Tech giants warn on US-China escalation

Apple has joined Dell, Microsoft, HP and Intel in opposing US President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on laptop computers and tablets among the $300bn (€268bn) in Chinese goods targeted for a 25% tariff increase on July 2 when the consultation period for public comment ends.

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Foxconn founder urges Apple to move from China

The billionaire founder of Apple’s largest supplier has asked the US company to move part of its sprawling production chain from China to neighbouring Taiwan.

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Apple recalls some MacBook Pro units over battery fire risk

Apple is recalling a number of its older MacBook Pro laptops because of a fire safety risk linked to batteries.

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Apple tipped to replace China as its Asian core

Apple has asked its largest suppliers to consider the costs of shifting 15% to 30% of its output from China to south-east Asia in a dramatic shake-up of its production chain, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper has reported.

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Apple’s Tim Cook criticises other tech firms for data breaches

The chief executive said that some companies need to take responsibility for the ‘chaos factory’ they built.

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Apple's Tim Cook criticises other tech firms for data breaches

Apple boss Tim Cook has taken aim at "chaos factory" technology giants for failing to take responsibility for data breaches and privacy violations.

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Apple’s party clouded by possible US regulator probe

Just minutes into Apple’s big annual bash this week to tout its latest wares, the Trump administration stole the show from Tim Cook. The company is among four Silicon Valley titans facing possible US competition probes.

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Apple’s Tim Cook says new privacy tools are about ‘focusing on the user’

The CEO denied suggestions the Sign In With Apple feature was a criticism of the data collection of Google and Facebook.

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Apple kills off iTunes after 18 years

The media player’s key features are to be split between Apple’s Music, TV and Podcast apps.

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iPhone and Apple Watch updates expected at Apple’s developer conference

The firm’s annual WWDC event will see new software for all Apple’s major devices previewed for the first time.

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Apple shares may fall to $160

Apple shares, which have fallen about 7% since the US made moves to curb Huawei Technologies earlier this month, have a near-term floor at $160, about 10% below price they were trading yesterday, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley.

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Apple faces lawsuits over App Store prices

The US Supreme Court ruled that consumers can press ahead with a lawsuit that accuses Apple of using its market dominance to artificially inflate prices at its App Store.

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Apple is Ireland's largest company

Apple is once again Ireland's largest company with sales of almost €120bn.

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Apple plans first retail outlet to help revive Indian market

Apple has finalised a short list of locations for its first retail store in India.

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Apple shares extend rally on latest earnings report

Apple shares rose again to extend its rally to a gain of 34% since the start of the year following its upbeat earnings report earlier this week.

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Apple results beat analyst expectations as iPad and service businesses grow

The tech giant’s latest financial results saw the firm perform better than expected.

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Apple recalls wall plug adapters used in Ireland

The technology giant has announced a voluntary recall of AC wall plug adapters after discovering they can break and create a risk of electric shock.

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Apple boss Tim Cook renews calls for technology to be regulated

Mr Cook says there have been too many examples that have ‘resulted in a great damage to society’.

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Apple and Qualcomm agree to settle legal cases

Apple confirmed it has made a payment to Qualcomm and the two firms have signed a six-year licence agreement.

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Taoiseach defends State’s €7m bill in Apple case

The Taoiseach has defended the State’s €7m legal bill in the €14bn Apple tax case insisting Ireland must defend its international reputation from suggestions it’s a tax haven.

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Apple shares back in vogue amid rally after ugly 2018

After an ugly 2018, Apple is back in vogue with investors who are looking past underwhelming iPhone sales and embracing the company’s vision of a digital services future.

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Apple eyes India again

Saritha Rai Foxconn is within weeks of starting trial production of the latest iPhones in India as Apple seeks to revive its fortunes in the country.

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Apple’s video on demand service: Another bidder for your time

Though the tremendous power of Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple can seem beyond the control of even the most autocratic governments not even they can extend the 24-hour day.

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Brokers cheer Apple plans

Apple analysts are cautiously optimistic about the company expanding its services business, a move they see as offering long-term growth potential.

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Apple ‘yet to convince’ it can compete with Netflix, industry expert says

The technology giant has unveiled plans to make original TV shows, films and documentaries.

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All the key announcements from Apple’s live event

From Apple TV+ to Apple Card, the tech giant has a host of new services.

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Apple prepares to unveil TV and news subscription services

A video service to challenge the likes of Netflix is expected to be announced.

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Apple announces second generation AirPods with wireless charging case

The optional case, with the wireless earphones, will cost £199.

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Apple Watch could spot irregular heartbeat, study shows

Scientists stressed that more research is needed to tell if using such wearable technology really helps in screening for heart problems.

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Apple case has cost State €7m to date

The State has, to date, paid €7.1m — including Vat — in fees to lawyers and experts in relation to the European Commission’s €13bn ruling on state aid to tech giant, Apple.

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Co-founder Wozniak urges Apple to make folding phone

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak doesn’t want to wait for a folding iPhone.

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Markets look good but doubts over Apple still

Calm market sentiment will see stocks rally a bit

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Apple releases software update to fix FaceTime bug

A flaw in Group FaceTime calls enabled users to eavesdrop on those they were calling even before they answered the phone.

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Man left talking to dog on FaceTime after girlfriend falls asleep

‘I watched Leo walk over to the phone and stare directly into my eyes.’

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Apple warns app developers over use of screen recording features

The tech giant has told developers to stop or disclose their use of ‘session replay’ tools to prevent facing removal from its App Store.

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Apple ‘could buy Netflix’

Apple investors are likely looking for the company to use its massive cashpile to make acquisitions, and names like Netflix, Activision Blizzard, and Sonos are among the companies that JPMorgan sees as strong strategic fits.

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Apple to issue fixed group FaceTime update next week

Apple has apologised for a bug that allowed eavesdropping on iPhone devices through the FaceTime app and pledged to offer an update that will fix the issue next week.

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Apple revenue and profits down as iPhone sales take a hit

Record sales of services like Apple Music and iCloud helped offset 15% fall in iPhone sales.

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Apple takes Group FaceTime offline after ‘eavesdropping’ glitch

A bug discovered in the video calling app appears to allow people to listen in on others they’re calling before the call is even accepted.

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Apple believes climate change will add €800m to its value

Apple has revealed that it believes climate change will boost iPhone sales.

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Apple wins legal round in Qualcomm patent dispute

A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple was thrown out by a German court, in a reversal for the US chipmaker after it won a recent court ban on the sale of some iPhones in the country.

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How Apple succeeded at CES without even attending

Apple hasn’t been at the technology show since 1992 – but that hasn’t stopped it appearing indirectly.

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Apple eyes three new iPhones to succeed XR

Apple plans to launch three iPhone models this year with some new camera features, including three rear cameras for the most expensive model and two for the other models, reported the Wall Street Journal.

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Taking stock of Apple’s terrible week

Let’s recap the travesty that has unfolded over the past couple of days.

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News of the iPhone’s death greatly exaggerated, analysts say

Apple share prices slumped after the company revealed it was lowering revenue predictions because of economic stagnation in China.

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Waning iPhone demand highlights Chinese consumer anxiety

Tech giant Apple is the latest global company grappling with increasing Chinese consumer anxiety fuelled by an economic slump and the trade war with the US.

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Apple sees significant slump in iPhone sales

CEO Tim Cook issued a warning to the company’s shareholders in a letter released after the stock market closed on Wednesday.

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Court ruling could see sales of older iPhones halted in Germany

The Munich regional court ruled that Apple and its subsidiaries had breached a European patent held by chipmaker Qualcomm.

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Why Apple is no longer a byword for innovation – just ask the markets

Which company would you say is going to grow faster in the coming years: Apple or Domino’s Pizza? Intuitively, we see Apple as an innovative firm with a forward-looking culture and disruptive ideas, while Domino’s Pizza operates in a traditional sector where growth opportunities are limited.

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Apple has released their list of 2018's most downloaded apps

Instagram is now the second most downloaded app.

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Apple raises the bar with iconic watch

Noel Campion says the latest model of the Apple Watch Series 4 is by far the best performer in the series.

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Apple shares tumble further

The biggest stocks across technology and the internet, including Apple and Facebook, resumed their descent as investors continue to fret that the one-time market darlings suddenly face a darker outlook for world growth.

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Despite bellyaching, no surprise Apple pays the bulk of tax to the US

The taxation of multinational companies continues to generate headlines.

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Apple suppliers will need a plan B if iPhone sales peak

In a world where iPhone demand is on the wane, Apple has a plan B. As customers wait longer between upgrades and the smartphone market saturates, Apple can fall back on charging higher prices for each handset and raking in more money from services such as streaming music, digital videos, and data storage.

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Apple’s $1 trillion status under threat on iPhone sales

Apple’s disappointing earnings report sent the company’s market value tumbling below $1 trillion at one stage.

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Apple: Holiday sales may miss target

Apple yesterday said sales for the crucial holiday quarter could miss Wall Street expectations, which chief executive Tim Cook blamed on weakness in emerging markets, foreign exchange costs and uncertainty whether the iPhone maker can keep up with demand for new products.

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Everything you need to know about the new iPad Pro

Apple’s latest tablet has a new look.

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Apple unveils new iPad Pro with Face ID and all-screen front panel

The tablet has been redesigned to be thinner and lighter but with a bigger screen.

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Apple announces redesigned MacBook Air

The company’s thinnest, smallest laptop has been redesigned for the first time in eight years.

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