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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Report Analysis

Corporate Events

Positive

Manchester United Soars on Report That Apple Is...

2022-11-25 17:57:00

Manchester United plc (NYSE:MANU) was surging on Nov. 25, 2022 on a report that Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) is interested in buying the profess...

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at Afrotech Conference, Nov-13-2022

2022-11-16 17:40:00

Apple Inc. Presents at Afrotech Conference, Nov-13-2022 . Venue: Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, United States. Speakers: Alisha Johs...

Positive

Apple Inc. Announces Emergency SOS via Satellit...

2022-11-15 13:00:00

Apple Inc. announced its groundbreaking safety service Emergency SOS via satellite is now available to customers in the US and Canada. Availab...

Positive

Apple to Seek Acquisitions

2022-10-27 21:00:00

Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) will look for acquisitions. Chief executive Officer Tim Cook said, "In terms of acquisitions, we averaged about 1 p...

Positive

Apple Declares A Cash Dividend Payable on Novem...

2022-10-27 20:30:00

Apple's board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.23 per share of the Company's common stock. The dividend is payable on November ...

Positive

Apple Inc., $ 0.23, Cash Dividend, Nov-04-2022

2022-10-27 00:00:00

Apple Inc., $ 0.23, Cash Dividend, Nov-04-2022

Neutral

Tranche Update on Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL)'s ...

2022-10-27 00:00:00

From June 26, 2022 to September 24, 2022, the company has repurchased 160,172,000 shares, representing 1% for $25,192.75 million. With this, t...

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at Developer Productivity E...

2022-10-20 00:00:00

Apple Inc. Presents at Developer Productivity Engineering Summit 2022, Nov-02-2022 . Venue: The Midway, San Francisco, United States.

Positive

Apple Inc. Unveils Completely Redesigned IPad i...

2022-10-18 15:03:00

Apple Inc. introduced the new iPad(R) with an all-screen design featuring a large 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display. The new iPad is powered by ...

Positive

Apple Inc. Introduces Next-Generation iPad Pro,...

2022-10-18 15:00:00

Apple Inc. announced the new iPad Pro with the M2 chip, delivering the ultimate combination of portability, versatility, and unbelievable perf...

Positive

Apple Inc. Introduces the Powerful Next-Generat...

2022-10-18 15:00:00

Apple Inc. announced the next generation of Apple TV® 4K — more powerful, entertaining, and affordable than ever, and offering impressive cine...

Neutral

Apple Music and Mercedes-Benz Bring Premium Imm...

2022-10-16 18:00:00

Apple and Mercedes-Benz announced that Apple Music’s highly acclaimed Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos is now available as a native ...

Neutral

Apple Inc., Q4 2022 Earnings Call, Oct 27, 2022

2022-09-29 17:52:00

Apple Inc., Q4 2022 Earnings Call, Oct 27, 2022

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at World Aviation Festival ...

2022-09-29 14:35:00

Apple Inc. Presents at World Aviation Festival 2022, Oct-04-2022 . Speakers: Mark Sargent, Worldwide Industry Lead.

Neutral

Terrapinn Holdings Ltd, World Aviation Festival...

2022-09-29 12:21:00

Terrapinn Holdings Ltd, World Aviation Festival 2022, Oct 04, 2022 through Oct 06, 2022.

Neutral

Blavity, Inc., Afrotech Conference, Nov 13, 202...

2022-09-28 10:26:00

Blavity, Inc., Afrotech Conference, Nov 13, 2022 through Nov 17, 2022. Venue: Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, United States.

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at Spinnaker Summit, Oct-24...

2022-09-21 12:30:00

Apple Inc. Presents at Spinnaker Summit, Oct-24-2022 05:25 PM. Venue: Detroit, United States. Speakers: Benjamin Powell, Software Engineer, Jo...

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at ArgoCon, Sep-19-2022

2022-09-21 11:04:00

Apple Inc. Presents at ArgoCon, Sep-19-2022 . Venue: Mountain View, United States. Speakers: Andrey Velichkevich, Senior Software Engineer.

Positive

Humixx Launches the Truly Full Protection Cases...

2022-09-11 15:00:00

Apple has introduced an all-new iPhone lineup, meeting Dynamic Island with iPhone 14 Pro. Humixx is ready to welcome the latest iPhone 14 seri...

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at Heart Rhythm Society's C...

2022-09-10 05:20:00

Apple Inc. Presents at Heart Rhythm Society's Cardiovascular Digital Health Summit, Sep-08-2022 . Venue: San Diego, California, United States....

Positive

Apple Inc. Reveals Apple Watch Series 8 and the...

2022-09-07 18:31:00

Apple® introduced Apple Watch® Series 8 and the new Apple Watch SE®, which bring technology and performance, and important safety innovations ...

Positive

Apple Announces the Next Generation of AirPods Pro

2022-09-07 18:31:00

Apple announced the second generation of AirPods Pro, the most advanced AirPods ever. With the power of the new H2 chip, AirPods Pro unlock br...

Positive

Apple Fitness+ Available to All Iphone Users in...

2022-09-07 18:31:00

Apple announced that Apple Fitness+, the fitness and wellness service designed to be welcoming to all, will be available for all iPhone users ...

Positive

Apple Introduces iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus

2022-09-07 18:31:00

Apple® introduced iPhone® 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, featuring two sizes 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches in a sophisticated design with impressive camer...

Positive

Apple Debuts iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

2022-09-07 18:31:00

Apple® announced iPhone® 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, a new design that introduces an intuitive way to experience iPhone — and the Always-On ...

Positive

Apple® Announces Apple Watch Ultra™

2022-09-07 17:40:00

Apple® announced Apple Watch Ultra™, which brings a new bold design and a wide range of features built for endurance, exploration, and adventu...

Positive

Aurora Innovation Reportedly Mulls Possible Sal...

2022-09-02 19:56:00

Aurora Innovation, Inc. (NasdaqGS:AUR Chief Executive Chris Urmson recently outlined several options for the self-driving tech firm to combat ...

Negative

Settlement Reached in eBooks Class Actions

2022-08-29 17:00:00

Class action lawsuits commenced against Apple Inc. and Apple Canada Inc. and certain eBook Publishers, alleging the price of eBooks sold in Ca...

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at CODE 2022, Sep-06-2022

2022-08-29 13:34:00

Apple Inc. Presents at CODE 2022, Sep-06-2022 . Venue: Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angels, California, United States. Speakers: Timothy D. Cook,...

Neutral

The Linux Foundation, ArgoCon, Sep 19, 2022 thr...

2022-08-23 15:13:00

The Linux Foundation, ArgoCon, Sep 19, 2022 through Sep 21, 2022. Venue: Mountain View, United States.

Neutral

The Linux Foundation, Spinnaker Summit, Oct 24,...

2022-08-23 15:13:00

The Linux Foundation, Spinnaker Summit, Oct 24, 2022 through Oct 25, 2022. Venue: Detroit, United States.

Neutral

Apple Inc. Adopts Amended and Restated Bylaws

2022-08-19 20:31:00

On August 17, 2022, Apple Inc. Board approved and adopted amended and restated bylaws, which became effective the same day.

Neutral

Heart Rhythm Society, Inc., Pluto Health, Inc.,...

2022-08-17 18:09:00

Heart Rhythm Society, Inc., Pluto Health, Inc., Heart Rhythm Society's Cardiovascular Digital Health Summit, Sep 08, 2022 through Sep 10, 2022...

Neutral

Vox Media, Vox Media, Inc., CODE 2022, Sep 06, ...

2022-08-15 14:23:00

Vox Media, Vox Media, Inc., CODE 2022, Sep 06, 2022 through Sep 08, 2022. Venue: Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angels, California, United States.

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at KUBECON + CLOUDNATIVECON...

2022-08-03 16:00:00

Apple Inc. Presents at KUBECON + CLOUDNATIVECON 2022 - NA, Oct-24-2022 . Venue: Detroit, Michigan, United States. Speakers: Chris Hein, Softwa...

Negative

France-Based iOS Developers Teams Up with U.S. ...

2022-08-01 16:42:00

Hagens Berman announced filing of Class-Action Lawsuit Against Apple’s App Store Fees. Berman also led his firm to win a suit against Apple an...

Positive

Apple Inc. has announced a Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has announced a Fixed-Income Offering. Security Name: Notes due 2029 Security Type: Corporate Bond/Note (Non Convertible)

Positive

Apple Inc. has completed a Fixed-Income Offerin...

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has completed a Fixed-Income Offering in the amount of $998.76 million. Security Name: 3.250% Fixed rate Notes due August 8, 202...

Positive

Apple Inc. has announced a Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has announced a Fixed-Income Offering. Security Name: Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Notes due 2032 Security Type: Corporate Bond/...

Positive

Apple Inc. has completed a Fixed-Income Offerin...

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has completed a Fixed-Income Offering in the amount of $1.49823 billion. Security Name: 3.35% Senior Unsecured Notes due August ...

Negative

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC has been added as the C...

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

BofA Securities, Inc. has been added as the Co-...

2022-08-01 00:00:00

BofA Securities, Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC has been added as th...

2022-08-01 00:00:00

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

Barclays Capital Inc. has been added as the Co-...

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Barclays Capital Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. has been added as...

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC has been added as the ...

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Positive

Apple Inc. has announced a Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has announced a Fixed-Income Offering. Security Name: Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Notes due 2052 Security Type: Corporate Bond/...

Positive

Apple Inc. has completed a Fixed-Income Offerin...

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has completed a Fixed-Income Offering in the amount of $1.738433 billion. Security Name: 3.95% Senior Unsecured Notes due August...

Negative

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC has been added as the C...

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

BofA Securities, Inc. has been added as the Co-...

2022-08-01 00:00:00

BofA Securities, Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC has been added as th...

2022-08-01 00:00:00

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

Barclays Capital Inc. has been added as the Co-...

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Barclays Capital Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. has been added as...

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC has been added as the ...

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Positive

Apple Inc. has announced a Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has announced a Fixed-Income Offering. Security Name: Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Notes due 2062 Security Type: Corporate Bond/...

Positive

Apple Inc. has completed a Fixed-Income Offerin...

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has completed a Fixed-Income Offering in the amount of $1.2456 billion. Security Name: 4.1% Senior Unsecured Notes due August 08...

Positive

Apple Inc. Declares Cash Dividend, Payable on A...

2022-07-28 20:30:00

Apple Inc.’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.23per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on Augus...

Positive

Apple Inc., $ 0.23, Cash Dividend, Aug-05-2022

2022-07-28 00:00:00

Apple Inc., $ 0.23, Cash Dividend, Aug-05-2022

Neutral

Tranche Update on Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL)'s ...

2022-07-28 00:00:00

From March 27, 2022 to June 25, 2022, the company has repurchased 142,674,000 shares, representing 0.88% for $21,702.04 million. With this, th...

Neutral

Snorkel AI, Inc., Second Annual the Future of D...

2022-07-21 19:00:00

Snorkel AI, Inc., Second Annual The Future of Data-Centric AI Conference, Aug 03, 2022 through Aug 04, 2022.

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at Second Annual The Future...

2022-07-21 19:00:00

Apple Inc. Presents at Second Annual The Future of Data-Centric AI Conference, Aug-03-2022 .

Neutral

T-Mobile and Apple Join forces to Make IT Easy ...

2022-07-21 13:05:00

T-Mobile is joining forces with Apple to introduce a plan JUST for small businesses that tackles pain points they face keeping their business ...

Neutral

The Linux Foundation, KUBECON + CLOUDNATIVECON ...

2022-07-09 12:06:00

The Linux Foundation, KUBECON + CLOUDNATIVECON 2022 - NA, Oct 24, 2022 through Oct 28, 2022. Venue: Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Negative

Lieff Cabraser LLP, Stiegler Law Firm LLC, and ...

2022-07-01 23:21:00

On July 1, 2022, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, Stiegler Law Firm LLC, and Robert B. Landry III PLC filed a federal lawsuit on behal...

Neutral

Apple Inc., Q3 2022 Earnings Call, Jul 28, 2022

2022-07-01 13:08:00

Apple Inc., Q3 2022 Earnings Call, Jul 28, 2022

Positive

Apple Provides Developers with Even More Powerf...

2022-06-06 21:15:00

Apple announced that it unveiled new tools, technologies, and APIs designed to help developers create even richer experiences for their users....

Positive

Apple Provides Developers with Even More Powerf...

2022-06-06 21:15:00

WeatherKit is available to developers through both native Swift and REST APIs, and comes with 500,000 API calls per month included with an App...

Positive

Apple Previews iPadOS 16 and Takes Versatility ...

2022-06-06 18:46:00

Apple previewed iPadOS® 16, a major update that makes the iPad® experience even more versatile. Taking advantage of the power of the M1 chip, ...

Positive

Apple Previews iPadOS 16 and Takes Versatility ...

2022-06-06 18:46:00

Apple previewed iPadOS® 16, a major update that makes the iPad® experience even more versatile. iPadOS 16 brings new powerful features that ma...

Positive

Apple Unveils M2, Taking Breakthrough Performan...

2022-06-06 18:31:00

Apple announced M2, beginning the next generation of Apple silicon designed specifically for the Mac(R). Built using second-generation 5-nanom...

Positive

Watchos 9 Delivers New Ways to Stay Connected, ...

2022-06-06 17:55:00

Apple previewed watchOS 9, which brings new features and enhanced experiences to the world’s leading wearable operating system. Apple Watch® u...

Positive

Apple Unveils an All-New Lock Screen Experience...

2022-06-06 17:43:00

Apple® previewed iOS 16, delivering the biggest update ever to the Lock Screen, and new sharing, communication, and intelligence features that...

Neutral

Apple Inc., Apple’s Worldwide Developers Confer...

2022-05-28 05:12:00

Apple Inc., Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Jun 06, 2022.

Neutral

Apple Inc., Apple’s Worldwide Developers Confer...

2022-05-28 05:12:00

Apple Inc., Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Jun 06, 2022.

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at Apple’s Worldwide Develo...

2022-05-28 05:12:00

Apple Inc. Presents at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Jun-06-2022. Presentation Date(s): Jun-06-2022.

Positive

Apple Unveils New Apple Watch Pride Edition Bands

2022-05-24 13:00:00

Apple is releasing two new Pride Edition bands with dynamic Pride watch faces in support of the global LGBTQ+ community and equality movement....

Positive

Electronic Arts Reportedly Looking to Sell or Merge

2022-05-20 00:00:00

Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA) recently pursued a merger with NBCUniversal, and also held potential acquisition talks with The Walt Disney...

Negative

Parents Sues Apple, Luxshare-ICT, Inc. and Luxs...

2022-05-17 14:34:00

The parents of a San Antonio, Texas, boy are suing tech giant Apple and its partner companies for damages caused when the volume in their son'...

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon...

2022-05-09 17:44:00

Apple Inc. Presents at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022, May-16-2022 through May-20-2022. Presentation Date & Speakers: May-18-2022, Bowen...

Neutral

Tranche Update on Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL)'s ...

2022-04-29 10:12:00

From December 26, 2021 to March 26, 2022, the company has repurchased 141,934,000 shares, representing 0.87% for $22,909.17 million. With this...

Positive

Apple Inc. Declares Cash Dividend, Payable on M...

2022-04-28 20:30:00

Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.23per share of the Company’s common stock, an increase of 5 percent. The dividen...

Neutral

ACOM Brings Apple Pay to Its “AC Master Card” Holders

2022-04-28 02:00:00

Acom Co., Ltd. brings Apple Pay to its "AC MasterCard" holders. Apple Pay is a safer way to pay contactless where customers do not need to han...

Neutral

Apple Inc. has closed its Shelf Registration da...

2022-04-28 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has closed its Shelf Registration dated April 25, 2014 in the amount of $405.6 million. Security Name: Common Stock Securities ...

Positive

Apple Inc., $ 0.23, Cash Dividend, May-06-2022

2022-04-28 00:00:00

Apple Inc., $ 0.23, Cash Dividend, May-06-2022

Positive

Apple Inc. announces an Increase in Equity Buyback.

2022-04-28 00:00:00

On April 28, 2022, the company announced an increase in its equity buyback plan. The company increased its authorization by $90,000 million, t...

Positive

Apple Myeongdong Opens on April 9, in South Korea

2022-04-06 23:30:00

Apple® previewed Apple Myeongdong, a new retail store located in the center of Seoul’s vibrant and bustling shopping district. Serving as Appl...

Neutral

Apple Inc., Q2 2022 Earnings Call, Apr 28, 2022

2022-04-01 15:13:00

Apple Inc., Q2 2022 Earnings Call, Apr 28, 2022

Positive

Apple Business Essentials Now Available for Sma...

2022-03-31 17:00:00

Apple announced that Apple Business Essentials™ is now available to all small businesses in the US. The new service brings together device man...

Neutral

Cloud Native Computing Foundation, KUBE CON con...

2022-03-28 16:02:00

Cloud Native Computing Foundation, KUBE CON consulting GmbH, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022, May 16, 2022 through May 20, 2022.

Positive

Azzad Asset Submits a Shareholder Proposal to Apple

2022-02-09 13:00:00

On February 9, 2022, Azzad Asset Management filed an exempt solicitation statement soliciting proxies and urged the shareholders of Apple Inc....

Positive

Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) acquired AI Music Limited.

2022-02-07 00:00:00

Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) acquired AI Music Limited on February 7, 2022. Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) completed the acquisition of AI Music Li...

Positive

Grand Circus Partners with Apple to Offer Intro...

2022-02-02 15:00:00

Grand Circus announced that they are partnering with Apple to offer introductory iOS app development courses to Michiganders throughout 2022. ...

Positive

Nia Impact Capital Submits a Shareholder Propos...

2022-02-01 16:33:00

On February 1, 2022, Nia Impact Capital filed an exempt solicitation statement soliciting proxies and urged the shareholders of Apple Inc. to ...

Neutral

Tranche Update on Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL)'s ...

2022-01-27 22:00:00

From October 26, 2021 to December 25, 2021, the company has repurchased 123,809,000 shares, representing 0.75% for $20,362.22 million. With th...

Positive

Apple Inc. Declares Cash Dividend, Payable on F...

2022-01-27 21:30:00

Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.22 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on February ...

Positive

Apple Inc., $ 0.22, Cash Dividend, Feb-04-2022

2022-01-27 00:00:00

Apple Inc., $ 0.22, Cash Dividend, Feb-04-2022

Negative

California Crane School, Inc. Files Class Actio...

2022-01-04 01:37:00

California Crane School Inc. filed a class action antitrust case [3:21-cv-10001, C.C.S.I. v Google LLC] on 12/27/21 against Google and Apple a...

Positive

U.S. SEC Rejects Apple Bid to Block Shareholder...

2021-12-23 01:21:00

On, December 23, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has declined an effort by Apple Inc to skip a shareholder proposal asking t...

Positive

Manchester United Soars on Report That Apple Is Interested in A Purchase

2022-11-25 17:57:00

Manchester United plc (NYSE:MANU) was surging on Nov. 25, 2022 on a report that Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) is interested in buying the professional soccer club. Manchester United released a statement earlier this week saying that the company’s board of directors is “commencing a process to explore strategic alternatives for the club” to enhance growth. Some of these alternatives include new investments or a sale of the club, the company said in its statement. The English newspaper the Daily Star said on Nov. 25, 2022 that Apple is interested in buying Manchester United for ?5.8 billion ($7 billion). The newspaper didn’t identify the sources of its information. “CEO Tim Cook is keen to explore the opportunities owning United could provide – and will line up talks with the banks appointed to oversee the sale, which include The Raine Group,” the Daily Star said. The Daily Mail reported earlier this week that companies with digital expertise such as Facebook parent Meta Platforms, Inc. (NasdaqGS:META) (META) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NasdaqGS:AMZN) could be eligible suitors. Sovereign states might also be interested, it said. Manchester United, Apple, the Raine Group, and Meta didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Amazon said it doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation.

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at Afrotech Conference, Nov-13-2022

2022-11-16 17:40:00

Apple Inc. Presents at Afrotech Conference, Nov-13-2022 . Venue: Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, United States. Speakers: Alisha Johson Wilder, Christopher Cole, Dapo Onikuyide, Gil Kuruneri, Sanjana Ranka.

Positive

Apple Inc. Announces Emergency SOS via Satellite Available on the iPhone 14 Lineup in the US and Canada

2022-11-15 13:00:00

Apple Inc. announced its groundbreaking safety service Emergency SOS via satellite is now available to customers in the US and Canada. Available on all iPhone® 14 models, the innovative technology enables users to message with emergency services while outside of cellular and Wi-Fi coverage. Additionally, if users want to reassure friends and family of their whereabouts while traveling off the grid, they can now open the Find My™ app and share their location via satellite. Emergency SOS via satellite is available in the US and Canada starting today, November 15, and will come to France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK in December. Every model in the iPhone 14 lineup — iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max — can connect directly to a satellite through a combination of custom-designed components and deeply integrated software. Emergency SOS via satellite builds on existing features vital to iPhone users, including Emergency SOS, Medical ID, emergency contacts, and Find My location sharing, offering the ability to connect to a satellite for a more 360-degree approach to sharing critical information with emergency services, family, and friends. This game-changing service allows Public Safety Answering Points — or emergency services call centers — to connect to even more users in emergency situations, and requires no additional software or protocols to enable communications. Users will be connected directly to emergency services that are equipped to receive text messages, or to relay centers with Apple-trained emergency specialists who are ready to contact PSAPs that cannot receive text messages on the user’s behalf.

Positive

Apple to Seek Acquisitions

2022-10-27 21:00:00

Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) will look for acquisitions. Chief executive Officer Tim Cook said, "In terms of acquisitions, we averaged about 1 per month, I believe, in across fiscal year '22. And so we're constantly looking in the market and what's out there and what things would be synergistic, and which things would provide either intellectual property or talent or preferably both that we would need. And so we're constantly looking at acquisitions of all sizes".

Positive

Apple Declares A Cash Dividend Payable on November 10, 2022

2022-10-27 20:30:00

Apple's board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.23 per share of the Company's common stock. The dividend is payable on November 10, 2022 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 7, 2022.

Positive

Apple Inc., $ 0.23, Cash Dividend, Nov-04-2022

2022-10-27 00:00:00

Apple Inc., $ 0.23, Cash Dividend, Nov-04-2022

Neutral

Tranche Update on Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL)'s Equity Buyback Plan announced on May 1, 2018.

2022-10-27 00:00:00

From June 26, 2022 to September 24, 2022, the company has repurchased 160,172,000 shares, representing 1% for $25,192.75 million. With this, the company has completed the repurchase of 2,071,715,317 shares, representing 12.06% for $344,311.77 million under the buyback announced on May 1, 2018.

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at Developer Productivity Engineering Summit 2022, Nov-02-2022

2022-10-20 00:00:00

Apple Inc. Presents at Developer Productivity Engineering Summit 2022, Nov-02-2022 . Venue: The Midway, San Francisco, United States.

Positive

Apple Inc. Unveils Completely Redesigned IPad in Four Vibrant Colors

2022-10-18 15:03:00

Apple Inc. introduced the new iPad(R) with an all-screen design featuring a large 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display. The new iPad is powered by the A14 Bionic chip, which delivers even faster performance with incredible powerefficiency for demanding tasks while still providing all-day battery life. Updated cameras include an Ultra Wide 12MP front camera located along the landscape edge of iPad for an even better video calling experience, and an updated 12MP back camera to capture sharp, vivid photos and 4K video. A USB-C port supports a wide range of accessories, Wi-Fi 6 brings even faster connections, and cellular models feature superfast 5G so users can stay connected on the go. Designed specifically for the new iPad, the all-new Magic Keyboard Folio(TM) features an incredible typing experience, a click-anywhere trackpad, and a versatile two-piece design. With iPadOS(R) 16 and support for Apple Pencil iPad offers users more ways to be creative and productive. The new iPad is available to order starting, with availability in stores beginning October 26, 2022.

Positive

Apple Inc. Introduces Next-Generation iPad Pro, Supercharged by the M2 Chip

2022-10-18 15:00:00

Apple Inc. announced the new iPad Pro with the M2 chip, delivering the ultimate combination of portability, versatility, and unbelievable performance. The new iPad Pro features a next-level Apple Pencil hover experience and superfast wireless connectivity, along with the world’s most advanced mobile display, pro cameras, Face ID®, Thunderbolt, and a four-speaker audio system. New features in iPadOS® 16 — including Stage Manager, full external display support,1 desktop-class apps, and Reference Mode — take pro workflows on iPad® even further. Enabled by its advanced hardware and iPadOS 16, iPad Pro has an incredible ecosystem of powerful pro apps unlike any other device of its kind. The new iPad Pro is available to order starting today, and in stores beginning Wednesday, October 26. M2, the start of Apple’s next generation of M-series chips, brings even more breakthrough performance and capabilities to iPad Pro, with industry-leading power efficiency, a unified memory architecture, and custom technologies. M2 features an 8-core CPU — up to 15 percent faster than M1 — with advancements in both performance and efficiency cores, and a 10-core GPU, delivering up to 35 percent faster graphics performance for the most demanding users. Combined with the CPU and GPU, the 16-core Neural Engine can process 15.8 trillion operations per second — 40% more than M1 — making iPad Pro even more powerful when handling machine learning tasks. The M2 chip also features 100GB/s of unified memory bandwidth — 50% more than M1 — and supports up to 16GB of fast unified memory, making multitasking and working with large assets even more fluid. The performance of M2 turbocharges even the most demanding workflows, from photographers editing massive photo libraries and designers manipulating complex 3D objects, to healthcare professionals taking advanced imaging and analysis, to gamers enjoying graphics-intensive games. The power of M2 also extends to the new media engine and the image signal processor, which combined with the advanced cameras, enable users to capture ProRes video for the first time and transcode ProRes footage up to 3x faster. This means content creators can capture, edit, and publish cinema-grade video from a single device out in the field. Powered by the new iPad Pro and iPadOS 16, hover with Apple Pencil (2nd generation) provides a completely new dimension for users to interact with their screen. Apple Pencil is now detected up to 12 mm above the display, allowing users to see a preview of their mark before they make it. This also allows users to sketch and illustrate with even greater precision, and makes everything users do with Apple Pencil even more effortless. For example, with Scribble, text fields automatically expand when the pencil gets near the screen, and handwriting converts to text even faster. Third-party apps can also take advantage of this new feature to enable entirely new marking and drawing experiences. The new iPad Pro supports the latest Wi-Fi connections with support for Wi-Fi 6E,3 so users who need fast connections can take their demanding workflows with them everywhere. Downloads are up to 2.4 Gb/s, 2x faster than the previous generation. Wi-Fi + Cellular models with 5G now support more 5G networks around the world, so users can access their files, communicate with colleagues, and back up their data in a snap while on the go. In addition to big updates to Messages, new tools in Mail and Safari, the new Weather app, and more ways to interact with photos and video with Live Text™ and Visual Look Up, iPadOS 16 also introduces powerful productivity features that elevate the iPad Pro experience: Stage Manager is an entirely new multitasking experience that automatically organizes apps and windows, making it quick and easy to switch between tasks. Later this year, Stage Manager will unlock full external display support with resolutions of up to 6K, so users will be able to arrange the ideal workspace, and work with up to four apps on iPad and up to four apps on the external display. Desktop-class apps enable new capabilities optimized for the display on iPad Pro — making apps more capable with new elements and interactions, including a consistent undo and redo, a redesigned inline find-and-replace experience, a new document menu, customizable toolbars, and the ability to change file extensions, view folder size in Files, and more. Reference Mode enables the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Liquid Retina XDR display to match the color requirements in workflows like review and approve, color grading, and compositing, where accurate colors and consistent image quality are critical. That means pro users, including photographers and videographers, can edit HDR images and videos with every true-to-life detail right in their hands, and cinematographers on set can preview content in a color profile that represents the final capture. The new iPad models are designed to minimize their impact on the environment and include 100 percent recycled gold — a first for iPad — in the plating of multiple printed circuit boards, as well as recycled aluminum, tin, and rare earth elements. All iPad models meet Apple’s high standards for energy efficiency and are mercury-, BFR-, PVC-, and beryllium-free. Redesigned packaging in the new iPad Pro eliminates the outer plastic wrap, and 99% of the packaging is fiber based, bringing Apple closer to its goal of completely removing plastic from all packaging by 2025. Apple is carbon neutral for global corporate operations, and by 2030, plans to be 100 percent carbon neutral across the entire manufacturing supply chain and all product life cycles. This means that every Apple device sold, from component manufacturing, assembly, transport, customer use, charging, all the way through recycling and material recovery, will have net-zero climate impact.

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Apple Inc. Introduces the Powerful Next-Generation Apple TV 4K

2022-10-18 15:00:00

Apple Inc. announced the next generation of Apple TV® 4K — more powerful, entertaining, and affordable than ever, and offering impressive cinematic quality. Driven by the A15 Bionic chip that delivers faster performance and more fluid gameplay, the new Apple TV 4K features endless entertainment options for everyone to enjoy on the biggest screen in the home. HDR10+ support joins Dolby Vision on Apple TV 4K, so users can watch their favorite movies and TV shows in the best quality possible across more TVs. Running tvOS®, the powerful and intuitive OS for the living room, and featuring the popular Siri Remote®, Apple TV 4K simplifies the way users discover and enjoy their favorite content. Its seamless integration with other Apple devices and services magically transforms the living room in different ways for the entire family, while also adding convenience as a smart home hub. The new Apple TV 4K is available in two configurations: Apple TV 4K (Wi-Fi), which offers 64GB of storage; and Apple TV 4K (Wi-Fi + Ethernet), which offers support for Gigabit Ethernet for fast networking and streaming, Thread mesh networking protocol to connect even more smart home accessories, and twice the storage for apps and games (128GB). Customers can order the new Apple TV 4K with Siri Remote at a new starting price of $129, with availability beginning Friday, November 4. A Cinematic Home Theater Experience: The next generation of Apple TV 4K is an entertainment powerhouse, bringing the best video and audio capabilities to the biggest screen in the home. At the heart of the new Apple TV 4K is A15 Bionic, making the device even more powerful and energy efficient. CPU performance is now up to 50% faster than the previous generation, delivering greater responsiveness, faster navigation, and snappier UI animations. GPU performance is now up to 305 faster than the previous generation for even smoother gameplay. Apple TV 4K now supports HDR10+, in addition to Dolby Vision, expanding rich visual quality across more TVs, producing the eye-popping details and vibrant colors intended by content creators. Users can also enjoy a home theater experience with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital 7.1, or Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound for immersive audio.With the Siri Remote, users enjoy a touch-enabled clickpad that provides speed, fluidity, and precise control to easily navigate the simple, elegant user interface of Apple TV. On the Apple TV app, customers can access series and films on Apple TV+®, as well as over 100,000 movies and series to buy or rent, and direct premium subscriptions to popular streaming services. Seamless Integration with the Apple Ecosystem: Apple TV 4K works seamlessly with other Apple devices, starting with a magical setup process with iPhone® and effortless control at any time with the Apple TV Remote in Control Center. The deep integration of Apple hardware, software, and services with Apple TV 4K unlocks an unparalleled experience that brings the best of the Apple ecosystem to the living room. Apple Music offers access to a catalog of over 100 million songs, expertly curated playlists, and music videos through Apple TV 4K. With original content from the most respected and beloved people in music, autoplay, time-synced lyrics, lossless audio, and immersive Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, Apple Music® offers the world’s best listening experience. Apple TV+ is the home of premium drama and comedy series, feature films, documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, including this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner, “CODA”; record-breaking Emmy Award winner “Ted Lasso”; hit drama “Severance”; “Shantaram,” based on the bestselling novel; and acclaimed series “Bad Sisters,” “Mythic Quest,” “Pachinko,” and many more. Viewers can also enjoy films such as “Sidney,” a documentary honoring the legendary Sidney Poitier; “Causeway,” starring and produced by Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence; and the holiday story “Spirited,” starring Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, and Octavia Spencer. Apple TV+ also offers live sports, including “Friday Night Baseball,” and Major League Soccer matches coming in early 2023. Apple Arcade on Apple TV 4K features award-winning premium games, with new titles and major content updates added weekly, all without ads or in-app purchases. Players can pair popular game controllers to enjoy hit titles like “NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition” and “Jetpack Joyride 2,” along with longtime favorites like “Sneaky Sasquatch,” as well as “Warped Kart Racers” with a new multiuser mode. Apple Fitness+ is an award-winning fitness and wellness service designed to be welcoming to all users, wherever they are on their journey, and help them live a healthier day. Apple TV 4K users can enjoy the largest library of workout content in 4K Ultra High Definition with over 3,000 studio-style workouts and meditations, all led by a diverse and inclusive team of trainers. This fall, iPhone users can subscribe to and enjoy Fitness+ in the 21 countries and regions where it is available, even if they don’t have an Apple Watch®. Usersonly need an iPhone to sign up, and can then experience Fitness+ on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad® with onscreen trainer guidance and interval timing, and estimated calories burned will be used to make progress on their Move ring. Fitness+ users with Apple Watch can take their motivation to the next level with personalized real-time metrics that display on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad.

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Apple Music and Mercedes-Benz Bring Premium Immersive Spatial Audio to Drivers Worldwide

2022-10-16 18:00:00

Apple and Mercedes-Benz announced that Apple Music’s highly acclaimed Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos is now available as a native experience in Mercedes-Benz vehicles for the first time, delivering on a shared commitment to provide customers worldwide with the very best music experience. Apple Music with Spatial Audio comes fully integrated through the MBUX infotainment system first in the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, the EQS and EQS SUV, as well as the EQE, EQE SUV and the S-Class, equipping these vehicles with studio-quality sound better than in any concert hall, and giving drivers a fully immersive listening experience with unparalleled, multidimensional sound and clarity. Mercedes-Benz drivers who are already subscribed to Apple Music gain immediate access to an ever-growing selection of songs and albums available in Spatial Audio from some of the world’s biggest artists spanning all genres, including hip-hop, country, Latin, pop, and classical1. Apple Music also offers curated Spatial Audio playlists like Driving in Spatial Audio and Hip-Hop in Spatial Audio, where listeners can find and discover songs from their favorite artists. Additionally, subscribers can access Apple Music’s entire catalog of 100 million songs, thousands of editorially curated playlists, and daily selections from the world’s best music experts, including all of the artists and hosts broadcasting across its Apple Music 1, Apple Music Hits, and Apple Music Country global live-stream radio stations. The limited edition Mercedes-Maybach by Virgil Abloh, released to consumers recently, was one of the first cars in the world — and the first model in the Mercedes-Benz lineup — to offer this superior, multidimensional soundscape powered by the Burmester® high-end 4D sound system. The technology will be rolled out to other models soon. The Burmester® high-end 4D sound system includes: 31 speakers, including six 3D speakers that emit their sound from above, 4 near-ear speakers in the front seats, an 18.5-liter subwoofer; 8 sound transducers (two per seat); 2 amplifiers and; 1750 watts power.

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Apple Inc., Q4 2022 Earnings Call, Oct 27, 2022

2022-09-29 17:52:00

Apple Inc., Q4 2022 Earnings Call, Oct 27, 2022

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Apple Inc. Presents at World Aviation Festival 2022, Oct-04-2022

2022-09-29 14:35:00

Apple Inc. Presents at World Aviation Festival 2022, Oct-04-2022 . Speakers: Mark Sargent, Worldwide Industry Lead.

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Terrapinn Holdings Ltd, World Aviation Festival 2022, Oct 04, 2022 through Oct 06, 2022

2022-09-29 12:21:00

Terrapinn Holdings Ltd, World Aviation Festival 2022, Oct 04, 2022 through Oct 06, 2022.

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Blavity, Inc., Afrotech Conference, Nov 13, 2022 through Nov 17, 2022

2022-09-28 10:26:00

Blavity, Inc., Afrotech Conference, Nov 13, 2022 through Nov 17, 2022. Venue: Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, United States.

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Apple Inc. Presents at Spinnaker Summit, Oct-24-2022 05:25 PM

2022-09-21 12:30:00

Apple Inc. Presents at Spinnaker Summit, Oct-24-2022 05:25 PM. Venue: Detroit, United States. Speakers: Benjamin Powell, Software Engineer, Joe Cavanagh, Software Engineer.

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Apple Inc. Presents at ArgoCon, Sep-19-2022

2022-09-21 11:04:00

Apple Inc. Presents at ArgoCon, Sep-19-2022 . Venue: Mountain View, United States. Speakers: Andrey Velichkevich, Senior Software Engineer.

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Humixx Launches the Truly Full Protection Cases for iPhone 14 Series

2022-09-11 15:00:00

Apple has introduced an all-new iPhone lineup, meeting Dynamic Island with iPhone 14 Pro. Humixx is ready to welcome the latest iPhone 14 series with crystal clear cases and translucent cases. With the commitment to be ever-improving, this year's case collection is a medley of revamped classics and brand-new innovation. Humixx new crystal clear cases for iPhone 14 series are all military-grade certified by SGS (MIL-STD-810H 516.6), and have survived 8000+ drops with 0 damage to either phone or case. Their vision for clear cases is to provide optimum protection while showing iPhone natural brilliance. Humixx also offers the rare frosted translucent cases for iPhone 14 series with military-grade drop protection. They have certified drop protection which offers additional security with resistance from accidental falls and scratches. There is a raised frame on the phone case itself as well as around the camera protector for extra reliability. Daily-life Protectors: More than just a mobile casemaker, Humixx has also added some new case styles and accessories that enhance protection. The 5-IN-1 clear case kit for iPhone 14 series comes with 1 clear case, 2 HD tempered screen protectors, and 2 HD camera lens protectors, which provide all-around protection for phone. Moreover, Humixx has crafted the latest anti-oxidation coating and upgraded to 100% light-transmitting German Bayer material, details that other manufacturers have overlooked. It effectively resists 99.99% of UV rays, which offers the most yellowing resistance to ensure the longest lasting clarity. For the people who is seeking low-profile and innovation, the rare frosted translucent case is the best choice. With Humixx newest venture, the 5-IN-1 iPhone 14 series cases, they took inspiration from Harman Kardon speakers' aesthetic to provide a blend of elegance, style, and functionality. The translucent cases loomingly reveal the iPhone's Apple logo and allow for wireless, MagSafe charging. Style the Apple: The Apple stretches far and wide and so does Humixx's lineup. It's got the Apple Watch covered as well with one of its accessories including the 7/8/SE series case and band as a staple for those who appreciate a protective sporty look. Whether picking up the iPhone or watch, Humixx has got the Apple covered. With designs suited to look good and be durable, there is always something that Humixx has to offer.

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Apple Inc. Presents at Heart Rhythm Society's Cardiovascular Digital Health Summit, Sep-08-2022

2022-09-10 05:20:00

Apple Inc. Presents at Heart Rhythm Society's Cardiovascular Digital Health Summit, Sep-08-2022 . Venue: San Diego, California, United States. Speakers: Sumbul Desai, Vice President of Health.

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Apple Inc. Reveals Apple Watch Series 8 and the New Apple Watch SE

2022-09-07 18:31:00

Apple® introduced Apple Watch® Series 8 and the new Apple Watch SE®, which bring technology and performance, and important safety innovations to the two best-selling smartwatches. AppleWatch Series 8 features the beloved design of Apple Watch, including a large, Always-On Retina® display and a strong crack-resistant front crystal. With all-day 18-hour battery life, AppleWatch Series 8 builds on best-in-class health and safety features like the ECG app and fall detection by introducing temperature-sensing capabilities, retrospective ovulation estimates, Crash Detection, and international roaming. The new Apple Watch SE delivers the core Apple Watch experience, including Activity tracking, high and low heart rate notifications, and Emergency SOS, as well as the new Crash Detection feature and a completely redesigned back case that perfectly matches the three classic case finishes, all at a more affordable price of $249 (US). Both models are powered by watchOS® 9, introducing new and more customizable watch faces like Lunar and Metropolitan, an enhanced Workout app, sleep stages, a first-of-its-kind AFib History feature, and an all-new Medications app. AppleWatch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE are available to order, with availability beginning, September 16. Wrist Temperature Sensing for Women’s Health: The menstrual cycle is an important marker of health, and many physicians consider it a vital sign. AppleWatch Series 8 features innovative new temperature-sensing capabilities that give women further insights into their health, designed with the same privacy protections as with all other health data. AppleWatch Series 8 takes a unique approach to temperature sensing with a two-sensor design — one sensor on the back of the watch, nearest the skin, and another just under the display — reducing bias from the outside environment. Nighttime wrist temperature can be a good indicator of overall body temperature. The sensors in AppleWatch Series 8 sample the wrist temperature during sleep every five seconds and measure changes as small as 0.1° C. In the Health app, users can see nightly shifts in baseline temperature, which can be caused by exercise, jet lag, or even illness. Utilizing the new temperature-sensing capabilities in AppleWatch Series 8, users can receive retrospective ovulation estimates. Knowing when ovulation has occurred can be helpful for family planning, and AppleWatch Series 8 makes it easy and convenient by providing these estimates in the Health app. Temperature sensing also enables improved period predictions. Additionally, with iOS 16 and watchOS 9, all Cycle Tracking users can now receive a notification if their logged cycle history shows a possible deviation, such as irregular, infrequent, or prolonged periods, and persistent spotting, which can be symptoms of underlying health conditions. Crash Detection: To enable Crash Detection, Apple developed an advanced sensor-fusion algorithm that leverages a new, more powerful gyroscope and accelerometer on Apple Watch, which now has the highest dynamic range accelerometer in any smartwatch. To create the algorithm, data was collected from these new motion sensors at professional crash test labs with common passenger cars in simulated real-world accidents, including head-on, rear-end, side-impact, and rollovers. In addition to motion data, Crash Detection uses the barometer, GPS, and the microphone on iPhone® as inputs to detect the unique patterns that can indicate whether a severe crash has taken place. When Apple Watch detects a severe car crash, the device will check in with the user and dial emergency services if they are unresponsive after a 10-second countdown. Emergency responders will receive the user’s device location, which is also shared with the user’s emergency contacts. When combined, Crash Detection on Apple Watch and iPhone work seamlessly to get users help efficiently. When a severe car crash is detected, the emergency services call interface will appear on Apple Watch, as it is most likely to be in closer proximity to the user, while the call is placed through iPhone if it is in range for the best possible connection. Low Power Mode: To keep users connected for even longer, a new Low Power Mode can extend battery life to reach up to 36 hours for AppleWatch Series 8 with iPhone present.3 This new mode temporarily disables or limits select sensors and features, including the Always-On Retina display, workout autostart, heart health notifications, and more.

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Apple Announces the Next Generation of AirPods Pro

2022-09-07 18:31:00

Apple announced the second generation of AirPods Pro, the most advanced AirPods ever. With the power of the new H2 chip, AirPods Pro unlock breakthrough audio performance — including major upgrades to Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode — while also offering a unique way to experience Spatial Audio that’s even more immersive. Now, customers can enjoy Touch control for media playback and volume adjustments directly from the stem, along with longer battery life, a brand-new charging case, and an additional ear tip size for a better fit. AirPods Pro (2nd generation) will be available to order online and in the Apple Store app starting Friday, September 9, with availability in stores beginning Friday, September 23. Built into a lightweight and compact body, the power of the new H2 chip provides an exceptional acoustic experience and cancels up to twice as much noise over the previous generation AirPods Pro. With a new low-distortion audio driver and custom amplifier, AirPods Pro now offer richer bass and crystal-clear sound across a wider range of frequencies. Since the best audio experience isn’t complete without a great in-ear fit, a new extra small ear tip is included so even more people can experience the magic of AirPods Pro. Transparency mode makes it possible for listeners to stay connected to and aware of the world around them. Now, Adaptive Transparency takes this customer-loved feature even further. The powerful H2 chip enables on-device processing, which reduces loud environmental noise — like a passing vehicle siren, construction tools, or even loud speakers at a concert — for more comfortable everyday listening. With Personalized Spatial Audio, the AirPods listening experience is even more immersive. Users perceive sound individually, based on the size and shape of their head and ears. Using the TrueDepth camera on iPhone, users can create a personal profile for Spatial Audio that delivers a listening experience precisely tuned just for them. Users can enjoy Personalized Spatial Audio with music, movies, and TV shows — with dynamic head tracking — across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. The magical experience users have come to love from the AirPods family gets even better with the next generation of AirPods Pro. Instant pairing to all Apple devices makes setup effortless, while the new dedicated AirPods section in iOS Settings lets users easily access and control their AirPods features. Now, users can control media playback and turn up the volume without using another device. With Touch control on AirPods Pro, a light swipe up or down on the stem enables quick volume adjustments. Press the stem to change the music, answer phone calls, and more, or say “Hey Siri” to make requests hands-free. The improved, built-in skin-detect sensor more accurately turns on or off playback, and delivers better battery life. AirPods Pro offer 1.5 hours of additional listening time over the first generation, for a total of up to six hours with Active Noise Cancellation. Using the case for four additional charges, users can enjoy up to 30 hours of total listening time with Active Noise Cancellation — a full six hours more than the previous generation. For more flexibility when traveling, customers can now charge AirPods Pro with an Apple Watch charger, in addition to a MagSafe charger, Qi-certified charging mat, or the Lightning cable. AirPods Pro come with a newly designed charging case that is sweat- and water-resistant, and includes a lanyard loop5 so it’s always within reach. With Precision Finding, users with a U1-enabled iPhone can locate their charging case with guided directions. The charging case also has a built-in speaker to deliver louder tones, so it’s even easier to locate. Customers can now personalize the charging case with their individual Memoji, including custom-posed Memoji, Animoji, and a curated list of stickers. To begin engraving, create and upload a Memoji in the Apple Store app. AirPods Pro are designed with numerous materials and features to minimize their impact on the environment, including the use of 100% recycled rare earth elements in all magnets and — for the first time — 100% recycled gold in the plating of multiple printed circuit boards. The case also uses 100 percent recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board, and 100% recycled aluminum in the hinge. AirPods Pro are free of potentially harmful substances such as mercury, BFRs, PVC, and beryllium. Redesigned packaging eliminates the outer plastic wrap, and 90% or more of the packaging is made using fiber-based materials, bringing Apple closer to its goal of completely removing plastic from all packaging by 2025. Apple is carbon neutral for global corporate operations, and by 2030, plans to be 100% carbon neutral across its entire manufacturing supply chain and all product life cycles. This means that every Apple device sold, from component manufacturing, assembly, transport, customer use, charging, all the way through recycling and material recovery, will have net-zero climate impact. AirPods Pro (2nd generation) will be available to order for $249 (US) from apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app in the US and more than 50 other countries and regions starting Friday, September 9, with availability in stores beginning Friday, September 23. AirPods (3rd generation) with Lightning Charging Case are now available for $169(US). AirPods (3rd generation) with MagSafe Charging Case remain available for $179 (US). Customers now can add Memoji engraving to AirPods (2nd generation), AirPods (3rd generation), and AirPods Pro (2nd generation) cases for free, exclusively in the Apple Store app. For more information about Memoji engraving, utilize the Apple Store app. New subscribers can get Apple Music free for six months with the purchase of any AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max. See apple.com/promo for details. For full feature functionality, use AirPods Pro (2nd generation) paired with an Apple device running the latest operating system software. Personalized Spatial Audio profiles and Find My will be available with iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura in October. Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than found it.

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Apple Fitness+ Available to All Iphone Users in 21 Countries Later This Fall

2022-09-07 18:31:00

Apple announced that Apple Fitness+, the fitness and wellness service designed to be welcoming to all, will be available for all iPhone users to subscribe to and enjoy, even if they don’t have an Apple Watch. The update will be available later this fall in all 21 countries where the service is offered. On September 12, Fitness+ will introduce the fourth season of Time to Walk featuring new guests, including actor Regina Hall, Latin Grammy winner Nicky Jam, and Emmy performer Leslie Jordan. Time to Run will kick off its second season exploring new locations such as Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Mexico City, and Queenstown, New Zealand. That same day, Fitness+ will also launch the latest Artist Spotlight series with workouts featuring the music of Mary J. Blige, The Rolling Stones, and The Weeknd. Additionally, Fitness+ will debut its newest Collection, Pilates for More Than Your Core, and expand its team of world-class trainers by introducing a new Yoga trainer, Dice Iida-Klein. Later this fall, for the first time ever, Fitness+ will be available for all iPhone users to subscribe to and enjoy in the 21 countries it is offered in, even if they don’t have an Apple Watch. iPhone users will have access to the entire service featuring over 3,000 studio-style workouts and meditations, all led by a diverse and inclusive team of trainers. Fitness+ users will see onscreen trainer guidance and interval timing, and estimated calories burned will be used to make progress on their Move ring. Fitness+ will be fully integrated with the Fitness app coming with iOS 16 and located in the middle tab, where users can stay motivated to close their Move ring through awards, activity sharing, and more. Usersonly need an iPhone to sign up, and can then experience Fitness+ on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Fitness+ users with an Apple Watch can continue to take their motivation to the next level with personalized real-time metrics that display on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, as well as the ability to experience Time to Walk, Time to Run, and meditations with just their Apple Watch paired with AirPods or other Bluetooth-enabled headphones.

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Apple Introduces iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus

2022-09-07 18:31:00

Apple® introduced iPhone® 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, featuring two sizes 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches in a sophisticated design with impressive camera upgrades and groundbreaking new safety capabilities. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus take stunning photos and video with a powerful camera system featuring new Main and front TrueDepth® cameras, the Ultra Wide camera for unique perspectives, and Photonic Engine — an enhanced image pipeline. Both models include the A15 Bionic chip with a 5-core GPU, which offers incredible performance and efficiency for demanding workloads, and is designed with privacy and security built in. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus introduce critical safety capabilities such as Crash Detection and Emergency SOS via satellite, a first in the industry. And with amazing battery life, industry-leading durability features, and super-fast 5G, this iPhone lineup is more advanced than ever before. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will be available in midnight, blue, starlight, purple, and (PRODUCT)RED1 finishes. Available in a 6.1-inch display and a new, larger 6.7-inch size, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus feature impressive camera upgrades and groundbreaking new safety capabilities. Available in the popular 6.1-inch size and a stunning new 6.7-inch size,2 iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus feature a durable and sleek aerospace-grade aluminum design in five beautiful finishes. The larger display of iPhone 14 Plus is great for streaming movies and playing games, and iPhone 14 Plus boasts the best battery life ever in an iPhone.3 Both models have an updated internal design for better thermal performance, gorgeous Super Retina XDR® displays with OLED technology that supports 1200 nits of peak HDR brightness, a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and Dolby Vision. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus also feature the durable Ceramic Shield® front cover — exclusive to iPhone and tougher than any other smartphone glass — and are protected from common spills and accidents with water and dust resistance. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus introduce a new standard for photo and video capture with a new 12MP Main camera featuring a larger sensor and larger pixels, a new front TrueDepth camera, the Ultra Wide camera to capture more of a scene, and Photonic Engine for a giant leap in low-light performance. Through a deep integration of hardware and software, Photonic Engine improves mid- to low-light performance for photos across all cameras: up to 2x on the Ultra Wide camera, 2x on the TrueDepth camera, and an impressive 2.5x on the new Main camera. Photonic Engine enables this dramatic increase in quality by applying the computational benefits of Deep Fusion™ earlier in the imaging process to deliver extraordinary detail, and preserve subtle textures, provide better color, and maintain more information in a photo. A new Main camera with a larger ƒ/1.5 aperture and 1.9 µm pixels, enabling photo and video improvements in all lighting scenarios for better detail and motion freezing, less noise, faster exposure times, and sensor-shift optical image stabilization. A new front TrueDepth camera with an ƒ/1.9 aperture that enables better low-light performance for photos and video. Using autofocus for the first time, it can focus even faster in low light and capture group shots from farther away. A new Action mode for incredibly smooth-looking video that adjusts to significant shakes, motion, and vibrations, even when video is being captured in the middle of the action. The Ultra Wide camera, offering a unique perspective for wider shots and improvements to low-light photos with Photonic Engine. An improved True Tone® flash that is 10% brighter and has better uniformity for more consistent lighting. Cinematic mode, available in 4K at 30 fps and 4K at 24 fps. End-to-end Dolby Vision HDR, available only on iPhone. The entire iPhone 14 lineup introduces groundbreaking safety capabilities that can provide emergency assistance when it matters most. With a new dual-core accelerometer capable of detecting G-force measurements of up to 256Gs and a new high dynamic range gyroscope, Crash Detection on iPhone can detect a severe car crash and automatically dial emergency services when a user is unconscious or unable to reach their iPhone. These capabilities build on existing components, like the barometer, which can detect cabin pressure changes, the GPS for additional input for speed changes, and the microphone, which can recognize loud noises typified by severe car crashes. Advanced Apple-designed motion algorithms trained with over a million hours of real-world driving and crash record data provide even better accuracy. When combined with Apple Watch®, Crash Detection seamlessly leverages the unique strength of both devices to get users help efficiently. When a severe crash is detected, the emergency services call interface will appear on Apple Watch, as it is most likely to be in closer proximity to the user, while the call is placed through iPhone if it is in range for the best possible connection. The iPhone 14 lineup also introduces Emergency SOS via satellite, which combines custom components deeply integrated with software to allow antennas to connect directly to a satellite, enabling messaging with emergency services when outside of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage. Satellites are moving targets with low bandwidth, and it can take minutes for messages to get through. Since every second counts, with Emergency SOS via satellite, iPhone front-loads a few vital questions to assess the user’s situation, and shows them where to point their phone to connect to a satellite. The initial questionnaire and follow-up messages are then relayed to centers staffed by Apple-trained specialists who can call for help on the user’s behalf. This breakthrough technology also allows users to manually share their location over satellite with Find My™ when there is no cellular or Wi-Fi connection, providing a sense of security when hiking or camping off the grid. Emergency SOS via satellite will be available to users in the US and Canada in November, and the service will be free for two years. A15 Bionic brings incredible performance to iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. Still faster than all the competition at any price, the 5-core GPU enables even smoother graphics for video apps and high-performance gaming, and powers incredible camera features like Photonic Engine and Cinematic mode, all while delivering impressive battery life, and protecting privacy and security with the Secure Enclave. The 6-core CPU handles demanding tasks smoothly and efficiently, and the 16-core Neural Engine is capable of 15.8 trillion operations per second, enabling even faster machine learning computations for features in iOS 16 and third-party app experiences.

Positive

Apple Debuts iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

2022-09-07 18:31:00

Apple® announced iPhone® 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, a new design that introduces an intuitive way to experience iPhone — and the Always-On display. Powered by A16 Bionic, the fastest chip ever in a smartphone, iPhone 14 Pro introduces a new class of pro camera system, with the first-ever 48MP Main camera on iPhone featuring a quad-pixel sensor, and Photonic Engine, an enhanced image pipeline that dramatically improves low-light photos. These groundbreaking advancements make iPhone even more indispensable for everyday tasks, creative projects, and now even emergency situations with features such as Emergency SOS via satellite and Crash Detection. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be available in four gorgeous new finishes: deep purple, silver, gold, and space black. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max represent the biggest leap ever for iPhone, featuring the Dynamic Island, the first-ever 48MP camera on iPhone, the Always-On display, and groundbreaking safety capabilities. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max feature a beautiful surgical-grade stainless steel and textured matte glass design in four stunning colors. Available in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes,both models include a new Super Retina XDR® display with ProMotion® that features the Always-On display for the first time ever on iPhone, enabled by a new 1Hz refresh rate and multiple power-efficient technologies. This makes the new Lock Screen even more useful, keeping the time, widgets, and Live Activities available at a glance. The advanced display also brings the same peak HDR brightness level as Pro Display XDR, and the highest outdoor peak brightness in a smartphone: up to 2000 nits, which is twice as bright as iPhone 13 Pro. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max also continue to offer industry-leading durability features with the Ceramic Shield® front cover tougher than any smartphone glass and are protected from common spills and accidents with water and dust resistance. The Dynamic Island enables new ways to interact with iPhone, featuring a design that blends the line between hardware and software, adapting in real time to show important alerts, notifications, and activities. With the introduction of the Dynamic Island, the TrueDepth® camera has been redesigned to take up less of the display area. Without impeding content on the screen, the Dynamic Island maintains an active state to allow users easier access to controls with a simple tap-and-hold. Ongoing background activities like Maps, Music, or a timer remain visible and interactive, and third-party apps in iOS 16 that provide information like sports scores and ride-sharing with Live Activities can take advantage of the Dynamic Island. The pro camera system on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in a smartphone, empowering every user casual or professional to capture the best photos and video. iPhone 14 Pro takes computational photography even further with Photonic Engine, offering a giant leap for mid- to low-light performance in photos across all cameras through a deep integration of hardware and software: up to 2x on the Main camera, up to 3x on the Ultra Wide camera, up to 2x on the Telephoto camera, and up to 2x on the TrueDepth camera. Photonic Engine enables this dramatic increase in quality by applying Deep Fusion™ earlier in the imaging process to deliver extraordinary detail, and preserve subtle textures, provide better color, and maintain more information in a photo. The Pro lineup features a new 48MP Main camera with a quad-pixel sensor that adapts to the photo being captured, and features second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization. For most photos, the quad-pixel sensor combines every four pixels into one large quad pixel equivalent to 2.44 µm, resulting in amazing low-light capture and keeping photo size at a practical 12MP. The quad-pixel sensor also enables a 2x Telephoto option that uses the middle 12 megapixels of the sensor for full-resolution photos and 4K videos with no digital zoom. This delivers optical quality at a familiar focal length, which is great for features like Portrait mode. The quad-pixel sensor also brings benefits to pro workflows, optimizing for detail in ProRAW®. And with a new machine learning model designed specifically for the quad-pixel sensor, iPhone shoots ProRAW at 48MP with an unprecedented level of detail, enabling new creative workflows for pro users. A new 12MP Ultra Wide camera with 1.4 µm pixels, which delivers sharper images with more detail, improving already powerful macro photography capabilities. An improved Telephoto camera that offers 3x optical zoom. A new front TrueDepth camera with an ƒ/1.9 aperture that enables better low-light performance for photos and video. Using autofocus for the first time, it can focus even faster in low light and capture group shots from farther away. A new Adaptive True Tone® flash that has been completely redesigned with an array of nine LEDs that change pattern based on the chosen focal length. Powerful computational photography benefits like Night mode, Smart HDR 4, Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting, Night mode Portrait photos, Photographic Styles to personalize the look of every photo, and Apple ProRAW. A new Action mode for incredibly smooth-looking video that adjusts to significant shakes, motion, and vibrations, even when video is being captured in the middle of the action. Cinematic mode, now available in 4K at 30 fps and 4K at 24 fps. Pro-level workflows for video, including ProRes™3 and end-to-end Dolby Vision HDR. With a new dual-core accelerometer capable of detecting G-force measurements of up to 256Gs and a new high dynamic range gyroscope, Crash Detection on iPhone can now detect a severe car crash and automatically dial emergency services when a user is unconscious or unable to reach their iPhone. Advanced Apple-designed motion algorithms trained with over a million hours of real-world driving and crash record data provide even better accuracy. When combined with Apple Watch®, Crash Detection seamlessly leverages the unique strength of both devices to get users help efficiently. When a severe crash is detected, the emergency services call interface will appear on Apple Watch, as it is most likely to be in closer proximity to the user, while the call is placed through iPhone if it is in range for the best possible connection. The iPhone 14 lineup also introduces Emergency SOS via satellite, which combines custom components deeply integrated with software to allow antennas to connect directly to a satellite, enabling messaging with emergency services when outside of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.

Positive

Apple® Announces Apple Watch Ultra™

2022-09-07 17:40:00

Apple® announced Apple Watch Ultra™, which brings a new bold design and a wide range of features built for endurance, exploration, and adventure. AppleWatch Ultra introduces a 49mm titanium case and flat sapphire front crystal that reveals the biggest and brightest Apple Watch® display yet. A customizable Action button offers instant access to a wide range of useful features. AppleWatch Ultra has the best battery life of any Apple Watch, reaching up to 36 hours during normal use. Additionally, a new low-power setting, ideal for multi-day experiences, can extend battery life to reach up to 60 hours.2 The Wayfinder watch face is designed specifically for the larger AppleWatch Ultra display and includes a compass built into the dial, with space for up to eight complications. AppleWatch Ultra also brings three new bands Trail Loop, Alpine Loop, and Ocean Band offering unique design features that provide a secure and comfortable fit for every adventure. Made from aerospace-grade titanium, AppleWatch Ultra provides the perfect balance of weight, durability, and corrosion resistance. The case rises up to surround all edges of the flat sapphire front crystal, protecting the Retina® display, which is up to 2000 nits 2x brighter than any Apple Watch display yet. The new Action button in high-contrast international orange is easily customized for instant access to a variety of features, including Workouts, Compass Waypoints, Backtrack, and more. AppleWatch Ultra has three built-in microphones to significantly improve sound quality in voice calls during any conditions. An adaptive beamforming algorithm uses the microphones to capture voice while reducing ambient background sounds, resulting in remarkable clarity. In challenging windy environments, AppleWatch Ultra uses advanced wind noise-reduction algorithms, including machine learning, to deliver clear and intelligible audio for calls. Designed specifically for endurance athletes and runners, the Trail Loopband is the thinnest Apple Watch band to date. The lightweight woven textile is both soft and flexible, allowing it to cinch to the optimal fit, and the convenient tab is designed for quick and easy adjustment. With explorers in mind, the Alpine Loop band features two integrated layers made from one continuous weaving process that eliminates the need for stitching. The top loops, interspersed with high-strength yarn, provide adjustability and a secure attachment for the titanium G-hook fastener. The Ocean Bandis designed specifically for extreme water sports and recreational diving with a titanium buckle and corresponding spring-loaded loop. Molded from a flexible fluoroelastomer, it stretches and utilizes the tubular geometry for a secure fit. The Ocean Band also has an optional extra-long tail that allows users to comfortably wear over a wetsuit. AppleWatch Ultra is an incredible tool for endurance athletes or those who aspire to push beyond their limits. For the first time ever in an Apple Watch, the precision dual-frequency GPS integrates both L1 and the latest frequency, L5, plus new positioning algorithms. AppleWatch Ultra delivers the most accurate GPS of any Apple Watch to date, providing users the most precise distance, pace, and route data for training and competing. AppleWatch Ultra is powered by watchOS® 9, which includes new advanced running metrics to measure performance, like Stride Length, Ground Contact Time, Vertical Oscillation, and Running Power. New Workout Views, such as Segments, Splits, and Elevation, provide important metrics at just a glance, AppleWatch Ultra is the only Apple Watch that can show six metrics at once. Users can take their training to the next level with features such as Heart Rate Zones, Custom Workouts, Pacer, and, coming later this year, Race Route. For triathlons, duathlons, or activities with any sequence of swimming, biking, or running, the new Multisport workout includes autodetection to easily switch between workouts. AppleWatch Ultra has enough battery life for most users to complete a long-course triathlon, consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and full marathon at 26.2 miles. The Action button can nstantly begin workouts and move users to the next interval of a Multisport workout. It can also be used to mark segments, complementing the new Track running experience, which automatically provides the ultimate pacing and distance estimates for runners at a track. With the bigger, brighter display and rugged design, AppleWatch Ultra is the perfect technical tool for adventurers and explorers in a range of environments, from the every day to the extreme. The completely redesigned Compass app in watchOS 9 surfaces more in-depth information and three distinct views. The app displays a new hybrid view that simultaneously shows both an analog compass dial and a digital view. Turning the Digital Crown® reveals an additional view that includes latitude, longitude, elevation, and incline, as well as an orienteering view showing Compass Waypoints and Backtrack. Compass Waypoints are a quick and convenient way to mark a location or point of interest directly in the app. Pressing the Action button or tapping the Compass Waypoint icon drops a waypoint that can be edited by tapping the icon that appears. The Compass Waypoint complication updates dynamically in real time with both the direction of the waypoint as well as the approximate distance. Backtrack uses GPS data to create a path showing where the user has been, which is useful if they get lost or disoriented and need help retracing their steps. It can also turn on automatically in the background when off the grid. With a single press of the Action button, users can quickly drop a Compass Waypoint or start or view a Backtrack. An 86-decibel siren is designed for emergencies, should users become lost or injured, and can help draw attention to a location. The unique sound signature incorporates two distinct alternating patterns, which can repeat for up to several hours. The first pattern suggests distress, while the second mimics the universally recognized SOS pattern. For multi-day backpacking trips, battery life can be extended to reach up to 60 hours using Low Power Mode plus an additional low-power setting that reduces frequency of GPS and heart rate readings. The on-wrist operating temperature was designed to help explore the most extreme and remote locations, from freezing cold mountains at -4° F (-20° C) to the blazing desert heat at 131° F (55° C).4AppleWatch Ultra is certified to the relevant aspects of MIL-STD-810H, used for military equipment and popular among rugged equipment manufacturers.

Positive

Aurora Innovation Reportedly Mulls Possible Sale to Apple or Microsoft

2022-09-02 19:56:00

Aurora Innovation, Inc. (NasdaqGS:AUR Chief Executive Chris Urmson recently outlined several options for the self-driving tech firm to combat challenging market conditions, including a possible sale to Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) or Microsoft Corporation (NasdaqGS:MSFT), Bloomberg News reported.

Negative

Settlement Reached in eBooks Class Actions

2022-08-29 17:00:00

Class action lawsuits commenced against Apple Inc. and Apple Canada Inc. and certain eBook Publishers, alleging the price of eBooks sold in Canada between April 1, 2010 and March 10, 2017, was artificially high because they conspired to fix, maintain, increase or control the price of eBooks, have been settled with Apple subject To Approve the Courts in Ontario and Quebec. If the proposed settlement is approved, settlement class members will be all persons in Canada who purchased eBooks in Canadabetween April 1, 2010 and March 10, 2017, except those who opt out of the actions, the Defendants and certain related parties. Under the proposed settlement, settlement class members will RELEASE Apple and the Publishers from claims regarding the purchase of eBooks in Canada between April 1, 2010 and March 10, 2017, and commit to discontinue or dismiss other proceedings. If the proposed settlement with Apple is approved, the net settlement proceeds will be combined with the net settlement proceeds from an earlier settlement with the Publishers and distributed to settlement class members in accordance with the terms of a Distribution Protocol to be approved by the Courts.

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at CODE 2022, Sep-06-2022

2022-08-29 13:34:00

Apple Inc. Presents at CODE 2022, Sep-06-2022 . Venue: Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angels, California, United States. Speakers: Timothy D. Cook, CEO & Director.

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The Linux Foundation, ArgoCon, Sep 19, 2022 through Sep 21, 2022

2022-08-23 15:13:00

The Linux Foundation, ArgoCon, Sep 19, 2022 through Sep 21, 2022. Venue: Mountain View, United States.

Neutral

The Linux Foundation, Spinnaker Summit, Oct 24, 2022 through Oct 25, 2022

2022-08-23 15:13:00

The Linux Foundation, Spinnaker Summit, Oct 24, 2022 through Oct 25, 2022. Venue: Detroit, United States.

Neutral

Apple Inc. Adopts Amended and Restated Bylaws

2022-08-19 20:31:00

On August 17, 2022, Apple Inc. Board approved and adopted amended and restated bylaws, which became effective the same day.

Neutral

Heart Rhythm Society, Inc., Pluto Health, Inc., Heart Rhythm Society's Cardiovascular Digital Health Summit, Sep 08, 2022 through Sep 10, 2022

2022-08-17 18:09:00

Heart Rhythm Society, Inc., Pluto Health, Inc., Heart Rhythm Society's Cardiovascular Digital Health Summit, Sep 08, 2022 through Sep 10, 2022. Venue: San Diego, California, United States.

Neutral

Vox Media, Vox Media, Inc., CODE 2022, Sep 06, 2022 through Sep 08, 2022

2022-08-15 14:23:00

Vox Media, Vox Media, Inc., CODE 2022, Sep 06, 2022 through Sep 08, 2022. Venue: Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angels, California, United States.

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at KUBECON + CLOUDNATIVECON 2022 - NA, Oct-24-2022

2022-08-03 16:00:00

Apple Inc. Presents at KUBECON + CLOUDNATIVECON 2022 - NA, Oct-24-2022 . Venue: Detroit, Michigan, United States. Speakers: Chris Hein, Software Engineer, Deep Debroy, Software Engineer, Emily Fox, Security Engineer, Katie Gamanji, Katie Gamanji, Senior Field Engineer, Paris Pittman, Yuan Chen, Software Engineer.

Negative

France-Based iOS Developers Teams Up with U.S. Firm Hagens Berman in Antitrust Class-Action Lawsuit Against Apple’s App Store Fees

2022-08-01 16:42:00

Hagens Berman announced filing of Class-Action Lawsuit Against Apple’s App Store Fees. Berman also led his firm to win a suit against Apple and various publishing companies in 2016 that settled for a total of $560 million on behalf of e-book purchasers forced to pay artificially high prices due to Apple and the publishing companies’ colluded price-fixing. That suit went to the Supreme Court, where the Court ruled against Apple. The firm also recently filed a $1 billion case against Apple regarding antitrust policies within Apple Pay. Additionally, Hagens Berman took Google to court on behalf of Android app developers using the Google Play Store, achieving a $90 million settlement on behalf of the class. Apple Antitrust Déjà Vu: This filed lawsuit against Apple accuses it of the same antitrust overpricing in its App Store functionality and in-app purchase (IAP) services and seeks to represent France-based iOS developers that were subjected to Apple’s high commissions, fees and other policies. The class action’s named plaintiffs include Société du Figaro (developer of the Figaro news app and IAP subscriptions), L’Équipe 24/24 (developer of L’Équipe sports news and streaming app, and IAP subscriptions) and le GESTE, a French association comprised of France-based publishers of online content and services, including iOS developers. Plaintiffs claim they purchased overpriced iOS app-distribution and IAP services. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, bringing the France-based developers’ claims to Apple’s homecourt. It accuses Apple of engaging in anticompetitive practices in mandating only one app store for iOS devices, which set the stage for Apple to abuse its market power. For almost 14 years, Apple has levied a default 30% commission on paid app and digital in-app product sales conducted through the App Store and in iOS apps acquired from the App Store, according to the lawsuit. Apple also requires developers to pay it an annual fee if they want their apps and in-app products to be considered by Apple for distribution in the App Store. This is especially damaging to smaller and new developers. Putting all iOS apps into one marketplace also means consumers never see most apps, attorneys say, stifling competition and innovation. According to a legal filing made by Apple last year, there were at that time more than 2 million apps available on the App Store. The lawsuit representing France-based iOS developers seeks to force Apple to end its abusive monopoly and allow competition in the distribution of iOS apps and related products, to get rid of pricing mandates, and to reimburse developers for overcharges made through abuse of its monopoly power. The Preceding Developer Settlement: In 2021, the firm secured its $100 million settlement on behalf of U.S. iOS developers, which resulted in the creation of a Small Developer Assistance Fund and important changes to App Store policies and practices. In that settlement, small U.S. iOS developers – those with less than $1 million in App Store proceeds through all associated developer accounts per calendar year from June 4, 2015 to Apr. 26, 2021 – can receive payments ranging from minimums of $250 to $30,000 or more, based on historic participation in the iOS App Store ecosystem. In addition to monetary relief, the settlement brought changes to App Store policies and practices for U.S. iOS developers as they relate to App Store search results, app and in-app product price points, appeals from rejections of apps and transparency. Small U.S. iOS developers also will benefit from a pledge that for at least three years following court approval of the settlement, Apple will not raise the 15% commission rate that applies for those participating in its Small Business Program. Among other benefits of the settlement, Apple will permit all U.S. iOS developers to communicate with their customers outside their apps about purchasing methods other than Apple’s IAP system. Apple also will remove the prohibition against U.S. developers using information obtained within their apps to communicate with their customers outside their apps about the use of purchasing methods other than IAP, subject to consumer consent and opt-out safeguards.

Positive

Apple Inc. has announced a Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has announced a Fixed-Income Offering. Security Name: Notes due 2029 Security Type: Corporate Bond/Note (Non Convertible)

Positive

Apple Inc. has completed a Fixed-Income Offering in the amount of $998.76 million.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has completed a Fixed-Income Offering in the amount of $998.76 million. Security Name: 3.250% Fixed rate Notes due August 8, 2029 Security Type: Corporate Bond/Note (Non Convertible) Principal Amount: $1 billion Price\Range: 99.876% Coupon Type: Fixed

Positive

Apple Inc. has announced a Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has announced a Fixed-Income Offering. Security Name: Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Notes due 2032 Security Type: Corporate Bond/Note (Non Convertible) Security Features: Senior; Unsecured Coupon Type: Fixed

Positive

Apple Inc. has completed a Fixed-Income Offering in the amount of $1.49823 billion.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has completed a Fixed-Income Offering in the amount of $1.49823 billion. Security Name: 3.35% Senior Unsecured Notes due August 8, 2032 Security Type: Corporate Bond/Note (Non Convertible) Principal Amount: $1.5 billion Price\Range: 99.882% Discount Per Security: 0.2% Security Features: Senior; Unsecured Coupon Type: Fixed

Negative

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

BofA Securities, Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

BofA Securities, Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

Barclays Capital Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Barclays Capital Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.738433 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Positive

Apple Inc. has announced a Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has announced a Fixed-Income Offering. Security Name: Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Notes due 2052 Security Type: Corporate Bond/Note (Non Convertible) Security Features: Senior; Unsecured Coupon Type: Fixed

Positive

Apple Inc. has completed a Fixed-Income Offering in the amount of $1.738433 billion.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has completed a Fixed-Income Offering in the amount of $1.738433 billion. Security Name: 3.95% Senior Unsecured Notes due August 08, 2052 Security Type: Corporate Bond/Note (Non Convertible) Principal Amount: $1.75 billion Price\Range: 99.339% Discount Per Security: 0.4% Security Features: Senior; Unsecured Coupon Type: Fixed

Negative

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

BofA Securities, Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

BofA Securities, Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

Barclays Capital Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Barclays Capital Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Negative

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC has been added as the Co-Lead Underwriter for Apple Inc.'s $1.2456 billion Fixed-Income Offering.

Positive

Apple Inc. has announced a Fixed-Income Offering.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has announced a Fixed-Income Offering. Security Name: Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Notes due 2062 Security Type: Corporate Bond/Note (Non Convertible) Security Features: Senior; Unsecured Coupon Type: Fixed

Positive

Apple Inc. has completed a Fixed-Income Offering in the amount of $1.2456 billion.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has completed a Fixed-Income Offering in the amount of $1.2456 billion. Security Name: 4.1% Senior Unsecured Notes due August 08, 2062 Security Type: Corporate Bond/Note (Non Convertible) Principal Amount: $1.25 billion Price\Range: 99.648% Discount Per Security: 0.4% Security Features: Senior; Unsecured Coupon Type: Fixed

Positive

Apple Inc. Declares Cash Dividend, Payable on August 11, 2022

2022-07-28 20:30:00

Apple Inc.’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.23per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on August 11, 2022 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 8, 2022.

Positive

Apple Inc., $ 0.23, Cash Dividend, Aug-05-2022

2022-07-28 00:00:00

Apple Inc., $ 0.23, Cash Dividend, Aug-05-2022

Neutral

Tranche Update on Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL)'s Equity Buyback Plan announced on May 1, 2018.

2022-07-28 00:00:00

From March 27, 2022 to June 25, 2022, the company has repurchased 142,674,000 shares, representing 0.88% for $21,702.04 million. With this, the company has completed the repurchase of 1,911,543,317 shares, representing 11.07% for $319,119.01 million under the buyback announced on May 1, 2018.

Neutral

Snorkel AI, Inc., Second Annual the Future of Data-Centric AI Conference, Aug 03, 2022 through Aug 04, 2022

2022-07-21 19:00:00

Snorkel AI, Inc., Second Annual The Future of Data-Centric AI Conference, Aug 03, 2022 through Aug 04, 2022.

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at Second Annual The Future of Data-Centric AI Conference, Aug-03-2022

2022-07-21 19:00:00

Apple Inc. Presents at Second Annual The Future of Data-Centric AI Conference, Aug-03-2022 .

Neutral

T-Mobile and Apple Join forces to Make IT Easy for Small Businesses

2022-07-21 13:05:00

T-Mobile is joining forces with Apple to introduce a plan JUST for small businesses that tackles pain points they face keeping their business and employees connected. Available from July 21, 2022, Business Unlimited Ultimate+ for iPhone is the first and only wireless plan that makes IT easy for small businesses, pairing Apple Business Essentials with AppleCare+ for Business Essentials, along with a new iPhone 13 for new lines, 200GB of high-speed hotspot data per month, and more. That’s exactly why T-Mobile and Apple have teamed up — to make things simpler for all types of small businesses with one amazing plan: Ultimate+ for iPhone. This new plan is packed with a ton of great benefits for small businesses: Each employee who adds a new line on the plan gets a new iPhone 13 — sleek and durable, with super-fast performance and long battery life. Ultimate+ for iPhone is the ONLY wireless plan that enables customers to get the all-new Apple Business Essentials, which combines device management, 24/7 Apple support, and iCloud backup and storage — into a single, flexible subscription. There’s unlimited talk, text, and premium smartphone data on America’s largest, fastest, and most reliable 5G network. This plan includes a whopping 200GB of high-speed hotspot data per month, so small businesses can keep all their devices connected. Customers get unlimited Wi-Fi on select flights from American, Delta, and Alaska Airlines — with more airlines, including United, launching later the year 2022. Finally, this plan helps keep business customers connected in over 210 countries and destinations across the world with unlimited text and data, including 5GB of free high-speed data per month. All this for just $50 a month per line, with six or more lines, so small business customers can stop stressing about IT and focus on growing their business. For small business customers who may want to add Apple Business Essentials to just a few existing lines — T-Mobile is launching an a la carte option that allows customers to add Business Essentials to any T-Mobile business plan for $2.99 per month. And just to make sure ALL customers can experience the incredible value of Business Essentials, T-Mobile is offering it FREE a la carte through the end of 2022.

Neutral

The Linux Foundation, KUBECON + CLOUDNATIVECON 2022 - NA, Oct 24, 2022 through Oct 28, 2022

2022-07-09 12:06:00

The Linux Foundation, KUBECON + CLOUDNATIVECON 2022 - NA, Oct 24, 2022 through Oct 28, 2022. Venue: Detroit, Michigan, United States.

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Lieff Cabraser LLP, Stiegler Law Firm LLC, and Robert B. Landry III plc File Federal Lawsuit Against Apple, Inc. for Failure to Pay Overtime and Other Lawfully Required Compensation to Apple Solutions Consultants

2022-07-01 23:21:00

On July 1, 2022, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, Stiegler Law Firm LLC, and Robert B. Landry III PLC filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Apple Solutions Consultants nationwide against Apple Inc. alleging that the company denies them earned overtime and further fails to include all statutorily required forms of compensation in determining the overtime regular rate in violations of 29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq. (the Fair Labor Standards Act, or "FLSA"). The Complaint details the plaintiffs Apple Solutions Consultants' allegations that Apple engaged in the unlawful practice of denying them earned overtime by requiring them to begin their workday at home via online videoconferencing then, after these videoconferences were complete, required them to clock out, then travel to their next job assignment without being paid for that time, in violation of the law. The Complaint further alleges that Apple failed to pay the Apple Solutions Consultants for all hours worked, and also failed to include other legally mandated forms of compensation related to the calculation of the proper overtime rates. As alleged, these practices violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), 29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq., and its implementing regulations. The Collective is defined in the Complaint as: All hourly paid employees of Apple Inc. holding the job title of Solutions Consultant who worked within the three years prior to the date of filing of the Complaint. Due to statues of limitation that can severely curtail employee legal rights, Apple Solutions Consultants who worked for Apple Inc. at any point over the last three years are urged to contact Plaintiffs' Counsel in this new lawsuit immediately for further information about protecting their rights as well as possible recovery for all applicable violations of employment law by Apple. The action was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and is brought as a collective action under the FLSA to recover unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, statutory penalties, other damages, and fees and costs.

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Apple Inc., Q3 2022 Earnings Call, Jul 28, 2022

2022-07-01 13:08:00

Apple Inc., Q3 2022 Earnings Call, Jul 28, 2022

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Apple Provides Developers with Even More Powerful Technologies to Push the App Experience Forward

2022-06-06 21:15:00

Apple announced that it unveiled new tools, technologies, and APIs designed to help developers create even richer experiences for their users. Widgets on the Lock Screen enable developers to surface key information from their apps in a new way, while other new APIs across Apple’s platforms help them build more unique features. WeatherKit gives developers the ability to integrate Apple Weather forecast data directly into their apps, and Xcode Cloud — Apple’s continuous integration and delivery service built into Xcode — is now available to every Apple Developer Program member to help them create higher-quality apps, faster. Metal 3 enables gaming developers to create breathtaking graphics with accelerated performance, and developing for Apple’s platforms is now even more intuitive with improvements to Swift, SwiftUI, and Xcode. And with improvements to SKAdNetwork, ad networks and developers can better measure how ads perform while still preserving user privacy. Xcode Cloud is now available with a range of subscription plans to best fit developers’ needs, starting with 25 hours per month free through December 2023 to all members of the Apple Developer Program and topping out at 1,000 hours per month. Built into Xcode, Xcode Cloud is a continuous integration and delivery cloud service designed specifically for Apple developers. It enables developers and teams of all sizes to build, test, and deliver high-quality apps even more efficiently by automatically building apps in the cloud to free up their Mac for other tasks. And with parallel testing in the cloud, developers can test on a simulated version of every current Apple device, easily deploy a build for internal testing, or deliver to beta testers through TestFlight. Xcode 14 features new enhancements to further improve developer productivity. Project builds are up to 25% faster, thanks to improved parallelism, and the Xcode application is now 30% smaller to download, with downloadable simulator runtimes for watchOS and tvOS. The new multiplatform target creates a single SwiftUI interface for use across iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS. Developer code is easier to maintain yet highly customizable to take advantage of each platform’s unique capabilities. SwiftUI live previews are now interactive by default in Xcode, s changes are immediately live, and developers can create variants of each preview without writing any code, altering the color scheme, text size, device orientation, or accessibility modes. The new App Icon feature in Assets Catalog allows developers to provide a single icon size for all platforms, and Xcode automatically generates all the required assets for the app. Xcode includes language and editing enhancements with smarter autocompletion, and additional dynamic snippets get developers to the code they want to write faster. Metal 3 — the latest version of Apple’s graphics framework — comes with new features that enable game developers to tap into the power of Apple silicon for even greater gaming performance. MetalFX Upscaling enables developers to quickly render complex scenes by using less compute-intensive frames, and then apply high-quality spatial upscaling and temporal anti-aliasing. The result is accelerated performance that makes games feel more responsive and graphics that look stunning. Game developers also benefit from a new Fast Resource Loading API that minimizes wait time by providing a more direct path from storage to the GPU, so games can easily access high-quality textures and geometry needed to create expansive worlds for realistic and immersive gameplay. Game developers that integrate with Game Center can now add Activity views into the dashboard, making it possible for their users to see which games their friends are playing and their high scores. And with SharePlay support, it’s easier than ever for users to play together in real time. Swift and SwiftUI offer the best way to build an app, and now come with new features that streamline the development process. Swift adds a powerful string processing capability with new regular expression literal support built directly into the language, allowing developers to quickly check the correctness of their regular expressions and extract information with less code. With new Package Plugins available in Swift Package Manager, it’s now easier for developers to run custom commands on their projects, and even upload and share the commands with others. SwiftUI, Apple’s next-generation user interface framework, features an enhanced navigation API to make it easier for developers to control how their app moves from view to view. With Custom Layouts, developers can go beyond common app layouts and create versions that work best for their app designs. And Swift Charts can be customized to almost any charting need so developers can better visualize the data in their apps. WeatherKit enables developers to integrate the same world-class global weather forecast that powers Apple Weather directly into their apps. Using high-resolution meteorological models combined with machine learning and prediction algorithms, Apple Weather provides current weather, 10-day hourly forecasts, daily forecasts, and historical weather.

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Apple Provides Developers with Even More Powerful Technologies to Push the App Experience Forward

2022-06-06 21:15:00

WeatherKit is available to developers through both native Swift and REST APIs, and comes with 500,000 API calls per month included with an Apple Developer Program membership. Developers who need more will be able to purchase additional tiers of service right in the Apple Developer app starting this fall. The SKAdNetwork API comes with new features designed to help ad networks and advertisers better measure how ads perform in apps or on the web while still preserving user privacy. Hierarchical source IDs increase a developer’s ability to optimize their campaigns without increasing the risk of cross-app tracking of individuals. SKAdNetwork also features hierarchical conversion values to allow developers to receive more information about conversions for smaller campaigns, and developers can better calculate return on ad spend by offering multiple conversions at defined time windows. Apple developers have more APIs available than ever to create app experiences that their users will love. Some of the latest APIs available to developers include: Widgets on the Lock Screen: With iOS 16 enabling widgets on the iPhone Lock Screen, developers can now seamlessly share the same code between their widgets on the Lock Screen and complications on Apple Watch, which are based on the same new WidgetKit API. Live Text: Developers can now offer users the ability to grab text straight from photos and videos found in their apps, or through a live camera feed. Live Text is processed on device for greater user privacy and performance. Collaboration tools: The rich collaboration features built into Messages are available to third-party apps. Developers can also highlight content that users have shared from their app in Messages in a new Shared with user section of their app, making it easier for recipients to get back to that content at a later time. Passkeys: Passkeys are next-generation credentials that are more secure, easier to use, and designed to work in apps as easily as they do on the web. MapKit: Third-party apps can include the detailed 3D city experience and Look Around for a richer user experience. New Apple Maps Server APIs offer faster and easier Maps integrations. Focus filters: Developers can adjust the content of their apps based on the user’s current Focus. Automatic Shortcuts: Developers can now use App Intents to enable their apps to be used with Siri and Shortcuts, with no user setup required. watchOS 9: VoIP calls are now supported with CallKit; the share sheet enables users to share content from their favorite app directly to iMessage and other popular messaging apps; and third-party apps can now access the Photos app with Photos picker and even integrate with Apple TV. RoomPlan: Powered by ARKit, developers can now utilize the LiDAR Scanner on iPhone and iPad to create a 3D floor plan for a room, with characteristics like dimensions and type of furniture included. Live Activities: Using WidgetKit, developers can keep their users up to date with the most current information for an activity or event right on the Lock Screen.

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Apple Previews iPadOS 16 and Takes Versatility of iPad Even Further with Powerful New Productivity and Collaboration Features

2022-06-06 18:46:00

Apple previewed iPadOS® 16, a major update that makes the iPad® experience even more versatile. Taking advantage of the power of the M1 chip, Stage Manager™ brings a new way to multitask with multiple overlapping windows and full external display support. Collaboration is easy than ever with new ways to start working with others in apps across the system using Messages, and the new Freeform™ app provides a flexible canvas to brainstorm on together. New tools in Mail help users be more productive, Safari® adds shared Tab Groups to browse the web with others, and the browsing experience gets even more secure with passkeys. The new Weather app takes full advantage of the stunning iPad display, and Live Text™ now interacts with text in video. New pro features — including Reference Mode and Display Zoom — make iPad an even more powerful mobile studio. Combined with the power of Apple silicon, iPadOS 16 makes it fast and easy to get more done on iPad. New features in Messages make it easy to start collaborating and manage shared content across Files, Keynote®, Numbers®, Pages®, Notes, Reminders, and Safari, as well as third-party apps. When users send an invitation to collaborate via Messages, everyone on the thread is automatically added to the document, spreadsheet, or project. When someone makes a change to a shared file, everyone can see updates right at the top of the Messages thread. And when a user is working on a collaborative project, they can easily jump into the associated Messages conversation or just tap to start a FaceTime® call with their collaborators. iPadOS 16 makes everyday messaging even better. Users can now edit or recall recently sent messages, recover recently deleted messages, and mark conversations as unread so they can come back to them later. Additionally, users can now begin a SharePlay™ session via Messages, so they can choose a shared activity — like a movie, TV show, workout, or game — and enjoy it together in sync while chatting via Messages. Freeform, a powerful new collaboration app with a flexible canvas, gives users the ability to see, share, and collaborate all in one place without worrying about layouts and page sizes, and with full support for Apple Pencil®. Users can view others’ contributions as they add content or make edits, all while enjoying a real-time collaboration space. Coming to iPadOS 16 later this year, Freeform allows collaborators to start a session from FaceTime and see the updates from others right in the Messages thread. Being more productive is easy than ever with new tools introduced in Mail. Users are given a moment to cancel delivery of a message before it reaches a recipient’s inbox, schedule emails to be sent at the perfect moment, and move sent emails to the top of their inbox to quickly send a follow-up. Messages can also be resurfaced at any date and time with Remind Later, and users can get notified if they forget to include an important part of the message, like an attachment or recipient. Additionally, an all-new search experience delivers more complete and accurate results by correcting typos and using synonyms for the search terms, and allows users to see a richer view of contacts, shared content, and more. iCloud® Shared Photo Library is the easy way to share photos seamlessly and automatically among up to six family members, so everyone can collaborate and enjoy the collection in Memories, Featured Photos, and the Photos widget. Users can share all their past photos, or use setup tools to contribute specific photos based on a start date or people in the photos. Photos can be added to the collection manually, or through Bluetooth proximity or sharing suggestions in For You. When anyone in the Shared Library adds, edits, or deletes photos, the library is updated for everyone. Safari gets big updates, making it even more collaborative, customizable, and secure. Shared Tab Groups allow users to collaborate on a set of tabs with friends and see updates instantly while they work together, share tabs and bookmarks, and start a conversation right from Safari. Tab Groups get dedicated start pages that can be customized with a background image, bookmarks, and unique sections everyone can see and edit. Browsing in Safari is even more secure with passkeys, an easier and safer sign-in method designed to replace passwords on the web and in apps. Passkeys are kept on iPad and are specific to the sites users create them for. And since passkeys are unique digital keys that stay on device and are never stored on a web server, hackers can’t leak them or trick users into sharing them. Users can sign in to websites or apps on Apple and non-Apple devices with their saved passkey by scanning the QR code with iPad, and using Face ID® or Touch ID® to authenticate. Designed to take full advantage of the stunning display, Weather comes to iPad with beautiful animations. With just a tap, users can see the most important weather information, or explore maps to check precipitation, air quality, and temperature. Users can also be notified when a severe weather alert is issued in their area, or check the air quality using a color-coded scale. Using on-device intelligence, Live Text recognizes text in images across the system, and the feature now comes to video, making text completely interactive in paused video frames. With a single tap on a video, users can quickly translate languages or convert currencies. And Visual Look Up now allows users to lift the subject from an image or isolate a subject by removing the background with just a tap, and expands its recognition capabilities to birds, insects, statues, and more.

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Apple Previews iPadOS 16 and Takes Versatility of iPad Even Further with Powerful New Productivity and Collaboration Features

2022-06-06 18:46:00

Apple previewed iPadOS® 16, a major update that makes the iPad® experience even more versatile. iPadOS 16 brings new powerful features that make iPad Pro® an indispensable tool for creative professionals. Reference Mode enables the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Liquid Retina® XDR display to match the color requirements in workflows like review and approve, color grading, and compositing, where accurate colors and consistent image quality are critical. Powered by the performance of the Apple-designed M1 chip, Display Zoom now allows users to increase the pixel density of the display so they can view more in their apps, which is especially useful when using Split View. With Virtual Memory Swap, iPad storage can be used to expand the available memory for all apps, and delivers up to 16 gigabytes of memory for the most demanding apps, helping to make multitasking absolutely seamless. Stage Manager is an entirely new multitasking experience that automatically organizes apps and windows, making it quick and easy to switch between tasks. For the first time on iPad, users can create overlapping windows of different sizes in a single view, drag and drop windows from the side, or open apps from the Dock to create groups of apps for fast, more flexible multitasking. The window of the app users are working on is displayed prominently in the center, and other open apps and windows are arranged on the left-hand side in order of recency. Available on iPad Pro and iPad Air® with the M1 chip, Stage Manager also unlocks full external display support with resolutions of up to 6K, so users can arrange the ideal workspace, and work with up to four apps on iPad and four apps on the external display. Additional iPadOS 16 Features: Dictation offers a new on-device experience that allows users to easily move between voice, touch, and Scribble with Apple Pencil. Users can type with the keyboard or write with Scribble, tap in the text field, move the cursor, and insert QuickType® suggestions, all without needing to stop Dictation. Dictation also features automatic punctuation and emoji dictation. Siri® adds the ability to automatically run shortcuts from apps, with no setup required. Users can now insert emoji when sending messages with Siri, and can skip the confirmation step when sending messages by enabling the feature in Settings. Siri can now process more types of requests offline without an internet connection, and users can now hang up a call completely hands-free by simply saying Hey Siri, hang up. The Home app gets an all-new design that makes it easy to navigate, organize, view, and control smart home accessories at a glance, as well as Matter support, a new smart home connectivity standard that allows compatible accessories to work together seamlessly across different platforms, and provides more choice and interoperability, all while maintaining the high level of security. Desktop-class apps enable new capabilities optimized for the iPad display, from system elements and interactions to new features available on Mac®, including a consistent undo and redo experience across the system, a redesigned find-and-replace experience, customizable toolbars, the ability to change file extensions and view folder size in Files, and more. AppleNews® introduces My Sports, allowing users to follow their favorite teams, leagues, and athletes, and see curated and personalized stories from hundreds of the best local, national, and international sports publications, all in one app. Notes allows users to create neat handwritten notes with the ability to automatically straighten the handwriting, use their iCloud password to lock personal notes, add screenshots in Quick Note, and take organization even further with powerful Smart Folders and filtering capabilities. Handoff in FaceTime allows users to start a FaceTime call on one of their Apple devices and seamlessly hand it off to another Apple device nearby. When switching to a different device, the connected Bluetooth headset transitions simultaneously so users don’t miss any of the conversation. New accessibility tools include Live Captions in FaceTime; a new Magnifier mode that delivers richer descriptions of the surroundings; Hover Text, which helps users to easily read input fields, menu items, button labels, and other text on iPad; support for over 20 additional languages in VoiceOver and Spoken Content; and more. Later this year, Game Center will introduce a redesigned dashboard that allows a player to see which games friends are playing, as well as their achievements and high scores across games, in one place, and with SharePlay integration, a player will be able to start playing multiplayer games with friends automatically on a FaceTime call. Availability: The developer preview of iPadOS 16 is available to Apple Developer Program members at developer.apple.com starting on June 6, 2022, and a public beta will be available to iPadOS users next month at beta.apple.com. New software features will be available this fall as a free software update for iPad (5th generation and later), iPad mini® (5th generation and later), iPad Air (3rd generation and later), and all iPad Pro models.

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Apple Unveils M2, Taking Breakthrough Performance and Capabilities of M1 Even Further

2022-06-06 18:31:00

Apple announced M2, beginning the next generation of Apple silicon designed specifically for the Mac(R). Built using second-generation 5-nanometer technology, M2 takes the performance per watt of M1 even further with an 18% fast CPU, a 35% more powerful GPU, and a 40% fast Neural Engine. It also delivers 50% more memory bandwidth compared to M1, and up to 24GB of fast unified memory. M2 brings all of this -- plus new custom technologies and greater efficiency -- to the completely redesigned MacBook Air(R) and updated 13-inch MacBook Pro(R). The additional transistors improve features across the entire chip, including the memory controller that delivers 100GB/s of unified memory bandwidth – 50% more than M1. And with up to 24GB of fast unified memory, M2 can handle even larger and more complex workloads. Faster Power-Efficient Performance The new CPU features faster performance cores paired with a large cache, while the efficiency cores have been significantly enhanced for even great performance gains. Together, they deliver 18% great multithreaded performance than M1, so M2 can rip through CPU-intensive tasks using very little power, like creating music with layers of effects or applying complex filters to photos. Compared with the latest 10-core PC laptop chip, the CPU in M2 provides nearly twice the performance at the same power level. And, M2 delivers the peak performance of the PC chip while using just a quarter of the power. When compared to the new 12-core PC laptop chip -- which needs dramatically more power to deliver an increase in performance and is therefore found in thick, hot, more noisy systems with less battery life -- M2 provides nearly 90% of the peak performance of the 12-core chip while using just one-fourth the power. M2 also features Apple's next-generation GPU with up to 10 cores -- two more than M1. Combined with a large cache and higher memory bandwidth, the 10-core GPU delivers a big boost in graphics performance, bringing up to 25% high graphics performance than M1 at the same power level, and up to 35% better performance at its max power. Compared with the integrated graphics of the new PC laptop chip, the GPU in M2 delivers 2.3x fast performance at the same power level, and matches its peak performance using a fifth of the power. The high performance per watt from M2 enables systems to have exceptional battery life, and run cool and quietly, even when playing graphics-intensive games or editing massive RAW images. Apple's Next-Generation Custom Technologies M2 brings Apple's new custom technologies to the Mac, enabling new capabilities, better security, and more: Theeuraral Engine can process up to 15.8 trillion operations per send; over 40% more than M1; The media engine includes a high-bandwidth video decoder, supporting 8K H.264 and HEVC video; Apple's powerful ProRes(TM) video engine enables playback of multiple streams of both 4K and 8K video; Apple's new Secure Enclave provides security; A new image signal processor (ISP) delivers better image noise reduction; macOS,2,2, and Apps macOS(R) has been designed for Apple silin, and the combination of macOS Monterey and the powerful new M2 delivers breakthrough performance and productivity for users. Mac computers powered with Apple silicon have access to the large collection of apps ever for Mac, including iPhone(R) and iPad(R) apps that can run on Mac, and universal apps that unlock the full power of M-series chips. macOS Ventura, coming this fall, will also take full advantage of M2, bringing new features including Stage Manager(TM), and powerful new capabilities with Continuity Camera and Handoff(R) in FaceTime(R). macOS Ventura also includes big updates to Safari(R), Mail, Messages, Spotlight(R), and more. Apple Silicon and the Environment The power-efficient performance of M2 helps the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro meet Apple's high standards for energy efficiency.

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Watchos 9 Delivers New Ways to Stay Connected, Active, and Healthy

2022-06-06 17:55:00

Apple previewed watchOS 9, which brings new features and enhanced experiences to the world’s leading wearable operating system. Apple Watch® users will now have more watch faces to choose from, with richer complications that provide more information and opportunity for personalization. In the updated Workout app, advanced metrics, views, and training experiences inspired by high-performing athletes help users take their workouts to the next level. watchOS 9 brings sleep stages to the Sleep app, and a new FDA-cleared AFib History feature provides deeper insights into a user’s condition. The new Medications app makes it easy for users to conveniently and discreetly manage, understand, and track medications. The Apple Watch experience starts with watch faces, which give users the opportunity to express personal style while connecting them to relevant information at a glance through complications. watchOS 9 introduces four new faces: Lunar, which depicts the relationship between the Gregorian calendar and lunar calendar, used in many cultures such as Chinese, Islamic, and Hebrew; Playtime, a dynamic piece of art that’s unique to Apple Watch and created in collaboration with artist Joi Fulton; Metropolitan, a classic, type-driven watch face where the style changes as the Digital Crown® is rotated; and Astronomy, an original face that has been completely remastered and features a new star map and current cloud data. watchOS 9 introduces enhanced and modernized complications on some of the most classic watch faces, such as Utility, Simple, and Activity Analog, along with background color editing for Modular, Modular Compact, and X-Large for additional personalization. The new Portraits face showcases the depth effect on more photos, including cats, dogs, and landscapes, while Chinese scripts have been added as options for California and Typograph watch faces. Focus now allows users to select an Apple Watch face to automatically appear when they start a specific Focus on iPhone®, such as the Photos face during a Personal Focus, helping users stay in the moment. The Workout app, one of the most popular apps on Apple Watch, has been updated to provide richer metrics for measuring performance, as well as new training experiences to help users reach fitness goals. The familiar in-session display now uses the Digital Crown to rotate between easy-to-read Workout Views, so users can see important metrics for different training styles. Heart Rate Zones, which can be manually created or automatically calculated using personalized Health data, can be used to monitor the intensity of a workout. Interval training is an important part of any training plan, and in watchOS 9, the Workout app introduces Custom Workouts, which can be used to create a structured workout that can include work and rest intervals. New alerts, including pace, power, heart rate, and cadence, can be added to guide users throughout the workout. For triathletes, the Workout app now supports a new Multisport workout type that automatically switches between any sequence of swimming, biking, and running workouts, using motion sensors to recognize movement patterns. When each workout is complete, a redesigned summary page in the Fitness app offers additional details with interactive charts for more precise analysis. Apple Watch is already a powerful tool for runners, and watchOS 9 brings more data and features to help track how efficiently users run. New running form metrics, including Stride Length, Ground Contact Time, and Vertical Oscillation, can all be added as metrics on Workout Views. These metrics appear in the Fitness app summary and in the Health app, where users can see trends over time and learn from patterns. Users can choose to race against their best or last result on frequently used routes, and receive alerts during the workout for being ahead or behind their pace, as well as when going off route. Additionally, a new pacer experience lets users choose a distance and goal for the time in which they want to complete a run, and calculates the pace required to achieve the goal. During the workout, they can follow the pace alerts and metrics provided. Kickboard detection has been added as a new stroke type for Pool Swim workouts, using sensor fusion on Apple Watch to automatically detect when users are swimming with a kickboard and classify the stroke type in the workout summary along with distance swam. Swimmers can now track their efficiency with a SWOLF score — a stroke count combined with the time, in seconds, it takes to swim one length of the pool. Users can view their SWOLF average for each set in the workout summary. Apple Fitness+? is the first fitness and wellness service built around Apple Watch, designed to be welcoming to all. It intelligently incorporates real-time workout metrics from Apple Watch right on the screen with iPhone, iPad®, or Apple TV®, motivating users of all levels from start to finish. With watchOS 9, Fitness+ workouts now display on-screen guidance in addition to trainer coaching to help users get the most out of workouts, including: Intensity for HIIT, Cycling, Rowing, and Treadmill; Strokes per Minute (SPM) for Rowing; Revolutions per Minute (RPM) for Cycling; and Incline for walkers and runners in Treadmill. Fitness+ subscribers without Apple TV can now use AirPlay® to stream workouts and meditations with on-screen metrics to compatible third-party TVs and devices, allowing them to train anywhere, anytime. The Sleep experience on Apple Watch already empowers users to create Wind Down and Bedtime schedules, as well as track their sleep to help them meet their goals. Sleep tracking in watchOS 9 provides even more insights with the introduction of sleep stages. Using signals from the accelerometer and heart rate sensor, Apple Watch can detect when users are in REM, Core, or Deep sleep. Users will see sleep stage data on Apple Watch in the Sleep app and can view more detailed information, like time asleep, alongside additional metrics, like heart rate and respiratory rate, in sleep comparison charts in the Health app on iPhone. The machine learning models were trained and validated against the clinical gold standard, polysomnography, with one of the largest and most diverse populations ever studied for a wearable. As the science of sleep is still being explored, users will be able to aid in potential discoveries by contributing their sleep stage data in the Apple Heart and Movement Study through the Research app.

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Apple Unveils an All-New Lock Screen Experience and New Ways to Share and Communicate in iOS 16

2022-06-06 17:43:00

Apple® previewed iOS 16, delivering the biggest update ever to the Lock Screen, and new sharing, communication, and intelligence features that together change the way users experience iPhone®. iOS 16 introduces iCloud® Shared Photo Library to seamlessly share a collection of photos with family, updates to Messages and Mail that help users stay in touch with ease, and powerful enhancements to Live Text™ and Visual Look Up. A Personalized Lock Screen Experience: The Lock Screen gets more personal, beautiful, and helpful with iOS 16. With a new multilayered effect, the subjects of photos are artfully set in front of the time on the Lock Screen, creating a sense of depth. Users can also change the look of the date and time with expressive type styles and color choices. The Lock Screen features widgets that take inspiration from Apple Watch® complications, making it easy to get information at a glance, such as upcoming calendar events, the weather, battery levels, alarms, time zones, Activity ring progress, and more. A new Lock Screen gallery features a range of options for inspiration, such as Apple collections, which include Pride and Unity to celebrate special cultural moments; a Weather wallpaper to see live weather conditions as they change throughout the day; and an Astronomy wallpaper for views of the Earth, moon, and solar system. Users can also create Lock Screens using their favorite emoji or color combinations. With multiple Lock Screens, users can switch between their favorites with just a swipe. Live Activities is a new feature that helps users stay on top of things that are happening in real time, such as a sports game, workout, ride-share, or food delivery order, right from the Lock Screen. Notifications have been redesigned to roll up from the bottom, ensuring that users have a clear view of their personalized Lock Screen. Find Balance with Focus: Focus is more powerful, easier to set up, and now connects to the Lock Screen, offering users a way to tie a Lock Screen wallpaper and widgets to a particular Focus. To activate a Focus, users can simply swipe to the corresponding Lock Screen. With Focus filters, apps like Calendar, Mail, Messages, and Safari® can display only the content that is relevant to a user’s Focus, helping them to find better balance. One Place for Family Photos with iCloud Shared Photo Library: iCloud Shared Photo Library gives families a new way to share photos seamlessly with a separate iCloud library that up to six users can collaborate on, contribute to, and enjoy. Users can choose to share existing photos from their personal libraries, or share based on a start date or people in the photos. A user can also choose to send photos to the Shared Library automatically using a new toggle in the Camera app. Additionally, users will receive intelligent suggestions to share a photo that includes participants in the Shared Photo Library. Every user in the Shared Photo Library has access to add, delete, edit, or favorite the shared photos or videos, which will appear in each user’s Memories and Featured Photos so that everyone can relive more complete family moments. Updates to Messages: Users can edit or recall recently sent messages, recover recently deleted messages, and mark conversations as unread so they can come back to them later.2 In addition, SharePlay™ is coming to Messages, making it possible to enjoy synced content like movies or songs and shared playback controls all while chatting in Messages. New Tools for Mail: Now users can schedule emails ahead of time and are even given a moment to cancel delivery of a message before it reaches a recipient’s inbox. Mail detects if the user forgot to include an important part of their message, such as an attachment. Users also have the option to resurface a message at any date and time with Remind Later, and Follow Up suggestions automatically remind users to follow up on an email if they have not received a response. Mail also includes the biggest overhaul to search, and uses techniques to deliver more relevant, accurate, and complete results. Users see recent emails, contacts, documents, and links the moment they begin to search for emails. Live Text and Visual Look Up Enhancements: Live Text uses on-device intelligence to recognize text in images across iOS, and it is now expanding to include video. Users can pause a video on any frame and interact with text. Live Text also adds the ability for users to quickly convert currency, translate text, and more. Visual Look Up takes photos further by introducing a new feature that allows users to tap and hold on the subject of an image to lift it from the background and place it in apps like Messages. Visual Look Up also expands to recognize birds, insects, and statues.

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Apple Inc., Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Jun 06, 2022

2022-05-28 05:12:00

Apple Inc., Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Jun 06, 2022.

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Apple Inc., Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Jun 06, 2022

2022-05-28 05:12:00

Apple Inc., Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Jun 06, 2022.

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Apple Inc. Presents at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Jun-06-2022

2022-05-28 05:12:00

Apple Inc. Presents at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Jun-06-2022. Presentation Date(s): Jun-06-2022.

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Apple Unveils New Apple Watch Pride Edition Bands

2022-05-24 13:00:00

Apple is releasing two new Pride Edition bands with dynamic Pride watch faces in support of the global LGBTQ+ community and equality movement. This year’s Pride Edition Sport Loop showcases a color gradient with the word “pride” woven directly into the band. Apple is also launching a new shot on iPhone® pride campaign on Instagram that captures the essence of artists and figures within the global LGBTQ+ community. Apple is proud to build on its long-running support for LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations working to bring about positive change, from Encircle, an organization that provides life-affirming programs and services for the LGBTQ+ community and their families, to The Trevor Project, the larger suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people. Additional advocacy organizations Apple is supporting include Equality Federation Institute, Equality North Carolina, Equality Texas, Gender Spectrum, GLSEN, Human Rights Campaign, ILGA World, The National Center for Transgender Equality, PFLAG, and SMYAL. Now in its seventh year, the Apple Watch® Pride Edition bands and watch faces illustrate the ways in which the company stands with, supports, and is proudly made up of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride Edition Sport Loop: Members and allies of the LGBTQ+ creative community at Apple were inspired to deliver a new expression of pride through this unique design. Utilizing the comfortable, durable, and adjustable Sport Loop design, Apple used a new technique to remove several of the double-layer nylon-woven textile loops on the band to reveal the word “pride” in a cursive style inspired by the original “hello” greeting — displayed on the first Macintosh® in 1984 — giving the word a novel, three-dimensional look and feel. The team designed a color gradient that incorporates the original rainbow colors with those drawn from various pride flags, including light blue, pink, and white, representing transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, and black and brown, symbolizing Black and Latinx communities. The colors also represent those who are living with or have passed away from HIV/AIDS. Pride Threads Watch Face: Inspired by multiple pride flags, this new watch face combines colors to represent the strength and mutual support of the LGBTQ+ movement. Mirroring the woven loops of the Sport Loop, each strand of vibrant thread contributes to the overall composition of the watch face. The colorful threads move as the Digital Crown® on Apple Watch is rotated, the display is tapped, or the user’s wrist is raised. Apple is also including new App Clip functionality within the band packaging to deliver a simple and convenient way for customers to immediately access the new matching watch face. Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop: new Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop celebrates the full spectrum of the rainbow and features a matching rainbow-colored Nike Bounce face that accompanies the new band. Along with Nike’s Be True collection, the Sport Loop honors individuals who are expanding sport for future generations and inspiring others to feel the joy of being authentically themselves. Be True is part of Nike’s broader commitment to the LGBTQ+ community, which focuses on recognition, advocacy, inspiration, and education.

Positive

Electronic Arts Reportedly Looking to Sell or Merge

2022-05-20 00:00:00

Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA) recently pursued a merger with NBCUniversal, and also held potential acquisition talks with The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL), and other companies, according to a new report by Puck. While a deal isn’t currently in the works, it doesn’t sound like EA plans to give up anytime soon. “Several sources familiar with these talks say EA has been persistent in pursuing a sale, and has only grown more emboldened in the wake of the Microsoft-Activision deal. Others say that EA is primarily interested in a merger arrangement that would allow Wilson to remain as chief executive of the combined company”. “We don’t comment on rumors and speculation relating to M&A,” EA spokesperson John Reseburg told Kotaku in a statement. “We are proud to be operating from a position of strength and growth, with a portfolio of amazing games, built around powerful IP, made by incredibly talented teams, and a network of more than half a billion players. We see a very bright future ahead”. Disney, and Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Negative

Parents Sues Apple, Luxshare-ICT, Inc. and Luxshare Precision Industry Co. Ltd for Negligence and Fraud for Failing to Properly Design and Test the Devices

2022-05-17 14:34:00

The parents of a San Antonio, Texas, boy are suing tech giant Apple and its partner companies for damages caused when the volume in their son's Apple AirPods increased without warning during an Amber Alert and caused permanent hearing loss. According to the lawsuit, the boy was watching Netflix on his iPhone while wearing an AirPod in his right ear at a low volume. An Amber Alert notification unexpectedly produced ear-shattering sound levels, causing significant injuries and permanent hearing loss. Since the incident, the boy has suffered from nausea, dizziness, vertigo and tinnitus. He will have to wear a hearing aid for the rest of his life, according to the lawsuit.The parents are suing Apple, Luxshare-ICT, Inc. and Luxshare Precision Industry Co. LTD for negligence and fraud for failing to properly design and test the devices, failing to warn users that the earbuds are prone to rapid and unexpected increases in ear volume, and failing to properly manufacture the AirPods. The family is seeking damages for the boy's physical harm, pain and suffering, disability, mental anguish, emotional trauma, and future medical expenses as well as punitive damages against Apple.

Neutral

Apple Inc. Presents at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022, May-16-2022 through May-20-2022

2022-05-09 17:44:00

Apple Inc. Presents at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022, May-16-2022 through May-20-2022. Presentation Date & Speakers: May-18-2022, Bowen Li, Derek McGowan, Emily Fox, Security Engineer, Huichao Zhao, Paris Pittman, Samuel Ortiz. May-19-2022, Emily Fox, Security Engineer, Katie Gamanji, Senior Kubernetes Field Engineer, Paul Morie. May-20-2022, Emily Fox, Security Engineer, Samuel Ortiz.

Neutral

Tranche Update on Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL)'s Equity Buyback Plan announced on May 1, 2018.

2022-04-29 10:12:00

From December 26, 2021 to March 26, 2022, the company has repurchased 141,934,000 shares, representing 0.87% for $22,909.17 million. With this, the company has completed the repurchase of 1,768,869,317 shares, representing 10.19% for $297,416.97 million under the buyback announced on May 1, 2018.

Positive

Apple Inc. Declares Cash Dividend, Payable on May 12, 2022

2022-04-28 20:30:00

Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.23per share of the Company’s common stock, an increase of 5 percent. The dividend is payable on May 12, 2022 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 9, 2022.

Neutral

ACOM Brings Apple Pay to Its “AC Master Card” Holders

2022-04-28 02:00:00

Acom Co., Ltd. brings Apple Pay to its "AC MasterCard" holders. Apple Pay is a safer way to pay contactless where customers do not need to handle cash, plastic card or touch physical buttons. Once "AC MasterCard" is added to Apple Pay, customers can make fast and cashless payments with their iPhone and Apple Watch in QUICPay merchants and MasterCard merchants accepting tap-to-pay. It also enables user to reload Suica or PASMO cards on Apple Pay and make purchases in apps and online. Customers can easily set their "AC MasterCard" in the Wallet App on iPhone, and automatic cash when using "AC MasterCard" will also continue to apply.

Neutral

Apple Inc. has closed its Shelf Registration dated April 25, 2014 in the amount of $405.6 million.

2022-04-28 00:00:00

Apple Inc. has closed its Shelf Registration dated April 25, 2014 in the amount of $405.6 million. Security Name: Common Stock Securities Offered: 20,000,000 Transaction Features: ESOP Related Offering

Positive

Apple Inc., $ 0.23, Cash Dividend, May-06-2022

2022-04-28 00:00:00

Apple Inc., $ 0.23, Cash Dividend, May-06-2022

Positive

Apple Inc. announces an Increase in Equity Buyback.

2022-04-28 00:00:00

On April 28, 2022, the company announced an increase in its equity buyback plan. The company increased its authorization by $90,000 million, thereby bringing its total authorization to $405,000 million.

Positive

Apple Myeongdong Opens on April 9, in South Korea

2022-04-06 23:30:00

Apple® previewed Apple Myeongdong, a new retail store located in the center of Seoul’s vibrant and bustling shopping district. Serving as Apple’s large store in South Korea, this new space will invite customers to discover Apple’s latest products, receive best-in-class support from highly knowledgeable Apple Specialists, and participate in educational at Apple® sessions. Apple Myeongdong will serve as a stage for established and new Korean artists, who will lead unique at Apple sessions celebrating contemporary Korean culture. The store will debut Apple’s first-ever K-pop at Apple Remix session featuring K-pop supergroup SEVENTEEN. The new session, set to launch in other Apple stores across Asia, will spotlight the band’s soon-to-be-released single, “Darl+ing,” arriving ahead of their full-length album that will debut in May 2022. Attendees will discover more about the group’s creative process, and deconstruct the new track using iPad® and GarageBand®. Apple is also collaborating with other artists for inspirational at Apple sessions celebrating Korean creativity in all forms: Art Lab: “Draw Springtime Floral Greetings” with artist Nanan Kang; Photo Lab: “Capture the Colors of Seoul” with travel photographer Lee Jongbeom; Exclusive: In Conversation with Minha Kim, star of the new Apple Original drama “Pachinko”; and Art Lab: “Create Your Own Abstract World in AR” with artist VAKKI. The expansive two-level store is positioned at the base of an all-new tower in the center of the city, occupying the full width of the block and creating a grand street frontage. Offering visitors a small haven from the hustle of the busy street, landscaped pocket gardens flank both corners of the store, and include commissioned sculptures created by Korean artists Jaehyo Lee and VAKKI. The greenery flows into the space, with a shaded grove of trees lining the storefront. Apple Myeongdong also features the first installation of a horizontally supported double-height glass façade. Once inside, customers can browse Apple’s latest products and services on the tables and avenues — including Apple TV+?, following its recent launch in Korea. A newly dedicated Apple Pickup area, the first of its kind in Asia, makes it even more convenient to pick up products ordered online. Visitors can travel between floors using the staircase, which is made transparent through glass risers, or through the stainless steel elevator. The second floor provides ample space to explore and receive support from the 220-person store team, which collectively speaks 11 languages and represents over eight nationalities. Integrating locally sourced hanji paper shades, the Boardroom offers an intimate setting where the store’s Business Team can offer advice and training to entrepreneurs, developers, and other business customers. The Forum, featuring a large video wall in the center, creates an elevated gallery with city views, and serves as the home to at Apple sessions.

Neutral

Apple Inc., Q2 2022 Earnings Call, Apr 28, 2022

2022-04-01 15:13:00

Apple Inc., Q2 2022 Earnings Call, Apr 28, 2022

Positive

Apple Business Essentials Now Available for Small Businesses

2022-03-31 17:00:00

Apple announced that Apple Business Essentials™ is now available to all small businesses in the US. The new service brings together device management, 24/7 Apple support, and iCloud® storage into flexible subscription plans. Apple also unveiled new AppleCare+? for Business Essentials options that can be added to any plan. Additionally, a two-month free trial will be available to all customers, including those who have been using Apple Business Essentials in beta. Apple Business Essentials supports small businesses throughout the entire device management life cycle — from device setup, to device upgrades — while providing strong security, prioritized support, and data storage and backup. The complete solution begins with simple employee onboarding, allowing a small business to easily configure, deploy, and manage Apple products from anywhere. With the Collections feature, groups of apps can be delivered to employees or teams, and settings can be automatically pushed to devices, such as VPN configurations, Wi-Fi passwords, and more. Employees simply sign in to their work account on their iPhone®, iPad®, or Mac® using a Managed Apple ID. Once they sign in, they will have access to everything they need to be productive, including the new Apple Business Essentials app, where they can download work apps available to them. Managed Apple IDs can be created by federating with Microsoft Azure Active Directory and, coming later this spring, with Google Workspace identity services, allowing employees to log in to their device with a single business username and password. Apple Business Essentials works with company-provided and personally owned devices, and with Apple’s User Enrollment feature, employees’ personal information stays private and cryptographically separated from work data. In addition to a streamlined setup, Apple Business Essentials provides a dedicated iCloud work account for simple and secure storage, backup, and collaboration on files and documents. Business data is automatically stored and backed up on iPhone or iPad, making it easy to upgrade to a new device. And iCloud Drive® keeps information synced across Mac, making it easy to move between devices at work.

Neutral

Cloud Native Computing Foundation, KUBE CON consulting GmbH, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022, May 16, 2022 through May 20, 2022

2022-03-28 16:02:00

Cloud Native Computing Foundation, KUBE CON consulting GmbH, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022, May 16, 2022 through May 20, 2022.

Positive

Azzad Asset Submits a Shareholder Proposal to Apple

2022-02-09 13:00:00

On February 9, 2022, Azzad Asset Management filed an exempt solicitation statement soliciting proxies and urged the shareholders of Apple Inc. to vote for a shareholder proposal, requesting the Board of Directors revise the Company’s transparency reports to provide clear explanations of the number and categories of app removals from the App Store, in response to or in anticipation of government requests, that may reasonably be expected to limit freedom of expression or access to information.

Positive

Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) acquired AI Music Limited.

2022-02-07 00:00:00

Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) acquired AI Music Limited on February 7, 2022. Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) completed the acquisition of AI Music Limited on February 7, 2022.

Positive

Grand Circus Partners with Apple to Offer Introductory iOS App Development Courses to Michiganders Throughout 2022

2022-02-02 15:00:00

Grand Circus announced that they are partnering with Apple to offer introductory iOS app development courses to Michiganders throughout 2022. Apple's Foundation Program offers month-long courses that give learners a unique firsthand experience on the Apple platform and give them an opportunity to learn about careers in the tech industry. Students will be introduced to the Swift programming language, basic app design and development principles, and will have the opportunity to prototype an original app idea. The courses will be led by a team of local Grand Circus instructors and conducted remotely in small groups with small learner-to-mentor ratios. Tuition is free, and Apple will also provide devices to learners for the duration of the program. The Apple Foundation Program is designed to support diverse communities with the critical resources to be part of the App Store ecosystem, which supports more than 2.1 million jobs across the United States. Michigan supports close to 50,000 iOS app economy jobs. For students interested in further pursuing a career in technology and the app economy, the Apple Foundation Program can serve as a springboard to the Apple Developer Academy in Detroit. Grand Circus will run the Apple Foundation Program with their team of local instructors via remote technology. Since 2013, Grand Circus has prepared over 2,500 graduates through its after-hours and day-time coding bootcamps and specializes in training learners of all coding skill levels for in-demand positions in the technology sector. Grand Circus also has an employer partner network of over 350+ organizations in Michigan and throughout the Midwest and celebrates a 90% job placement rate for bootcamp graduates.

Positive

Nia Impact Capital Submits a Shareholder Proposal to Apple

2022-02-01 16:33:00

On February 1, 2022, Nia Impact Capital filed an exempt solicitation statement soliciting proxies and urged the shareholders of Apple Inc. to vote for a shareholder proposal, requesting that the Company’s Board of Directors oversee the preparation of a public report assessing the potential risks to the Company associated with its use of concealment clauses in the context of harassment, discrimination and other unlawful acts, at the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders scheduled to be held on March 4, 2022.

Neutral

Tranche Update on Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL)'s Equity Buyback Plan announced on May 1, 2018.

2022-01-27 22:00:00

From October 26, 2021 to December 25, 2021, the company has repurchased 123,809,000 shares, representing 0.75% for $20,362.22 million. With this, the company has completed the repurchase of 1,626,935,317 shares, representing 9.32% for $274,507.81 million under the buyback announced on May 1, 2018.

Positive

Apple Inc. Declares Cash Dividend, Payable on February 10, 2022

2022-01-27 21:30:00

Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.22 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on February 10, 2022 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 7, 2022.

Positive

Apple Inc., $ 0.22, Cash Dividend, Feb-04-2022

2022-01-27 00:00:00

Apple Inc., $ 0.22, Cash Dividend, Feb-04-2022

Negative

California Crane School, Inc. Files Class Action Lawsuit in California Alleging Google Is Paying Apple to Stay Out of the Search Engine Business

2022-01-04 01:37:00

California Crane School Inc. filed a class action antitrust case [3:21-cv-10001, C.C.S.I. v Google LLC] on 12/27/21 against Google and Apple and the Chief Executive Officers of both companies alleging violations of the Antitrust Laws of the United States. The complaint charges that Google and Apple agreed that Apple would not compete in the internet search business against Google. The complaint claims that the means used to effectuate the non-compete agreement included; (1) Google would share it's search profits with Apple; (2) Apple would give preferential treatment to Google for all Apple devices; (3) regular secret meetings between the executives of both companies; (4) annual multi-billion-dollar payments by Google to Apple not to compete in the search business; (5) suppression of the competition of smaller competitors and foreclosing competitors from the search market; (6) acquiring actual and potential competitors. The complaint alleges that advertising rates are higher than rates would be in a competitive system. The complaint seeks the disgorgement of the billion-dollar payments by Google to Apple. The complaint asks for an injunction prohibiting the non-compete agreement between Google and Apple; the profit-sharing agreement; the preferential treatment for Google on Apple devices; and the payment of billions of dollars by Google to Apple. The complaint also calls for the breakup of Google into separate and independent companies and the breakup of Apple into separate and independent companies in accordance with the precedent of the breakup of Standard Oil company into Exxon, Mobile, Conoco, Amoco, Sohio, Chevron, and others.

Positive

U.S. SEC Rejects Apple Bid to Block Shareholder Proposal on Forced Labour

2021-12-23 01:21:00

On, December 23, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has declined an effort by Apple Inc to skip a shareholder proposal asking the iPhone maker to provide greater transparency in its efforts to keep forced labour out of its supply chain. SumOfUs earlier this year asked Apple's board to prepare a report on how the company protects workers in its supply chain from forced labour. The request for information covered the extent to which Apple has identified suppliers and sub-suppliers that are a risk for forced labour, and how many suppliers Apple has taken action against.

Fundamental Summary

Looking at Apple's financials of Q2 reflected decent results. This typically translates into the stock performing on par with market performance for the upcoming quarter. Therefore, Apple received an overall score of 73, translating into a HOLD ranking.

Apple reported earnings results for the fourth quarter ended September 24, 2022. For the fourth quarter, the company reported revenue was USD 90,146 million compared to USD 83,360 million a year ago. Net income was USD 20,721 million compared to USD 20,551 million a year ago. Basic earnings per share from continuing operations was USD 1.29 compared to USD 1.25 a year ago. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations was USD 1.29 compared to USD 1.24 a year ago.

Business Description

Apple designs, manufactures, and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables, and accessories worldwide. It also sells various related services. In addition, the company offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; Mac, a line of personal computers; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; AirPods Max, an over-ear wireless headphone; and wearables, home, and accessories comprising AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, HomePod, and iPod touch. Further, it provides AppleCare support services; cloud services store services; and operates various platforms, including the App Store that allow customers to discover and download applications and digital content, such as books, music, video, games, and podcasts. Additionally, the company offers various services, such as Apple Arcade, a game subscription service; Apple Music, which offers users a curated listening experience with on-demand radio stations; Apple News+, a subscription news and magazine service; Apple TV+, which offers exclusive original content; Apple Card, a co-branded credit card; and Apple Pay, a cashless payment service, as well as licenses its intellectual property. The company serves consumers, and small and mid-sized businesses; and the education, enterprise, and government markets. It distributes third-party applications for its products through the App Store. The company also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force; and third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and resellers. Apple was incorporated in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Sector Overview

Apple is included in the Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals according to GICS (global industry classification standard). The Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals industry is part of the Information Technology sector. It includes manufacturers of mobile phones, PCs, servers, electronic computer components and peripherals. Apple's industry and sector affiliation are expected to positively boost their relative likelihood to overperform the market looking forward, as they should benefit significantly from the macroeconomic environment we see now.

Fundamental Highlights


Parameter Value Change Score
Assets 336.3B -4.1% 76
Liabilities 278.2B -1.8% 55
Price to Book 39.2 -7.1% 43
Cash & Equivalents 27.5B -2.1% 66
Equity 58.1B -13.8% 63
EBITDA 144.2B -0.7% 62
Total Revenues 387.5B 0.4% 79
Parameter Value Change Score
Return on Equity 162.8 9.1% 78
Net Cashflow -6.4B 40.7% 67
Capital Expenditure -10.6B -0.1% 67
Asset Turnover 1.2 3.7% 82
Free Cashflow Per Share 6.6 2.4% 72
* All values are TTM

The below chart reflects Apple's birds-eye view on its performance with respect to its peers, the company's fillings as reported or to a similar industry, market cap, and country of origin. While Apple's peer average final assessment score stands on 65, Apple's score is 73.

  •  AAPL
  •  Peers average
Name Market Cap Balance Sheet Income Statement Cash Flow Rating Final Assessment mc_sort Hidden
NetApp, Inc. 14.7B 56 71 80
Hold
72
72 0 1
Western Digital Corporation 11.7B 48 72 49
Underperform
52
52 1 1
Seagate Technology Holdings plc 10.9B 64 76 51
Hold
64
64 2 1
Super Micro Computer, Inc. 4.8B 72 67 92
Buy
83
83 3 1
Xerox Holdings Corporation 2.5B 53 69 73
Hold
65
65 4 1
Corsair Gaming, Inc. 1.7B 58 69 65
Hold
64
64 5 1
Avid Technology, Inc. 1.2B 60 80 72
Hold
76
76 6 1
Stratasys Ltd. 937.0M 58 88 63
Hold
75
75 7 1
HP Inc. 34.6B 64 76 58
Hold
66
66 8 1
Dell Technologies Inc. 32.8B 60 65 63
Hold
60
60 9 1
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company 21.5B 83 73 64
Hold
77
77 10 1
Pure Storage, Inc. 8.7B 79 73 74
Buy
81
81 11 1
IonQ, Inc. 1.0B 71 44 62
Underperform
52
52 12 1
Nano Dimension Ltd. 635.8M 80 48 73
Hold
70
70 13 1
Canaan Inc. 441.2M 79 68 61
Hold
71
71 14 1
CompoSecure, Inc. 380.1M 65 56 77
Hold
64
64 15 1
Eastman Kodak Company 334.6M 52 67 66
Underperform
60
60 16 1
Coolpad Group Limited 118.8M 50 79 59
Underperform
56
56 17 1

Macro Environment

Neutral
76

Typically, the stock market in United States will react to recent economic events, as well as be influenced by the sentiment in other major economies around the world. Our assessment is that these two events may influence global market sentiment. On the negative side we have the strengthening of the dollar, and on the positive side we have the US recession fears are decreasing.

Positive US recession fears are decreasing

In the US, gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 2.6%, compared to economists' expectations of 2.4%. In recent years, US exports have grown and government spending has decreased, leading to growth. In addition, a crucial indicator of underlying inflation monitored by the Federal Reserve, the personal consumption expenditures price index excluding food and energy, increased 0.5% in the past month. From a year ago, the gauge was up 5.1%, a pickup from the prior month, though slightly below economists’ forecasts. In light of the US's previous two quarters' negative statistics, this was good news, as it gave a sense of comfort that the recession wasn't approaching the country as quickly as previously anticipated.

Negative strengthening of the dollar

Many investors were surprised by the high CPI numbers in the US, resulting in a strengthening dollar index, since interest rates are expected to continue to rise at an even steeper pace than expected. In light of the fact that many companies sell their goods and services outside the US, the strengthening of the dollar could be a difficult headwind for them. The exchange rate losses will continue to occur if the dollar continues to strengthen, with the continuation of hot data from the American economy as well as the Fed's hawkish tone and the continuation of interest rate increases.

Besides the events we mentioned, there are also specific events related to the Technology Hardware & Equipment industry of which Apple Inc. is a part. As a result, we believe that the chipmakers see drop in demand may cloud the sector's shares in the near time future.

Negative chipmakers see drop in demand

Companies are suffering from weaker consumer electronics demand as well as rising shipping and materials costs. In the tech industry, cost-cutting has become the new norm, and businesses that hoarded chips during the pandemic are now canceling or postponing orders and tapping their inventory instead.

In considering the current macro environment and the risks that might affect Apple Inc. stock, we came to the conclusion that recent events aren't likely to affect the company's performance in the short term, and thus rated Apple Inc. macro environment with the score of 76.

Technical Analysis

When trying to optimize the timing of an investment, it's critical to analyze whether the stock looks overbought or oversold, and in which direction the momentum is moving. Apple's stock is now priced above its 5-day and 50-day, but below its 200-day moving average, while its MACD (moving average convergence divergence) indicates that the stock's price movement momentum is strengthening. Historically, this is a positive setup in both the short and medium-term. Meanwhile, looking at the Stochastic Oscillator and RSI (relative strength index), Apple's stock doesn't strongly signal being overbought or oversold. Overall, these technical indicators don't clearly signal directional momentum. Therefore, this stock received a cumulative TA (technical analysis) score of 68.

Neutral 68
Close Price 148.03
52W Low 130.06
52W High 182.01
5D MA 146.52
50D MA 145.96
200D MA 154.21
MACD 0.07
RSI 59.37
STOCH 67.79

Balance Sheet Analysis

All in all, looking at the balance sheet, Apple's financial health appears good. Apple's balance sheet neither stood out as being particularly strong or weak relative to its peers. The company's assets section could set high expectations for Apple's future attractiveness, as they went to 336.3B, which is a -4.1% change from the last period. This performance is interesting in comparison to its peers and competitors. The company's asset component, therefore, received a grade of 76. Also, Apple reported a positive trendline in their cash and cash equivalents metrics. Specifically, they reported that cash and cash equivalents were 27.5B, representing -2.1% change from the last report. This performance is significantly more impressive than its peers and competitors. It suggests that their stock price has room to grow to reflect its actual intrinsic value. Consequently, their cash and cash equivalents movement received a grade of 66. That said, one metric, Book Value Factors, stood out as particularly concerning. Apple publishes concerning book value factor metrics in this report. price to book ratio (P/B) now sits at 39.2 and represents -7.1% change from the previous report. This characteristic can affect companies in the same industry and market capitalization by up to 8.8%. Their book value factor metrics are even more concerning when compared to their peers. Consequently, their book value factors movement received a grade of 43. Therefore, their balance sheet earned a grade of 60.

Parameter Value Change Score
Assets 336.3B -4.1% 76
Liabilities 278.2B -1.8% 55
Price to Book 39.2 -7.1% 43
Cash & Equivalents 27.5B -2.1% 66
Equity 58.1B -13.8% 63
* All values are TTM

The below chart describes Apple's performance as reflected on its balance sheet with respect to its peers. While Apple received a balance sheet score of 60, the average of its peers stands on 61.

  •  AAPL
  •  Peers average
Name Market Cap Liabilities Movement Asset Change Equity/Intangibles Adjustments Cash & Equivalents Book Value Momentum Balance Sheet mc_sort Hidden
NetApp, Inc. 14.7B 52.0 73.0 63.0 48.0 45.0 56 0 1
Western Digital Corporation 11.7B 54.0 77.0 46.0 54.0 48.0 48 1 1
Seagate Technology Holdings plc 10.9B 70.0 78.0 63.0 89.0 37.0 64 2 1
Super Micro Computer, Inc. 4.8B 49.0 66.0 73.0 55.0 96.0 72 3 1
Xerox Holdings Corporation 2.5B 55.0 83.0 46.0 48.0 53.0 53 4 1
Corsair Gaming, Inc. 1.7B 49.0 79.0 48.0 95.0 60.0 58 5 1
Avid Technology, Inc. 1.2B 60.0 78.0 67.0 43.0 48.0 60 6 1
Stratasys Ltd. 937.0M 75.0 54.0 64.0 40.0 62.0 58 7 1
HP Inc. 34.6B 59.0 73.0 64.0 88.0 45.0 64 8 1
Dell Technologies Inc. 32.8B 63.0 71.0 63.0 50.0 45.0 60 9 1
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company 21.5B 70.0 69.0 80.0 91.0 74.0 83 10 1
Pure Storage, Inc. 8.7B 80.0 58.0 67.0 94.0 86.0 79 11 1
IonQ, Inc. 1.0B 93.0 76.0 45.0 91.0 56.0 71 12 1
Nano Dimension Ltd. 635.8M 89.0 56.0 74.0 73.0 76.0 80 13 1
Canaan Inc. 441.2M 38.0 80.0 96.0 53.0 78.0 79 14 1
CompoSecure, Inc. 380.1M 68.0 61.0 53.0 84.0 80.0 65 15 1
Eastman Kodak Company 334.6M 52.0 74.0 54.0 45.0 57.0 52 16 1
Coolpad Group Limited 118.8M 48.0 83.0 45.0 63.0 45.0 50 17 1

Income Statement Analysis

Despite a middle-of-the-road income statement report, two income statement metrics, Revenue Efficiency and Return Factors, highlighted where Apple seems to be excelling. Apple did an excellent job managing its revenue efficiency this past period. Apple's revenue efficiency is 387.5B according to the metrics in the current filing, which represents a 0.4% change from the previous report. This characteristic can affect companies in the same industry and market capitalization by up to 20.2%. Their revenue efficiency, specifically in contrast to their industry peers', should support a positive movement in the company's stock price. As a result, its revenue efficiency earned a score of 79. At the same time, one critical income statement metric, EBITDA, was notably weak. Apple's management didn't make significant improvements to their EBITDA this period. In terms of the raw numbers, EBITDA was reported as 144.2B, which represents a -0.7% change from the last period. This parameter could affect companies in the same industry and market capitalization by up to 16.2%. The company's EBITDA metrics highlight a difficult overall financial situation, which may, unfortunately, continue moving forward unless management makes significant changes. Therefore, their EBITDA component earned a score of 62. Therefore, we scored their income statement a 73.

Parameter Value Change Score
EBITDA 144.2B -0.7% 62
Total Revenues 387.5B 0.4% 79
Return on Equity 162.8 9.1% 78
* All values are TTM

The below chart describes Apple's performance as reflected on its income statement with respect to its peers. While Apple received a income statement score of 73 , the average of its peers stands on 70.

  •  AAPL
  •  Peers average
Name Market Cap Revenue Momentum Earning Movement Return Factors Momentum Income Statement mc_sort Hidden
NetApp, Inc. 14.7B 71.0 68.0 79.0 71 0 1
Western Digital Corporation 11.7B 94.0 46.0 42.0 72 1 1
Seagate Technology Holdings plc 10.9B 95.0 46.0 97.0 76 2 1
Super Micro Computer, Inc. 4.8B 40.0 95.0 94.0 67 3 1
Xerox Holdings Corporation 2.5B 81.0 56.0 39.0 69 4 1
Corsair Gaming, Inc. 1.7B 91.0 42.0 46.0 69 5 1
Avid Technology, Inc. 1.2B 78.0 80.0 81.0 80 6 1
Stratasys Ltd. 937.0M 78.0 97.0 95.0 88 7 1
HP Inc. 34.6B 85.0 61.0 84.0 76 8 1
Dell Technologies Inc. 32.8B 71.0 59.0 51.0 65 9 1
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company 21.5B 80.0 63.0 65.0 73 10 1
Pure Storage, Inc. 8.7B 53.0 95.0 86.0 73 11 1
IonQ, Inc. 1.0B 37.0 44.0 94.0 44 12 1
Nano Dimension Ltd. 635.8M 38.0 60.0 68.0 48 13 1
Canaan Inc. 441.2M 72.0 64.0 48.0 68 14 1
CompoSecure, Inc. 380.1M 42.0 72.0 59.0 56 15 1
Eastman Kodak Company 334.6M 79.0 53.0 44.0 67 16 1
Coolpad Group Limited 118.8M 98.0 58.0 63.0 79 17 1

Cash Flow Analysis

Despite a middle-of-the-road cash flow report, two metrics, Asset Turnover and Free Cash flow, highlighted where Apple is excelling. Apple's published asset turnover numbers were encouraging and reflected management's balanced change strategy. Apple recorded asset turnover of 1.2, which represents a 3.7% change from the previous report. This metric might have a 12.9 percent impact on companies in the same industry and with the same market capitalization. Its asset turnover metrics are especially remarkable relative to their peers. We believe the stock price has room to grow to reflect its intrinsic value accurately. Therefore, its asset turnover movement earned a score of 82. Also, Apple's published free cash flow numbers were substantial and reflected management's focus on a healthy change strategy. Apple recorded free cash flow of 6.6, which represents a 2.4% change from the previous report. Companies in the same industry and market capitalization are typically affected by this parameter by up to 6.4%. Their free cash flow situation is all the more impressive relative to their peers and competitors. The company's free cash flow movement, therefore, received a grade of 72. On the other hand, Net Cash Flow, jumped out as looking problematic. Apple's management was not successful in meaningfully improving their cash flow metrics. As of the current filing, they were reported as -6.4B and represented a 40.7% change from the previous period. As demonstrated by these concerning net cash flow metrics, their priorities seem to be headed in the wrong direction. Consequently, their net cash flow movement received a grade of 67. Their cash flow received an overall score of 76.

Parameter Value Change Score
Net Cashflow -6.4B 40.7% 67
Capital Expenditure -10.6B -0.1% 67
Asset Turnover 1.2 3.7% 82
Free Cashflow Per Share 6.6 2.4% 72
* All values are TTM

The below chart describes Apple's performance as reflected on its cash flow with respect to its peers. While Apple received a cash flow score of 76, the average of its peers stands on 64.

  •  AAPL
  •  Peers average
Name Market Cap Cashflow Momentum Free Cashflow Growth Capital Expenditure Growth Assets Factors Momentum Cash Flow mc_sort Hidden
NetApp, Inc. 14.7B 74.0 72.0 59.0 87.0 80 0 1
Western Digital Corporation 11.7B 52.0 43.0 59.0 49.0 49 1 1
Seagate Technology Holdings plc 10.9B 54.0 53.0 63.0 48.0 51 2 1
Super Micro Computer, Inc. 4.8B 85.0 90.0 72.0 91.0 92 3 1
Xerox Holdings Corporation 2.5B 63.0 48.0 79.0 83.0 73 4 1
Corsair Gaming, Inc. 1.7B 63.0 92.0 45.0 60.0 65 5 1
Avid Technology, Inc. 1.2B 64.0 55.0 56.0 85.0 72 6 1
Stratasys Ltd. 937.0M 63.0 48.0 76.0 64.0 63 7 1
HP Inc. 34.6B 57.0 58.0 66.0 58.0 58 8 1
Dell Technologies Inc. 32.8B 58.0 53.0 60.0 73.0 63 9 1
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company 21.5B 74.0 72.0 64.0 54.0 64 10 1
Pure Storage, Inc. 8.7B 77.0 75.0 76.0 68.0 74 11 1
IonQ, Inc. 1.0B 75.0 71.0 82.0 42.0 62 12 1
Nano Dimension Ltd. 635.8M 60.0 75.0 74.0 75.0 73 13 1
Canaan Inc. 441.2M 64.0 64.0 71.0 55.0 61 14 1
CompoSecure, Inc. 380.1M 76.0 73.0 52.0 80.0 77 15 1
Eastman Kodak Company 334.6M 63.0 56.0 47.0 76.0 66 16 1
Coolpad Group Limited 118.8M 60.0 74.0 79.0 44.0 59 17 1

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