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Tim Cook meets with Indian PM Modi, talks manufacturing & app development possibilities

As part of his tour throughout India, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi this past week to discuss the company’s plans in the country. This isn’t the first time the two have met, but this meeting comes as Foxconn is planning a manufacturing plant in India while Apple plans to open…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/05/21/tim-cook-modi-meeting-manufacturing/

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Report: Foxconn set to open $10 billion iPhone manufacturing plant in India

According to a new report from The Economic Times of India, Apple supplier Foxconn is close to signing a deal with the Indian government to open an iPhone manufacturing plant in the country. The report claims that Apple and Foxconn have narrowed the location for the factory down to Maharashtra. more…Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple, Foxconn,…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/05/09/foxconn-india-iphone-manufacturing/

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Apple Music adds student membership subscription at 50% discount, $4.99 per month

Apple is today introducing an Apple Music plan aimed at students. The service is identical in features to the standard plan but rather than paying $9.99 per month, qualifying students can subscribe to Apple Music for $4.99 per month. The offering is rolling out today in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and more countries (via…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/05/06/apple-music-adding-student-membership-subscription-at-50-discount-4-99-per-month/

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Apple loses market leadership to Samsung as number one smartphone OEM in the US

In the middle of seemingly stalling profits and a general slowdown of the smartphone industry — like Apple‘s notable first quarter of YoY growth drop in years — Samsung seems to be enjoying a moment of sunshine bathing. Eleven months after losing the leadership to the Cupertino giant, the Korean manufacturer has climbed once again…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/05/04/apple-samsung-smartphone-market/

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Fiat Chrysler CEO opens up on potential Apple or Google partnership to build cars

The automotive industry is a capital-intensive industry. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne knows it and that’s why he is open to work with Google or Apple: “Google can buy every automaker out of petty cash. And Apple — they made a net profit of $24 billion in one quarter. This is nonsense. What are we defending?…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/04/29/fiat-chrysler-ceo-apple-google-partnership-build-cars/

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Apple’s loudest activist investor just dumped his stake

Carl Icahn, one of Apple’s biggest activist investors, told CNBC he has exited his position in the company. He was known for basically trying to pressure Apple into bumping up its efforts to return value to investors. At the he declared his position, Apple was in the process of a $100 billion several-year capital return program that…

http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/28/apples-loudest-activist-investor-just-dumped-his-stake/?ncid=rss

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2016 MacBooks: Everything we know about Apple’s upcoming laptop updates

Following Apple’s iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro launch last month, the MacBook lineup is next up for major product updates from Apple. What needs upgrading? All MacBooks are approaching or passing the one year mark since last being updated — MacBook Airs in March of last year, the new 12-inch MacBook in April, and the…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/04/15/macbook-wwdc-rumors-features-specs/

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KGI: Apple to drop aluminum iPhone casing in 2017 in favor of new ‘all glass’ enclosure with AMOLED screen

In a new report by KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, the reliable Apple analyst claims that the iPhone will be seeing a major redesign in 2017, dropping the iconic aluminum casing for an all-glass enclosure with AMOLED screen. This follows on from another of Kuo’s reports in late March, where he first suggested Apple will return to an iPhone design…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/04/17/kgi-apple-to-drop-aluminum-iphone-casing-in-2017-in-favor-of-new-all-glass-enclosure-with-amoled-screen/

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France competition watchdog says Apple owes carriers 48.5M euros for unfair contract requirements

According to a report from BFM.TV (via iPhon.fr), France’s Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) has launched a case before a court in Paris claiming Apple owes 48.5 million euros. The complaint points to clauses in contracts Apple has with mobile operators in the country that the DGCCRF, a governing body…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/04/05/apple-france-dgccrf-carrier-fines/

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FBI is working with Cellebrite to unlock San Bernardino iPhone, reports say

Israeli company Cellebrite has been appointed by the FBI to find an alternative way to unlock the iPhone 5c involved in the San Bernardino shootings, according to Israeli newspaper the Yedioth Ahronoth and Reuters. Cellebrite has been developing Read More

http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/23/fbi-is-working-with-cellebrite-to-unlock-san-bernardino-iphone-reports-say/?ncid=rss