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Apple Lets EU Users Download Apps Directly From Developers
March 12, 2024

Apple will let European users download apps directly from developers starting this spring. This announcement Tuesday (March 12) marks the tech giant’s latest concession to European Union (EU) regulators as it and other companies deal with new competition rules. “Web Distribution, available with a software update later this...

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Commonwealth Bank CEO: Apple Needs ‘More Scrutiny in Australia’
March 11, 2024

The head of Australia’s Commonwealth Bank says Apple’s in-country payments operations need greater oversight. “They should be subjected to a lot more scrutiny in Australia,” said Matt Comyn, whose comments at a conference in Sydney Monday (March 11) were reported by Bloomberg News. The Bloomberg report notes that this is an ongoing...

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Apple Restores Epic Games’ Developer Account After Pressure From EU
March 08, 2024

Apple has reversed its recent decision to block Epic Games from its App Store and devices in Europe. The move comes after pressure from European regulators, Reuters reported Friday (March 8). “I take note with satisfaction that following our contacts Apple decided to backtrack its decision on...

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Apple/Epic Spat Gets EU Attention as DMA Takes Effect
March 07, 2024

The European Commission wants answers about Apple’s ejection of Epic Games from its App Store. The commission (EC) has “requested further explanations” from the iPhone maker about the move, the Financial Times reported Thursday (March 7), the same day that Europe’s landmark Digital Markets Act (DMA) went into effect for Apple and a...

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Apple’s New API Offers Users Peek at Balances
March 06, 2024

Apple has unveiled an application programming interface (API) enabling users to see their balances on their Apple finance products. Called FinanceKit, the API allows developers to fetch transactions and balance information from Apple Card, Apple Cash and Savings with Apple, TechCrunch reported Wednesday (March 6). Apple is...

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Apple Announces App Distribution Changes to Comply With DMA
March 06, 2024

Apple has made some changes to its policies around app distribution in the European Union (EU) to comply with the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA). The changes were made in response to feedback the firm received about its previously updated terms for app distribution in...

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Apple Fined $1.9 Billion For ‘Abusive’ App Store Rules
March 04, 2024

The European Commission has fined Apple 1.8 billion euros ($1.95 billion) for abusing its place in the music streaming market. The record fine, announced by the commission (EC) Monday (Mar. 4), is the European Union’s first antitrust levy against Apple and comes as the tech giant is dealing with competition...

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Apple Set to Unveil AI Initiatives Later This Year
February 28, 2024

Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, announced at the annual shareholder meeting Wednesday (Feb. 28) that the company will soon provide more details about its strategy for using generative artificial intelligence (AI) later this year. Cook stated that Apple recognizes the extraordinary potential of generative AI for...

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Remember the Titan: Apple Sunsets Electric Vehicle Moonshot
February 28, 2024

It’s lights out for Apple’s dream of entering the electric vehicle (EV) marketplace. A Tuesday (Feb. 27) report reveals that the Cupertino, California, personal computer and smartphone pioneer is abandoning its EV plans, sunsetting what was referred to internally as Project Titan. The effort, first...