Apple Separates Human Resources Role From Retail, Adds New Chief People Officer
Apple is hiring Carol Surface as its new chief people officer, with Surface set to report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook, reports Bloomberg. Apple head of retail Deirdre O’Brien had been handling the “people” role, but Apple has now made a dedicated hire and has removed the duties from O’Brien.
While O’Brien will continue to be Apple’s retail chief, Surface will lead the People team, which is known as Human Resources at most companies. That team at Apple is designed to help Apple connect with and care for its employees, handling talent development, recruiting, employee relations, benefits, compensation, inclusion and diversity, Apple University, and more.
Apple is hiring Surface from Medtronic, where she currently serves as Chief Human Resources Officer. She has been with Medtronic for over nine years, and also worked at Best Buy and Pepsi. Surface is set to start at Apple in March.
iOS 16.3 Now Available for Your iPhone With These 4 New Features
Apple released iOS 16.3 in late January following nearly six weeks of beta testing. The software update is available for the iPhone 8 and newer, and while it is a relatively minor update, it still includes a handful of new features, changes, and bug fixes.
Below, we’ve recapped new features in iOS 16.3, including support for physical security keys as a two-factor authentication option for…
Gurman: Apple Considering New High-End iPhone Alongside Pro and Pro Max
Apple has discussed selling a new top-of-the-line iPhone alongside the Pro and Pro Max models in 2024 at the earliest, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Based on this timeframe, the device would be part of the iPhone 16 lineup or later.
In a September 2022 edition of his weekly “Power On” newsletter, Gurman said there was “potential” for an iPhone 15 Ultra to replace the iPhone 15 Pro…
Deals: M1 iPad Air Hits Record-Low Prices at TigerDirect, Starting at $313.99 (48% Off) [Updated]
Online retailer TigerDirect has slashed pricing on the M1 iPad Air in several colors, offering the base 64GB configuration for just $313.99 in Purple and Pink.
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That’s a savings of 48% compared to Apple’s normal $599.00…
Apple May Not Launch Updated Mac Studio With M2 Ultra Chip Due to Similarity With Upcoming Mac Pro
A new version of the Mac Studio with the “M2 Ultra” chip is unlikely to arrive in the near future, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
In the latest edition of his “Power On” newsletter, Gurman explained that since the upcoming Apple silicon Mac Pro is “very similar in functionality to the Mac Studio,” Apple may wait until the release of M3- or M4-series chips to update the machine, or…
Apple Releases tvOS 16.3.1 and HomePod 16.3.1 Software Updates
Apple today released new tvOS 16.3.1 and HomePod 16.3.1 software updates, with the software coming two weeks after the tvOS 16.3 and HomePod 16.3 updates were released.
According to Apple’s release notes for HomePod software 16.3.1, the update includes general performance and stability improvements. Notes for tvOS 16.3.1 are unavailable as of yet, but are probably similar to the HomePod…
iPhone 15 Pro ‘Buttonless Design’ Rumors: Everything We Know
The iPhone 15 Pro models will feature a “buttonless design” thanks to additional Taptic Engines, according to multiple corroborated reports, so what do we know about the change so far?
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was first to report that the volume and power buttons on this year’s two high-end iPhone models will adopt a solid-state design, similar to the iPhone 7’s home button, replacing a…
‘iPhone Ultra’ Concept Envisions Apple’s Rumored Future Top-Tier Smartphone
Apple has reportedly considered releasing a new top-of-the-line iPhone alongside future Pro and Pro Max models, tentatively referred to as “iPhone Ultra,” and one designer has taken it upon himself to envision what such a device could potentially look like.
German industrial designer Jonas Daehnert came up with this impressive-looking concept (pictured) by marrying design elements of the…
Google Working on Browser for iOS That Would Break Apple’s App Store Rules
Google’s Chromium developers are working on an experimental web browser for iOS that would break Apple’s browser engine restrictions, The Register reports.
The experimental browser, which is being actively pursued by developers, uses Google’s Blink engine. Yet if Google attempted to release it on the App Store, it would not pass Apple’s App Review process.
Apple’s App Store rules dictate…