Ireland finds itself in the spotlight following Apple executive’s testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Tax Strategies, and the ultra-low tax nation is now calling for an international crackdown on tax dodging by multinational corporations.
Apple’s iPad still accounts for a huge 89.28% of tablet e-commerce website traffic, this despite the growing competition from other tablets. The Apple device also grabs more money on a per-user basis than any other tablet.
While discussing Apple’s U.S. based operations at the Senate hearings regarding Apple’s tax strategies, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that Apple’s upcoming “Made in the USA” Mac will be assembled in the great state of Texas.
Apple has rolled out the ability to pay for purchases from their German online Apple Store via PayPal. The feature appears to be limited to Germany at the moment, but could portend a roll out to other countries.
Apple has added five new patent infringement accusations to its ongoing litigation against Samsung. The latest targets are the South Korean company’s new flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, and the Google Now service for Android.
It has been a while since Apple has given us anything new – but as of this moment, the Apple Store is down! Tonight, it greets us once more with its cheerful “we’ll be back!” teaser.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer testified in front of the Senate Committee on Tax Strategies today, and MacTrast has the highlights of their opening comments, and also comments made by others involved in the hearing.
New research has been released showing that Apple’s customer base is the most loyal and devoted of any computer company.
Chinese environmental activist group Friends of the Earth HK claims Apple’s flagship Causeway store in Hong Kong is a major contributor to light pollution in the surrounding area. Friends of the Earth HK says light from the store’s 500 lamps and spotlights can be seen as far as 700 meters away at night.
Apple is once again the number one brand name in the world, as the company once again takes the top spot in the yearly BrandZ ranking of the world’s most valuable corporate brands.
As Apple takes fire for its low international tax rates, thanks to housing its corporate subsidies in Ireland, the Irish government has spoken out on the subject, saying its laws are not to blame.
The U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations accused Apple of being the mastermind of tax evasion practices that it says are unique to the iOS device maker. The remarks took place in the opening of a hearing Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to testify at on Tuesday.
Apple has released a statement outlining testimony due to be delivered this week to the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation by Apple CEO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer, and head of tax operations Phillip A. Bullock.
The NPD Group’s latest numbers on domestic Mac sales shows that sales are about even year-over-year for the month of April. One analyst sees that as a potentially positive thing for Apple.
Apple’s retail stores in the United States not only make more money than any other store per square foot, they also take the crown when you measure things via revenue per visitor.
With all of the talk around wearable computing lately, most notably Google’s Project Glass, many might wonder how Steve Jobs would have felt about Google Glass, and the potential for Apple to enter that market with a competing product. Jeff Soto recalls a moment from his time as an Audio Test Engineer at Apple that could provide some food for thought