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Apple will offer discounts on replacement batteries, as lawsuits over iPhone slowdowns pile up

Apple chief executive Tim Cook apologized to customers Thursday for not being clear that the company slows down phones with aging batteries. Cook promised that, in the future, Apple will …


Apple sorry for slowing iPhones, cuts battery price by $50

Apple is apologizing for secretly slowing down older iPhones, which it said was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

Suit: iPhones slowed by Apple forced owners to buy new phones

Apple iPhone owners from several states are suing the tech giant for not disclosing sooner that it had issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer.


Apple releases fix to security flaw in Mac operating system

Apple released an update to its latest operating system for Mac computers and said it’s changing development practices after a significant security flaw was disclosed Tuesday that allowed people to …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:05 a.m.

Why Apple’s HomePod is three years behind Amazon’s Echo

Apple audio engineers had been working on an early version of the HomePod speaker for about two years in 2014 when they were blindsided by the Echo, a smart speaker …


Apple delays HomePod smart speaker

Apple said its next major new hardware product, the HomePod speaker, is being delayed until early next year, missing the key holiday shopping season.


Apple said to ramp up work on augmented reality headset

Seeking a breakthrough product to succeed the iPhone, Apple aims to have technology ready for an augmented-reality headset in 2019 and could ship a product as early as 2020, sources …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Report: Apple revamped overseas ops to find new tax havens

Apple revamped its overseas subsidiaries to take advantage of tax loopholes on the European island of Jersey after a crackdown on Ireland’s loose rules began in 2013, according to The …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5:48 p.m.

Broadcom offers $103 billion for Qualcomm in chip megadeal

Broadcom made an unsolicited, $103 billion offer for rival chipmaker Qualcomm, the tech industry’s largest attempted takeover that is destined to come under intense regulatory scrutiny.


Sales of iPhone X begin: Can Apple live up to the hype?

Apple’s iPhone X went on sale Friday, as the company scrambles to meet demand for a marquee device that sports a lush screen, facial-recognition skills and a $1,000 price tag.


Apple among giants due for overseas tax bill under House plan

Several of the biggest U.S. companies — including Apple and Procter & Gamble — would no longer be able to escape taxes on the trillions in overseas profits they’ve accumulated, …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case

Some of America’s most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to decide whether a federal law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation. They ultimately want the court …


Apple teams with Steven Spielberg on video expansion

The iPhone maker is bringing back Spielberg’s 30-year-old anthology series “Amazing Stories” in its attempt to build an online video subscription service that can challenge the digital networks operated by …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11 p.m.

Post Falls inventor returns to ‘Ellen,’ meets his hero, Tim Cook

DeGeneres and her team arranged to have Knoll attend the latest product launch at the new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, Calif., where he got to check out the new …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

Apple unveils iPhone X, other advancements

Apple has broken the $1,000 barrier with its latest, and most expensive phone, the iPhone X.


What to expect at Apple’s biggest event in years

Here’s breakdown what to expect at Apple’s most important event in years on Tuesday, including a new version of the Apple Watch that connects to wireless networks and an upgraded …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 10:56 a.m.

Apple may test the bounds of iPhone love with a $1,000 model

Apple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, testing how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that’s become an indispensable part of modern life.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 3:45 p.m.

Apple embarks on Emmy quest with big bet on video streaming

Apple lured away two longtime TV executives Jaime Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg from Sony Corp. in June and has given them $1 billion to spend on original shows during …


CEO Tim Cook says he stands by Apple’s 250 DACA-status employees

Apple chief executive Tim Cook tweeted Sunday morning that he stands by the 250 Apple employees who have DACA status.


How Apple plans to change the way you use the next iPhone

Apple Inc. plans to transform the way people use its next high-end iPhone by eliminating the concept of a home button and making other adjustments to a flagship device that’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 7:10 p.m.

Apple CEO makes $2 million pledge to fight hate

Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook’s pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in …


Apple takes Dow over 22,000 points; other stocks are mixed

A big gain from Apple Wednesday morning sent the Dow Jones industrial average above 22,000 for the first time. Most other industries were trading lower, with health care and household …


Apple’s next big leap might be into augmented reality

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple’s iPhone may be ready for its next big act – as a springboard into “augmented reality,” a technology that projects life-like images into real-world settings viewed …


Judge says Apple owes foundation $506 million in patent infringement case

A federal judge in Madison, Wis., has ruled that Apple Inc. must pay $506 million for infringing on a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s research foundation – double …


Apple kills iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle as music moves to phones

The company discontinued sales of the two music players Thursday in a move reflecting the waning popularity of the devices in an era when most people store or stream their …


Apple update addresses dangerous wi-fi flaw

Apple has released a software update to iOS and macOS that you should download right away.


Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT

Apple CEO Tim Cook is delivering the commencement address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

With ‘HomePod’ speaker, Apple unveils first new product in years

Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends, unveiling new device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning.


Apple’s developer’s conference may highlight artificial intelligence

With Facebook, Microsoft and Google emphasizing AI in their conferences over the past two months, market analysts believe it is Apple’s turn. As the race for artificial intelligence heats up …


Apple, Qualcomm spat intensifies, manufacturers drawn in

Manufacturers that build Apple’s iPhone and iPad are being drawn in to an escalating dispute between the tech giant and the chipmaker Qualcomm.