Posts tagged as Apple

Apple locked in a battle with the European Union

Friday, February 28, 2020

Apple, already locked in a battle with the European Union over a proposed law to standardize the charging port on the phone, could find itself having to defend against bringing back user-replaceable batteries in smartphones. No doubt many of you remember the days when if your phone’s battery was getting low, how you’d pop off the back cover, dig out the battery, and replace it with a fresh, fully battery. Now it…

Apple removes Hong Kong map app after Chinese criticism

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Apple removed a smartphone app that allows Hong Kong activists to report police movements from its online store Thursday after an official Chinese newspaper accused the company of facilitating illegal behavior. Apple Inc. became the latest company to come under pressure to take Beijing’s side against anti-government protesters when the Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily said Wednesday the HKmap.live app “facilitates illegal behavior.” The newspaper asked, “Is Apple guiding Hong…

‘Protecting rioters’: China warns Apple over app that tracks Hong Kong police

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

China’s state media has accused Apple of endorsing and protecting “rioters” in Hong Kong’s increasingly violent protests by listing an app on its app store that tracks the movement of police in the city. The condemnation, by the People’s Daily, a Chinese Communist party mouthpiece, appears to be China’s latest move to pressure foreign companies to toe the line after its state TV and Chinese companies cancelled collaboration with the…

Apple expected to unveil iPhones echoing last year’s models

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Apple is expected to unveil three new iPhone models that are so similar to last year’s lineup, they may be upstaged by details about the company’s upcoming video service. The company will show off its latest iPhones Tuesday at an annual hardware showcase. But the buzz surrounding its best-selling products has waned, as have sales, in the absence of compelling new features. IPhone shipments are down 25% so far this…

Lead designer of iPhone to leave Apple to start own firm

Friday, June 28, 2019

The leading designer of U.S. technology company Apple, credited with the design of the iPhone, has decided to leave the firm to establish his own company. German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive whose designs of the iPhone, iMac and iPad helped Apple become a leading computer technology mammoth is leaving the company later in 2019. The U.S. company stated he would launch form an…

Apple’s Tim Cook is about to get a $120 million payday

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Tim Cook is about to get even richer. The Apple CEO is set to collect about $120 million in stock tied to the company’s performance. Cook was given a restricted stock award when he took over for Steve Jobs in 2011. On Friday, he will earn 560,000 shares of Apple (AAPL). It’s not clear whether he plans to cash out those shares. About half of that award was contingent on Apple’s success: The stock…

The tech giants’ empire must fall – but they won’t go without a fight

By Rafael Behr on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The power of corporate giants like Amazon and Facebook is unparalleled. A regulatory assault seems urgent, inevitable – and impossible. The most memorable parts of last year’s Conservative election manifesto were the ones Theresa May would rather forget. History will immortalise her social care reform as a voter-repellent “dementia tax”. The offer to give MPs a free vote on the hunting ban is a case study in how to alienate…