2019 AAPL shareholders meeting: New iPad Pro features, philanthropy controversy, Apple health push

Apple held its annual shareholders meeting today at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. While Tim Cook expressed excitement as he walked on stage, the meeting quickly saw some controversial topics brought up by a couple of shareholders. The meeting also included a vote on whether Apple’s board should be required to disclose ideological […]

Detailed preview of contested Fed Square Apple store offered ahead of Melbourne committee meeting

Debate over Apple’s proposed global flagship store in Melbourne’s Federation Square continues. As the Future Melbourne Committee prepares to discuss the project at an upcoming public meeting on September 4th, newly published planning documents offer the public a detailed look at Apple’s design thinking – and the city council’s rationale for rejection. more… 9to5Mac

Apple attended meeting w/ US intelligence officials in May to discuss midterm election interference

The New York Times reports that Apple was among a handful of technology companies that attended a meeting with U.S. intelligence officials last month. The meeting was held at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California and focused on the upcoming midterm elections… more… 9to5Mac

Apple among companies meeting at White House next month to talk government modernization, immigration, more

Apple is again said to make a visit to the White House in the coming weeks. According to a new report from Recode, Apple is among a handful of companies who will meet with White House officials next week to discuss modernization, big data, and high-skilled immigration… more… 9to5Mac

Kanye West Wants Meeting Between Tim Cook and Jay Z to End ‘Beef’ Between Apple Music and Tidal

In a series of tweets sent out this afternoon, musician Kanye West claimed that the schism between Apple Music and rival streaming music service Tidal is negatively affecting the music industry as a whole. West is one of the artists closely aligned with Tidal, who’s also one of its co-owners, along with the likes of […]

Report: Apple holds private meeting with top podcasters to hear complaints

According to a new report from The New York Times, Apple recently held a closed-door meeting with seven of the top iTunes podcasters to discuss the company’s support for the community. The meeting took place last month at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters and offered a place for the podcasters to express complaints in “frank terms” to […]

Report: Tim Cook, other tech execs attended secret meeting to discuss how to stop Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been very vocal with his opinions about Apple recently and now, it appears that Tim Cook is part of a coalition trying to stop Trump gaining the nomination. According to a report from the Huffington Post, Cook was among a handful of tech CEOs and Republican establishment members who […]

Tim Cook, Tech CEOs and Top Republicans Attend Secretive Meeting About Donald Trump

Tim Cook attended American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum this past weekend in Georgia alongside Google CEO Larry Page, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and other tech leaders, according to a new report from The Huffington Post. Top Republican officials, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConell, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Arkansas Senator Tom […]

Tim Cook voices views on encryption during meeting w/ White House officials

Last Friday, Tim Cook was among a handful of Silicon Valley officials who met with White House officials to discuss the use of technology and social media in fighting terrorism. The Intercept today reports that Tim Cook again took the stance of there being no backdoors in technology to allow access to user data and devices. […]