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Apple's app store chief fends off attacks in antitrust trial

May. 06, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s top app store executive on Thursday faced an avalanche of documents unleashed Thursday by an Epic Games lawyer aiming to prove allegations that the iPhone maker has been gouging app makers as part of a scheme hatched by Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs....

Apple's 'walled garden' faces Epic attack in app store trial

May. 03, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s lucrative app store was alternately portrayed as a price-gouging monopoly and a hub of world-changing innovation during the preamble to a trial that may reshape the technological landscape. The contrasting portraits were drawn on...

Apple's app store goes on trial in threat to 'walled garden'

May. 02, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — On Monday, Apple faces one of its most serious legal threats in recent years: A trial that threatens to upend its iron control over its app store, which brings in billions of dollars each year while feeding more than 1.6 billion iPhones, iPads, and other devices. ...

NC House speaker: Transgender sports bill has been set aside

Apr. 29, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly won't advance legislation this year preventing transgender girls and women from competing in school sports labeled for biologically female athletes, a top legislative leader said. “The House will not be taking...

Apple profit soars in latest quarter on higher iPhone sales

Apr. 28, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

Demand for the iPhone and other Apple products drove profits to more than double in the January-March period as the tech giant continued to capitalize on smartphone addiction. Profits came to $23.6 billion, or $1.40 per share, while revenue climbed 54% to $89.6 billion in...

Apple's iPhone privacy clampdown arrives after 7-month delay

Apr. 26, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple is following through on its pledge to crack down on Facebook and other snoopy apps that secretly shadow people on their iPhones in order to target more advertising at users. The new privacy feature, dubbed “App Tracking Transparency,”...

Apple announces 1st East Coast campus in North Carolina

Apr. 26, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Apple is expanding spending in the U.S. and announced plans Monday to build its first East Coast campus, in North Carolina. The iPhone maker is boosting U.S. spending to $430 billion over the next five years and doubling its hiring plans by 20,000...

Apple unveils new products, schedules privacy crackdown

Apr. 20, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple spruced up its product line at an event Tuesday while slipping in quiet notice of a software update, now due next week, designed to enhance the privacy of iPhone users at the expense of digital advertisers such as Facebook. Timing for the...

Apple signals return of right-wing 'free speech' app Parler

Apr. 19, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

Apple said it has reached an agreement with the right-wing social app Parler that could lead to its reinstatement in the company's app store. Apple kicked out Parler in January over ties to the deadly Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol. In a letter to two Republican...

Chipmaker TSMC says revenue up 16.7% as demand surges

Apr. 09, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s biggest contract producer of processor chips, said Friday its revenue rose 16.7% in the latest quarter over a year ago as the global economy rebounded from the coronavirus pandemic. Revenue rose...