Apple mobile wallet practices hurt competition, says EU regulators

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The European Commission’s preliminary findings were that the policies harmed competition. European regulators have notified Apple Inc. that its mobile wallet practices were, in their initial view, harmful to competition. The preliminary findings of the European Commission do not “prejudge the outcome” in antitrust investigations. The European Commission (EC) announced in a news release that it had advised Apple “of its preliminary view that it abused its dominant position in markets for mobile wallets on iOS devices.” The focus of the concerns expressed about the payment app had to do…

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Apple to use more recycled materials with new Taz robot’s help

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Almost 20 percent of what is used to make the company’s products in 2021 were from recycling. With Earth Day ahead, Apple has released its 2022 Environmental Progress Report, showing its latest efforts to use recycled materials, as well as to reduce and to reuse overall. The 128-page report came with a number of announcements regarding Apple’s environmental efforts. The company used the report to introduce its new vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives, Lisa Jackson. It also announced that recycled materials comprised almost 20 percent of what…

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Apple slashes one fifth of its new iPhone SE production

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The American tech giant is reportedly cutting down on its production budget shortly after launch. Apple is reportedly cutting its iPhone SE production in China by about 20 percent, less than two weeks after the new smartphone was first launched. According to media reports, the decision was made due to demand far lower than anticipated. The American technology giant has requested that its suppliers cut back on iPhone SE production, the new budget 5G smartphone retailing for $429. The reduction is by about 20 percent of the initial orders, reducing…

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Google announces mobile marketing tracking overhaul for Android

The tech giant intends to completely change its ad targeting, though not for a couple of years. Google has announced that it will be altering its mobile marketing tracking on the Android operating system which runs on billions of devices worldwide. The move is a response to a privacy issue that its top rival Apple has already addressed in iOS. The mobile marketing move has already been made be Apple, which made a similar shift for its iPhones. This strategy to alter ad tracking is the result of rising pressure…

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Apple snags the top spot back in China’s smartphone market in Q4 2021

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The iPhone maker has returned in the country with a vengeance, taking on its largest ever share. Apple Inc. took its largest ever share of the smartphone market in China in the fourth quarter last year, when it took the top spot in the country for the first time in six years. This ranking was published by research firm Counterpoint Research and was released yesterday. This achievement arrived at the same as the launch of the iPhone 13, and within a smartphone market environment where demand has been essentially stagnant.…

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