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Craig Federighi Acknowledges Confusion Around Apple Child Safety Features and Explains New Details About Safeguards

Friday August 13, 2021 6:33 am PDT by
Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, has today defended the company's controversial planned child safety features in a significant interview with The Wall Street Journal, revealing a number of new details about the safeguards built into Apple's system for scanning users' photos libraries for Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). Federighi admitted that Apple...
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Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak Discuss iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, Privacy, Shortcuts on Mac, and More

Saturday June 12, 2021 6:12 am PDT by
As is tradition, Apple executives Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak joined Daring Fireball's John Gruber in an episode of The Talk Show to discuss several announcements that Apple made over this weeks WWDC, including iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and a large focus around privacy. Federighi kicks off the conversation discussing the common architecture, now thanks to Apple silicon, across all of...
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Apple's Craig Federighi Talks iOS 15 and macOS Monterey With YouTubers

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:21 am PDT by
Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi this week did a series of interviews with YouTubers, sharing iOS 15 highlights and tidbits with them. Each YouTuber was able to ask Federighi targeted questions about the new update using FaceTime. Andru Edwards talked to Federighi about Apple's focus on togetherness with ‌iOS 15‌, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey features like SharePlay in ‌FaceT...
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Craig Federighi: Apple Will Continue to 'Protect Our Customers' Amid 'Innovation' in Privacy Exploitation

Tuesday June 8, 2021 6:15 am PDT by
Following WWDC, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi said that Apple will continue to protect its customers amid "innovation" in the world of privacy exploitation and that Apple believes it "can largely stay ahead" of the curve to protect users. In an exclusive interview with Fast Company, Federighi talked about new announcements that Apple made during WWDC...
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Apple's Craig Federighi: Mac Not Meeting the Bar for Customer Protection

Wednesday May 19, 2021 12:41 pm PDT by
Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi is testifying in the ongoing Apple v. Epic games trial this afternoon, providing details about iPhone security to convince the judge that any change to the App Store policies would be detrimental to ‌iPhone‌ users. Epic Games wants the judge to force Apple to allow multiple app stores on iOS, similar to how it works on Mac, which would allow...
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Tim Cook, Craig Federighi, Phil Schiller and Scott Forstall to Testify in Epic v. Apple Trial

Friday March 19, 2021 9:49 pm PDT by
Apple today submitted its witness list for its upcoming bench trial with Epic Games, and several Apple executives will be testifying, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple Fellow Phil Schiller, and Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi. Cook will be directly examined for one hour, with a one hour cross examination also included. Federighi will testify for two...
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Craig Federighi Shares Apple's Four Privacy Principles in Conference Keynote

Tuesday December 8, 2020 10:22 am PST by
Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi today spoke at the virtual European Data Protection & Privacy Conference, where he highlighted Apple's approach to privacy and commitment to keeping customer data safe. Federighi's keynote speech is available through the YouTube embed above, but make sure to skip to the 49 minute mark. Apple executives often speak about privacy, so much of...
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Apple Could Ban Apps That Don't Follow iOS 14 Anti-Tracking Rules, Says Software Chief Craig Federighi

Tuesday December 8, 2020 3:23 am PST by
Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi has warned developers to "play by the rules" as they relate to Apple's upcoming anti-tracking policy for iOS 14, or their apps could be removed from the App Store. Starting early next year, iOS 14 will require apps to get opt-in permission from users to collect their random advertising identifier, which advertisers use to deliver...
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Apple Software Chief Craig Federighi Defends App Tracking Transparency Feature

Friday November 20, 2020 7:55 am PST by
Following Apple's confirmation that it still plans to introduce a new App Tracking Transparency feature that will let users know when companies want to track them across apps and websites, which has attracted criticism from companies such as Facebook, Craig Federighi has explained more about the rationale behind the change to The Independent. The App Tracking Transparency feature allows...
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Apple Executives Discuss How Apple Silicon Achieves Steve Jobs' Goal of 'Making the Whole Widget'

Wednesday November 18, 2020 5:41 am PST by
In a new interview with Om Malik, Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi, marketing chief Greg Joswiak, and chipmaking chief Johny Srouji discussed the motivations behind Apple Silicon, how Apple is able to differentiate itself from its competitors, and why chip specifications are becoming irrelevant. Joswiak explained that ‌Apple Silicon‌ represents the completion of Steve...
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Apple Execs Talk M1 Chip, Touchscreen Macs and More in New Interview

Thursday November 12, 2020 10:13 am PST by
Apple's first Macs with M1 Apple Silicon chips were introduced earlier this week and will be in the hands of customers by next Tuesday. Amid the release, Apple engineering chief Craig Federighi, hardware engineering VP John Ternus, and marketing chief Greg Joswiak spoke with The Independent to discuss the new Macs. When announcing the new ‌M1‌ MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and MacBook mini,...
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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...
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Craig Federighi Talks macOS Big Sur Redesign, Siri, Default Apps and More in New Interview

Friday June 26, 2020 10:13 am PDT by
Apple's software chief Craig Federighi often does a series of interviews following WWDC events, and 2020 has been no exception. Federighi was on the The Talk Show with Daring Fireball's John Gruber, and he also spoke with tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee. In a video published today, Federighi and Brownlee discussed some of the new features in iOS 14 and answered questions from Apple fans. On...
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Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak Discuss Apple Silicon Transition, Lack of Boot Camp Support, and More

Thursday June 25, 2020 7:10 am PDT by
Daring Fireball's John Gruber typically hosts a live episode of his The Talk Show podcast during the week of WWDC, featuring high-level Apple executives to dig further into some of the details on Apple's major announcements, and while the all-online format of this year's conference changed things up a bit, Gruber was still able to get Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak to participate in a video...
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Apple's Craig Federighi Highlights iOS 14 and MacOS Big Sur Privacy Updates in New Interview

Monday June 22, 2020 3:05 pm PDT by
iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur include some notable privacy updates that offer useful privacy protections for those that invest in and use Apple's range of iPhones, iPads, and Macs. In an interview with Fast Company, Apple software chief Craig Federighi highlighted all of the new privacy features that users can look forward to when the new software updates come out this fall, plus he...
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Craig Federighi Says iPad's Cursor Experience Inspired by Apple TV

Wednesday May 6, 2020 7:17 am PDT by
Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi recently spoke with TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino about the iPad's new cursor functionality, introduced alongside trackpad and mouse support in iPadOS 13.4. Federighi said the iPad's new cursor experience was inspired by the Apple TV:"There was a process to figure out exactly how various elements would work together," Federighi says. "We knew ...
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Apple News, Voice Memos, Home and Stocks Mac Apps to Get Major Updates to Make Them More Mac-Like

Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:28 am PDT by
The Apple News, Voice Memos, Home and Stocks apps on the Mac will be getting major updates and new designs to make them more Mac-like, Apple's software chief Craig Federighi told CNET in an interview. News, Voice Memos, Home, and Stocks were all apps that were ported over to the Mac in 2018's macOS Mojave as part of the precursor to Project Catalyst, Apple's newly announced feature designed to ...
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Craig Federighi on iPad's Long-Awaited External Drive Support: 'We're Willing to Acknowledge the 1990s'

Thursday June 6, 2019 11:47 am PDT by
On the latest episode of the AppStories podcast, MacStories editor-in-chief Federico Viticci sat down with Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi to discuss WWDC 2019 announcements, including Project Catalyst, SwiftUI, and iPadOS. Craig Federighi at WWDC 2019 Project Catalyst will make it much easier for developers to extend iPad apps to the Mac. In many cases, adding macOS...
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Craig Federighi Responds to Google's Subtle 'Luxury Good' Dig About Apple Products and Privacy

Monday May 27, 2019 8:59 am PDT by
In a recent op-ed for The New York Times, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that "privacy cannot be a luxury good offered only to people who can afford to buy premium products and services," a comment that some viewed as a dig at Apple. Craig Federighi at WWDC 2018 Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi has unsurprisingly disagreed with that position. In an interview with The...
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Craig Federighi Talks Bringing iOS Apps to macOS, Reiterates No Plans for Touchscreen Macs

Tuesday June 5, 2018 10:01 am PDT by
In a new interview with Wired today, Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi discussed yesterday's WWDC keynote, particularly touching upon the company's years-long plan to bring some iOS apps to macOS. In a memorable keynote moment, when Federighi mentioned users constantly asking if Apple would merge iOS and macOS, a giant "No" appeared on screen behind him....