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Topic: General

Apple's supplier contracts include $50M penalty for leaking future product info

10/13/2014, 08:10 am

Details from Apple's supplier non-disclosure agreements are beginning to leak thanks to the bankruptcy proceedings of GT Advanced Technologies, with the sapphire maker arguing that even more should be published so creditors and shareholders can see the full story behind its fall from grace.

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Major retailers show unwillingness to adopt Apple Pay ahead of expected launch

10/10/2014, 09:10 pm

Apple Pay is primed to launch as one of the most secure and convenient digital payments solutions ever devised, but certain popular retailers may slow adoption by refusing to offer support due to a conservative stance on next-gen commerce or conflict with their own ambitions in the sector.

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GT Advanced says 'oppressive and burdensome' sapphire contracts with Apple led to bankruptcy

10/10/2014, 01:10 pm

Apple partner GT Advanced Technologies announced on Friday that it plans to close its sapphire producing plants in Arizona and Massachusetts operations, and decried its unsustainable contracts with Apple as "oppressive and burdensome."

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Apple to live stream Oct. 16 iPad event on Web and Apple TV

10/10/2014, 06:10 am

Apple on Friday announced through its website plans to live stream an upcoming special media event to be held on Oct. 16, at which the company is expected to unveil revamped iPad and, possibly, iMac models.

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Apple's Jony Ive talks iPhone, Apple Watch and copycat devices in Vanity Fair interview

10/09/2014, 09:10 pm

During a panel at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit, Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive offered up stories about his time at the company in a rare one-on-one interview, at one point revealing that he does not see copying as flattery, but theft.

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Apple sapphire partner GT Advanced seeks to 'wind down' plant operations

10/09/2014, 08:10 pm

New details of Apple sapphire partner supplier GT Advanced revealed on Thursday, with one report saying the sapphire maker asked the court for permission to "wind down" operations at its manufacturing plant.

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NFL fines 49ers quarterback $10,000 for wearing Beats headphones during press conference

10/09/2014, 06:10 pm

The National Football League fined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick $10,000 for wearing a pair Beats headphones, which bucks the league's rule against promoting unsponsored products.

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Banks to take on fraud liability in Apple Pay deal, USAA announces Nov. 7 availability

10/09/2014, 05:10 pm

On Thursday, four banks offering support for Apple Pay commented on Apple's first foray into mobile payments, confirming that liability for fraudulent activity will ultimately fall on their shoulders for both online and physical transactions.

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Amazon to open first retail store in Manhattan, offering same-day delivery to New Yorkers

10/09/2014, 03:10 pm

Amazon's growing competition with Apple will soon expand to the retail space, as the online storefront reportedly plans to go brick-and-mortar this fall with its first-ever physical store, set to be built in across from the Empire State Building in time for the holiday shopping season.

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Apple sapphire partner GT Advanced asks bankruptcy court to keep confidential documents secret

10/09/2014, 10:10 am

As it makes its way through the bankruptcy process, GT Advanced Technologies is hoping to keep as much of the proceedings out of the public eye as it can, asking the court for a private hearing, and also to keep confidential documents sealed.

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Apple outlines Apple Pay, NFC operation in comprehensive patent filing

10/09/2014, 05:10 am

For a major mobile payment platform on the verge of launch, not much is known about the nuts and bolts behind Apple Pay. A new patent application discovered on Thursday, however, offers a detailed look at how NFC, secure enclaves and software come together to make safe transactions a reality.

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Apple named world's most valuable brand for second straight year

10/09/2014, 05:10 am

One year after taking the top spot away from Coca-Cola, Apple on Thursday was once again ranked as the world's best brand according to Interbrand's "Best Global Brands" report for 2014.

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Apple reminds iCloud users of new app-specific password requirements

10/09/2014, 12:10 am

Apple on Wednesday sent out emails reminding iCloud users that a new security protocol requiring app-specific passwords for third-party software is scheduled to go live tomorrow.

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Apple responds to Silicon Valley gender gap, sends recruiters to 'Women in Computing' conference

10/08/2014, 07:10 pm

In a bid to even the Silicon Valley gender gap, Apple, along with other big-name tech companies, sent "hundreds" of employees to recruit students attending this year's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference.

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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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