Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Apple to pull some iPhones in Germany as Qualcomm extends global wins

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Apple to pull some iPhones in Germany as Qualcomm extends global wins

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MUNICH/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Chip supplier Qualcomm Inc won a second court skirmish in its worldwide patent battle with Apple Inc on Thursday, with the iPhone maker saying it would pull some older models from its German stores. FILE PHOTO: Man uses iphone while waiting for his airplane at Munich airport, Germany August 3, 2017.…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Amazon, Apple, and Google Played the Tax-Break Game

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Amazon, Apple, and Google Played the Tax-Break Game

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Apple’s existing office in Austin, Texas, a few miles from where the company announced plans to build a new campus.SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty ImagesIt took about 30 minutes for Williamson County commissioners to unanimously approve a roughly $16 million incentive package for Apple Tuesday morning, bringing the total amount the tech giant is likely to receive in…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Everything Apple Announced October 30: MacBook Air, iPad Pro, Mac Mini

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Everything Apple Announced October 30: MacBook Air, iPad Pro, Mac Mini

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Apple took over the theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for its media event Tuesday.Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesApple took over the theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for its media event Tuesday.Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesThe theme of Apple’s second fall hardware show: throwbacks. The event, at Howard Gilman Opera House in New York City, featured…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Calling For Bloomberg To Retract Its Chinese Spy Chip Story

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Calling For Bloomberg To Retract Its Chinese Spy Chip Story

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“I feel they should retract their story. There is no truth in their story about Apple. They need to do that right thing.” By John Paczkowski and Joseph Bernstein Last updated on October 19, 2018, at 2:12 p.m. ET Posted on October 19, 2018, at 1:14 p.m. ET Beck Diefenbach / Reuters Apple CEO Tim…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Apple inks $600M deal to license IP, acquire assets and talent from Dialog to expand chipmaking in Europe

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Apple inks $600M deal to license IP, acquire assets and talent from Dialog to expand chipmaking in Europe

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Apple has quietly been putting considerable effort into building faster and more efficient chips that can help differentiate its hardware from the rest of the consumer electronics pack, and today it’s taking its next (and possibly largest) step in that strategy. Apple is paying $300 million in cash to buy a portion of Dialog Semiconductor,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Story of Apple, in Two Iconic Buildings

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Story of Apple, in Two Iconic Buildings

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WIRED ICONInfinite Loop, Apple’s former headquartersNOMINEEThe Ring, Apple employees’ new home baseIn the spring of 1993, employees of Apple Computer began moving into a new campus in Cupertino, Cali­fornia. It had six buildings set around an oval street, which was named, in a wry bit of geek humor, Infinite Loop. It was there, from a…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Apple Watch Series 4 Sweats the Details

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Apple Watch Series 4 Sweats the Details

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Out of the box, the new Apple Watch doesn’t look like it just underwent a massive redesign. It maintains the same rectangular shape and inoffensive design as its predecessors. It even accepts the same watch bands. But when you turn it on and tap the new, larger screen, it’s hard to shake the feeling that…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Apple Masters the Art of Incrementalism with the iPhone XS

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Apple Masters the Art of Incrementalism with the iPhone XS

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Smartphones, for many of us, are emotional objects. We pick them up dozens of times per day. We use them both to deeply connect and mindlessly scroll. We feel frantic when we think we’ve misplaced them. Apple’s iPhones, in particular, trigger a personal connection to an inanimate object. They’re well-designed, satisfying, and covetable.This year’s new…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers No, Apple didn’t delete that guy’s movies. Here’s what really happened

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers No, Apple didn’t delete that guy’s movies. Here’s what really happened

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Sarah Tew/CNET Perhaps you’ve heard a story that goes like this: “Apple’s ‘buy’ button is a sham, because Apple has the right to remove movies from your iTunes library after you’ve bought them. If Disney decides it no longer wants to offer a particular movie in your country, your ‘purchase’ is no better than an extended…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Hey, Apple Made Some New Stuff

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Hey, Apple Made Some New Stuff

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KARL MONDON/THE MERCURY NEWS/GETTY IMAGESHey, Apple Made Some New StuffRunning down all the announcements from the company’s fall event.By Arielle PardesiPhone Xs and Xs MaxThe brand new iPhone Xs (pronounced “tennis,” not “excess”) looks a lot like last year’s iPhone X, with some smart refinements. At 5.8 inches, the Xs is a smallish phone, but…