Apple has turned protecting user privacy into a valuable marketing tool, and now its chief executive has addressed fans in Europe with a video highlighting the new privacy features.
After nearly four years of construction, Apple's new iCloud data center, located near the Danish city of Viborg in Europe, is now operational. Like all of the company's data centers, this one's running on 100 percent renewable energy. Earlier this summer, the Cupertino company completed one of Scandinavia’s largest solar arrays to power the Viborg facility. It marks the first Danish solar project built without the use of public subsidies.
Apple today said it's advanced its self-imposed 2030 carbon neutral goal by investing in the world’s largest onshore wind turbines in Denmark and new clean energy efforts in Germany.
Apple made an announcement this morning that it's expanding its iPhone repair services to "hundreds of new locations" across the United States, while also opening the Independent Repair Provider Program to independent repair shops across Europe and Canada.
Major video-streaming platforms like Netflix, Google-owned YouTube and Amazon's Prime Video have reduced streaming quality in the European Union to avoid straining the Internet as millions of employees switch to teleworking amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Apple Maps now offers transit directions in major cities across France, Spain, Germany and possibly a few other European countries.
Apple Pay has expanded its availability today with news that the the over-the-top Curve banking platform now supports Apple's mobile payment service.
New Apple billboards were spotted this morning in major German cities of Hamburg and Berlin, promoting the importance of iPhone user privacy and data protection.
Apple Pay is currently available in 33 countries but it looks like the iPhone maker might soon meet its self-imposed goal of having it available in forty countries worldwide in 2019 because the mobile payments service appears to be launching soon in a bunch of European countries.
Apple on Wednesday launched its mobile payments service Apple Pay in Belgium. Customers in this country can now add their MasterCard or Maestro debit or credit cards to the Wallet app on their device in order to use it to pay for goods and services in stores, online and in apps via an iPhone, Apple Watch or Mac.
In a speech at a privacy conference in Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook went after companies he says are hoarding personal data for financial gain. Calling it the “data industrial complex,” he suggests new privacy laws are needed, especially in the United States.
Even though Apple added a toggle to iOS which disables the controversial CPU throttling and offered consumers discounted battery replacements, the Italian watchdog has fined the Cupertino technology giant ten million euros, which works out to about $11.4 million bucks, over using software updates to slow down iPhones and push people into buying new models.