Update: Apple says no plans to manufacture products at Mesa, Arizona site
Update: Apple has reached out to clarify that the Notice of proposed production activity at the Mesa, Arizona site relates to an application to renew the Foreign Trade-Zone status that the location already had at the time Apple acquired the site from its former supplier, GT Advanced Technologies. ..
Square encourages Apple Pay payments with processing credit
Square partnered with Apple for a promotion when customers use Apple Pay. Starting today, Square merchants won’t pay any processing fee for the first $12,000 in Apple Pay transactions — that represents around $350 in fees. In addition to this promotion, sellers can also get a free marketing kit (with ..
Apple’s bulletproof Wall Street growth story came to a halt this year
This year was an interesting one for Apple — but not necessarily in a good way. iPhones aren’t selling the way they used to, the Apple Watch isn’t a big hit and Alphabet is emerging as a bigger and formidable competitor. And that has Wall Street asking some serious questions about Apple’s future. ..
Pok\u00e9mon Go arrives on the Apple Watch
Following an erroneous report claiming that Niantic’s plans to bring Pokémon Go to the Apple Watch were canceled, the company today put those rumors to rest with more than a mere statement: it has now launched the Apple Watch version of its popular game. The new smartwatch app lets you more easily ..
Apple Maps adds EV charging station data from ChargePoint
Just in time for that cross-country holiday trip, Apple’s bringing some key electric vehicle charging info to its ecosystem, courtesy of ChargePoint. The partnership brings location info for 30,000 charging stations, which will pop up in Maps as badges, along with available pricing and hours of operation. ..
Tinder now has an Apple TV app
Tinder’s latest app is actually designed for collaborative consumption. The practice of Tindering for friends is hardly a secret, but now the dating app-maker is acknowledging that impulse and making it easier to group swipe with a new Apple TV app (built into the existing iOS one) that puts potential ..
Apple’s standalone support app hits the U.S. App Store
Apple’s recently launched standalone support application is now hitting the U.S. App Store. The app, which had quietly debuted last month outside the U.S., lets you access product documentation, schedule appointments, as well as chat, email or schedule calls with an Apple Support technician, among ..
Apple patent shows Siri inside iMessage to help with scheduling, payments and more
Google’s smart virtual helper Google Assistant is finding its way into everything from the company’s chat app Allo to Pixel smartphones and its Amazon Echo rival, Google Home. Now it appears that Apple is considering following suit in at least one of those areas. A newly unearthed Apple patent indicates ..
Apple addresses \u2018Touch Disease\u2019 with reduced cost repair for iPhone 6 Plus
Many an iPhone 6 Plus has been struck down by the scourge known as “Touch Disease,” but Apple has not acknowledged the problem was systematic or widespread — until now. In what we have to imagine is as close to a mea culpa as Apple is likely to offer, iPhone 6 Plus devices exhibiting flickering ..
Daniel\u00a0Gross of Apple leaves to become Y Combinator’s newest partner
Daniel Gross, the founder of YC-backed Cue, a search engine for personal content, is joining Y Combinator as a partner. Coming hot off a stint as a Director at Apple focusing on machine learning, Gross will be bringing some fresh AI flair to YC’s existing team. Gross first found his way to Apple after ..