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Apple’s upbeat forecast pushes market value back toward $1 trillion

05 May, 2019 10:27 am 10:27 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Apple Inc shares rose nearly 5 percent on Wednesday, pushing the iPhone maker’s market valuation back toward $1 trillion as its quarterly report and upbeat forecast soothed investors worried about falling iPhone sales. Apple has been jockeying with Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com for the title of most valuable U.S. company as … Read More

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TikTok vanishes from Google, Apple app stores in India after ban

04 April, 2019 5:08 pm 5:08 pm

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) – The Chinese video app TikTok is no longer available in Google and Apple app stores in India after a state court prohibited its downloads, a setback for developer Bytedance Technology’s efforts to tap users in a key market. TikTok, which allows users to create and share short videos with special effects, … Read More

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Apple invites Hollywood to Silicon Valley in TV push

03 March, 2019 10:46 pm 10:46 pm

SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Apple Inc is expected to finally lift the curtain on Monday on a secretive, years-long effort to build a television and movie offering designed to compete with big media companies and boost digital services revenue as iPhone sales taper. “It’s show time” is how the iPhone maker billed the affair … Read More

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Apple Watch detects irregular heart beat in large US study

03 March, 2019 10:14 am 10:14 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – The Apple Watch was able to detect irregular heart pulse rates that could signal the need for further monitoring for a serious heart rhythm problem, according to data from a large study funded by Apple Inc, demonstrating a potential future role for wearable consumer technology in healthcare. Researchers hope the technology can … Read More

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Apple touts data privacy in TV ad campaign

Apple touts data privacy in TV ad campaign

03 March, 2019 12:39 pm 12:39 pm

(Reuters) – Apple Inc on Thursday launched a television advertising campaign promoting its stance on data privacy, seeking to differentiate itself from tech industry rivals such as Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc that have become the target of regulatory scrutiny over the issue. The 45-second commercial will begin airing on US TV stations Thursday … Read More

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Qualcomm launches patent challenge to Apple ahead of antitrust case

03 March, 2019 11:22 pm 11:22 pm

(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc on Monday kicks off a patent challenge to Apple Inc, capping off a two-year legal strategy to put pressure on the iPhone maker before a major antitrust lawsuit between the two goes to trial in April. Qualcomm, the world’s biggest maker of mobile chips, alleges in federal court in San Diego … Read More

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Apple teams with Ant Financial, banks for interest-free iPhone financing in...

02 February, 2019 11:35 pm 11:35 pm

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Apple Inc has teamed up with Chinese payments giant Ant Financial Services Group and several local banks to offer interest-free financing, its first such move in the country as it looks to boost waning smartphone sales. The US tech behemoth issued a rare revenue warning last month citing weaker iPhone sales in … Read More

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Apple to contribute to US teen’s education for spotting FaceTime bug

02 February, 2019 3:28 pm 3:28 pm

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Apple Inc rolled out software updates to iPhones to fix a privacy issue in its FaceTime video calling service, and said it would contribute toward the education of the Arizona teenager who discovered the problem. The software bug, which had let users hear audio from people who had not yet answered a … Read More

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Apple fixes FaceTime privacy bug, will issue update next week

02 February, 2019 9:16 am 9:16 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Apple Inc said it has fixed a privacy flaw in its group video chat software and that it plans to improve how it handles reports of software bugs after a teenager and his mother tried for days to warn the iPhone maker of the bug. Apple said on Monday it would fix … Read More

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Google disables iPhone app that studied users’ digital habits

01 January, 2019 9:22 am 9:22 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday it disabled an iPhone app that it had paid some users to install to study their digital habits, following a similar move late on Tuesday by social media network Facebook Inc. Google and Facebook had faced criticism from privacy experts for distributing their research apps … Read More

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Apple services business grows; CEO Cook says China tensions ease

01 January, 2019 8:23 am 8:23 am

(Reuters) – Apple Inc reported sharp growth in its services business on Tuesday and Chief Executive Tim Cook said trade tensions between the US and China were easing, helping boost the company’s shares after hours even though iPhone sales dipped in the holiday shopping quarter for the first time. Apple said sales for the current … Read More

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Apple demanded $1 billion for chance to win iPhone: Qualcomm CEO

01 January, 2019 8:37 am 8:37 am

SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – Qualcomm sought to become the sole supplier of modem chips for Apple’s  iPhone to recoup a $1-billion “incentive payment” that Apple insisted on, not to block rivals from the market, Qualcomm’s chief executive testified. The payment from Qualcomm to Apple – part of a 2011 deal between Apple and Qualcomm … Read More

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Trade war and 5G spell tough 2019 for Apple in China

01 January, 2019 8:13 am 8:13 am

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s chief executive Tim Cook has his work cut out in China this year: the iPhone maker faces the looming threat of a court-ordered sales ban, the uncertain outcome of trade war talks and the roll-out of a new 5G network, where it finds itself behind rivals like Huawei and Samsung. … Read More

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Qualcomm enforces ban to halt some Apple iPhone sales in Germany

01 January, 2019 10:09 am 10:09 am

(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc on Thursday took steps to enforce a court order banning the sale of some iPhone models in Germany, a move that will likely see Apple Inc pull those iPhone models from its German stores. The US chipmaker posted bonds of 1.34 billion euros (1.21 billion pounds) as part of a legal … Read More

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Apple shares dive; rare revenue warning drags global markets

01 January, 2019 8:45 am 8:45 am

(Reuters) – Apple Inc shares plunged 10 percent on Thursday after the iPhone maker blamed weak China demand for a holiday-quarter revenue shortfall, with many investors worried the rare stumble was a harbinger for slowing global growth. Global financial markets felt the shockwaves as Apple shares logged their biggest intra-day percentage fall in six years, … Read More

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