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Foxconn says it ‘immediately’ ended illegal overtime by students on iPhone X production line

3 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Foxconn said it took ‘immediate action’ to end the illegal hours being worked by high school students on the iPhone X production line. The statement follows confirmation by Apple that students aged 17-19 were allowed to work more than 40 hours per week despite this being in breach of both the law and the company’s own policies … more…

Apple's HomePod has been in and out of development since 2012

Have you wondered why it took Apple 3 years to come up with an answer to the Amazon Echo in the form of the HomePod? Apparently, it's because it wasn't really meant as an answer to the Echo. Bloomberg sources claim that work on the HomePod...Show More Summary

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reveals Net Neutrality repeal plan, vote on Dec. 14

As predicted, the Federal Communications Commission has submitted its plan to return power to internet service providers over the terms of what content will be served to users, and to repeal previous net neutrality protections applied to customers and businesses.

Video: 'Hey Siri' might come to the iMac Pro thanks to an A10 Fusion coprocessor

Developers Guilherme Rambo and Stephen Troughton-Smith have found "Hey Siri" functionality in the macOS code base with support for multiple user accounts all driven by what appears to be the A10 Fusion processor, according to the pair. AppleInsider talks about why Apple might do that, and what it would mean for the iMac Pro.

Apple offices raided in South Korea ahead of iPhone X launch in Samsung’s home market

South Korean authorities have reportedly raided Apple’s offices in Seoul, South Korea, just ahead of the iPhone X launch in the country. The iPhone X goes on sale in South Korea and a dozen more countries tomorrow … more…

Apple offers gift cards with iPhone, Mac purchases in Australia and New Zealand for Black Friday

Apple has commenced its Black Friday shopping deals in Australia and New Zealand, providing customers with gift cards if they purchase Apple products through the online and retail Apple Stores during November 24, with similar deals likely to be offered in a number of other regions when each country reaches midnight.

EFF provides tool to allow you to instantly lobby Congress to protect net neutrality

2 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Although the Trump administration is pressing ahead with plans to remove net neutrality, there’s still time for you to play your part in preventing it. The proposal still needs to pass a vote in Congress, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation has provided a webpage allowing you to instantly lobby your representative … more…

The MacDaddy Of Holiday Gifts

Starbucks writes the code of your customized latte on a red cup. CVS is decorated in red, white, and green, and you can’t escape its doors without hearing at least one animatronic bear singing “Deck the Halls” from a distant aisle. And you can’t forget the constant re-runs of Elf on cable. Show More Summary

Apple’s Black Friday shopping deal hits Australia, offers gift card worth up to $160

3 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

It’s already Friday in Australia, and Apple’s Black Friday deals – aka ‘one day shopping event’ – have just gone live in the country. Apple is offering a Apple Store gift card worth up to A$210 (US$160) with the purchase of selected iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches … more…

Apple applies for patent on foldable display following rumors of foldable iPhone

3 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

The US Patent & Trademark Office has today published an Apple patent application for a foldable display. This follows earlier rumors that the company was working with LG on a future foldable iPhone. An electronic device may have a flexible portion that allows the device to be folded. Show More Summary

iPhone maintains lead in UK market share, but just 0.4% ahead of Samsung – Counterpoint

3 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Counterpoint research says that the iPhone maintained its lead in UK smartphone market share in Q3, but is just 0.4% ahead of second-placed Samsung. The firm puts Apple’s share at 34.4% against Samsung at 34.0% … more…

Foxconn puts halt to illegal overtime at iPhone X plant

Apple supplier Foxconn in a statement on Thursday said it has stopped high school interns from working overtime at an iPhone plant in China, a practice that violates the country's labor laws.

Lowest price anywhere: Apple's 13" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 16GB, 256GB) for $1,249 ($450 off) with no tax in 48 states

This Thanksgiving, AppleInsider readers can save $450 on Apple's Early 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB of memory and 256GB of storage. This is the lowest price point available for a MacBook Pro with 16GB of RAM. Plus, enjoy free expedited delivery with no sales tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Happy Hour Podcast 148 | HomePod misses holidays and iMac Pro rumors

10 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

This week Benjamin and Zac unpack the HomePod delay a week later, detail the competition going in to the holiday season, discuss expectations and potential challenges for Apple’s upcoming smart speaker, fresh iMac Pro rumors including...Show More Summary

The best Black Friday deals on Apple iPads, MacBooks, Mac desktops

13 hours agoTechnology / Apple : ZDNet Apple

Sales don't happen frequently with Apple products, so here's one of your best opportunities to score a discount on the company's tablets and computers.

UK government to initiate tax crackdown on tech firms holding earnings offshore

The UK Treasury on Wednesday said it will begin cracking down on large corporations that shift British earnings overseas in a bid to avoid the country's high taxes, a move that follows a wider European Union strategy seeking much the same.

How to score the best Apple deals on Black Friday

With Black Friday on the horizon, we're rounding up the best deals and lowest prices on Apple devices, and this year shoppers can save up to $1,000 on Macs from top Apple authorized resellers.

iPhone X shipment times improve to 1-2 weeks ahead of holidays

Just in time for the lucrative holiday shopping season, Apple on Wednesday updated iPhone X ship-by times to one to two weeks, a one-week improvement over previous delivery estimates offered earlier this month.

Text of FCC 'Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom' released, eradicates net neutrality rules

As promised, the U.S. Federal Communcations Commission has released the full text of the "Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom" which completely removes restrictions on throttling or prioritizing content, and explicitly allows paid prioritization of content.

UK Treasury announces tax reform affecting Apple and other tech companies

18 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

As the United States details tax reform that could affect Apple’s overseas business, the UK is doing just the same. As reported by Business Insider, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a series of changes in an effort to curtail the efforts of tech companies trying to minimize their tax bills… more…

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