The money is owed on roughly $245 billion in overseas profits being repatriated under the recent tax overhaul bill signed into law by President Trump.
The product delays the WSJ refer to are the HomePod, the original Apple Watch, AirPods, Apple Pencil, and the Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro.
Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss the AirPort KRACK fix, and why the iMac Pro should really be called iMac Edition. They also dig into political criticism of Tim Cook speaking in China and Apple’s overall position in that country. And when they hear that Apple has hired new television execs, they hope it means Apple’s leadership is learning how to delegate. (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)
Instead of working on new product design, Sir Jony focused on Apple’s tribute to the late Steve Jobs, Apple Park, but now he’s back in the product design saddle.
Tim Cook took a recent trip to China, and some have accused him of endorsing Chinese censorship. Bryan and Jeff talk about how complicated doing business in China is. They also look at why Sonos and IKEA have announced a partnership, and what Apple’s purchase of Pop Up Archive might mean. Then they fall down the rabbit hole of TextArc.
Ms. Young Smith moved to the position in May after a three year stint as head of Apple’s Human Resources, and she will be replaced by Christie Smith, a 17 year veteran of consulting firm Delloite.
Apple has a new video out called “Inclusion & Diversity — Open.” It’s a two-minute tribute to the value that an open and diverse workplace can bring to a company like Apple, and it features “68 employees revealing who we are.” In the YouTube description, Apple said, “At Apple, ‘open’ isn’t just a word. It’s our culture. One that embraces faiths, disabilities, races, ages, ideologies, personalities, and differences. Because humanity isn’t singular. It’s plural.” Under CEO Tim Cook, Apple has made a big push to increase the diversity of its work force and executive team. Like other Silicon Valley companies working on this same issue, Apple remains overwhelmingly white and male, even with recent progress. This video is, in part, a sales pitch for people of diverse backgrounds to work at Apple, and it’s a pretty good pitch.
The company released a 1,240 word document detailing its international tax practices and making the case that it’s the world’s biggest taxpayer.
He did so by redirecting a question about the grilling Facebook, Google, and Twitter are getting for allowing (and profiting from) the Russian government’s efforts to disrupt our democracy.
Speaking at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s 30th anniversary celebration in Taipei, Mr. Williams said the world is “at an inflection point.”
And then, buried way down at the end of the press release, the two companies said GE would move its massive work force of 330,000 employees to iPhone and iPad, and promote the Mac as an option, too.
The report simultaneously praises Apple’s efforts on green energy (which it graded an A), while shaming Samsung for its dismal efforts to be environmentally responsible.
It’s well known that many Apple customers spend too much time with their iPhones, and some would make that Apple’s fault.
Tim Cook continues to raise his profile, tweeting more publicity photos of his visits to lots of places, including a Normandy war cemetery. Bryan and Jeff reexamine the idea that Mr. Cook may be thinking of political office. They also talk about Dow Jones’s brief flirtation with publishing fake news about Apple, and how Apple has changed the way on/off buttons work in iOS.
In Bryan Chaffin’s mind, there is little doubt that Tim Cook’s recent spate of publicity photos in Iowa, Austin—and now France—are part of a coordinated effort to raise his profile.
In addition to her work as a law clerk at the highest court in the land, Ms. Adams is currently General Counsel for electronics firm Honeywell.
The photo is of a young Steve Jobs—I’d guess mid or late 80s—and the quote is one of those foundational concepts that drove Mr. Jobs.
A recent video of Steve Jobs talking about corporate leadership and product vision has reawakened a debate about Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to sort out 4K upscaling and what it means for Apple TV streaming movies, plus they look at Tim Cook’s role as Apple’s leader.
Apple’s new Steve Jobs Theater had its debut, and Bryan and Jeff talk about some of the amazing things we saw. They also spew some vitriol all over Apple’s decision to pull the App Store from iTunes, and discuss their favorite aspects of Apple Watch Series 3 and iPhone X.