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Topic: General

Apple's Campus 2 gets final approval from Cupertino City Council

11/19/2013, 10:11 pm

Cupertino Mayor Orrin Mahoney on Tuesday gave Apple the green light to start building Campus 2, where the company's "spaceship" headquarters will be located once the project is completed sometime in 2016.


Apple and Samsung give closing remarks in damages retrial, Samsung pushes for mistrial

11/19/2013, 05:11 pm

In the Apple v. Samsung damages retrial on Tuesday, attorneys for each side offered their respective closing pitches to jurors -- one of which prompted Samsung to call for a mistrial -- as a decision is close at hand.


Hands-off with millions of dollars worth of Product (RED) items designed by Apple's Jony Ive

11/19/2013, 04:11 pm

A new Product (RED) cylindrical Mac Pro, golden EarPods, a one-of-a-kind Leica Digital Rangefinder Camera, and other products designed by Apple's Jony Ive are now on display in New York City ahead of a charity auction later this week. AppleInsider was on-hand Tuesday an exclusive up-close --but hands-off -- look at the items that will be sold for a good cause.


Apple's Arizona sapphire plant clears another regulatory hurdle

11/19/2013, 03:11 pm

The last of eight local government approvals required to designate the site of Apple's planned sapphire production plant as a foreign trade zone was obtained on Monday, clearing the way for Apple to finalize its purchase of the now-empty Phoenix-area factory.


Samsung announces 800K Galaxy Gear smartwatches shipped since launch [u]

11/19/2013, 05:11 am

Samsung on Tuesday said its Gear smartwatch has shipped 800,000 units since launching in September, putting a damper on rumors that claimed the Korean tech giant managed to sell only 50,000 pieces over the two-month span.


Apple now allowing trade-ins for water damaged devices

11/19/2013, 01:11 am

In a change to its Reuse and Recycling Program policies, Apple is now allowing customers to trade in devices that have been exposed to water or other liquids, though prices can be affected by over $100 in some cases.


Apple, Samsung wrap up testimony in patent retrial as jurors prepare for closing remarks

11/18/2013, 07:11 pm

Apple and Samsung counsel finished the testimony phase in the pair's damages trial on Monday, leaving only closing remarks before the jury will deliberate and ultimately decide what amount the Korean company owes for infringing on certain patents.


Google to pay $17M settlement for bypassing Apple's Safari security settings

11/18/2013, 05:11 pm

As part of a settlement announcement on Monday, Google has agreed to pay out $17 million to 37 U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia, for ignoring anti-tracking protocols baked in to Apple's Safari Web browser.


Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch sells 800,000 units in 2 months [u]

11/18/2013, 03:11 pm

Since its debut in late September, Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch has sold 800,000 units -- far more than the 50,000 originally claimed by an erroneous rumor [updated].


Appellate court breathes new life into Apple's quest for Samsung Android device ban

11/18/2013, 02:11 pm

A federal appeals court on Monday ordered that Apple's request for a permanent injunction on sales of Samsung-manufactured Android devices be reconsidered by the lower court judge who originally denied it.


Judge whittles Apple v. Samsung case down as Schiller concludes testimony [u]

11/15/2013, 06:11 pm

Continuing the Apple v. Samsung retrial, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Friday entered a motion that takes four patents-in-suit out of consideration for damages on lost profits, while Apple's Phil Schiller further explained how his company was harmed by Samsung's copycat devices.


Apple's iTunes Connect to undergo scheduled shutdown on Dec. 21-27

11/15/2013, 06:11 pm

Apple on Friday sent out emails to developers, reminding them that the iTunes Connect developer portal will be shutdown for the holidays from Dec. 21 through Dec. 27.


Apple's Schiller takes stand in Apple v. Samsung retrial, says iPhone was 'bet-the-company' product

11/14/2013, 10:11 pm

As the Apple v. Samsung trial continues in San Jose, California, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller testified on Thursday, explaining the risks involved in developing and bringing to market a new device like the iPhone.


Apple's retail point-of-sale system suffers nationwide outage

11/14/2013, 03:11 pm

Customers at Apple retail stores across the country have been unable to make purchases or pick up items ordered online through Apple's Personal Pickup program thanks to an apparent glitch in the company's point-of-sale systems that occurred on Thursday.


Apple adds realtime collaboration, document organization to iWork for iCloud beta

11/14/2013, 02:11 pm

Building on Thursday afternoon's software update theme, Apple has released a new version of its iWork for iCloud office suite, rolling out new realtime collaboration features and adding some new administrative options.


Coin aims to replace analog credit cards with a single iPhone-connected accessory

11/14/2013, 01:11 pm

A Silicon Valley startup aims to help you rid your wallet of excess plastic with a new Bluetooth-enabled "connected card," called Coin, that can be reprogrammed on the fly and swiped at point of sale terminals like a traditional credit card.


Apple's Siri may offer crowd-sourced answers to user queries

11/14/2013, 06:11 am

Apple's Siri may soon get more of a human touch as the Cupertino company is investigating the viability of using crowd-sourced information to broaden the virtual assistant's answer database.


Delaware Apple store sells more iPhones than any other in the US

11/13/2013, 03:11 pm

Apple's Christiana Mall outlet is said to be second only to the company's flagship Fifth Avenue store when it comes to sales volume, despite being located in one of America's least populated states.


Italian government levels tax fraud accusation at Apple, raids local HQ

11/13/2013, 01:11 pm

Authorities have seized equipment from Apple's Italian headquarters in the course of an investigation into accusations that the company shielded more than 1 billion in profits from Italy's tax authorities, according to a new report out of Milan.


Apple investing record $10.5 billion in supply chain robots & machinery

11/13/2013, 08:11 am

More of Apple's assembly processes for devices like the iPhone and iPad will be accomplished by machines and robots, thanks to a $10.5 billion investment in manufacturing planned by the company over the next year.