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Apple Releases Fix for 'Zombie' Photos on iPhones

Users have complained that pictures deleted years ago are reemerging after update

(Newser) - Apple has had a "pretty bad" issue going on with its iPhones, though it hopes a fix it just released will remedy the situation. The problem, according to 9to5Mac : Users say that photos they deleted, some even years ago, have been popping up again unexpectedly. The users say the...

1st Apple Store to Unionize Will Also Be 1st to Strike

Union votes to authorize a strike against Apple's retail operations at Maryland location

(Newser) - It was the first Apple Store to unionize, and now it will be the first Apple Store to strike. Employees at the Towson, Maryland, Apple Store, located in the suburbs of Baltimore, voted Saturday night to authorize a strike against Apple's retail operations, according to a statement from the...

Apple Goes to Work on Siri to Catch Up With Chatbot Rivals

Virtual assistant has fallen behind, unable to handle more complex tasks

(Newser) - Apple bosses were not pleased after checking out OpenAI's new chatbot last year. ChatGPT, they realized, had lapped Siri. It employed generative artificial intelligence to write poetry and and computer code. It answered complex questions, while Siri often misunderstood direct ones. Siri couldn't compete. So Apple launched a...

Apple: Sorry About That Ad Where We Crushed All Creativity

Company offers apology for iPad Pro commercial showing the crushing of creative items from past

(Newser) - Apple's newest ad, showing the destruction of all things creative to create an iPad Pro, "struck a nerve online," with one critic noting, per the AP : "This ... commercial says, 'No, we're going to take all the creativity in the world and use a hydraulic...

Apple Reports Steep Drop in iPhone Sales

10% year-on-year drop in Q1 is biggest decline since pandemic hit production in 2020

(Newser) - Apple on Thursday disclosed its steepest quarterly decline in iPhone sales since the pandemic's outset, deepening a slump that's increasing the pressure on the trendsetting company to spruce up its products with more artificial intelligence. The 10% drop in year-over-year iPhone sales for the January-March period is the...

Apple: We're Working on Fix for Glitchy iPhone Alarms

For some, the alarms have stopped working

(Newser) - Some people who rely on their iPhones to wake them up in the morning have gotten unwanted extra sleep of late, reports Today . It seems that for some, the alarms have inexplicably stopped working. It's not clear what's going on, or even how many phones are affected, but...

Apple Makes a Big Move on iPhone Repairs

'Parts pairing' won't apply to iPhone 15 fixes starting this fall, company says

(Newser) - Apple is making a big change that could make it cheaper, and easier, for people to get iPhones repaired. The company said in an update Thursday that in a new process beginning this fall with "select iPhone models," customers and independent repair shops will be able to replace...

US Sues Apple, Alleges an Illegal Monopoly

Justice Department says the iPhone maker stifles competition

(Newser) - The Justice Department on Thursday announced a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Apple, accusing the tech giant of engineering an illegal monopoly in smartphones that boxes out competitors and stifles innovation, per the AP . The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New Jersey, alleges that Apple has monopoly power in the...

Report: Apple in Talks Over 'Blockbuster' Google Deal

Sources say Apple is in talks to use Google's Gemini AI in new iPhones

(Newser) - Insiders say Apple and Google are in talks over a deal that could be massive for both companies. The sources say Apple is looking into using Google's Gemini generative artificial intelligence technology in the next iPhone model. Bloomberg reports that the negotiations could lead to "a blockbuster agreement...

Apple Agrees to Pay $490M in iPhone Suit by Investors

Tim Cook said demand in China was strong just before cutting revenue forecast

(Newser) - Apple has agreed to pay $490 million to end a class-action lawsuit accusing its CEO of misleading investors with a false assurance about demand for iPhones in China. The suit was sparked by Apple's unexpected announcement on Jan. 2, 2019, that the company planned to cut its quarterly revenue...

EU Fines Apple $2B for Move That Impacted 'Millions'

Tech giant is hit with antitrust penalty for favoring its own music streaming service over rivals'

(Newser) - The European Union leveled its first antitrust penalty against Apple on Monday, fining the US tech giant nearly $2 billion for breaking the bloc's competition laws by unfairly favoring its own music streaming service over rivals. Apple banned app developers from "fully informing iOS users about alternative and...

Report: Apple Has Abandoned Its Electric Car Project

Insiders say workers are being transferred from Project Titan to AI division

(Newser) - Apple's electric car project has sputtered out after a decade of effort, insiders say. Bloomberg , citing "people with knowledge of the matter," reports that almost 2,000 people on the Project Titan team were surprised Tuesday morning when execs told them that the project was being canceled...

Zuck Is 'Pretty Surprised' Quest Is Better Than Apple's Headset

Meta leader posts a Quest 3 vs. Vision Pro video breakdown

(Newser) - It's no shocker that Mark Zuckerberg is a bigger fan of his own company's VR headset than he is of Apple's Vision Pro. What might be more of a surprise is that he made a video explaining exactly why he thinks Meta's Quest 3 headset is...

The Apple Vision Pro Is Truly Unreal. That's a Problem

Writing for 'Vanity Fair,' Nick Bilton can see it making us crave augmented reality

(Newser) - The $3,500 Apple Vision Pro hit stores last Friday, and despite hearing nothing but rave reviews from those who had gotten an early look ("I would say my experience was religious," director James Cameron told him), Nick Bilton had zero interest in giving the VR headset a...

Apple, Google Pull App Linked to Sextortion Scams

Wizz, a Tinder-style app aimed at teens, says it's trying to remedy the 'technical hiccup'

(Newser) - A Tinder-style app geared toward teens has been yanked from both Apple and Google's app portals after warnings about sextortion. NBC News reports that, according to emails it viewed, Wizz was pulled on Tuesday from the Apple App Store following pushback from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation on...

Apple Yanks Disputed Health Feature From Watches

Blood-oxygen sensor won't work on new Series 9 and Ultra 2 watches

(Newser) - Apple has complied with the latest ruling in a patent dispute over a health feature on its two most advanced Apple Watches—but instead of stopping sales of the Series 9 and Ultra 2, it has turned the feature off. In what the AP describes as a sign of Apple'...

The Top Smartphone Seller Has Been Dethroned

Apple overtakes Samsung for the first time in 12 years as Android market splinters

(Newser) - Just as Samsung gets ready on Wednesday to release its newest iteration of Galaxy smartphones comes the news that those phones are no longer the best-selling phones in the world—for the first time in 12 years. As the Guardian reports, the longtime Android king has been usurped in terms...

In This Microsoft vs. Apple Battle, Microsoft Notches a Win

Software giant now has the most valuable stock in the world, with a 3.3% gain since new year began

(Newser) - For the first time in more than two years, Apple doesn't rule the stock valuation roost. CNBC reports that the tech giant was toppled on Friday by Microsoft as the most valuable public company. Microsoft ended the workweek with a market valuation of $2.89 trillion, compared to Apple'...

Chinese Experts Reportedly Breach AirDrop Encryption

Apple feature has been widely used by anti-government protesters

(Newser) - Chinese experts have reportedly found a way to identify users of Apple's encrypted AirDrop file-sharing service, a favorite form of communication for protesters critical of China's strict control of its citizens. AirDrop allows iPhone users to share files with other iPhone users nearby via Bluetooth, without an internet...

Apple Scores Big Win in Watch Patent Case

Appeals court temporarily lifts import ban

(Newser) - Apple has scored a major victory in the dispute over its two most advanced Apple Watches. An appeals court has paused the import ban on the company's Series 9 and Ultra 2 watches, which it stopped selling last week, CNBC reports. The company filed an emergency motion to halt...

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