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Report: Apple Expected to Launch New iPad Models May 7
April 23, 2024

Apple will reportedly launch new products in a May 7 online event. The company sent invitations to the media Tuesday (April 23), and those files feature a graphic that includes the iPad stylus, Apple Pencil, CNBC reported Tuesday. The graphic can also be seen on the Apple...

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Apple Acquires Paris AI Startup Datakalab
April 23, 2024

Apple has stepped up its foray into artificial intelligence (AI) by acquiring Datakalab, a Paris-based AI tech startup.  The acquisition, finalized on Dec. 17, was quietly noted in a filing with the European Commission and reported by French media. It’s part of Apple’s reported push into AI. ...

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Apple Cut iPhone Prices in China, but Consumers Didn’t Bite
April 23, 2024

Apple’s troubles in China continue, with iPhone sales reportedly plummeting 19% during the last quarter. That brought the company’s flagship product to its worst performance since the start of the COVID pandemic in 2020, Bloomberg news reported Tuesday (April 23), citing data from Counterpoint Research. Apple dropped to...

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EU Regulators Set to Accept Apple’s Proposals on Tap-and-Go Tech
April 19, 2024

European Union (EU) antitrust regulators are reportedly preparing to approve Apple’s tap-and-go mobile payments system proposals as early as May.  The tech company had proposed to open the system to rivals after being accused by the European Commission (EC) of thwarting competition.  After getting feedback from Apple’s rivals and customers,...

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Apple Says China Ordered Removal of WhatsApp, Threads From App Store
April 19, 2024

Apple has removed Meta’s WhatsApp and Threads, as well as Telegram and Signal, from its App Store in China. The company was ordered to do so by the Cyberspace Administration of China, which cited national security concerns, Apple told Reuters in a report posted Friday (April 19)....

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Will Virtual Card Numbers Spark a Rush to Spend Apple Cash?
April 10, 2024

For Apple — and as been seen already with Block (formerly Square) — the drive is to get consumers to spend the cash, rather than just bank it. Apple, of course, has been forging an ecosystem that includes financial services, where Apple Cash serves as...

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Apple Yields to EU Demands on Music Streaming
April 07, 2024

Apple has reversed course in the battle over music-streaming services in Europe. The tech giant said Friday (April 5 it has accepted demands by the European Union that it stop blocking music apps from notifying listeners of cheaper services outside the Apple app store.  Now, Apple...

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Report: Apple Cuts 614 Jobs in Largest Reduction Since Pandemic
April 05, 2024

Apple is reportedly laying off 614 employees. The company gave notice of the job cuts on March 28 and those cuts will take effect on May 27, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Friday (April 5), citing California state records. Apple did not immediately reply...

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Apple Accused of Limiting Russian Users’ Banking Options
April 04, 2024

Russia says the country’s Apple users don’t have full access to payments and banking services. As Reuters reported Thursday (April 4), Russia’s antitrust regulator, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), has written to Apple about the issue. The report notes that the FAS has fined Apple $26 million in...