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Thai activists iPhones may have been targeted: Apple 

Prajak Kongkirati, a political scientist at Bangkok's Thammasat University, said he had received two emails from Apple warning it believed his iPhone and iCloud accounts had been targeted, along with a "threat notification" on his Apple account.
Prajak Kongkirati, a political scientist at Bangkok's Thammasat University, said he had received two emails from Apple warning it believed his iPhone and iCloud accounts had been targeted. (REUTERS)
Prajak Kongkirati, a political scientist at Bangkok's Thammasat University, said he had received two emails from Apple warning it believed his iPhone and iCloud accounts had been targeted. (REUTERS)
Published on Nov 24, 2021 06:51 PM IST
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Apple allows workers have right to discuss wages, working conditions

The notice came as some employees have been pushing Apple to do more to ensure there are no unfair gaps in pay across the company.
Apple's business conduct policy already included language stating that workers were not restricted in their ability to discuss wages, hours and working conditions, which is generally protected under US law.(Reuters)
Apple's business conduct policy already included language stating that workers were not restricted in their ability to discuss wages, hours and working conditions, which is generally protected under US law.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 09:34 PM IST
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Polishing cloth for 1,900? Apple sets high bar for accessories; memes galore

Apple said that the polishing cloth, compatible with iPhones as far back as the iPhone 6 and Macs dating back to 2012, is made of nonabrasive material and is already in short supply, requiring 3 to 4 weeks to ship.
The polishing cloth listed on Apple's website. 
The polishing cloth listed on Apple's website. 
Published on Oct 21, 2021 07:47 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Apple launches new AirPods and $4.99 Siri-only Apple music plan

The latest AirPods model includes a new audio driver and water resistance, but lacks features like noise cancellation that are part of the more-expensive version.
Apple has cited AirPods as one of the biggest growth drivers of that category.(REUTERS)
Apple has cited AirPods as one of the biggest growth drivers of that category.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 11:34 PM IST
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Apple aims at intel with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips for new MacBook

Apple is also upping the graphics performance for the M1 Pro and M1 Max, which come with 16 and 32 graphics cores, respectively.
The M1 Pro supports 32 gigabytes of memory, while the M1 Max has up to 64 gigabytes of memory.(AFP)
The M1 Pro supports 32 gigabytes of memory, while the M1 Max has up to 64 gigabytes of memory.(AFP)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 11:27 PM IST
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Apple worker says she was fired after leading movement against harassment

Parrish said she deleted apps that contained details of her finances and other personal information before handing her devices in to Apple as part of the probe.
Parrish said she believes she was fired for her activism in the workplace.(Reuters)
Parrish said she believes she was fired for her activism in the workplace.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 16, 2021 05:15 AM IST
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Apple set to cut iPhone production goals by 10 million units due to chip crunch

Apple shares slipped as much as 1.6% to $139.27 in late trading after Bloomberg reported on the news.
The shortages have already weighed on Apple’s ability to ship new models to customers.(HT Tech)
The shortages have already weighed on Apple’s ability to ship new models to customers.(HT Tech)
Published on Oct 13, 2021 08:41 AM IST
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An Apple Watch saved a Singapore motorcyclist's life. Here’s how

The man's Apple Watch detected a hard fall late in the evening and after he failed to respond to the hard fall alerts, it alerted his emergency contacts as well as emergency services. 
The fall detection feature was introduced with Apple Watch Series 4. (Pixabay Photo)
The fall detection feature was introduced with Apple Watch Series 4. (Pixabay Photo)
Published on Oct 01, 2021 08:09 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Apple to give store workers bonuses up to $1,000 next month

The iPhone maker will give $1,000 to retail staff hired before March 31, while anyone who joined after that date will receive $500, according to people familiar with the situation.
An Apple logo is pictured in an Apple store in Paris, France, on September 17, 2021. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes
An Apple logo is pictured in an Apple store in Paris, France, on September 17, 2021. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes
Published on Sep 23, 2021 07:30 AM IST
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Apple iOS 15 to release today: Privacy upgrades and other key features

In iOS 15, Apple will replace the current subscription plans of iCloud. The iCloud+ feature will have some new options like Private Relay, Hide My Email and expanded HomeKit Secure Video support.
Apple launched the new iPhone 13 smartphones on September 14.(AP Photo)
Apple launched the new iPhone 13 smartphones on September 14.(AP Photo)
Published on Sep 20, 2021 09:34 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Apple’s launch event sparks hilarious meme fest on Twitter

People shared various memes following Apple's launch event.
The image shows a meme shared on Twitter.(Twitter/@X__Parth)
The image shows a meme shared on Twitter.(Twitter/@X__Parth)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 11:21 AM IST
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'Dum Maaro Dum'-inspired iPhone launch video creates social media frenzy

  • The iPhone 13 launch video from Apple uses a 'Dum Maaro Dum'-inspired tune to describe the features of its newest phone.
The 'Dum Maaro Dum'-inspired tune played during the Apple event 2021, when the company's CEO Tim Cook arrived to present the product line-up at the auditorium in Apple's headquarters.(AFP)
The 'Dum Maaro Dum'-inspired tune played during the Apple event 2021, when the company's CEO Tim Cook arrived to present the product line-up at the auditorium in Apple's headquarters.(AFP)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 10:25 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

In pics: Apple launches iPhone 13 series, here are pictures from the event

The new models, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, were introduced at a media event dubbed California Streaming. (AFP) 12
The new models, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, were introduced at a media event dubbed California Streaming. (AFP)
Updated on Sep 15, 2021 09:13 AM IST
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Apple’s new iPhones may be the weakest upgrade ever

  • After last year’s big 5G upgrade, the incremental nature of this year’s improvements may be a letdown to some and offer little incentive to upgrade. 
The bad news for Apple is that many consumers may now believe the best iPhone is already in their pockets.(AFP)
The bad news for Apple is that many consumers may now believe the best iPhone is already in their pockets.(AFP)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 08:23 AM IST
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iPhone prices: 10 models below 1 lakh, 4 of them under 60,000

The company has been launching multiple models of the iPhone to give users more options to choose from. Though the iPhone is Apple's most important product, has rolled out a web of service and other products that are seen as locking customers into a system they enjoy.
Apple CEO Tim Cook unveils the new iPhone 13 during a special event in California on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)
Apple CEO Tim Cook unveils the new iPhone 13 during a special event in California on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 07:39 AM IST
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'Zero click' hack: All you need to know about Pegasus flaw in iPhones

Apple released a fix for Pegasus related vulnerability on Monday and urged all its users to install it on their devices. Security analysts say a fix of this speed is a rarity, even for a big company.
The vulnerability was identified in Apple iMessage software, which allowed Pegasus to be silently inserted into phones.(AFP Photo)
The vulnerability was identified in Apple iMessage software, which allowed Pegasus to be silently inserted into phones.(AFP Photo)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 06:54 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Apple releases security update on Pegasus hack

The new version of the spyware was found by Canadian cyber security researchers at Citizen Labs, who discovered Pegasus implanted in an Apple phone of a Saudi activist.
Apple releases security update on Pegasus hack
Apple releases security update on Pegasus hack
Updated on Sep 15, 2021 12:31 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

iPhone 13: Apple doubles down on 5G, upgrades iPad Mini

  • Apple said the iPhone 13 will have custom 5G antennas and radio components for faster speeds and will come in five colors.
The phone will start at $699, and participating wireless carriers will offer up to $700 off for qualifying trade-ins.(Apple)
The phone will start at $699, and participating wireless carriers will offer up to $700 off for qualifying trade-ins.(Apple)
Updated on Sep 14, 2021 11:58 PM IST
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Apple launches iPhone 13 series. Check price, features, and availability

  • Apple revealed the features of iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The iPhone 13 looks similar to the iPhone 12 models.(Apple Inc)
The iPhone 13 looks similar to the iPhone 12 models.(Apple Inc)
Published on Sep 14, 2021 11:18 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav

Apple announces big upgrade in low-cost iPad; new iPad mini to cost $499

  • The announcement comes amid protests outside several global Apple stores against company's plan to scan iPhones for images of child sexual abuse.
Some of the most rumored devices to be launched at the event were iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, AirPods 3 and 9th-generation iPad, among others.(AFP)
Some of the most rumored devices to be launched at the event were iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, AirPods 3 and 9th-generation iPad, among others.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 14, 2021 10:49 PM IST
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Apple announces fix for flaw linked to Pegasus spyware

  • Researchers at Citizen Lab, a cybersecurity watchdog organization in Canada, found the problem while analyzing a Saudi activist's phone that had been compromised with the code.
Apple said it had
Apple said it had "rapidly" developed the update following Citizen Lab's discovery of the problem.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 14, 2021 05:07 AM IST
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Epic Games vs Apple: Here's how the ruling affects in-app payments

The ruling by US district court judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers said that Apple's control of the App Store did not amount to a monopoly, but that it must let developers include links to other online venues for buying content or services.
Smartphone with Epic Games logo is seen in front of Apple logo in this illustration taken, May 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
Smartphone with Epic Games logo is seen in front of Apple logo in this illustration taken, May 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
Published on Sep 11, 2021 12:50 PM IST
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Apple lets some apps avoid 30% cut after facing scrutiny

  • Apple earns a 30% fee for payments users make to these apps for subscribing to their services when they use the company’s in-app payment systems.
Developers earning less than $1 million per year from the App Store were charged 15%.(REUTERS)
Developers earning less than $1 million per year from the App Store were charged 15%.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 03, 2021 06:28 AM IST
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ByPrasid Banerjee, New Delhi

WhatsApp head slams Apple's plan to scan iPhones for images of child abuse

  • Apple has revealed its plan to identify and report iPhone users who store known images of child sexual abuse in their iCloud Photos accounts.
Cathcart assured that WhatsApp will not adopt Apple’s approach to combat child sexual abuse.(AFP)
Cathcart assured that WhatsApp will not adopt Apple’s approach to combat child sexual abuse.(AFP)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 04:42 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Covid-19: Apple stores in US keep Mask mandate as company evaluates measures

All of Apple’s retail stores have required the wearing of masks throughout the pandemic, and some locations have been operating on a limited basis, such as by appointment only.
The Cupertino, California-based iPhone maker added that its first priority is employee and customer safety.(Reuters file photo)
The Cupertino, California-based iPhone maker added that its first priority is employee and customer safety.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on May 15, 2021 09:07 AM IST
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Apple set to get EU antitrust complaint over Spotify

Apple will have the chance to argue its case against any EU suspicions before regulators take a final decision. The EU is also probing Apple over e-books and payments.
The move raises the risk that the EU could order changes to Apple’s App Store or impose fines.(Reuters representative image)
The move raises the risk that the EU could order changes to Apple’s App Store or impose fines.(Reuters representative image)
Published on Apr 27, 2021 04:12 PM IST
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Apple to help workers get Covid-19 shots at its offices

Apple is working with drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc as its vendor and will open a website for its workers to sign up for appointments, an Apple spokeswoman said.
Apple is one of the first large Silicon Valley companies to launch a program to help workers get vaccinated.(Reuters)
Apple is one of the first large Silicon Valley companies to launch a program to help workers get vaccinated.(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 24, 2021 05:55 AM IST
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Apple announces AirTags for lost items, podcast subscriptions at iPad launch

The AirTag announcement could result in a new round of complaints to lawmakers that Apple is hurting smaller rivals
Apple has said it subjects all apps, including its own, to the same App Store review rules.(Reuters)
Apple has said it subjects all apps, including its own, to the same App Store review rules.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 20, 2021 11:07 PM IST
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Apple’s Cook, other senior leaders to testify in Fortnite trial

In addition to Cook and Federighi, App Store Vice President Matt Fischer, Apple’s former marketing chief and current Apple Fellow Phil Schiller may also testify, the company said.
Apple CEO Tim Cook.(Bloomberg)
Apple CEO Tim Cook.(Bloomberg)
Published on Mar 20, 2021 11:39 AM IST
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Apple told to pay $308.5 million for infringing DRM patent

  • Personalized Media had sued claiming Apple infringed its patent with technology including FairPlay, which is used for the distribution of encrypted content from its iTunes, App Store and Apple Music applications.
Apple said it was disappointed with the ruling and would appeal.(Reuters)
Apple said it was disappointed with the ruling and would appeal.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 20, 2021 08:23 AM IST
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