Cook: "Hello and welcome back to Apple Park for our first event of 2021." Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday kicked off the company's virtual product launch event by introducing a new purple shade for its iPhone 12 lineup, a new line of slim iMac computers and new iPads that use its own processors.
Both the new iMacs and iPads come with higher-quality video catering to a work-from-home world.
It comes after the company received complaints from consumers that the computer's cameras had not kept pace with the company's iPhones and iPads during an era of pervasive video calls.
The company also announced podcast subscription services that will compete with rival Spotify and an updated Apple TV set top box with better color output and a faster processor chip.
Also Tuesday, Apple unveiled AirTags, a small $29 tracking device to help locate lost keys, phones or luggage.
The AirTag announcement could result in a new round of complaints to lawmakers that Apple is hurting smaller rivals.
Tile, a private company that has sold a competing tracker for nearly a decade, last year testified before the U.S. House of Representatives that Apple's App Store rules had made it harder to use Tile's products.
Tile will be called before the U.S. Senate to testify on Wednesday.
The European Commission (EC) said US tech firm Apple (AAPL) has engaged in EU antitrust violations in its "preliminary conclusion" on Friday.It comes after a Spotify (SPOT) complaint, accusing the tech giant of abusing its control over the distribution of music-streaming apps.
[NFA] Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook on Thursday was the latest corporate leader to speak out against the state of Georgia's new voting restrictions, which many critics say targets Black people and other racial minorities. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Progress on women’s rights in Afghanistan could be at risk with the withdrawal of US and international troops, even if the Taliban doesn’t fully take power, according to a newly declassified US intelligence report. CNN’s Alex Marquardt reports.
Apple has unveiled new versions of its iPad Pro and iMac desktop computer, the latest devices to be given the firm’s own-design computer chips which offer a performance boost.The M1 chip, announced last year, will see Apple gradually introduce its own silicon to all its computers over the next few years, replacing Intel processors and greatly improving performance, the company claims.
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By dropping an intriguing teaser of 'the most powerful Galaxy' device, South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced a new 'Galaxy Unpacked' event set for April 28. The upcoming all-virtual event will be live-streamed on the official site and the YouTube channel of Samsung. The South Korean electronic giant tweeted, "Welcome to a very special Unpacked - the most powerful Galaxy is coming. April 28, 2021. The teaser suggests that it will bring "the most powerful Galaxy" to the forthcoming launch, but the tech giant didn't say what this event will be about. But one thing seems evident; Samsung won't be introducing low-end devices at the event. Going by the teaser, the description of whatever Samsung is announcing as "the most powerful Galaxy" would seem to rule out a phone, like the rumoured GalaxyZ Fold 3. As per The Verge, the most generous depiction of a mobile processor, even one as powerful as Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 888, still isn't in the same ballpark as a true laptop processor. And despite recent headlines, Samsung is still rumoured to reveal the Z Fold 3 at a July event, potentially a replacement for the Galaxy Note's high-end summer phone release spot. Samsung is also rumoured to be working on a new Galaxy Book Pro line of laptops, which would feature 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch OLED panels, S-Pen support, and upgraded Intel CPUs. One of the new models - the Galaxy Book Pro 360 - is also said to include 5G compatibility.
Former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson discussed the Republican Party’s loyalty to former President Donald Trump, after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy revealed his frustration with Rep. Liz Cheney who refused to back former President Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was stolen.
CNN congressional correspondent Lauren Fox profiles Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), the lawmaker former President Donald Trump and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) are backing to replace Rep. Liz Cheney if she is ousted from her leadership position as GOP conference chairwoman.
CNN’s John Berman questions why House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy sides with controversial Republicans such as Rep. Matt Gaetz and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene but not long-time Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo compares Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s recent comments on blocking the Biden administration’s agenda to comments he previously made about the Obama administration, and analyzes what it could mean for Democrats.