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Apple marketing head Phil Schiller and designer Marc Newson made an appearance at today's viewing event for the Apple Watch at the Salone del Mobile, a furniture design fair currently underway in Milan, Italy. As planned, the viewing took place at Carlo e Camilla in Segheria, an upscale restaurant, according to Macitynet.it. The different Watch ranges were displayed in glass-topped tables like those in Apple Stores. Visitors were also able to arrange for try-on...
The unprecedented financial success Apple has seen since Tim Cook took over as chief executive makes him the best corporate leader in America when it comes to pay versus performance, according to a new Bloomberg executive ranking. Cook's $65.2 million in 2014 compensation amounts to just 0.2 percent of Apple's $28.6 billion "economic profit" since 2012, Bloomberg notes. No other chief executive boasts a ratio equal to or lower than Cook's. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella...
Two photos posted on Twitter today by British cyclist and ex-rugby player Will Carling show what appear to be unreleased Apple products, including a red version of the Apple Watch sport band and a folding UK wall adapter. Carling said that the folding charger was gifted to him by lead Apple designer Jony Ive. The provenance of the sport band is unclear, but might also have come from Ive, who is a fellow Brit and a rugby fan, MacRumors noted. Between 1988 and 1996,...
Apple is preparing to launch its NFC-based mobile payments service in Canada this fall, a Friday report says, marking the first time Apple Pay would be officially offered outside of the United States. Apple is reportedly in discussions with Royal Bank of Canada,Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and National Bank of Canada, according to the Wall Street Journal. That group makes up the top six largest banks...
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a probe into whether investors and other parties were properly informed about bonds being put towards the Los Angeles Unified School District's failed iPad program, a report said on Friday. The inquiry is still informal, but was discovered in documents provided to the Los Angeles Times. The SEC itself has refused to confirm or deny anything, but the school district said it recently met with an SEC attorney, and...
Already a showpiece of technical innovation, Apple's 12-inch Retina MacBook appears to have one more trick up it sleeve in the form of a new, in-house SSD controller likely born of the company's 2011 acquisition of Israeli firm Anobit. Apple's new in-house SSD controller, via iFixit The new chip bears part number 338S00055, and while it isn't screened with with an Apple logo --?as most of the company's bespoke silicon is --?semiconductor analysis firm ChipWorks...
This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news. Neil, Shane and Steve discuss their Apple Watch try-on experience and impressions, WWDC 2015 speculation, hopes and fixes for the anticipated iOS 9, and more. This week, AppleInsider staff members Neil Hughes, Shane Cole, and Stephen Robles discuss the top stories: Apple Watch try-on impressions WWDC 2015...
Apple's retail website was recently updated to reflect upcoming availability of a new Workshop called Apple Watch Basics, suggesting the company plans to roll out device training sessions for early Watch buyers from day one. The Apple Watch Basics workshop is showing up as a Concierge option on a few individual Apple Store pages, allowing customers to set appointments for April 24 at locations like Xidan Joy City in China. Reservations can also be made through the...
In the buildup to Apple Watch's debut next week, Yelp on Thursday updated its app with support for the wearable, bringing direct wrist access to tentpole features like nearby businesses, reviews, address lookups and more. Yelp version 9.7.1 appears to be a special update dedicated to adding support for Apple Watch, a device primed for use with retail discovery and navigation services. With Apple Watch compatibility, Yelp helps users find nearby hotspots like...
It appears Apple has filled the shoes of former PR chief Katie Cotton, as the company's Leadership webpage now lists former interim communications chief Steve Dowling as VP of Communications. Dowling's executive profile was officially added to Apple's website on Thursday, saying the new head of communications reports directly to CEO Tim Cook. The announcement come nearly one year after Cotton retired in May of 2014 after 18 years of service, much of that time spent...
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