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Apple cancels AirPower wireless charger project

Mar 30, 2019 - 1:16 PM

'After much effort, we've concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have canceled the project,' says Apple senior vice president of hardware engineering Dan Riccio

CANCELLED. An AirPower mat is seen charging multiple devices during a media event at Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 12, 2017. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

U.S. judge recommends partial ban on iPhone imports to U.S.

Mar 27, 2019 - 11:40 AM

A US trade judge rules Tuesday, March 26, that Apple had violated a Qualcomm chipmaker patent

APPLE. In this file photo taken on March 18, 2019 an iPhone 6S is plugged into a battery charger on March 18, 2019 in Washington DC. An International Trade Commission judge on March 26, 2019, ruled that Apple violated a Qualcomm chipmaker patent and said she will recommended banning imports of some iPhone models. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP


'Final Fantasy' and 'The Sims' creators making games for Apple game service

Mar 26, 2019 - 7:09 AM

Apple has gotten videogame luminaries aside from the Hollywood stars for its AppleTV+ service


APPLE ARCADE. Ann Thai, senior product marketing manager of the App Store at Apple Inc., speaks during a company product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25, 2019 in Cupertino, California. Photo by Michael Short/Getty Images/AFP

Here's a dose of creative inspiration from Apple TV+ 'storytellers'

Mar 26, 2019 - 6:11 AM

Hear from Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Jennifer Aniston, Ron Howard and more Hollywood luminaries in this Apple TV+ promo

SPIELBERG. Screenshot from Apple


WATCH: Apple's retro opening for its March 25 event

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:27 AM

Iconic Apple products star in the retro-inspired opener for its special event

IPHONE CAMEO. A retro film-inspired introduction video shows Apple's hit products through the years, including the iPhone. Screenshot from Apple


Everything Apple announced at its March 25 event

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:01 AM

Apple has new subscription services for games, news, and on-demand video, and a new credit card

Apple announces own credit card, the Apple Card

Mar 26, 2019 - 4:26 AM

It's only available in the US for now however

Aiming for reinvention, Apple eyes streaming, services

Mar 24, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Apple is expected to launch its own video streaming service, plus a subscription news service described as a 'Netflix for news'

APPLE. In this file photo taken on September 9, 2015 a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Apple's Tim Cook urges China to continue to open up its economy

Mar 23, 2019 - 6:28 PM

'We see that as essential not only for China to reach its full potential, but also for the global economy to thrive,' Tim Cook says

Apple brings first iMac refresh in almost 2 years

Mar 21, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Intel's latest processors finally come to the iMac

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Second generation Apple AirPods released

Mar 21, 2019 - 6:49 PM

The new AirPods are said to deliver 50% more talk time, and connect to devices two times faster

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What to expect at Apple’s March 25 event

Mar 21, 2019 - 4:38 PM

Here's what we tentatively know about Apple’s video-streaming service and some other potential announcements for its upcoming event

New Apple iPad Air, iPad Mini announced

Mar 19, 2019 - 10:44 AM

The iPad Air and iPad Mini join the current iPad roster including 2018’s 9.7-inch iPad, 11-inch iPad Pro, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro

IPAD. The Apple iPad family from left to right, the new iPad Air, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the 11-inch iPad Pro, the standard iPad, and the iPad mini. Photo from Apple


'Tim Apple' goes viral on social media after Trump gaffe

Mar 08, 2019 - 9:35 AM

US President Donald Trump thanks 'Tim Apple' for the tech giant's investments and job creations

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France unveils new tax for global internet giants

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Having failed to persuade his European partners to introduce an EU-wide tax, France will go it alone with its own new mechanism

Apple devices led the wearables market in Q4 2018 - report

Mar 06, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The worldwide market for wearables also grows to 31.4%, reaching 59.3 million units shipped

Apple eyes starpower as it takes on Netflix, Amazon Prime in streaming wars

Feb 15, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Apple is believed to be investing at least $1 billion in content and has acquired the rights to a new series starring and co-produced by American actresses Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon


Some airline, hotel booking apps on iOS found recording user screens – report

Feb 08, 2019 - 3:53 PM

The apps do not ask for permission to make screen recordings, prompting quick action from Apple

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Apple replacing retail boss as pressure on for sales

Feb 06, 2019 - 1:03 PM

The departure of Ahrendts is a surprise, given her position as a key Apple executive and the perception she could be in the running to inherit the chief executive's crown from Cook, an analyst says

AHRENDTS. In this file photo taken on September 12, 2017 Apple senior vice president of retail Angela Ahrendts speaks during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus n Cupertino, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP

What to expect from Apple's iOS 13

Feb 04, 2019 - 5:44 PM

We round-up some of the features and reported changes we should expect to see in Apple’s upcoming update

Once red-hot smartphone market sees cooler trend

Feb 03, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The smartphone remains a must-have device, but sales are slowing down

IPHONE X. Shutterstock photo

Apple issues fix for FaceTime eavesdropping bug

Feb 01, 2019 - 11:34 PM

Apple fixes its Group FaceTime security bug, which allows callers to listen in to people they're calling, regardless of whether the person on the other end picks up or not

FIXING FACETIME. In this file photo taken on September 9, 2015 a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Chinese engineer charged in theft of Apple car secrets

Feb 01, 2019 - 3:00 PM

An internal investigation finds Chen had taken pictures of the project and backed up his Apple work computer to a personal machine, along with more than 2,000 files including schematics, manuals, and diagrams, according to the complaint

Apple profit stable as service gains offset iPhone slump

Jan 30, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Revenue growth in music, movies, apps, and other services offsets slowing iPhone sales


FaceTime bug lets callers eavesdrop as Apple promises fix this week

Jan 29, 2019 - 1:29 PM

(UPDATED) Apple has temporarily disabled Group Facetime, presumably to fix the issue, though it did not specify any actual reason behind their move

Apple puts brakes on car team but keeps eye on road

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Apple confirms a report that they have reduced the staff of their self-driving car project

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Apple's Tim Cook calls for privacy bill with right to delete data

Jan 17, 2019 - 11:58 PM

'In 2019, it's time to stand up for the right to privacy – yours, mine, all of ours,' the Apple CEO writes in Time magazine.

PRIVACY. Apple CEO Tim Cook ask US legislators to pass a law strengthening data privacy. Photo by Shutterstock

Apple replaced 11 million batteries in 2018 – report

Jan 17, 2019 - 2:23 PM

The replacement program is cited by Apple CEO Tim Cook as one of the factors for weak iPhone sales

Apple COO claims Qualcomm would not sell them chips for newer iPhones – report

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:22 PM

Apple's soured partnership with Qualcomm may have hurt its chance to release a 5G iPhone early

APPLE. People queue before the opening of the new Apple Store Liberty, the first Italian flagship store of Apple in Milan, on July 26, 2018. Photo by Piero Cruciatti/AFP


Apple will again launch a trio of iPhones later this year – report

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The successor of the XS Max will reportedly sport 3 rear cameras

Apple warning pummels markets worried about growth outlook

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:37 AM

Apple cites steeper-than-expected 'economic deceleration' in China and emerging markets for cutting its revenue outlook for the latest quarter

TIM COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 4, 2018. Screenshot from livestream.


Qualcomm paves way for ban on some iPhones in Germany

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Qualcomm posts security bonds totaling $1.53 billion that would be awarded to Apple if the Munich iPhone ban is overturned by a higher court


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Apple cuts outlook, sees 'challenges' in China, emerging markets

Jan 03, 2019 - 7:35 AM

The company slashes its revenue guidance for the first fiscal quarter of 2019, ended December 29, to $84 billion – sharply lower than analyst forecasts averaging $91 billion

APPLE IN CHINA. Customers queue outside an Apple store to get their hands on the new iPhone XR in Shanghai on October 26, 2018. File photo from AFP

Apple risks iPhone ban in Germany after court case loss

Dec 21, 2018 - 11:41 AM

The iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X may be banned in Germany after Qualcomm wins its case against Apple

IPHONE 7. The iPhone 7 smartphone is on display on the day of its release at Covent Garden in London on September 16, 2016.  Photo by Jack Taylor/AFP


How the world's top smartphone brands fared in 2018

Dec 15, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Here we assess the world's 5 biggest phone makers of 2018 – Samsung, Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi, and OPPO, according to International Data Corporation's Q3 2018 sales figures

Apple to roll out new Snoopy, Peanuts cartoon series

Dec 15, 2018 - 12:13 PM

DHX MEDIA will be releasing new series, specials, and educational programs featuring Snoopy and the Peanuts gang exclusively for Apple

SNOOPY IS BACK. Apple will showcase Snoopy and the Peanuts gang for its new video platform. Photo from Wikimedia


Qualcomm wants iPhone Xs, Xs Max, XR banned in China too

Dec 14, 2018 - 1:54 PM

This follows the ban on some older iPhone models – the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, and the X – earlier this week

IPHONE XR. Photo from Apple


Apple unveils plan for $1 billion campus in Texas, U.S. expansion

Dec 13, 2018 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) The new campus – for engineering and other functions, but not manufacturing – will be near Apple's existing facility in Austin and initially accommodate 5,000 new employees, with room to grow to 15,000

A NEW APPLE CAMPUS. A reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

China court bans iPhone sales in patent dispute – Qualcomm

Dec 10, 2018 - 10:51 PM

The move marks the latest in a long-running dispute over patents and royalties between California tech giants Apple and Qualcomm playing out in courts and administrative bodies worldwide

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 20, 2018 an iPhone sits on display at an Apple store in lower Manhattan in New York City. A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement on December 10, 2018. The statement said the Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court had granted Qualcomm's request for two preliminary injunctions against four subsidiaries of Apple, ordering them to immediately to stop selling the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. SPENCER PLATT / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Sarah Geronimo wins 2 awards at Big Apple Music Awards 2018

Nov 30, 2018 - 11:24 AM

The pop princess is hailed this year's Best Pilipino Artist by the New York-based awards body

Apple resumes iPhone X production as new iPhones struggle – report

Nov 23, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Apple's original notched phone makes its return

IPHONE X. Shutterstock photo


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New tech regulation 'inevitable,' Apple CEO says

Nov 19, 2018 - 8:49 AM

Following the scandal that saw data consultancy Cambridge Analytica obtain data from millions of Facebook users, Apple CEO Tim Cook says the industry was now 'beyond' the scope of self-regulation

Huawei tops Apple for 2 consecutive quarters in phone market

Nov 08, 2018 - 12:18 PM

It's the longest that Huawei has been on the second spot

Apple cancels iPhone XR production boost due to low demand – report

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:01 AM

Budget-conscious buyers are going for last year's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus instead


Apple's 5G iPhone expected in 2020 - report

Nov 05, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Apple wants to use an Intel 8161 5G modem chip for the 2020 devices

A FUTURE 5G IPHONE? A customer touches the screen of the new iPhone X at the Apple Store Union Square on November 3, 2017, in San Francisco, California. File photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP

Apple quarterly profit leaps but shares slip on outlook

Nov 02, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Apple says net profit climbs thanks to growing sales of digital content and services to of users and other Apple gadgetry including iPhones

APPLE. In this file photo taken on September 9, 2015 a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Apple pulls WatchOS 5.1 after reports of bricking

Oct 31, 2018 - 3:07 PM

Reports say updating the operating system appears to force the watch to get stuck on the Apple logo. Restarting the phone doesn't seem to resolve the issue

WATCHOS 5.1. Screenshot from livestream.