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Health-tracking AirPods are on the way, suggests Bluetooth group's records

11/05/2018, 02:11 pm

Apple's long-rumored second-generation of AirPods may have surfaced in regulatory filings, after the discovery of certification with the Bluetooth SIG potentially indicating a launch of new wireless earphones from the iPhone producer is inching closer, while trademark changes point to more health and wellness capabilities.

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Supreme Court refuses to hear Net Neutrality appeal overturn

11/05/2018, 10:11 am

A two-year legal battle about preserving Net Neutrality legislation that was made moot by new regulations has ended, as the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the case.

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Apple, other tech giants sign letter opposing Trump administration's attempt to define gender

11/02/2018, 08:11 pm

Apple and more than 50 major U.S. companies drafted a letter this week supporting the legal rights of transgender people as the Trump administration reportedly considers narrowing gender definitions.

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iOS, iCloud PR lead Laura Newell leaves Apple for new job in healthcare industry

11/02/2018, 01:11 pm

One of the more important PR representatives at Apple, Laura Newell, has reportedly left the company for a job with a firm called Collective Health.

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Hands on: Beats' urBeats3 earphones a colorful alternative to Apple's EarPods for the iPhone XR

11/02/2018, 11:11 am

At the same time as the unveiling of the iPhone XR, Beats revealed it would be producing versions of the urBeats3 to match the new range of colors offered by Apple's new smartphone. AppleInsider checks out the new arrivals, to see if they really do match up.

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Apple News will get a real-time results hub for Nov. 6's US midterm elections

11/02/2018, 10:11 am

Hoping to become the go-to news source for next Tuesday's voting, Apple is reportedly set to replace its current Midterm Elections hub in Apple News with an "Election Night" version, in which people will be able to get real-time information on the balance of the Senate and House.

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Apple, Samsung beaten to foldable phone by clunky Royole FlexPai

11/01/2018, 04:11 pm

A small company has managed to beat major display and mobile device producers like Apple, Samsung, and LG to bringing a smartphone with a foldable screen to market, with Royole's FlexPai being made available to preorder in China on Thursday.

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Apple still owns rights to Sweden Kungstradgarden plot, could revive store plans

11/01/2018, 03:11 pm

Although public opposition appears to have defeated the company for now, there is a chance Apple could still make an attempt at a store in Stockholm's historic Kungstradgarden, according to one report.

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Spotify maintains lead on Apple Music with 87M paid subscribers

11/01/2018, 09:11 am

Spotify is continuing to show progress towards profit, posting better financial results for its third quarter -- including its all-important number of Premium subscribers, which rose from 83 million in June to 87 million.

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Apple may invest in iHeartMedia to promote Apple Music, Beats 1 on broadcast radio

11/01/2018, 07:11 am

Apple is mulling over an investment into the financially-troubled iHeartMedia, a report claims, with a possible cash injection into the largest radio broadcaster in the United States potentially taking the form of a massive marketing partnership to drive more users to Apple Music.

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Leap Motion passed on multiple $50M acquisition efforts by Apple because of founders' attitudes

10/31/2018, 11:10 am

Apple was close to acquiring augmented reality startup Leap Motion earlier this year, its second attempt to buy the firm, but a report claims the deal fell through days before it was due to close, with the company's co-founders' opinions of Apple likely to have caused the purchase to fail.

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Zuckerberg says iMessage biggest competitor to Facebook's messaging services, takes dig at Apple's China policies

10/30/2018, 10:10 pm

In a rare concession that Facebook's messaging services are threatened by an industry stalwart, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Apple's iMessage is leading Messenger and WhatsApp in key markets like the U.S.

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There are now 100 million active Macs thanks to high number of new adopters

10/30/2018, 10:10 am

Apple has reached a new milestone for the Mac, revealing during its special event that it has an active installed base of over 100 million Macs and MacBooks around the world.

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Apple car light strip could warn other drivers of hard braking incidents and other important events

10/30/2018, 09:10 am

An Apple-produced car could advise vehicles following behind it of the risk of collision if they are too close, as part of a lighting system for the outside of the vehicle that can offer warnings and information to other road users.

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Online Apple store goes down ahead of iPad Pro and Mac special event

10/30/2018, 07:10 am

Apple took its online store down on Tuesday, hours before the company holds its special event in Brooklyn, New York City, to add new products to the digital store shelves.

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UK government plans 'Digital Services Tax' applied against Apple and other tech giants

10/29/2018, 02:10 pm

The government of the United Kingdom has announced plans to claw more tax revenue from Apple and other tech giants, with a proposed "Digital Service Tax" on 2 percent of all revenues derived from UK-based users that could be implemented in April 2020.

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Apple's Chinese retail growth stalled by fraud & competition, forcing repositioning

10/29/2018, 01:10 pm

Apple's retail expansion in China is reportedly being stymied by a number of factors, putting it well short of ambitious goals the company had earlier this decade.

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Apple Watch reportedly assembled by illegal high school labor, Apple investigating

10/29/2018, 10:10 am

Apple is undertaking an in-house investigation into allegations one of the company's manufacturing partners -- Quanta -- has been hiring high school students to build Apple Watches in China.

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Apple $7B behind in royalty payments to Qualcomm

10/26/2018, 10:10 pm

Apple is now $7 billion behind in patent royalty payments to Qualcomm after directing contract manufacturers to withhold further remittance on grounds that the chipmaker participates in unfair licensing practices, according to testimony presented in court Friday.

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HomePod may land in Italy soon, following launches in Spain and Mexico

10/26/2018, 01:10 pm

The launch of the HomePod in Spain and Mexico on Friday has opened up speculation of the smart speaker's release in other countries, including an announcement about a rollout in Italy that could be revealed during the company's Oct. 30 event.

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