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Apple Boosts Production In Texas After Trump Exempts Company From Some Import Tariffs

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Apple will begin producing the new wave of Mac desktop computers in Texas days after the Trump administration exempted the tech company from being subject to brutal tariffs. Most of Apple’s products are assembled in China and are facing tariff threats. The company received exceptions Friday that enable it to import parts without paying import tariffs. The new Mac Pro models include ...

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Apple’s Labor Practices To Build New iPhones Violated Even Chinese Standards

Apple and its manufacturing partner, Foxconn, violated Chinese labor rules by hiring temporary workers to produce its latest iPhone model, a Chinese Labor Watch (CLW) report revealed Monday. The report found that Apple’s Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, China — the largest iPhone factory in the world — violated China’s rule that bars temporary workers from exceeding 10% of a factory’s ...

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Want To Skip The Genius Bar? Apple Plans To Offer Independent Repair Shops iPhone Parts

Apple said it plans to provide supply parts to independent repair shops in an effort to ease pressure on its stores to fix millions of out-of-warranty iPhones in a Thursday statement. The tech giant announced the plan after nearly a decade of officially allowing only its Genius Bar experts to repair products as part of its Apple Authorized Service Providers ...

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Apple Apologizes For Listening To Users’ Conversations With Siri

Apple apologized Wednesday for listening to recordings of people talking to Siri, the company’s digital voice assistant. The tech giant’s grading program allowed under .2% of audio Siri requests and their transcripts “to measure how well Siri was responding and to improve its reliability,” according to Apple. “We realize we haven’t been fully living up to our high ideals, and ...

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‘Tech Witch Hunt’: Here’s How 20 Or More States Plan To Take On Big Tech

More than 20 states could take on bipartisan efforts to initiate an antitrust investigation into big tech companies. The investigation would focus on companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook to determine whether they pose a threat to the U.S. economy if they grow into monopolies. NetChoice Vice President Carl Szabo called the potential probe a “tech witch hunt,” and ...

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What Could Go Wrong? Trump Admin Considering Using Amazon Echo, Apple Watch to Determine If Citizens Should Own Guns

The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would use Google, Amazon and Apple to collect data on users who exhibit characteristics of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The proposal is part of an initiative to create Health Advanced Research Projects Agency or HARPA, which would be located inside the Health and ...

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Trump Says Apple’s Tim Cook Makes A ‘Compelling’ Case Against Tariffs On Tech Products

President Donald Trump said Sunday that Apple CEO Tim Cook told him that paying economic tariffs would make it difficult for his company to compete with the likes of Samsung. He made a “very compelling argument” argument, the president said, referring to comments Cook made during a meeting with Trump. The Trump administration delayed for 3 months tariffs on China ...

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Apple News Bans Top Pro-Life News Source, Cites ‘Intolerance’

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Apple News banned a top pro-life news source in the country from the platform Wednesday, claiming the organization displayed “intolerance towards a specific group.” The Apple News platform, a free news app, banned LifeSite News Wednesday, just one week after accepting the pro-life outlet onto the platform, saying that LifeSite news’ channel did not comply with Apple guidelines and their ...

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Trump Denies Apple’s Request To Be Exempted From Tariffs On Chinese-Made Goods

President Donald Trump said Friday on Twitter that Apple will “not be given Tariff wavers” for product parts made in China. “Apple will not be given Tariff wavers, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China. Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!” the president wrote. Apple will not be given Tariff waiver, or relief, for Mac ...

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Apple To Roll Out More ‘Diverse’ Same-Sex Couple Emojis With 75 Different Combinations

Tech-giant Apple announced Wednesday that it’s rolling out a new set of emojis that promote more “inclusion and diversity” to be released this fall. Apple users can expect 59 new emojis to hit their iPhones, a release by the company details, but one category in particular is turning heads. The company has teased a user’s ability to have 75 combinations ...

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‘You Can Still Do Better’: Sen Hawley Sets His Sights On Another Big Tech Company

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Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri asked Apple CEO Tim Cook Tuesday to implement his “Do Not Track” option as the big tech giant faces scrutiny over how much data it obtains through its application store. Hawley, a Republican, sent a letter to Cook imploring him to do a better job of protecting customer’s private data. The letter comes a few ...

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Kavanaugh Joins Liberals, Says iPhone Users Can Sue Apple For App Monopoly

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that iPhone users can bring an antitrust lawsuit against Apple alleging the tech giant has monopolized the market for software applications. Justice Brett Kavanaugh delivered the 5-4 decision, joined by the high court’s liberal bloc. Justice Neil Gorsuch led the conservatives in dissent. “The plaintiffs seek to hold retailers to account if the retailers engage ...

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