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Recent Hints Point Toward Apple Card International Expansion

Friday September 11, 2020 8:57 am PDT by
Over a year after its U.S. launch, MacRumors has uncovered a range of evidence to suggest that Apple Card may soon be launching internationally. A source claiming to be close to an unnamed Australian banking corporation involved in supporting ‌‌Apple Card‌‌ in Australia tells MacRumors that ‌Apple Card‌ will be launching in multiple new regions as soon as the end of this year. The tip...

England and Wales' Contact-Tracing App With Apple and Google API to Launch September 24

Friday September 11, 2020 6:56 am PDT by
An NHS COVID-19 contact-tracing app using the Apple and Google API is finally set to launch in England and Wales on September 24, the UK government has announced today (via BBC News). The app performs distance-based contact-tracing like similar apps released in other countries. It will also allow users to scan QR codes to register visits to hospitality venues to aid contact-tracing. UK...

New Report Outlines Potential Successors to Apple's CEO Tim Cook and Other Senior Executives

Friday September 11, 2020 5:34 am PDT by
In a new report, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has laid out Apple's current succession planning for the company's senior leadership roles. The report explains that Apple is increasingly devoting attention to developing a "new generation of leaders" who will eventually take over senior roles in the company. Amid increasing awareness that CEO Tim Cook and his management group of senior vice...

Apple Reportedly Orders 'Large Number' of Samsung Foldable Mobile Phone Display Samples

Thursday September 10, 2020 9:08 am PDT by
Samsung will reportedly provide foldable display samples for a potential future iPhone, following a request from Apple, according to leaker "Ice Universe," who has today shared the information on Weibo. The "large number" of foldable displays will be samples for use in mobile phone devices, and Samsung will apparently supply the units to Apple for the duration of one year. The leaker also...

Apple Has 'Lost Sight of the Tech Industry's Founding Principles,' Says Epic Games CEO

Thursday September 10, 2020 7:44 am PDT by
Following Apple's countersuit on Tuesday, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has now responded to Apple's new request for damages for breach of contract. Sweeney says that Apple's claim that the legal dispute is "nothing more than a basic disagreement over money" is an indication that it has "lost sight of the tech industry's founding principles," although he does not explicitly state what these...

iPhone 12 is Coming Later Than You Think [Updated]

Thursday September 10, 2020 6:41 am PDT by
Apple has confirmed that the upcoming iPhone 12 will be delayed. Apple has historically held all of its modern ‌iPhone‌ unveilings during the first few weeks of September, with iPhones launching soon after for the most part, but this year, the release will be pushed back. Although Apple announced an event on Tuesday, rumors have suggested that this event will not see the unveiling of the...

Apple Releases Enhanced Sandbox Testing to Developers

Thursday September 10, 2020 5:33 am PDT by
After being announced earlier this year at WWDC, Apple has now released enhanced sandbox testing to developers. The feature will allow developers to test their in-app purchases for a wide range of scenarios, such as upgrades, downgrades, cancellations, introductory offers, and interrupted purchases. The Apple sandbox environment lets you test in-app purchases on devices using product...

Apple, Amazon, Google, and Zigbee Alliance Standard for Smart Home Technology on Track for 2021 Release

Tuesday September 8, 2020 10:17 am PDT by
Last year, Apple, Amazon, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance, which includes Ikea, Samsung, and Philips, announced a new working group known as "Project Connected Home over IP" that set about developing an IP-based open-source connectivity standard for smart home products, with a focus on increased compatibility, security, and simplified development for manufacturers. The group has today announced a ...

Apple Launches 'Oprah's Book Club' Podcast

Tuesday September 8, 2020 7:07 am PDT by
Apple has today launched an official "Oprah's Book Club" podcast, to accompany the Apple TV+ series of the same name (via The Hollywood Reporter). Apple's ongoing partnership with Oprah Winfrey has now expanded into podcasting. Over a series of eight episodes, Oprah will discuss Isabel Wilkerson's book "Caste: The Origins of our Discontents." The non-fiction book, published at the start of...

Australia Opens Antitrust Inquiry Into Apple's App Store

Tuesday September 8, 2020 5:47 am PDT by
Australia is now investigating app store policies as part of yet another antitrust inquiry into Apple and Google (via Gizmodo). The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that it will investigate the competition between the Google Play store and Apple's App Store, access to platforms and consumers, fee structures, data collection, and price transparency. The...

Apple Hires Former Disney, Hulu, and Quibi Executive for Apple TV

Monday September 7, 2020 8:10 am PDT by
Apple has hired Tim Connolly, a Hollywood executive with experience at Disney, Hulu, and Quibi, for Apple TV, according to The Telegraph. Connolly was vice-president of digital distribution and new product development at Disney. He was one of the most senior executives at streaming startup Quibi, running partnerships and advertising, but he vacated the role before the video service...

Italian Watchdog Confirms Third Antitrust Inquiry into Apple

Monday September 7, 2020 5:47 am PDT by
Italy's antitrust regulator has today opened another inquiry into Apple for allegedly improper commercial practices with regards to cloud computing services (via Reuters). The investigation will also look into the practices of Google and Dropbox, in addition to Apple. The L'Autorit Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) did not release further information or state how long the...

Prosser: iPad and Apple Watch Series 6 Press Release Planned for September 8 [Updated]

Sunday September 6, 2020 10:36 am PDT by
Apple is reportedly planning a press release for this Tuesday to announce new iPad and Apple Watch models, according to prolific leaker Jon Prosser. Prosser explains that Apple has a press release scheduled for Tuesday, September 8 at 9:00 EST, but notes that it is not "locked in" until the day itself. Prosser has also said that he will offer an update if and when one is available....

Apple Continues to Dominate North American Wearables Market

Friday September 4, 2020 8:25 am PDT by
Apple continued to dominate the North American wearables market in the second quarter of 2020, with a growth of nine percent year-on-year, according to a new report by Canalys. The shipments of wearables in the North American market grew 10 percent in the second quarter of 2020, but the value of the market remained flat year-on-year. A boom in low-end activity trackers meant that the...

Images of Apple Watch Prototype in iPod Nano-Style Security Case Shared Online

Friday September 4, 2020 7:12 am PDT by
Images of what appears to be an original Apple Watch prototype in its security case have been shared online by Twitter user @AppleDemoYT. The photos show a prototype stainless steel Apple Watch concealed within a silicone security case, marked with a redacted serial number. Apple usually transports its prototype and testing units in thick protective cases that are intended to mislead and...

Broadcom Confirms Chip Delay Suggesting October iPhone 12 Launch

Friday September 4, 2020 4:59 am PDT by
In line with previous reports, Broadcom has confirmed that a ramp-up of its chip shipments, for what analysts believe is the iPhone 12, will run into the final quarter of 2020 (via Reuters). This is a quarter later than most years, which suggests that Apple's upcoming ‌iPhone 12‌ lineup will be delayed. In June, Broadcom CEO Hock Tan discussed a "major product cycle delay" at a "large North...

Apple Maps Expands Public Transit Information and 3D View in Portugal and the Netherlands

Thursday September 3, 2020 7:58 am PDT by
Apple seems to have expanded Apple Maps transit information and the 3D view feature in Portugal and the Netherlands. According to iCulture, Apple has added 3D rendering of satelite images to the cities of Amsterdam, Haarlem, Zandvoort, Bloemendaal, Heemstede, Hoofddorp, Zaandam, and Aalsmeer. Previously, only Rotterdam, Eindhoven, and Utrecht were viewable in 3D in the Netherlands. Flyover ...

Apple to Build Two of the World's Largest Wind Turbines in Net-Zero Climate Impact Pledge

Thursday September 3, 2020 5:07 am PDT by
Apple has today announced that it will construct two of the world's largest onshore wind turbines near Esbjerg in Denmark, in an expansion of its investment in renewable energy. Via a press release, Apple explained that the new 200-meter-tall turbines will produce 62 gigawatt hours of energy every year, enough to power almost 20,000 homes. The area will also function as a test site for...

India Bans 118 Apps, Including PUBG Mobile

Wednesday September 2, 2020 7:40 am PDT by
India has today banned 118 apps, including the popular game PUBG Mobile, according to Medianama. The apps were accused of being engaged in activities "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order" by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Thus far, the Indian government has banned 224 apps this year, mainly...

EE Offers First Plan Bundling Apple Subscription Services in the UK

Wednesday September 2, 2020 6:27 am PDT by
UK carrier EE has launched a new package called the "Full Works" plan for iPhone, which includes subscriptions to Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade. It is the first carrier plan to bundle multiple Apple subscription services. As a result of a new collaboration with Apple, the plan includes subscriptions to Apple services such as ‌Apple Music‌, ‌Apple TV‌+, and ‌Apple Arcade‌, as well as...