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October 14, 2020 | Via The Guardian

Apple Unveils New 5G iPhone 12

Apple has unveiled its delayed iPhone 12 line of smartphones in a range of sizes with new designs and 5G connectivity. Unveiled as part of an online-only event, which was pushed back by more than a month due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the new iPhones mark some of the biggest changes to Apple’s smartphones since the iPhone X in 2017.

January 30, 2020 | Via Sky News

University Wins $1.1bn Battle with Apple over iPhone Patents

Apple and the wifi chip company it uses for iPhones have been ordered to pay $1.1bn (£840.5m) to a university for infringing patents. A jury handed down the verdict in favor of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) which claims the Broadcom wifi chips used in hundreds of millions of Apple iPhones infringed four of its data transmission patents.

June 4, 2019 | Via

Apple Dissolves iTunes into New Apps

Apple has announced that iTunes is to be replaced by Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. There had been speculation that the tech giant was planning to shutter the music service it launched in 2001. The firm also revealed a number of new privacy measures at its annual developer conference in San Jose. A new sign-in will be an alternative to logging into apps using social media accounts, hiding the user’s email address and data.

January 3, 2019 | Via CNN

Apple Stock Loses $55 Billion on China Slowdown

Apple (AAPL) warned investors to expect lower sales from the holiday quarter due primarily to “lower than anticipated” iPhone sales in China amid an ongoing trade war with the United States, as well as other factors like the company offering cheaper iPhone battery replacements, according to a letter from CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday. The company’s shares were briefly halted after hours before Cook’s letter was made public, and fell as much as 8% when trading resumed. That wiped up to $55 billion off of the company’s stock market value.

August 30, 2019 | Via The Guardian

Google Says Hackers Have Put ‘Monitoring Implants’ in iPhones for Years

An unprecedented iPhone hacking operation, which attacked “thousands of users a week” until it was disrupted in January, has been revealed by researchers at Google’s external security team. The operation, which lasted two and a half years, used a small collection of hacked websites to deliver malware on to the iPhones of visitors. Once hacked, the user’s deepest secrets were exposed to the attackers.

December 22, 2017 | Via Fox News

Apple Sued Over Slowing Older iPhones

Apple was sued, Thursday, following their Wednesday revelation of a software feature causing older iPhones to work slower. Apple claimed the ‘feature’ was released to occasionally reduce processing power on older devices preventing them from unexpectedly shutting down. Plaintiffs say they never consented to Apple slowing their phones. Apple did not comment on the lawsuit.

December 11, 2018 | Via Reuters

Sale of Older iPhones Banned in China

Apple recovered from stock losses on Monday after Qualcomm banned the import and sale of most iPhones in China as part of an injunction for alleged patent violations. Apple filed a request for reconsideration with the Chinese court. The claim is part of a larger dispute between the two US companies.

December 29, 2017 | Via NBC News

Apple Apologizes to Customers and Offers Battery Deal

In a letter to customers, Thursday, Apple apologized for slowing down older iPhones, saying, ‘We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologize.’ After facing several lawsuits, Apple said its purpose was to ‘prolong the life’ of devices. Apple will offer battery replacements at a reduced price for one year.

January 18, 2018 | Via NBC News

Apple to Create 20,000 American Jobs

Apple announced, Wednesday, their plan to spend $350 billion to create 20,000 jobs in the United States in the next five years. Taking advantage of a one-time break for companies that bring cash back to the US, under the new tax law, Apple expects to pay $38 billion on cash holdings overseas.

May 5, 2017 | Via USA Today

Apple Announces $1 Billion Plan to Support Jobs in Manufacturing in the US

Apple recently announced their new plan to help support advanced manufacturing jobs on US soil. During Trump’s run for presidency he mentioned wanting more manufacturing processes to happen on US soil rather than Chinese, thus creating more jobs for American citizens. Tim Cook, chief executive, said he has already met with and found a company he will invest in.

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