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Apple Has 12 Employees Arrested: Leaked Memo

'Leakers do not simply lose their jobs at Apple'

(Newser) - Irony alert: Apple uncovered 29 "leakers" in the company last year and had 12 of them arrested, according to an internal memo leaked to Bloomberg . "Leakers do not simply lose their jobs at Apple," the memo reads. "In some cases, they face jail time and massive... More »

Apple's Wozniak Dumps Facebook: 'More Negatives Than Positives'

Apple co-founder has deactivated his account over data commotion

(Newser) - One of the biggest names in tech says he's defecting from one of tech's biggest platforms. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told USA Today in an email Sunday he's leaving Facebook due to privacy concerns in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data-mining scandal. "Users provide every... More »

911 Calls Confirm Strange Workplace Hazard at Apple

'Um, I walked into a glass door'

(Newser) - Last month, reports emerged about a strange workplace hazard at Apple's sleek new headquarters in Cupertino. It seems that people keep walking head first into the glass walls at Apple Park. Now the San Francisco Chronicle confirms the news via 911 calls on three separate incidents in early January.... More »

Steve Jobs' Job Application From 1973 Had Some Errors

It's going on the auction block next month

(Newser) - A resume filled with typos from an applicant who said he had no phone and probably no way to get to work normally wouldn't end up anywhere else but the trash can, but in this case, it might fetch as much as $50,000 at auction. That's because... More »

Why Apple Is Reportedly Looking Into Mining Contracts

Experts fear shortage of cobalt, which is needed for iPhone batteries

(Newser) - Apple might have a battery problem on its hands. No, not that one . Apple needs cobalt for its iPhone batteries, but experts fear a potential shortage of the metal with the proliferation of electric vehicles, which require over 1,000 times more cobalt for their batteries than do smartphones. Bloomberg... More »

Apple's HQ Apparently Has a Weird Hazard for Workers

People are walking into glass walls

(Newser) - Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California, has been widely celebrated by architectural critics, but some employees are reportedly encountering a downside: They keep walking into the interior glass walls. MarketWatch reports on at least two incidents in which men walked into a wall seriously enough to require a call... More »

Fallout From Apple's Decision to Slow Phones Just Got Worse

SEC and the Justice Department are investigating

(Newser) - US authorities are investigating Apple's slowing of older iPhones, according to published reports. The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether Apple violated securities laws. In December, Apple apologized for the slowdown after a blogger'... More »

Apple May Alter Phone Lineup Like Never Before

It's rumored to be killing iPhone X before first birthday

(Newser) - Apple's most expensive iPhone ever might also be its shortest lived. A report from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities—dubbed "the king of Apple analysts" by Mashable —predicts Apple will end production of the iPhone X after shipping 18 million devices in the first quarter of 2018,... More »

iPhone Slowdown Will Soon Be Optional

But Tim Cook doesn't recommend you disable it

(Newser) - Apple has somewhat good news for users of older, slower iPhones who don't want to go out and buy a new battery. Tim Cook tells ABC News that a new iOS update—expected in early February, per the Verge —will allow iPhone users to disable Apple's deliberate... More »

Big Apple Announcement Is Show of Faith in America

Apple says it will build 2nd campus, hire 20K new workers in US

(Newser) - Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the US that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country's new tax law, the AP reports. The pledge announced... More »

Apple Investors Sound Alarm Over Products' 'Consequences'

They're worried about iPhone's impact on kids

(Newser) - Apple needs to do something about the "unintentional negative consequences" its products are having on children, two of the company's investors warn. In an open letter , Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers' Retirement System, which own about $2 billion in Apple stock between them, call for... More »

Apple Code Release Will Take Us Back to 1983

Apple's Lisa computer famously flopped that year

(Newser) - The source code for Apple's 1983 computer that cost $10,000, may have led to the ouster of Steve Jobs, and is widely seen as the tech giant's biggest ever flop could soon be yours. Al Kossow, software curator at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California,... More »

Apology Could 'Fundamentally Change' Apple

But investors should be celebrating, according to one source

(Newser) - When Apple apologized Thursday for deliberately—and secretly— slowing down older iPhones to make sure their batteries continue to function, it was an "extraordinary move," Business Insider reports. And that's not just because it was a rare apology from the company. Matt Weinberger writes that the apology... More »

Apple Apologizes for Secretly Slowing Down Old iPhones

It's offering $50 off replacement batteries

(Newser) - Apple says it is sorry about secretly slowing down older models of iPhone —and to make sure there are no hard feelings, it will offer battery replacements at a reduced price. In a letter on its website, the company says it would never "do anything to intentionally shorten... More »

Apple Reverses CEO's Pay Cut

Tim Cook gets massive bonus for exceeding sales targets

(Newser) - The pay cut that CEO Tim Cook and other Apple execs received after a rare slump in sales last year has been reversed—and then some. According to a Wednesday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, a cash bonus for exceeding the board's sales and profit targets boosted... More »

Apple Slowed iPhones, Forcing Owners to Buy New Ones: Suit

Apple hit with lawsuit Friday

(Newser) - iPhone owners from several states sued Apple Inc. 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... More »

3 Quotes That Explain Apple's iPhone Battery Confession

It is indeed slowing down older phones

(Newser) - Apple on Thursday copped to something users have long suspected: It slows down older iPhones. While conspiracy theorists have suggested it was part of a planned obsolescence gambit, Apple says it is, on the contrary, trying to make sure older phones continue to work. The admission came after Geekbench , a... More »

Apple Purchases Shazam

The sound-recognition app was one of the iPhone's first

(Newser) - Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones, the AP reports. The companies didn't disclose the price of the acquisition announced Monday. Technology news site Recode previously... More »

Students Working 11-Hour-Days to Assemble iPhones: Report

Teens say their school is 'forcing' them to do the work

(Newser) - Teenage students have been working illegal overtime to assemble the iPhone X at Apple's main supplier in Asia, six of them tell the Financial Times . The students, ages 17 to 19, say their school has been "forc[ing]" them to work at the factory in Zhengzhou, China, that is... More »

Jennifer Aniston Making TV Return With Reese Witherspoon

They're starring in and producing a new drama for Apple's streaming service

(Newser) - Friends star Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television and she's partnering with Reese Witherspoon, the AP reports. The Apple streaming service said Wednesday the actresses will star in and produce a behind-the-scenes drama series about a TV morning show. The new series marks a TV reunion for its... More »

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