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Apple Wants You To Know It Chose Not To Take a Cut of $400 Billion in Physical Goods

Apple is trying to convince a judge that it's not milking the App Store for all it's worth, and today the company dropped some big numbers to help make its case. From a report: Apple claims that its App Store drove $400 billion worth of physical purchases in a single year in 2019, and that -- unlike digital purchases and subscriptions -- Apple doesn't take a cent of that money. That's according to App Store boss and longtime Apple marketing exec Phil Schiller, who also testified that the company...
Tags: Apple, Tech, App Store, Cupertino, Phil Schiller, Schiller, Apple Loop

Apple puts Phil Schiller on the stand to defend App Store in Fortnite lawsuit

Fortnite maker Epic Games sued Apple over its restrictive policies over its iPhone App Store. Now, top Apple execs begin testifying.
Tags: Apple, App Store, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, Fortnite

Apple has stored the data of thousands of customers on Chinese servers and censored apps to please the government that controls most of its supply chain, the New York Times reports

Apple CEO Tim Cook. AP Photo/Richard Drew Apple has catered to China's government as it relies on the country's supply chain, the NYT reports. Tim Cook approved using servers run by Chinese firms to store customer data, company sources told the NYT. That would make it easy for authorities to access the information of millions of Chinese citizens. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple has increasingly bowed to China's demands as it relies more heavily on its sup...
Tags: Apple, Cook, News, China, US, Trends, Taiwan, New York Times, Tim Cook, Retail, The New York Times, Dalai Lama, App Store, Xinjiang, Times, Communist Party

Apple and Microsoft's Rivalry Had Cooled. Now It's Back and Getting Testier

After collaborating on various projects for several years, the relationship between Microsoft and Apple is getting testier again. From a report: [...] Around the time the PC character reappeared, Microsoft began bad-mouthing Apple to regulators, saying the company's App Store was anti-competitive. The Redmond, Washington, software giant had thrown in its lot with Epic Games, which was suing Apple for booting its Fortnite title from the App Store and accusing the iPhone maker of monopolistic beha...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Washington, Tech, Netflix, App Store, Brad Smith

How to add apps to your Apple Watch through the App Store or Watch app

Most popular iPhone apps can be added to the Apple Watch. Lisa Eadicicco/Insider You can add apps to your Apple Watch directly through the App Store, or through your iPhone's Watch app. Your Apple Watch comes with an App Store that you can use to add thousands of apps. The Watch app lets you add apps to your Apple Watch that you've already installed on your iPhone. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Apple Watches come preloaded with a library of apps, incl...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Iphone Apps, Trends, Apple Watch, App Store, Watch OS, Apple Watch Apps, Tech Insider, Lisa Eadicicco, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference, William Antonelli, Abigail Abesamis, Abigail Abesamis Demarest

Apple's Phil Schiller Takes the Stand in Epic Games v. Apple Trial

Today marked the kickoff of the third week of the Epic Games v. Apple trial, and this week is notable because Epic has finished with its witnesses and we're now transitioning to Apple witnesses, including notable Apple executives. Apple Fellow and former marketing chief Phil Schiller, who is in charge of the App Store, took the stand today. Schiller will testify for up to nine hours, and will see the most questioning out of all of Apple's witnesses. Schiller's hours of commentary will see hi...
Tags: Apple, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, Schiller, Fortnite, Apple Fellow, Epic Games vs. Apple, Phil Schiller Epic Games Fortnite Epic Games

Parler is back on the App Store with a 'PG' version that only cracks down on hate speech on Apple devices

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images Parler returned to the App Store on Monday after it had been kicked off in January. On Apple devices any posts that are identified as hate speech will not be visible. The company's chief policy officer said it will be like a "PG" version of Parler. See more stories on Insider's business page. Parler returned to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Politics, News, Trends, App Store, Hate Speech, The Washington Post, Free Speech, Amazon Web Services, Afp, Google Cloud, Tech Insider, Mark Meckler, Meckler

Parler Returns to the App Store With Improved Moderation

The controversial social media app Parler has today returned to the App Store, several months after Apple suspended it for breach of ‌App Store‌ rules. Parler was removed from the App Store in January because Apple said that it failed to take "adequate measures to address the proliferation" of "threats to people's safety." According to the Washington Post, Parler has now implemented a moderation algorithm that can detect and hide "hate," allowing the app to meet App Store rules. Users who ac...
Tags: Apple, App Store, Parler, No Top Comments, Washington Post Parler

Tim Cook 'Practicing for Hours' Ahead of Epic Games Testimony Expected This Week

So far, Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken a backseat in defending Apple as it faces a significant legal battle with Epic Games regarding the App Store. While the CEO has commented on the platform in the past, for the first time this week, ‌Tim Cook‌ will take center stage in his company's battle with ‌Epic Games‌. Apple in March submitted its list of executives that will testify during the trial between Apple and ‌Epic Games‌ which began on May 3. ‌Epic Games‌, developers behind the hit-game Fortn...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Cupertino, Wall Street Journal, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, Oakland Calif, Craig Federighi, Phill Schiller, Tim Cook zwnj, Craig Fedeirghi

Rivalry Between Apple and Microsoft Heating Up Again Over Augmented Reality, Gaming, and More

The iconic and industry-classic rivalry between Apple and Microsoft, which has arguably seen a slowdown in recent years, is poised to begin heating up as both companies target the future of augmented reality and renewed competition in the PC industry, according to an analysis from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Both Apple and Microsoft have strong ambitions for the future of augmented reality. Apple so far has committed to the AR space by offering developers tools and frameworks, such as ARKit, tha...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Bloomberg, App Store, Mark Gurman, Rivalry Between Apple, Cupertino Microsoft

Apple Confronts Critics in Letter To Congress

Apple is swatting down criticisms about how it runs its App Store, arguing its policies are just like those of its peers, in a new letter to senators today. From a report: Apple is making similar arguments to Congress to the ones in its defense in the Epic Games lawsuit -- namely, that it has the right to run its marketplace as it sees fit, and that companies and consumers that don't like it have alternatives. The letter, addressed to the members of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee that held a ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Congress, Tech, App Store, Match Group, Senate judiciary, Kyle Andeer

Apple Says Tile Trackers Sold Poorly in Apple Stores

Earlier last month, Spotify, Tile, and Match (owner of Tinder), testified at an app store antitrust hearing spearheaded by the U.S. Senate. During the hearing, Spotify called Apple's App Store "an abusive power grab," while Tile said Apple uses its platform to "unfairly limit competition for its products." Now, in response to their testimonies, Apple's vice president and chief compliance officer, Kyle Andeer, has sent U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, who's overseeing the hearings, a letter signali...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Spotify, Antitrust, Amy Klobuchar, App Store, Apple Store, Tile, U S Senate, Apple Stores, Apple Stores Apple, Spotify Apple, Kyle Andeer, AirTags Apple, Nonetheless Apple, U S Senator Apple

Judge in Epic vs. Apple Case Floats Potential Compromise

In the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Epic Games, the two companies are this week calling up their expert witnesses to argue their points before Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who will make a decision in the case after a three week trial. Expert testimony is not as exciting as some of the leaked App Store documents that were highlighted last week, especially as much of what's being discussed was shared by Epic and Apple ahead of the trial. When speaking to expert witnesses, however, Go...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Epic, Tim Cook, Evans, App Store, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, David Evans, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Fortnite, Richard Schmalensee, Epic Games vs. Apple, Gonzalez Rogers

GasBuddy tops the App Store for the first time due to Colonial Pipeline attack

The GasBuddy mobile app, which typically helps consumers find the cheapest gas nearby, has now become the No. 1 app on the U.S. App Store for the first time ever, due to the fuel shortages in the U.S. that followed the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline. Americans, fearful that gas would become unavailable, began panic-buying in ways that haven’t been seen since the great toilet paper outage of 2020. As a result, thousands of gas stations ran out of fuel entirely. This dramatic situation has g...
Tags: Google, Security, Mobile, Apps, Washington, Kentucky, Russia, Fuel, Tech, App, Ios Apps, Mobile Apps, Ransomware, Gas, Cyberattack, App Store

Apple Faces UK Class Action for App Store Overcharging

Apple is facing a London lawsuit over claims it overcharged nearly 20 million U.K. customers for App Store purchases, yet another legal headache for the tech giant fighting lawsuits across the world. Bloomberg reports: Apple's 30% fee is "excessive" and "unlawful" the claimants said in a press release Tuesday. The claim, filed at London's Competition Appeal Tribunal on Monday, calls for the U.S. firm to compensate U.K. iPhone and iPad users for years of alleged overcharging. They estimate that A...
Tags: Apple, London, Tech, Bloomberg, European Commission, App Store, U K, King s College, Apple Faces, Competition Appeal Tribunal, Rachael Kent

Apple Highlights How the App Store Prevents Fraud Amid Legal Battle With Epic Games

Apple today announced that, through a combination of automated technologies and human review processes, the company protected customers from more than $1.5 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions in 2020. Apple said secure payment technologies like Apple Pay and StoreKit (In-App Purchase) play an essential role in keeping users safe:With online data breaches frustratingly common, these protections are an essential part of keeping users safe. But users may not realize that when their cr...
Tags: Apple, Nokia, App Store, Epic Games, Apple Apple, App Review, App Store Review Guidelines, Epic Games vs. Apple, Epic Games Apple, Apple Developer Enterprise Program Apple

This is how many iPhone apps Apple rejected in 2020

Apple maintains tight control over the App Store, in an effort to keep users safe. In fact, the company rejected a hefty 1 million apps in 2020.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, App Store

Proposed collective action aims to take Apple to task over its 30% App Store cut on behalf of 20 million Brits

Spent money in the walled garden since October 2015? The day ends with "y" so Apple is facing fresh legal scrutiny of its App Store policies. This time the battleground is the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal, where a potential collective action is being launched on behalf of circa 20 million users over claims Apple's 30 per cent "tax" is excessive and unjustified.…
Tags: Apple, UK, Software, App Store, Competition Appeal Tribunal

UK Class Action Accuses Apple of Breaking Competition Law by Overcharging for Apps

A new legal case filed with the U.K.'s Competition Appeal Tribunal has accused Apple of breaching competition law by overcharging nearly 20 million customers for App Store purchases. The collective action case alleges Apple's 30% commission on app sales and consumers' forced use of its own payment processing system generates "unlawfully excessive levels of profit," and calls for the company to compensate iPhone and iPad users in the U.K. for years of alleged overcharging, with damages of up t...
Tags: Apple, Lawsuit, UK, London, Epic, United Kingdom, European Commission, Antitrust, App Store, Epic Games, King s College, U K s Competition Appeal Tribunal, Rachael Kent, Hausfeld and Co, Vannin Capital However

Apple Gave Zoom Access to Special API to Use iPad Camera During Split View Multitasking

Zoom, a hallmark platform used by millions during the global health crisis, has been given access to a special iPadOS API that allows the app to use the iPad camera while the app is in use in Split View multitasking mode. This case of special treatment was first brought to attention by app developer Jeremy Provost, who, in a blog post, explains that Zoom uses a special API that allows the app to continue using and accessing the ‌iPad‌ camera while the app is being used in Split View mode. Zo...
Tags: Apple, App Store, Cupertino, Hulu, Zoom, Split View, Jeremy Provost, CarPlay HomeKit

Apple Offered Special App Store API Access To Hulu and Other Developers (slashdot)

App Store Vice President Matt Fischer is on the stand answering questions from Apple and Epic lawyers, and one of the emails shared as evidence confirms that Apple has established special deals with major app developers like Hulu. From a report: In 2018, a tweet from developer David Barnard commented about App Store subscriptions being automatically cancelled through the StoreKit API, questioning why there hadn't been more offers to swap billing away from the App Store. Matt Fischer asked Cindy ...
Tags: Apple, News, App Store, Hulu, David Barnard, Msmash, Matt Fischer, Cindy Lin

Top Stories: Epic Games vs. Apple, Hidden AirTag Mode, Apple Music Hi-Fi, Colorful MacBook Air?

While we wait for the newly introduced iMac, iPad Pro, and Apple TV models to launch later this month, this week saw the kickoff of the big Epic Games v. Apple trial, with lots of juicy tidbits coming out as the two sides make their arguments. This week also saw some rumors about a Hi-Fi tier for Apple Music, more biometric sensing capabilities for Apple Watch, and timing for the next-generation iPad mini launch. We also saw people digging into Apple's new AirTags, including the discovery of ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Cook, Featured, California, Samsung, Top Stories, Epic, Tim Cook, Apple Watch, MacBook Air, Lg, App Store, Epic Games, Eddy Cue, Ming Chi Kuo

Apple and Epic Games are revealing a ton of industry secrets in court filings - from untold billions in 'Fortnite' profits to private email exchanges, these are the 5 juiciest bits

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, right. Apple/Rachel Luna/Stringer "Fortnite" maker Epic Games is suing Apple, and the bench trial started this week in California. Epic says Apple's App Store is a monopoly. Apple says Epic broke its developer contract. Through court filings, major secrets from Apple, Epic, Microsoft, and more have been revealed. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" are currently at war in a C...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Ipad, Microsoft, California, Washington, Xbox One, Trends, Playstation, Epic, Tim Cook, Sony, Xbox

Apple Hires New Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Communications

Apple has hired Stella Low as its new vice president of worldwide corporate communications, reports BuzzFeed News. Low was the former communications chief at Cisco, and will report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook. The role that Low is taking on at Apple has been empty for the last two years after PR chief Steve Dowling departed the company. Apple Fellow Phil Schiller has been handling the PR team since Dowling left, so Low's hiring will free up more of his time. In a statement, Apple said tha...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Cisco, Tim Cook, Rumors, Dell, App Store, Low, Stella, Phil Schiller, Unisys, Dowling, Steve Dowling

Apple Rejected Approximately 35% of Apps Submitted to App Store Between 2017 and 2019

The ongoing Epic Games v. Apple trial continues to provide insight into Apple's App Store processes, with documents today offering up details on the number of apps submitted to the ‌App Store‌ and rejected by Apple's review processes. Apple received an average of five million app submissions per year between 2017 and 2019, and between 33 and 35 percent of apps submitted were rejected by Apple's review team. On average, there were 1.7 million apps rejected per year, though the rejection rate w...
Tags: Apple, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Epic Games, Magellan, Interestingly Apple, Epic Games vs. Apple, Trystan Kosmynka, Kosmynka

'XcodeGhost' Malware Attack in 2015 Impacted 128 Million iOS Users, According to Trial Documents

Back in 2015, a malware-infected version of Xcode began circulating in China, and malware-ridden "XcodeGhost" apps made their way into Apple's App Store and past the ‌App Store‌ review team. There were more than 50 known infected iOS apps at the time, including major apps like WeChat, NetEase, and Didi Taxi, with up to 500 million iOS users potentially impacted. It's been a long time since the XcodeGhost attack, but Apple's trial with Epic is surfacing new details. Trial documents highlighte...
Tags: Apple, China, United States, Motherboard, App Store, NetEase, Matt Fischer, Epic Games vs. Apple, Didi Taxi

Apple Exec: We Feature Competitors' Apps 'All The Time' on the App Store

On May 3, the Epic Games vs. Apple trial got underway, and every day, new emails between Apple executives and employees continue to be shared by Epic as evidence for its case against Apple. In the latest batch of emails, the vice president of the App Store, Matt Fischer, claims that Apple features apps made by its competitors "all the time" on the store and rejects the sentiment that it seeks to degrade the exposure of those apps. According to internal Apple correspondence submitted as evid...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, App Store, Hulu, Fischer, Matt, Fisher, Tanya, Sensor Tower, Matt Fischer, Sarah Herrlinger Apple, Yanta, Peacock Hulu

Google is launching iOS-style privacy labels for Android apps next year

Google‘s following Apple again by committing to introduce privacy labels for Android apps in the Play Store next year. Google will show these labels for the app on the Play Store under the new Saftey section. It’ll show you what kind of data the app collects — approximate or exact location, personal information, photos, and storage — and how it plans to use the data. The iPhone maker gave a glimpse of these labels last year at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), and introduced them to the...
Tags: Google, Startups, App Store, Plugged

Apple Offered Special App Store API Access to Hulu and Other Developers

Today is the fourth day of the Epic Games v. Apple legal battle, and documents shared in the trial continue to give us insight into the App Store and Apple's business practices. ‌App Store‌ Vice President Matt Fischer is on the stand answering questions from Apple and Epic lawyers, and one of the emails shared as evidence confirms that Apple has established special deals with major app developers like Hulu. In 2018, a tweet from developer David Barnard commented about ‌App Store‌ subscriptio...
Tags: Apple, Google Play, Epic, App Store, Hulu, Epic Games, Sweeney, Fischer, Tim Sweeney, David Barnard, Matt Fischer, Epic Games vs. Apple, Cindy Lin

Apple Puts More Advertisements In App Store After Ad-Tracking Ban

Apple has added extra paid-for advertisements to its App Store, a week after its new operating system limited tracking for ads from other companies. The BBC reports: The new ad space lets app-makers advertise on the App Store search tab, rather than just in the search results. Previously, Apple sold adverts to appear at the top of search results only. The new slot effectively doubles the advertising space for sale. Enders Analysis senior media analyst Jamie MacEwan said: "The timing makes sense....
Tags: Apple, Tech, Bbc, App Store, Enders Analysis, MacEwan, Jamie MacEwan

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