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Apple unveils $999 iPhone X, new Face ID technology – New Apple Watch that makes calls turn comic book fantasy into reality

CUPERTINO, California, Sept 13, (Agencies): Apple on Tuesday unveiled a number of new phones, including its most expensive one yet, as well as new versions of its Apple Watch and its streaming TV device. Here’s a rundown of the announcements. iPhone X Apple is releasing a super-premium iPhone with a …

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Google & Apple face off over augmented reality – Next gen smartphone features

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 30, (RTRS): Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled tools to make augmented reality apps for mobile devices using the Android operating system, setting up its latest showdown with Apple Inc’s iPhone over next-generation smartphone features. Phone-based augmented reality (AR), in which digital objects are superimposed onto the …

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Apple gets $208M in tax breaks to build Iowa data center

Iowa approved a deal Thursday to give Apple $208 million in state and local tax breaks to build two data storage centers near Des Moines and the promise to create 50 jobs. The deal approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority includes a refund of $19.6 million in state sale …

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Apple under pressure as market slows – Market leaders seeking wow factor

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 20, (AFP): As Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new flagship smartphones, the market leaders are seeking a wow factor that can help them fend off challenges from rising Chinese-based manufacturers. Apple is under particular pressure to dazzle as the culture-changing California iPhone maker looks for …

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Apple’s China problem highlights conundrum for technology sector – Removal of VPN apps could ramp up popularity of iPhone rivals powered by Android

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6, (AFP): Apple’s decision to bow to Chinese officials by removing apps to sidestep online censorship underscores the dilemma faced by US tech companies seeking to uphold principles while expanding their business. The iPhone maker is the latest from Silicon Valley to face a conundrum in balancing …

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Apple hit by ‘record’ 13bn euro EU tax bill – Deals saw US giant pay almost no tax; co says will appeal

BRUSSELS, Aug 30, (AFP): The European Union on Tuesday ordered Apple to pay a record 13 billion euros in back taxes in Ireland, saying deals allowing the US tech giant to pay almost no tax were illegal. In the latest in a series of rulings that has angered Washington, Brussels said …

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Apple’s stores getting new look as other retailers struggle – Company to overhaul nearly 480 stores worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, (AP): Apple is getting ready to unveil a stylish new product that’s not for sale — a new look for its stores. The iPhone maker is overhauling its nearly 480 stores worldwide, starting with its new two-story location in San Francisco. Apple provided a glimpse of …

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Apple invests $1 bln in Chinese ride-hailing service – Didi Chuxing says this is largest investment ever received

NEW YORK, May 13, (RTRS): Apple Inc said on Thursday it has invested $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, a move that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said would help the company better understand the critical Chinese market. The tech giant’s rare investment gives it a stake in …

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Apple launches China payments service – US tech giant will face entrenched rivals Alibaba, Tencent

SHANGHAI, Feb 18, (AFP): Apple on Thursday launched its mobile payment service Apple Pay in China, pitting the US technology giant against strong domestic rivals in a large but already crowded market. Success in the world’s second-largest economy is crucial for the California-based firm. Apple Pay is available in only …

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Apple image bruised by slowing sales – Fears that ‘wow’ days over

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 28, (AFP): Apple’s image took a bruising Wednesday amid signs of a shift from wowing the world with wonders to making steady money from lovers of its devices. Apple shares were down 6.5 percent to end at $93.80 as investors grappled with news of slowing sales growth …

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