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August 6, 2019
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Editorial: A record $4.3B R&D spend proves Apple is building for the future

Apple’s reported operational expenses for research and development in the June quarter hit a new all-time high of $ 4.257 billion, well over twice the quarterly spending it reported in 2015. Apple’s aggressive expansion demonstrates the company is building for … Continue reading

July 13, 2019
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Editorial: Manufacturers, it’s time to put more USB-C ports on chargers

USB-C has continued to become more ubiquitous as more users adopt the small, reversible port. While all of our accessories are supporting it, chargers are lagging behind. Manufacturers — it is time to finally create chargers with more than a … Continue reading

May 12, 2019
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Editorial: Can Apple News+ kill ‘fake news’ and save journalism?

Apple’s News+ subscription service threatens to kill the open web’s surveillance advertising clickbait model of fake news engagement to save journalism. Why would Apple want or care to do that? Here’s a look. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 4, 2019
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Editorial: The new Services – How will Apple Arcade’s exclusivity, privacy affect Android & Google Play?

Apple has built a very strong position in mobile gaming in its iOS App Store. With Apple Arcade, it is working to create a new pipeline of fun, original, attractive, exclusive games, without ads and where privacy is protected. How … Continue reading

April 14, 2019
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Editorial: How AirPods and Shortcuts shifted Apple’s Siri story and blunted Amazon’s Alexa Echo threat

Two years ago there was no shortage of media coverage imagining that Apple’s entire hardware business was about to be eclipsed by a new voice-first world where Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant and perhaps even Microsoft Cortana would shift consumer and … Continue reading

April 11, 2019
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Editorial: HomePod is as powerful as the iPhone 6, so let’s have an App Store for it

Amazon and Google have the reputation for selling smart speakers with far more features than Apple’s HomePod. Yet Apple’s brilliant music player is really a powerful device that just needs an App Store to make it the smartest speaker of … Continue reading

April 2, 2019
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Editorial: CBC again attacks Apple’s repair policies, but still lacks knowledge of how it really works

Six months after the last attack on Apple’s repair policies and practices, CBC has produced another report objecting to Apple’s reluctance to dealing with water-damaged iPhones, with it again lacking an understanding of how and why Apple’s repair department works … Continue reading

January 6, 2019
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Editorial: Apple note sends media pundits into a fit of histrionic gibberish

After Apple restated its December quarter revenue guidance to account for weaker than expected iPhone demand in China, media across the spectrum has cranked their clickbait content generators up to 11 to take full advantage of AAPL panic season. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

May 8, 2018
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Apple hiring trends further signal its growing interest in editorial content

Over the last year, Apple has put a heightened focus on news and editorial content. Just last week, the company shared its first exclusive piece of content via Apple News, while it was also revealed that Apple has been paying … Continue reading

April 28, 2018
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Editorial: Will Apple’s 1990’s “Golden Age” collapse repeat itself?

Once, long ago in a previous epoch of technology, Apple Computer, Inc. commissioned a new headquarters in Northern California just as it began losing its position as a leader in personal computing tech in the early 90s. Could history repeat … Continue reading

March 10, 2018
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Editorial: The mysterious curse of iPhone 6, lifted with… the headphone jack

In 2014, Apple unveiled a pair of larger iPhone 6 models that kicked off a "supercycle" of upgrades and permanently blunted the high-end Galaxy sales of its top rival in premium smartphones, Samsung. However, it appears that iPhone 6 and … Continue reading

March 19, 2017
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Editorial: An ad-free, premium social network… from Apple

Apple has several elements of a social network already, with evidence pointing to plans for expansion. Here’s why the company needs a strong social strategy, and how a social network from Apple could uniquely address the issues of online harassment, … Continue reading