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How Tim Cook Steered Apple to New Heights… and Dependence on China

Bloomberg Businessweek has explored Tim Cook’s tenure at Apple, with insights on how he’s made the company more profitable and dominant—but also more reliant on China.

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Apple in 2020: The Six Colors Report Card

Jason Snell of Six Colors has published his annual Apple report card, featuring ratings and quotes from a select group of Apple commentators, including many from right here at TidBITS.

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Apple’s Data Privacy Day Touts Privacy Efforts

Apple has dedicated a day to celebrate some of its new privacy features. Meanwhile, Facebook is planning to sue over them.

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Apple Weathers the Storm to Shatter Records in Q1 2021

Posting record results for the last quarter, Apple enjoyed double-digit sales growth for all its product categories and tallied increased revenues in every geographic sector.

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Apple Celebrates Black History Month

Apple is putting in maximum effort for this year’s upcoming Black History Month, celebrating it across many of its services and introducing a special Apple Watch and Sport Band.

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Tracking Down “Apple Beige”

If you’ve ever been curious about the distinctive beige of the Apple II, a bottle of original touch-up paint prompted Ben Zotto to research the color’s origins.

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Apple Launches New Racial Equity and Justice Initiative Projects

Apple has announced some of the ways it will be using the $100 million it committed toward projects in its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, which will invest in education and businesses for people of color.

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App Store Wars: Facebook vs. Apple, Publishers vs. Apple, Apple vs. Brave

Josh Centers chronicles the latest battles revolving around the App Store, including Facebook joining Epic Games’ lawsuit against Apple, a group of big-name publishers signing on to the Coalition for App Fairness to pressure Apple and Google, and Apple making the Brave browser put its crypto wallet away.

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Apple Releases Apple Fitness+, macOS 11.1 Big Sur, iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2, and tvOS 14.3

In yet another feature-focused update to Apple’s entire stable of operating systems, the company introduced support for various new products and promised technologies, including Apple Fitness+, the AirPods Max, the Apple ProRAW image format, and more.

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Canada Gets Overhauled Apple Maps Data

Years into its campaign to overhaul its mapping data, Apple has closed out 2020 with more-detailed maps for Canada along with a slew of new features.

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Apple’s One Last Thing for 2020: AirPods Max

Just in time for the holidays, Apple has introduced the AirPods Max, over-ear headphones with impressive specs, a questionable case, and a stratospheric price tag.

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Apple Fitness+ Launches 14 December 2020

Apple has announced that its Apple Fitness+ service will launch on December 14th. Apple Watch owners can try it for a month for free, and those who buy a new Apple Watch get three free months. After that, it’s $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year.

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Apple Drops App Store Commission to 15% for Small Developers

At the start of 2021, Apple will open a new program that promises to slash the App Store commission for smaller developers in half.

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Apple to Close Out 2020 with “One More Thing”

Apple is having a third event in as many months to announce “One more thing.” We’ll likely learn more about the future of the Mac and Apple silicon then, along with getting the release date for macOS 11 Big Sur.

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Is Apple Building Its Own Search Engine?

Search in iOS 14 is a bit less reliant on Google, leading some to consider the possibility that Apple is building its own search engine.