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Lisa Jackson doubles-down on 100% recycled material use goal, lauds Apple's environmental efforts

11/20/2017, 04:11 pm

Apple's Senior Vice President for Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson granted an interview to an Australian publication, and continued to drive home Apple's goal towards using 100 percent recycled materials across all of its products, Apple's "right to repair" philosophy, and Apple's point of view on the taxes it pays.

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Apple said to downsize Micro LED R&D in Taiwan, may be shifting focus to US

11/20/2017, 10:11 am

Apple has allegedly shrunk the workforce behind its Micro LED R&D efforts in Longtan, Taiwan, as a result of slow progress with the mass transfer of Micro LED chips onto receiver substrates -- though the company still appears committed to adopting the display technology on future products.

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This week on AI: 6.5-inch iPhone in 2018, Apple HomePod delay, UK robbery & more

11/18/2017, 12:11 am

People planning to get a HomePod for the holidays were disappointed by a surprise delay. We did, however, get a possible glimpse at future iPhones, including a colossal 6.5-inch model rumored to be coming next year.

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Apple Park Visitor Center opens, hosts gathering of Cupertino neighbors

11/17/2017, 06:11 pm

Cupertino locals were invited to Apple Park on Friday morning for their first glance at the new Visitor Center overlooking the new headquarters.

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Special delivery: Apple rush orders giant replacement glass for soon-to-open Brooklyn store

11/17/2017, 08:11 am

Days after a massive pane of glass shattered at Apple's upcoming downtown Brooklyn retail store, the company received a replacement piece Friday morning, custom ordered from German glass manufacturer Sedak.

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AppleInsider podcast talks rumored iPhone X Plus, Face ID 'hacks,' iPad Pro 2018 and more

11/17/2017, 08:11 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the iPhone X lineup for 2018, the supposed Face ID 'hacks', and a major motion picture shot entirely on iPhone 7 Plus.

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Tesla unveils new Semi with a 500 mile range, Roadster that can hit 250 miles per hour

11/17/2017, 12:11 am

Elon Musk's Tesla has debuted its semi truck that was previously expected with a 500 mile range between charges, and also unveiled a new roadster capable of going 620 miles -- with the ability to go zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds.

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Apple dominates all electronics, jewelry companies in ethical sourcing of conflict minerals

11/16/2017, 10:11 pm

A report from a conflict mineral advocacy group puts Apple well ahead of other companies including Google, Microsoft, and Intel in efforts to develop supply chains of metals outside of conflict zones like the Congo.

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Apple's Denise Young Smith to leave Inclusion & Diversity post by end of 2017

11/16/2017, 05:11 pm

Though in the job for just 7 months, Apple's first-ever VP of Inclusion and Diversity, Denise Young Smith, is leaving the company at the end of the year.

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Apple's latest Machine Learning Journal entry talks face detection, Vision framework

11/16/2017, 11:11 am

Apple on Thursday published a new entry to its Machine Learning Journal for researchers and developers, discussing face detection and the related Vision framework, which developers can use for apps on iOS, macOS, and tvOS.

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Like Apple, Amazon abandons 'skinny' TV bundle plans following network resistance

11/15/2017, 11:11 am

For now, Amazon has allegedly jettisoned plans to offer a "skinny" bundle of cable and broadcast TV channels, owing to low expected profit margins and the same problem rumored to have halted Apple's bundle: resistance from networks.

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'Alpine White' version of DJI Mavic Pro drone is an Apple store exclusive

11/15/2017, 10:11 am

DJI has launched a limited-edition "Alpine White" version of the Mavic Pro, a 4K camera drone which can be viewed and controlled through an iOS app. The special color option will be available exclusively through Apple's retail channels and DJI's own outlets in most countries.

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Reviews lean positive on Pixel Buds, Google's answer to Apple's AirPods

11/14/2017, 09:11 pm

Some of the first major reviews of Google's Pixel Buds have emerged, mostly espousing a favorable opinion of the AirPods competitors, albeit with some tough criticisms.

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Apogee reveals iOS and macOS-compatible Mic Plus, lands in Apple stores Wednesday

11/14/2017, 02:11 pm

Audio electronics producer Apogee has revealed the Mic Plus, a compact studio-grade cardioid microphone that can connect to both iOS devices and Mac desktops, with the professional-quality microphone going on sale in Apple stores starting from Wednesday

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Android smartphone vendors reportedly pushing for foldable mobile devices with dual displays

11/13/2017, 02:11 pm

Android smartphone manufacturers are looking towards developing more foldable phones to offer consumers a larger display to compete against bigger handsets like the iPhone 8 Plus, a report claims, with a number of vendors said to be working on mobile devices using multiple screens to create a larger display area.

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Amazon rumored prepping free ad-supported version of Prime Video [u]

11/13/2017, 02:11 pm

Raising a potential threat to Apple's TV plans, people wanting to watch Amazon's movies and TV shows may soon be able to stream without paying for a Prime subscription, which normally costs $99 per year. [Updated with official denial from Amazon]

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Apple working 24/7 to finish downtown Brooklyn store as giant glass pane shatters

11/13/2017, 12:11 pm

Crews are working around the clock to put the finishing touches on the first Apple store in downtown Brooklyn, but they recently suffered a setback -- a massive pane of glass has shattered.

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Robbers smash into Apple's flagship UK store in lightning raid

11/13/2017, 09:11 am

Ten robbers on five mopeds broke into Apple's Regent Street store in London early Monday morning, using one of the scooters to smash through the store's glass facade.

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Apple to reopen improved Burlingame & Burlington stores on Nov. 18

11/10/2017, 01:11 pm

Two Apple outlets -- one in Burlingame, Calif. and the other in Burlington, Mass. -- will both reopen on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. local time, following months of renovation work.

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AppleInsider podcast goes hands-on with iPhone X, talks iOS updates and AR glasses

11/10/2017, 08:11 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the iPhone X, an image sensor acquisition, AR glasses rumors, and iOS updates.

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