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Apple's best designs by Jony Ive, according to the AppleInsider staff

06/29/2019, 05:06 pm

On Thursday, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive announced his intent to leave the company after nearly 30 years on the job, many of which were spent at the side of tech visionary Steve Jobs. In wake of that bombshell, AppleInsider takes a look back at our favorite Ive designs.

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OpenID Foundation says 'Sign in with Apple' has critical gaps, urges changes

06/29/2019, 11:06 am

The OpenID Foundation this week issued an open letter to Apple's Software Engineering chief, Craig Federighi, arguing that the upcoming "Sign in with Apple" standard bears a lot of similarity to OpenID Connect -- but not enough for privacy, security, and development purposes.

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President Trump says US companies can do business with Huawei

06/29/2019, 11:06 am

Apparently detoothing a U.S. Commerce Department ban, President Donald Trump said on Saturday that American companies can do business with China's Huawei.

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Editorial: Jony Ive's departure opens up an opportunity for Apple to think differently

06/29/2019, 08:06 am

The news that Jony Ive is leaving his Chief Design Officer position at Apple has fueled predictable handwringing. But while Ive's three decades of work at Apple put him at the top of a short list of "the world's most famous product designers," the company isn't facing a "crisis of design," but rather an opportunity.

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Japan Display confirms $100M infusion from customer thought to be Apple

06/28/2019, 10:06 pm

Embattled smartphone screen manufacturer Japan Display Inc. on Friday said a consortium led by China's Harvest Group is on board to invest up to 80 billion yen ($743 million) on a bailout, $100 million of which will reportedly come from Apple.

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Apple's iOS developer fees and charges again targeted by class action suit

06/28/2019, 08:06 pm

An iOS developer on Friday lodged a class action complaint against Apple over alleged antitrust violations, claiming the company abuses its monopoly power of the iOS market to set price minimums, charge app makers a $99 annual developer fee and levy an effective 30% tax on sales.

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Tim Cook praises Jony Ive's contributions in email to Apple staff

06/28/2019, 10:06 am

An internal email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to Apple employees about the departure of chief design officer Jony Ive insists Apple will continue to benefit from the move, as well as emphasizing the change in the design team's management structure.

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Who are Alan Dye and Evans Hankey, the design leads replacing Jony Ive?

06/28/2019, 09:06 am

Following the announcement of Apple's chief design officer Jony Ive departing to his own independent design company later this year, design team leaders Evans Hankey and Alan Dye will gain more influence over how future Apple products are created. AppleInsider profiles the two design principals.

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Apple design chief Jony Ive to depart later this year, create new studio with Apple as client

06/27/2019, 05:06 pm

After nearly three decades at Apple, with his fingerprints on iconic products from iMac to iPod to iPhone and Apple Park, chief design officer Sir Jony Ive plans to depart the company later this year to start a new creative firm called LoveFrom.

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Nick Law will be Apple's VP of marketing communications integration

06/27/2019, 02:06 pm

The hiring of high-profile marketing executive Nick Law by Apple has become clearer, with the veteran said to be taking up a new role at the iPhone producer as the vice president of marcom integration.

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Apple Stores start selling One Drop blood glucose monitors

06/27/2019, 09:06 am

Apple has commenced sales of the One Drop blood glucose monitor in a small number of its retail outlets, bringing the Health app-compatible diabetes management device to its physical stores for the first time.

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iPhone's Lightning port removal could improve water resistance

06/27/2019, 08:06 am

Apple might ditch the Lightning port in a future version of iPhone. The tech giant is examining ways to allow data transfer via "waveguides," using electromagnetic waves that pass through a cable to a device without needing a physical connection to a port.

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Apple to reportedly invest $100M in struggling supplier Japan Display

06/26/2019, 09:06 pm

Apple has agreed to invest $100 million in Japan Display Inc., better known as JDI, as the struggling LCD manufacturer continues efforts to restructure its business in a bid to stay afloat, according to a local report Thursday.

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How to stream the 2020 Democratic debates on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV

06/26/2019, 02:06 pm

The first Democratic candidate debates for 2020's U.S. Presidential elections are happening Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27, both at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Here's how to tune in from any Apple device you might have.

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Heart health app Cardiogram now supports Fitbit devices

06/26/2019, 09:06 am

Cardiogram, a health monitoring company known in part for its integration with Apple Watch, expanded its reach on Wednesday with the release of an app update that delivers support for a range of Fitbit devices.

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Oppo sidesteps smartphone notch with under-screen camera

06/26/2019, 08:06 am

On Wednesday, major Chinese phone maker Oppo revealed an alternative to the smartphone display notches popularized by the iPhone X -- what it's calling the Under-Screen Camera, or USC.

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Apple Pay launches in Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, more [u]

06/25/2019, 11:06 pm

Apple on Wednesday began rolling out Apple Pay services in Portugal and Slovakia with financial backing from a number of large European banks including Monese and N26.

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Apple acquires self-driving car startup Drive.ai [u]

06/25/2019, 06:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday confirmed the acquisition of self-driving shuttle and car kit startup Drive.ai, with the tech giant snagging dozens of employees, cars and other assets as part of the purchase.

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Apple reportedly cancels contract for quantum dot iPhone camera

06/25/2019, 06:06 pm

Last week, shares of Nanoco, a British firm specializing in quantum dot technology, sank nearly 80% on news that a major U.S. customer canceled a project tied to a lucrative supply contract. Reports now claim the unnamed client was Apple.

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Intel cellular IP and modem patents head to auction

06/25/2019, 04:06 pm

Following April's announcement it was planning to leave the 5G smartphone modem business, Intel is said to be preparing to hold an auction for its cellular wireless intellectual property, which reportedly includes a portfolio of 8,500 assets that will be put up for sale.

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