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Topic: Germany

Apple translates 'Everyone Can Create' curriculum to new European languages

01/21/2019, 08:01 am

Apple on Monday released four new translations of the "Everyone Can Create" curriculum on Apple Books, meant to develop music, video, photo, and illustration skills -- specifically using Apple's iPad.

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Apple's claim that all iPhones are available at retail enjoined by German court

01/18/2019, 02:01 pm

A German court on Friday granted Qualcomm a preliminary injunction against part of an Apple press statement, which claimed that all iPhones would remain available through third parties despite a December ban.

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Apple's COO delivers blistering testimony on Qualcomm's 'onerous demands' over cellular patents

01/15/2019, 01:01 pm

Court testimony from Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams has laid out that Qualcomm has repeatedly flexed its monopoly control over the cellular industry in its dealings with Apple, demanding that Apple not only pay to license its patents, but also cross-license all of its own intellectual property above and beyond requiring a 5 percent cut of the total cost of Apple's products plus exclusivity in sourcing all of Apple's mobile chips.

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German court finds Apple iPhone doesn't infringe on Qualcomm patent in second case

01/15/2019, 06:01 am

A Mannheim, Germany judge has tossed one of the myriad cases between Apple and Qualcomm, declaring that the iPhone isn't violating one of Qualcomm's power management patents.

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Apple pulls iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 from sale in Germany as part of sales ban

01/04/2019, 09:01 am

Apple has withdrawn the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 from sale from its online store and retail outlets in Germany, one day after Qualcomm posted its $1.52 billion security bond required by a Munich court to enforce the countrywide ban.

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Qualcomm posts $1.52B bond to enforce German ban on some iPhones

01/03/2019, 11:01 am

Qualcomm on Thursday announced that it posted a security bond of 1.34 billion euros, about $1.52 billion, moving ahead with a German ban on the iPhone 7 and 8.

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Qualcomm blocked evidence in German Apple suit that previously led to non-infringement finding in US

12/20/2018, 09:12 pm

In a German lawsuit against Apple, Qualcomm's attorneys refused to agree to hold evidence confidential, preventing it from being evaluated by the court. That same evidence was held confidential by the company's attorneys in a U.S. case, which subsequently found Qualcomm's patents were not infringed.

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Apple Pay could launch in Germany this week after long wait

12/10/2018, 11:12 am

After one of the most conspicuous gaps in Apple Pay's European coverage, Germany may finally be getting access to the payment platform this week.

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Apple Pay finally 'coming soon' to Germany

11/05/2018, 11:11 am

Apple Pay is at last "coming soon" to Germany, according to the company's website, though it has less than two months to fulfill a 2018 launch date it promised earlier in the year.

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AppleCare+ for Mac comes to Canada, Mexico, Europe and beyond

10/31/2018, 05:10 pm

Apple is bringing its AppleCare+ for Mac with accidental damage warranty coverage to several additional markets, giving customers in Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and large swath of Europe extra peace of mind for a price.

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Apple's Tim Cook visits Berlin & Paris in advance of Brussels data privacy event

10/22/2018, 05:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is making a variety of pitstops in Europe ahead of speaking at Wednesday's European Data Protection Conference, and on Monday visited developers in Berlin and Paris.

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Apple & other tech giants may face EU universal minimum tax rate in the future

10/22/2018, 07:10 am

Apple and other major companies should be subjected to a minimum rate of corporation tax in all countries, Germany's finance minister has proposed, in order to prevent technology giants and other multinational organizations from evading taxes, despite the multinationals presently obeying all the laws presently in place.

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Qualcomm handed a defeat in European iPhone patent infringement case

10/11/2018, 11:10 am

In a first anywhere for the ongoing legal fight between Qualcomm and Apple, a Munich regional court has rendered a final judgment in a Qualcomm patent complaint against Apple, awarding victory to Apple.

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Apple Business Chat expands to Canada, UK, Japan, several other countries

10/02/2018, 10:10 am

Apple's iMessage-based Business Chat platform is now available in many more countries, having originally launched as a U.S. exclusive earlier this year.

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Apple Pay Cash sightings in France, Germany suggest rollout imminent

10/02/2018, 07:10 am

Apply Pay users in France and Germany may gain the ability to use Apple Pay Cash in the near future, with sightings of the set-up process and support pages indicating the launch of the personal payments feature likely to launch in the two countries very soon.

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Qualcomm faces more antitrust scrutiny in Germany over iPhone modem lawsuits

09/12/2018, 10:09 am

Qualcomm is facing increased scrutiny in Europe, with more preliminary investigations being made against the company over antitrust issues, due to a complaint from Apple earlier this year that alleges Qualcomm is using patent lawsuits in Germany as a means to monopolize part of the iPhone supply chain.

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Germany not backing off plan to increase Apple taxes

09/05/2018, 08:09 am

The country's finance ministry denied a report that it's dropped its support for an European Commission plan to collect more taxes on Apple and other Internet giants.

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Siri on HomePod can now speak to you in French, German, Canadian English

05/29/2018, 09:05 pm

With HomePod primed for launch in Canada, France and Germany, Apple on Tuesday expanded Siri's capabilities to provide compatibility with languages -- and dialects like Canadian English -- spoken in those countries, and announced future support for French Canadian.

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Apple HomePod coming to Canada, France & Germany on June 18, gets AirPlay 2 & stereo pairing with iOS 11.4

05/29/2018, 11:05 am

Apple's first smartspeaker will finally be coming to Canada, France, and Germany on June 18, the company announced on Tuesday. Later today it will launch AirPlay 2 and stereo pairing for the device, through the release of iOS 11.4 and matching HomePod firmware.

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Apple grows carrier billing options in UK, France, Germany & other European nations

03/20/2018, 08:03 am

People wanting to take advantage of carrier billing for Apple Music, the App Store, and other Apple online services now have further options in several European countries.

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