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Everything to expect from Apple's iPhone 7 and Apple Watch event

Apple is gearing up for its annual September product launch event where it is expected to unveil the next generation of the iPhone and Apple Watch.   countdown to iphone 7 event What do we know about the event? Apple holds its cards close to its chest when it comes to the release of its new devices. Last week it sent out cryptic ...

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Apple aims to reboot sales with iPhone 7 launch

Apple will attempt to reboot sales of the iPhone this week after an unprecedented recent decline that has left the tech giant grappling with falling revenue for the first time in over a decade. The company is seeking to entice consumers with a new version of the popular device that features a high-powered camera as its key selling point amid ...

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Irish government to challenge Apple tax ruling

The Irish government has agreed to join Apple in fighting a Brussels ruling that the company enjoyed 25 years of illegal state aid in Ireland, allowing it to avoid billions in taxes. Michael Noonan, the Irish finance minister, won a battle with junior partners in the coalition government over plans to lodge an appeal with the European Commission in the coming weeks. ...

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iPhone 7 release date, price and features: All we know about Apple 

Apple is preparing for the release the next generation of the iPhone at its annual event in San Francisco this September. Each year the Silicon Valley giant unveils a raft of new products in the Autumn, which can include new iPad, MacBook and Apple Watch models. At the launch event next month, the company is expected to unveil an upgraded iPhone that, while aesthetically similar ...

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Apple issues urgent security update after hack turns Mac computers into spying devices

Apple has released an urgent update to its desktop operating systems and the Safari web browser to block a hack that could have turned the machines into spying tools.  The security flaw affects the El Capitan and Yosemite Mac operating systems, and is the same that could have let hackers take complete control of iPhone devices, which Apple fixed with the iOS 9.3.5 update last week.  ...

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Irish cabinet meeting about Apple tax ruling to resume

The Republic of Ireland’s cabinet are to resume discussions on the European Commission’s decision that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13bn (£11bn) to Apple. It is expected to decide whether or not to appeal the decision. Finance Minister Michael Noonan has previously said the Irish government will appeal the ruling. Independent ministers have sought the recall of ...

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Tim Cook: EU's Apple tax demand is 'total political crap'

Tim Cook has labelled the EU ruling that Apple should pay €13bn (£11bn) in Irish taxes “total political crap”, in an outspoken attack on Brussels. “I can’t see another explanation for it,” Apple’s chief executive said in an interview with the Irish Independent. “This conclusion that the Commission has reached has no basis in law or in fact. So I think ...

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Apple chief Tim Cook says tax ruling 'maddening'

Apple chief executive Tim Cook says the European Commission ruling that Apple should pay billions of euros in back taxes to the Republic of Ireland is “maddening” and “political”. He told Irish broadcaster RTE that Apple had not been given preferential tax breaks in Ireland. The EU ruling said Apple had been given €13bn of “illegal” tax benefits. Mr Cook ...

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Samsung launches Gear S3 smartwatch – best new features and how it compares to the Apple Watch

Samsung has unveiled the fourth generation of its Gear smartwatch, which is larger and more sturdy than previous models. The Gear S3 smartwatch, released at the IFA technology trade show in Berlin, features some iterative updates on the Gear S2, including a bigger screen, a GPS signal, and a 4G-enabled model.  The company launched two additions to its smartwatch range, the Frontier and ...

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iPhone 7 to come with wireless 'AirPods' after Apple ditches headphone jack

Apple’s next iPhone, due for release on September 7, could come with wireless headphones, according to a leaked document.  Rumours about the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have consistently suggested that the upcoming Apple handsets will not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, the only port on the device will be the Lightning port, which is currently only used for charging.  ...

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