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Apple Fights EU’s $2 Billion Antitrust Ruling
May 23, 2024

Apple has appealed a nearly $2 billion antitrust fine handed down by European regulators. As Reuters reported Tuesday (May 22), the appeal comes after the European Commission (EC) ruled this winter that Apple was abusing its power in the streaming music market.  Apple’s fine was...

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Apple to Seek Dismissal of Justice Department’s Antitrust Lawsuit
May 21, 2024

Apple told a judge in a letter Tuesday (May 21) that it plans to ask that an antitrust lawsuit filed against it by the Justice Department and 15 states be dismissed. In its letter to U.S. District Judge Julien X. Neals, the company said that it faces fierce...

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Pressure From Rivals Causes Apple to up Discounts on iPhones in China
May 20, 2024

Apple has reportedly begun a campaign of heavy discounting on its iPhone in China. The markdowns — up to 2,300 yuan (about $320) on select iPhone models on the company’s Tmall site — come as Apple faces increased competition from local tech companies like Huawei, Reuters reported Monday (May...

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Apple’s ‘Big Assumption’ on App Store Fees Draws Judge’s Ire
May 20, 2024

A federal judge is questioning Apple’s 27% fee on in-app purchases via outside payment platforms. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has been hearing evidence concerning the tech giant’s compliance with an order she handed down in 2021. That ruling requires Apple to allow developers...

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Apple Previews Eye Tracking and Other Accessibility Tools
May 15, 2024

Imagine being able to control your iPhone not with your hand, but with your eyes. Apple says that scenario could soon be a reality, part of a series of tools for users with physical disabilities announced Wednesday (May 15). “Each year, we break new ground when it comes...

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Apple Says App Store Stopped $1.8B in Fraudulent Transactions in 2023
May 14, 2024

Apple’s App Store blocked over $7 billion in fraudulent activity from 2020 through 2023. It also stopped more than $1.8 billion in fraudulent transactions in 2023 alone, Apple said in a Tuesday (May 14) press release. To combat fraud, Apple has dedicated teams that monitor and investigate fraudulent activity...

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Apple Looks to Sell Vision Pro to Overseas Consumers
May 13, 2024

Will Apple’s mixed-reality headset be more popular overseas than it was in America? The tech giant is reportedly trying to find out. Apple is preparing to begin selling its almost $3,500 Vision Pro in non-U.S. markets, Bloomberg News reported Monday (May 13). Sources tell the news outlet...

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Apple’s ‘Web Eraser’ Sparks Concerns Among UK Newspapers
May 12, 2024

British newspapers have voiced concerns about Apple’s new ad-blocking tool. The news organizations argue that this so-called “web-eraser” threatens the financial stability of the journalism world, the Financial Times (FT) reported Sunday (May 12), citing a letter from the papers to Apple.  The “web eraser” is...

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iPhone Sales in China Jump 12% Following Markdowns
May 08, 2024

Retailer discounts reportedly helped drive a roughly 12% increase in Chinese iPhone shipments in March. Shipments of foreign smartphones — most of which would have been Apple’s flagship product — rose to 3.75 million units in March, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday (May 8), citing data from the China Academy of...