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Jony Ive Leaving Apple to Form a New Company

Design legend Jony Ive is leaving Apple later this year to start a new company. Apple says it will remain a client.

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How Catalyst and SwiftUI will Change App Development

Macworld veteran Jason Snell has penned a column explaining what Catalyst and SwiftUI are and how they’ll change app development across the entire Apple ecosystem.

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A Plethora of WWDC Podcasts for Your Listening Pleasure

If you’d like to while away some hours getting the latest details about Apple from the proverbial horse’s mouth, Apple employees appeared on an unprecedented six community podcasts during WWDC.

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Apple’s 2019 Apple Design Award Winners

Apple gave nine apps an Apple Design Award this year, but Mac apps didn’t get much representation.

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Apple Makes the Case for the App Store

Apple has created a PR page for the App Store aimed at responding to criticism from competitors and politicians.

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Supreme Court Rules Apple Antitrust Case Can Continue

Apple has lost its attempt to dismiss an antitrust case that, if the company were to lose, could result in significant financial penalties or force changes in how we purchase iOS apps. Worse, it’s coming at a time when politicians are talking about breaking up powerful tech companies.

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How the Apple Store Lost Its Groove

Bloomberg has spoken with current and former Apple employees about concerns regarding the Apple Store. Can Deirdre O’Brien bring back the aspects of the Apple Store that made it so successful under Ron Johnson?

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iPhone Sales Kept Sinking in Apple’s Q2 2019

Apple's revenues and iPhone sales were down in the second quarter of 2019, but the company still managed to beat expectations and posted $11.56 billion in profits.

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Apple and Qualcomm Settle Patent Royalty Suits and Agree to Licensing

After years of patent battles, Apple and Qualcomm have suddenly dropped all legal action and are now partnering up again, with Apple paying Qualcomm an unspecified licensing fee. Intel dropping its 5G modem development was probably related.

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Apple Drops $99 Data Migration Fee for New Macs and Repairs

As of 2 April 2019, Apple has eliminated the $99 fee for migrating user data to a newly purchased or repaired Mac.

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Apple Cuts HomePod Price to $299

Apple has permanently lowered the price of its HomePod smart speaker by $50, from $349 to $299. Was it just overpriced or is Apple clearing the decks for a new model?

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Apple Cancels AirPower, Can’t Take the Heat

Apple has officially canceled the AirPower wireless charging mat that it announced in September 2017 alongside the iPhone X and iPhone 8. Physics is a harsh mistress.

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Apple Announces Apple Arcade Gaming Service

Apple has announced a new gaming service called Apple Arcade, but it won't be available until fall 2019, and the company provided few firm details.

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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.