April 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple expands global recycling programsCupertino, California — Apple today announced a major expansion of its recycling programs, quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhone to be disassembled by Daisy, its recycling robot. Daisy will disassemble and recycle select used iPhones returned to Best Buy stores throughout the US and KPN retailers in the Netherlands. Customers can also turn in their eligible devices to be recycled at any Apple Store or through apple.com as part of the Apple Trade In program. Apple has received nearly 1 million devices through Apple programs and each Daisy can disassemble 1.2…

April 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Qualcomm and Apple agree to drop all litigation* Agreement ends all ongoing litigation, including with Apple’s contract manufacturers * Companies have reached a global patent license agreement and a chipset supply agreementSan Diego and Cupertino, California — Qualcomm and Apple today announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide. The settlement includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm. The companies also have reached a six-year license agreement, effective as of April 1, 2019, including a two-year option to extend, and a multiyear chipset supply agreement. Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in…

April 11, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple tops clean energy goal with new supplier commitmentsCompany Spends $2.5 Billion in Environmental InitiativesCupertino, California — Apple today announced it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers that have committed to run their Apple production on 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number to 44. Because of this partnership between Apple and its suppliers, Apple will exceed its goal of bringing 4 gigawatts of renewable energy into its supply chain by 2020, with over an additional gigawatt projected within that timeframe. This comes one year after Apple announced that all of its global facilities are powered by 100…

March 27, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

ECG app and irregular rhythm notification on Apple Watch available today across Europe and Hong KongThe ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4, a direct-to-consumer product that enables customers to take an electrocardiogram right from their wrist, is available in Hong Kong and 19 European countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. In addition to receiving De Novo clearance in the US from the FDA, the ECG app1 and irregular rhythm notification2 are now CE marked and cleared in the European Economic Area. Part of the free watchOS 5.2 software update, the ECG app can capture heart rhythm…

March 26, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Art and form: Dancer Hope Boykin explores freedom with AirPodsIn her own words, Hope Boykin is a creator. She’s an educator, a mover and a motivator. And she’s also a bit of a techie. A self-proclaimed early adopter, Boykin laughs at her sometimes extreme lengths to get the latest iPhone, or strategically enlisting fellow company members to pick up AirPods for her while she was traveling in 2016. “I knew they were going to change everything,” Boykin says. At rehearsal, colleagues grilled her about whether they would like them, using Boykin as their own personal gadget reviewer. Boykin even relies on…

March 25, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple unveils Apple TV+, the new home for the world’s most creative storytellersApple’s Original Video Subscription Service in the All-New Apple TV App will Give Users Access to Exclusive Original Shows, Movies and DocumentariesCupertino, California — Apple today announced Apple TV+, the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers featuring exclusive original shows, movies and documentaries, coming this fall. Apple TV+, Apple’s original video subscription service, will feature a brand new slate of programming from the world’s most celebrated creative artists, including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, J.J. Abrams, Jason Momoa, M. Night Shyamalan,…

March 25, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple introduces Apple Arcade — the world’s first game subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living roomApple Arcade will Feature Brand New, Original Games from Acclaimed Indie Developers, Major Studios and Legendary Creators Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong and Will WrightCupertino, California — Apple today announced Apple Arcade, a game subscription service that will feature over 100 new and exclusive games, including original releases from renowned creators Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong, Will Wright and dozens more. Apple Arcade games will redefine games and be curated based on originality, quality, creativity, fun and their appeal to players of all ages. Apple Arcade will…

March 25, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Introducing Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by AppleBuilt on Simplicity, Transparency and Privacy, and Designed to Help Customers Lead a Healthier Financial LifeCupertino, California — Apple today announced Apple Card, an innovative, new kind of credit card created by Apple and designed to help customers lead a healthier financial life. Apple Card is built into the Apple Wallet app on iPhone, offering customers a familiar experience with Apple Pay and the ability to manage their card right on iPhone. Apple Card transforms the entire credit card experience by simplifying the application process, eliminating fees, encouraging customers…

March 25, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple launches Apple News+, an immersive magazine and news reading experienceSubscribers to Enjoy Personalized, Comprehensive Access to Over 300 Publications Within Apple NewsCupertino, California — Apple today announced Apple News+, a new subscription service that brings together over 300 popular magazines, leading newspapers and digital publishers into a beautiful, convenient and curated experience within the Apple News app. Available in the US and Canada, Apple News+ presents the best and most relevant articles to meet any range of interests from renowned publications such as Vogue, National Geographic Magazine, People, ELLE, The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. Apple News+ adds…

March 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

AirPods, the world’s most popular wireless headphones, are getting even betterNew AirPods Are Powered by the New H1 Chip and Feature 50 Percent More Talk Time, Hands-Free “Hey Siri” and the Option of a Wireless Charging CaseCupertino, California — Apple today announced new AirPods, the second generation of the world’s most popular wireless headphones. AirPods revolutionized the wireless audio experience with a breakthrough design and the new AirPods build on the magical experience customers love. The new Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, delivers performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free "Hey Siri.”…