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Italian Judge Agrees to $50K Settlement for Apple Exec in Irish Tax Probe

Thursday October 27, 2016 5:13 am PDT by
An Italian judge has accepted a nearly $50,000 settlement agreement with the head of Apple's Irish-based unit as part of a probe into allegations that the company failed to pay taxes in Italy (via Reuters). A six-month jail sentence for the Apple executive has been converted into the payment of a 45,000 euro ($49,126) fine as part of the settlement agreement, according to Reuters' source....

Apple and Nike Debut Apple Watch Nike+ Edition

Wednesday September 7, 2016 10:56 am PDT by
Apple and Nike today announced the Apple Watch Nike+, an aluminum Apple Watch Series 2 that comes with a perforated rubber Nike band and watch face. The two companies say the new watch is the "perfect running partner" and comes with deep Nike integration. The Apple Watch Nike+ comes with all of the improvements that the Apple Watch Series 2 does, which includes built-in GPS, a brighter...

Samsung Doubles Apple's Share of Smartphone Market as Customers Await iPhone 7

Thursday July 28, 2016 9:00 am PDT by
The latest data from market research firm IDC reveals that Samsung shipped nearly twice as many smartphones as Apple in the fiscal third quarter. Android-based Galaxy smartphone shipments totaled an estimated 77 million, compared to 40.4 million iPhones, during the three-month period that ended in late June. For Apple, the fiscal third quarter is seasonally its lowest of the year. Samsung...

Apple's Website Has Hidden Easter Egg to Celebrate Euro 2016

Wednesday June 29, 2016 6:48 am PDT by
Apple quietly updated the "choose your country" selector on its website a few weeks ago in the United Kingdom and other European countries, adding Euro 2016 country groups and a bracket to celebrate the ongoing football tournament in France. Apple also temporarily added a handful of countries and regions that it does not have regional websites for, including Albania, Iceland, Northern...

Apple Rises to #3 in Annual Fortune 500 Rankings

Monday June 6, 2016 6:09 am PDT by
Apple rose to 3rd place in the annual Fortune 500 list of the top U.S. corporations based on gross revenue, trailing behind only Walmart and Exxon Mobil. Apple's previous rankings include 5th place in 2015 and 2014, 6th place in 2013, 17th place in 2012, 35th place in 2011 and 56th place in 2010. Other notable carriers, technology companies, and Apple suppliers on the list include AT&T (10th), ...

Caltech Accuses Apple of Violating its Patented Wi-Fi Technologies

Monday May 30, 2016 10:41 am PDT by
Apple and Broadcom have been jointly named as defendants in a legal complaint filed by the California Institute of Technology last week over alleged infringement of its various patented Wi-Fi-related technologies. Caltech's patents, granted between 2006 and 2012, are highly technical and relate to IRA/LDPC codes that utilize simpler encoding and decoding circuitry for improved data...

Tim Cook Visits Beijing, Shares Ride to Apple Store Using Didi Chuxing

Monday May 16, 2016 4:59 am PDT by
As planned, Apple CEO Tim Cook arrived in Beijing on Monday for his latest visit to China, where the iPhone maker has experienced a turbulent few months. Earlier today, he caught a ride using Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-sharing service that Apple just invested $1 billion in, alongside the Uber rival's president Jean Liu. Cook meets with Liu, left, and developers at an Apple Store in Beijing ...

Apple Named World's Most Valuable Brand Despite Recent Slowdown

Thursday May 12, 2016 5:10 am PDT by
Apple has been named the world's most valuable brand in 2016, according to the latest Forbes rankings, despite posting its first negative-growth quarter since 2003 with declining sales across its iPhone, iPad, and Mac product lines. Apple's recent slowdown was not enough to prevent the company from securing the number one position in the list for the sixth consecutive year, ahead of rivals...

Apple Forecasts Another Revenue Decline Next Quarter

Tuesday April 26, 2016 2:13 pm PDT by
Apple today reported its first year-over-year decline in quarterly revenue since 2003, and its guidance for the third quarter of the 2016 fiscal year suggests that the downward trend is likely to continue. Apple expects third quarter revenue of between $41 billion and $43 billion, which would be up to 18 percent lower than the $49.6 billion in revenue it posted in the year-ago quarter. The...

Apple Forecasted to Report First Quarterly Revenue Decline Since 2003

Tuesday April 26, 2016 5:42 am PDT by
Apple is set to announce its financial earnings results for the second quarter of the 2016 fiscal year at 1:30 p.m. Pacific, and the consensus among analysts is that the iPhone maker will report its first quarterly revenue decline in over a decade. Wall Street analysts project that Apple will report revenue of around $52 billion, or nearly a 10-percent decline compared to the year-ago quarter. ...

Apple Turns 40: Reflecting on Four Decades of History

Friday April 1, 2016 9:23 am PDT by
Apple, co-founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976, celebrates its 40th anniversary today. Last night, the company hung up a pirate flag at its One Infinite Loop campus to pay homage to the Jobs-led team that worked on the original Macintosh, which was viewed as rebellious at a time when Apple was focusing on the Lisa. (Image: Michael Jurewitz) From...

Apple's U.S. Workforce Continues to Diversify Per Latest Federal Data

Tuesday January 19, 2016 4:11 am PST by
Apple has shared its most recently filed Federal Employer Information Report EEO-1, providing a breakdown of the company's U.S. workforce as of August 2015. AppleInsider first spotted the document over the weekend. The employment data reveals that Apple is slightly more diverse compared to its previous July 2014 report, hiring 1,475 African-American or Black employees, 1,633 Hispanics or...

Apple to Pay 318 Million Euros in Italy to Settle Corporate Tax Probe

Wednesday December 30, 2015 4:14 am PST by
Apple has agreed to pay 318 million euros in Italy to settle an investigation that determined the iPhone and iPad maker failed to pay nearly triple that amount in corporate taxes in the country over a five year period, according to Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Italian regulators in Milan concluded a tax probe of Apple in March, accusing the company of booking profits generated in Italy...

Apple and Ericsson Settle Litigation With Global Patent License Agreement

Monday December 21, 2015 6:59 am PST by
Ericsson announced today that it has reached a seven-year global patent cross licensing agreement with Apple for standard-essential technologies, including GSM, UMTS and LTE cellular standards, thereby settling all litigation between the two technology companies. Apple will make an upfront payment to Ericsson and continue paying royalties on an ongoing basis. The terms of the agreement are...

European Probe of Apple's Irish Tax Policies Extended to 2016

Monday December 14, 2015 4:07 am PST by
A decision in the European Commission probe of Ireland's alleged "sweetheart tax deal" with Apple will likely be delayed until after the Irish elections in early 2016, as Financial Times reports the executive cabinet has now requested supplementary questionnaires in the lengthy investigation. The European Commission began Apple's Irish tax probe in June 2014, and the Brussels-based executive...

Multiple Apple Services Experiencing Widespread Outage [Updated]

Tuesday November 17, 2015 6:57 pm PST by
Apple has updated its system status page to reflect widespread issues affecting multiple Apple products and services since approximately 7:30 PM Pacific, including the App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes Match, iTunes Store, Mac App Store and Radio. Many users are also unable to fully access or use the Apple website, Apple Online Store, Apple ID, Apple Music, FaceTime, iCloud,...

Apple to Create 1,000 New Jobs in Ireland Amid Tax Probe

Wednesday November 11, 2015 5:19 am PST by
Apple plans to hire an additional 1,000 employees at its Cork offices in Ireland, a country where the iPhone maker shelters multi-billion-dollar profits from corporate taxes in the United States, according to Reuters. Apple's offices in Cork, Ireland Ireland's main foreign investment agency, the IDA, said Apple was to add 1,000 jobs to its office in Cork by mid-2017 from 5,000 at present. It...

Phil Schiller Discusses Retina MacBook, Apple's 'Intense Collaboration'

Wednesday October 28, 2015 9:17 am PDT by
Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller recently met with Mashable editor-at-large Lance Ulanoff for a rare interview, discussing topics ranging from the new 12-inch MacBook to Apple's "intense collaboration" that makes such products possible. Schiller emphasized how Apple's process from product conception to production has greatly changed over the past few decades, as a result of "intense...

Apple and Huawei Close Gap on Samsung in Global Smartphone Market

Wednesday October 28, 2015 7:51 am PDT by
The latest numbers from research firm IDC show that Samsung and Apple continue to lead the worldwide smartphone market, but Chinese handset maker Huawei is placing increasing pressure on the industry giants after experiencing strong 60.9% growth compared to the year-ago quarter. IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker reveals that Samsung continues to be the top smartphone vendor with ...

Samsung May Follow Apple by Launching Smartphone Leasing Program

Sunday September 20, 2015 7:49 pm PDT by
Samsung is planning to follow in Apple's footsteps by launching its own Galaxy smartphone leasing program in the U.S. over the coming months, according to Forbes.The South Korean electronics giant is planning to launch a program for leasing its Galaxy phones in the U.S. market, similar to the one Apple announced just weeks ago, according to an industry executive with knowledge of Samsung’s...