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Apple Announces “Peek Performance” Event for 8 March 2022

Apple has announced an event for tomorrow. Rumors point toward the release of a new iPhone SE, iPad Air, and at least one Apple silicon Mac.

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Apple’s Tap to Pay Will Allow Merchants to Accept Contactless Payments on iPhones

Merchants will soon be able to accept contactless payments directly on their iPhones without any additional hardware.

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Apple in 2021: The Six Colors Report Card

Jason Snell of Six Colors released his seventh annual Apple report card, featuring ratings and quotes from a select group of Apple commentators, including many from TidBITS.

Michael E. Cohen Josh Centers 15 comments

Apple Posts Record-Breaking Q1 2022 Despite Supply Constraints

Apple had a typical record-breaking quarter, with especially robust growth for the Mac. But iPad and Japanese sales were notably weak, with no satisfactory answers from Apple.

Adam Engst 14 comments

Apple Announces Self Service Repair Program

After lobbying against right-to-repair legislation for years, Apple has seemingly done an about-face by announcing the Self Service Repair program, which will provide genuine Apple parts, tools, and repair manuals to individuals who want to repair their Apple devices.

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Apple Q4 2021 Results Smash Revenue Records but Could Have Been Even Better

Despite missing out on nearly $6 billion in revenue due to supply chain constraints, Apple still managed to break records in all of its business segments for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2021.

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“Unleashed” Apple Event Set for 18 October 2021

Apple’s “Unleashed” event on 18 October 2021 will likely debut new Apple silicon-powered Macs, including a rumored MacBook Pro redesign.

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Ten Years Without Steve Jobs

It has been a decade since Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs died. Apple commemorated the occasion on 5 October 2021 with a brief video on its homepage that it has now posted on YouTube.

Adam Engst 10 comments

Judge Rules for Apple over Epic Games, Strikes Down App Store Anti-Steering Policies

In Epic Games v. Apple, US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has come down strongly in favor of Apple, rejecting nearly all of Epic’s claims and fining the company millions of dollars. But Apple suffered a blow too, with the judge determining that Apple’s in-app purchasing policies are anticompetitive.

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Apple Announces “California Streaming” Event for 14 September 2021

Apple’s next product announcement event will be held 14 September 2021. Rumors suggest new iPhones with smaller notches and a redesigned Apple Watch.

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Apple Delays CSAM Detection Launch

In a brief statement to media organizations, Apple announced that it is delaying the launch of its CSAM detection technology to collect input and make improvements. Why are we not surprised?

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Apple Buys Classical Music Service Primephonic

Apple has bought Primephonic, a classical music service. Apple will be shutting Primephonic down soon but promises to create a new app just for classical music fans.

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Apple Is Now an Antifragile Company

With the return of Steve Jobs, Apple became a titan of the tech industry, but the COVID crisis has proven that Tim Cook’s Apple is truly “antifragile,” in that it grows stronger under adversity.

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Apple’s Q3 2021: Still Making Money Hand Over Fist

Apple once again shattered records with its Q3 2021 financial results, but the uncertainties of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a global chip shortage cast a shadow, albeit small, over the company’s celebrations.

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Apple Justifies iOS App Store’s Tight Control in White Paper

Apple says that the dangers of allowing customers to load arbitrary apps are too severe and that the iOS App Store is a bulwark against ransomware, device hijacking, the invasion of children’s privacy, and other problems common on Android.