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Apple assembling speech recognition tech team in Boston to improve Siri

07/26/2013, 01:59:24 PM, Posted By Katie Marsal

Apple has put together a small team of experts in speech recognition technology in Boston, in an effort to bolster its voice-driven Siri personal assistant service.

Rumor: TSMC inks deal to build 20nm 'A8' chips for Apple starting this year

06/24/2013, 08:07:58 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

A new report claims that Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have actually sealed the deal on a three-year agreement to supply A-series chips for future iPhones and iPads.

Motorola's new 'Moto X' smartphone will be built in Texas

05/30/2013, 09:52:30 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Motorola's next handset will be Made in America, as the Google-owned manufacturer looks to make a comeback in a market dominated by Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy line.

Apple's updated Campus 2 plans add pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths

04/24/2013, 10:22:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple recently submitted a fresh set of plans for its second Cupertino, Calif., campus, adding a few enhancements to the original proposal, including the addition of bicycle pathways and a slightly revised timeline.

Fresh photos of Apple's Austin campus show nearly completed first building, new parking garage

04/22/2013, 05:11:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

As Apple's Austin, Tex., campus project moves closer to completion, new pictures of the expansion reveal work is continuing steadily, with a new parking garage going up and exterior glass being installed in one of the buildings.

Editorial: Apple's Ax SoC move from Samsung to TSMC can't happen fast enough

04/13/2013, 09:35:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's voracious appetite for powerful, efficient new chips to power its iOS devices, complicated by the tense relationship with its current supplier Samsung, is sparking a construction boom for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. But why has it taken so long?

Samsung excluded from development of Apple's next-gen 'A7' chip - report

04/10/2013, 11:06:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

The growing rift between Samsung and Apple has led to Samsung being cut out of the development process of Apple's next-generation custom chips for the iPhone and iPad, according to a new report.

Rumor: Apple's expiring chip contract with Samsung will lead to TSMC-built 'A7' chips

04/02/2013, 08:20:04 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Apple's future "A7" chips for 2014's "iPhone 6" will be built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. once the existing contract with Samsung expires, a new rumor claims.

Apple data centers now 100 percent renewable-powered, but emissions rise 34 percent

03/21/2013, 02:26:00 PM, Posted By Kevin Bostic

Apple's data centers are 100 percent powered by renewable energy, and its corporate facilities are increasingly green, but a new report from the company shows that its greenhouse gas emissions actually increased by 34 percent in 2012.

Walmart's iPhone Scan & Go pilot program to expand to more than 200 stores

03/20/2013, 11:36:34 AM, Posted By Kevin Bostic

Walmart shoppers at more than 200 stores will soon be able to use their iPhones to scan items and pay at self-checkout counters, as the retail giant has announced an expansion of its Scan & Go pilot program.

US interests, struggles with Apple spark Samsung lobbying push

03/07/2013, 10:41:00 AM, Posted By Kevin Bostic

Samsung, following its landmark patent infringement loss to chief rival Apple, has more than redoubled its efforts to influence the federal government on a range of issues, including intellectual property laws.

'Radio Buy' buttons hidden in iOS 6.1 reveal Apple's anticipated Pandora killer

02/05/2013, 01:21:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Files found within Apple's newly released iOS 6.1 refer to an Internet radio service the company is believed to be working on.

Apple reportedly taking eco-friendly 'campus approach' with upcoming Austin facility

02/03/2013, 07:53:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

With construction of Apple's $304 million Austin, Tex. complex underway, one website has reportedly come across new build plans for the site, revealing additional details about the campus' layout.

New photos of Apple's Austin campus expansion show construction of second building

01/30/2013, 05:50:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

One month after AppleInsider offered a first look at Apple's upcoming Austin, Tex. campus expansion, fresh photos from the construction site show a second building being erected as work continues toward an expected completion date sometime in 2015.

TSMC contracted to build A6X chips for Apple this quarter, pushing out Samsung

01/02/2013, 07:26:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

After years of rumors, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is said to finally begin trial production of A6X chips for Apple's fourth-generation iPad this quarter, further marginalizing Samsung's role in Apple's supply chain.

Photos show Apple's new $304M Austin campus now under construction

12/21/2012, 01:45:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

With work underway at Apple's new multi-million dollar expansion in Austin, Tex., AppleInsider offers a first look at the ongoing construction.

Construction begins on Apple's new 1M-square-foot Texas campus

12/19/2012, 03:08:00 PM, Posted By Katie Marsal

Apple has started construction on a new 1-million-square-foot operations center in Austin, Texas, that will be home to 3,600 new jobs.

Mysterious 'Project Azalea' believed to be codename for Apple's US-based chip production partner

12/19/2012, 08:16:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

New York, California, Texas and Oregon are all said to be competing to become home to a major semiconductor manufacturer said to have ties with Apple and production of chips for devices like the iPhone and iPad.

'Top secret' plans for upstate New York chip factory may involve Apple

12/12/2012, 12:36:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

New York state economic development officials have reportedly been pitched plans for a 3.2-million-square-foot chip manufacturing factory that could produce components for Apple's iPhone and iPad.

Samsung denies rumors of price increase for Apple chip production - report

11/14/2012, 01:27:00 PM, Posted By Katie Marsal

Contradicting reports out of the Far East are divided on whether Samsung has actually chosen to increase the price of mobile processors for Apple.

Samsung chip price hike would affect Apple's margins by 1-2% points

11/14/2012, 08:38:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

If Samsung does in fact increase the price of building mobile processors for Apple, the change is expected to reduce the company's overall margins by as much as 2 percentage points.

Samsung reportedly hits Apple with 20% price increase for iPhone, iPad chips

11/12/2012, 08:46:00 AM, Posted By Katie Marsal

Samsung has allegedly increased the price of its mobile processors by 20 percent for just one company: Apple.

Like Apple, HTC begins reducing dependence on Samsung for smartphone parts

10/09/2012, 08:29:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

HTC has switched orders for key components in its smartphones away from Samsung, in a move that echoes Apple's efforts to reduce reliance on a major competitor.

Google Maps adds new 45-degree satellite imagery to take on Apple's Flyover

09/28/2012, 11:52:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

As Apple apologized on Friday for subpar performance of its new iOS 6 Maps application, Google introduced a new feature that competes with Apple's Flyover: 45-degree satellite images.

Samsung to invest $4 billion in Texas iPhone, iPad chip plant

08/21/2012, 09:23:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

Samsung announced on Tuesday that it plans to spend about $4 billion to renovate its existing chip plant in Austin, Tex., where the company builds Apple's custom processors for the iPhone and iPad.

Made in America: Apple's supply chain increasing US production

07/19/2012, 07:38:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Over the last year, some of Apple's key component suppliers have begun increasing their U.S.-based production, which could be a sign that more of the iPhone is already made in America than one might think.

Apple buying land for $304M expansion in Austin, Tex.

07/18/2012, 09:13:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

Plans for Apple's $304 million campus expansion in Austin, Tex., are now in motion, as the company recently bought three tracts of land in the city.

Samsung expands chipmaking business with $310M mobile tech purchase

07/17/2012, 04:26:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Samsung has strengthened its position in building mobile processors for devices like Apple's iPhone and iPad, as well as its own electronics, through the acquisition of mobile technology invented by a U.K.-based semiconductor design company for $310 million.

Phil Schiller expected to increasingly become Apple's 'public face'

06/08/2012, 02:32:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Though Tim Cook has taken the place of Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple, a new profile on the company's marketing chief, Phil Schiller, says he is expected to become the "public face" of Apple going forward.

New Samsung CEO seen as an Apple-friendly choice

06/07/2012, 02:39:00 PM, Posted By Slash Lane

The complicated corporate relationship between Apple and Samsung took a new twist on Thursday, when Samsung named a new CEO who comes from the company's semiconductor and LCD screen businesses, where Apple is the biggest customer.

Establishing US assembly lines would be 'highly difficult' for Apple

06/01/2012, 11:27:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

Though Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said this week he'd like his company's products to be made in the U.S., a new report suggests the roadblocks might be too great for Apple to overcome, at least in the short term.

Tim Cook: "I want there to be" American-made Apple products

05/30/2012, 12:10:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Pressed to answer why Apple doesn't own its own factories in China and, alternatively, why it isn't taking the lead to move manufacturing and assembly from China to the United States, Tim Cook answered "I want there to be" American-made products.

Apple gets go-ahead to build North Carolina fuel cell installation

05/23/2012, 05:26:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Following a relatively short approval period, the North Carolina Utilities Commision in Raleigh on Wednesday gave Apple the green light to move ahead with plans to build a 4.8-megawatt fuel cell installation at the company's Maiden data facility.

Apple working with North Carolina to increase local green energy production

05/22/2012, 12:35:00 AM, Posted By Josh Ong

Apple has revealed that it is working with a nonprofit organization, which was created by the North Carolina Utilities Commission, to augment regional "local renewable energy production" that will supply its data center there with green energy.

Walmart's $74 iPhone 4S discount was a 'pricing error' [u]

05/04/2012, 10:20:00 AM, Posted By Katie Marsal

Walmart, the largest retailer in the U.S., dropped the price of Apple's iPhone 4S with a two-year AT&T contract by as much as $74 at some locations, but the retailer later explained that the reductions were a "pricing error."

Apple's Austin campus gains approval with new salary requirements

05/01/2012, 01:53:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

The addition of minimum salary requirements was enough to sway members of Texas's Travis County Commission to approve Apple's new Austin campus, along with $5.4 million in tax rebates.

Apple 'frustrated' as plans for new Austin, Tex., facility are 'in peril'

04/27/2012, 09:00:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

Doubt has been cast on Apple's plans for a new facility in Austin, Tex., after a local official has claimed the project is "in peril" because of delays.

Symantec exec hired by Apple to serve as new tax chief

04/10/2012, 10:56:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple has hired Phillip Bullock away from Symantec, where he serves as senior vice president and chief accounting officer, to run its own tax department, a new filing revealed on Tuesday.

Availability of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pros constrained ahead of redesigned models

04/10/2012, 09:24:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Multiple authorized resellers this week are reflecting stock outs of 15-inch MacBook Pros, suggesting that Apple is ramping down production of existing models before introducing redesigned offerings that will largely resemble the company's increasingly popular line of ultra-slim MacBook Airs.

Apple may get 80% tax break to build new Texas campus

04/05/2012, 05:06:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Travis County officials are debating whether to give Apple an 80 percent tax rebate worth $7.4 million if the company builds a proposed campus in Austin, Texas, which would add to two other multi-million dollar government subsidies already being offered to the tech giant.

Austin city council approves $8.6M grant for Apple facility

03/23/2012, 01:08:00 AM, Posted By Josh Ong

The Austin city council approved on Thursday a performance-based grant worth as much as $8.6 million for Apple's proposed plans to expand its offices and create as many as 3,600 new jobs in the city.

Review roundup: Apple's new iPad has 'spectacular' display, LTE 'screams'

03/14/2012, 10:00:00 PM, Posted By Josh Ong

The first reviews of Apple's third-generation iPad are beginning to appear, with most reviewers reporting that they are strongly impressed by the Retina Display and the fast 4G LTE speeds.

Apple to spend $304M on new Austin, Tex., campus, creating 3600 new jobs

03/09/2012, 11:03:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple plans to invest $304 million on a new campus in Austin that will create 3,600 new jobs and double the size of its workforce in Texas.

RIM says BlackBerry App World has 60K apps, 13% of publishers earn more than $100K

02/07/2012, 08:51:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

Research in Motion announced on Tuesday that its BlackBerry App World is the second most profitable mobile application store behind Apple's App Store, beating out Google's Android Market.

MasterCard acknowledges it needs Apple to bring NFC payments into the mainstream

01/30/2012, 08:08:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Credit card card companies are working to push consumer payments away from plastic cards and into more secure electronic forms, but a MasterCard representative has acknowledged that getting NFC into Apple's iPhone will be critical in advancing the technology into the mainstream.

FileMaker highlights successful deployment of iPads by Austin, Texas

01/27/2012, 05:30:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

At Macworld Expo's MacIT conference, City of Austin staff members profiled how FileMaker Go has enabled them to rapidly eliminate paper work orders and streamline management of exhibitors in the vast Austin Convention Center using a fleet of iPads.

Samsung seeks $1B bond to expand Texas processor plant

01/16/2012, 06:37:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Samsung is in talks with banks to acquire $1 billion to fund an expansion at its facility in Austin, Texas that is said to be the source of A5 processors powering the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, and could possibly be the factory responsible for Apple's next generation A6 chip bound for the rumored iPad 3.

Samsung ramps up A5 production in Texas; iOS 5.0.1 tweak may aid Siri ports

12/16/2011, 02:35:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Samsung began full-scale production of Apple's A5 processor at a new facility in Austin, Texas, this month, while hackers are claiming that Apple's recent tweaks to iOS 5.0.1 could open up legal ways to port the Siri voice assistant feature to other iOS devices.

Apple's founding contract expected to bring $150,000 at auction

11/28/2011, 05:49:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

The signed contract that established what would become the world's most valuable tech company is one of the highlights of an upcoming auction, and is estimated to sell for at least $100,000.

Apple working with US energy company on North Carolina solar farm

11/08/2011, 12:09:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

While companies from China dominate solar panel production, Apple has opted to partner with an American company to help build its forthcoming solar farm in North Carolina, AppleInsider has learned.