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Apple and Stanford Announce Results of Heart Study

Can wearables like the Apple Watch help advance medical research? The results of the massive Apple Heart Study would suggest so.

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WWDC 2019 Scheduled for June 3rd through 7th

Apple’s 30th Worldwide Developer Conference is coming up in a few months, and developers can now apply for tickets.

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Apple Responds to Spotify

Apple has published a response to Spotify’s Time to Play Fair site and complaint to the European Commission, but the response has drawn criticism from Apple developers and commentators.

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Four Ways Apple Could Improve Apple Music

Apple Music hasn’t changed much at all since Apple introduced it back in 2015, but Adam Engst has a few suggestions—some extremely easy—that could make listening to music through the service more enjoyable.

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Apple Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts Leaving in April

Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts is leaving Apple after five years of running its retail operations. Did the Apple Store improve or decline under her reign?

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Apple’s Q1 2019 Results: iPhone Bad, the Rest Good

Yes, iPhone revenues fell off a small cliff this quarter due to slower sales in China, as Apple had warned that they would, but all of the company’s other products and services posted revenue gains over the year-ago quarter.

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Apple in 2018: The Six Colors Report Card

Jason Snell of Six Colors has published his fourth annual report card on Apple’s performance in the last year, drawing once again on ratings and comments from a large group of industry observers.

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Tim Cook Promotes Privacy in Time Magazine

Apple continues to take the high ground when it comes to user privacy, and CEO Tim Cook has penned an op-ed to encourage comprehensive privacy legislation.

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Apple Warns of Lower Revenues, Blaming Slower Sales in China

For the first time in 18 years, Apple has revised its guidance to investors, lowering revenue estimates by $5 to $8 billion. The company blamed the lowered earnings on economic slowdowns in the Greater China market hurting iPhone sales but noted that it would still set revenue records in the US, Canada, and a number of European nations.

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Watch Apple’s Holiday Short: “Share Your Gifts”

Apple has produced a lovely short film for the holidays that’s an ode to creativity on the Mac. It’s also a testament to the amount of time, money, and effort Apple seems increasingly willing to put into unusual marketing efforts.

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Amazon Kicks Out Unauthorized Apple Refurbishers

Apple and Amazon have signed an agreement that will let Amazon sell Apple products again, but an unanticipated side effect is that Amazon is also banning companies that sell refurbished Apple products without Apple's authorization.

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Apple’s Q4 2018 Results Show Strong End to 2018, Despite Flat or Declining Unit Sales

Apple had yet another record-breaking quarter even though unit sales for the iPhone and Mac were flat, and the iPad’s unit sales declined. The increase in revenue seems to have come from higher selling prices and increased Services revenue.

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Americans Can Now Download Their Apple Data

Europeans have been able to download all of their Apple data for a few months, and now US residents can do the same.

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Apple Likely to Announce New Macs and iPads at Brooklyn Event on 30 October 2018

Apple is having another special event at the end of October. Josh Centers ponders what Apple might unveil. New Macs? New iPads? An autonomous flying car? OK, maybe not that last one.

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Apple Categorically Denies Businessweek’s China Hack Report

Bloomberg Businessweek last week published a bombshell article that alleges that Chinese spies inserted a malicious chip into servers used by Apple and other technology companies. Apple has unequivocally denied everything. Who to believe?