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Apple to assemble iPhones in India, technology minister says

Apple will begin assembling iPhones in India's tech hub of Bangalore over the next few months as the US company makes inroads into one of the world's fastest growing mobile markets.

EU commissioner: Ireland should collect tax benefits from Apple

The EU commissioner for competition called on Ireland on Tuesday to recover 13 billion euros (14 billion dollars) in tax benefits from US tech giant Apple after the company missed the payment deadline set by the EU.

Apple removes New York Times apps from China store, paper reports

Apple has complied with a request from Chinese authorities to remove two New York Times apps from its app store in China, the newspaper reported Thursday. 

EU levels 130-page accusation at Ireland over Apple tax case

The European Commission published 130 pages of legal reasoning Monday for its demand that Ireland recover 13 billion euros (13.6 billion dollars) in tax benefits from US tech giant Apple.

Apple introduces MacBook with touch screen functions

Seeking an advantage in the tough PC market Apple on Thursday introduced its new MacBook Pro in which a number of function keys have been replaced by a touch screen.

Apple earnings down, iPhone sales decline

Apple's latest results, posted Tuesday, showed a drop in revenue and declining iPhone sales.

Google takes on Apple with launch of new smartphones

Google officially launched its own smartphone on Tuesday in San Francisco, re-starting its challenge to Apple's iPhone.

Indonesia seeks to block gay dating apps

Indonesia is seeking to block gay-friendly mobile applications, an official said Friday, adding to a series of measures targeting sexual and gender minorities in the country.

Irish lawmakers approve appeal against EU's Apple tax ruling

Irish lawmakers late Wednesday approved the government's appeal of a European Commission ruling that said US technology giant Apple owed Ireland billion of dollars in back taxes.

Apple's iPhone 7 loses headphone jack, gains water resistance

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus gain water resistance in part by losing headphone jacks, making wireless listening mandatory.

Irish government to "defend integrity of tax system" in Apple appeal

The Irish government called Wednesday for parliamentary support in its appeal against the European Commission, which ruled last week that Ireland granted billions of dollars in illegal tax favours to US technology giant Apple.

Ireland plans legal action against EU over Apple tax decision

The Irish government agreed Friday to appeal a decision by the European Union which forces the country to collect billions of euros from US technology giant Apple, a spokesman said.

Apple chief slams EU's tax clawback attempt as "political crap"

The head of technology giant Apple sharply criticized the European Commission for its attempt to get the company to repay billions of euros for Irish tax benefits, dismissing the findings as "political crap" in an interview published Thursday.

With Apple, the EU takes on its biggest corporate tax case yet

The European Commission's decision that Apple must repay up to 13 billion euros (14.5 billion dollars) in illegal tax benefits granted by Ireland sets a new benchmark for its inquiries into corporate tax breaks provided by member states, dwarfing any previous repayment demands.

Apple accuses EU of interference in multibillion-euro tax ruling

Tech giant Apple decries a ruling by the EU's competition commissioner ordering it to repay Ireland billions in taxes, claiming that the bloc is interfering in the company's business in Europe.

Apple must repay Ireland up to 13 billion euros in illegal tax breaks

The US technology giant Apple must pay Ireland up to a record 13 billion euros (14.5 billion dollars) in illegally granted tax benefits, the European Commission ruled Tuesday, in an eagerly awaited landmark decision that Ireland now plans to appeal.

Reports: EU to rule against Apple's Irish tax arrangements

The European Commission is poised to announce that tax benefits offered to US technology giant Apple constitute illegal state aid, according to media reports late Monday.

Report: Google surpasses Apple as the world's most valuable brand

Google has overtaken Apple to take the top spot as the world's most valuable brand, according to an annual report released Wednesday.

Apple's Tim Cook meets Modi to discuss company's plans for India

Apple chief executive Tim Cook met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and shared his company's plans to expand in the country while also discussing issues such as cybersecurity and data encryption.

Apple's Tim Cook visits India in search of growth

Apple chief executive Tim Cook began a week-long trip to India on Wednesday with the announcement that the company would open a centre in Bangalore to support app makers as it looks to expand in one of the world's fastest-growing smartphone markets.

Apple's Tim Cook visits India with expansion plans

Apple chief executive Tim Cook began a week-long trip to India on Wednesday as the US technology giant looks to expand in one of the world's fastest-growing smartphone markets.

Apple invests 1 billion dollars in Chinese ride-hailing service

Apple on Friday said it has invested 1 billion dollars in Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing, a move that comes as Apple's sales in its second-largest market are falling.

Apple loss in "iPhone" trademark case sparks debate in China

The status of trademark protection was being debated in China Thursday after smartphone maker Apple lost an appeal in a Chinese court earlier in the week, clearing the way for a local company to continue making "iPhone"-branded leather goods.  

iPhone sales lag drags Apple revenue to first drop in 13 years

Waning sales of Apple's signature iPhone weighed on the company's second quarter results Tuesday, bringing the first year-on-year decline in revenue since 2003.

Apple revenue sees first fall in 13 years

Apple reported a drop in iPhone sales for the second quarter Tuesday, and with it the company's first fall in quarterly revenue in 13 years.

FBI opens iPhone without Apple's help

US authorities say in a court filing that they successfully accessed data stored on an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino terrorist attack, and dropped a demand that a court force Apple to hack the device for them.

Apple case delayed as FBI tries its own iPhone hack

A US judge cancelled a high-profile hearing between Apple and the FBI set for Tuesday after the FBI made the surprise announcement it may have found its own way to hack an iPhone at the center of the legal dispute.

Apple goes small at spring product debut

Apple debuted new, smaller versions of the iPhone and iPad Pro and a price cut for the Apple Watch at a subdued spring product event Monday, a day ahead of the company's courtroom showdown with the US government over encryption.

Apple chief: "we will not shrink" from fight over privacy

A day ahead of a court hearing over his refusal of a government order to hack the iPhone, Apple chief executive Tim Cook says the company "will not shrink" from the responsibility to help protect data and privacy.

Apple spring event Monday could bring news of smaller iPhones, iPads

Apple's spring product debuts Monday will technically remain secret until Apple chief executive Tim Cook unveils the season's new gadgets on stage at company headquarters.

Apple and FBI to face off in court

Weighing data security against public safety, the world's richest company is headed for a showdown with the FBI.

Apple to introduce new products on March 21

Apple is inviting media to a March 21 event at its headquarters in Silicon Valley, where the company is widely expected to introduce a new, smaller iPhone and the iPad's next generation.

Apple: Court must reverse "dangerous" FBI order

Apple responded in court Thursday to an order it hack an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino, California, terrorist attack, calling the FBI's demand unconstitutional, illegal and dangerous.

Gates breaks with Apple, Google on FBI phone order

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said the US government should be allowed to hack into an Apple iPhone belonging to a gunman who carried out a deadly shooting in California.

Google, WhatsApp back Apple in encryption fight with FBI

The heads of Google and WhatsApp Thursday threw their support behind Apple as it takes on a US government order to hack its own iPhone security, even as other leading tech voices remained silent in the debate.

Apple, FBI headed for showdown over San Bernardino encryption

Battle lines were being drawn Wednesday over a US federal judge's order that Apple help the FBI crack the encryption on an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino, California, terror attack.

New Apple app lets budding composers preserve instant song ideas

A new iOS app from Apple allows tyro songwriters and composers to capture and organize guitar riffs and other new musical ideas. The free app called Music Memos records voices and instruments in uncompressed audio using the iPhone’s built-in microphone.

Analyst: Apple Watch two-thirds of 2015 smartwatch sales

The Apple Watch led the world smartwatch market in 2015, making up two-thirds of all sales, according to market research published Friday.

Google parent Alphabet rivals Apple as top-valued company

Alphabet, the parent company of internet giant Google, surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company Monday, when investors snapped up stock after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings of nearly 5 billion dollars.

Report: Apple settles Italy tax evasion case for 318 million euros

Apple has agreed to pay 318 million euros (348 million dollars) to close a litigation case with Italian tax authorities, reports said Wednesday.