Apple, Google launches contact tracing technology

Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, the companies announced on Wednesday as they released the initial version of their system. The Apple-Google technology enables governments fighting the novel coronavirus to publish mobile apps in the coming days that the companies… Read More Apple, Google launches contact tracing technology

Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps

Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said they would ban the use of location tracking in apps that use a new contact tracing system the two are building to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Apple and Google, whose operating systems power 99% of smart phones, said last month they would work… Read More Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps

Apple launches budget iPhone SE priced at $399

Apple Inc on Wednesday released a smaller iPhone priced at $399, cutting the starting price for the company’s smartphone line in a move to broaden its appeal to budget-conscious customers as the coronavirus hobbles the global economy. The lower-cost model could also attract more consumers to Apple services, a growing driver of revenue. Shares of… Read More Apple launches budget iPhone SE priced at $399

Apple to pay $500million settlement in U.S. lawsuit over slow iPhones

Apple Inc has agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle litigation accusing it of quietly slowing down older iPhones as it launched new models, to induce owners to buy replacement phones or batteries. The preliminary proposed class-action settlement was disclosed on Friday night and requires approval by U.S. District Judge Edward Davila in… Read More Apple to pay $500million settlement in U.S. lawsuit over slow iPhones

Apple begins construction of $1billion campus in Texas

Apple Inc said on Wednesday it had started construction of a new campus in Austin, Texas, beside its existing facility where it makes the new MacBook Pro laptops. Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is set to give a tour of the Texas factory to U.S. President Donald Trump later on Wednesday. The company has… Read More Apple begins construction of $1billion campus in Texas