Apple and IBM revealed an enhancement to their existing collaboration at the Think 2018 conference with Watson Services for Core ML and the newly designed IBM Cloud Developer Console for Apple. The offering marries Apple's Core ML tools for developers with IBM's Watson to make it easier for companies to add artificial intelligence into mobile applications.
Apple is designing and producing its own device displays for the first time, using a secret manufacturing facility near its California headquarters to make small numbers of the screens for testing purposes, according to people familiar with the situation. The technology giant is making a significant investment in the development of next-generation micro LED screens.
A unit of Apple's Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron has won approval from Karnataka to build a new assembly facility in the south Indian state, signaling a potential expansion of iPhone assembly work in India.
Apple's rumored iPad Pro with Face ID will likely be released in the second quarter of 2018, according to Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang.
Apple has reported an increase in the number of serious violations of working conditions at factories where its products are manufactured, but says that overall conditions improved.
Dialog Semiconductor expects Apple, its top customer, to use its chips for a significant proportion of its devices in 2019 and 2020, Chief Executive Jalal Bagherli told a German newspaper.
Maker of microdisplays used in the military and medical fields is also courting consumer headset makers.
Shares in Lumentum Holdings soared 23% on Tuesday after the optical components maker said it shipped more than $200 million worth of 3D sensing lasers to a customer that two analysts identified as Apple Inc.
For several years, Apple has been steadily designing more and more of the chips powering its iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches.
The US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether Apple violated securities laws concerning its disclosures about a software update that slowed older iPhone models, according to people familiar with the matter.
Apple will halve its production target for the iPhone X in the three-month period from January from the figure of over 40 million units envisaged at the time of its release in November.
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The European Commision (EC), the EU's legislative and regulatory arm, said its investigation, which lasted for more than two years, concluded that Qualcomm paid Apple billions of dollars to keep it from buying LTE baseband chips from Qualcomm's rivals, violating EU antitrust rules.
HomePod, the innovative wireless speaker from Apple, arrives in stores beginning Friday, February 9 and is available to order online this Friday, January 26 in the US, UK and Australia. HomePod will arrive in France and Germany this spring.
If this is the case, it would be the first time that Apple has not retained the previous year's model to allow for a wide range of iPhones available at many price points.
Apple has announced that it will be contributing US$350 billion into the US economy over the next five years, combining both new investments and its existing spending with domestic companies for supply and manufacturing.
A new "text bomb" affecting Apple's iPhone and Mac computers has been discovered. A software developer tweeted about the flaw which typically causes an iPhone to crash and in some cases restart.
While investors pressure Apple to address youth phone addiction, experts are more optimistic about the voice-enabled smart speakers that Google and Amazon want to plunk into your living room
iOS 11.2.2 is here and it provides Apple AAPL -0.37% with a much needed chance to change the script as it rolls out ?˜mitigations' to block the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws which affect the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. But it also only delays a bigger reckoning which pushes even greater pressure onto the mysterious iOS 11.2.5.
Two big shareholders of Apple are concerned that the entrancing qualities of the iPhone have fostered a public health crisis that could hurt children-and the company as well.
"All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time..."
There is a 40% likelihood that Apple will acquire Netflix now that US President Trump's corporate tax cut has been passed, according to Citi analysts Jim Suva and Asiya Merchant.
Apple continues to ramp up its efforts to court developers by making it easier to create and iterate their apps for its platforms. The iPhone giant has now acquired Buddybuild, a Vancouver-based app tools startup that describes itself as "mobile iteration platform" focused on continuous integration and debugging tools - essentially giving an app development team a simple workflow for iterating and pushing their apps out into the world through GitHub, BitBucket or GitLab.
iPhone owners aren't happy with Apple, and they're letting the company know with lawsuits. Five iPhone users filed a lawsuit in New York yesterday and are seeking class-action status over Apple intentionally slowing down their phones as the devices' batteries aged.
In early December, Apple chief executive Tim Cook toured a Shanghai factory owned by Luxshare ICT, a Chinese company that has risen from obscurity in the last decade to become a key supplier to the US tech giant. Cook praised Luxshare founder Grace Wang, who started out as a factory worker on a Foxconn production line and ended up the leader of a tech company with more than 20 locations around the world.
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Reddit users have noticed that Apple appears to be slowing down old iPhones that have low-capacity batteries. While many iPhone users have experienced perceived slowdowns due to iOS updates over the years, it appears that there's now proof Apple is throttling processor speeds when a battery capacity deteriorates over time.
Apple's moves into health have historically focused on its smartwatch, which tracks steps, heart rate and other metrics.
Today, services like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are getting better at responding to some types of requests, but because they can misunderstand questions and aren't cognizant of their surroundings, they're often super awkward to use in public spaces around other people. But a patent filed by Apple and made public today suggests Siri may someday detect when you're whispering at it, and in turn know when to whisper back.
Apple announced on Wednesday it is giving one of its laser manufacturers, Finisar, US$390 million. Finisar larer clarified that Apple had not made a debt or equity investment in the company.
Apple plans to buy Shazam, the song-recognition company, for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Apple has confirmed its plan to acquire the music-discovery service Shazam. In a statement to Fortune, an Apple spokesperson said that the tech giant is "thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple." While the Apple spokesperson didn't share terms of the deal, the statement did say that "Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit," suggesting the service could be integrated into Apple's own music streaming app.
Apple says it has issued a fix for an iOS security flaw that left key connected home hardware open to unauthorized third-party access. The bug, which was initially spotted by 9to5Mac, reportedly made it possible for an outside party to access things like smart locks and garage doors.
Apple's work in the health industry has been well reported thus far, but CNBC reports today that the person running Apple's health efforts is leaving the company. Anil Sethi was originally named director of the health team last year, when Apple acquired his medical record startup Gliimps.
Apple is likely to release another new iPhone model with LCD next year, said a source privy to the company's product designs, and it also has tentative plans for two new handsets that use OLED screens.
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Apple will ship 13-14 million AirPods in 2017 and 26-28 million units in 2018, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said. Kuo said they're one of the most popular Apple accessories and points to increased supply as one helpful growth driver.
Shares in Dialog Semiconductor, the publicly listed British firm which supplies power management chips for the iPhone and other Apple products, are plunging after its chief executive admitted that Apple could one day bring iPhone chip design in-house.
Qualcomm is seeking to limit sales of the iPhone X in the US with another new round of litigation that accuses Apple of patent infringement.
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Users of Apple's new MacOS High Sierra operating system can access it without using a password.
iOS 11 is at it again. Following the release of iOS 11.1.1 earlier this month specifically to fix a bizarre typing bug, it turns out that its successor one week later only made things worse. And Apple has now confirmed this nasty surprise...
The flaw in MacOS High Sierra - the most recent version - makes it possible to gain entry to the machine without a password, and also have access to powerful administrator rights.