Apple’s 2013 holiday ad, “Misunderstood,” in which a teenager seems too interested in his iPhone 5s to interact with the rest of the family during a Christmas get-together, has received a Creative Arts Emmy Award.
Gazelle, the electronics trade-in site, has announced that it will lock in trade-in prices for your old iPhone now, and not require you to send the iPhone to them until your new iPhone arrives.
The Fair Labor Association (FLA) today published findings of Apple supplier audits it conducted last year. The group, who has been performing independent assessments of Apple’s supplier facilities since 2012, assessed Apple facilities in Shanghai and Changshu, China belonging to Apple parter Quanta.
Apple shareholder R. Andre Klein has filed a class action suit on behalf of Apple shareholders over the company’s employee anti-poaching agreement with other tech firms.
Apple has added China Telecom as a data center provider in China . A report from the Wall Street Journal says the move comes following 15 months of “stringent tests and evaluation” by the Fuzhou city government. Apple says all of the data on the servers is encrypted.
Apple has announced that it is banning the use of potentially hazardous chemicals benzene, a carcinogen that has been linked to leukemia when not handled properly, and n-hexande, which has been linked to nerve damage, in the final assembly process for both the iPhone and iPad.
Apple’s Phil Schiller Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge – Joins in Viral Campaign to Raise Money and Awareness For ALS
Apple’s Senior VP of Marketing, Phil Schiller, has joined the ranks of tech executives who have taken the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to join in the viral campaign to raise funds and awareness of the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Apple has released new versions of Safari to the public. The new versions, Safari 6.1.6 update for OS X Lion/Mountain Lion and Safari 7.0.6 update for OS X Mavericks, address security and WebKit issues.
New high resolution photos from Feld & Volk, vendor of luxury modified iPhones, show the best peek yet at what appear to be parts from an upcoming iPhone 6. The pics appear to show the front panel, a power button, and a mute switch from Apple’s upcoming handset.
Apple seeded Mavericks 10.9.5 build 13F14 to developers on Wednesday, just a little over a week after seeding build 13F12. Apple is asking developers to focus on USB, USB Smart Cards, Graphics, Safari, and Thunderbolt.
A murder suspect apparently asked Apple’s virtual assistant Siri for help in hiding the body of his victim. The accused also used his flashlight app on his iPhone for a total of 48 minutes on the same day.
Reuters reports that Apple is preparing to rollout its Healthkit development tools to health professionals across the United States. The company has been in talks with health providers at Mount Sinai, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins, and Allscripts to use the new system.
Apple has released a diversity report covering the sex and race of its employees around the globe. Typical for the tech industry, a majority of Apple’s workforce is male, the U.S. workforce is largely white, and only 3 of 10 Apple employees around the world are female.
Monday saw the California State Senate pass a bill to aid in protecting against smartphone theft by requiring all smartphones sold in the state to have a “kill switch” turned on automatically when a phone is first activated.
Bloomberg reports that Apple’s suppliers are gearing up for production on the next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini models. The publication says production for the iPad Air 2 is underway, and the 9.7-inch tablet will debut sometime late in the third quarter or early in the fourth quarter. Production of the 7.9-inch Retina iPad mini 2 is said to be ready to kickoff soon.
Apple was dealt a setback late last week, as it prepares to defend itself from another FaceTime patent lawsuit by “patent holding firm” VirnetX. The presiding judge issued a series of pre-trial rulings denying Apple’s motions to preemptively invalidate some of VirnetX’s patent claims.