone IP agreement invalid

06/20/2017, 09:06 am

Apple has escalated its legal attack on Qualcomm, declaring the iPhone broadband chip license agreement is invalid, and the manufacturer is illegally double-dipping in its demand for a royalty payment for chip technology in conjunction with charging for the chips.

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Samsung order report points to wider adoption of OLED screens in 2018 'iPhone 9' refresh

05/23/2017, 08:05 am

Supply chain rumors from South Korea allege that Samsung has signed another deal for OLED screen production for future iPhones, with up to 180 million screens demanded by Apple.

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'Fair Repair Act' proposal in New York under fire by Apple lobbyists

05/18/2017, 04:05 pm

A bill currently on the table which would require electronics companies to sell replacement parts and service tools to the general public is being challenged by a lobbyist group being funded by Apple.

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Ukranian dev MacPaw is new host of 40-piece Apple hardware museum formerly at Tekserve in NYC

05/11/2017, 10:05 am

App developer MacPaw has been revealed as the purchaser of all of the Tekserve Apple musuem collection, and has put it all on display at the company's office Ukraine.

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Apple publishes new Earth Day videos explaining company's environmental efforts

04/20/2017, 12:04 pm

Apple has published a set of new videos commemorating Earth Day that explain clean energy technologies, Apple's own environmental protection efforts, and feature Apple employees and executives narrating and explaining the concepts behind the programs.

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Apple's efforts to boost in-house chip development amplifies risks to suppliers

04/19/2017, 11:04 am

As Apple continues its market expansion, it appears to be on the cusp of developing its own microprocessors as solutions to cost management and supplier constraints -- and the subsequent fabricator abandonment that occurs as a result has profound repercussions those left behind.

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Analyst floats idea of Apple buying Disney to make 'tech/media juggernaut'

04/13/2017, 08:04 am

A new analyst report suggests that Apple should acquire long-time media partner Disney to smooth out seasonal concerns about earnings and make a massive end-to-end media development and delivery platform -- but this is not the first time this unlikely scenario has been bandied about.

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Japanese Apple manufacturing partner pledges 100% renewable energy use

03/08/2017, 08:03 am

Apple manufacturing partner Ibiden is Apple's first supplier in Japan to pledge the use of 100 percent renewable energy, spread across 20 new energy facilities.

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