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Hyundai, Kia say Apple car deal now off, see $8.5 billion...

SEOUL — South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. said on Monday it is not now in talks with Apple Inc. on autonomous electric cars, just a month after it confirmed early-stage talks with the tech giant, sending the automaker’s shares skidding.

Apple targets car production by 2024 and eyes ‘next level’ battery...

Apple Inc. is moving forward with self-driving car technology and is targeting 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include its own breakthrough battery technology, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

EU moves to rein in US tech giants with threat of...

BRUSSELS — US technology firms including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google face fines of up to 10% of annual turnover and could even be broken up under draft, European Union rules announced on Tuesday aimed at curbing their powers.

Apple launches $549 new AirPods Max to boost holiday sales

APPLE, INC. on Tuesday unveiled its new AirPods Max, a set of wireless over-ear headphones, at $549 apiece, pricier than some of its other popular phone and tablet products, in a measure aimed at boosting sales over the December holiday period.

Apple launches MacBook laptops powered by own computing chips in shift...

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple, Inc. on Tuesday introduced a MacBook Air notebook and other machines with its first central processor designed in-house for Macs, a move that will tie its computers and iPhones closer together technologically.

Vietnam rebukes Netflix, Apple, over lack of tax payments

HANOI — Vietnam’s information minister on Tuesday accused foreign streaming companies like Netflix and Apple of skirting their tax responsibilities, saying it would create unfair competition for domestic firms.

Samsung may launch flagship phone early to grab Huawei share 

SEOUL — Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. may launch its flagship Galaxy S smartphones more than a month earlier than expected in a bid to grab market share from Huawei and fend off competition from Apple Inc., three sources familiar with the matter said. 

Apple to launch MacBooks with own chips at next week’s event

APPLE, INC.’s 15-year relationship with Intel Corp. will officially begin to unwind next week when new Mac computers are revealed.

Apple plans smaller AirPods Pro, revamped entry-level model

APPLE, Inc. is planning updates to its AirPods earbuds next year, seeking to capitalize on the success of a product that has become an important source of growth.

Apple enters 5G race with new iPhone 12 range

APPLE, Inc. on Tuesday launched its next-generation iPhone 12, with faster 5G connectivity that the California company hopes will spur consumers to trade in their old phones and keep its sales booming through the end of the year.

Apple to hold online event to unveil 5G iPhones on Oct....

APPLE, Inc. announced that its biggest product launch event of the year will be held Oct. 13.

US lawmakers detail Big Tech’s market abuses and press for strict...

A US House of Representatives panel looking into abuses of market power by four big technology companies found they used “killer acquisitions” to smite rivals, charged exorbitant fees, and forced small businesses into “oppressive” contracts in the name of profit.

Apple critics form coalition to challenge App Store fees

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Apple Inc.’s critics—including Spotify Technology SA, Match Group Inc., and Fortnite creator Epic Games—have joined a nonprofit group...

Apple rolls out virtual fitness service, subscription bundle

APPLE INC. rolled out a new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscriptions, Apple One, focusing a holiday-season product launch on services that are the backbone of Apple’s growth strategy and that cater to customers working at home during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Singapore to pay citizens for keeping healthy with Apple Watch

Apple Inc. and the government of Singapore have partnered on a two-year health initiative dubbed LumiHealth, which is built around tracking and rewarding user behavior through the Apple Watch gadget and an iPhone app.

Apple design teams develop special face masks for employees

Apple Inc. has developed masks that the company is beginning to distribute to corporate and retail employees to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Apple plans special event for Sept. 15, new products seen

APPLE INC. on Tuesday scheduled a special event for Sept. 15, with fans and investors expecting a refresh in the lineup of some of the company’s core products.

Apple seeks damages from Fortnite creator in App Store dispute

Apple Inc. on Tuesday filed counterclaims against Fortnite creator Epic Games asking for lost App Store fees and other damages, and seeking an order...

Apple prepares 75M 5G iPhones alongside new Watches and iPad

APPLE, INC. has asked suppliers to build at least 75 million 5G iPhones for later this year, roughly in line with last year’s launch, in a sign that demands for the company’s most important product is holding up in the midst of the global pandemic and recession.

Apple defeats Epic’s effort to restore Fortnite on App Store

APPLE, INC. was spared from having to immediately reinstate Epic Games, Inc.’s Fortnite on its App Store, an early court victory for the iPhone maker in an intensifying battle over the tolls charged to app makers.

Apple threatens to terminate Epic’s developer account

Apple Inc. threatened to remove Epic Games Inc.’s developer account, cut off its developer tools and limit its ability to supply key graphics technology to other apps in the latest skirmish in a battle over app store fees.

Apple’s new services off to a slow start in first year

APPLE, INC.’s newest services have yet to generate meaningful revenue, making it harder for the largest technology company to expand beyond the iPhone and other hardware.

Apple to remove carbon from supply chain, products

APPLE, INC. said on Tuesday it plans to remove carbon emissions from its entire business, including its products and sprawling supply chain, over the next decade.

G20 finance officials eye solution to digital tax row this year

WASHINGTON/BERLIN — Finance officials from the Group of 20 (G20) major economies on Saturday vowed to resolve major differences over taxing big tech companies and reach a broad, consensus-based solution on international taxation this year.

Apple expands news offerings with audio, local newspaper stories

Apple Inc. on Wednesday expanded its news offerings with audio versions of stories narrated by voice actors for subscribers, a morning newscast hosted by two journalists, and more access to local newspaper stories.

Crunch time for Apple in fight against $15 billion EU tax...

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN — Apple’s clash with EU competition regulators comes to a head on Wednesday as Europe’s second-highest court rules on whether it has to...

LinkedIn sued for spying on users with Apple device apps

Microsoft Corp.’s LinkedIn programmed its iPhone and iPad applications to divert sensitive information without users’ knowledge, according to a class-action lawsuit.

Tech companies suspend processing Hong Kong government data requests

Facebook Inc., Google Inc., and Twitter Inc. suspended processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong, they said on Monday, following China’s establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city.

Apple cancels some arcade games in strategy shift to keep subscribers

APPLE, INC. has shifted the strategy of its Apple Arcade gaming service, canceling contracts for some games in development while seeking other titles that it believes will better retain subscribers.

Apple will remove thousands of unlicensed iPhone games in China

Apple Inc. will start removing thousands of mobile games lacking government approval from its App Store in China next month, closing a loophole that the likes of Rockstar Games have relied on for years.

Apple lands first Golden Globe nominations; Netflix leads field

APPLE INC.’s television news drama The Morning Show scored three Golden Globe nominations on Monday, putting the iPhone maker in the running for its first major Hollywood awards as a new player in the crowded streaming entertainment market.

Netflix bets on anime to battle Disney, Apple in streaming wars

AS NETFLIX INC. prepares for a bruising battle against the Walt Disney Co. and Apple Inc. for streaming subscribers, it’s playing a card that may deliver enough of an edge to fend them off in Asia: Japanese anime.

High-tech gadgets for high-ranking executives

The demands of top executive posts can sometimes be too heavy to handle. But smart technological devices can help ease the workload. Here are...

Apple puts music streaming service on the Web, rivaling Spotify

APPLE INC. on Thursday launched its Apple Music service on the web, opening up access to users to who prefer a browser instead of an app.

Apple walked to $1 trillion; Amazon.com got there in a sprint

America went 242 years without a trillion-dollar company. Thirty-three days after getting the first, it now has two. And while Apple Inc. lumbered through the...

Huawei eyes smartphone lead after passing Apple

Shanghai, China -- China's Huawei on Friday said it could replace Samsung as the world's top smartphone maker by late next year, just days...

Huawei passes Apple in global market share for the first time

HUAWEI Technologies Co. pulled ahead of Apple, Inc. to claim the no. 2 position in global smartphone shipments in the second quarter just behind Samsung Electronics Co., solidifying the rise of Chinese competitors.

Huawei passes Apple in smartphone market share for the first time

Huawei Technologies Co. pulled ahead of Apple Inc. to claim the No. 2 position in global smartphone shipments in the second quarter just behind...

Facebook, Apple disagree on how to curb fake news for US...

APPLE and Facebook have figured out how to keep us glued to their devices and platforms. But they haven’t figured out how to curb the misinformation that plagued them during the 2016 election and have struggled to regain public trust. And now, in the run-up to the 2018 midterms, they certainly don’t agree on a solution.

Apple gets second supplier for OLED iPhone screens

Apple Inc. will soon land a second supplier for the organic light-emitting diode screens used in high-end iPhones, according to people familiar with the...

Apple partners with Oprah for original content push

APPLE INC. unveiled an original programming partnership with TV star and producer Oprah Winfrey, the iPhone maker’s biggest ally so far in a battle with Netflix Inc., Google and Amazon.com Inc. over the future of online video.

Apple to fuse iOS, Mac applications, making developer work go further

APPLE, INC. said it will combine the different software systems underpinning iPhone and Mac apps, creating a larger, more-attractive ecosystem for millions of developers.

Apple adds Isaac Asimov science fiction series to its television development...

LOS ANGELES — Isaac Asimov’s influential Foundation science fiction novels about the collapse and resurgence of a galactic empire are heading to Apple, Inc....

Apple said to start making chips for Mac in two years,...

APPLE, INC. is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel Corp., according to...

Apple is said to work on touchless control, curved iPhone screen

Apple Inc. is working on touchless gesture control and curved screens for future iPhones, projects that may help the company differentiate its most-important product...