Apple to Crack Down on Tracking iPhone Users in Early Spring

SAN RAMON — Apple says it will roll out a new privacy control in the spring to prevent iPhone apps from secretly shadowing people. The delay in its anticipated rollout aims to placate Facebook and other digital services that depend on such data surveillance to...

Apple Delays Debut of Anti-Tracking Tool in iPhone Software

SAN RAMON — Apple is delaying a new privacy feature in the next version of its iPhone operating system that will make it more difficult for app makers to track people online to help sell digital ads. The decision outlined Thursday affects iOS 14, which is e...

Apple Is 1st US Company to Be Valued at $2 Trillion

NEW YORK — Apple is the first U.S. company to boast a market value of $2 trillion, just two years after it became the first to reach $1 trillion. The company's hugely loyal customer base trusts its products ...
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Apple Closes Stores in 4 States, Again, as Infections Rise

SAN RAMON — Apple is closing 11 stores in Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina that it had reopened just few weeks ago as coronavirus infections rates in some regions in the U.S. begin to rise. The decision announced Friday is another sign th...
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Apple, Google Release Technology for Pandemic Apps

Apple and Google on Wednesday released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. Many governments have already tried, mostly unsucc...
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Apple Rolls out Cheaper iPhone as Pandemic Curbs Spending

NEW YORK — Apple is releasing a new iPhone that will be vastly cheaper than the models it rolled out last fall when the economy was booming and the pandemic had yet to force people to rethink their spending. The second-generation iPhone SE introduced Wednes...