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Several events this week pointed to Apple's future plans, including a promotion for designer Jony Ive, comments from operations head Jeff Williams, and a takeover of augmented reality firm Metaio. Jony Ive becomes Apple's Chief Design Officer On Monday Apple announced that Jony Ive was being promoted from senior VP of Design to a newly-created position, Chief Design Officer. The role will take Ive out of daily design duties and broaden his scope to include things like...
An SEC filing posted Friday reveals Apple CEO Tim Cook donated 50,000 shares of Apple stock worth more than $6.56 million to an unspecified charity, the latest gift in a flurry of philanthropic activity rarely seen with company executives. According to the Form 4 filing, Cook's gift was executed on Thursday with 50,000 shares of directly owned stock transferred to an unspecified organization. The Apple chief is obliged to disclose movement of owned shares, but is not...
Starting July 15, ridesharing service Uber will update its privacy policies to allow tracking of a user's location in the background, the company revealed in a blog post. The change is meant to "get people on their way more quickly," the company said. As it stands, the Uber mobile apps for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone can only fetch location once open, sometimes creating a slight delay. Another policy change will see the company ask for contact permissions in...
The Spaceship Ring of Apple's futuristic Campus 2 project in Cupertino, Calif. is incrementally on the rise as manufactured concrete slabs are stacked together and locked into place, as shown in a new aerial video depicting progress over the past several months. Apple Campus 2 Ring, viewed from the north Concrete void slabs are being trucked in to build an interlocking foundation and wall structure, which "serve as both the ceiling of one floor and support for the...
Social network Path on Friday announced the sale of its two flagship mobile apps, Path and Path Talk, to South Korean messaging company Daum Kakao -- in the process shutting down a major Talk feature called Places. No terms of the sale were disclosed, TechCrunch reported. Daum Kakao stated that "nearly everything" in the apps "will remain as is," but in a separate comment, Path added that Places is being disabled even though the company is "not currently ready to make...
As the news from Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference will be winding down, the company will be gearing up for its next major retail opening in New York City, officially scheduled for June 13, and AppleInsider has exclusive photos of the store. Photos courtesy of AppleInsider reader Ryan, of Traced, Inc.. Located at 940 Madison Ave. on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the new Apple Store is set to open in two weeks. The June 13 grand opening will fall after the...
OLED displays, which can offer power savings advantages over their LCD counterparts, have been rumored to arrive in Apple products for years. But with the launch of the Apple Watch, the company has finally opted to embrace OLED technology, which could pave the way for future devices, like the iPhone, to make the switch. Editor's note: Apple frequently introduces new technologies and features in a singular new product, then gradually brings them to other devices in its...
Apple once again ranked highest this year on an annual Consumer Reports satisfaction survey for computer support services, the magazine has revealed in its July issue. Apart from Apple scoring good reviews for its phone and online support options, four out of five Mac owners who used AppleCare said the service was able to solve their problem. Apple has maintained the highest score for overall satisfaction since Consumer Reports began surveying people on computer...
A logo created for the 110th anniversary of China's Fudan University --?one of the country's most prestigious institutions --?bears a striking resemblance to Apple's Touch ID emblem, spurring accusations of copyright infringement against the Shanghai-based school. The Fudan University logo appears to be a reflected version of the stylized Touch ID fingerprint, rotated onto its side. As first noted by Kotaku, Chinese netizens have compared the two, finding a nearly...
This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Shane Cole as we discuss Jony Ive's promotion, Mikey's Pixelmator review, our Watch Effect series, and Apple Watch news. Also, Shane has a word to say on Apple Watch quality assurance. AppleInsider staff members Mikey Campbell, Shane Cole, and Victor Marks discuss the top stories: Jony Ive promoted to Chief Design Officer Apple Watch owner fined $120 for changing songs from Watch while driving, and...
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