Saturday, September 18, 2021

Apple

Apple expected to unveil new iPhones as part of 5G push

Apple last year introduced its iPhone 12, which featured a new look and its first devices with 5G connectivity. This year, analyst expect modest hardware upgrades and a deeper focus on 5G.

Apple to hold event on Sept 14, new iPhones expected

The new line of smartphones are expected to expand the Portrait mode feature to video and also have higher-quality video recording format, Bloomberg reports.

Apple plans to loosen App Store payment policy

Developers of the digital content apps will be able to link to their websites where users can create or manage accounts.

South Korea bans app payment monopolies in world first

The Korean law will offer users a choice of app payment providers, allowing them to bypass charges set by the store owner.

Apple update will check iPhones for images of child sexual abuse

Apple's iPhone messaging app will also use machine learning to recognise and warn children and their parents when receiving or sending sexually explicit photos.

Tech giants’ profits soar in pandemic boom but regulation looms

Analysts say it's likely that these latest results will lead to further calls for regulatory scrutiny to curb their dominance.

Xiaomi grabs number two spot in surging smartphone market, survey shows

Samsung holds its top position with Apple in third place and Oppo and Vivo in fourth and fifth.

Apple faces employee resistance in office return plan

At least 80 employees have signed a letter calling for more flexibility for those who have been working remotely for more than a year.

Apple blueprints stolen by cyber-criminal gang for ransom

It is understood the cyber-criminals are asking for tens of millions of dollars in ransom.

Apple facing lawsuit by Indian engineer who claims ancestry led to discrimination

The technical engineer says she was forced to resign from her job after tolerating years of discrimination by other South Asian employees.

Britain launches competition probe into Apple’s App Store

The Competition and Markets Authority says it will examine Apple's position regarding the distribution of apps on its iPhones, iPads and other devices in Britain.

Apple Malaysia joins other giants as best taxpayers in 2020

Some RM123 billion in taxes was collected in 2020, achieving LHDN's revised target.

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