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AAPL Company Stories August 26

Apple invests in biotech startup SweetBio and VC firm VamosVentures through REJI

Apple has announced today that it has invested in the biotech startup SweetBio and VC firm VamosVentures as part of its growing Racial Equity and Justice Initiative. Apple explains that SweetBio is helping to heal patients through its advanced wound care product.

AAPL Company Stories August 25

Apple celebrates National Parks with Apple Maps guides, App Store curation, more

Earlier this week a new promotion launched that sees Apple donate funds to the US National Parks when customers use Apple Pay and we previously reported about the upcoming Apple Watch Activity Challenge. Now Apple has shared the other ways it is celebrating the 105th anniversary of the National Parks.

AAPL Company Stories August 17

Apple selects 15 Black- and Brown-owned businesses to join its Impact Accelerator program

Apple has announced this morning that it has selected 15 Black- and Brown-owned businesses for a “first-of-its-kind Impact Accelerator.” This program is part of Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, and it will help “combat systemic barriers to opportunity, while also advancing innovative solutions for communities most impacted by climate change.”

AAPL Company Stories July 27

Apple (AAPL) reports record Q3 2021 earnings: $81.4 billion revenue, up 36% YOY

Apple (AAPL) has officially reported its earnings for fiscal Q3 2021, covering the months of April, May, and June. For the quarter, Apple reported $81.43 billion in revenue, up 36 percent year over year, and profit of $21.74 billion. It reported earnings-per-share of $1.30. This compares to the revenue of $59.7 billion and profit of […]

AAPL Company Stories July 23

Tim Cook meets with prime minister of Spain at Apple Park

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Pedro Sánchez, the prime minister of Spain, at Apple Park in Cupertino this week. The two discussed the “digital transformation” among other topics during the meeting, according to Sánchez.

AAPL Company Stories July 14

Apple accelerating investments to help tackle California housing crisis, has spent $1 billion so far

Back in 2019, Apple announced that it would be spending $2.5 billion to help tackle the California housing crisis and address the issue of skyrocketing home prices in the state. Apple has published a new press release today with an update on this initiative, saying that it has deployed $1 billion in affordable housing support […]

AAPL Company Stories July 4

Gurman: Apple rapidly expanding outside of Silicon Valley as it struggles to recruit and retain talent

Amid pushback regarding Apple’s plans to return to in-person work this fall, Mark Gurman at Bloomberg reports that Apple is “ramping up efforts to decentralize out of Silicon Valley.” In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman reports that Apple has faced a variety of problems recruiting and retaining talent because of its […]

AAPL Company Stories June 16

Apple execs talk Apple Watch, AirPods health and fitness monitoring, more in new interviews

Following WWDC 2021 wrapping up last week, Apple executives are continuing to appear in podcasts and YouTube videos to discuss the company’s latest announcements. In a new video posted today, YouTuber Rene Ritchie sits down with Apple’s Kevin Lynch and Deidre Caldbeck to talk Apple Watch, Health, and more.

AAPL Company Stories May 19

Craig Federighi begins testifying in Apple vs. Epic case, focuses on iPhone security

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, has now taken the stand and is testifying in the company’s ongoing legal battle with Epic. Apple has said that Federighi’s testimony will focus heavily on security, highlighting the lengths to which Apple goes to protect its users.

AAPL Company Stories May 11

Apple says App Store prevented $1.5B in fraud in 2020, new tools deployed to combat fake reviews

Amid growing scrutiny of the App Store and the prevalence of scam and rip-off applications, Apple has published a new press release today highlighting the measures it takes to protect users. In the press release, Apple claims that the App Store stopped more than $1.5 billion in “potentially fraudulent transactions in 2020. Apple also says […]

AAPL Company Stories April 28

Apple (AAPL) reports record Q2 2021 earnings: $89.6 billion in revenue, up 54% YOY

Apple (AAPL) has officially reported its earnings for fiscal Q2 2021, covering the months of January, February, and March. For the quarter, Apple reported $89.6 billion in revenue and profit of $23.6 billion. This compares to the revenue of $58.3 billion and profit of $11.25 billion the company posted for the same quarter last year. […]

AAPL Company Stories April 21

AAPL fall amid wider sell-off as investors unmoved by event

Apple’s Spring Loaded event was a fast-paced one with plenty of good news, but it wasn’t enough to reverse an AAPL fall seen on the day, and continuing into after-market trading. The day saw AAPL fall 1.28% during trading, and it continued to fall (albeit at a slower pace) in after-market deals …

AAPL Company Stories April 20

Roundup: Here’s everything Apple could announce at its April 20 ‘Spring Loaded’ event

Apple has officially confirmed its long-anticipated spring 2021 event. This year, Apple is holding a virtual event on April 20, and it’s teasing it with the tagline “Spring Loaded.” The event could include a new iPad Pro, AirTags, and more. Read on as we round up everything that Apple could announce during its April 20 […]

AAPL Company Stories February 26

In move that will please Apple, Biden reverses US work visa freeze

President Biden has reversed the US immigrant freeze imposed by his predecessor, and will not extend the US work visa freeze. Hundreds of thousands of foreign workers will soon be able to apply for visas and green cards, including the H-1B temporary worker visa, which Apple had said was important to its business. Apple, Google, […]

AAPL Company Stories February 25

Apple celebrating Women’s History Month with App Store interviews, Fitness+, and more

March is Women’s History Month along with International Women’s Day landing on the 8th. And Apple has announced its wide-ranging plans to celebrate the day and month across the App Store, Apple TV app, Apple Music, Apple News, Podcasts, Fitness+, Today at Apple sessions, and more.

AAPL Company Stories February 22

Apple helps develop COVID-19 test kits; boosted output by 4,000%

COVID-19 test kits have been in short supply, so Apple stepped in to help develop a more efficient manufacturing process for a key supplier, boosting output by almost 4,000% since last April. It saw output rise from thousands per week to over a million. Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund provided COPAN Diagnostics with both manufacturing expertise […]

AAPL Company Stories January 27

Apple (AAPL) reports record-breaking Q1 2021 earnings with $111.4 billion in revenue

Apple (AAPL) has officially reported its earnings for Q1 2021, covering the lucrative holiday shopping season. For the first fiscal quarter of 2021, Apple has reported a record-breaking $111.44 billion in revenue and profit of $28.76 billion. As always, it’s important to note that Apple no longer reports iPhone, iPad, and Mac unit sales numbers, […]

AAPL Company Stories January 13

Apple announces major new REJI projects to tackle systemic racism

CBS teased yesterday a ‘big announcement’ from Apple, and the company has now revealed what it is: major new REJI projects to help tackle systemic racism. Apple first announced its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) back in June of last year, in response to worldwide protests at the killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, […]

AAPL Company Stories December 30, 2020

[Update: Now official] Report: Amazon in exclusive talks to acquire podcasting company Wondery

Update 12/30: Amazon has officially announced that it is acquiring the podcasting company Wondery.

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon is now in exclusive talks to acquiring the independent podcast network Wondery. This comes after a report last month suggested that Apple was among a handful of companies that had expressed interest in purchasing Wondery.

AAPL Company Stories September 4, 2012

Amazon adds ‘The Hunger Games’ and more EPIX content to Prime Instant Video in latest licensing deal

Amazon has consistently bulked its Prime Instant Video service with many Hollywood studio and cable network agreements since the Kindle Fire launched last year, and now it is announcing a new multi-year licensing deal with EPIX studio in the United States.

The agreement adds thousands of fresh and old titles, as well as original programming, from Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, Liongates, and other EPIX partners. The beefed catalog more than doubles Prime Instant Video’s previous content offering, which provides instant, unlimited streaming to paid Prime members on the Android-powered Kindle Fire or other supported devices like the iPad.

A few of today’s content additions include “The Avengers”, “Iron Man 2”, “The Hunger Games”, “Transformers Dark of the Moon”, “True Grit”, and more. It is worth noting Amazon plans to hold a product launch event on Sept. 5 in Los Angeles; the glitzy location could suggest more content deals are coming down the pipeline.

The full press release is below.

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