February 25, 2014 |
Apple is urging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill that would make it possible for business owners to use their religious beliefs as a reason to deny service to gays and lesbians. The Cupertino tech giant weighed in on the matter because it now conducts business in the state. Late last year, Apple announced plans to open a manufacturing plant in Mesa, Ariz. News reports have suggested that the plant may be used to make the screens for the company's next iPhone. An Apple spokeswoman confirmed to the Associated Press the company had reached out directly to Brewer about vetoing Arizona SB 1062.
September 6, 2013 |
Apple may have struck a deal with China's largest mobile carrier, a move that could help the company finally gain a foothold in the promising market. The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant is getting ready to ship low-cost iPhone models to China Mobile, according to the Wall Street Journal . The shipment supposedly consists of iPhone 5C units, a low-cost model of Apple's popular smartphone that is expected to be revealed Tuesday. PHOTOS: Biggest tech flops of 2013 -- so far If Apple has struck a deal with China Mobile, then the tech giant can now potentially sell its device to the Chinese carrier's 700 million subscribers.
December 24, 2013 |
Two technologies acquired by Apple earlier in 2013 were revealed this week: BroadMap and Catch. Apple's acquisitions were reported by 9to5Mac and later confirmed by Apple to AllThingsD . BroadMap specialized in mapping data; Catch was a cloud-based note-taking app. In the case of BroadMap, Apple acquired the company's team and technology but not the actual company or its name. The BroadMap deal likely occurred in the first half of 2013, and Apple may be using the firm's technology to improve Apple Maps, according to 9to5Mac.
September 11, 2013 |
Apple has posted on YouTube three of the videos it showed during its iPhone event, held at its Cupertino headquarters on Tuesday. Separately, if you weren't one of the few in the audience, Apple has posted the keynote on its website. As for the promo videos on YouTube, the first is essentially the introduction of the iPhone 5c, and stars Jony Ive, senior vice president of design Design at Apple. Ive never appears on stage, but he was in the audience Tuesday. Video: Here's how Apple's iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C work In the video, Ive calls the iPhone 5c "beautifully, unapologetically plastic.
May 24, 2013 |
Not one to be outdone, Amazon.com has become the latest tech giant to reveal plans for new, outlandish headquarters. The online retailer wants to literally bring the "Amazon" to downtown Seattle with a building that features three glass-dome, greenhouse-like structures capable of housing "mature trees," according to the plans the company filed with the city. Amazon said it believes a park-like and plant-rich environment would provide its employees with many positives "that are not often found in a typical office setting.
April 24, 2013 |
Apple Inc. will spend an unprecedented $100 billion to buy back shares and increase its dividend - a not-so-subtle attempt to appease jittery investors who have seen the company's stock plunge by nearly half in recent months. Although the announcement was intended to send a signal of how strongly executives believe in Apple's future, it came on the heels of an earnings report that included the company's first profit drop in a decade. The mixed messages about Apple's prospects left investors torn about how to feel about everything they learned Tuesday.
September 10, 2013 |
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Whether the "c" in iPhone 5c stands for color or China, the launch of a plastic cellphone marks one of the biggest strategic shifts for Apple since the company began the smartphone revolution six years ago. Though the announcements made Tuesday at Apple's headquarters were relatively modest in scale, the tech giant seemed to be signaling that it was intent on recapturing lost momentum in China. Although a rumored deal with that nation's largest carrier was not announced at the event, analysts are expecting it to be confirmed soon, possibly at a separate media event being held in Beijing on Wednesday.
July 29, 2013 |
A report released Monday accuses a major Apple supplier of labor abuse, saying employees are working too many hours and doing so in unsafe conditions, among other claims. China Labor Watch, a nonprofit group, alleges that three factories for Pegatron Group are in violation of numerous labor rights. The report says the factories are violating women's rights, have underage labor, poor and unsafe working conditions, insufficient wages and also discriminate in their hiring. The 62-page report also says Pegatron is working its employees longer than Apple's 60-hour workweek rule and longer than China's 49-hour statutory limit.
July 18, 2013 |
A patent issued this week may signal that Apple is getting closer to using a super-strong alloy to build its iPhone and other devices. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent for "bulk amorphous alloy sheet forming processes" to Crucible Intellectual Property. That company is a subsidiary of Liquidmetal Technologies, which teamed up with Apple a few years back to develop its trademarked Liquidmetal alloy material for the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant's technologies.
July 23, 2013 |
Apple Inc. reports its third-quarter financial results after the markets close Tuesday, and expectations for the tech giant aren't high. A prolonged product drought has dampened the fervor that had surrounded the company over the last few years, with consumers and investors alike eager for something new. In the absence of that, and combined with stiff competition from rivals selling newer products often at lower price points, Apple's sales reportedly...