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Apple Ties up with Salesforce to Bring Siri to More Business Apps
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Apple Ties up with Salesforce to Bring Siri to More Business Apps

The technology giant Apple has entered into a partnership with an American cloud computing company Salesforce for the purpose of building the iPhone maker's features such as its Siri voice assistant deeper into Salesforce's own mobile apps. Salesforce apps are widely used in the sales and marketing industries.   This is a beneficial deal for Salesforce and in turn, the company will build software tools so that the big businesses that use its back-end technology to power their own apps can make better products with features specific to iPhones and iPads.   "If you look at enterprise in general, voice has not been used as much as in consumer," Apple CEO Tim Cook said. "We're going to be able to provide the sales rep instant access to things using your voice instead of c...
Apple Becomes the First US Company to Hit $1 Trillion Market Cap
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Apple Becomes the First US Company to Hit $1 Trillion Market Cap

Apple has successfully hit the market capitalisation of $1 trillion and became the first US company to hit that target. This happened on Thursday as the iPhone maker became the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach $1 trillion. During the trading, after reporting powerful third quarter earnings, the company’s stock gained 2.92 per cent. The luxury phone maker excelled the estimates of analysts as well as its own projections. Also, it made a vigorous forecast of its next earnings in the fourth quarter. “The $1 trillion valuation was a significant milestone that gave Apple employees much to be proud of," Tim Cook, Chief Executive of the company said. "Financial returns are simply the result of Apple's innovation, putting our products and customers first, and always staying true to ...
Apple may Introduce Three New iPhones this Year
Tech

Apple may Introduce Three New iPhones this Year

Apple's $999 iPhone X may soon be old! Smartphone giant maker Apple is now gearing up to introduce three new iPhones this year. It is also reported that one of them will be more premium than the other two. The news is predicted by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo , who along with his team is well known for predicting details about Apple products launch. "We predict Apple will launch three new iPhone models in 2H18: 6.5-inch and 5.8- inch OLED models and a 6.1-inch TFT-LCD model, all equipped with a full-screen design and TrueDepth Camera (front 3D sensing), as with iPhone X," Kuo wrote in Monday's note. It is predicted that Apple is preparing two iPhones which will be targeting "high-end market", in the report. However, the third model will be for the lower-end market which may be pri...
Apple Apologizes After Outcry Over Slowed iPhones
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Apple Apologizes After Outcry Over Slowed iPhones

Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good. In a posting on its website Thursday, Apple apologized over its handling of the battery issue and said it would make a number of changes for customers “to recognize their loyalty and to regain the trust of anyone who may have doubted Apple’s intentions.” Apple made the move to address concerns about the quality and durability of its products at a time when it is charging $999 for its newest flagship model, the iPhone X. The company said it would cut the price of an out-of-warranty battery replacement from $79 to $29 for an iPhone 6 or later, starting ...
2017 Was A Very Happy Year For Apple’s Tim Cook With A Total Payout Cheque Of $102M
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2017 Was A Very Happy Year For Apple’s Tim Cook With A Total Payout Cheque Of $102M

Turns out the year 2017 for iPhone maker Apple Inc's chief executive officer Tim Cook was very happy. In a recent regulatory filing by Apple, it was revealed that Tim received a 74 percent increase in his annual bonus for fiscal 2017. Cook's incentive pay totaled around $9.3 million for the year ending September. He also took home $3.06 million in salary and a previously disclosed equity award of $89.2 million, bringing his total payout for the year to about $102 million. According to Bloomberg, his top five lieutenants each got bonuses of $3.11 million, bringing their total compensation to about $24.2 million each, including salaries and stock awards. Apple has increased the proportion of performance shares in its equity awards, which boosts potential future earnings for the ...
Apple Sued by iPhone Owners Over Intentional Slowing of Older iPhones
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Apple Sued by iPhone Owners Over Intentional Slowing of Older iPhones

AP- iPhone owners from several states sued Apple for not disclosing sooner that it issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer, saying Apple's silence led them to wrongly conclude that their only option was to buy newer, pricier iPhones. The allegations were in a lawsuit filed on Thursday in Chicago federal court on behalf of five iPhone owners from Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina, all of whom say they would never have bought new iPhones had Apple told them that simply replacing the batteries would have sped up their old ones. The suit alleges Apple violated consumer fraud laws. A similar lawsuit was filed on Thursday in Los Angeles. Both suits came a day after Apple confirmed what high-tech sleuths outside the company a...
Apple’s Tim Cook Says Developers Have Earned $17B From China App Store
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Apple’s Tim Cook Says Developers Have Earned $17B From China App Store

Apple Inc’s chief executive Tim Cook said developers using its platform in China number 1.8 million and have earned a total 112 billion yuan ($16.93 billion), representing roughly a quarter of total global App Store earnings. Cook shared the data on Sunday during a speech at China’s top public cyber policy forum, organised by the Cybersecurity Administration of China (CAC), which oversees internet regulation including censorship. Earlier this year, Apple said that developers had earned roughly $70 billion in total revenue through the store. Apple is facing criticism from local users and rights groups for bowing to pressure from Beijing cyber regulators after it decided to remove hundreds of apps from its Chinese store this year, including messaging apps and virtual private network (VPN)...
Be Intellectually Honest And Have The Courage To Change Says Apple CEO Tim Cook
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Be Intellectually Honest And Have The Courage To Change Says Apple CEO Tim Cook

Starting out with his conversation and speaking to an audience of students and to be entrepreneurs at the opening of the Foundry startup hub in Oxford, UK, Cook talked about his early life and what are the key elements to succeed as a CEO and as an entrepreneur. Back when Tim Cook was 21(1988), he says "I wanted to find a job that I loved and I wanted to love the work I did." Having grown up in a "very lower middle-class family" and watching his father working a "blue-collared job" for his family and not doing the thing he would love. Soon after his undergraduate school Tim realized that "the purpose of life is not to love your job. It was to serve humanity in a broad way and the outcome of that would mean that you would love your job." He also says that "after joining Apple, I re...
Chinese State Media Report Bloated Battery in Apple’s iPhone 8
CHINA

Chinese State Media Report Bloated Battery in Apple’s iPhone 8

A fresh case of Apple Inc’s new iPhone popping open due to a swollen battery has been reported in state media in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market where the U.S. firm is seeking to revive faltering sales. The incident comes as Apple investigates similar cases reported in Taiwan and Japan of batteries in its latest iPhone 8 Plus becoming bloated, causing the device’s casing to open. On its website on Thursday, China’s state-backed ThePaper.cn cited an iPhone buyer surnamed Liu as saying his newly purchased iPhone 8 Plus arrived cracked open on Oct. 5. There was no sign of scorching or an explosion. Liu told ThePaper he bought the handset through online marketplace of JD.com Inc. He said he did not charge the new device and returned it to the seller. Pictures taken by ...
Know What Apple’s Invite For The Launch On 12 September Whispers
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Know What Apple’s Invite For The Launch On 12 September Whispers

The business is real now! World is going crazy about the much awaited Apple's new iPhone 8 launch event. Techies all around the globe have been making assumptions as about what would be the probable features of the awaited iPhone 8. Apple recently sent the invitation of the launch event which is about to happen on 12th of September at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino. The invitation that was sent (see below) seemed pretty amazing. It seems to provide glimpse of what is about to happen at the event.   Joanna Stern, Wall Street Journal's Personal Technology Columnist, analyzed te invite and came up wit te teory tat te event will see launc of 3 Apple ipones.   If you look really closely, and hold your face to your screen like a Magic Eye, you can see three i...
Was That An iPhone 8 That Tim Cook Was Carrying In His Pocket
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Was That An iPhone 8 That Tim Cook Was Carrying In His Pocket

People have been going crazy ever since last year to get a peek of Apple's new iPhone 8. The internet has been taken over with dummies of the iPhone 8 model and there are about a thousand videos describing about the probable specs of iPhone 8 alone. It is understood that the device is somewhere being tested in Apple's labs and very much exists. However, Apple CEO Tim Cook might be using one and he might have flaunted us a glimpse of it. Tim recently uploaded a picture of him with team members at CTS in Cincinnati, where he seemed to carry an iPhone 8 in his pocket. Besides there was no confirmation about it, people realized that the phone was too tall to be an iPhone 7 and too narrow to be a 7 Plus. "Looks like Tim Cook is carrying an iPhone 8 in his pocket. It is too tall to be an...