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EU Lawmakers Snub Apple's Pleas, Overwhelmingly Vote to Push for Charging Cable Standard

Headlines

The European Parliament in a landslide vote on Thursday called on the EU Commission to adopt rules that would establish a common charger standard for mobile devices, guidelines Apple argues would stifle innovation and create waste.

The newly redesigned Apple Maps was built from the ground up to let users in the US more easily navigate and explore the world.

News

WebKit team proposal aims to improve the security of one-time passcodes sent to users via SMS.

Big technology companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Google have jockeyed to secure lucrative contracts supplying their products and services to the military. Apple, though, has shown less interest in the market. And when it recently bought a startup that was working on a controversial Pentagon …

Apple reported its first quarter financial results for the fiscal year after the market close on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

Reviews

It’s time for our annual look back on Apple’s performance during the past year, as seen through the eyes of writers, editors, developers, podcasters, and other people who spend an awful lot of time thinking about Apple.

While the press and friends of Apple gathered for the launch event, the Windows team fresh off Windows 7 launch watched from afar.

When Steve Jobs strode onto the stage at the Yerba Buena Center on January 27, 2010, he carried with him the answers to years of speculation and rumors about an Apple tablet.

Aperture was more than a year away from shipping when I joined, and the software was mostly a series of demos. It was unique with a ship date set in stone. They wanted to announce it at PhotoPlus+Expo in New York in the Fall of 2005. Apple likes to announce and ship at the same time or within a month or so.

Rumors

Ahead of the release of iOS 14, a new rumor suggests that this year’s iOS release will support all of the same devices as iOS 13 did last year.

The iPhone 12 lineup is slated to be unveiled later this year with four different variants. Here’s what features, price, and more you can expect.

Others

The latest update to Overcast includes a feature that I’m especially proud of that took over a year to build.

Finally

To reach its potential, Apple needs to recognize they have made profound conceptual mistakes in the iPad user interface, mistakes that need to be scrapped and replaced, not polished and refined. I worry that iPadOS 13 suggests the opposite — that Apple is steering the iPad full speed ahead down a blind alley.

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