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The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is doing extremely well in Japan. So well, in fact, that Japan is now one of Apple's fastest-growing markets. One factor that has helped boost Apple sales is the company's recent iPhone deal with DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile carrier. Frustrated with subs...

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Apple retail stores are typically crowded. On iPhone release day, however, they turn into absolute zoos, with stores packed to the brim and lines often extending out of the store. Now that the iPhone is more than 6 years old, the hysteria surrounding an iPhone launch has subsided a tad. Still, it...

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If the Irish government's plans come together, the tax loophole that Apple, Microsoft, Google and other companies have been using for years will be closed up. Reuters and other news services are reporting that the Irish Government intends to close the loophole, although another will remain. Last Ma...

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Apple has updated its developer guidelines to allow developers to use all colors of the iPhone 5s in product marketing. Previously developers were only officially allowed to use the black iPhone likeness for marking, though many developers ignored this rule and used the white iPhone as well, sugge...

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Last April, Apple announced plans to increase its share repurchasing program from US$10 billion to $60 billion. Apple at the time noted that this represented the "largest single share repurchase authorization in history." While the full buyback program is slated to be finished by the end of 2015, A...

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Just yesterday word spread through the technology sphere that Apple had filed for an iWatch trademark in Japan. The news seemed to give some limited credence to earlier rumors that Apple had filed for the same iWatch trademark in Russia. Now, less than 24 hours after that Japan trademark surfaced,...

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Japanese blog Macotakara has uncovered documents published on Access (formerly PalmSource) that show Apple has licensed US$10 million worth of patents from a number of former technology companies, including the now defunct Palm. Interestingly, as 9to5Mac points out, Steve Jobs once told then Palm ...

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When the first wave of news was breaking about Apple and its executive shuffle, the initial focus was on Scott Forstall leaving even though that's not actually happening until 2013. According to the Wall Street Journal, both Forstall and John Browett, Apple's vice president of retail, were asked...

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According to a report in CNET, Apple has quietly acquired Particle, a consulting company that specializes in web and HTML 5-based marketing projects. The company has worked with high-profile companies like Google, Motorola, Amazon, Yahoo and even Apple. It's also known for its celebrity backer,...

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The recent criticism about Apple's iOS 6 Maps app has prompted some analysts and pundits to lay the blame on Scott Forstall, Apple's Senior Vice President of iOS Software. A recent post by Philip Elmer-DeWitt of Apple 2.0 points out that both Maps and Siri, two recent projects that fall under the...

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Apple toned down the description for its new Maps app and no longer claims that the app is "the most beautiful, powerful mapping service ever." As noted by CNET, Apple's website now says that Maps features "a beautiful vector-based interface that scales and zooms with ease." This revision fol...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook's apologetic letter to iOS 6 customers is the third large-scale apology the company has issued in so many months. Now the web is wondering: is this evidence of a more "human" Apple, or a company with a problem? On July 13, Apple posted a letter from then senior vice president ...

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The next iPhone is expected to launch next week and CNN Money decided it was a good time to run a list of superlatives related to the financial impact of Apple's smartphone. To start out with, Apple's iPhone business unit could be a Fortune 50 company on its own. That business unit is already...

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This week GigaOM took an extensive look at North Carolina and its many data centers. The fourth and final installment in this series focuses on Apple's new data center in Maiden, North Carolina and covers some of the early negotiations between Catawba county officials and the Cupertino company....

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Apple responded to the controversy surrounding its request to remove its products from the EPEAT green electronics registry. In a statement provided to The Loop, Apple representative Kristin Huguet confirmed the Cupertino company's commitment to the highest environmental standards and pointed o...

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