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Topic: General

Apple tried to help GT Advanced qualify for final $139M payment, report says

10/08/2014, 05:10 pm

Prior to GT Advanced Technologies' bankruptcy filing earlier this week, Apple reportedly attempted to assist the firm in meeting certain technical milestones that would allow continued payment as part of a conditional $578 million deal.

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Apple sends out invitations for Oct. 16 iPad event: 'It's been way too long'

10/08/2014, 12:10 pm

As it has done in years past, Apple will again hold a media event this month, as the company officially invited members of the press on Wednesday to an Oct. 16 presentation with the tagline "It's been way too long."

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Apple calls GT Advanced bankruptcy 'surprising,' company committed to preserving jobs in Arizona

10/08/2014, 11:10 am

In a rare public statement regarding a partner, Apple on Wednesday admitted it was surprised by sapphire maker GT Advanced Technology's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, but said it hopes to keep jobs in Arizona.

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GT Advanced bankruptcy will not affect Apple Watch production, but brings iPhone into question

10/07/2014, 11:10 pm

According to one well-connected analyst, GT Advanced Technologies' filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection raises doubts as to whether sapphire will be used as a protective cover for a next-generation iPhone, as the tech giant is unlikely to source the material from another supplier.

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Teens 'tepid' on Apple Watch as iPhone and iPad steal Android marketshare

10/07/2014, 07:10 pm

According to a recent survey conducted by Piper Jaffray, U.S. teens show steadily increasing demand for iPhone and iPad, but are ho-hum on the prospect of Apple's upcoming Apple Watch.

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Apple's patented flexible device display triggers data events through bending

10/07/2014, 05:10 am

Apple on Tuesday was assigned a patent detailing an interactive flexible device display that uses built-in sensors to detect bends or panel movement, which triggers a server request for multimedia content.

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Samsung warns of massive 60% decline in profits for Q3, cites stiff smartphone competition

10/06/2014, 10:10 pm

Apple rival Samsung on Tuesday warned investors of an upcoming slide in quarterly profits that could amount to a 60 percent decline from the same time last year, blaming the slump on a squeeze in both high and low ends of the mobile phone sector.

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Apple sapphire partner GT Advanced Technologies files for bankruptcy

10/06/2014, 10:10 am

GT Advanced Technologies Inc., a sapphire manufacturer who won a massive $578 million prepayment from Apple, announced on Monday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection.

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Hewlett-Packard splitting into two companies, one will focus on consumer PCs & printers

10/06/2014, 09:10 am

Personal computing pioneer Hewlett-Packard announced on Monday that it plans to split into two publicly traded Fortune 50 companies: one that will focus on enterprise technology and services, and another that will offer consumer-focused products and printers.

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Apple faces trial for allegedly 'locking in' iPod owners with iTunes Music Store DRM

10/03/2014, 08:10 pm

A U.S. district court judge recently denied Apple's motion for summary judgment in a long-running case involving the use of digital rights management for content sold through the iTunes Store, opening the suit to move to the trial phase.

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Tim Cook sends letter to employees on third anniversary of Steve Jobs' death

10/03/2014, 04:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday sent an email to Apple employees to honor the third anniversary of the passing of co-founder Steve Jobs, saying the late tech guru's legacy lives on through their work.

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Eric Schmidt says Google 'far more secure' than Apple, denies allegations of harvesting data

10/02/2014, 10:10 pm

Google Executive Chairman Eric Shmidt on Thursday responded to comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook referring to the Internet search giant's privacy policies, saying Cook is misinformed and that Google's systems are "far more secure" than anything Apple has.

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Apple in talks with music labels to reduce Beats Music streaming fees, report says

10/02/2014, 07:10 pm

According to a report on Thursday, Apple is in talks with major music labels over content licensing price cuts to be applied to Beats Music, which could result in subscription fee drops some time next year.

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Leonardo DiCaprio no longer in talks to play Steve Jobs in Sony-backed biopic

10/02/2014, 06:10 pm

Leonardo DiCaprio, who was previously in talks to play the lead role in director Danny Boyle's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, has reportedly turned down the offer and will instead take an extended hiatus from acting.

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Apple overhauls employee benefits with longer parental leave, improved education reimbursements

10/02/2014, 02:10 pm

Apple on Thursday announced to employees in a company-wide memo that it is expanding workers' benefits, including longer parental leave, an expanded donation matching program, subsidized student loan refinancing, and education reimbursement for all classes.

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Apple PR veteran Steve Dowling named interim communications chief

10/02/2014, 01:10 pm

Though the company was said to be looking outside of its ranks to find a new head of public relations, Apple's longtime corporate communications employee Steve Dowling was reportedly named interim PR chief last week by CEO Tim Cook.

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Apple's next-gen iOS Remote app solution could boast full Apple TV GUIs, interactive content

10/02/2014, 06:10 am

An Apple patent application published Thursday describes a next-generation iOS Remote app system capable of translating the Apple TV's UI to smaller format iPhone and iPad screens, while streaming back external content like movie trivia from those same devices.

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Marc Newson confirms only working at Apple part time on secret projects

10/01/2014, 08:10 pm

In an interview on Wednesday, Superstar designer and new Apple hire Marc Newson confirmed his role at the tech giant is strictly part time, saying that he will continue to lead his own company out of the UK while working on special projects in Cupertino.

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Patent holdings firm WiLAN loses second suit against Apple

10/01/2014, 05:10 pm

A Southern California court on Wednesday granted Apple a summary judgment absolving the company of infringing two LTE patents asserted by Canadian patent holdings company WiLAN.

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Apple opens iTunes donations for 'City of Hope' cancer charity, moves beyond natural disaster relief

10/01/2014, 12:10 am

For the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Apple will be accepting donations through iTunes to go to the City of Hope charity, a research and treatment center for life-threatening diseases.

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