According to a pair of fresh reports, Nissan is no longer discussing a potential manufacturing tie-up with Apple regarding Project Titan, the iPhone maker's autonomous car project.
Apple Pay, the iPhone maker’s digital wallet, looks like it's going to become a battleground for regulators, with several antitrust probes having already begun as the COVID-19 pandemic turbocharges use of contactless payments.
The US Department of Justice is suing Google on antitrust grounds and now a new report alleges that Apple is exploring building its own search tech amid Google antitrust scrutiny.
Enterprise software maker Oracle, the world’s second-largest software firm by revenue and market capitalization after Microsoft, has reportedly enter the race to acquire the Chinese-owned TikTok short video app following US President Donald Trump's divestment order.
Shareholders may reportedly get a rare chance to grill Apple executives about how exactly the tech giant will respond to future demands from national governments or other groups that limit free speech after it took a beating for removing a map app used by Hong Kong protesters.
With Apple's strong focus on services, the company is aiming to create a so-called super-bundle of media content for one flat monthly fee (think of it as an Apple Prime-like offering). However, this strategy has reportedly been met with strong opposition from some major music companies which are afraid that such an offering might devalue their music.
Unnamed industry executives claim that Beats 1, Apple's free 24/7 Internet radio, has failed to attract “the huge audiences” the Cupertino technology giant had anticipated.
As part of its push for original video programming, Apple has reportedly hired BBC TV executive Jay Hunt, who was most recently chief creative officer at Channel 4.
Apple is in discussions to move its growing original video content division to the legendary Culver Studios while battling with Netflix over the rights to a brand new high-profile original drama series starring actresses Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.
The Financial Times ran a paywall'd story Monday, in which it reported that Apple is “stepping up” its augmented reality efforts across the company, especially in augmented reality eyewear, with the ultimate goal of releasing a consumer-facing accessory. Augmented reality is now reportedly the most important development project within Apple, after iPhone.
The report notes that both Apple with its yet-to-be-announced product and Facebook with its tethered Oculus headset are gearing up to challenge the secretive Florida-based startup Magic Leap and Microsoft, which more than two years ago debuted its praised augmented reality accessory, called HoloLens.
The Financial Times is reporting that the leading music-streaming service, Spotify, which recently passed 50 million subscribers, may restrict biggest new music releases to paid users as it renegotiates contracts with record labels.
The Swedish company is looking to potentially decrease the amount of royalties paid to content holders as it readies a long-rumored initial public offering, said people familiar with the situation.
According to a 130-page judgment seen by The Financial Times, the European Commission (EC) is set to rule Tuesday against Apple's sweetheart tax deal it struck with the government of Ireland back in 1999.
The Commission is reportedly set to demand that Ireland recoup over 1 billion euros in back taxes from the iPhone maker, or circa $1.12 billion.
“Apple will on Tuesday be hit with Europe’s largest tax penalty after Brussels ruled that the company received illegal state aid from Ireland,” warns the financial newspaper.