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Apple Uses Earth Day to Highlight China Solar Farm, More

10:50 AM, Apr. 20th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple's environmental responsibility Web page got an update on Monday, which also happens to be a couple days ahead of Earth Day. Apple used the event to highlight its environmental efforts including a planned solar farm in China.

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Apple has been actively pursuing ways to be as environmentally responsible as possible, and is an example it'd be nice to see more companies follow.

Analyst: Apple Watch Pre-orders are Build to Order

9:51 AM, Apr. 20th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

If you're wondering why no one received a firm April 24 delivery date for their Apple Watch pre-order, industry analyst Carl Howe thinks he has the answer: they're all being built to order. Instead of guessing which models to stockpile, he thinks, Apple is making the watches customers ordered.

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If Apple really is using a build-to-order model for Apple Watch pre-orders, that would account for why we won't be able to buy on in stores come April 24. There simply isn't any inventory to send out to its retail locations.

Apple WWDC Ticket Lottery Sales Wrap Up Today

8:56 AM, Apr. 20th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · WWDC

Apple wrapped up its Worldwide Developers Conference ticket lottery last Friday, and started sending out notifications to the lucky winners later in the day. The Mac, iPhone and Apple Watch maker will finish sending out those alerts today, Monday April 20.

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This year's ticket selection process seemed to go smoothly. Maybe Apple has landed on a system they'll use next year, too.

Apple PR Veteran Steve Dowling Promoted to VP

10:45 AM, Apr. 17th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Steve Dowling has been filling in for Katie Cotton ever since she retired from her job as the head of Apple's public relations team, and now the job is officially his. Apple added Mr. Dowling to its executive list naming him Vice President of Communications.

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It's clear Tim Cook has his own vision for Apple, and that includes a more open PR division. Steve Dowling has been making that come together, so it isn't any surprise he's officially taking over for Katie Cotton.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Makes TIME’s Most Influential List

6:09 PM, Apr. 16th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple CEO Tim Cook earned himself a place on TIME's 100 Most Influential People list for 2015 for his corporate leadership skills and open support for human rights and environmental protection. Mr. Cook received the same honor along side the likes of Anita Sarkeesian, Brian Chesky, and Satya Nadella.

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Tim Cook has made it clear this is his Apple, and he isn't afraid to make his feelings on equal rights known. It isn't any surprise he made TIME's Most Influential List again.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-16: Apple Stores as Showrooms and Changing Retail Strategies

1:42 PM, Apr. 16th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Apple's latest products, Apple Watch and the new MacBook, aren't available in the company's retail stores, which has Kelly Guimont wondering if this is the beginning of big changes. Kelly and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's online-only sales tactic, and offer up their thoughts on why the company is using its stores as a show room instead of a sale point for its latest products.