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October 4

Apple’s Deirdre O’Brien and Lisa Jackson among Fortune’s ‘Most Powerful Women’

Fortune magazine has published its annual “Most Powerful Women” list, and Apple SVP of retail and people, Deirdre O’Brien, and VP of environment, policy, and social initiatives, Lisa Jackson, are among them.

October 14

Lisa Jackson says Apple buys carbon offsets, but 80% is real clean energy

Environmental lead Lisa Jackson has acknowledged in a podcast that Apple buys carbon offsets in order to hit its “100% carbon neutral” claim, but says that this is a relatively small proportion of the company’s total usage. Interviewed on the Jane Goodall Hopecast, Jackson said that a lot of companies are satisfied with simply buying […]

October 7

Apple opens its first US Developer Academy in Detroit

As announced earlier this year, Apple this week opened its newest Developer Academy in Detroit, the first in the United States. The program, which is already available in countries such as Brazil and Italy, comes to the US in a partnership with Michigan State University.

August 19

Apple backs White House plan to eliminate greenhouse gases from power plants

Apple has lent its backing to the Biden administration’s plan to eliminate greenhouse gases from power plants by 2035. Apple’s environmental VP Lisa Jackson said that buying energy in the US should automatically mean buying clean energy…

September 3

Xiaomi overtook Apple in smartwatches, ahead of Apple Watch Series 7 launch

A market intelligence report says that Xiaomi overtook Apple in the smartwatch market during quarter two – though just barely. That left Xiaomi in the No. 1 slot, Apple as No. 2, ahead of Huawei and Fitbit, with Samsung in last place. The report shows Xiaomi shipping 8M smartwatches during Q2, against 7.9M Apple Watches […]

August 4

Apple TV+ strikes deal for ‘Argylle’, a $200 million film project with star-studded cast

Apple TV+ has signed yet another major movie onto its slate of original film projects. Directed by Matthew Vaughn, ‘Argylle’ follows the word’s greatest spy around the globe. Deadline reports that Apple snagged the package for around $200 million. The film will star Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John […]

July 16

Tim Cook attends private screening of Ted Lasso season two ahead of premiere

Apple CEO Tim Cook has attended a private screening of Ted Lasso season two, ahead of next week’s premiere on Apple TV+. The screening was primarily for the cast and crew of the hit show, but some press and influencers were invited, and Cook was seen arriving (video below). He appears in promo photos alongside […]

July 13

Apple TV+ scores at the Emmys with 34 nominations, led by hit Ted Lasso

The awards nominations for the 2021 Primetime Emmys have been announced today and Apple TV+ is leading the Comedy categories thanks to heartwarming hit Ted Lasso. The series was placed in the Best Comedy category, and Jason Sudeikis was nominated for best lead actor in a comedy series. The Ted Lasso cast earned three nominations […]

July 1

Apple exec Lisa Jackson calls for action on climate change during the Austrian World Summit

Lisa Jackson was one of the speakers during the Austrian World Summit 2021, which was organized by the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative. The vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives at Apple spoke about various environmental topics and called out business leaders to take action on climate change.

June 17

Apple innovation grants support chip education at four historically Black colleges and universities

Apple innovation grants worth $5 million each have been given to four historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The grants are geared to silicon engineering, including chip design, and students also get access to Apple engineers. The funding, announced today, is part of Apple’s $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative …

June 14

The Morning Show season two premieres September 17 on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ today announced that the second season of its hero drama ‘The Morning Show’ returns for a second season starting September 17, almost two years after season one aired. Like many of Apple’s flagship properties, production on the season was delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The series stars Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy) and Reese […]

June 2

Get ready for WWDC 2021 with these playlists, podcasts, stories, concepts, wallpapers, and tips

With WWDC right around the corner, it’s always fun to get hyped up beforehand with all sorts of different ways to celebrate. We’ve put together a guide to the best music, great podcast episodes, concepts to dream about, wallpapers to set, and more so that you can get ready. Hunker down, because there’s a lot […]

May 19

M1 iPad Pro reviews: Stunning Liquid Retina XDR display, but iPadOS limitations persist

Following reviews of the new iMac being published yesterday, the first reviews of Apple’s newest M1 iPad Pro are here. In the reviews, we get a closer look at how the M1 chip takes advantage of iPadOS, the new mini-LED display in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and more. Head below for all the details.

May 17

20 years of Apple Stores: The enduring art of celebration

Twenty years ago this week, Apple opened its first brick and mortar retail stores to applause, cheering, and seemingly endless lines of smiling faces. What started at two malls in Tysons Corner, Virginia and Glendale, California became a tradition spanning two decades, generations of customers, and more than five hundred new stores.

April 16

Apple releases 2021 Environmental Progress Report, focus on 2030 carbon neutral target

Apple today released its Environmental Progress Report for 2021 with a central focus on its previously-announced goals to reach net carbon neutrality for all of its supply chain and products by 2030. Apple’s own operations have been carbon neutral since April 2020 (h/t setteBIT). The 2021 report reviews the significant steps towards lowering environmental impacts […]

April 15

Apple announces $200 million investment fund for forest restoration projects

As part of Apple’s continued environmental commitments, the company today announced a new $200 million ‘Restore Fund’ that will develop new financially-viable initiatives to restore forest woodland areas, which removes carbon from the atmosphere. The fund aims to generate meaningful financial returns on the investments. Apple hopes that will convince other companies to follow its […]

March 16

Apple partners with Redford Center for youth filmmaking challenge

Apple has teamed up with the Redford Center for the second annual Stories Challenge. The program is aimed at middle-school filmmakers to create around the themes of social and environmental justice.

March 17

Apple Green Bond spend hits $2.8B; creating 1.2 gigawatts of clean energy

The Apple Green Bond initiative has now helped create 1.2 gigawatts of clean energy, as Apple says it has allocated $2.8B of the $4.7B total raised. Some of the projects funded are directly linked to Apple, generating power for the company’s own data centers, while others are more general, feeding clean power into the grid. […]

February 16

Apple recognizes the 13 app companies joining its inaugural Entrepreneur Camp for Black founders and developers

Apple announced and opened up applications for its first Entrepreneur Camp for Black founders and developers back in October last year. Now the inaugural camp has launched and Apple has shared the 13 app companies to take part in the program.

February 8

‘Freezeframe’ is a new Mac app coming later this year that lets you intelligently save and share workspaces

Today, a team of designers and developers unveiled an incredible new Mac app dubbed “Freezeframe” that lets you save different workspaces for later. The app essentially takes a snapshot in time of your windows and tabs and lets you return to them through a handy menu bar icon. It’s like Mission Control on steroids.

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