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Apple is Coming Down to the Wire on a Key iPhone Feature This Year

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The SARS-CoV-19 pandemic is hard on everyone, almost everywhere. The world’s most valuable company is no exception, as Apple has struggled harder than we’ve ever seen to ship new software and hardware features.

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There Are a Couple of Notable Apple Anniversaries Today

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Franky, I’m sick to death of writing about Apple and Epic, so I figured I would take a little time to look back this evening. First off, Tim Cook officially took the reigns from Steve Jobs nine years ago today. I remember I was working on a project in Tupelo, MS, both when it was announced that he was taking over on August 24th, and again six weeks later when Mr Jobs passed away. I was writing for iSource.com at the time and I clearly remember all of the uncertainty that seemed to surround the company at the time.

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Sometimes Apple is its Own Worst Enemy. This is One of Those Times [Update: Apple Caves On One Front]

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I’m pretty firmly on Apple’s side when it comes to Epic’s current lawsuit against them. However, I’ve also been pretty clear that I believe that they are going to have to change some of the App Store’s policies to restore balance to the iOS ecosystem and good faith with developers. Unfortunately, if anything, Apple seems to be doubling down on harsh enforcement of both the rules and protection of their ecosystem and its branding since Tim Cook appeared before the House Antitrust Subcommittee.

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Just When I Thought I Was Out, Apple and Epic Pull Me Back In

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I was all ready to finally start writing about Apple’s new subscription bundles, which I have been waiting three years for, and Apple has to go and put a nuclear football and launch codes in Epic’s hands.

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Epic Games Dazzles the Tech Press with an Elaborate PR Stunt Aimed at Apple

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Honestly, I could rant about this all night. I won’t even attempt to hide my disdain for Tim Sweeney and Epic Games. I think he and his company are laughably hypocritical in their comments about openness (when it suits them) and fair play (when it doesn’t apply to their own store). I have no patience for a company that is doing a few of the very things they complain about in regards to Apple, so everything they have said today has fallen on stone deaf ears.

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Jon Prosser Speaks on iPhone and iPad Release Dates and We All Listen

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When it comes to Apple leaks and rumors, there are a few people and publications that we listen to above the rest. Mark Gurman has been on this short list for a long time now. When it comes to supply chain news, it’s Ming-Chi Kuo, followed by Digitimes a few steps behind. Over the last year, Jon Prosser has emerged as a new Apple leaker with a track record worthy of trusting. Yesterday he brought some news that most of us have been waiting for- iPhone and iPad announcement and order date information.

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Apple’s New iMac Arrives as Phil Schiller Takes a New Role

It wasn’t exactly a banner news day in the Apple world, but there are a couple of items that are definitely worth taking note of. First off, Phil Schiller, Apple’s longtime VP of Worldwide Marketing has stepped down from his executive-level role at the company.

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A Few Things to Consider While Taking Aim at Apple and Big Tech

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Right off the bat, I want to make it clear that I’m not shilling for Apple when it comes to arguments against the behavior of the largest Big Tech companies. I always lean toward the preservation of free markets with intelligent and targeted regulation to prevent some of the messes we find ourselves in right now. The very kind of regulation that has been totally absent for over 20 years of rule by both major American political parties (more on this in a moment). However, that belief doesn’t excuse bad corporate behavior and Apple is certainly guilty of some.

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Apple and its iPads Had a Huge 3rd Quarter

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Apple just reported an unexpectedly huge 3rd quarter overall, with revenue up 10.9% year over year. Earnings-wise, it’s actually the biggest third quarter in company history. Revenue and sales increased pretty much across the board, including iPhone sales, making Apple the only company that saw an increase in smartphone sales last quarter,

All of that aside, it was the iPad that saw the biggest increase of all year over year, with sales up a whopping 31%. That’s a significant increase, especially on the heels of two straight quarters of declining revenues.

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Apple Release and Event News is Leaking All Over the Place

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All of the sudden, we have multiple sources leaking potential Apple release and event dates. While there are some conflicts and variances, the fact that this news is starting to go public is worth being excited over. This means new Apple gear is getting closer. That’s how the game works. And if a couple of these leaks are correct, that could be very soon.

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Apple’s More Aggressive Stance on AI By the Numbers

It’s been common knowledge that Apple is generally behind the big tech pack when it comes to AI. While they were on the leading edge of the category in mobile thanks to their acquisition of Siti back in 2010, they sat on that lead, squandered it, and promptly fell behind Google and then later Amazon and Microsoft.

The biggest frustration of most Apple fans who were following along was the company’s lack of decisive action. For a few years, it seemed that Apple didn’t recognize the problem, despite that fact that their deficiencies were widely known. Even once they recognized the problem, it seemed that they weren’t making much headway.

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