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Retailer Target pins missed financial goals on lackluster Apple device sales

08/17/2016, 12:08 pm

Target's executives revealed in an earnings conference call that Apple sales at their stores dropped 20 percent, calling it one of the major reasons for missing earnings guidance, and forcing a revision for the next quarter as well.

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Apple touts environmental progress in China, says all final assembly sites zero waste compliant

08/17/2016, 12:08 am

Apple on Tuesday announced ongoing advances in an effort to make its Chinese supply chain environmentally friendly, throwing a spotlight on Lens Technology, the first Chinese supplier to commit to a clean energy process for components manufactured for Apple products.

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Intel foundries to manufacture ARM-based smartphone chips

08/16/2016, 09:08 pm

Intel on Tuesday announced it has reached an agreement with rival ARM Holdings to produce 10-nanometer ARM chip designs at its advanced fabrication facilities, a strategy targeting smartphone chipmakers.

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Video of Apple's Black Hat 2016 presentation now available

08/16/2016, 08:08 pm

The full video of Apple's presentation at this year's Black Hat security conference was posted to YouTube on Tuesday, offering viewers a deep dive into iOS security mechanisms, from backbone synchronization service iCloud to new systems like HomeKit.

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Ford targeting 2021 launch for self-driving car, potentially going head to head with Apple

08/16/2016, 03:08 pm

At a special event on Tuesday, Ford revealed plans to have a fully self-driving car on the roads in 2021, the same year as Apple's own "Project Titan" is expected to debut.

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Apple awarded pair of 3D user interface patents related to computer vision

08/16/2016, 02:08 pm

A pair of newly awarded patents could hint at new ways of interacting with Apple devices, potentially using 3D motion and space to interact with a Mac or iOS device.

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Angela Ahrendts attends Apple Store grand opening at World Trade Center in New York City

08/16/2016, 12:08 pm

Just a few weeks after opening its first retail store in Brooklyn, Apple debuted its ninth store in New York City on Tuesday, with the new World Trade Center location opening its doors ahead of the anticipated launch of the "iPhone 7."

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Apple turning to new server suppliers to cut costs - report

08/16/2016, 09:08 am

In another cost-cutting measure, Apple is switching up its server supply chain to force price competition, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook touring China, pledges Asia-Pacific R&D center

08/16/2016, 08:08 am

In the midst of a visit to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised to open up an Asia-Pacific research and development center in the country by the end of 2016.

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Former Apple Watch engineer talks Apple design culture, secrecy, more in interview

08/15/2016, 08:08 pm

Former Apple engineer Bob Messerschmidt, who headed up the group responsible for the highly regarded Apple Watch heart rate sensor, recently sat down with Fast Company to offer an inside look at what it was like working with Jony Ive's secretive Industrial Design Group.

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Apple computer navigation engineer departs for mysterious automaker Faraday Future

08/15/2016, 01:08 pm

Computer vision and vehicle navigation specialist Bart Nabbe has left Apple's "Special Projects" division, and is now working at electric car company Faraday Future.

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Apple educational investment in Oakland linked to meeting between Cook, Rev. Jesse Jackson

08/15/2016, 12:08 pm

Apple's recent educational investments into Oakland, Calif. were prompted by a talk between CEO Tim Cook and civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson, according to a report.

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Tim Cook says AI & augmented reality are core technologies in Apple's future

08/14/2016, 06:08 pm

Apple is deeply invested in artificial intelligence and augmented reality when it comes to future products, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged in a recent interview.

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This week on AI: Two new Apple Watches, mysterious health gadgets, all-glass iPhones & more

08/13/2016, 05:08 am

Future hardware rumors were unusually diverse this week, possibly giving us a peek not just at future iPhones but things like the second-generation Apple Watch and mysterious new health gadgets.

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Apple thought to be seeking vast expanses of office space in Seattle

08/12/2016, 12:08 pm

Real estate companies in the Pacific Northwest are allegedly "buzzing" that a large California business, presumably Apple, is eyeing Seattle for potential expansion.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 7,' Apple Watch, potential Health device

08/12/2016, 11:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor discuss the latest updates in "iPhone 7" rumors, rumored Apple Watch updates, and potential Apple Health hardware.

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Apple manufacturer Foxconn posts drop in profit with blame unclear

08/12/2016, 09:08 am

Foxconn continues to post disappointing earnings reports in 2016, with analysts pointing to the decrease in iPhone orders as the prime culprit -- but the actual reason isn't clear, according to the company.

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Apple wins approval to begin first stage of Irish data center

08/12/2016, 09:08 am

Coming in well ahead of its deadline, Ireland's An Bord Pleanála has approved plans to build the first stage of an Apple data center, which will include support buildings and one of eight eventual data halls.

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French, German ministers to meet in push to counter encrypted messaging apps

08/11/2016, 04:08 pm

France's interior minister on Thursday announced plans to meet with a German counterpart and tackle the issue of encrypted messaging apps, which he argued are preventing intelligence agencies from fighting terrorism.

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Apple partner Foxconn's $3.8B Sharp buyout approved by China

08/11/2016, 02:08 pm

After months of speculation and delays, the Chinese anti-monopoly agency has approved the $3.8 billion merger between Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn and display technology company Sharp.

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