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Apple R&D, property investments reach all-time highs in Q1

01/27/2016, 06:01 pm

In detailed earnings results for the first fiscal quarter of 2016, Apple said it spent more than $2.4 billion on research and development operations, while gross property and related expenditures grew to $51.3 billion.

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Apple CFO says 'fair' outcome in Irish tax investigation would be no money owed

01/27/2016, 05:01 pm

On Wednesday Apple CFO Luca Maestri attacked an ongoing European Commission investigation into the company's tax deals with Ireland, claiming that a "fair" decision would find the iPhone maker owing nothing.

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San Jose signs off on massive new Apple development, company's plans still nebulous

01/27/2016, 01:01 pm

The San Jose city council has reportedly approved a development agreement allowing Apple to build up to 4.15 million square feet of space in the north of the city, even though the company itself hasn't yet decided what its interests are.

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Apple reaches global install base of more than 1B active devices

01/26/2016, 06:01 pm

Apple announced a major milestone as part of its quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, noting that more than 1 billion devices pinged its servers over the three-month period ending in December.

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Apple sees growth in China amid currency headwinds, contraction in US and Japan

01/26/2016, 05:01 pm

Apple revenues exhibited regional growth in China over the first fiscal quarter of 2016, but currency headwinds clipped the company's wings, prompting the release of so-called "supplemental material" to explain what some might view as concerning trends.

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Fake Apple retail stores on the decline in China

01/26/2016, 01:01 pm

As Apple has expanded its retail presence in China, the number of knockoff locations falsely parading as official Apple Stores has declined in the city of Shenzhen, a new report reveals.

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Microsoft Windows Phone chief Joe Belfiore tweets from an Apple iPhone

01/26/2016, 12:01 pm

In the midst of a monthslong leave of absence from his post as head of the company's operating systems group, longtime Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore on Tuesday tweeted from an iPhone, which made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.

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Apple invention uses spherically curved photosensor for smaller, better iPhone camera

01/26/2016, 02:01 am

In its quest for high-performing, flexible and -- most importantly -- small imaging systems, Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for a spherical photosensor and lens array that provides high-resolution capture in an incredibly compact package.

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VirnetX seeks $532M from Apple in patent infringement retrial

01/25/2016, 11:01 pm

Patent holding firm VirnetX argued in court on Monday that Apple should pay $532 million for allegedly infringing on intellectual property protecting secure communications, a sum nearly 45 percent higher than an initial damages award vacated last year.

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Twitter removes ads for MVPs in bid to drive engagement

01/25/2016, 09:01 pm

Twitter is reducing the number of ads high-value users see in their feeds, or nixing them altogether, in a bid to keep the VIPs producing content, according to a Monday report.

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Apple to open 33rd Chinese Apple Store in Qingdao on Jan. 30

01/25/2016, 04:01 am

Apple is closing in on its goal of opening 40 new Apple Stores in Greater China by mid-2016, on Sunday announcing a 33rd location that will commence operations later this month in Qingdao.

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This week on AppleInsider: Child labor concerns, software updates, an Irish bomb threat & more

01/23/2016, 05:01 am

Developments in the "real" world grabbed many headlines this week, including a bomb threat in Ireland, a new iOS development center in Italy and worries that Apple's battery suppliers are using child labor. The company meanwhile released a bevy of software updates for OS X and iOS.

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Apple execs Phil Schiller, Greg Joswiak, others might testify in upcoming Samsung damages retrial

01/22/2016, 10:01 pm

Current and former Apple executives, including Phil Schiller,Greg Joswiak and Scott Forstall, are on a list of potential witnesses who could appear at the second Apple v. Samsung damages retrial set for March.

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Apple's 'Project Titan' chief to reportedly leave company, car team under pressure

01/22/2016, 06:01 pm

Apple veteran Steve Zadesky, thought to be heading up the company's "Project Titan" automotive initiative, has informed colleagues that he plans to leave the company, according to a report published Friday.

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Apple a lurking factor in bidding war over Sharp, report suggests

01/22/2016, 01:01 pm

The two entities bidding for control of Sharp -- Hon Hai and Innovation Network Corp. -- are both ultimately doing so with Apple as a major factor, a report said on Friday.

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New Samsung Pay TV ad takes shots at Apple Pay's retail reach

01/22/2016, 11:01 am

A new Samsung TV ad, featuring comedian Hannibal Buress, continues a theme of pointing out that Samsung Pay can be used in stores where Apple Pay isn't supported.

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Google's Android revenue $31 billion over OS's entire lifetime, Oracle lawyer says

01/22/2016, 10:01 am

The Android operating system has reportedly generated $31 billion in revenues for Google since it first launched in 2008, creating $22 billion in profits largely from mobile advertising.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Friday

01/22/2016, 09:01 am

A peek at the schedule of Pope Francis has revealed that the head of the Catholic Church met with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Friday, though what the two discussed remains a mystery.

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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple manufacturing, 'iPhone 6c' expectations, streaming TV

01/22/2016, 08:01 am

This week the AppleInsider podcast explores Donald Trump's dictate that Apple build it's "computers and things" in America, "iPhone 6c" rumors, ESPN in an Apple streaming service, GarageBand and Music Memos, and more.

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Google paid Apple $1B to be default iOS search bar provider in 2014

01/21/2016, 09:01 pm

Court documents from Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google show the Internet search giant paid some $1 billion to Apple in 2014 in return for making its search bar the default option on iOS.

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