U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear VirnetX Patent Case, Saving Apple $503 Million

The United States Supreme Court today said that it will not hear the VirnetX vs. Apple patent case, putting an end to a 14-year-long legal battle and ultimately saving Apple $502.8 million. As noted by CNBC, with the Supreme Court not weighing in, a March 2023 ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

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Vision Pro Demo Appointments Begin Today at All Apple Stores in U.S.

Starting today, you can receive a free Vision Pro demo at any Apple Store in the U.S. on an appointment basis. You can reserve a time slot up to seven days in advance on Apple’s website, or by using the Apple Store app on your iPhone or iPad. During the 30-minute demo experience, guided by […]

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Vision Pro Demo Appointments Begin Tomorrow at All U.S. Apple Stores

Apple Vision Pro launches in the U.S. this Friday, and you will be able to try out the headset at your local Apple Store on the same day. Starting tomorrow at 8 a.m. local time, all Apple Stores in the U.S. will allow customers to sign up for a Vision Pro demo appointment, which is […]

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Two Apple Stores in U.S. Permanently Closing Today

As previously announced, Apple will be permanently closing its Infinite Loop and Royal Hawaiian retail stores in the U.S. later today. Apple said all employees at both stores would be given the opportunity to remain with the company. Apple Infinite Loop Infinite Loop served as Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California from 1993 until 2017, when […]

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Apple to Sell Series 9 and Ultra 2 Watches Without Blood Oxygen Feature in U.S. Starting Tomorrow

Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 models will be sold without the Blood Oxygen feature in the U.S. starting on January 18, according to 9to5Mac‘s Chance Miller, allowing Apple to avoid a sales ban on these models. On its online store in the U.S., this change will occur starting at 6 a.m. […]

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Apple Watch Sales Ban Reinstated in U.S. Effective Tomorrow

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today denied Apple’s motion to stay the Apple Watch sales ban for the duration of its appeal, according to a court document viewed by MacRumors. Apple’s interim stay will be lifted as of January 18 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time, the filing indicates, meaning the sales […]

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Apple to Pay iPhone 7 Users in U.S. Who Experienced ‘Loop Disease’ Audio Issues

Apple last year agreed to pay $35 million to settle a U.S. class action lawsuit alleging that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were prone to audio issues due to a defective chip in the devices, and it has now started notifying eligible customers by email. You may be eligible for a payment from […]

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U.S. Developers Can Now Offer Non-App Store Purchasing Option, But Apple Will Still Collect Commissions

Apple is making major changes to its U.S. iOS App Store policies, and developers are now able to direct customers to a non-App Store purchasing option for digital goods. Apple is allowing apps to feature a single link to a developer website that leads to an in-app purchase alternative, but Apple plans to continue to […]

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Apple May Sell Series 9 and Ultra 2 Watches Without Blood Oxygen App in U.S. Amid Patent Dispute

Apple has readied modified Apple Watch models that “do not contain pulse oximetry functionality,” medical technology company Masimo said in a document filed today with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The filing, viewed by MacRumors, suggests that Apple will be removing the Blood Oxygen app from new Apple Watch Series 9 […]

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Apple Could Soon Face ‘Sweeping’ U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit

The United States Justice Department is in the “late stages” of an antitrust investigation into Apple that could soon lead to an antitrust lawsuit, reports The New York Times. The DoJ could be ready to file a “sweeping” antitrust case in the first half of 2024, with the agency considering how Apple’s control over hardware […]

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Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 No Longer Available From U.S. Online Store

As promised, Apple today stopped selling the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 in its online store in the United States, with the devices pulled from sale just days ahead of when an Apple Watch import ban goes into effect. When attempting to purchase an ‌Apple Watch Series 9‌ or ‌Apple Watch […]

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These Seven iOS Features Remain Available in the U.S. Only

While many iOS features are available internationally, some remain exclusive to the U.S., such as the Apple Card, Apple Card Savings, Apple Cash, Apple Pay Later, Wallet IDs, Roadside Assistance via Satellite, and Clean Energy Charging. Below, we have provided more details about some iOS features available in the U.S. only. Apple Card Launched in […]

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These Seven iOS Features Remain Available in the U.S. Only

While many iOS features are available internationally, some remain exclusive to the U.S., such as the Apple Card, Apple Card Savings, Apple Cash, Apple Pay Later, Wallet IDs, Roadside Assistance via Satellite, and Clean Energy Charging. Below, we have provided more details about some iOS features available in the U.S. only. Apple Card Launched in […]

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These Seven iOS Features Remain Available in the U.S. Only

While many iOS features are available internationally, some remain exclusive to the U.S., such as the Apple Card, Apple Card Savings, Apple Cash, Apple Pay Later, Wallet IDs, Roadside Assistance via Satellite, and Clean Energy Charging. Below, we have provided more details about some iOS features available in the U.S. only. Apple Card Launched in […]

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Apple Now Selling Refurbished AirPods Pro 2 With Lightning Case in U.S.

Apple today began selling refurbished second-generation AirPods Pro in the U.S. for the first time, with pricing set at $209, down from $249 brand new originally. They are also available in Canada starting today, and in select European countries since last month. Importantly, these are the second-generation AirPods Pro with a Lightning/MagSafe charging case, originally […]

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Some Apple Silicon Chips Will Soon Be Produced and Packaged in U.S.

As part of its efforts to expand its U.S. manufacturing, Apple today announced that Amkor will package some Apple silicon chips at its new facility being built in Peoria, Arizona. The chips will be produced at a nearby TSMC factory, and then Amkor will handle packaging, a final step that protects the chip from physical […]

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Halo Infinite passes Destiny 2 on Xbox’s most played games list in the U.S.

What you need to know At the time of writing, Halo Infinite has passed Destiny 2 on the official list of most played Xbox games in the United States. Halo is now at $16, and Destiny is now #17. Even though Destiny 2 is experiencing a bit of a rough patch, this nevertheless indicates that […]

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Halo Infinite passes Destiny 2 on Xbox’s most played games list in the U.S.

What you need to know At the time of writing, Halo Infinite has passed Destiny 2 on the official list of most played Xbox games in the United States. Halo is now at $16, and Destiny is now #17. Even though Destiny 2 is experiencing a bit of a rough patch, this nevertheless indicates that […]

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Halo Infinite passes Destiny 2 on Xbox’s most played games list in the U.S.

What you need to know At the time of writing, Halo Infinite has passed Destiny 2 on the official list of most played Xbox games in the United States. Halo is now at $16, and Destiny is now #17. Even though Destiny 2 is experiencing a bit of a rough patch, this nevertheless indicates that […]

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U.S. Regulators Want More Control Oversight Into Apple Pay

The United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today proposed new oversight requirements for technology companies like Apple that offer digital wallets and payment apps. According to the CFPB, payment services like Apple Pay are growing in popularity, but the companies behind them are not subject to the same “supervisory examinations” that banks undergo. The […]

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