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Apple mulling $3B investment in Bain bid for Toshiba chip business, report says

09/14/2017, 12:09 am

In what could be Apple's largest single outside investment since its acquisition of Beats, the company is supposedly in discussions to put up around $3 billion toward Bain Capital's bid for Toshiba's memory chip business.

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Toshiba to sell chip unit to Western Digital for $18.3B, report says

09/11/2017, 11:09 pm

A new report claims Toshiba will sell its memory chip business to a consortium led by technology partner Western Digital, potentially ending a contentious months-long search for a buyer that included candidates Apple and its manufacturing partner Foxconn.

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Apple starts hiring for ninth Japanese store, based in Kyoto

08/07/2017, 12:08 pm

Apple is preparing to launch a new store in Kyoto, Japan, newly-published job listings reveal -- just its ninth in the entire country, despite a years-long presence there.

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Apple Pay gets 26 more issuing partners in US, UK, Australia, Canada & Japan

08/01/2017, 02:08 pm

Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers to include 21 more U.S. banks and credit unions, plus another five institutions spread across Australia, Canada, Japan, and the U.K.

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Toshiba in talks with Western Digital, Apple-backed Foxconn consortium about chip unit sale

07/11/2017, 10:07 am

Despite having picked another group as the preferred bidder for its memory business, Toshiba is reportedly talking to two other interested parties as well -- Western Digital, and a Foxconn consortium including Apple, Dell, and Kingston.

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Toshiba sues Western Digital for $1.07B to keep sale of memory chip unit on track

06/28/2017, 09:06 am

Toshiba on Wednesday filed a $1.07 billion lawsuit against Western Digital in Tokyo District Court, trying to halt any intervention in the sale of Toshiba's memory chip business to a consortium including Bain Capital and Japanese government investors.

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Toshiba selects winning bidder for chip business, rules out Apple/Dell/Foxconn consortium

06/21/2017, 01:06 pm

Toshiba has chosen a consortium formed by Bain Capital, Mitsubishi, and Japanese government investors as the preferred bidder for its memory chip business, effectively locking out a Foxconn-led consortium including the likes of Apple and Dell.

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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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Screen protector bubbles on your iPhone could be a thing of the past with Kawasaki's new robot

02/09/2017, 11:02 am

Kawasaki this week showed off an industrial robot called "duAro" that can perfectly apply a screen protector to Apple's iPhone with no trapped air bubbles, accomplished in conjunction with Aldebaran and SoftBank's humanoid Pepper robot.

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Sharp said to take lead role in $7 billion US manufacturing plant construction

02/08/2017, 09:02 am

A long-discussed manufacturing plant, said to be built by Apple manufacturer Foxconn or its subsidiary Sharp, may break ground as soon as the summer of 2017 with Sharp at the helm, according to a new report

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Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary visits Yokohama Apple R&D center, confirms March opening

01/21/2017, 04:01 pm

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has paid a visit to the Apple Yokohama City Tsunamshima artificial intelligence development site, now confirmed by the official to open in March.

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Slower-than-expected iPhone 7 sales prompt Apple to cut production by 10%, report claims

12/30/2016, 12:12 pm

Apple's new iPhone 7 lineup has "sold more sluggishly than expected," according to a new report, which claims that the company has cut orders for early 2017 by some 10 percent.

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Apple iPhone supplier Japan Display picks up $636M bailout, plans OLED push

12/21/2016, 09:12 am

One of Apple's iPhone suppliers, Japan Display, is reportedly receiving a $636 million bailout from its biggest shareholder, the Japanese government-backed Innovation Network Corp.

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New Japanese ad for Apple's iPhone 7 centers on speed of Apple Pay

12/15/2016, 11:12 am

Apple Japan has posted a new video ad for the iPhone 7, pushing one of the unique local advantages of using Apple Pay.

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Apple turns on Apple Pay in Japan with debut of iOS 10.1 & watchOS 3.1

10/24/2016, 03:10 pm

In tandem with Monday's iOS and watchOS updates, Apple has activated Apple Pay in Japan, potentially one of the platform's most important markets.

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Apple releases final version of iOS 10.1 with Portrait mode for iPhone 7 Plus

10/24/2016, 01:10 pm

Following several betas, Apple on Monday released the final version of iOS 10.1, bringing a promised Portrait shooting mode to owners of the iPhone 7 Plus, and various fixes for all compatible iOS devices.

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Apple's new Japan R&D center to build 'very different' artificial intelligence tech, Tim Cook says

10/17/2016, 08:10 am

Apple's investments in Siri and artificial intelligence will grow in the coming months, Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed in a new interview, disclosing that his company's Yokohama, Japan, facility will boast "deep engineering" for machine learning.

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Tim Cook meets with Japan's prime minister, says Apple Yokohama R&D center to be completed in December

10/14/2016, 10:10 am

As part of this week's tour across Asia, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday, and revealed details about a new research and development center set to open there soon.

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Japan considers antitrust action against Apple over iPhone carrier deals

09/23/2016, 09:09 am

The Japanese government is considering pursuing an antitrust case against Apple because of its local carrier deals, a report said on Friday, echoing similar complaints in other countries.

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Apple pays $118M tax for underreported iTunes Japan income, report says

09/16/2016, 01:09 am

Japan's tax authority ordered Apple to pay about 12 billion yen (roughly $118 million) in taxes for improperly reporting earnings associated with its iTunes unit, according to local reports Friday.

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