reuters.com

By MacRumors Staff

reuters.com Articles

Apple Earns Sixth Place on 'Top 100 Global Technology Leaders' List

Wednesday January 17, 2018 4:25 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Thomson Reuters today published its first "Top 100 Global Technology Leaders" list, designed to pinpoint and celebrate "the industry's most operationally sound and financially successful organizations." The list's top five companies are Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, IBM, and Alphabet. Apple sits in sixth place, followed by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, SAP, Texas Instruments, and...

Apple Seeks to Block Shareholder Proposals on Environment and Human Rights Given Its Existing Focus on Those Issues

Monday December 11, 2017 4:42 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Apple is said to be "pushing back" on multiple shareholder proposals that deal with issues like Apple's greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and human rights, discovered in letters the Cupertino company sent to the Securities and Exchange Commission in November (via Reuters). At least four proposals were argued as relating to "ordinary business," with Apple further stating that they are "not ...

Apple Has at Least Five Different Groups Working on Wireless Charging Ahead of iPhone 8

Thursday February 23, 2017 6:02 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple is widely expected to launch its first iPhone with wireless charging capabilities later this year, but rumors remain conflicting about whether the feature will be based on inductive technology, which would require a charging pad or puck, or a truly wireless long-range charging solution. Apple recently joined the Wireless Power Consortium, a group of over 200 companies backing the Qi...

Apple to Add Support for Subscription Content in Apple News App

Tuesday January 26, 2016 10:43 am PST by Juli Clover
Apple is planning to add subscription content from publishers with paywalls to its Apple News app, reports Reuters. This will allow sites that require subscriptions or memberships to view content to have more control over who reads their articles, but it will also introduce barriers for readers. All content on Apple News is available for free with the existing model, but with support for...

Electric Motorcycle Startup Mission Motors Ceases Operations After Losing Talent to Apple

Monday October 19, 2015 6:38 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Electric motorcycle startup Mission Motors has ceased operations after losing some of its key talent to competitors such as Apple, and failing to develop a viable business model, according to Reuters."Mission had a great group of engineers, specifically electric drive expertise," [former CEO Derek] Kaufman said. "Apple knew that - they wanted it, and they went and got it."The report claims about...

Apple Making Big Hiring Push in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Monday September 7, 2015 7:27 am PDT by Eric Slivka
Apple is stepping up its efforts to recruit employees focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning, reports Reuters. The report suggests Apple is looking to challenge Google's lead in features such as Google Now that learn to anticipate smartphone users' needs, something Apple is starting to address in iOS 9 with its new "Proactive" feature.As part of its push, the company is currently ...

Apple Sells Over 1 Million Apple Watches in China, Increases 'iPhone 6s' Orders Ahead of Launch

Thursday September 3, 2015 6:29 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Apple is believed to have sold over over 1.07 million Apple Watches in China, according to data analysis company TalkingData (via Business Insider). The company uses a monitoring platform supported by over 80,000 mobile apps -- including the country's most popular app WeChat, with over 1 billion registered users -- to receive its data. Many remain curious as to how many Apple Watches the...

Apple Hiring Autonomous Vehicle Experts, Including Tesla Engineer Now Working on 'Special Projects'

Friday August 21, 2015 12:30 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple recently hired a senior engineer from Tesla Motors, presumably to work on its secret car project. As highlighted by Reuters, former Tesla Motors Autopilot Firmware Manager Jamie Carlson's LinkedIn page says he now works at Apple on "Special Projects." His profile doesn't go into detail on what he did for Tesla, but he was working on the company's autonomous vehicle firmware project and...

Japan Display Looks to Partner With Apple on New $1.7 Billion iPhone Display Plant

Friday February 20, 2015 6:29 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Foreign display manufacturer Japan Display Inc. (JDI) is seeking to be Apple's next go-to source for iPhone screens in the future, according to someone "familiar with the matter" (via The Wall Street Journal). With the increase in profit overseas, especially following Apple's attempt at a bigger presence in places like China over the past few months, the source reported that JDI is hoping...

Apple's Automobile Project Said to Include Self-Driving Cars

Saturday February 14, 2015 4:55 am PST by Eric Slivka
Following up on yesterday's series of reports about a "top-secret research team" at Apple working on an electric car, Reuters now weighs in with its own source claiming the project involves a self-driving electric car.Technology giant Apple is learning how to make a self-driving electric car and is talking to experts at carmakers and automotive suppliers, an automotive source familiar with the...

14 Major U.S. Hospitals Now Using HealthKit as Apple Adds Health Industry Advisors

Thursday February 5, 2015 2:15 am PST by Richard Padilla
Fourteen major U.S. hospitals have rolled out their own trials of Apple's HealthKit tool, with the pilot program earning praise among doctors for its ease of use and advanced tracking of various health metrics, reports Reuters. According to the news agency, eight hospitals trying out HealthKit are on the U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll which ranks the best hospitals, with the program...

Samsung to Produce Majority of Apple's A9 Chips for Next-Generation iPhone

Sunday January 25, 2015 8:46 pm PST by Richard Padilla
Samsung will be the main supplier of Apple's upcoming A9 chip that will power the next-generation iPhone, reports South Korean newspaper Maeil Business (via Reuters). The newspaper notes that Samsung will supply around 75% of chips for the next iPhone, and that the processors will be produced at the company's factory in Austin, Texas. Apple's A8 chip Last month, a report from Korea's ET ...

California Judge Dismisses Notebook Logic Board Lawsuit Against Apple

Friday January 9, 2015 6:19 am PST by Kelly Hodgkins
U.S. District Judge William Alsup this week dismissed a lawsuit filed against Apple over allegedly defective Apple notebooks, reports Reuters. Filed on behalf of Uriel Marcus and Benedict Verceles with class action status, the suit accused Apple of deliberately selling notebooks with logic boards the company knew were faulty. The plaintiffs claim Apple in May 2010 stated selling defective...

Apple to Open 25 New Stores in China Over Next Two Years, Says CEO Tim Cook

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:58 am PDT by Richard Padilla
Apple will open 25 new Apple Stores in China over the next two years, according to CEO Tim Cook who spoke to Chinese news outlet Sina (via Reuters). The news comes as Cook was reported yesterday to be meeting with China's Vice Minister Ma Kai to discuss the security of user data. The CEO also tweeted a picture of himself in Zhengzhou, where he visited a Foxconn assembly factory. The Apple ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets with Top Chinese Official After iCloud Login Harvesting Claims

Wednesday October 22, 2014 4:12 am PDT by Richard Padilla
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with a top Chinese government official in Beijing Wednesday to discuss the security of user data, reports Reuters. The meeting comes after web censorship blog Great Fire claimed earlier this week that hackers worked with Chinese authorities to harvest Apple ID information from Chinese users visiting iCloud.com. Yesterday, Apple issued a statement acknowledging the...

Apple Receives One Out of Two Licenses Needed to Begin iPhone 6 Sales in China

Thursday September 18, 2014 3:22 am PDT by Richard Padilla
Apple has received one out of the two regulatory licenses it needs to sell the iPhone 6 in China, reports state-run news agency Xinhua (via Reuters). The handset is currently being reviewed by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), which also examined the the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c before its launch in China last year. According to the news agency, Apple now needs a...

Apple Inviting 'Top Fashion Editors and Bloggers' to September 9 Media Event

Saturday September 6, 2014 12:28 pm PDT by Richard Padilla
Apple has extended invites for its upcoming September 9 media event to "top fashion editors and bloggers", reports Reuters. The news comes as the company is expected to unveil its first wearable device at the event, which has been frequently referred to as the iWatch. Apple is forging closer ties to the fashion world as it plots its foray into the fertile field of wearable technology, trying to ...

Apple Suppliers 'Scrambling' to Produce Enough iPhone 6 Displays After Issues With New Backlight

Friday August 22, 2014 3:40 am PDT by Richard Padilla
Apple's supply chain is scrambling to get enough displays ready for the iPhone 6 ahead of its launch next month, reports Reuters. Front panel said to be from the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 The report notes that production issues were made prevalent when the backlight film for the device's display panel had to be redesigned, halting production for two months: Two supply chain sources said...

Apple In Talks to Roll Out HealthKit to Medical Professionals Across U.S.

Monday August 11, 2014 10:54 pm PDT by Richard Padilla
Apple is preparing to roll out its Healthkit development tools to health professionals across the U.S., and has been discussions with health providers at Mount Sinai, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins, and Allscripts to use the new system, reports Reuters. Apple is said to be pushing Healthkit and its Health app as being an all-in-one solution for medical professionals to store patient data like ...

Swatch Denies Report It Is Working With Apple on iWatch Wearable

Thursday July 24, 2014 5:49 am PDT by Kelly Hodgkins
Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group today denied a recent report that it was working with Apple to develop a smartwatch product, reports Reuters. VentureBeat first reported this joint venture, citing an unnamed source with knowledge of Apple's plans. A spokeswoman for Swatch told Reuters that the Apple rumor was "unfounded," adding that Swatch's only relationship with mobile phone manufacturers,...