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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.

Apple planning solar farm opposite NC data center

10/25/2011, 11:37:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Local permits reveal that Apple is looking to build a solar farm across from its massive data center in Maiden, N.C., a move that could address criticisms environmental groups have leveled at the company.

Apple's iOS 5 Tech Talk World Tour 2011 coming to 9 cities worldwide

10/20/2011, 01:20:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple has confirmed that it will bring back its Tech Talk World tour this year, with the iOS 5-focused tutorials coming to nine cities between November and January.

Samsung to supply quad-core A6 CPU to Apple despite legal battle - report

10/17/2011, 10:42:00 AM, Posted By Slash Lane

Samsung is expected to remain the primary chip supplier for Apple and its anticipated next-generation A6 processor despite a bitter patent dispute between the two companies, according to a new report.

Rumor: Sprint installing cellular repeaters in Apple Stores ahead of iPhone 5

09/05/2011, 08:24:00 PM, Posted By Josh Ong

Sprint may have begun installing signal boosting equipment in and around Apple retail stores ahead of the rumored iPhone 5 launch on the carrier in October, according to a new report.

Intel interested in building Apple's mobile A4, A5 chips: report

05/03/2011, 06:00:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Intel is interested in gaining Apple's mobile chip manufacturing business, competing against the company's existing producer Samsung and other independent foundries Apple is rumored to be considering.

Bizarre lawsuit connects Apple, US presidents, Oprah Winfrey in conspiracy

04/13/2011, 03:50:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Apple is one of dozens of defendants named in a new bizarre lawsuit that seeks a whopping $75 billion in return for claims of civil rights violations, conspiracy and fraud, to name a few.

Apple supplier Samsung ramps up as iPad 2 demand surges [u]

03/30/2011, 10:45:00 PM, Posted By Josh Ong

Samsung will hire 300 engineers and technicians for a semiconductor plant in Austin, Tex., in the company's latest round of expansion largely driven by increased demand for the iPad and iPhone, while AU Optronics has denied rumors that it received orders for flat panel screens bound for the iPad 2.

Inside Apple's iPad 2 A5: fast LPDDR2 RAM, costs 66% more than Tegra 2

03/13/2011, 03:00:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

The new A5 processor used by iPad 2 incorporates Samsung's new 46nm Low Power DDR2 memory, uses a variable clock speed and costs about $25, a significant premium over NVIDIA's competing Tegra 2.

Microsoft, RIM plan services to compete with Apple's iTunes

03/09/2011, 08:55:00 AM, Posted By Katie Marsal

Two of Apple's chief rivals are working on their own separate services to compete with iTunes, as Research in Motion has partnered with 7digital for its PlayBook tablet, and Microsoft is cooking up a secret project dubbed "Ventura."