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Apple Introduces New iPhone Disassembly Robot and Recycling Program

Apple is showing off Daisy, a new robotic iPhone disassembly system that works with several different models and can break down up to 200 iPhones per hour.

Adam Engst 7 comments

Apple Warns Employees against Leaking… in a Memo That Leaked

Apple recently warned employees against leaking information to the media, but the memo itself was leaked. What does this say about the company?

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Apple Introduces (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Apple is rolling out special (PRODUCT)RED versions of the iPhone 8, as well as an iPhone X folio, with part of the proceeds going toward fighting HIV and AIDS.

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Apple Strikes Back at Google with Education Initiatives

Apple is a bit of an underdog in the education market, where Google increasingly dominates with inexpensive, easily managed Chromebook laptops. On Tuesday, Apple staged an education-specific press event at a Chicago magnet school to trot out a host of education initiatives meant to make Apple more competitive in the classroom.

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Apple Schedules Education Event for 27 March 2018

Apple has announced an education-focused event to be held at the end of March, at a Chicago high school. You might not want to buy an iPad or MacBook Air between now and then.

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Apple Acquires the Digital Magazine Service Texture

It looks like Apple will be getting into digital magazine subscriptions with the acquisition of Texture, which provides its subscribers with access to several hundred magazines for a flat monthly fee. Apple was silent on its plans for the service.

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Apple Posts Record Profits in Q1 2018, Though Unit Sales Flatten

Apple’s revenues and profits grew at record rates during the first fiscal quarter of 2018, but signs of softer unit sales indicate that more of the company’s money is coming from higher-priced, higher-margin products. The other big winners were the Services and Other Products categories.

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Apple Apologizes for iPhone Battery Issue, Drops Replacement Prices to $29

Apple has published a letter to customers to apologize for silently reducing performance in older iPhones in an attempt to eliminate unexpected shutdowns. In it, the company explains the situation and announces a drop in the price of battery replacements.

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Apple Relents on Templated Apps and Drops Developer Fee for Nonprofits

We reported previously that Apple had started banning apps built using templates or app generators — tools relied on by small businesses and organizations that couldn’t afford their own developers. After significant criticism, Apple has now revised its rules with a compromise: templated apps are kosher, as long as they are issued by the provider of the app’s content, rather than the company that makes the app generator. That will require such organizations to pay for the $99-per-year Apple Developer Program. Separately, Apple said it would start waiving the developer fee for nonprofits and government agencies in early 2018.

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Apple Posts Strong Q4 2017 Financial Results

Led by slight growth in the iPhone category and bolstered by strong showings from the Services, Mac, and Other Products categories, Apple has posted revenues of $52.6 billion and profits of $10.71 billion.

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Apple Special Event Scheduled for 12 September 2017

It’s no great surprise, but Apple has scheduled a special event for September 12th, likely to announce new iPhones, possibly along with a new Apple Watch and Apple TV, plus their associated operating system updates.

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Apple Posts $8.7 Billion in Profits for Q3 2017

Apple saw year-over-year revenue and unit sales increases for all of its product divisions in Q3 2017, including the relatively beleaguered iPad.

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Apple Discontinues the iPod nano and iPod shuffle

Apple has made it official: non-iOS iPods are now a thing of the past.

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Apple Focusing on Autonomous Driving Systems

Tim Cook unexpectedly revealed that Apple is working on autonomous systems for self-driving cars. Rumors surrounding Apple’s Project Titan car team have been swirling since 2014, but Cook’s statement in a Bloomberg Technology interview was the first public statement that Apple has made about its plans in this space. Adam Engst summarizes what Apple has done so far and ponders what Apple’s announcement might mean.

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Apple’s Q2 2017 Financial Results Show Slight Growth

Apple saw yet another quarter of growth in Q2, but just barely, and most of that came from strong performances from the Mac, Services, and Other Products categories.