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Israel Passes Emergency Law to Track and Trace Mobile Users With Suspected COVID-19

Wednesday March 18, 2020 4:54 am PDT by
Israel has passed emergency measures that will allow security agencies to track the smartphone data of people with suspected COVID-19 and find others they may have come into contact with (via BBC News). The Israeli government said the new powers will be used to identify people infected with coronavirus and make sure they're following quarantine rules. On Monday, an Israeli parliamentary...

Apple in Talks With Banks to Bring Apple Pay to Israel

Tuesday February 4, 2020 12:37 am PST by
Apple is in negotiations with financial institutions in the Middle East to bring Apple Pay to Israel, reports the regional Calcalist website. According to the Hebrew-language publication, Apple representatives recently began a round of meetings with banks and credit card companies to formulate agreements to bring ‌Apple Pay‌ to the country. The report notes that many Israeli businesses...

Apple's Silicon Chief Talks About iPhone Chips, Face ID, and More in Israeli Interview [Updated]

Tuesday November 14, 2017 6:03 am PST by
Johny Srouji, Senior Vice President of Hardware Technologies at Apple, recently talked about iPhone chipmaking, Face ID security, augmented reality, and more in a wide-ranging interview with Israeli website CTech by Calcalist. For context, Srouji leads the team responsible for custom silicon and hardware technologies like batteries, storage controllers, and application processors, including...

Apple Music Launches in Israel

Wednesday August 3, 2016 12:51 am PDT by
Apple Music started rolling out across Israel today, over a year after the streaming service was launched in 110 countries simultaneously. The splash screen for a three-month free trial began appearing on Macs and iOS devices for a number of users in the country this morning. Once the free trial is up, Apple's individual plan starts at 19.90 ILS ($5.21) per month, with a family plan costing...

Apple's Expanded Presence in Israel Focused on Chip Design

Thursday February 26, 2015 4:22 am PST by
Following Apple CEO Tim Cook's visit to Israel this week, the company's increasing interest in the country is said to relate to chip design, according to The Wall Street Journal. Apple recently opened new research and development offices in Israel north of Tel Aviv, with the facilities serving as the iPhone maker's second-largest R&D operations outside of the United States.“Apple’s...

Tim Cook Expected to Arrive in Israel Next Week for Inauguration of Herzliya-Based Offices

Thursday February 12, 2015 8:17 am PST by
A new report out of Israel-based business newspaper Calcalist [Google Translate] claims Apple CEO Tim Cook is planning to make a trip to Israel next week to coincide with the grand opening of the company's newest office space in the country. The plans are, however, yet to be finalized. The project, housed in the beachfront district of Herzliya Pituach, has been ongoing since the middle of...